Tag Archives: Belarus

Update: Teddy Bear Leadership (Belarus Dictatorship Protest)

The Teddy Bears no picnic in Belarus… 879 stuffed emissaries of peace fell from the sky over Belarus on July 4, 2012, dropped from a single-engine plane, bearing the message”We support the Belarusan struggle for free speech.” Studio Total, a Swedish advertising agency, sponsored the event, which generated arrests and diplomatic ejection from within Belarus […]

“Comedy is the Soft Spot of All Dictators”

I just watched “The Red Chapel,” a documentary about two intentionally bad Korean-Danish comedians coming to perform in North Korea, and this is the opening salvo by the creator: “Comedy is the soft spot of all dictators.” Then the film proceeds with an exploration of the paradoxes of performing comedy/satire within a dictatorship, complete with […]

Teddy Bear Leadership: Belarus Peace Protest

“Itʻs raining teddy bears!” 879 stuffed emissaries of peace fell from the sky over Belarus on July 4, 2012, dropped from a single-engine plane, bearing the message”We support the Belarusan struggle for free speech.” Studio Total, a Swedish advertising agency, wanted to offer their support for the Belarus democracy movement, Charter 97. Check out Studio […]