Very few of the previous panels on Godzilla have delved this far back to his creation. Very few of the original creators are still around so it’s even more important to hear from people who have worked directly with them. Friday CBLDF: Dr. Wertham’s War on Comics (1:00pm – Room 30CDE) How did a pioneering neuroscientist become one of the 20th century’s most notorious censors? In 1954, psychiatrist Fredric Wertham published the popular book Seduction of the Innocent, which inspired such moral panic that comics were placed on trial by the U.S. Senate .
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Philippines Mired In Worst ‘Plunder’ Scandal As Aquino Battles ‘Pork Barrel’ Claims – Forbes
In this case, Aquino wanted Filipinos to distinguish between his scheme for providing quickly much needed assistance when and where needed from the corrupt practices of his predecessor, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, whose presidency was marred by charges of pervasive corruption. President Benigno S. Aquino III (Wikipedia) We are now righting the wrongs in the system, he said. I will not allow your suffering to be prolonged. Aquino not only vowed to fight the Supreme Court decision but also refused the resignation of his budget secretary, Florencio Butch Abad, who critics say has never revealed how or where the funds flowed from the central government to remote provinces. The controversy over what the Philippine media refers to as the presidents pork barrel has sparked a movement to impeach him while his popularity rating has sunk to a low of 25%. The ruckus has invited comparisons to the movement that finally toppled Marcos after the assassination of Aquinos father, Benigno Aquino II, as he returned to Manila from the U.S.
Source: Philippines Mired In Worst ‘Plunder’ Scandal As Aquino Battles ‘Pork Barrel’ Claims – Forbes