Coalitions Against Censorship

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“Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.” — Article 4, Library Bill of Rights

“He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.” — Dissertations on First Principles of Government, Thomas Paine

“If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.”— Noam Chomsky

"Intellectual Freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. It provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or movement may be explored. Intellectual freedom encompasses the freedom to hold, receive and disseminate ideas." — Intellectual Freedom and Censorship Q & A
"Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us." — Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas," The One Un-American Act."  Nieman Reports, vol. 7, no. 1 (Jan. 1953): p. 20.

The Bill of Rights Defense Committee

Citizens Internet Empowerment Coalition

Families Against Internet Censorship

Feminists Against Censorship

Feminists for Free Expression


Mainstream Loudoun

Mainstream Montgomery 

Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition

Media Coalition

National Coalition Against Censorship

Some Suggestions about Things You Can Do to Counter Censorship in Your Community

Organizing A Local Coalition Against Censorship

Rock Out Censorship

Washington Coalition Against Censorship

Wichita Falls Coalition Against Censorship

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