Category Archives: Freedom of Speech

Happy Xmas (War is Over)

Now free the prisoners!

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Noteworthy ?

Adolf Hitler’s autobiographical manifesto has been freely available in most countries for decades, but for the first time since World War II Mein Kampf will be legally published in Germany. The book, which will include 3,500 scholarly annotations, will be … Continue reading

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Paris : Live the Climate Experience

The international street art collective Brandalism has taken over more than 600 billboards and advertisements in Paris to mark the UN’s COP21 conference on climate change.At least 80 artists from 19 nations have replaced ads around Paris with subversive messages … Continue reading

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Thought Crimes

The excellent TED-ED lesson below was written and narrated by Noah Tavlin. It offers a clear and succinct explanation of what the term “Orwellian” actually means. A helpful reminder to be discerning in our word choice, too.

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Stand Up To Big Lego

Last year the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei created a compelling installation of portraits of 175 political dissidents at Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco. Ai used thousands of tiny Lego bricks to make each picture. The artist planned to do … Continue reading

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2001: A Blog Odyssey

While I was otherwise engaged, Travel Between The Pages somehow managed to publish 2000 posts. To be honest, I launched the blog five years ago on a whim with no long term plan, or goal for that matter. I did, … Continue reading

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Defend Your Freedom To Read

Held during the last week of September each year, Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and raises awareness about the ongoing threats of censorship in the United States. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community—readers, authors, … Continue reading

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Lifting the lid on censorship

It’s been way to long since we’ve had a look at the always clever shenanigans of my favorite street art collective Luzinterruptus. The anonymous group of Spanish guerilla environmental/political art activists recently turned their attention to the Spanish Government’s new … Continue reading

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Animal Farm is still banned in Cuba

It seems that as long as there have been books governments have been banning them. This infographic from printerinks.co.uk takes the long view on book banning throughout history. via http://www.printerinks.com

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Save a publisher and fight oppression

Since its founding in 2000 by Ihar Lohvinau, the Lohvinau Publishing House and Bookstore in Minsk, Belarus has been a beacon for freedom. The international award-winning press and bookshop has been a consistent thumb in the eye of the country’s … Continue reading

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