05 Dec '11, 3am

Banned Artist Raises Questions About Freedom & Climate Change | Care2 Causes

Banned Artist Raises Questions About Freedom & Climate Change | Care2 Causes

With the birth and international growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement , the protection of human and civil rights has once again become part of our dialogue as a species. With people being pepper sprayed and physically assaulted in an effort to silence their protest, it would seem like a piece of artwork would be the last of the 1%’s worries. But in Canada, an environmental artist is at the center of what seems like a coordinated government effort to prevent its citizens from learning about climate change. Franke James ‘ popular visual essays – about rising emissions, loafing leaders and her personal responses to our environmental challenges – have earned her a spot on the Harper Government’s blacklist. Earlier this year, Franke’s 20-city European art tour was cancelled after interference by the Harper Government. In media interviews, the Harper Government has denied a...

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