Pussy Riot!: A Punk Prayer For Freedom

Pussy Riot!: A Punk Prayer For Freedom


SPECIAL TO THE PRINT EDITION: New court statements from October 10 charm, and tributes by means of Bianca Jagger, Peaches & Simonne Jones, Tobi Vail, Barbara Browning, Vivien Goldman.

On February 21, 2012, 5 individuals of a Russian feminist punk collective Pussy insurrection staged a functionality within the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. wearing brightly coloured tights and balaclavas, they played their punk prayer, asking the Virgin Mary to force out Russian president Vladimir Putin from the church. After simply 40 seconds, they have been chased out by way of safeguard. 3 contributors of the collective, Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, often called Masha, Nadya, and Katya, have been later arrested and charged with criminal hooliganism prompted by means of non secular hatred. As their trial opened up, those younger women grew to become worldwide feminist icons, garnering the eye and help of activists and artists round the world.

Pussy Riot! is an important rfile of this galvanizing historic second. It contains letters from legal, court statements, safeguard legal professional ultimate arguments, poems, the notorious punk prayer, and tributes by means of Yoko Ono, Johanna Fateman, Karen Finley, Justin Vivian Bond, Eileen Myles, and JD Samson.

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