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Lyrics to new PUSSY RIOT song “Putin Lights Up the Fires”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2012 by E.N.

Lyrics of New PUSSY RIOT Song
“Putin Lights Up the Fires”

Pussy Riot shares their new song, “Putin Lights Up the Fires” with the world HERE.

This is the art group’s first musical piece since the “Virgin Mary, Please Drive Putin Away” for which three members were found guilty of hooliganism driven by religious hatred and sentenced to two years in jail. The Guardian has edited the new song to a montage of Pussy Riot members and their supporters. Even though the song was released on Friday, the translated lyrics have just been revealed today.

PUSSY RIOT “Putin Lights Up the Fires” lyrics: 
(translation credit: @Russian_Market)

This state may be stronger than time in jail.

The more arrests, the happier it is.
Every arrest is carried out with love for the sexist

Who botoxed his cheeks and pumped his chest and abs.

But you can’t nail us in the coffin.
Throw off the yoke of former KGB!

Putin is lighting the fires of revolution
He’s bored and scared of sharing silence with the people
With every execution: the stench of rotten ash
With every long sentence: a wet dream

The country is going, the country is going into the streets boldly
The country is going, the country is going to bid farewell to the regime
The country is going, the country is going, like a feminist wedge
And Putin is going, Putin is going to say goodbye like a sheep

Arrest the whole city for May 6th
Seven years isn’t enough, give us 18!
Forbid us to scream, walk and curse!
Go and marry Father Lukashenko

More
1. The 6th letter from detention by Nadia written on the eve of the verdict HERE

2.  The photos and video from the Free Pussy Riot Public Reading organized by JD Samson (of MEN and Le Tigre) and FreePussyRiot.org in New York on Thursday August16th. Readers included: Chloe Sevigny, Eileen Myles, Karen Finley, Johanna Fateman, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, K8 Hardy and Masha Gessen..
Co-sponsored by Amnesty International & Breslin Bar and Dining Room presents Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel.

3. Feel free share Democracy Now!’s Pussy Riot feature:
Pussy Riot Members Sentenced To 2 Years For Anti-Putin Protest; Feminist Rocker JD Samson Responds HERE
YOUTUBE LINK HERE
VIDEO EMBED CODE HERE

4. About Pussy Riot – HERE:
Pussy Riot is an anonymous Russian feminist performance art group formed in October 2011. Through a series of peaceful performances in highly visible places, the group has given voice to basic rights under threat in Russia today, while expressing the values and principles of gender equality, democracy and freedom of expression contained in the Russian constitution and other international instruments, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the CEDAW Convention.

Detained members of the art group Pussy Riot:
Maria Alekhina, 24. Poet and Student at the Institute of Journalism and Creative writing. Mother of 5 year-old boy.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 23. Visual Artist and 4th year Philosophy Student. Mother of 4 year-old girl.
Ekaterina Samucevich, 29. Visual Artist, degree from The Alexander Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia. Moscow

http://www.FreePussyRiot.org : In support for the release of the members of the feminist performance Art group Pussy Riot; Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samucevich.
https://twitter.com/freepussyriot
#FreePussyRiot
#LetOurSistersGo

Pussy Riot Found Guilty

Posted in News with tags on August 17, 2012 by E.N.

The three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot have been found guilty of ‘hooliganism motivated by religious hatred’.

One translation of the verdict, from news agency Interfax, reads:

“The Pussy Riot singers colluded under unestablished circumstances, for the purpose of offensively violating public peace in a sign of flagrant disrespect for citizens.

The women were motivated by religious enmity and hatred, and acted provocatively and in an insulting manner inside a religious building in the presence of a large number of believers.

Intending to make the planned actions public and ensure that they drew public response, to draw the attention of the public to their illegal actions, and to communicate the expressed disrespect not only to the clergy and people in the church, but also to other citizens who were not present in the church at the time [of the punk prayer], but shared Orthodox traditions, Samutsevich, Tolokonnikova, Alyokhina, and their unidentified accomplice informed various media assistants and active bloggers on their action.”(via diy)

Bjork Dedicates “Declare Independence” To Pussy Riot+FREE PUSSY RIOT public reading

Posted in News with tags , , on August 16, 2012 by E.N.

August 16th @ 7:30pm EDT, on the eve of the trial’s verdict,Pussy Riot’s inspirational court room statements will be read by supporters of the Free Pussy Riot movement, including Chloe Sevigny, Eileen Myles, Karen Finley, Johanna Fateman, Mx Justin Vivian Bond (+ others to be announced) info here.
The event is co-sponsored by Amnesty International & Breslin Bar and Dining Room at
Liberty Hall at Ace HotelProduced by JD Samson and FreePussyRiot.org

The verdict for the Pussy Riot trial will be stated on Friday August 17 @ 3pm Moscow Time (8am EST). ALSO: There will be a march and rally on Friday, info here. Free Pussy Riot encourages any artists / activists to join on Thursday evening and Friday in solidarity with the three detained women, Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samucevich of Pussy Riot.
WHO: 
FREE PUSSY RIOT
In support for the release of the members of the feminist performance Art group Pussy Riot; Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samucevich.
http://www.freepussyriot.org/
https://twitter.com/freepussyriot

Bjork Dedicates “Declare Independence” To Pussy Riot

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