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Sherman Alexie offers humor and commentary on banned books

Acclaimed Indian novelist Sherman Alexie spoke to audiences at Fresno State last month, in a commentary infused with humor about the ineffectiveness of book-banning efforts.  37 more words


Censorship in South Korea

A cooking knife and a knife used for killing someone, is essentially one in the same. Though they are treated as different when we see someone getting stabbed with a blurred weapon. 743 more words


"Silence hides Violence"

The internationally known “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event took place in Beirut, for the first time in the Middle East this past Sunday. 62 more words

Human Rights

Hatred, intolerance, and mob mentality: the threats to freedom

On Friday I wrote about the threat to freedom of speech lingering over universities in my country at the ends of airheaded and comfort-obsessed student unions. 611 more words

"Society" And Culture

3 young women in Russia jailed for twerking near WWII monument

Cultural appropriation may go unpunished stateside – but in Russia it’s landed three young women behind bars.

A court in southern Russia has sentenced three young women to brief jail terms as punishment for making a video showing them twerking next to a World War II memorial.  154 more words


How An Anti-Piracy Law Became a Tool for Online Censorship

By Scott Shackford – Re-Blogged From http://www.Reason.com

In March, online video game critic Jim Sterling discovered that one of his YouTube videos had been yanked from the site due to claims of a copyright violation. 1,072 more words