As a human being living in Sydney, you feel a little helpless about this situation which is going on in Russia. This article which was written by Carole Cadwalladr for THE GUARDIAN gives a clear insight into the struggle that PUSSY RIOT are facing. And if you get through to the end, we are pretty sure you’ll feel inspired.
Yes we are living in the Lucky Country, but this struggle is a big wake up call to us all. Questions like “What are we all really doing out here?” come to mind. Are we really just going to walk through life and just pay our bills and taxes and be done with it? Or do we want to affect some kind of positive and creative change in our society? in our life time? We surely do hope so! Yes! we’re not in Russia, but at times we are prisoners to our own minds, stuck on Facebook feeds, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, a constant barrage of pointless messages. So maybe in a strange way this is what we’ve all been waiting for? A Revolution! be it a creative revolution?
Pussy Riot on Putin, ‘punk prayers’ and superheroes – video: Khristina Narizhnaya Link to this video
Article written by Carole Cadwalladr for THE GUARDIAN
Original Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/29/pussy-riot-protest-vladimir-putin-russia?intcmp=239
The feminist collective hit the headlines when three members were arrested after an anti-Putin protest. Now they face up to seven years in jail, a prospect that has shocked and radicalised many Russians. On the eve of their trial, some of the women speak exclusively
For two very full, very long days in Moscow, I have talked constantly to people about Pussy Riot. About how, back in February, three young women from a feminist punk-rock band sang a song in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. How they were arrested, imprisoned, refused bail, and now face up to seven years in jail. How the orders for this seem to have come right from the very top of the Russian government. And how their trial – starting tomorrow – seems certain to become a defining moment in Putin’s political career.
It is, many people say (practically everybody, in fact), a moment whenRussia‘s future is, in some as yet undetermined way, being decided.
At 9pm on Thursday night, I’m at a rally of a couple of thousand anti-government protesters, hearing Pussy Riot’s name being chanted in the crowd, and I think I have a grasp of the story. It’s an astonishing tale of how three young women have brought Putin his biggest political headache yet. A story about art versus power. Of civil society versus church and state. Or as one film-maker who’s documenting it says, “punks versus Putin”. (He goes on to say, “It’s Crime and Punishment, basically, but there’s also a band in jail so it’s a bit like The Monkees. Or a really warped Beatles film.”) Continue reading “STILL CONFUSED ABOUT ‘FREE PUSSY RIOT’? READ THIS ARTICLE, IT MIGHT JUST INSPIRE YOU! Pussy Riot: will Vladimir Putin regret taking on Russia’s cool women punks?”