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Pussy Riot joins Freedom Campagn for Cecily

Pussy Riot Says “Wear Safety Orange to Demand #Justice4Cecily!”

Posted on may 9, 2014, 11:14 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: Justice4Cecily

Occupy Wall Street Hero and Founding Zuccotti Cecily McMillan was physically assaulted by the NYPD on March 17, 2012 and then perversely convicted of assaulting the police officer who put her in the hospital. Cecily is now in prison at Rikers Island awaiting her sentencing, for up to 7 years in prison.

Cecily's arrest
Cecily’s arrest

You are needed—Justice is in your hands.

 

Continue reading Pussy Riot joins Freedom Campagn for Cecily

Russian enviro who criticized Olympics sentenced to three years of forced labor

An activist who coauthored a report cataloging the appalling environmental damage wreaked by Olympic construction will spend the next three years in a Russian penal colony. Continue reading Russian enviro who criticized Olympics sentenced to three years of forced labor

Pussy Riot’s Punk Prayer: PUT PUTIN AWAY.. Boycott Sochi!

Finally Nadezhda and Maria are free! Both denounced the cynical manipulation of President Putin seeking credit for amnestying them just before their release date anyway. Both called for a boycott of the Winter Olympics in Russia to protest the blatant neo-fascist style persecution of women, gays and minorities

put putin outPussy Riot was founded in 2011, but shot to greater prominence after appearing in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in February 2012, to perform a radical brilliant  song called Punk Prayer which attacked the Orthodox Church’s support for President Vladimir Putin.

Virgin Mary, Put Putin Away” Lyrics (translated from Russian)

Virgin Mary, Mother of God, put Putin away
Рut Putin away, put Putin away Continue reading Pussy Riot’s Punk Prayer: PUT PUTIN AWAY.. Boycott Sochi!

Patriarchal power: from Witch Dunking to Family Courts

HalfTheWorldsPopulationAccording to a report released by the United Nations World Heath Organization (WHO), 35 percent

of women around the world experience some form of physical or sexual violence, whether by an intimate partner or stranger, and the problem is so widespread that it is now considered a global public health problem. 

While legislative actions are commendable, to date these measures have not led to a world free from violence—women continue to be subject to it, the media continues to report it, activists continue to fight against it and we end up in a perpetuating cycle of institutional inertia.

Perhaps we need to look more closely at the history and present day use of Patriarchal Power…..

Putin and the Patriarch jailed Pussy Riot, only to see the Femen movement take off.
Putin and the Patriarch jailed Pussy Riot, only to see the Femen movement take off.

Patriarchal power: an insidious double-bind that undermines mental health Continue reading Patriarchal power: from Witch Dunking to Family Courts

victory! Tunisia frees Femen activists: Now Free AMINA!

FEMEN will tell the truth about the horrors of the Tunisian captivity

Dear friends!

We are happy to inform you that our Tunisian prisoners are finally free after the month in jail. Josephine, Marguerite and Pauline have arrived to Paris to the head quarter of FEMEN in France. 

Today at 4 pm local time it will be press conference with FEMEN sextremists in the training center of extremism in Paris by the address Rue Leon 35.

Contact person is Sarah +33 6 64 23 57 66

Thank you for your support!    more HERE: http://femen.org

Arrivée en France des trois Femen libérées dans… por BFMTV

We pulled out our activists from the clutches of the Islamists! Continue reading victory! Tunisia frees Femen activists: Now Free AMINA!

Maria of Pussy Riot hunger strikes: UPDATE: now in hospital

UPDATE: Pussy Riot member on hunger strike moved to hospital

A member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot who went on hunger strike in jail last week has been taken to hospital. Maria Alyokhina was moved to a hospital in her prison colony in the Urals town of Berezniki, the husband of one of her bandmates told the Associated Press. Alyokhina began her protest after being barred from attending a parole hearing. She and two other members of the Pussy Riot group were jailed after staging an anti-Vladimir Putin protest in a Moscow cathedral in February 2012. One, Yekaterina Samutsevich, had her sentence suspended on appeal last October. Another, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, was denied parole last month. In a letter published by her lawyers earlier this week, Alyokhina claimed prison officials were attempting to turn fellow inmates against her by holding a security crackdown in advance of the parole hearing. Alyokhina previously spent five months in solitary confinement after claiming that officials deliberately lodged her with hardened criminals and encouraged them to intimidate her.The Pussy Riot trio were jailed for two years last August after being convicted of a breach of public order motivated by religious hatred. The prosecution prompted worldwide condemnation, with Sir Paul McCartney among those calling for the band members to be freed.

Do we still need Feminism?..Of COURSE, it’s a Way of Life!

Do we still need feminism?

by Teresa Mollá Castells *Friday, January 25, 2013 (en español abajo)
Of course we do! For me it’s a way of life  not just demanding equal rights . Because it sees that power and authority are not the same thing, because it seeks horizontal human relations . Because it treats people NOT as objects and restores integrity and dignity ...Source:  Cimac, with thanksfeminism is a way oif life

This week someone asked me if feminism was still needed in the times in which we live. I’ve heard he arguments to justify not needing feminism in today’s society not thousands, but maybe millions of times, here are some of them: Continue reading Do we still need Feminism?..Of COURSE, it’s a Way of Life!

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