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Pussy Riot Members Detained After Prison Protest

  Pitchfork reports — Pussy Riot’s Masha Alekhina and Olya Borisova were briefly detained in Yakutsk, Siberia this morning after protesting the detention of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, The Washington Post reports. Yesterday, the pair had unveiled a “Free Sentsov” banner and set off flares on a bridge near the detention center holding Sentsov, according […]

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Pussy Riot – “Refugees In” at Banksy’s Dismaland | Video #FuckthePolice

You can’t listen to this without hearing and thinking of PEACHES. “The music video “Refugees In” is dedicated to the refugees and created at the Pussy Riot performance at Banksy’s Dismaland on September 25th, 2015, with the generous help from director Ralf Schmerberg and music producers Tev Nev, bretonLABS and additional production by Alexander Parsons. […]

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Pussy Riot, JD Samson & Johanna Fateman’s “Don’t Cry Genocide” Appears on “House of Cards”

Wow, what a power packed collaboration of women. Now I must rush home and binge watch House of Cards new season. Pitchfork have reported: Pussy Riot‘s Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina recently revealed that they’d been working with Le Tigre’s JD Samson and Johanna Fateman. They later revealed to Pitchfork that they’d recorded two songs they described as “punk […]

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Members of Pussy Riot Launch Independent News Service in Russia

Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina have launched MediaZona – a new independent Russian news outlet focussing on courts, law enforcement and the prison system. (website: zona.media). This project is intended to work hand-in-hand with their prisoners rights NGO “Zona Prava” (“Justice Zone”) which was launched earlier this year and is focused on protecting prisoners’ rights. The new media outlet Mediazona will closely […]

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Pussy Riot Spreads Their Punk-Feminist Message Across New York City

  By Lindsay Zoladz at Pitchfork Following two members of the Russian arts collective as they spread their punk-feminist message across New York City– all at the risk of their own freedom. “It’s 10:30 a.m. on a sunny Wednesday morning in June, and I’m in a dim room on the fourth floor of the Brooklyn Museum with […]

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Pussy Rioter Embarks on Hunger Strike

Refused parole rights, Maria Alyokhina’s fight continues as she starves herself in prison. Dazed Digital reports: One of them is a 25-year-old performance artist, feminist and Pussy Riot member called Maria Alyokhina. Pussy Riot’s balaclava-clad punk prayer against Russian president Vladimir Putin at the Christ The Savoir cathedral in Moscow sent them into protest’s most-tagged – and prison. […]

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Does Lingerie Brand Exploits Pussy Riot or Are They Totally Rad? Watch AD

This marks the one-year anniversary of Pussy Riot’s “Punk Prayer.” The German lingerie company Blush released this video ad. Here’s their press note: “On the first anniversary of the Pussy Riot concert in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Berlin based Lingerie label blush supports the free pussy riot movement with a sexy protest […]

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Pussy Riot Members Maria Alyokhina And Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Sent To Russian Prison Camps

By Nastassia Astrasheuskaya   MOSCOW, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Two female members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot convicted of protesting against President Vladimir Putin in a cathedral have been sent to prisons far from Moscow despite requesting to serve out their terms in the capital, a lawyer said on Monday. Maria Alyokhina, 24, and […]

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‘Jail Term for Pussy Riot Self-Defeating’: Medvedev Urges Probation for Punk Band

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has spoken out against the verdict handed to controversial punk band Pussy Riot, saying he believed the time they spent behind bars before and during the trial was punishment enough. “I feel that extending the prison time [for the band members] in this case is counterproductive,” Medvedev said at a United […]

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Free Pussy Riot! Sign Petition Here: Video

Peaches, Simonne Jones, and tons of musicians, artists, activists, and free-thinkers have come together to make a video in support of the russian punk feminist art collective PUSSY RIOT! SIGN HERE FREE DOWNLOAD OF THE SONG DONATE TO PUSSY RIOT’S LEGAL DEFENSE FUND  Now that you have heard about the video, we want you to take action! Here is […]