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!
by Stuart Jeanne Bramhall / September 22nd, 2013
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?