29 Jul '11, 6pm

@FrankeJames has Canada's PM Harper quaking in fear v @desmoblog 'Toxic stuff good for you - ethical oil' #greenwash

If Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is this frightened, then we can only assume that the visual artist from Toronto, Franke James, is THAT scary! As reported most recently in the Toronto Star , the Canadian government - so often now referred to as the "Harper government" - stands accused of trying to block a presentation of James's art in capitals across Europe. And in a way, who can blame them? The official Canadian position these days is that toxic stuff is good for you (or good for us - and who really cares about you?). Whether it's "ethical oil " dredged out of the tar sands in one of the most environmentally damaging variations of any oil exploitation, or asbestos , peddled to any impoverished nation still so desperate as to use it, Canada is officially in the poison-for-profit business. When some lippy woman stands up and suggests that this is a bad thing, it m...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/artist-franke-james-has-harper-...

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