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Subject: Why does redbullmusicacademy.com link to the National Front site?

Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 19:34:23 +0000

From: Eden

To: Red Bull Music Academy

Thank you for your great site, which was flagged up on the Blood & Fire discussion board earlier today.

I have very much enjoyed reading the lectures there by David Rodigan and Dennis Bovell – it is great to see reggae discussed in such a passionate and informed manner from people who are such luminaries in the UK.

I was however extremely disturbed when I noticed a hyperlink on this page of the Bovell lecture:
http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/LECTURES.95.0.html?act_session=153 which goes straight to the homepage of the neo-nazi National Front.

I do not think this is in keeping with the Red Bull Music Academy’s aims and I am sure that Dennis Bovell would not approve.

I am writing to you to request that you remove the link because I don’t think a platform should be given to the NF by your organisation. Indeed, I don’t think you providing their website with traffic does you any favours whatsoever.

It would be helpful if you could confirm you have received this email and let me know your thoughts on this matter. I will look forward to hearing from you.

John Eden

[edited to add – response and resolution here]

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