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Gay Censorship, Political Pressure Sparks Controversy at Smithsonian

Source: LGBT Weekly Recent pressure to remove a controversial art work from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery exhibition “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” has sparked a debate concerning the over-arching issues of free expression and artistic censorship in

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Posted in Human Rights

Censorship at Many Levels

Source: The Huffington Post – By Robert Glenn Ketchum     As a Los Angeles resident-artist of 63 years, I was glad to see articles in the LA Times about the controversy at the Smithsonian over the censorship-removal of David

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

Recent Censorship Rewrites History, Music & Modern Art

Source: Pipe Dream – By Kathleen Rubino Censorship plays a crucial role in society; however, recently, censorship may seem to be going a bit too far. Classic novels are reworked to be more politically correct — songs by popular rock

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

7 Things We Learned From G. Wayne Clough’s Post-Censorship PR Offensive

Source: Artinfo Yesterday, Smithsonian Institution secretary G. Wayne Clough finally broke the media silence that has followed the outcry over his decision to censor a work by David Wojnarowicz at the National Portrait Gallery, talking to reporters at the New

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

National Coalition Against Censorship: Monthly Update – January 2011

  Monthly Update January 2011 Action, Advocacy, Education… In support of free expression.     Dawn Of A New Decade January, 2011, finds the National Coalition Against Censorship in new offices. We’ve relocated to 19 Fulton Street, Suite 407, NY,

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

Smithsonian: Just Put the Art Back

Source: The Huffington Post By Michael B. Keegan, President, People For the American Way The Smithsonian has made a mistake. The institution responsible for preserving and celebrating American history has chosen to selectively edit that history to appease the wishes

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Banned in D.C., Welcome in Houston: CAMH Tackles Censorship Through Christ

By Steven Thomson Ants crawling on a crucifix isn’t necessarily the most offensive image to come out of the realm of contemporary art, but its appearance in the video work “Fire in My Belly” by David Wojnarowicz at a current

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Posted in Human Rights

Internal Tensions Over Smithsonian Censorship, Letter Reveals

A leaked Smithsonian letter written by National Portrait Gallery director Martin Sullivan suggests that the Washington, D.C., institution is riven by dissent over the recent decision to remove David Wojnarowicz‘s video “A Fire in My Belly” from the Gallery’s “Hide/Seek:

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