More Culture Jamming!!!
BART Riders say no to racist doublespeak in our subway stations…
As background, a local racist pro-Israel group purchased ads in the BART. See images below…
Above: Installed in the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) January 2011 and removed due to customer complaints.
Above: These placards replaced the ones above in several BART in February 2011
Those who complained were told the following “BART’s policies allow for viewpoint advertising on the BART system. Because of this policy, and the free speech protections of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, BART is restricted from rejecting advertisements based solely on their point of view. Kindly consider that the distinction between an ad critical of the “Palestinian leadership” is different than something critical of the “Palestinian people” … just as free speech protects the rights of US citizens to criticize the government. Criticizing Congress is not the same as demeaning or disparaging the American people” Michael Moran, Mmoran@bart.gov
Bay Area culture jammers ask the BART to kindly consider that Israel contributes greatly to a climate of anti-Arab sentiment and Islamaphobia. Israel uses both to attempt to cloak and justify their own gross violations of human rights against Palestinian people.
The following are currently installed in BART stations throughout the Bay Area.