Now, this is news for the peace community, and for those of us who understand the power of music in world culture!
Bono is “on tour” with 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner from Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi. They were in Dublin June 18th. (Story: here.)
Link to Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech at the Nobel Prize website: here.
Link to Action Alert from Amnesty International about political prisoners still jailed in Myanmar.
Story and picture at Boise State Public Radio, which offered the phrase “icon of nonviolent political protest”: here.
The AP story below includes quotes from Bono:
(excerpt from) The Seattle Times/AP
Suu Kyi walks on with U2’s `star-struck’ Bono
Aung San Suu Kyi and Bono joined forces Monday as the Myanmar democracy activist’s European tour moved from the home of the Nobel Peace Prize to the land of U2. Continue reading Celebrations for an icon of nonviolent political protest