Pussy Riot

They were sentenced to two years in prison, and inspired a global movement. Collected here are the words that roused the world.

Pussy Riot

Letters from prison, songs, poems, and courtroom statements, plus tributes to the Russian punk band that shook the world. On February 21, 2012, five members of a Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot staged a performance in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. Dressed in brightly colored tights and balaclavas, they performed their “Punk Prayer” asking the Virgin Mary to drive out Russian president Vladimir Putin from the church. After just forty seconds, they were chased out by security. Once a retooled video of the events circulated on YouTube (edited to seem much longer than the actual performance), the state was riled into action. Three members of the collective, Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, known as Masha, Nadya, and Katya, were arrested and charged with felony hooliganism motivated by religious hatred, an offense carrying a sentence of up to seven years. As their trial unfolded, these young women became global feminist icons, garnering the attention and support of activists and artists around the world, including Madonna, Paul McCartney, and Sting, as well as contributors to this book: Yoko Ono, Johanna Fateman, Karen Finley, Justin Vivian Bond, Eileen Myles, and JD Samson. The Internet exploded with petitions, music videos, and calls to action, and as the guilty verdict was anticipated, Pussy Riot responded with articulate, unwavering courtroom statements, calling for freedom of expression, an end to economic and gender oppression, and a separation of church and state. They were sentenced to two years in prison, and inspired a global movement. Collected here are the words that roused the world.

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Pussy Riot!
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Pussy Riot
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-25 - Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

Letters from prison, songs, poems, and courtroom statements, plus tributes to the Russian punk band that shook the world. On February 21, 2012, five members of a Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot staged a performance in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. Dressed in brightly colored tights
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Pages: 312
Authors: Frances S. Hasso, Zakia Salime
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-16 - Publisher: Duke University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Schwabenland, Christina, Lange, Chris, Sachiko Nakagawa, Jenny Onyx
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-05 - Publisher: Policy Press

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Language: en
Pages: 140
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Categories: Religion
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Through its shocking incongruities and transgressive forms, the grotesque offers an intriguing lens for exploring the scandal of the gospel and the challenges of Christian preaching. Drawing on diverse sourcesfrom Swedish crime fiction and contemporary poetry to James Cone, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Pussy Riotthis book will examine the theological,
Framing Mary
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Amy Singleton Adams, Vera Shevzov
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-24 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

Despite the continued fascination with the Virgin Mary in modern and contemporary times, very little of the resulting scholarship on this topic extends to Russia. Russia's Mary, however, who is virtually unknown in the West, has long played a formative role in Russian society and culture. Framing Mary introduces readers