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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Writing An Editorial Piece About Censorship...

…I got censored.

Next week marks the start of Banned Books Week, and my first assignment as a new member to the Rhode Island Library Association’s Communications Committee was to write an article about graphic novels, since that’s the American Library Association’s particular focus this year. 1,059 more words

Pipeline Safety Story Censored

Alabama Censorship over Local Newspaper
By Nicolas Walker

A state court judge in Alabama prevented the Montgomery Advertiser from publishing a story about Alabama Gas Corp.’s utility plan for gas line safety. 379 more words

Oil & Gas Industry

On Vulnerability and the 'Fully Lit Soul'

“One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it.”

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UPDATED: Kremlin denies mulling Russian separation from global internet in 'emergencies'

The Kremlin is not considering ways to cut the Russian internet off from the global internet, according to Dmitry Peskov, President Putin’s press secretary, as quoted by… 318 more words

May 1940 Sydney

Letterhead: Hotel Grand Central , 151 Clarence St, Sydney

Dear Mother

I haven’t written before because one of our chaps who’s in the office said that mail was being held because too much information is spreading.   953 more words

Australian Camps

[VIDEO] Ayaan Hirsi Ali Speaks at Yale

Womens-rights activist and Islamic critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali spoke at Yale University earlier this week, at the invitation of the university’s William F. Buckley Jr. Program for an event titled “ 15 more words


Librarians & Academic Freedom

The last month or so my own institution, the University of Illinois, has received a lot of publicity due to the Salaita case.  For those who are unaware of the basic facts, here is a brief summary: 756 more words

Library School