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  • Think Confederate monuments are racist? Consider pioneer monuments

    08/09/2018 6:58:38 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    In San Francisco, there is an an 800-ton monument that retells California history, from the Spanish missions to American settlement. Several bronze sculptures and relief plaques depict American Indians, white miners, missionaries and settlers. A female figure symbolizing white culture stands atop a massive stone pillar. The design of the “pioneer monument” was celebrated in newspapers across the country when it was erected in 1894. Today, however, apctivists argue that the monument – particularly its depiction of a Spanish missionary and Mexican “vaquero,” or cowboy, towering over an American Indian – is demeaning to American Indians. Should the city take...
  • Statue Of Liberty Climber Pleads Not Guilty, Stands By Stunt (Can she be sued?)

    07/09/2018 6:17:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 7/05/18
    **SNIP** The climb prompted a massive police response on a night when resources were needed to keep the city’s Fourth of July celebrations secure. “(Okoumou) staged a dangerous stunt that alarmed the public and endangered her own life and the lives of the (New York Police Department) officers who responded to the scene,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement. Thousands of visitors were escorted off Liberty Island during the drama. “Hopefully, they know that there are people, like Patricia, out there trying to protect their civil liberties,” Okoumou’s attorney Rhiya Trivedi said Thursday.
  • Seattle Mayor: Confederate monument and statue of Lenin need to go

    07/07/2018 7:56:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 8/18/17 | JOHN SEXTON
    The removal of offensive monuments took a unique turn in Seattle. Mayor Ed Murray asked a cemetery to remove a Confederate monument erected in 1926 but also requested the removal of a large statue of Vladimir Lenin. From the Seattle Times: The monument, erected in 1926 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Lenin statue are both on private property. Still, Murray said, he believes they should be removed. “Not only do these kinds of symbols represent historic injustices, their existence causes pain among those who themselves or whose family members have been impacted by these atrocities,” Murray...
  • The Latest: Fan detained after "England" inscribed on statue

    07/05/2018 1:57:10 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    MOSCOW — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Moscow police say they have detained a person after a statue was vandalized with an "England" inscription at the stadium where England played Colombia in the World Cup. Russian social media users posted a picture of the statue of former Spartak Moscow player Fyodor Cherenkov, who died in 2014, with the word "England" inscribed in red across the chest. Police say that an investigation is under way and "as a result of the measures taken by police, the individual who committed this act has been...
  • Richmond, Va., Panel Recommends Removing Jefferson Davis Statue

    07/04/2018 6:44:04 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    https://www.npr.org/ ^ | 7/3/18 | CLARE LOMBARDO
    Just weeks before last year's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced a new commission to recommend "how to best tell the real story" of the Confederate-era and other statues on Monument Avenue, a tree-lined street known as one of the city's tourist destinations. Then the white nationalists gathered in Charlottesville, some 70 miles away. They rallied around a statue of Robert E. Lee that had been slated for removal during an August weekend that turned violent. The next week, Stoney added to the Richmond group's charge: The commission would examine the possible removal or...
  • Baptist Congregation Votes Jesus Statue Out for Being 'Too Catholic'

    05/30/2018 4:56:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 194 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/30/18 | Mary Rezac
    In this 2007 file photo, Bert Baker, an amateur artist, had recently finished a 7-foot-tall sculpture of Christ at Red Bank Baptist Church. Credit: Gerry Melendez/The State Newspaper, Columbia, SCCharleston, S.C., May 30, 2018 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Jesus is being evicted from a South Carolina church, and he must be out by the end of the month. Red Bank Baptist Church in Lexington, about 120 miles northeast of Charleston, has voted to remove a statue of Christ and its accompanying reliefs after 11 years, because they are believed to be too “Catholic in nature”. The white, hand-carved statue...
  • Pittsburgh's Stephen Foster statue, scrutinized as racist, comes down

    04/26/2018 6:06:41 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 53 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 26, 2018 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - The statue of composer Stephen Foster that stood in Schenley Plaza in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood since 1940 was removed Thursday morning. Controversial for its portrayal of Foster, a Lawrenceville native, with an African American man seated below him, the bronze statue has been scrutinized as racist for years. Future of Pittsburgh's Stephen Foster statue in question Pittsburgh’s Art Commission decided with a unanimous vote on Oct. 25 that the 10x4 foot statue, which sits on a granite base, would come down within six months. Under city code, the Art Commission is responsible for overseeing the alteration, relocation or...
  • Senate committee calls for Obama statue in his birth state

    03/28/2018 1:50:01 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 70 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | March 27 , 2018 | Audrey McAvoy
    A state Senate committee on Tuesday called for a statue of former President Barack Obama to be erected in the state where he was born. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously for a resolution requesting that the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts commission the statue. Obama was born in Honolulu in 1961 and graduated from Punahou School on Oahu. The resolution will be referred to the state Senate’s Ways and Means committee for consideration. The resolution called for an art advisory committee to be formed that would select a location for the statue, review design proposals and...
  • FBI: Partygoer broke off 2,000-year-old statue's thumb, took it home after selfie shot

    02/20/2018 1:02:35 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | February 20, 2018 | Natalie Dreier
    PHILADELPHIA - A statue that stood guard, buried and undamaged for more than 2,000 years, couldn’t contend with a man at a private party in Philadelphia who just had to sneak off and take a selfie, according to multiple media reports. The man, later identified as Michael Rohana, 24, was seen in a restricted area at the Franklin Institute during a party on Dec. 21 that was held after-hours at the museum, The New York Times reported. FBI officials said Rohana used his cellphone’s flash as a light source to see the displays. He then put his arm around one...
  • What Does the Future Hold for New York City’s Columbus Statue? (The Left is Playing a Longer Game)

    02/01/2018 7:51:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/01/2018 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    It looks like Christopher Columbus can stay put. For now. Earlier this month, New York City’s Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers announced that the 76-foot monument to Columbus can remain at the traffic circle at the southwest corner of Central Park, despite protests from groups claiming to speak for Native Americans. For both Italian Americans, who view Columbus as a symbol of ethnic pride, and Latinos, whose culture was born from the Spanish colonization ushered in by Columbus, the decision comes as a relief. But the commission’s report is not all good news. A close review reveals...
  • 3 More Tapes from the start of the 2003 Iraq War, 9 April 2003, up in my YouTube News Playlist

    01/23/2018 6:32:45 AM PST · by mairdie · 4 replies
    The new tapes are numbers 17, 19 and 20 that I recorded 9 April 2003. Tape 18 had been up. They include the CENTCOM Briefing, soldiers joining civilians trying to bring down the Saddam statue and actually bringing the statue down, and the Donald Rumsfeld Pentanon Briefing.
  • Catholic school is forced to cover up a brand new statue after 'unfortunate' design showing ...

    11/22/2017 2:13:15 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/21/2017 | Stephen Johnson
    FULL TITLE: Catholic school is forced to cover up a brand new statue after 'unfortunate' design showing a kneeling boy and a saint A Catholic boys school has been forced to cover up a brand new statue after a rather unfortunate design created a storm on social media. Blackfriars Priory School in Adelaide last week unveiled a statue of St Dominic handing a young boy a loaf of bread. However the design featuring a boy kneeling at the foot of the 12th century Spanish-born saint has caused embarrassment to the inner-city school, which teaches boys from kindergarten to year 12.
  • DC Council Expected to Approve Statue of Former Mayor Marion Barry

    10/30/2017 5:55:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    wmal.com ^ | Oct. 27, 2017 | Amanda Enge
    WASHINGTON (WMAL) — Plans to erect a statue of former DC Mayor Marion Barry outside the Wilson Building are moving forward. This week, the City Council was briefed by Arthur Espinoza, the executive director of the DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities at a public hearing about the statue. While the DC Council has yet to approve the statue, the eight foot clay model has already been sent to the foundry where a mold will be created. Vince Gray, the councilmember for Ward 7 and former Mayor of DC, said he expects the council vote to be unanimous...
  • Pittsburgh Art Commission votes to recommend removal of Stephen Foster statue

    10/26/2017 4:33:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    WTAE ^ | October 25, 2017
    PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Art Commission voted Wednesday to recommend the Stephen Foster statue in Oakland be removed. The recommendation is that the statue is removed from the public and placed in a place in private and "properly contextualized." The Pittsburgh Art Commission will recommend removal of the statue within six months. Foster, a Pittsburgh native who died in 1864, is famous for classic songs including “Oh! Susanna” and “Camptown Races.” Many of his songs were used in minstrel shows in which actors performed in blackface. The statue depicts Foster sitting above shoeless, banjo-playing “Uncle Ned,” a slave character from...
  • University of Mississippi to rebuild Confederate statue despite student protest

    10/17/2017 6:42:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    redalertpolitics.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Isaiah Denby
    The University of Mississippi is replacing a Confederate statue on campus which was damaged by a pickup truck last month. Now, students are outraged after learning that the Confederate statue on the Oxford campus will be rebuilt. Ole Miss student groups are coming together to protest the forthcoming restoration. The University of Mississippi NAACP chapter released a statement in collaboration with the Students Against Social Injustice (SASI) in which they lambasted Ole Miss for their decision to fix the damaged statue instead of retiring the controversial artwork. “The repair and continued display of this monument by the University of Mississippi...
  • Not Even Lincoln Is Spared the Wrath of the Statue Topplers

    10/16/2017 6:03:44 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 40 replies
    ©2017 Reason Foundation ^ | October 16, 2017 | Lindsay Marchello
    It began with Confederate monuments, but it was only a matter of time before the history of everyone ever commemorated in America was in dispute. Even Abraham Lincoln. The statue of the 16th president and liberator of slaves at the top of Bascom Hill is one of the most beloved sites on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Graduating students and their families wait in line for hours in the spring to have their pictures taken in Lincoln's lap. Wunk Sheek, an indigenous student group, does not share this sentiment. The group has charged that a statue of Lincoln has no...
  • UVA Protesters debase Jefferson, a “racist and rapist”

    09/14/2017 7:10:00 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 27 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 9/14/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    An estimated 100 protesters littered the grounds surrounding the Thomas Jefferson statue at the University of Virginia (UVA) Tuesday night to show strength behind a list of demands the Black Student Alliance gave to the university in August in response to the now infamous “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. More than 100 students, residents, and faculty members joined the protest, chanting, “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist UVA!” as they circled the statue which they adorned with a sign, reading, “TJ is a racist and rapist” and covered the university founder’s statue with a black tarp. “Black Lives Matter”...
  • Another statue of St. Junipero Serra vandalized in California

    09/14/2017 11:34:13 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    Crux ^ | September 13, 2017
    A statue of St. Junipero Serra at the Old Santa Barbara Mission in California has been decapitated and splashed with red paint. The bronze statue was vandalized overnight between Sunday and Monday.
  • Afro-pick sculpture placed near statue of former Philly mayor Frank Rizzo

    09/14/2017 4:25:08 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    Penn Live ^ | September 13, 2017
    A sculpture of a 12-foot-tall afro pick now sits feet from the controversial statue of former Philly mayor Frank Rizzo in Philadelphia. The statue, installed by Mural Arts Philadelphia, is a temporary exhibit on Thomas Paine Plaza near 15th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard at the city municipal services building. Created by artist Hank Willis Thomas, it is titled "All Power to All People," and is part of a new public art project called "Monument Lab" that will include works from 20 artists placed at a dozen sites around the city over nine weeks. Thomas said he didn't create...
  • Temporary Restraining Order Halts Removal of Dallas' Robert E. Lee Statue

    09/06/2017 6:07:41 PM PDT · by TLI · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 6 2017 | Fox News
    Robert E. Lee statue Published September 06, 2017 Fox News The Dallas City Council voted 13-1 to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from its namesake park in Oak Lawn The Dallas City Council voted 13-1 to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from its namesake park in Oak Lawn (Fox 4 News) A temporary restraining order Wednesday spared a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from being taken down — just hours after the Dallas City Council signed off on the removal. Work began an hour later to remove the statue. A crane was moved into...