Category Archives: Freedom of Speech

French Kiss

Within 24 hours of the horrific terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, a group of Parisian artists came together to create a memorial mural at the Palais de Tokyo contemporary art museum in Paris. Calling themselves “French Kiss”, the collective (which … Continue reading

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The Final Test of Truth Is Ridicule

Today I wish that I could be in Paris to participate in the march commemorating the victims of this week’s terror attacks. I’m sure that many, if not most of you, feel the same way. But it’s even more important … Continue reading

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Paris, Je T’aime

 

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Yes, It’s Illegal!

Launched in Copenhagen last year, Illegal! is a controversial magazine created to be sold by addicts to earn legal income specifically to fund their drug use without resorting to crime. Vendors can earn about $3.15 per copy sold. While the … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week is coming up again next week. The American Booksellers Foundation For Free Expression is encouraging readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, teachers and publishers to get involved in local activities. The theme of this year’s BBW is censorship of … Continue reading

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Save the Internet

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The Definitive Guide to Banned Books

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When in the course of human events…

The Declaration of Independence in American H.L. Mencken 1921 WHEN THINGS get so balled up that the people of a country got to cut loose from some other country, and go it on their own hook, without asking no permission … Continue reading

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Trinkets & Trash

    During two days this month, teams of guerilla artists from the anti-corporate street art project Brandalism reclaimed  360 ads in ten British cities with hand made art work by forty international artists, such as Ludo, Ron English, Ankles, … Continue reading

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A Portrait of the City (a little delayed)

Regular visitors to TBTP know that I’m inordinately fond of  old travel guidebooks, whimsical book illustrations and tales of eastern European intrigue. Of course I couldn’t pass-up a crazy story that I ran across the other day that has all … Continue reading

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