In A&E, Politics on August 9, 2009 at 12:34 am
An artistic feat, indeed.
Renown artist Shepard Fairey (famous for his Obama election “HOPE” posters and “Obey Giant”) released a poster of Burmese prime minister-elect and democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Nobel peace prize winner Suu Kyi remains under house arrest by the military junta; however, she is receiving wide international support of her freedom, human rights, and democracy in Burma.
Copies are available for distribution via download: http://obeygiant.com/ (not intended for sales merchandise or for-profit materials)
In NEWSPRINT, Politics on August 1, 2009 at 1:23 am
Photo by Aaron Favila of Associated Press
Reputed as the “housewife” opponent of Marcos’ dictatorship and democratic leader of the Philippines, Corazon Aquino has died at 76 due to heart failure. She is best known for her mobilization of thousands of people to overthrow of the corrupt Ferdinand Marcos in February 1986. A controversial figure, Aquino restored democracy–namely, promoting free elections, independent judiciary, free press. Yet, her administration faced coup attempts, natural disasters, and did not solve the poverty, feudalism, and corruption fraught in the Philippines. Serving as the 11th president of the nation, Aquino was the first female president of the Philippines and the first woman to be a president in Asia.