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Worldview 7.12.11

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Worldview 7.12.11

Shepard Fairey’s Aung San Suu Kyi poster on the Gowanus Canal.


Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is testing the boundaries of her newfound freedom. She left Rangoon for the first time since the end of her house arrest. Last week, the BBC broadcast the second of two clandestinely recorded speeches by Suu Kyi about the meaning of freedom and the state of her banned political party. We listen to excerpts of the speech and get analysis from Maureen Aung-Thwin, director of the Burma Project at the Open Society Institute.

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