On Sunday, December 19, 2010, hundreds of people gathered in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to protest the Smithsonian Institution’s decision to remove David Wojnarowicz’s video The Fire in My Belly from the Hide/Seek Exhibit. The protesters marched from the Metropolitan to the Cooper Hewitt Museum, a branch of the Smithsonian. The march […]
Archives for December 2010
The National Coalition Against Censorship signed onto a letter circulated among U.S. government officials urging restraint in the aftermath of WikiLeaks. The letter was signed by 30 organizations, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, American Library Association, New America Foundation, among others.
NCAC joined more than 30 other free speech and open government groups in applauding the decision by the National Archives and Records Administration to re-open an investigation into the CIA’s destruction of videotapes recording torture session at “black sites” around the world.
The familiar “he said/ she said” binary so beloved of the media has shaped the controversy over LA MOCA’s whitewashing of a political mural as an opposition between those who define it as censorship and those who define it as sensitivity. Here is the LA Times: “Censorship,” some cry, referring to Deitch’s removal of Blu’s […]