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MUSIC CENSORSHIP
DATE
HEADLINE
DESCRIPTION
4/22/99
MARILYN MANSON SHOW CANCELLED IN DENVER
Scapegoating runs amok after Littleton tragedy.
2/15/99
CHARLOTTE COLISEUM AUTHORITY WISHES TO CANCEL MARILYN MANSON SHOW
Yet another attack on shock-rocker Marilyn Manson.
1/13/99
DELANO GILKEY REPLIES TO ROC AND ROC FIRES BACK
ROC's confrontation with the author of the material calling for hospitalizaiton of Marilyn Manson fans. Some mighty good reading here, we urge everyone to check this one out.
12/21/98
"CRIME PREVENTION" GROUP CALLS FOR HOSPITALIZATION OF FANS OF MARILYN MANSON, GOTHIC MUSIC, AND DEATH METAL MUSIC
Unconstitutional locker searches, hospitalization, and more in store for young music fans if this Nazi-like group has its way. Bring back the Witch Trials!!!
5/19/98
LEWD AND CRUDE: BUSTED IN KENTUCKY FOR WEARING A T-SHIRT
Chalk one up for the Puritans, free speech dies in Marshall County, Kentucky.
5/14/98
CHINA CONDEMNS ANY PERFORMER WHO SUPPORTS TIBET
Tibetan Freedom Concert performers draw disturbing official comments from the Chinese government--Way to go Milarepa! Let freedom ring!
4/23/98
SLOVENIA: A PEEK INTO AMERICA'S FUTURE?
Is this the sort of thing Religious groups have in mind for those that dare to offend them in the future?
3/29/98
CARLOS SANTANA: TOO NOISY IN BOISE
In Boise, Idaho city leaders say "Sports noise good, music noise bad" and ticket promoters of the Carlos Santana show.
3/19/98
PAROLE BOARD BECOMES CENSOR BOARD
Rapper on parole faces a return to prison because of his lyrics.
3/19/98
NO YMCA - JAMAICAN CHURCH GROUP OPPOSES THE VILLAGE PEOPLE!
Jamaican show cancelled to prevent homosexual behavior.
3/27/98
FOLLOW UP: ACLU TO FILE AGAINST TEXAS TOWN IN MARILYN MANSON T-SHIRT CASE
Let freedom ring! A victory here would be nice to get over-zealous community leaders to think twice before violating our rights.
2/17/98
CENSORSHIP REARS IT'S HEAD IN GERMANY
German Police Seize Moonspell Album, Irreligious, in Backlash of "Opium" Ban from MTV.
1/27/98
TEXAS TEEN ARRESTED FOR WEARING A MARILYN MANSON SHIRT
18 year old arrested in a grocery store for the "crime" of offending people by wearing a Marilyn Manson shirt.
1/15/98
BIG VICTORY FOR ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES RECORDS
Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by Philly cops.
12/5/97
BRAZILIAN ROCK BAND INCARCERATED FOR IMPROPER LYRICS
Fascism hits hard for pro-marijuana band. Find out how you can help.
6/15/97
PHILADELPHIA POLICE GET $2.2 MILLION JUDGEMENT AGAINST ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES RECORDS
Cops in the "City of Brotherly Love" sue punk band The Crucifucks and their label over photo depicting a dead police officer. Judge awards default judgement for $2.2 million.
6/15/97
MARILYN MANSON CONCERT PROTESTS AND CANCELLATIONS - A CHRONOLOGY
This year's tour by Marilyn Manson has sparked an outbreak of feverish pro-censorship activity by both the religious right and ambitious politicans. Here's a breakdown of it all.
3/20/97
2 LIVE CREW STILL TOO "NASTY" FOR MISSISSIPPI JUDGE
Three club owners in Oxford, Misissippi are sent to jail for booking a performance by the 2 Live Crew.


SCHOOL CENSORSHIP
DATE
HEADLINE
DESCRIPTION
8/22/99
STUDENT SUSPENDED FROM VIRGINIA SCHOOL FOR HAVING BLUE HAIR
This one has a happy ending though as the ACLU emerged victorious in a court challenge.
7/26/99
RUTGERS RESTRICTS ADVERTISEMENT BY ALUMNI GROUP
At this institute of higher learning, we are taught that the way to stop your opposition is by silencing them.
4/22/99
VICTORY IN MICHIGAN FOR WICCAN STUDENT
Lincoln Park High School backs down from restrictory policy after ACLU challenge.
1/12/99
SUPERINTENDENT PROHIBITS HIGH SCHOOL BAND FROM PERFORMING "WHITE RABBIT"
One pill got them censored--Feed Your Head.
1/12/99
U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS CALLS FOR MANDATORY SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY
The iron grip systematically squashing individuality and expression tightens ever further.
12/21/98
STUDENT SUSPENDED IN RHODE ISLAND FOR A WHITE ZOMBIE T-SHIRT
More T-shirt Censorship Follies.
9/30/98
TEXAS SCHOOL LIBRARIES PULL 55 BOOKS IN 1997-98 SCHOOL YEAR
Censorship is alive and well in the Lone Star State.
5/18/98
HOMOPHOBIC HIGH SCHOOLS BAN INDIGO GIRLS
Shows at high schools in Tennessee and South Carolina stopped.
5/1/98
GLENWOOD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: TAKING THE PAL OUT OF PRINCIPAL
Teacher snoops in a student's yearbook without permission, finds something offensive, now school is issuing punishment on the student for defacing property. Must be read to be believed.
3/29/98
STUDENT SUSPENDED FOR WEARING A PEPSI T-SHIRT!
One of the most blatant examples of our government kissing corporate ass we've seen yet. Any doubts that we have been completely sold out to corporate interests should be erased by this incident.
3/27/98
BLACK CLOTHES AND FREEDOM OF RELIGION, NOT IN GRAND BLANC
Now we have school administrators seeking to punish students that choose to wear black. All Manson fans are just soooooo scary--ooooh...
3/25/98
THE "SO-CALLED" ENLIGHTENED FRANCISCAN TRADITION OF SIENA COLLEGE
Siena college radio bans heavy metal and "gang shoutouts".
3/19/98
STUDENT SUSPENDED FROM HIGH SCHOOL FOR WEARING KORN T-SHIRT - KORN THREATENS LEGAL ACTION
High school administrator decides the simple word "Korn" implies obscenity. Evidently no words on T-shirts are safe from the iron-fisted rule of discipline on this campus.
2/17/98
NO HUGGING IN OUR SCHOOLS
School Kids Forbidden to Hug in Fullerton, CA. If this is not a sure sign that our leadership is going completely insane, we don't know what is.
6/15/97
T-SHIRTS BANNED IN OHIO SCHOOL
Freedom of expression does not apply where controversial T-shirts in school are concerned.


ARTS CENSORSHIP
DATE
HEADLINE
DESCRIPTION
9/29/99
ROC CONDEMNS NYC MAYOR RUDY GIULIANI'S CENSORSHIP OF BROOKLYN ART EXHIBIT
"Giuliani Time" includes no respect for free speech.
12/21/98
ACADEMY AWARD WINNING FILM "TIN DRUM" UNDER ATTACK AGAIN
Two cases still pending in the attack on this film.
7/14/97
"TIN DRUM" CEASES TO BEAT
Oklahoma judge rules that 1979 Academy Award winning film is obscene and subject to restriction.


MISCELLANEOUS CENSORSHIP
DATE
HEADLINE
DESCRIPTION
8/7/99
NEW JERSEY WOMAN MADE TO ANSWER FOR REMARK AGAINST THE SYSTEM
Express your contempt with the system and risk being held in contempt of court.
6/23/99
CHIEF WAHOO UNDER ATTACK IN CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
An example of what can happen when Political Correctness goes too far.
1/18/99
SOCIAL WORKER WAS FIRED UNJUSTLY FOR TELLING RACIST JOKE SAYS COURT IN MASSACHUSETTS
Better watch what you say on and off the clock because PC Big Brother is listening.
12/21/98
VERO BEACH MAN PROHIBITED FROM PICKETING OUTSIDE LAWYER'S OFFICE
ACLU assisting in case of a Vero Beach ruling prohibiting a man from picketing outside his lawyer's office.
12/21/98
ASSEMBLE IN DENVER ONLY UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS
City of Denver tries to impose costly terms and conditions on citizen's freedom of assembly.
5/22/98
MICRO RADIO MADNESS: BROKEN BY THE MAN - 87X CASE SETTLED
"Pirate station" busted by the FCC.
3/27/98
OPRAH TAKES NO BULL!
Talk show host victorious in Texas beef industry lawsuit.
8/7/97
NBC JUST SAYS NO TO EXPANDED TV RATINGS SYSTEM
Finally we find a mega-corporation willing to display some semblance of a spine against government coerced ratings systems designed to usher in censorship. Now if only we could get the music industry to do the same.
7/14/97
AFA PRESSURES TEXAS TO DUMP DISNEY STOCK
The American Family Association (AFA) is pressuring Texas officials to dump $27 million in Disney/Hollywood Records.
6/15/97
ARREST OF ILLINOIS BROADCASTERS SPARKS OUTRAGE
Illinois officials trump up charges in order to get Black Liberation Radio off the air.




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