Update 12/1/12 I have spoken with colleagues in Russia and have been encouraged to author a petition demanding their release before the Russian Winter Olympics. I did so. Please sign No Pussies No Games: Boycott / Demonstrate at The Russian Winter Olympics
Now that Putin has signed the “Gay Propaganda” law and it’s companion law criminalizing offending the Orthodox Church, how could people of conscious participate in the Russian 2014 Olympics?
Pussy Riot’s artists persecuted during a trial mocking the Russian judicial system were made examples of by Putin for trying to open their comrades minds to consider what is happening in their country.
Its time to make this know, Russia and the world will not quietly acquiescent to Putin’s tyranny.
And even world leaders are openly questioning Putin..
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This struggle for human rights is going on now but who is Pussy Riot?
“Even though they put us in jail, we have not lost”
About art as a political statement and the freedom of speech in Russia.
What is happening in Russia?
Is the country in the process of obtaining a new, authoritarian state ideology, with the church taking the place of the party?
The Pussy Riot affair is only one among many attacks on the freedom of speech and artistic freedom in the country.
Oslo World Music Festival is the initiator and arranger of this seminar, in cooperation with the Nobel Peace Center, Amnesty International and Norwegian P.E.N.
Yozh (Groundhog)– member of Pussy Riot, artist, film director and feminist. Involved in projects connected with problems in education, health protection, prison system, gender rights, women’s rights, immigrants’ right. Has participated in several Pussy Riot stunts speaks:
Pictures of families homes in Sochi, the city of Olympic Games as they are being torn down leaving them only moments to evacuate. This is being described in mainstream media as “heroic efforts” by the Russian goverment.