Censorship Gallery

Despite claims that they won’t be censoring political expression during the Olympics, the City of Vancouver has already started doing just that. We’re going to keep an up-to-date gallery of the things that VANOC, the IOC, and the City of Vancouver order removed in the leadup to the Games.

Click the cops to explore Vancouver’s censored sites, and some places where citizens fought back against the censors and won their right to expression.

  1. RNB
    December 12, 2009 at 7:29 AM

    Re Olympia Pizza: Yeah, the IOC pulled the same thing in ’96 against both the Olympia Greek Restaurants and Olympic Pizza in Atlanta.

  2. Brian Macker
    December 12, 2009 at 7:34 AM

    People of the “Hive”. If someone gives you free money with the understand that you are not going to bad mouth them, then you don’t do so or you give the money back. That is NOT censorship.

    • January 14, 2010 at 7:13 PM

      If, after reading the fine print, you as an artist decide you don’t want to sign the contract as it will limit your freedom of expression, you lose out on the (federally funded) Cultural Olympiad cash at the same time as the Province has told you the cupboard is bear.

      Artists are being left to choose if they want to create propaganda or to wait until the Games are over and they can once again have their freedom back.

      Zeig heil!

  3. Brian Macker
    December 12, 2009 at 7:39 AM

    City of Vancover, graffiti is a form of vandalism, and therefore. It is a natural expectation that when you make a law that it refers to a crime. Vandalism is a crime because it destroys other peoples property. Just because some art looks like graffiti doesn’t mean it is graffiti. It’s not graffiti in this case because no crime was committed. People have the right to do what they want with their own property.

  4. xxx
    December 12, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Why would you put a Google feed on the front page of a censorship display? Do you think that Google should have records of everyone who looks at a page about censorship? THey make them available to any government who asks.

  5. December 13, 2009 at 12:56 AM

    Nice work, BCCLA.

  6. January 27, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    Where’s the war, Van 2010 Joint Intelligence Group? Why are your officers out on the job dressed in army cammo? That’s really un-Canadian.

  7. February 17, 2010 at 12:54 PM

    As a Canadian I believe we need to be vigilant to the censorship of the IOC and other governing bodies. Our children should learn to recognize these infringements and we as parents sometimes need to show them that this is wrong. ‘O Canada we stand on guard for thee‘. There is a reason why we as Canadians take this oath as we award our athletes for their excellence and their service to themselves and their country. Today one of my daughters YouTube videos was censored by the IOC. I invite you to check out this over-the-top censorship at http://blog.virtualwhistler.com/?p=322

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