[-empyre-] censorship of Wafaa Bilal's game art - from Tom Sherman

Christian McCrea saccharinmetric at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 04:43:49 EST 2008


Great link, Tom, and the video tells an infuriating tale.

The story goes on...

"Following his RPI expulsion, Bilal's Virtual Jihadi exhibit was moved
to the nearby Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy. On Monday
night, a local Republican political figure, Robert Mirch, led a
protest against Bilal's work outside the Sanctuary. Mirch, by the way,
also happens to be the Public Works Commissioner for the city of Troy.
In that capacity, he is responsible for enforcing building codes.

On Tuesday, as reported by the Albany Times-Union, the Sanctuary for
Independent Media was shut down by city code enforcement officials. "

http://gamepolitics.com/2008/03/12/troy-city-officials-wield-building-code-to-shut-down-game-art-exhibit/#comments


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