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Pastor wants ‘demonic’ books removed from public library in Cleveland

“A Cleveland pastor wants what he calls “demonic” books pulled from the shelves of the public library. Pastor Phillip Missick of King of Saints Tabernacle, a Messianic church, filed a complaint with Austin Memorial Library, Cleveland’s public library, asking that many fiction books on vampires, demons and the supernatural be purged. He says he was stunned to find the young adult section full of books like “Blood Promise,” “Twilight,” and the “Vampire Knight” series. “This is dark. There’s a sexual element. You have creatures that aren’t human. I think it’s dangerous for our kids,” said Missick.” (via abc13.com)

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Hillary Clinton to propose policies to protect Internet freedoms

USA Today – “A speech about Internet freedom that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to deliver early Thursday could add fuel to the simmering controversy over Google’s threat to pull out of China.”

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Wesleyan Librarian Receives Intellectual Freedom Award

The Wesleyan Connection – “Jones’s work on behalf of the Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression has taken her to Costa Rica, Dubai and Mexico to present a series of workshops on such topics as access to HIV/AIDS information, internet access, and libraries in the fight against government corruption.”

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