Fwd: [LINK]: Watch the ads... or go to jail!
Fri, 02 Mar 2001 16:08:35 +1100
Here's a cute one:
> Forwarded from the Adbusters Website,
> > http://adbusters.org/magazine/34/jail.html
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> > Students locked up after refusing to watch Channel One
> > When Ohio teenagers DJ and Carlotta Maurer walked out of their
> > classrooms in October to protest the compulsory viewing of Channel
> > One, a television program with commercials which is shown in schools
> > across America, school officials realized they had a couple of
> > dangerous radicals on their hands. Principal Patrick Calvin invoked
> > the truancy provision of the school's code of student conduct, and
> > 13-year-old DJ and 14-year-old Carlotta were whisked away to the Wood
> > County Juvenile Detention Center, where they had all day to consider
> > their crime.
> > Since then, Commercial Alert and Obligation, Inc., two national
> > anti-media groups, have taken up the Maurers' cause. The groups wrote
> > to Ohio Governor Bob Taft, urging him to remove Channel One from all
> > public schools.
> > "When the government sends children to a juvenile detention center
> > because they don't want to watch advertising, that is both Orwellian
> > and more than a little sick," reads the letter. "The public schools
> > ought to be a sanctuary from the noxious aspects of commercial
> > culture."
> > The governor has not responded to the letter. But the school is in
> > negotiation with the Maurers, who have religious objections to
> > television. It seems a day in the lockup didn't cool their heels
> > enough to keep them from kicking.
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