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Thursday, March 23, 2006

NY vs London censorship

Andy Humm of Gotham Gazette has an interesting piece on "London and NYC Compared On Surveillance, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, etc." He looks briefly at the different responses in the two cities to "Rachel Corrie"--but most interestingly in the context of all the other ways two cities have responded to increased terrorist threats and increased calls for sensitivity.

John Heilpern touched on this, too, in his Observer piece a couple of weeks ago--how while there's a perception that anti-semitism is more alive and well there than here, remember--they just (shockingly) suspended their mayor for insulting a Jewish reporter! And they had no problem with the play.

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