Entries Tagged as 'free speech'

Forthright in Seattle: Bemsha Bob on the FCC

Comments   2   Date Arrow  November 27, 2023 at 9:48am   User  by Mark Willis

Free culture vs. media consolidation has been on my mind after I heard from my friend Bemsha Bob Grubbs yesterday. He sent me the text of public testimony he wrote for a hastily scheduled hearing of the Federal Communication Commission held in Seattle on Nov. 9. The testimony was delivered by a colleague with the […]

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“Listening to the crack of doom on the hydrogen jukebox”

Comments   0   Date Arrow  October 18, 2023 at 7:40am   User  by Mark Willis

Howl Against Censorship
Fifty years ago, on October 3, Judge Clayton Horn ruled that Allen Ginsberg’s Howl Against Censorship great epic Beat-era poem HOWL was not obscene but instead, a work of literary and social merit. This ruling allowed for the publication of HOWL and exonerated the poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who faced jail time and […]

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