Free Pussy Riot

August 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm (Uncategorized)

For those of you who don’t know the story, Pussy Riot is a feminist-punk collective in Russia currently facing a maximum seven year jail term for performing a protest inside Moscow’s main cathedral.

The collective performs political protests while wearing masks, and cite oi-style punks as well as riot grrl bands like Bikini Kill.

Here’s a clip:

Pussy Riot

In March of this year, members of the collective were arrested and charged with “hooliganism” for staging a protest against Vladimir Putin at the Moscow cathedral in February. (Hooliganism really? When the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty tried to evict Ontario finance Minister Jim Flaherty from his office, they were called terrorists!)

Strangely enough Putin, who is widely thought to be the prime mover against  the group’s prosecution spoke against harsh sentences on Thursday: ” “Nonetheless, I don’t think that they should be judged so harshly for this…I hope the court will come out with the right decision, a well-founded one”

There’s also a site for updates on the trial:  Free Pussy Riot

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1 Comment

  1. Happy New Year (1): Pussy Riot | Notes from Underground said,

    […] on December 23, Vladimir Putin decided to release the members of Pussy Riot jailed for hooliganism. (Now some of you will tell me, that Putin didn’t release them, the courts did, but we know […]

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