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Re: [BKARTS] Patriot act takes an artist



Yes, off topic, but affects us all. A yahoo group dedicated to facist
governments will do little to no good anyways. The government takes control
over a docile population, until such a time as that population decides to
assert control over itself. Makes me happy I'm a Canadian. We don't take our
government seriously enough for it to assert too much control over anyone's
life (except those particularly docile few who cannot, or will not, speak
for themselves.) We may have a little propaganda, and our news isn't
neccessarily newsworthy, but we are a pretty happy lot nonetheless.

There are the few who keep the torches lit from generation to generation.
Education and Intelligence will eventually overcome ignorance and opinion.
Just a couple of thoughts. I wish your friend luck.

JA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Beverly Schlee" <binderb@xxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 9:00 AM
Subject: Patriot act takes an artist


> As some of you know, I make artists books as a member of a group called =
> Critical Art Ensemble. Besides books, we also make videos and do =
> performance art. Lately, the topic of much of our artwork has been to =
> make people aware of genetically modified food. Recently, Hope Kurtz, =
> who wrote most of the text for the books, died suddenly of heart =
> failure. Her husband, Steve, who is also in the group, called 911. The =
> paramedics saw some of the props for our performance art in his house, =
> including petri dishes and a machine that analyzes food for genetically =
> modified ingredients, and called the FBI. The FBI, armed with the Patiot =
> Act, searched Steve's house, office, took his artwork, his wife's body, =
> and even locked up his cat. Steve is a professor of art at SUNY Buffalo. =
> He is going to be indicted before a grand jury on June 15 on charges of =
> possessing materials that can be used for bioterrorism. The rest of the =
> group has been subpoenaed. So far, I have not, but the FBI was in my =
> neighborhood on Saturday, asking the neighbors about me. The whole story =
> can be read at <http://caedefensefund.org>.=0D=0DBeverly Schlee=0D
>
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