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National Coalition Against Censorship – December 2010 Update

Monthly Update December 2010 Action, Advocacy, Education… In support of free expression Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! As 2010 winds down, challenges to free speech are on the rise – crossing boundaries of print, visual art, television and the

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Censorship in America – Please Help

Censorship in America just started a new Facebook Page supporting our site. We are asking that you please click the “Like” button at the top of the left sidebar, or to follow this link and click the “Like” button. We are

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Canadian Artist Wants Work Pulled From U.S. Exhibit Marked By Controversy

Source: MontrealGazette.com By Peter Simpson, Postmedia News OTTAWA — The National Gallery of Canada is caught between censure and censorship, and will take no further part in a controversy around the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., says director Marc

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Discussion: Smithsonian Censorship of David Wojnarowicz’s “Fire in My Belly”

Since The National Portrait Gallery’s act of intellectual treason took place on December 2, the story has been making national and international headlines. I have read several articles, blogs, etc. about this subject. If you are unfamiliar with this story,

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Smithsonian Faces Funding Boycott in Censorship Row

Source: The Drum A host of US art foundations are threatening to withdraw support from the Smithsonian after the gallery censored the video, A Fire in My Belly, from an exhibition exploring sexuality in portraiture. In response the president of

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March on New York’s Cooper-Hewitt to Protest Smithsonian Censorship

Source: ARTINFO.COM New Yorkers who want to protest the censorship of David Wojnarowicz’s video at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. get their chance on December 19. Organizers at Art+ have called a march, gathering at the Metropolitan Museum

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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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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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The National Portrait Gallery Betrays Constitutional Principles by Censoring Controversial Viewpoints

A joint statement by the National Coalition Against Censorship, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, AICA-USA,Americans United for Separation of Church and State,Association of American Publishers, Catholics for Choice, Defending Dissent Foundation, District of Columbia Advocates for the Arts, Advocates

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