Published on Aug 15, 2012
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Peaches, Simonne Jones, and tons of musicians, artists, activists, and free-thinkers are coming together to make a video in support of the russian punk feminist art collective. PUSSY RIOT! Now that you have heard about the 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.
We, the citizens of the world and advocates for free speech, DEMAND the immediate release of Pussy Riot. The verdict is planned for August 17th - let's show Pussy Riot our support!
The charges and punishments facing Maria, Nadezhda, and Ekaterina are nothing more than a political stunt by the Russian authorities and Russian Orthodox Chruch to retain control over the Russian people and instill fear into the free-thinkers, political activists, and artists of Russia.
The world is watching, and we do not like what we see. Peaches, Simonne Jones and YOU! Free Pussy Riot!
Our amazing notable video supporters include:
Peter Bjorn and John
Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal)
J D Samson ( Le Tigre, MEN)
Wayne Kramer (MC5)
Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters)
Bun E Carlos of Cheap Trick