The Art of Democracy Is a National Coalition of Art Exhibitions
on the Dire State of American Politics Scheduled for the Fall of 2008.

Oak Park, Illinois Exhibition
CONTACT: Bev Keys, Ruthkeys82 at aol.com
Oak Park Public Library Gallery
834 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL

Pipelines and Borderlines
Print Portfolio


October 2008

Organizers:
Bev Keys and Janet Bloch

"Pipelines Borderlines" Oak Park, IL, La Jornada Guerrero (Spanish language review)



Nicolas de Jesus


Nicolas de Jesus


Victor Juarez Vasquez


Baltazar Godoy


Jesus Orlando Martinez


Javier Lara Diaz


Gabriel Trinidad


Carol Friedel


Gabriel Trinidad


Eveline Kolijn


Janet Schill


John Weber


Rene Arceo


Marnie Blair


Heather Houston




Michael McGovern


In 2005, the Presidents of Mexico, the U.S., and the Prime Minister of Canada, at the behest of 30 corporations, 10 from each country, formed the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP). They labeled themselves “NAFTA-Plus”.

The SPP operates in total secrecy, much like how Dick Cheney formed the U.S. energy policy. Corporate powers set the agenda, free of input by any other parties, including the public. They’re taking actions right now that directly and adversely affect the human rights, public health, environment, (including global climate change), labor relations and about any other dimension of the lives of everyone in North America. It’s essentially a hidden corporate take over and integration of the countries of North America.

“The purpose of government is to create the environment necessary for business to prosper….The North American Competitiveness Council (NACC = the 30 corporations mentioned above) will help in that endeavor and the governments look to the private sector to tell them what needs to be done.”
—U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, speaking at launch of CEO based NACC in Washington DC, June 2006.

Democracy is at stake here! We hope our tri-national print portfolio can be a real grass roots effort to show solidarity and spread some awareness of this travesty. The theme is “Pipelines and Borderlines.” We are working to make three shows, one in each country, scheduled at the same time!

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