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Chinese Freedom in new journal: Continental Thought and Theory

The energetic people at Canterbury University in New Zealand/Aotearoa, Cindy Zeiher and Mike Grimshaw, have launched a new journal call ‘Continental Thought and Theory… 23 more words


The Climate Inquisition: Attorneys General Go Rogue

No matter what voters say in the upcoming US election, a coalition of Attorneys General intends to push for ‘even more aggressive’ climate action.

the March 29th press conference… 776 more words

Ethical & Philosophical

Reader's Advisory: use more than one source

If you’ve looked for appropriate books, movies or other media for kiddos, you might have come across or used Common Sense Media (CSM). This is a website that proposes to “rate, educate, and advocate for kids, families, and schools”, according to their website. 440 more words


Intellectual Freedom Assignment Retrospective

Preparing for this debate was a bit more fun than I anticipated, and using an e-book version of How it Went Down was instrumental in helping to find “objectionable” material statistics quickly. 165 more words

Materials For Young Adults

Getting mindful with Rob Nairn

“Thoughts appear, there’s a tendency to engage.. bring your focus back to the sound,” repeats Rob Nairn calmly. The electronic fans are buzzing frantically and voices from outside drift past and disappear. 1,069 more words

Censorship and Intellectual Freedom

Today’s class offered us a chance to play the role of a ‘book challenger’ and ‘book defender’. In other words, some of us attempted to be concerned parents/adults arguing why a book should be taken off the shelf based on it’s content (violence, drugs, gangs, sex, racism) being inappropriate for teens.   368 more words


Intellectually Our Duty For the Freedom To Read

Professor of Media Law at the University of Florida, Clay Calvert, was a former professor of mine at Penn State University.  I had the privilege to be a part of his Media Law class during my time in Happy Valley (a pseudo-name for the campus).   312 more words

Pushing It Forward