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Politics, Re-Spun: No Iron Lady, But the Lady is a True Orchid of Steel

Aung San Suu Kyi appears in public after her release on November 14, 2010

Coming out in the heels of Aung San Suu Kyi recent electoral breakthrough of her National League for Democracy, The Lady, an epic feature film directed by Luc Besson, about the Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Michelle . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: No Iron Lady, But the Lady is a True Orchid of Steel

Art Threat: Art for social justice: 12 remarkable women – Roots to Resistance project shares stories of courage

Natalia Estemirova

Twelve women. Twelve stories of political courage. Twelve portraits. The Roots to Resistance project is spreading word about the groundbreaking work of twelve women who have dedicated their lives to fighting for social justice.

Artist Denise Beaudet is creating portraits of 12 remarkable activists. Postcards of these images and small . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Art for social justice: 12 remarkable women – Roots to Resistance project shares stories of courage

Politics and its Discontents: Canada’s Interest In Burma Explained

Those of us who think within a certain political context were probably struck with the irony, if not the outright hypocrisy, of John Baird’s visit to Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma last month. After all, here was the Foreign Affairs Minister for what is probably Canada’s least democratic government in history calling . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Canada’s Interest In Burma Explained

Politics, Re-Spun: Social Justice and Democracy Activists Fool their Foes on April Fools

Long time social justice and democracy activists fooled their foes on April Fools this year giving the world a double victory with Aung San Suu Kyi and George Galloway winning by-elections to restore voices for reason in the world.

Suu Kyi, a long time political prisoner, won her first election after being freed by the . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Social Justice and Democracy Activists Fool their Foes on April Fools

From Orangutan: Dear Aung San Suu Kyi,

Why have you requested that Canadian monitors pay attention to Burma’s upcoming April elections to ensure the process remains legitimate? Didn’t you know that Canada is no model for clean elections? The country’s current Conservative Party government under Stephen Harper has been dogged for weeks now with allegations of voting fraud during its 2011 federal . . . → Read More: From Orangutan: Dear Aung San Suu Kyi,

Aung San Suu Kyi to John Baird: When it comes to voting, today’s Myanmar a lot like Harper’s Canada

She didn’t say that in those words of course but her sly mention of voter irregularities could not have been better timed and said to a better person.

“We have just discovered there are many, many irregularities on the voters’ lists, and we have applied to the election commission to do something about this,” Suu . . . → Read More: Aung San Suu Kyi to John Baird: When it comes to voting, today’s Myanmar a lot like Harper’s Canada