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Dramatists Guild to Washington DC’s Embattled Theater J: “Stand Strong”

By |2019-03-15T16:26:25-04:00January 27th, 2014|Blog|

NCAC participating organizations the Dramatists Guild and the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund have sent a letter (PDF embed below) to Theater J in Washington DC in support of the venue's staging of Motti Lerner's The Admission. A group called Citizens Opposed to Propaganda Masquerading as Art has waged a smear campaign to vilify the play as anti-Israel. The reason we dramatists feel so strongly about this [...]

Brooklyn College Supports Free Debate and Academic Freedom in Midst of Criticism

By |2019-03-07T12:36:15-04:00November 14th, 2013|Blog|

Author and activist Ben White will speak at Brooklyn College today at an event entitled “Israel: Aparteid not Democracy,” organized by Students for Justice in Palestine. Nearly two dozen other campus and other groups are supporting the lecture, including — notably — the English, Political Science … Continue reading

CUNY Likely to Reverse On Kushner, But The Pattern Stands

By |2019-03-15T15:27:42-04:00May 9th, 2011|Blog|

A Seattle billboard removed by Clear Channel Outdoor It is appalling that the trustees of CUNY voted not to bestow an honorary degree on Tony Kushner, the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, because a trustee disagreed with his views on Israel. Denying him this honor solely because of his political views violates core First Amendment principles and is [...]

Who’s censoring Facebook: The powers that be or the forces of the mob?

By |2019-03-12T18:25:12-04:00January 6th, 2009|Blog|

Recently, there have been reports that content involving the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict is mysteriously disappearing from Facebook. The Jewish Internet Defense Force (JIDF) has complained that “many threads in various pro-Israel and pro-JIDF groups have mysteriously disappeared,” while others have complained that anti-Zionist content has disappeared, and one girl alleged that Facebook has prevented her from using hashtags such as [...]

“My Name is Rachel Corrie”: New York Theater Workshop’s Self-Censorship

By |2019-03-15T18:14:57-04:00March 3rd, 2006|Updates|

New York Theater Workshop's suppression of a production about Rachel Corrie is the essence of self- censorship. It is also a betrayal of the theater's mission to "explore perspectives on our collective history and responses to the events and institutions that shape our lives."