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Nmherman on 25 Feb 2001 19:54:30 -0000


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[Nettime-bold] Photos From Protest of Thomas Friedman, Mpls MN


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Here are a couple of photos from the recent protest at the University of 
Minnesota.  The protest was against Thomas Friedman, who was being granted an 
honorary degree for his book "The Lexus and the Olive Tree," often cited as 
excessively pro-WTO in orientation.  Audio of the lecture was supposed to 
have been archived on the Minnesota Public Radio website, www.mpr.org, for 
the noon-one pm time on Friday Feb. 23, but may be removed from the site due 
to potential embarrassment to the University.

I included the shot of Vincent Hall, because that is where they used to (and 
maybe still do) house the University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics 
Project.  I was in UMTYMP for four out of a possible six years; if you stay 
for six years you are automatically granted admission to the U of MN 
Institute of Technology, where you can help design computers for military and 
other purposes.

Here are the photos:

http://www.geocities.com/genius-2000/FriedmanMN1.JPG

Most local media aren't covering the protest--in fact many have denied that 
it even happened, despite the presence of armed officers poised to arrest all 
protestors--so I offer these photos in the hope they are of some value to 
those who wish to know what really happened.

The use of small pieces of paper is similar to another protest held at the 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in August of last year.  You can see 
photos of that protest at:

http://www.geocities.com/genius-2000/SFMOMA82700.html

Sincerely,

Max Herman
The Genius 2000 Network
http://www.geocities.com/genius-2000


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