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  • Mayor of New Orleans unveils sculpture of a giant hair pick just in time for Juneteenth

    06/20/2022 10:07:31 AM PDT · by justme4now · 98 replies ^ | 06/18/22 | Brett T
    Anyone else tired of this crap? Here in Virginia they've torn down all the historic "white men" statues!😡New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Friday that, in recognition of the city’s black and brown artists, the city has dedicated $7.2 million in bond funding to public art, and has already purchased over 60 pieces of work created by local black artists.
  • Statue of Margaret Thatcher Vandalised Again Only Weeks After Unveiling

    05/30/2022 8:19:44 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/30/2022 | Peter Caddle
    A newly erected statue of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has been vandalised again, not even a month after it was first put up. Having been standing for less than a month in the English town of Grantham, the statue of the former Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has once again been vandalised.
  • Crews find second long-sought-after time capsule under Robert E. Lee statue

    12/27/2021 12:05:50 PM PST · by bgill · 37 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 27, 2021 | Sarah Rankin
    Earlier this month, crews dismantling the pedestal found a time capsule embedded in a granite block that some thought might have been the one placed in 1887. But after state conservators spent hours last week gingerly prying the box open, they didn't find the expected trove of objects related to the Confederacy. Instead, conservators pulled out a few waterlogged books, a silver coin and an envelope with some papers... The Lee statue was erected atop the soaring pedestal in 1890 in the former capital of the Confederacy. Its removal in September came more than a year after Northam ordered it...
  • Hong Kong tears down ‘Pillar of Shame’ sculpture honoring Tiananmen victims

    12/23/2021 12:45:58 AM PST · by blueplum · 20 replies
    WaPo ^ | 22 December 2021 | Shibani Mahtani and David Crawshaw
    HONG KONG — Under the cover of darkness early Thursday, authorities in Hong Kong tore down a public sculpture dedicated to the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre, accelerating a campaign to erase the crackdown from public recollection and stamp out dissent in a city that until recently was one of Asia’s freest. The 26-foot-tall artwork, known as the “Pillar of Shame,” had stood at the University of Hong Kong for nearly a quarter-century and honored the hundreds, if not thousands, of students and others killed on June 4, 1989, when the Chinese military crushed pro-democracy protests....
  • Contents of time capsule removed from Robert E. Lee statue pedestal revealed

    12/22/2021 9:50:37 PM PST · by blueplum · 8 replies
    MSNBC and AP ^ | 22 December 2021 | AP uncredited
    RICHMOND, Va. — A rust-colored 1875 almanac, a cloth envelope and a silver coin were found Wednesday in a time capsule that lay hidden beneath a towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Virginia for more than 130 years. As intriguing as the water-damaged items were, they’re not what many were expecting to see after state conservators spent five hours gingerly prying the time capsule open. Even the mortar-encrusted lead box was a bit of a surprise.... ...There were three books total. Besides the almanac, there was a tattered book with a pink cover that appeared to be...
  • Charlottesville Robert E. Lee statue to be melted down to create 'art that will reflect racial justice'

    12/07/2021 1:02:30 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/2021 | OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
    The Charlottesville, Va. city council on Tuesday unanimously approved for the statue of Confederate leader Robert E. Lee to be melted down to create public artwork "that will "reflect racial justice," The New York Times reported. The city council will give the statue to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, which plans to melt the monument to create a new piece of public artwork, according to the proposed measure. The city council selected the Jefferson School’s proposal “Swords Into Plowshares,” from other potential bidders for the statue, according to The Times.
  • It’s Jefferson’s Fault

    11/27/2021 2:31:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker. ^ | November 27, 2021 | Daniel Mallock
    The removal of a statue of Thomas Jefferson from New York City Hall on November 22nd raises troubling questions. That the statue had been there unmolested since 1833 reconfirms that ours is a harsh era of savage reassessments without the tempering influence of context. Whose fault is it that Thomas Jefferson's statue is, for many Americans, no longer acceptable for public display? Rejection of American heroes of the past is an essential element of Democrat revolutionary ideology. One can only observe in astonishment as slaveholding Founding Fathers like Jefferson are strongly rejected on "moral grounds" by the very same Democrats...
  • Bernalillo County district attorney files petition against Facebook (NM Soros-supported DA working to obtain records on NM Civil Guard)

    11/23/2021 3:19:00 PM PST · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    KOB TV-4 Albuquerque ^ | November 15, 2021 | KOB Web Staff
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez says Facebook has repeatedly refused to turn over account information pertaining to members of the New Mexico Civil Guard.The self-declared militia started showing up to Albuquerque protests last summer. Massive protests were held across the country after George Floyd's murder in Minneapolis. The New Mexico Civil Guard claimed they were keeping the peace at local protests.In July 2020, Torrez filed a civil lawsuit against the New Mexico Civil Guard. He's hoping to get a ruling from a judge that will ban milita groups from organizing and operating in New Mexico.As part...
  • NYC City Hall Removes 187-Year-Old Statue Of Thomas Jefferson Citing his History as a Slave Owner.

    11/22/2021 9:46:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/22/2021 | Taylor Penley
    The New York City Council Chamber voted to remove a historic statue of former President Thomas Jefferson, citing his history as a slave owner. The statue, commissioned by a U.S. Navy commodore in 1833, spent 187 years in the City Council’s chambers before being removed from its pedestal Monday, according to the New York Post. Approximately a dozen Marshall Fine Arts workers surrounded the structure with wooden and foam boards before using a pulley system to lower it into the downstairs rotunda and carrying it out the back door, the Post reported “Removing a monument without a public conversation about...
  • 'Problematic' Roosevelt statue at American Museum of Natural History finds new home

    11/21/2021 12:17:03 AM PST · by blueplum · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | 20 November 2021 | Meredith Deliso
    A "problematic" statue of Theodore Roosevelt outside the American Museum of Natural History in New York City that has been criticized for symbolizing colonialism and racism has found a new home, more than a year after the city announced it will be removed. The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library said Friday it has agreed to take the statue of the former president, which has stood on the steps of the museum since 1940, for a long-term loan.... ...The statue is considered "problematic" due to its composition, the library said. The piece depicts Roosevelt on horseback, while Native American and African figures...
  • Virginia counties vote overwhelmingly to keep Confederate monuments

    11/03/2021 2:11:41 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    The Daily Press ^ | November 3, 2021 | David Ress
    Middle Peninsula voters overwhelmingly want to keep their Confederate monuments, according to results of advisory referendums in Mathews and Middlesex counties. Mathews voters rejected a proposal to relocate the county’s Soldier’s & Sailor’s Monument on its court green at the corner of Court and Church streets by 3,778, or 80% of ballots cast, to 939, or 20%. In Middlesex, the vote against moving its Civil War Monument from the courthouse grounds in Saluda was 3,229, or 75% of ballots cast, to 1,076.
  • An actor has been charged with vandalizing a New York City statue of George Floyd

    10/28/2021 3:25:57 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/28/2021 | By Rachel Treisman
    New York police have arrested a man in connection with the vandalism of a newly-unveiled statue of George Floyd earlier this month. The New York City Police Department Hate Crimes Task Force announced on Monday that it had charged 37-year-old Micah Beals of Manhattan with second-degree criminal mischief. Beals' attorney, Rebecca Heinsen of Legal Aid Society, declined to comment on the arrest or charge. Outlets including Newsweek and People report that Beals is an actor who goes by the stage name Micah Femia. He appeared in the 2013 movie Pop Star as well as one 2011 episode of NBC sitcom...
  • California to Replace Toppled Statue With Memorial to Tribes

    09/27/2021 7:11:38 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Crux ^ | 9/25/21 | Adam Beam
    SACRAMENTO, California — More than a year after protesters toppled a statue of a Spanish missionary on the grounds of the California Capitol, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Friday to replace it with a memorial for the state’s Native Americans. A statue of Father Junipero Serra had stood in Capitol Park since 1967. He was a Catholic priest who established a string of missions from San Diego to San Francisco in the late 1700s and used them as centers to convert members of nearby tribes to Christianity. But many natives were forced to live and work at the...
  • Virginia is set to remove Richmond’s Robert E. Lee statue

    09/07/2021 6:14:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/06/2021 | AP
    RICHMOND, Va. — A towering statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, is set to come down on Wednesday, more than 130 years after it was built as a tribute to a Civil War hero who is now widely seen as a symbol of racial injustice, state officials said Monday. “Virginia’s largest monument to the Confederate insurrection will come down this week,” Gov. Ralph Northam said in news release on Monday. “This is an important step in showing who we are and what we value as a commonwealth.” The imposing, 21-foot (6.4-meter) tall bronze likeness of Lee...
  • Judge rules 144-year-old Christopher Columbus statue in Philadelphia can remain after city voted to remove it last July 'without any legal basis'

    08/19/2021 12:28:17 AM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 18 August 2021 | CHRISTINA COULTER and ANDREW COURT
    Common Pleas Court Judge Paula Patrick ruled that Philadelphia's decision to remove a statue of Christopher Columbus was 'without any legal basis' The city's arts commission, historical commission and city council decided to remove the statue following last year's protests against police brutality Attorney George Bochetto, representing the Friends of Marconi Plaza, said his clients were 'ecstatic' - they now seeks to remove the box obscuring the statue
  • Taliban Destroy Statue of Shiite Militia Leader They Executed In 1996

    08/18/2021 2:26:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Kabul: The Taliban have blown up the statue of a Shiite militia leader who had fought against them during Afghanistan’s civil war in the 1990s, according to photos circulating on social media Wednesday. “So Taliban have blown up slain Hazara leader Abdul Ali Mazari’s statue in Bamiyan. Last time they executed him, blew up the giant statues of Buddha and all historical and archaeological sites. Too much of ‘general amnesty’,” tweeted Saleem Javed, a human rights activist. The statue depicted Abdul Ali Mazari, a militia leader killed by the Taliban in 1996, when the Islamic militants seized power from rival...
  • Soldier statue reignites Spanish row over fascism

    07/22/2021 6:16:38 AM PDT · by euram · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | July 21 2021 | James Badcock
    Spain's current left-wing government has launched moves to address the Franco era, in an approach it calls "democratic memory". It has included the exhumation of the dictator from the Valley of the Fallen mausoleum, where he was buried in 1975, and funding the opening of mass graves to identify victims of the dictatorship.
  • France is sending a second Statue of Liberty to the US (on display thru July 5 in NYC)

    07/04/2021 2:42:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/09/21 | Xiaofei Xu, Lorraine Poupon
    New Yorkers have a surprise gift to look forward to for this Independence Day: a second Statue of Liberty sent by France. This new bronze statue, nicknamed the "little sister," is one-sixteenth the size of the world-famous one that stands on Liberty Island. On Monday, during a special ceremony, the smaller sibling was lifted and loaded into a special container at the National Museum of Arts and Crafts (CNAM) in central Paris, where it has been installed since 2011 in the museum's garden. It will be erected on Ellis Island, just across the water from the original, from July 1...
  • NYC sculpture of George Floyd vandalized

    06/25/2021 3:26:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    WHEC ^ | June 24, 2021
    In New York City, a recently installed sculpture of George Floyd was vandalized overnight Wednesday into Thursday. Detectives are looking for video from the area but at this point no arrests.
  • George Floyd statue unveiled outside City Hall in Newark

    06/16/2021 8:04:43 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 87 replies
    KABC-TV ^ | June 16, 2021 | Staff
    NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- The city of Newark is paying tribute to George Floyd with a new statue in front of City Hall.Mayor Ras Baraka, actor and filmmaker Leon Pickney and artist Stanley Watts unveiled the 700-pound bronze statue on Wednesday afternoon.