From: saul ostrow (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Dec 04 2006 - 11:02:00 PST
as always one reduces issues of politics to the personal
whatever happened to the idea of political vision and savvy among
intellectuals - I guess it went away with identity politics and the
slogan the personal is the political
On Dec 4, 2006, at 12:21 PM, Freya wrote:
> I know it's really far from the thread we were
> originally on, but I'm interested in this idea of
> boycotting artists.
> The question I have to ask is, would anybody notice?
> Someone told me a story of how some artist friends of
> theirs went on a strike for a whole year! Suffice to
> say the government didn't collapse! ;)
> Heres another question, if there was a total boycott
> or ban on Experimental film, would anybody really
> Apart from my lovely friends on this list of course!
> --- saul ostrow <email suppressed> wrote:
>> I wish that someone would call a boycott against
>> artists from the
>> States -- it would show our gov't and our audiences
>> that business
>> (culture) can not go on as usual when as policy our
>> continues to openly engage in, support and is
>> complicit in crimes
>> against humanity. Yes a boycott against US artist
>> (in the broadest
>> sense) is a good idea
>> On Dec 4, 2006, at 8:41 AM, Yoel Meranda wrote:
>>> A "cultural boycott" sounds ridiculous to me.
>>> Who are you trying to punish? Israeli artists?
>>> How would the Americans feel if the world
>> boycotted all their art
>>> because of their country's policies. So ban all
>> American art, with no
>>> discrimination, whether it is universal, whether
>> it preaches humanism,
>>> respect towards the other, or criticizes its
>>> How is this going to help your cause? Punish the
>> artists who are
>>> usually the ones who fight most against the
>> oppression, the
>>> xenophobia, the wars?
>>> So US artists should be boycotted? Sudanese
>> artists should be
>>> boycotted? Afghan artists should have been
>> boycotted during Taliban?
>>> China, who tortures thousands of people, should be
>> boycotted? Russia,
>>> too? Or do you think Israel is the only country in
>> the world who has
>>> crimes against humanity?
>>> This is ridiculous...
>>> How is it that the artists and scientists (of all
>> people) choose to
>>> boycott artist and scientists (of all people).
>>> Multicultural dialogue is the only solution... if
>> there is any...
>>> Amos Gitai is one of my favorite filmmakers alive,
>> his films are very
>>> critical of the Israeli government's policies and
>> he tries to
>>> understand the narrative of both sides, especially
>> the Palestinians.
>>> But according to some, the world should hear no
>> more of what he has to
>>> Arbitary "borders" should have no influence on who
>> we choose to read,
>>> listen, watch...
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