The Seashell and the Clergyman (1928)

“The film is so cryptic as to be almost meaningless. If there is a meaning, it is doubtless objectionable.”

British Board of Film Censors

Book Burning (May 10, 1933)   …   Works by H.G. Wells, Einstein, Freud, Bertolt Brecht, Lion Feuchtwanger, and Alfred Kerr – among others – were thrown into fires in 34 University towns across Germany.







Book Burning in the Name of Democracy   …   The entire print run of a highly critical account of Britain’s role in Afghanistan has been bought by the British Ministry of Defence and pulped. Dead Men Risen: The Welsh Guards and the Real Story of Britain’s War in Afghanistan, by Toby Harnden has sold out to a single buyer bankrolled by the British taxpayer and committed to libricide.

Sense of Humour Failure:  Censorship in Pakistan

Seduction of the Innocents and the Attack on Comic Books

Book on Gandhi Stirs Passion in India

Banned Books Hot Property in Vietnam

The Censorship of William Shakespeare

Nobel Laureates in Literature:  Banned, Censored, or Exiled

Index Librorum Prohibitorum, 1577- 1966

Censorship in Canada

The Evolution of Pornography Law in Canada

The Little Sisters Case

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms


National Archives sorry for blurring anti-Trump signs in Women’s March photo

The Mario Tama photo of the Women’s March in January 2017. The Archives’ version featured a minimum of four anti-Trump signs that had been digitally altered placards. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Trump officials deleting mentions of ‘climate change’ from U.S. Geological Survey press releases …   “We show that for California, USA, the world’s fifth largest economy, over $150 billion of property equating to more than 6% of the state’s GDP and 600,000 people could be impacted by dynamic flooding by 2100,” the researchers wrote in the study.