[-empyre-] Re: empyre Digest, Vol 15, Issue 1
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> February 2006 on -empyre- soft-skinned space
> Australia's rcently enacted Sedition Act undermines the right of free
> which has "ever been justly
> deemed the only effectual guardian of any other right" --James Madison
> President of the United States and an author of the US Constitution)
Why are you quoting american constitutional issues in relation to a
discussion of Australian law?
> This month on -empyre- , the discussion will focus on the legal term
> and its political impact on global media and culture.
So we need a legal definition of "sedition" as defined in Australian law,
> Our guests this month: Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) members Lucia Sommer
> Claire Pentecost (US), Nicholas Ruiz (US), and Ben Saul (AU)
see my earlier comments re guests.
> Please join our guests for conversation on 'sedition' at
> On an international scale, the prosecution of Steve Kurtz from Critical
> Ensemble is a case in point. The ongoing court case with the US Justice
> Department has demonstrated the effect that the "war on terror "has had on
> limiting free speech, particularly in the arts.
Not relevent to this discussion. The incompetancies of the american legal
system have no bearing on issues in Australian art practices.
> Is this where we are headed? -empyre- in February asks the question. as
> and cultural producers are we losing our right to express ourselves and
> on the state of our society?
We apparently only have the right to be lectured on the american situation
by overseas "authorities" who have no expert knowledge of Australia.
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