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Re: NEA's bad behavior

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Ann Carolan (
Thu, 11 Mar 1999 12:50:29 +0000

Dear NEA members,
(I would like to add some information to message below by EVasso)
: Many of us may not know the crimes against human rights committed in Chiapas. This
is a major hot spot for Amnesty International as well as "Witness for Peace"
efforts. Many people risk their lives to witness to the atrocities committed to the
indigent people there by the government.

Please help us understand the situation.
ann carolan

EVasso wrote:

> ............
> I am writing out of concern arising from a front-page article that was
> printed in today's New York Times. The article is entitled, "The NEA
> Couldn't
> Tell a Book by Its Cover," and reports that William Ivey, the new chairman
> of
> the NEA, canceled a $7,500 grant that had been approved ... the book, called "The
> Story of Colors."... But, according to the NYT, the book is a "literary,
> whimsical" story about "diversity and tolerance" centering on a "folk tale
> about Mexican gods who took a gray world and filled it with brilliant
> colors." .... The author of the
> book is Subcomandante Marcos, the leader of the Zapatista peasant movement
> in the southern Mexican State of Chiapas. Ivey claims he was worried that the
> money would fall into the hands of the Zapatistas.........