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Yoko Ono Prepares To Give Peace Another (Naked) Chance

Author: Jonty Skrufff (
Saturday, September 13, 2003
Legendary civil rights campaigner Yoko Ono has announced she'll be recreating a performance art peace protest next week, inviting members of a studio performance to cut off all her clothes.

The wife of John Lennon will be staging Cut Piece in Paris Theatre Le Ranelagh some 40 years after doing the same thing in Japan and told the Guardian, she'll be protesting against the political climate following 9/11.

"We have to keep on protesting and we have to avoid staying at home being scared or just raising your fist in your mind to the politicians," Yoko told Skrufff in an interview this April

We have to stop being constantly angry about politicians who don't listen to us, they don't care about us, they're not thinking about anyone else, they're just thinking about their own ideas and we have to be like that too, instead of just watching the TV news which is fed to us," she continued.

"We're all partly ignorant because they're confusing us, they're blocking people's understanding and they're very effective, it's working for them. We need to exchange ideas, to tell people 'actually, did you know that this is happening,' then through it all, we can finally have the right picture of what's going on," said Yoko.

"There are billions of us with unlimited power but what is stopping us- The only thing that's stopping us is those things that they fed us; fear, confusion and ignorance."

Yoko will be presenting Cut Piece at the Theatre Le Ranelagh, Paris, on September 15. (Yoko Ono's Peace Event for John Lennon: 'This is a call for all countries and their people who wish for World Peace.You, the carrier of good tidings, be proud, swift and wise. By being in peace, you are already part of the peaceful world')