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Canadian Government Tries To Silence Artist Franke James

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Treehugger has been pleased to show the work of Franke James a number of times; delivers a strong environmental message in a humourous and trenchant style. She was off to Europe to tour 20 cities with her work. She has been critical of the Canadian government's policies with respect to the tar sands and climate change, but she is not exactly Garry Trudeau of Doonesbury fame, really. One would think that they had bigger fish to fry, but that didn't stop the government from stepping in to stomp her, with one top official saying: "Who was the idiot who approved an art show by that woman, Franke James?" So they phoned the corporate sponsor and got them to cancel their $ 75,000 grant, and started bullying the NGO that was putting the show together. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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