by Donna Demac In the United States, freedom of speech has meant something like this: the government is forbidden under the First Amendment from censoring or punishing speakers, including the press, for what they say. A balance must be sought between uninhibited public debate about public issues and the state’s interests in national security. Historically, […]
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The scientific data on which Americans rely is being manipulated by the Bush Administration, according to a new report, Politics and Science, prepared for Representative Henry Waxman of California by minority staff of the House Committee on Government Reform.
In July of this year, a measure in the House to defund five studies on sexual behavior introduced by Rep. Patrick Toomey (R-PA) came within three votes of passing. More recently, a list of 157 researchers using grant money to study sexuality and HIV/AIDS has been circulated by the Traditional Values Coalition, which termed them […]
Contact the people listed below and let them know how you feel about the recent censorship controversy involving the English Language Arts Regents Examinations in New York. Suggestions include: • Telling them that you are concerned with the practice • Demanding assurances that this will not happen again • Telling the legislators that you […]
Prepared for Joint Hearings New York State Assembly and Senate Education Committees Albany, New York, October 22, 2003 My name is Joan Bertin. I am the Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Censorship ("NCAC"). NCAC is an alliance of 50 national non-profit organizations, including religious, educational, professional, labor and civil rights groups, united […]