Category Archives: Freedom of Speech

So we don’t die of truth

“We have our arts so we don’t die of truth” Ray Bradbury        

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America’s Libraries

The American Library Association has released its annual Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books, which is included in the ALA’s yearly State of America’s Libraries Report. You can read the report in its entirety here. The Top Ten Most … Continue reading

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It’s Fair Use Week

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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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