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#OccupyWallStreet: US Activists Protest in Washington, One Arrested

Occupy Wall Street / Occupy DC Washington’s National Air and Space Museum was closed late Saturday after a large group of demonstrators tried to push past security guards and enter the building. Smithsonian Institution officials say at least one demonstrator

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

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

Seeking Contributors

Censorship in America is seeking contributors to help grow our article base, and increase awareness of censorship and First Amendment issues – many of which do not make the news because they are specific to a certain location. If you

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

Museum Of Censored Art – Smithsonian Protesters Return with Permits

Source: The End of Being Last month, Michael Blasenstein and Michael Iacovone were detained and banned for life from any Smithsonian Institution facility, including the National Portrait Gallery, for showing David Wojnarowicz’s banned video “A Fire in my Belly” on

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

MOCA’s Censorship of Anti-War Mural Protested

The latest act in the kabuki drama over Jeffrey Deitch‘s whitewashing of Blu‘s anti-war MOCA mural occurred Monday night, when about 20 veterans and self-described “art activists” showed up outside the Los Angeles museum to stage a laser graffiti event

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Flaunting Censorship With a Screening of Fire in My Belly ARTS / Gallery 101 to Show Controversial Video

Source: Xtra By Noreen Fagan / Ottawa The banning of David Wojnarowicz’s short film A Fire in My Belly by the Simthsonian Institute set off a censorship boycott around the globe. Gallery 101 on Bank Street and The Village have

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

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