At 80, Yoko Ono sees a world full of new activism


Japanese artist Yoko Ono dances next to art pieces "river bed and morning beams" during the opening of the exhibition "Half-a-wind show. A retrospective" in FrankfurtBERLIN (Reuters) – Half a life-time ago, artist Yoko Ono lay in an Amsterdam hotel bed with husband John Lennon, staging a week-long “bed-in” for peace and feeling they were very alone in their activism. Today, Ono, whose own energy for campaigning has never tired, sees a world full of activists, maintaining her energy and faith in humanity. “When John and I did the bed-in, not many people were with us. But now there are so many activists, I don’t know anyone who is not an activist,” she told Reuters in an interview in Berlin on Monday, her 80th birthday. …

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