Yesterday, we watched and discussed the infamous video that got Pussy Riot sentenced for hooliganism.
We also discussed the potential meanings behind this video, given that the song was released in the mid-’90s when Russia was in the midst of a major economic downturn:
If you missed class, I’d be happy to send you the lyrics to the second video.
This was an intense week for video materials.
Here is the video I showed on Monday about the clash of red shirt protesters with the Thai police.
Here are the two videos by yaogun artists that we watched in class on Thursday.
Cui Jian’s “The Last Shot”:
Lonely China Day’s “One”:
Anniversary March in Protest of Red Shirt Clash with Thai Police via AP
For this unit, we are mostly contending with issues of censorship and political resistance. The focus for week 8 is on Thailand and China. Here is the reading for Monday. The reading for Thursday is the essay by Brace and Friedlander in Rockin’ The Boat.
Music will be posted by Sunday evening. Here is a link to the music for Monday (Thailand), and here is the music for Thursday (China).
Cui Jian and his famous blindfold