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A teacher in Florida wanted to inspire Black children with pictures of Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, Colin Powell and George Washington Carver.
He has resigned because, he alleges, a district employee removed the pictures as "age inappropriate."
This is the best summary of the alarming obscenity case to be heard Aug 30 in VA. Succinct, informative, historical. This is a "salvo" to test First Amendment defenses as @dankois notes persuasively. Read the whole thing. From @Slate: https://slate.com/culture/2022/08/book-banning-republicans-gender-queer-obscenity-supreme-court.html
Thousands of at-risk Colombian journalists, rights activists, and labor & indigenous leaders have had their privacy and security further violated by GPS trackers covertly installed on the armored vehicles the government provided for their protection: https://apnews.com/article/technology-colombia-journalism-government-and-politics-052267bdc0d65942344fa1cb8fa424f6 (1/2)