Tag Archives: repression

Update: Pussy Riot, “Anonymous” Leaders of an Art Revolution

According to Laurie Penny, blogger extraordinaire at the New Statesman, “Pussy Riot aren’t just on tour. They’re on the run.” She writes: “When we meet in a secret location in central London, they make it clear that this interview is on condition of anonymity. The Russian punk-feminist protest group… are wanted by their government, who […]

Leadership and Witness: In Communist China, Remembering Tiananmen Square

Monday’s Washington Post featured an article about the conundrum facing the survivors of the government attack on unarmed civilian protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989. These civilian leaders, killed or maimed, and the subsequent silence required by the government propoganda machine, means that telling the truth is dangerous. Time has not changed the official policy; […]