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
Pussy 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!
When it suits its purposes, Russia seems to have the same propensity as the US to thumb its nose at international law. Two weeks ago, Putin acquired immense international stature and prestige by halting the imminent threat of US missile strikes in Syria. Now he seems to have squandered it all by illegally seizing a Greenpeace vessel in international waters. Continue reading Let Them Go, Mr Putin: 27 Activists and Greenpeace boat kidnapped
Great news! By just 13 votes the Brit Parliament voted against bombing Syria.
This, along with Arab League failure to endorse, French backing off and a snowballing anti-war campaign at home MAY BE ENOUGH to stop the US attacking Syria.
Bad news for US corporations and the arms market. Bad news for the Israelis, for all the imperialist, racist and sexist warmongers who get hot on the idea of blowing people to pieces for their own profit and prestige. Continue reading Good News At Last! .. Syria Bombing to be Cancelled?
update here: Good News At Last! .. Syria Bombing to be Cancelled?
The US military/industrial economy needs fresh blood.. or rather needs a war,
Morality. …Can a nation which has repeatedly used and sold chemical weapons then morally bomb another country on suspicion they used them? Continue reading US/UK to risk WW3 to bomb Syrians with crazy ‘Chemical Weapons’ Pretext
The biggest emitters were China (23 percent), the U.S. (14 percent), Europe (10 percent), India (5 percent), and Russia (5 percent).
And the primary sources of emissions were energy (35 percent), industry (18 percent), transport (13 percent), agriculture (11 percent), forestry (11 percent), buildings (8 percent), and waste (4 percent). The sources are explained in more detail in the balloons. Continue reading Shrink That Footprint: balloon graphic
27th of June 2013,
The arrest of Irina was prolonged until 2nd of October. She was arrested 2nd of July 2012, so now Irina has already spent more than one year in prison without a court! Arrest of Irina was prolonged due to dubious claims of her alleged “victims” that they still have not acquintanced themselves with the results of the investigation. Continue reading Support Irina, still jailed in Russia for resisting Nazis