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This week is about reaffirming the right to intellectual freedom and reflecting on the very real moments in Canadian and world history where authors, artists, scientists, and others were silenced. Even some of our own titles and allies in publishing have had their brush with government censorship. Check out our must-read titles for this year's Freedom to Read Week!

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Black Looks
by bell hooks

Taking on patriarchal popular culture, bell hooks' seminal work on race and mass media was the target of Canadian government censorship in 1993 when a shipment of Black Looks was seized at the US border and investigated as "hate literature."

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Bold Scientists
by Michael Riordon

Riordon chronicles the stories of scientists around the world who dare to share their data and reminds readers of the severity of capitalism's war on science.


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Languages of the Unheard
by Stephen D'Arcy

D'Arcy defends the unlawful practices of protest and resistance movements from Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park and condemns the completely legal suppression of civil rights. If they could ban his book they would.

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Nothing to Lose but Our Fear
by Fiona Jeffries

In her collection of interviews with intellectuals from Silvia Federici to David Harvey, Fiona Jeffries gets at the heart of capitalist state surveillance, paranoia, and pervasive public fear.

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Portraits of Violence
by Brad Evans, et al.

Covering Fanon to Foucault this graphic-novel style collection covers the complex ideas of 10 intellectual titans of history, many of whom were censored in their day. Check out the free sample chapter on Hannah Arendt here and see for yourself how brilliantly written and illustrated this collection truly is.

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Queer Progress
by Tim McCaskell

From the bathhouse raids of the 70s to the protests against police presence at pride marches, Queer Progress tries to make sense of queer history's transformation from its Keynsian welfare state roots to the neoliberal present by narrating the complexities and contradictions of forty years of queer politics in Canada’s largest city.

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