Thursday, September 28, 2006

Banned Books Week -- Day 6

FREADOM

The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression works to raise awareness of censorship beginning with Dante’s The Divine Comedy, but continuing today with book burning by high school students parents.

The sight highlights new books about free expression, including Potentially Harmful that details art censorship in US over last 30 years. They have products such as t-shirts, buttons, stickers, and bumper stickers with "FREADOM" emblazoned on the front.

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2 comments:

Snashin said...

Book burning in Minot, North Dakota - see the story here: www.GoReporter.com. But it's not what you think. Should the people who wrote these burned books receive our compassion, or do these people have a perfect right to burn these books?

Vicki said...

Are authors of banned books worthy of our compassion? The authors of my previous post (Banned Books Week -- Day 6) were persecuted for articles against torture and calling for peace. In some countries, people can be prosecuted for reading materials the government doesn’t like or for sending emails. Worthy of my compassion? You betcha!