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From punk protest to world renoun, check out who’s profiled in Vanity Fair? Pussy Riot has made the pop culture grade, acquiring glamour as well as a reputation for standing up for freedom of speech in Russia. Here’s a preview! “‘How do you pronounce this word? En-door? Endure. Endure.” Masha Alyokhina repeated the word several […]
The punk rock political activist group, Pussy Riot, came to the US to share their perspective on the Olympics, after getting international attention for their disruptive, disrespectful protests (a.k.a hooliganism, punishable by imprisonment and forced labor in Putin’s Russia). Or, as they said on the Colbert Report, “We sang a fun song in a church.” […]
Update: Pussy Riot activists freed, more dedicated to radical leadership than before prison sentence
Hooliganism may be a criminal offense in Russia, but the prison work camp conditions don’t seem to be a deterrence to dedicated activists like Pussy Riot, the women fighting for free speech through punk music, theatrical interventions and eloquent oratory. In a move widely interpreted to mollify international human rights movements as Russia prepares to […]
A quick update about this influential teen-aged leader: The profile in the Christian Science Monitor offers a full description of Malala’s slow recovery, as well as some fabulous links to features about violence against girls in Pakistan, Malala’s family history, the upwelling of support for Malala in Pakistan and around the world.