Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Poster of the Week

Freedom to Lead

Shepherd Fairey

Human Rights Action Center

Offset, 2009

Los Angeles, California

CSPG’s Poster-of-the-Week celebrates the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace laureate. After spending more than 15 years in detention, most of it under house arrest, continued international pressure from human rights activists finally led to her release by the military junta on November 13, 2010. Aung San Suu Kyi has come to symbolize the struggle of Burma’s people to be free.

Aung San Suu Kyi may have been released but there are still more than 2,200 political prisoners in Burma. For more information on Aung San Suu Kyi and the history of Burma (renamed Myanmar by the military dictatorship in 1989), go to:

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