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Penguin India 'to recall' Hindu book

Penguin India 'to recall' Hindu book | Banned Books | Scoop.it
Penguin India agrees to recall and destroy all remaining copies of Wendy Doniger's book The Hindus after claims it was offensive, reports say.
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Guns are legal but Little Red Riding Hood is not: The provocative new PSAs of children holding banned items side-by-side with assault weapons

Guns are legal but Little Red Riding Hood is not: The provocative new PSAs of children holding banned items side-by-side with assault weapons | Banned Books | Scoop.it
A series of PSAs from nonprofit group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, feature two children - one holding a banned item, and the other, an assault weapon.
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Oh that's what this ad is all about. I couldn't figure this one out.
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Burn Them! The 15 Greatest Movies Based On Banned Books.

Burn Them! The 15 Greatest Movies Based On Banned Books. | Banned Books | Scoop.it
Burn Them! The 15 Greatest Movies Based On Banned Books.
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River crab (Mandarin internet slang about censorship) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

River crab (Mandarin internet slang about censorship) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Banned Books | Scoop.it
They banned the word "censorship". So people used "harmonization". They banned "harmonization".
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The ALA and CISPA | Information in Social and Cultural Context

The ALA saw itself as a “strong institution” standing “between the government and citizens” and thus released resolutions calling for preservation of intellectual freedom and civil liberty and condemning the parts of the USA ...
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Banned,Challenged,Censored & Censured

Banned,Challenged,Censored & Censured | Banned Books | Scoop.it
Read Banned Books (Read Banned Books http://t.co/PTzlUMoG...)...
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Student petitions film group over restrictive "Bully" rating - Reuters

Student petitions film group over restrictive "Bully" rating - Reuters | Banned Books | Scoop.it
Globe and MailStudent petitions film group over restrictive "Bully" ratingReutersLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A teenager once victimized by schoolmates petitioned a Hollywood studio group on Wednesday seeking a rating change for a new documentary film ...
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The Books Banned By Paypal

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Smashwords is one of the biggest indie publishers in electronic literature, with over 100,000 books in its catalogue.
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World day against cyber-censorship - 12 March 2012

World day against cyber-censorship - 12 March 2012 | Banned Books | Scoop.it
World day against cyber-censorship (RT @jilliancyork: A reminder that Monday, March 12 is the World Day Against Cyber-Censorship http://t.co/JsTQzPqS...)...
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Intellectual Freedom Blog » Blog Archive » Save the dates in 2012 ...

Intellectual Freedom Blog » Blog Archive » Save the dates in 2012 ... | Banned Books | Scoop.it
We are pleased to announce the dates of two major Office for Intellectual Freedom initiatives for 2012: The third Choose Privacy Week will be May 1-7, 2012. Choose Privacy Week posters, bookmarks, buttons, and other ...
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Mapping Censorship | Banned Books Week

Mapping Censorship | Banned Books Week | Banned Books | Scoop.it

Censorship does not happen only in the South.

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Banned Books B.S.

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National Review Online published this article about Banned Books Week.  Notice the author's research techniques: he relied on a Google Search and hasn't cited many facts.

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Religious Censorship

When Redmond Burke was a student at the University of Illinois, he had some spiritual troubles over his required reading. As a Roman Catholic, he knew that he was forbidden, under pain of sin, to read...
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Banned Books List Revealed

Banned Books List Revealed | Banned Books | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- Here's a list "Fifty Shades of Grey" was destined to make: The books most likely to be removed from school and library shelves. On Monday, E L James' multimillion selling erotic trilogy placed No.
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College Censorship Via Dumpster: a Look at Who Is Throwing Away ...

College Censorship Via Dumpster: a Look at Who Is Throwing Away ... | Banned Books | Scoop.it
Some folks just don't want to wait for print to die off.
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Banned Books Week: What You Need to Know - Patch.com

Banned Books Week: What You Need to Know - Patch.com | Banned Books | Scoop.it
Asbury Park PressBanned Books Week: What You Need to KnowPatch.comThe importance of the First Amendment and the concept of "intellectual freedom" might not always be readily apparent to most kids, but Banned Books Week is a great opportunity to...
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'The Hunger Games' ignites the ALA's list of most challenged books - CNN.com

'The Hunger Games' ignites the ALA's list of most challenged books - CNN.com | Banned Books | Scoop.it
"The Hunger Games" movie may not have had trouble earning a PG-13 rating, but many parents and educators are wondering whether the best-selling book trilogy belongs on library shelves.
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Sharif I 's comment, October 28, 2012 6:43 PM
When books are challenged, it's usually for a very specific reason. An example would be finding a book in a school's library and seeing that it had a word used in a bad way or just a simple swear word. With the hunger Games, this book became huge with kids all around america and Europe because of its mix of action, drama, and love. Recently it has been challenged by some parents and educators if it belongs in the hands of kids. The most common problem found with it is that it is a dystopia where kids are chosen to be in a battle every year where there is only one victor. Its gruesome, but it is still a good story. The movie did a good job of reflecting the authors intentions on how the scenes were produced and therefore, the movie made millions of dollars and was a huge public sensation. Like most public sensations, there are some pessimistic people that must find faults or problems with them. In this case, the movie made the Hunger Games book even more popular than it was before, and it sparked some questions. Most of the questions were from overprotective parents that were trying to do a good deed for their children. Most of them probably didnt even read the book and they are only repeating what others have said. I always find it really interesting when parents are more protective of their kids reading a violent book than letting their kids play actual video games where they can kill people.... just sayin
Scott Crabb's comment, October 30, 2012 12:06 PM
I agree with what you said. In this age kids can get access to much worse things than a simple fiction story. Ex. video games, internet articles, pictures
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Schofield teacher on leave after parent complains of 'pornographic' sci-fi book - Aiken Standard

Schofield teacher on leave after parent complains of 'pornographic' sci-fi book - Aiken Standard | Banned Books | Scoop.it
Schofield teacher on leave after parent complains of 'pornographic' sci-fi bookAiken StandardSources said the teacher read from three books, among them"Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card, as part of the district's literacy initiative program.
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CENSORED NEWS: Tucson Festival of Books features Native American and banned authors

CENSORED NEWS: Tucson Festival of Books features Native American and banned authors | Banned Books | Scoop.it
CENSORED NEWS: Tucson Festival of Books features Native American and banned authors http://t.co/IyNDXWN5...
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Wet Books: Smuggling Banned Literature Back Into Arizona

Become a Librotraficante & Support the Campaign. Visit www.librotraficante.com, for more info. And for stories on this Movement check us out on Facebook and ...
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Tucson Grapples With Ethnic Studies Ban | District Administration Magazine

Tucson Grapples With Ethnic Studies Ban | District Administration Magazine | Banned Books | Scoop.it
News, Articles and Community for district-level decision makers in K-12 education. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.
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Anti-Censorship and Privacy Rights Organizations Sign Letter for Smashwords - Publishers Weekly

Anti-Censorship and Privacy Rights Organizations Sign Letter for Smashwords - Publishers Weekly | Banned Books | Scoop.it
KMVTAnti-Censorship and Privacy Rights Organizations Sign Letter for SmashwordsPublishers WeeklyA number of anti-censorship and independent privacy rights organizations have signed a letter supporting Smashwords as they continue their talks with...
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Oppose Internet Censorship: Help Defeat PIPA And SOPA | Demand Progress

Oppose Internet Censorship: Help Defeat PIPA And SOPA | Demand Progress | Banned Books | Scoop.it
Nobody thought it could be done, but it looks like we've turned the tide against the Internet Blacklist Bill. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi just spoke out against it, and Republican Darrell Issa says it now stands "no chance of passage!
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Southern Poverty Law Center warns Hoover High to stop censorship

Southern Poverty Law Center warns Hoover High to stop censorship | Banned Books | Scoop.it
SPLC lawyers say students shouldn't be prevented from expressing acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people.
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YA author Cheryl Rainfield on Banned Books

YA author Cheryl Rainfield talks about banned books--why we should read them, banned books she loves, and about her own book SCARS which was challenged."

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