9780674064386 Worlds of dissent; Charter 77, the Plastic People of the Universe, and Czech culture under communism.
What does PPU stand for?
PPU stands for Plastic People of the Universe (band)
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We have 74 other meanings of PPU in our Acronym Attic
- Palestine Polytechnic University
- Pay Per Use
- Peace Pledge Union (UK)
- Pending Pick Up
- Peoples Potential Unlimited (record label that reissues vinyl records)
- Peripheral Processor Unit
- Physical Planning Unit (Grenada)
- Physics Processing Unit
- Picture Processing Unit
- Pixelpushers United (pixel art commune)
Samples in periodicals archive:
By 1976 he had become a leading dissident and after members of the famed psychedelic band The Plastic People of the Universe were arrested, he was among the signatories to the Charter 77 human rights manifesto - a document the state-run press termed "an anti-state, anti-socialist, and a demagogic, abusive piece of writing".
So was a Czech rock band called the Plastic People of the Universe, who so upset the commissars that they were thrown in prison - not because they were engaged in political activities, but because, as their singer, Milan Hlavsa, put it, "we just wanted to do what we liked doing.
A crucial catalyst for citizen dissent was the trial in 1976 of the Plastic People of the Universe, a rock band which fell afoul of the authorities.
Havel had written admiringly of the Plastic People of the Universe and contemptuously of their 1976 trial, in which band members were convicted of "extreme vulgarity with an antisocialist and antisocial impact" an of "extolling nihilism, decadence and clericalism.
Magor, leader of the Plastic People of the Universe, the band whose arrest sparked Charter 77, which practiced the nonviolent activism crucial to the downfall of the communist regime) said recently, contemptuously, of his own people, "You can shit on a Czech's head and he will say, |Thank you.
At the end of 2002 Agon joined with a partner again, this time the Plastic People of the Universe.
From 1964 until August 21,1968, Bohemia rediscovered bohemia, producing arguably the most dynamic artistic flowering communism ever tolerated, highlighted by Milos Forman and the Czech New Wave of cinema, novelist Bohumil Hrabal's Slavic take on magical realism, and the madcap theatrical rock band The Plastic People of the Universe.