by Katherine Stapp NEW YORK, (IPS)—Anti-war messages are going up in Manhattan’s Times Square in time for the Republican Party convention in August after the company that owns the billboards, media giant Clear Channel, backed down from its refusal to carry them. In a compromise, the group sponsoring the messages, Project Billboard, agreed to replace […]
Archives for July 2004
Last year, a Texas grand jury indicted Jaqueline Mercado for the ‘lewd exhibition’ of her breast and for inducing a child to engage in ‘sexual conduct and sexual performance.
Remember Total Information Awareness? The Government Accounting Office reports that the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Department of Homeland Security may be utilizing private data bases, including credit card records and Internet logs, to gain information about ordinary citizens.
The Supreme Court upheld the injunction against the Child Online Protection Act (COPA), Congress’ latest effort to prevent children from accessing "harmful" sexual material online, reiterating that the rights of adults cannot be sacrificed even to protect children.
The FBI recently confiscated books, computers and lab equipment from the home of Steven Kurtz, an art professor at the State University of NY at Buffalo and member of the internationally recognized art collective, Critical Arts Ensemble. CAE’s work explores the politics of biotechnology, and the material found in Kurtz’s home was part of its latest project,
Free Range Grains
. Designed to test food products for possible genetic modification,
Free Range Grains
was scheduled to be shown at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art this summer. Instead, a sign describing the FBI action occupies its designated space.