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Vietnam blocked access to Facebook during Barack Obama's visit?

Wow: Vietnam blocked access to Facebook during Barack Obama’s visit? “That’s according to free speech advocates at Access Now, who pulled together evidence that the social network was shuttered in its entirety over the weekend. 42 more words

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Vietnam blocked access to Facebook during Obama visit

This much-talked about Instagram photo wasn’t the only product of President Obama’s recent visit to Vietnam. The Southeast Asian country also cut access to Facebook while the U.S. 343 more words


Banned "Mor Thengari" Invited To Screen at Zanzibar #ZIFF

“Mor Thengari” translation “My Bicycle”, the first feature film entirely made in Chakma language has been invited to participate in this year’s Zanzibar International Film Festival… 52 more words


Read before banning

Along with the most frequently cited reasons for challenging and banning books—sex, language, violence, “unsuited to age group”—the phrase I most often see in news articles when a book is removed from a library is that the challengers have “not read the book.” In a recent book banning, at Pasco Middle School in Florida, it appears that  502 more words


Plastic Processed White Bread Text List

Why do we teach texts? Stories? Narratives? Because they are powerful, important snapshots of life. Each story reminds us of something in our own experience that we can affirm or counter, extend or reflect upon. 170 more words



Today, dark erotica author Nikki Sloane has released a statement regarding her new release, Sordid. Followers of this blog will know that I gave  857 more words

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ACLU moves to join Microsoft lawsuit against Justice Department

The American Civil Liberties Union wants to help Microsoft challenge government gag orders that prevent it from telling its customers when it receives warrants for their information. 342 more words