You’ve heard of the amazing things going on in Russia. Right? You’ve heard of the protests in Red Square and surprise show at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. I know you’ve seen images of these fiercely brave women dawning balaclava head gear and outfitted in neon. Well at least I hope so. Russian all girl punk band Pussy Riot has made headlines over the past couple of months with the guerilla style activist work and the movement of women they are leading in Russia. There purpose is simple, to transform Russian culture into a place that is more accepting of women, LGBTQ rights and resists total male domination. The women are against the reelection of Putin as President of Russia as he would be in power for at least twelve years, and, as the world knows, has a history of oppressive behavior and an ultra corrupt regime. As of recently, the Russian police have detained three of the women involved in Pussy Riot for their political protests. Solidarity is perhaps one of the most effective means in establishing change. What can we do in the United States to show our support for these feminists? Here in NYC the women’s based music collective Permanent Wave is hosting a benefit show for Pussy Riot this Thursday June 21st, at 285 Kent Ave in Brooklyn. All the proceeds of this show go to supporting the legal defense of the women who face up to seven years in prison. Please go out and show your support for these women attempting only to secure the same freedom we have for themselves!

 

 

You’ve heard of the amazing things going on in Russia. Right? You’ve heard of the protests in Red Square and surprise show at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. I know you’ve seen images of these fiercely brave women dawning balaclava head gear and outfitted in neon. Well at least I hope so. Russian all girl punk band Pussy Riot has made headlines over the past couple of months with the guerilla style activist work and the movement of women they are leading in Russia. There purpose is simple, to transform Russian culture into a place that is more accepting of women, LGBTQ rights and resists total male domination. The women are against the reelection of Putin as President of Russia as he would be in power for at least twelve years, and, as the world knows, has a history of oppressive behavior and an ultra corrupt regime. As of recently, the Russian police have detained three of the women involved in Pussy Riot for their political protests. Solidarity is perhaps one of the most effective means in establishing change. What can we do in the United States to show our support for these feminists? Here in NYC the women’s based music collective Permanent Wave is hosting a benefit show for Pussy Riot this Thursday June 21st, at 285 Kent Ave in Brooklyn. All the proceeds of this show go to supporting the legal defense of the women who face up to seven years in prison. Please go out and show your support for these women attempting only to secure the same freedom we have for themselves!

 

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