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Update: Pussy Riot’s Visible Leader Nadazhda Tolokonnikova on Hunger Strike. From Irreverent Art Revolutionary to Eloquent Cultural Whistleblower

On Monday, Nadazhda Tolokonnikova went on a hunger strike to protest conditions in the labor camp where she has been imprisoned for “hooliganism” because of a punk rock protest in Russia’s largest cathedral. Her letter published yesterday in the Guardian named inhuman conditions and immediate punishments for speaking out or working together. Although her status […]

Food, Revolutionary Food.

Originally posted on All Quiet On The Wench Front:
Doctor: “What will you eat for dinner?” Marion Wallace-Dunlop: “My determination.” July, 1909. The following contains descriptions of invasive procedures with a sexual overtone which some readers may find upsetting. Maria “Masha” Alyokhin, 24 year old Pussy Rioter, has ended her hunger strike after eleven days. She renewed interest in…

Punk against Putin: Feminist Girl Group Pussy Riot’s Dissident Leadership

Last week, two members of Russia’s activist feminist punk group, Pussy Riot, visited Washington, DC to galvanize support to free the two women still imprisoned.And last night, these remarkable, in-your-face activists were profiled in an HBO documentary. It’s art as dissidence, leadership as rocking against Putin’s machine. From the article: In DC, they discussed such […]