by Suze B
A lot of white kids go to foreign countries and don't leave their comfort zones behind or let themselves be truly challenged. They go for a short time, possibly meet the odd person who doesn't understand punk rock or zines, and go back home to their cozy leisurely life. Suze B. is quite the opposite. A political activist, her journey took her to Burma for 4 months working with the pro-democracy movement. She lived with and taught 10-16 Burmese Union women, however this zine isn't about the knowledge she imparted to them but rather what they taught her. Her own culture is seen through the screen of the Burmese' condition and allows her to be very frank about her American life and the current living conditions of Burma and the refugee camps. This zine puts faces, names and detailed history to a place even most of us with radical politics only know as the "country that Pepsi screwed".
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