Sunday, November 22, 2015

Removing Peltier Art From Government Building Raises First Amendment Concerns

A letter from the National Coalition Against Censorship argues that the removal of artworks by incarcerated Native American activist Leonard Peltier from a Washington state government building raises serious First Amendment concerns, and it urges the state agency in question to restore the exhibit.

The paintings were on display at the headquarters of the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries in Tumwater as part of a celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month. But a group of retired FBI officials strongly objected to the display, given that Peltier is currently serving two life sentences for the 17975 murders of two FBI agents. 

More:  http://ncac.org/incident/removing-peltier-art-from-government-building-raises-first-amendment-concerns/

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