Free Pussy Riot!

The whole world is following the absurd situation in Russia and the most painful question: will the feminist punk band Pussy Riot be free or not?

Tomorrow, August 17th,  the world will know the verdict. But within the last months several countries were supporting the girls in all kind of ways, but when one has to speak louder, this should be a famous person.

Here in Berlin Peaches has organised a support video shooting last Wednesday in Mauer Park, Prenzlauer Berg. For those who could not make it, but wanted to taken a part, were asked to send a video recording done else where. The video and the petition are now running, and it is your LAST chance to sing it on http://www.change.org/freepussyriot

Reykjavik Mayor Jon Gnarr rode through the streets of the Icelandic capital in a bright pink dress and matching balaclava to add his voice to calls to free three Pussy Riot rockers facing seven years in a Russian jail for an anti-government performance.

Read more:http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/reykjavik-mayor-dons-dress-balaclava-to-support-pussy-riot/466414.html#ixzz23jNamDqr

The Moscow Times

on the 17th of August you can support Pussy Riot in many cities on the world. The list of meetings:

http://freepussyriot.org/fr

Image: By Geirix

Free Pussy Riot! #freepussyriot from Peaches on Vimeo.

Now that you have heard about the video, we want you to take action! Here is why:

In March 2012 three members of Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Yekaterina Samutsevitch, were taken into custody by Russian authorities for their participation as part of a protest at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow. Their punk prayer is and was an act of free speech and the charges of “hooliganism” and detainment of the three women are seen by the world as a cruel heavy handed act of oppression, are being carried out to discourage free thought and speech in Russia.

If Russia wishes to be a part of the modern globalized world it must adhere to the standards and principles of a free nation where its people have the right to have a free and open dialogue about all subjects. Discussion, debate, and action are the basic building blocks of a free society. By following through with the prosecution of these women Russian political bullies are currently making a mockery of free speech, free thought, and Russia’s own country’s constitution.

We, the citizens of the world and advocates for free speech, DEMAND the immediate release of Pussy Riot. The verdict is planned for August 17th – let’s show Pussy Riot our support!

The charges and punishments facing Maria, Nadezhda, and Ekaterina are nothing more than a political stunt by the Russian authorities and Russian Orthodox Chruch to retain control over the Russian people and instill fear into the free-thinkers, political activists, and artists of Russia.

The world is watching, and we do not like what we see. Peaches, Simonne Jones and YOU! Free Pussy Riot! 

Our amazing notable video supporters include:

Kate Nash

The Knife

Lykke Li

Miike Snow

Peter Bjorn and John 

Light Asylum

Deichkind

The Hives

Dave Catching  (Eagles of Death Metal) 

Screamclub

J D Samson ( Le Tigre, MEN)

Marshall Crenshaw

Wayne Kramer (MC5) 

Bonaparte

Margaret Cho

Dave Hill

Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) 

Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) 

Bun E Carlos of Cheap Trick

and many many more 

DONATE:

You can send funds directly to Pussy Riot through Peter Verzilov, husband of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.

Petr Verzilov

Branch number: 00002 / Bank ID: 003 / Account number: 5656186 /Bank’s Swift number: Royccat2

Branch’s mailing address: 200 Bay st., Main Flr., P.O. Box 1, St. Royal Bank,

Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2J5

Branch’s phone number: (416) 974-3940 / Branch’s fax number: (416) 974-8837

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