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Retribution Against the Financial Elite

#PussyRiotNYC Solidarity Actions With Imprisoned Russian Activists

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 17, 2012, noon EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: solidarity, russia, pussy riot, feminism

Protesters march with banner Confront Patriarchy - Pussy Riot

Update, 1pm Eastern: See here for more information about Pussy Riot and today's Global Day of Action in support of them. Demonstrations are happening in cities across dozens of countries, including other U.S. cities. Free Pussy Riot Chicago will be marching at 4:30 Central time:

Join us this Friday in the Loop to call upon the city of Chicago, Moscow's sister city, to support three members of Russian feminist art collective Pussy Riot, jailed since a February anti-Putin "punk rock prayer" performed in Moscow's Christ the Savior Church. Since their protest against the Russian government and the Kremlin's exploitation of the Orthodox religion in the name of corporatism, three members of Pussy Riot (two of whom have young children), Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, have been held in subhuman conditions, facing up to seven years in prison on politically-motivated charges of "hooliganism." [They were sentenced to two.] On August 17th, 2012, supporters in Chicago and dozens of other cities worldwide are rallying for their freedom.

This morning, NYPD arrested protesters at the Russian consulate in NYC for wearing masks in solidarity with Pussy Riot, the arrested Russian feminist punk band who were just found guilty of "hooliganism" and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment. They are now marching around Manhattan. Join them, or follow live on Twitter: #PussyRiotNYC

DETAILED SCHEDULE BELOW - via Facebook event


There are a number of actions occurring in NYC in support of Pussy Riot this week. This event is for the Friday actions at the Russian Consulate/St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, the musical march to Times Square, and the Times Square mid-day rally.

Morning musical masquerade protest party:

9 - 10am, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church 15 E 97th St, (6 train to 96th Street)
10am - 12pm, Russian Consulate 9 East 91st Street

PLEASE: Bring signs, wear bright colors (see Pussy Riot for inspiration) and bring a noisemaker and/or stringed instrument. Don’t forget to bring your balaclava masque. (IMPORTANT NOTE: although wearing mask in a masquerade party is legal, a permit is still required which we do not have. see full penal code below).

Pussy Riot March on Madison from 91st Consulate to 46nd / Broadway street rally
WHEN: 12pm -1pm marching!
PLEASE: Bring signs, wear bright colors (see Pussy Riot for inspiration) and bring a noisemaker and/or stringed instrument.

1pm -- Arrive Times Square Rally:
WHERE: 46th Street and Broadway WHEN: 1-2pm

ALSO PLEASE CHECK OUT THESE PUSSY RIOT ACTIONS:

Also at 10am InOurHearts will join us at the consulate http://www.facebook.com/events/477671338911771/

occupymusicians at gmail dot com

Masquerade Law NEW YORK Penal Law 240.35 (4):
New York’s anti-mask law criminalizes the wearing of masks or disguises by three or more persons in a public place unless done in connection with a “masquerade party or like entertainment,” after obtaining a permit to wear masks from the police or other appropriate authorities. The courts have defined “like entertainment” as “social gatherings, dances, and performances that involve masks or costumes,” Under the current law, wearing a bandana tied around one’s face falls within the scope of the mask prohibition.

Banner reads "We Are All Hooligans"

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[-] 3 points by caniw (3) 1 year ago

wherever people are, whether it is in the united states or russia, mexico or uk, people are rising up. it proves that capitalism is naturally unsustainable. now it is up to the people to create a new world to replace capitalism

[-] 2 points by Manna (85) 1 year ago

New World did you say? I was also thinking just this. The 1% HAS TO GO. Life is natural and equal right. We must realize the New World.

[-] 2 points by 143Maria (5) 1 year ago

Our founding father, the pioneers that built and sacrificed for America, the natives to this land and so on had a different dream for America, a. Dream where all men are created equal a dream where the pursuit of happiness doesn't have to cost you and arm a leg or your life. I joined the army because even though I was a single mother, as an immigrant and a minority there was no other place for me. I couldn't get a job, I couldn't even begin to dream of a life outside the ghettos to which we are succumb to as minorities. now I am no longer in the army now I am still a minority now I still can't find a job my unemployment has ran out I'm on the verge of being evicted and I am not the only one my sister sits on her table without a lump of food left for her children her unemployment has ran out also, she worked 18 years for a doctor and was laid off with no severance pay no warning. My mother who owns her business is now going bankrupt she is also on the verge of losing everything she has fought for. Entire families are being wiped out! tell me someone please tell me is this democracy? Not everyone believed we would win against the king of England and his red coats but we said give m liberty or give me death. I say that today I stand by it. Occupy ! Let's do his let's give our children something to live for let's lead the way to freedom. If this nation can't offer that than who will? Every other country is just about the same let's lead our world to freedom I am standing by waiting for the call. Email me @ mariagdnm@yahoo.com I don't have money but I have a whole lot of life and bravery! P.s I am typing from a very small tablet so please excuse all of my punctuation and grammatical errors.

[-] 2 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 1 year ago

Occupy goes State Department once more. Why not hold a concert like that at St. Patrick's. here are the lyrics they used:

http://freepussyriot.org/content/lyrics-songs-pussy-riot

Punk-Prayer "Virgin Mary, Put Putin Away"

(choir)

Virgin Mary, Mother of God, put Putin away Рut Putin away, put Putin away

(end chorus)

... Black robe, golden epaulettes All parishioners crawl to bow The phantom of liberty is in heaven Gay-pride sent to Siberia in chains

The head of the KGB, their chief saint, Leads protesters to prison under escort In order not to offend His Holiness Women must give birth and love

Shit, shit, the Lord's shit! Shit, shit, the Lord's shit!

(Chorus)

Virgin Mary, Mother of God, become a feminist Become a feminist, become a feminist

(end chorus)

The Church’s praise of rotten dictators The cross-bearer procession of black limousines A teacher-preacher will meet you at school Go to class - bring him money!

Patriarch Gundyaev believes in Putin Bitch, better believe in God instead The belt of the Virgin can’t replace mass-meetings Mary, Mother of God, is with us in protest!

(Chorus)

Virgin Mary, Mother of God, put Putin away Рut Putin away, put Putin away

(end chorus) Yeah, try something like that in St. Patricks why don't you? Let's see how the PTB "human rights" apparatus reacts. http://pussyriott.blogspot.com/2012/07/punk-prayer-virgin-mary-put-bloomberg.html

[-] 0 points by sufinaga (513) 1 year ago

CORPORATE CHRISTIANITY is controlled by the elite tyranny, the psychopathic rulers with no concern for suffering humanity who use the image of a MAN NAILED TO A CROSS to frighten us into submission. the head of the church of rome is a german fascist. the head of the church of england is a german fascist. the queen of england is the Whore of Babylon of Revelations. http://www.whoownstheworld.com/about-the-book/largest-landowner/ marijuana is the tree of life of revelations, the plant of renown of ezekiel 34 v29

[-] 1 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 1 year ago

whatever you say

[-] 1 points by sufinaga (513) 1 year ago

think for yourself and understand! jesus is the antichrist they shove down our throats in their satanic communion!

[-] 1 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 1 year ago

okay.............

[-] 1 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 1 year ago

Bradley Manning trtured at Quantico

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=32334

Details of Defense Motion

Global Research, August 13, 2012 dissenter.firedoglake.com

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US Army photograph of Pfc. Bradley Manning

A more than one hundred page defense motion detailing how Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, was subjected to cruel and inhuman treatment while held at Quantico Marine Brig has been made public. The motion on “unlawful pretrial punishment” asserts officers at the brig made a decision to hold Manning in the harshest conditions possible, regardless of his psychological health. It concludes, as a result of “flagrant violation” of Manning’s “constitutional rights,” the judge should dismiss all charges with prejudice or, at minimum, grant “meaningful relief in the form of at least 10-for-1 sentencing credit for the 258 days PFC Manning inappropriately spent in the equivalent of solitary confinement.”

[-] 2 points by Iwonderwhy (19) 1 year ago

Thanks for this timely update. This is big...you might want to put it in the main forum as a thread all on its own. People are wanting to keep a special eye on this one.

[-] 1 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 1 year ago

Maybe Occupy Wall Street itself ought to be following this trial, um oh that's right Manning's been under torture how long without a trial? I forget... Free Pussy Riot, yeah

http://pussyriott.blogspot.com/

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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

indefinitely

[-] 1 points by Manna (85) 1 year ago

They used to say, "Money makes the world spin." Now they find their stash has no such power. The OWS/other revolutions are peaceful but steady. It is slowly revealing the weakness of the 1%. Their world is slowing down and will come to halt.

[-] 1 points by m4trix87 (71) 1 year ago

"This morning, NYPD arrested protesters at the Russian consulate in NYC for wearing masks in solidarity with Pussy Riot"

"Morning musical masquerade protest party:

9 - 10am, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church 15 E 97th St, (6 train to 96th Street) 10am - 12pm, Russian Consulate 9 East 91st Street"

New York’s anti-mask law criminalizes the wearing of masks or disguises by three or more persons in a public place unless done in connection with a “masquerade party or like entertainment,” after obtaining a permit to wear masks from the police or other appropriate authorities. The courts have defined “like entertainment” as “social gatherings, dances, and performances that involve masks or costumes,”

(note that the masquerade law doesn't exclude parties done to promote a political point from the allowance to wear masks)

They say it isn't illegal to wear masks in parties, yet they arrest people who wear masks in a party.

Not even their own laws!

[-] 1 points by m4trix87 (71) 1 year ago

The russian Church says they "forgive" pussy riot.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5hueLTvu4B2VRjdofeEZUryfLfpwQ?docId=N0048221345299698098A

If so, why not use their political power to get Putin to release them? We know they can do it.

[-] 1 points by Manna (85) 1 year ago

I was long thinking of a possibility. I now see my hunch is correct. It is a simple formula of technocracy--politics, policy, police. These people have zero skill but amazing power of money and nuke. They are the ones who sign the UN treaty and then get busy with taking our money away. The same pattern of politics, policy, police prevails in all countries. The street dogs live better than us.

Even more amazing to me is--who are the technologists who have super brains but use such intelligence to maul the earth? It appears to me if we can identify these nefarious technologists and shut down such high-tech trainings, things would be simpler to manage for all resistance groups. It may mean shutting down some universities but I suppose it will be worth in terms of living conditions. They are making technology as clever tools.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Support Pussy Riot

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Free speech! It's a right.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

tweeted

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

All dissenters/protesters of unjust governments - MUST BE SUPPORTED.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

Dreams of the Last Butterflies is a mini-epic, live-action “Dark Faerie Tale” short film, with a unique environmental message.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/13808738/dreams-of-the-last-butterflies

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Tweeted - Support Inspirations for a Healthy World.

To get there good dreams need to be given life.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

thanks

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

We need all kinds of more - speaking out for the environment/World.

[-] 3 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

Russia has always been conservative or is banking on that to maintain power

[-] 0 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

And Putin is insane with tyranical power.

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

probably

but I really cant say

[-] -1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Yeah you're right.I don't really know. But the pussy riot ruling was pretty egotistical and tyrannical. And it seems Putin was personally offended so.....

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

stand with dissenters around the world

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[-] 0 points by sufinaga (513) 1 year ago

just love pussy riot maybe they will lead the REVOLUTION against the Whore of Babylon! http://www.whoownstheworld.com/about-the-book/largest-landowner/