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Pussy Riot: Peaches sings, Femen strip, Jamie Reid paints and Madonna prays

by | 16th, August 2012

PUSSY RIOT – a round-up of protest in support of Maria Alelchina, Nadezhda, Nadeezhda Tokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich. The three women have been in jail for more than five months after performing a “punk prayer” in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral, in Moscow. They are accused of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred . The judge will begin reading her verdict this week. Prosecutors want the women each jailed for three years.

Will Vladimir Putin’s regime jail three women for an act of political dissent?

Peaches has recorded Free Pussy Riot. As she says:

Peaches, Simonne Jones, and tons of musicians, artists, activists, and free-thinkers are came together to make a video for this song in support of the russian punk feminist band PUSSY RIOT! Now that you have heard about the song and video, we want you to take action! Here is why:

In March 2012 three members of Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Yekaterina Samutsevitch, were taken into custody by Russian authorities for their participation as part of a protest at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow. Their punk prayer is and was an act of free speech and the charges of “hooliganism” and detainment of the three women are seen by the world as a cruel heavy handed act of oppression, are being carried out to discourage free thought and speech in Russia.

If Russia wishes to be a part of the modern globalized world it must adhere to the standards and principles of a free nation where its people have the right to have a free and open dialogue about all subjects. Discussion, debate, and action are the basic building blocks of a free society. By following through with the prosecution of these women Russian political bullies are currently making a mockery of free speech, free thought, and Russia’s own country’s constitution.

The song:

Meanwhile, Ukrainian feminists Femen have reacted to the furore by – yep – taking their tops off.

Jamie Reid, the artist who took a Cecil Beaton photograph of Queen Elizabeth II, added safety pin through her nose and swastikas in her eyes, and gave the Sex Pistols an enduring image, has shown his support:

At the Edinburgh Fringe, voices have back Pussy Riot at Amnesty International’s Stand up for Freedom comedy night. Nick Revell, Tiffany Stevenson and Phil Nichol wore balaclavas. Madonna and Björk have joined the protest. Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s deputy prime minister, called Madonna a whore.

 



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