Category Archives: Freedom of Speech

Dear World, We Are Sorry

Illustrator Robert Sikoryak has been trying to cope with our national tragedy by transforming Donald Trump quotes into cartoons in the style of famous comic books and graphic novels on his blog Unquotable Trump. The rest of us are just … Continue reading

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Resistance Is (not) Futile

Since November, a website has been compiling anti-Trump cartoons and comics. Now the New Yorker’s art editor Françoise Mouly and her daughter, writer Nadja Spiegelman have edited the contributions for the protest comic named Resist!, which is being printed in a run … Continue reading

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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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