Monthly Archives: September 2011

Banned Books Week – September 24 – 30

Ever since the invention of the printing press in 1456, books have been banned, restricted, removed, censored or challenged for various reasons. Dante’s The Divine Comedy was burned in 1497 on religious grounds. Martin Luther’s translation of the Bible was…

Southwestern College Finally Meets Free Expression Threshold

SAN DIEGO – Southwestern College administrators approved free speech procedures that generally align with state and federal law, after a years-long campaign by First Amendment advocates including the San Diego ACLU and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Adopted…

New Poll Shows Californians Prefer Life without Parole over the Death Penalty

Sacramento – A new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) shows 54% of Californians prefer life imprisonment with no possibility of parole, with only 39% preferring the death penalty. The PPIC report shows a clear preference for…

We Object!

Last night, Georgia strapped down a man who was likely innocent of the crime he’d been charged with, and forced lethal poison into his veins until he died. This case had most of the worst of what we have come…

Criticize Escondido’s Council? Lose Your Contract

SAN DIEGO – The City of Escondido cut off funding for a fair housing organization, because the organization published remarks critical of the city’s anti-immigrant policies in its newsletter, according to the San Diego ACLU which represented the organization, the…