Tag Archives: whistleblower

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 […]

Irreverent Leaders Speak Truth to Power: WWPRD (What Would Pussy Riot Do?)

Pussy Riot is a brilliant, controversial model for a viral art movement, irreverent, organized and leaderless. In honor of the madness of today’s full moon, here’s an inspiring and irreverent cartoon from the Guardian. Adapting the phrase WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?), popularized in the 1990s by Dan Seaborn, Jeffrey Lewis has created a cd, […]

Update: Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years

Today, Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking government documents to WikiLeaks. He will be eligible for parole in 8 years, receiving a sentence, as his defense lawyer requested, “that allows him to have a life.” Manning explained his choice, apologized, and asked the judge for leniency before the decision, saying: […]

Bradley Manning: Nobel Prize-Worthy Leader or Failed Follower?

As we wait for Bradley Manning’s sentencing, now that we know the death penalty is off the table with the one-count acquittal for “aiding the enemy,”┬áthere’s a lot of buzz about the morality of the information he released. One author praises Manning and says he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize; another┬ásays he has redefined the […]