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PPUPorch Pick Up (second-hand sales)
PPUPhysics Processing Unit
PPUPraktisk-Pedagogisk Utdanning (Norwegian: Practical Pedagogical Education)
PPUPalestine Polytechnic University
PPUPrice Per Unit
PPUPlastic People of the Universe (band)
PPUPower Processing Unit (solar electric propulsion)
PPUProcurement Policy Unit (UK)
PPUPoint Park University (Pittsburgh, PA)
PPUParallel Processing Unit
PPUPre Processor Unit
PPUPower Protection Unit
PPUPre Production Unit
PPUPeripheral Processing Unit
PPUPixel Processing Unit
PPUPay Per Use
PPUPrime Power Unit
PPUPublic Protection Unit (UK)
PPUPortable Production Unit
PPUPacket Pick-Up (racing events)
PPUPeace Pledge Union (UK)
PPUPicture Processing Unit
PPUPolice Protection Unit (Zimbabwe)
PPUPostpartum Unit
PPUProfessional People in Urbe
PPUPreproduction Unit
PPUPortable Pilot Unit (Microsoft)
PPUPhysical Planning Unit (Grenada)
PPUPowerplay Unit (hockey)
PPUPeoples Potential Unlimited (record label that reissues vinyl records)
PPUPending Pick Up
PPUPlease Pick Up
PPUPeripheral Processor Unit
PPUPrvi Partizan Uzice (Serbian ammunition company)
PPUProtocol Processing Unit
PPUPre Purification Unit
PPUPosition Pick-off Unit (aviation)
PPUPost Processing Unit
PPUPre Processor Utility
PPUPrimary Place of Usage
PPUPixelpushers United (pixel art commune)
PPUProduction Prototype Unit
PPUProgramme de Prévention Urbaine (French)
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She also greeted Vaacuteclav Havel, artist and one of the critics of the then regime who founded Charter 77, the document signed as a requirement to release Vratislav Brabenec, singer of the Czechoslovak band Plastic People of the Universe, which was considered as enemy of the regime.
Indeed, the defense of the Plastic People of the Universe became a public cause for dissidents like Havel, ultimately giving rise to Czechoslovakia's Charter 77 movement.
Indeed, the work put me in mind of one of Vaclav Havel's favorite rock bands, the Plastic People of the Universe, which formed in Prague in 1968 and played a pivotal role in the Velvet Revolution.
Worlds of Dissent: Charter 77, the Plastic People of the Universe, and Czech Culture under Communism, by Jonathan Bolton.
Worlds of dissent; Charter 77, the Plastic People of the Universe, and Czech culture under communism.
There was a memorial for ultimate rock-lit Czech playwright/president Vaclav Havel at the Czech Center, with performers including members of the Plastic People of the Universe, Anthony Coleman, Jonathan Kane, Suzanne Vega, Lou Reed (Havel's good pal, who frequented many clubs with him), and the Fugs.
For much the same reason the Czech Communists feared the Plastic People of the Universe: Bart is rock and roll, and rock and roll is subversive.
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".
The rock 'n' roll-loving prodigal's dissident status is earned less by activism than by belief in the power of outsider music--notably Czech band the Plastic People of the Universe, whose underground appearances sparked police violence and a ban on performing.
"If the (Plastic People of the Universe) embody the Communist repression of the 1970s and 1980s in their gloomy, despair-driven music," the AMG bio says, "then Uz Jsme Doma represents the exuberance of liberation."
The chief catalytic event of the play--and what propels Jan into action--is the arrest in 1976 of a (then) obscure Czech rock band called the Plastic People of the Universe (named after a song by Frank Zappa).