Aung San Suu Kyi finds common cause with Russian dissident punk rockers
- September 21, 2012
- David Meyer, sociology professor, is quoted in the Washington Post and United Press International September 20, 2012
From the Washington Post:
Four hundred young activists gathered Thursday at the steel-and-glass monument to the First Amendment known as the Newseum and applauded. A generation and a continent apart, the understated Suu Kyi, one of the world's most famous political prisoners until her release in Burma in 2010, briefly shared the spotlight with friends and family of the feminist culture warriors known as Pussy Riot, three of whose members are serving two years in prison for an anti-Kremlin stunt in Moscow's main Orthodox cathedral...."What a mash-up. I'm just in awe," said David Meyer, a professor of sociology and political science at the University of California at Irvine who blogs about protest movements. "This shows that Aung San Suu Kyi is a heroic figure who's willing to share the spotlight with people who are somehow like she used to be."
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