MEANWHILE IN GERMANY ~ "Botox McCarthyism". Frankfurter Buchmesse ~ cancellation of the award ceremony for the author Adania Shibli (DAI guest tutor in 2012-2013 ) due to ‘war started by Hamas’. Documenta decries Indonesian collective ruangrupa (regular guesttutors at DAI in 2015 and 2016, later artistic directors of documenta fifteen in Kassel ) after scrutinizing social media "likes" for support of Palestine. And to top it all off: German Social Democratic Party leader Saskia Esken has boycotted a Bernie Sanders event over his supposedly anti-Israel statements. Bernie’s statement? “The targeting of civilians is a war crime, no matter who does it.” Find links to more information here.
Freedom for the One Who Thinks Differently ~ An open letter from a group of Jewish artists, writers, and scholars in Germany.