Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable - JFK

The facade of the Munich museum, Haus der Kunst, adorned with 9,000 colored backpacks, which are arranged into letters. A phrase can be deciphered: "She lived happily on this earth for seven years." These are the words of a grieving mother whose daughter was one of the thousands of children killed when their schools collapsed during the devastating earthquake in the Sichuan province of China in 2008. "The school buildings caved in, thousands of people disappeared - including thousands of children - but the government doesn't want to release the names," said the artist, Ai Weiwei.

Mon, 11 Jan 2010
BBC interview with Ai Weiwei available here. More below:

Ai Weiwei: So Sorry

It is not OK to beat up Ai Weiwei, Mr. Policeman

artist against the state...

returned to Kuwait...

Lots more on China recently:

Google, Citing Attack, Threatens to Exit China

Is China the Next Enron?
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