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Re: <nettime> An Open Letter to Barack Obama: On Danish Racism
Carsten Agger on Fri, 28 Nov 2008 21:18:29 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> An Open Letter to Barack Obama: On Danish Racism


ons, 26 11 2008 kl. 07:17 -0500, skrev Carsten Agger:
> Danish writer Rune Engelbreth Larsen has teamed up with photographer Jacob
> Holdt (of American Pictures fame,
> http://www.american-pictures.com/english/intro/index.html) to produce an
> open letter and YouTube video with an urgent appeal to president-elect
> Barack Obama concerning the rampant racism and xenophobia in Denmark....

> The appeal and YouTube video may be found here:
> 
> http://www.panhumanism.com/letter_to_obama.php
> 
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-6YcD-LZno


Alas, the video was CENSORED by YouTube after about 24 hours. According
to the author, the video was removed from YouTube with no explanation
apart from this rather terse note: 

"The following video(s) from your account have been disabled for
violation of the YouTube Community Guidelines: Letter to Obama: On
Danish Racism."

I suppose Google/YouTube have received complaints from persons who do
not sympathize with the video's (truthful) picture of Denmark today. I
find such censorship rather unacceptable. 

The video is now online via another service and may once again be seen
at

http://www.panhumanism.com/letter_to_obama.php

and 

http://blip.tv/file/1515612/

Thanks for your patience. Please help spread the word.

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