Pussy Riot Attacked, Temporarily Blinded In Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

It is clear that the attackers acted with the approval of the Nizhny Novgorod FSB, located nearby. However, we will still go to the prison today, so they have beaten us in vain, absolutely in vain.

–Masha Alyokhina

We will go to the prison, despite the fact that the local police, “titushki” — the hooligans — and their bosses do not like it.

–Nadia Tolokonnikov

There’s not much to say. I hope they’re protected, and I will continue to take my hat off to them and cheer on their fight for those who need it. They’re still going to travel to the prison where convicts are treated like slaves (much like they’re treated here). Especially as Putin stares down the world, they stand, and literally fight. The thugs were wearing ribbons remembering WWII. Supporting the troops indeed. (via Huff Po)

Pussy Riot Killed It On Colbert In Their First American TV Appearance.


This is probably one of the most important interviews you’re going to watch involving music, dance & free expression in the surveillance age you’ll see in a long time. Pussy Riot stands strong & unbowed, taunting Putin to re-arrest them, discussing the secret number of Pussy Rioters (is that a word yet?) including the ones still jailed, and explaining their trip to the USA. Besides raising awareness, they’re also meeting prison & human rights activists in an effort to learn more about how to fight these kinds of tactics. Props to them & as always, #freepussyriot. (via Laughing Squid)