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Can Books Be Banned from School Libraries?

Can Books Be Banned from School Libraries? | Censorship | Scoop.it
Is book censorship in school libraries legal or does it infringe upon First Amendment rights? How safe are controversial books from being censored?

Via Fabricio Cárdenas
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Banned Book Week helps fight for free speech Highlights fight against censorship


Christopher M. Finan
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There has always been censorship in the United States.

This shocks most Americans, who rightly believe that the Bill of Rights promises us free speech. But the First Amendment did not prevent the federalists from throwing newspaper editors in jail. Abolitionist speakers were attacked by pro-slavery mobs. Industrialists broke up union meetings and used injunctions to ban picketing.

Book censorship has been a threat to American culture since the 1920s, when publishers and booksellers were prosecuted for selling “Ulysses” and “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.” Although the Supreme Court finally gave adults the right to read what they want in the 1960s, the battle over books continues today. It is the reason that librarians, booksellers, publishers and authors launched Banned Books Week in 1982. A national celebration of the freedom to read, Banned Books Week, will be held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 6.


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You Can't Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom

You Can't Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom | Censorship | Scoop.it

Nick Cohen's timely polemic exposes the myth of freedom of expression in Britain with great insight and verve, writes Denis MacShane.

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Censorship and surveillance: Cameron's internet - Wired.co.uk

Censorship and surveillance: Cameron's internet - Wired.co.uk | Censorship | Scoop.it


"But it is the sheer scale of the interference with our collective rights that is quite shocking".


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