From: saul ostrow (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Dec 04 2006 - 18:06:06 PST
I support a boycott of all US cultural production from children's TV
programming to Phil Glass to the work of Bruce Nauman if its made in
the States don't let in - the people who support promote and trade
in this stuff are insidious and in many cases are directly tied to
those who advance an American foreign policy is strategically
committed to engaging in crimes against humanity and the environment
On Dec 4, 2006, at 7:48 PM, Freya wrote:
> As a uk citizen, I'm strongly in favour that we should
> just invade the united states. I have real evidence
> that they have been building weapons of mass
> Actually a boycott of American art would be really
> interesting assuming we could classify ALLL film and
> video works as art! It could not only help with the
> issues at hand but would probably really do a bit for
> worldwide cultural diversity.
> --- 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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