0

Certainly Sounds Lovely

Posted by Michael Dolan on January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized |

It’s too easy to criticize a totalitarian regime for suppressing a free press.  But it’s informative to hear officials rationalize their actions. “We manage the media according to the law.  The important thing is that the media, whether it’s foreign or Chinese, they have to fall in the law of China and they have to […]

Tags: , ,

0

Stop Thinking That

Posted by Michael Dolan on December 28, 2013 in Uncategorized |

They are not the usual suspects; Toni Morrison (The Bluest Eye), Alice Walker’s (The Color Purple), and Sherman Alexie (The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian).  But these authors were banned somewhere in the US this year. Forty-nine books in 29 states were banned this year, according to The Kids’ Right to Read Project.  (Read […]

Tags: ,

0

Freedom Watch (cont.)

Posted by Michael Dolan on November 19, 2012 in Uncategorized |

A local tussle set against an international backdrop once again confronts us with hate speech vs. free speech. The bus company in Portland, OR, a government agency, has to decide about one group of advertisers who want to promote Israel and an equally adamant set who want to advocate for Palestinians.  The partisan messages they […]

Tags: ,

0

It’s Banned Books Week. Let’s Party!!!

Posted by Michael Dolan on October 2, 2012 in Uncategorized |

Celebrate Sept. 30 – Oct. 6.  This year’s “10 most challenged titles”: ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle Reasons: offensive language; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group The Color of Earth (series), by Kim Dong HwaReasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne CollinsReasons: […]

Tags: , ,

Copyright © 1970-2017 FRESH: The Blog of Power and Language All rights reserved.
This site is using the Desk Mess Mirrored theme, v2.2.4.1, from BuyNowShop.com.