We Are All Pussy Riot! (Video)

Judge Marina Syrova is to deliver a verdict in the trial of Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot members Maria AlyokhinaYekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova tomorrow, Friday, August 17. Syrova has been placed under state protection after reportedly receiving threats from supporters of Pussy Riot.

Four activists who demonstrated in support of Pussy Riot in front of Moscow’s Church of Christ the Savior were arrested by police on Wednesday.

Alyokhina, Samutsevich and Tolokonnikova have been charged with “hooliganism” motivated by religious hatred for performing an obscenity-laced song criticizing President Vladimir Putin in the cathedral on February 21 and face three years in a corrective labor facility. According to OpenSpace.ru (via Raw Story), Judge Syrova has sided with the prosecution in 90 percent of the cases she has presided over and has only made one acquittal in 178 cases.

International support for Pussy Report has only grown with Paul McCartney urging Alyokhina, Samutsevich and Tolokonnikova to “stay strong.”

Tomorrow, August 17, is Pussy Riot Global Day with demonstrations in support of Alyokhina, Samutsevich and Tolokonnikova to be held around the world.

This video by British punk feminist singer Louise Distras makes the simple point, that We Are All Pussy Riot!.

 

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29 comments

Winn Adams
Winnie Adams3 years ago

Thanks

Leanne B.
Leanne B.3 years ago

I hope they let them out before 2 more years. Thanks for the post.

Robyn Brice
Robyn Brice3 years ago

Elaine we are not a bunch of liberal loons on the march. We are people genuinely concerned with what is happening, not just in Russia but around the world.

Doesn't the fact that we are losing our rights at an unprecedented rate frighten you? Because if it doesn't, it should. These women were exercising their right to protest and they have been jailed for it. People have the right to protest over what they see is wrong. Without women like these and their supporters, all our rights will be stripped away from us and we will be forced back into the old days of serfdom.

Bad things happen when people say nothing. We all have a voice and we will all be heard.

If that makes me a liberal loon, then I am proud to be one.

Phil Maillard
Phil M.3 years ago

Did they get 2 years in jail for their freedom of speech? correct me if i am wrong.
The USSR still exists!

Elaine A.
Elaine Al Meqdad3 years ago

More Liberal loons on the march!

Toby S.
Toby S.3 years ago

Does this remind anyone of how the chief priests and scribes went after Jesus?

Pogle S.
Pogle S.3 years ago

Free Pussy Riot! They have served enough time already!

Carolanne Powell
C Powell3 years ago

Well said Louise Distras!!!

devon leonard
Devon Leonard3 years ago

I really enjoyed and was touched by the poetry of heartfelt words spoken by Louse Distras in her video....
We are all one. We are all in this together no matter where we live..... I've been following Pussy Riot story from the beginning. I send these artistic brave young truth singers the light of collective protection (all our wishes and prayers together) that they make it out of prison with their beautiful spirits uninjured.

ali a.
ali a.3 years ago

Look this up and petition and tell your friends.
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/justiceforaa/

For watching enactment video(8min) go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeR-lmU44sY