Free Pussy Riot!

Three members of the all-woman Russian punk band Pussy Riot went on trial last week. If you can call it a trial. The court sounds like it is in a medieval village and the judge sounds like a Nazi-gangster stooge.
These women inspire so much evil and disorder they’ve brought a giant Rotweiler into the court to keep everyone under control. The judge has dismissed many of the defence witnesses… because?… because he can.
Pussy Riot — Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Maria Alyokhina — are charged with hooliganism inspired by religious hatred. Well we’ve all been there, and liked to have done that. But in the UK we do not have to face such dire consequences. And honestly, few of us would dare to do what they did — perform a punk prayer against Vladimir Putin in a Moscow cathedral.
So right now, we should all be Pussy Riot!
The husband of one of the band members writes more about the bizarre and horrifying court case here.
News, petition and other information about what is developing into an international campaign here.
I haven’t seen news of any upcoming public demonstrations organised in the UK. Any information out there?

Rosalind Robson

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Women’s Fightback is a socialist feminist paper and blog produced by members and supporters of the socialist group Workers' Liberty. Workers’ Liberty is a revolutionary socialist organisation fighting as part of the labour and student movements, and in campaigns, for a socialist alternative to capitalism, based on common ownership and democracy.

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