Ms 02 Solved Assignment 2012 Election

Ms. Goldin announced a series of demands in the form of short statements, including “harm reduction” and “treatment,” that were repeated loudly by the crowd.

“We are artists, activists, addicts,” she shouted. “We are fed up.”

Ms. Goldin — whose intimate photographs documenting drug use, violence and deaths from AIDS are displayed in numerous museums, including the Metropolitan — started an anti-opioid group called Prescription Addiction Intervention Now, or PAIN, after being addicted to OxyContin from 2014 to 2017. She has called withdrawal from OxyContin the darkest experience of her life.

A spokesman for the museum declined to comment, and a spokeswoman for the Sackler family did not respond to a request for comment. A Purdue spokesman, Robert Josephson, said the company is “deeply troubled by the prescription and illicit opioid abuse crisis” and is dedicated to helping solve it by paying for prescription-drug monitoring programs and collaborating with law enforcement.

OxyContin has accounted for tens of billions of dollars in sales since entering the market in 1996.

In 2007, Purdue’s parent company pleaded guilty to a federal felony charge of misbranding the drug, which prosecutors said was marketed as less addictive, less subject to abuse and less likely to cause withdrawal than other painkillers. Since then, states have accused Purdue in lawsuits of misrepresenting the risks and benefits of OxyContin, allegations the company has denied.

Arthur Sackler died before OxyContin was developed, and his descendants say they have not profited from the drug. Among them is Elizabeth A. Sackler, who founded a center for feminist art at the Brooklyn Museum, and said recently that she admired Ms. Goldin’s activism while describing Purdue’s role in the opioid epidemic as “morally abhorrent.”

Since 1998, foundations run by Mortimer and Raymond Sackler, who died in 2010 and in 2017, and their families have given tens of millions of dollars to cultural institutions including the Dia Art Foundation and the Guggenheim in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

In recent years the Metropolitan Museum appears to have received comparatively modest amounts from the Sacklers. For instance, the museum is listed on tax documents as having received a total of $190,000 from 2012 to 2016 from the Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation.

Still, Ms. Goldin said she and her group had chosen the museum as the site of their protest because of its high profile in the art world and because they see it as symbolic of the fact that Sackler family members are often viewed primarily as art patrons rather than as owners of a pharmaceutical company.

Inside the Temple of Dendur on Saturday, security guards implored the protesters to quiet down and move on. About 50 protesters lay on the ground in a symbolic “die-in.” Then, about 20 minutes after the protest had begun, the crowd marched through the museum’s halls, brandishing their banners and chanting, “Sacklers lie; people die.”

They then gathered outside, clapping and chanting. Ms. Goldin addressed the crowd and, perhaps, the museum.

“We’re just getting started,” she said. “We’ll be back.”

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Correction: March 10, 2018

An earlier version of this article misidentified the owners of Purdue Pharma. Although Arthur Sackler had an interest in a related company, Purdue Frederick, he died before Purdue Pharma was formed. It is not the case that all three Sackler brothers owned Purdue Pharma.

Mr Macron is expected to drive a hard bargain over Brexit, striking a strident note during his campaign by warning that negotiations would be “no walk in the park” and that Britain would be left in “servitude” as a result of leaving the EU. 

However, the result was welcomed by some senior Conservatives who argued Mr Macron would bring much-needed stability to Europe ahead of the Brexit negotiations.

“We don’t want to be negotiating with an EU in existential crisis – which it would be if Le Pen had won,” said Crispin Blunt, the Tory chairman of the Foreign Affairs select committee.

European leaders rushed to welcome the victory of Mr Macron who had flown EU flags at rallies throughout his campaign and has promised to lead a ‘rebirth’ of the European project.

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, had a “very warm” call with Mr Macron, his team reported while the German chancellor called his election a “victory for a strong, united Europe”.

Ms Le Pen’s party had made it clear they were gunning for at least 40 per cent of the vote. She failed to achieve such heights, but her performance maintained her record of improving the Front National’s score in every election since she became leader in 2011.

With around 11 million votes in her favour, Ms Le Pen, 48, won more than twice the amount her estranged father and FN co-founder, Jean-Marie, mustered in 2002. Ms Le Pen said the “historic and massive result” turned her “patriotic and republican alliance” into the “main opposition force against the new president’s project”.

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