St. Pussy Riot

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The arrest of three members of Pussy riot has caused great media coverage of the group and what they are fighting for. In the greater frame the arrest and subsequent trial have probably done more for their cause than anything else they could have come up with on their own.

In this storm of public attention and declarations of support, the band has shown a remarkable strength sustaining their integrity. Declining offers from Madonna and whonot to perform alongside of them. Probably aware of that performing with Madonna, would serve Madonna and the industry of pop music far more than it would serve their cause. Stating “the only performances we’ll participate in are illegal ones. We refuse to perform as part of the capitalist system“. What a statement! Hopefully they mean it and stick to it. For me, it also captures (or at least, should capture) the essence of street art. So while hoping for shortened sentences for the locked up members, let’s pay our respects supporting their cause; women’s/human rights – both in Russia and the rest of the world.

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St. Pussy Riot

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