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Pussy Riot Says "Wear Safety Orange to Demand #Justice4Cecily!"

Posted 6 months ago on May 9, 2014, 11:14 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: Justice4Cecily

First step: Sign the petition to free Cecily.

Next step: You are needed—Justice is in your hands.

Wear "Safety Orange" (aka blaze orange, or prisoner orange) to show your solidarity with Cecily McMillan and all political prisoners worldwide!

Occupy Wall Street Hero and Founding Zuccotti Cecily McMillan was physically assaulted by the NYPD on March 17, 2012 and then perversely convicted of assaulting the police officer who put her in the hospital. Cecily is now in prison at Rikers Island awaiting her sentencing, for up to 7 years in prison.

Alert: 8 Days remain until Cecily's sentencing on May 19.

For updates from Cecily's Support Team, follow justiceforcecily.com

NYT: Occupy Wall Street Inmate Gets Visit From Like-Minded Pussy Riot Ex-Inmates

Guardian: Pussy Riot members visit Occupy activist Cecily McMillan in prison

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BREAKING: PUSSY RIOT CALLS CECILY MCMILLAN A 'HERO'

"We hope Americans will show as much support to Cecily McMillan's case as the people in the United States did to us, when we were in prison. Cecily is completely anti-fear… she realizes what is going on and can take responsibility for everything that is happening." - Pussy Riot

[NEW YORK, NY] At 11:00am EST Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina of Pussy Riot / Zona Prava visited New York’s Rikers Island to meet with jailed Occupy founder Cecily McMillan (Zuccotti).

The purpose of Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina’s visit was to offer consolation and solidarity with Cecily and to learn more about the injustices she is experiencing.

The following is a statement from Cecily McMillan’s support committee regarding this morning’s visit:

“On May 9th, Nadezhda ‘Nadia’ Tolokonnikova and Maria ‘Masha’ Alyokhina, who were persecuted for their involvement in Pussy Riot, specifically their Punk Prayer performance in Moscow, Russia, met up with the Justice For Cecily Team in preparation for their visit to Cecily McMillan at Rikers Island. They were very interested to learn about the injustices in this case, specifically in the prosecutorial process and the nested relations between Wall Street, the justice system and elected officials. Nadia and Masha identified with Cecily’s plight, especially the disproportionate sentencing she faces. We thank Nadia and Masha for visiting, and hope their visit will draw attention to Cecily’s case in the larger context of stifling dissent whether here, in Russia or elsewhere in the world.”

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[-] 7 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 months ago

Thank you ladies.....:)

It would be wonderful if the jurors that wrote the remorse letter would vow to do the same. Visit every day that she remains incarcerated. Sundays and holidays too.

https://news.vice.com/article/cecily-mcmillan-jurors-remorse-is-not-good-enough

Jury decision matter.

[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 months ago

OK.

She will be in court again tomorrow.

let's hope for community service.

[-] 4 points by 99nproud (2697) 6 months ago

I hope she gets out on appeal.

Here's a bit from her lawyer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M53ukskDoc

Marty's a good man, fightin the good fight for decades. & much success for Occupiers here in NYC

[-] 4 points by 99nproud (2697) 5 months ago

Resisting the police state tactics that threaten our civil rights!

http://www.popularresistance.org/judge-upholds-occupy-philly-lawsuit-against-police/

Related, &bumped

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (22316) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 months ago

Cecily McMillan = Political Prisoner/Victim

HUH - in the USA of all places

How Sick is THAT ???

Woe is the USA - how far you have fallen away from the ideals of the days of your birth.

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 6 months ago

Solidarity with Cecily!!!

[-] 2 points by grapes (3429) 6 months ago

Solidarity against brutality. Welcome, gutsy ladies, home is indeed wherever your comrades are - from foxhole America with Love.

[-] 3 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 months ago

Putin responsible for wars in Syria, Gaza, Ukraine & more?

And for cracking down on free speech!

Putin has to go.

[-] 4 points by grapes (3429) 3 months ago

Putin is a thug in what he got Russia to do while under his command. Russia contracted a very bad case of a contagious "disease" so it must be quarantined. Reneging on the Budapest Agreement obligations by Putin's Russia is a most serious matter to the international community. It amounts to Russia promoting nuclear proliferation (after Ukraine had given up ALL of its nuclear weapons in return for the security guarantees in the Budapest Agreement) which is a worldwide threat to all.

Not all of Russia is evil (I LOVE the spunkiness of Pussy Riot! I still remember the massive number of Muscovites surrounding the tanks of the Red Army - people's voice facing off tanks). There is still a bit of China's world-famous Tank Man in humanity yearning to lift up by a little bit the yoke of oppression by thugs.

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 months ago

All peace loving people (certainly Russians as well) recognize the war mongering oligarch Oil pimp putin is a big part of the threat to the 99%.

Denounce him as we do all oligarchs

[-] 1 points by grapes (3429) 3 months ago

In honor of the Berliners in all of us, we must chip away at "die Mauer" and walk someday nonchalantly on its remains on our roads as we park our luxury sedans on top of Hitler's bunker. Ich bin auch Berliner!

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 months ago

Sounds good

Solidarity with Berliners (& all the 99%)

[-] 1 points by grapes (3429) 3 months ago

Solidarity! Let the sad memories of 9/11/2001 be complemented with the joy of 9 November 1989 when the Berlin Wall fell.

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 months ago

& let Pussyriot judge putin!

[-] 1 points by grapes (3429) 3 months ago

We all have our own "tree" to bark up, indeed, where the liars, robbers, and thieves try to hide.

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 months ago

"No one I think is in my tree

I mean it must be high or low

That is you can't you know tune in but it's all right

That is I think it's not too bad" JL

(couldn't resist)

[-] 1 points by flip (7526) 3 months ago

boy you need to educate yourself on these issues before you pop off. - seems you are lining up with the obama administration here. that would be a mistake - i can help here is a start - do you know who started the war in syria.? who was funding and protecting the rebels (didn't some of them become isis??) - allowed them a safe haven in turkey long before it became news - do you know? then there is this -"Secretary of State John Kerry said the Putin Plan to strip Syria’s military of its chemical weapons cache could avoid a U.S. military strike.

Kerry, America’s top diplomat and former Democratic candidate for President, said Sunday that he and his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, were hopeful the plan would empty Syria of chemical weapons by mid-2014. Both men met in Geneva on Thursday for emergency meetings on the subject just hours after Russian president Vladimir Putin wrote an op-ed published in The New York Times urging Washington to step off the gas on all things Syria.

“If we can avoid force against Syria, this will improve the atmosphere in international affairs and strengthen mutual trust. It will be our shared success and open the door to cooperation on other critical issues,” Putin wrote."

and then there is this issue - STEPHEN COHEN: Well, it’s not what Anton said. Where to begin? Can we begin at the beginning? What’s happening in Ukraine, what’s been unfolding since November in the streets, is probably the single most important international story underway today. It may impact for a very long time the geopolitics of Europe, Russia, American-Russian relations, and a lot more. At the same time, media coverage of this story, particularly in the United States, has been exceedingly misleading, very close to what Anton just told you. I would characterize Anton’s characterization, to be as polite as I can, as half-true. But a half-truth is an untruth.

The realities are, there is no "the Ukraine." All this talk about Ukraine is on the front line of democracy—there are at least two Ukraines. One tilts toward Poland and Lithuania, the West, the European Union; the other toward Russia. This is not my notion. This is what every public opinion poll has told us since this crisis unfolded, that about 40 percent of Ukrainians want to go west, 40 percent want to stay with Russia, and, as usually true in these polls, 20 percent just don’t know or they’re not sure.

Who precipitated this crisis? It was the European Union, in this sense. It gave the Ukrainian government, which, by the way, is a democratically elected government—if you overthrow this government, just like they overthrew Morsi in Egypt, you’re dealing a serious blow to democracy. So if the crowd manages to essentially carry out a coup d’état from the streets, that’s what democracy is not about. But here’s what the European Union did back in November. It told the government of Ukraine, "If you want to sign an economic relationship with us, you cannot sign one with Russia." Why not? Putin has said, "Why don’t the three of us have an arrangement? We’ll help Ukraine. The West will help Ukraine." The chancellor of Germany, Merkel, at first thought that was a good idea, but she backed down for various political reasons. So, essentially, Ukraine was given an ultimatum: sign the EU economic agreement or else.

Now, what was that agreement? It would have been an economic catastrophe for Ukraine. I’m not talking about the intellectuals or the people who are well placed, about ordinary Ukrainians. The Ukrainian economy is on the brink of a meltdown. It needed billions of dollars. What did the European Union offer them? The same austerity policies that are ravaging Europe, and nothing more—$600 million. It needed billions and billions.

There’s one other thing. If you read the protocols of the European offer to Ukraine, which has been interpreted in the West as just about civilizational change, escaping Russia, economics, democracy, there is a big clause on military cooperation. In effect, by signing this, Ukraine would have had to abide by NATO’s military policies. What would that mean? That would mean drawing a new Cold War line, which used to be in Berlin, right through the heart of Slavic civilization, on Russia’s borders. So that’s where we’re at to now.

One other point: These right-wing people, whom Anton thinks are not significant, all reports—and I don’t know when he was in Ukraine, maybe it was long ago and things have gone—but the reports that are coming out of Ukraine are the following. One, the moderates—that’s the former heavyweight champion boxer, Vitali Klitschko, and others—have lost control of the street. They’ve asked the people who have been attacking the police with Molotov cocktails, and to vacate the buildings they’ve occupied, to stop. And the street will not stop, partly because—I’d say largely because—the street in Kiev is now controlled by these right-wing extremists. And that extremism has spread to western Ukraine, where these people are occupying government buildings. So, in fact, you have a political civil war underway.

What is the face of these people, this right wing? A, they hate Europe as much as they hate Russia. Their official statement is: Europe is homosexuals, Jews and the decay of the Ukrainian state. They want nothing to do with Europe. They want nothing to do with Russia. I’m talking about this—it’s not a fringe, but this very right-wing thing. What does their political activity include? It includes writing on buildings in western Ukraine, "Jews live here." That’s exactly what the Nazis wrote on the homes of Jews when they occupied Ukraine. A priest who represents part of the political movement in western Ukraine—Putin quoted this, but it doesn’t make it false. It doesn’t make it false; it’s been verified. A western Ukrainian priest said, "We, Ukraine, will not be governed by Negroes, Jews or Russians." So, these people have now come to the fore.

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 months ago

So are you acknowledging that the fighting in Syria is between Russia & the US/West?

[-] 1 points by flip (7526) 3 months ago

no not really but what does that have to do with what you wrote originally and my response? this is very much incorrect and not helpful to those in harms way and to the cause of peace which you prattle on about - "Putin responsible for wars in Syria, Gaza, Ukraine & more?" - this part is correct i assume "And for cracking down on free speech!"

[-] 1 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 months ago

Your response to my question about responsibility for these wars mentioned US Secrt State & Putin.

""Secretary of State John Kerry said the Putin Plan to strip Syria’s military of its chemical weapons "

1st para of your response.

Nothng about Assad, or the people of Syria.

So then I hope/ask you if you acknowledge the truth that Syria is between Oligarch/Oil interests in Russia & West.

Educated yet flipper?

[-] -2 points by flip (7526) 3 months ago

i know this is hard for you but your questions are not relevant - if you want me to say that russia has interests in ukraine and syria the answer is yes of course. but that is not the issue here - you said this - "Putin responsible for wars in Syria, Gaza, Ukraine & more - which incorrect and now you are bordering on lying. this is the point of debate - is putin responsible for ukraine and syria - the answer is no. the west is responsible for both. in syria the west ignored the syrian democratic opposition and instead chose to fund the "free syrian army" in early 2011. i have turkish friends who saw them in the border towns of turkey armed to the teeth. now we are complaining that isis grew out of that rebellion - what a shock! secondly cohen is correct here and if you do a bit of homework you will see how right he is -

STEPHEN COHEN:Who precipitated this crisis? It was the European Union, in this sense. It gave the Ukrainian government, which, by the way, is a democratically elected government—if you overthrow this government, just like they overthrew Morsi in Egypt, you’re dealing a serious blow to democracy. So if the crowd manages to essentially carry out a coup d’état from the streets, that’s what democracy is not about. But here’s what the European Union did back in November. It told the government of Ukraine, "If you want to sign an economic relationship with us, you cannot sign one with Russia." Why not? Putin has said, "Why don’t the three of us have an arrangement? We’ll help Ukraine. The West will help Ukraine." The chancellor of Germany, Merkel, at first thought that was a good idea, but she backed down for various political reasons. So, essentially, Ukraine was given an ultimatum: sign the EU economic agreement or else. Now, what was that agreement? It would have been an economic catastrophe for Ukraine. I’m not talking about the intellectuals or the people who are well placed, about ordinary Ukrainians. The Ukrainian economy is on the brink of a meltdown. It needed billions of dollars. What did the European Union offer them? The same austerity policies that are ravaging Europe, and nothing more—$600 million. It needed billions and billions.........

so we have a few questions of fact on this one - 1. did the eu for ukraine to chose between russia and the eu when russia was open to both aid packages? 2. is nato trying to get ukraine to join it? i will add one more question - do fascists permeate the government of ukraine? so here is how it works - you make a statement that i disagree with - i challenge it factually and you can now show me where i am off base. that is how educated people debate. i will remind you of the statement you made - Putin responsible for wars in Syria, Gaza, Ukraine & more - now defend it or say you were wrong

[-] 1 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 months ago

I've read that & more on these issues. I could agree with all of it.

I really don't care.

Ukraine, Syria, even Libya (along with about a dozen East european countries) are just the current states in a long line of states that Russia oligarchs have lost to the Wests oligarchs.

Russia is a weak (dying?) desperate wanna be empire who is pitifully attempting to stem the tide of their demise. they have watched while the west has dominated the planet and acquired enormous amounts of resources. Some from countries formally aligned with the empire Putin has professed to want to rebuild.

Precipitated? How far you wanna go back? Who cares?

Putin is responsible because he is the other party.

I hope your not saying he hit me 1st!

Did Eu exclude russia with agreement? As far as I know , yes.

Nato pursueing Ukraine? Sure, they got every other warsaw pact country.

Fascists in Ukraine govt? Maybe, Don't know. probably. They ain't alone.

In any case the battle is global. Both parties are responsible. And your boy Putin is a party to this global mess.

Does the Wests crimes make Putins any better? No.

[-] -1 points by flip (7526) 3 months ago

Precipitated? How far you wanna go back? Who cares? Putin is responsible because he is the other party.- so i imagine vietnam was responsible for our attack since they were the other party. the logic is stunning. yes they are playing the great game - and you (we) bear at least some responsibility for the actions of our government - point your finger at putin all you like - the west is responsible here. and - "Fascists in Ukraine govt? Maybe, Don't know. probably. They ain't alone." - for sue the ain't alone and we support most of them no - from mussolini to hitler to batista - should i go on? look up the qoute - "that admirable italian gentleman" we are now supporting them in ukraine and it is wrong - say it - do your homework and say it

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 months ago

Vietnam was not a world power. The horror of vietnam was another proxy war between West & East.

Just as the people of Ukraine aren't really to blame. The West & Russia are responsible.

Gettin real close to the bear. But what can he do.?

He is weak & feeble, hence his insecurity of clamping down on truth and speech.

I am fighting for the 99%. Against my (western) oligarch controlled govt, and oligarchs around the world.

Putin is an oligarch too. Just a weak one with Nukes.

[-] -2 points by flip (7526) 3 months ago

you are just spouting off like a small boy - admit that your comment was a mistake and we can move on. you spread disinformation and that is not helpful

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 months ago

I submit to you the West & Russia (Putin) are responsible for the various ongoing wars.

Certainly Ukraine, & Syria.

Are suggesting Putin/Russia is not responsible?

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (1777) 3 months ago

perhaps the international weapons market ?

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 months ago

Definitely

[-] -3 points by flip (7526) 3 months ago

that is what i am suggesting - read what i sent - you are a parrot of mainstream media and the administration - putin is evil! that is their chant - it is incorrect. he is behaving responsibly here - not always but on these two issues he has prevented a larger war but may not be able to much longer. partly because of people like you! and now sing your peace song - what a joke

[-] -1 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 months ago

I stand with the 120 thousand Russians (& millions more) who acknowledge that Putin stole his leadership position and is engaging in destructive "adventures" in a desperate feeble effort to resurrect the thankfully dead Soviet Empire.

He is delusional & dangerous.

Read this post to understand where Occupy & decent people stand.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-are-the-146-russians-refuse-to-be-rooked/

Russian oligarchs are no different from the Wests oligarchs. Except Russian oligarchs are pathetically weak.

Peace

[-] 1 points by flip (7526) 3 months ago

good article but off topic. you are not working for peace here - i assume you know that or maybe you are that stupid - some are. my first question is which western oligarchs paid for the obama presidency? i don't expect an answer - as jack said "you can't handle the truth!" my second question is how can you read this and keep pushing your dangerous "putin is the problem" line - STEPHEN COHEN:Who precipitated this crisis? It was the European Union, in this sense. It gave the Ukrainian government, which, by the way, is a democratically elected government—if you overthrow this government, just like they overthrew Morsi in Egypt, you’re dealing a serious blow to democracy. So if the crowd manages to essentially carry out a coup d’état from the streets, that’s what democracy is not about. But here’s what the European Union did back in November. It told the government of Ukraine, "If you want to sign an economic relationship with us, you cannot sign one with Russia." Why not? Putin has said, "Why don’t the three of us have an arrangement? We’ll help Ukraine. The West will help Ukraine." The chancellor of Germany, Merkel, at first thought that was a good idea, but she backed down for various political reasons. So, essentially, Ukraine was given an ultimatum: sign the EU economic agreement or else. Now, what was that agreement? It would have been an economic catastrophe for Ukraine. I’m not talking about the intellectuals or the people who are well placed, about ordinary Ukrainians. The Ukrainian economy is on the brink of a meltdown. It needed billions of dollars. What did the European Union offer them? The same austerity policies that are ravaging Europe, and nothing more—$600 million. It needed billions and billions.........

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (1777) 3 months ago

PBS for all your military needs

[-] 1 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 months ago

You keep reposting the same slanted interview.

But nothing changes the fact that these wars are all resource wars that oligarchs in Russia/West are competing over.

Neither are absolved from responsibility.

Not Putin, Obama, Merkel or any other player in these resource wars.

Your oligarch is no better than western oligarchs.

Peace

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 5 months ago

Pussy Riot, Cecily & Occupy say break the grip of militaristic, swat tactics against peaceful protesters

http://www.opendemocracy.net/opensecurity/ali-winston/military-grip-on-us-policing

FYI, abump

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 6 months ago

Flipper? We support Cecily & her efforts at ending criminal justice abuse!

http://www.socialistalternative.org/2014/05/22/demand-justice-for-cecily-mcmillan/

https://twitter.com/CecilyMcMillan

FYI Bump

[-] 3 points by grapes (3429) 6 months ago

The courts derive their power from the mutts they keep in honor of Cerberus. Feed Cerberus to sway the courts.

[-] 4 points by 99nproud (2697) 6 months ago

Open letter to Cecily McMillan

http://www.eurasiareview.com/24052014-open-letter-cecily-mcmillan-oped/

FYI, & a bump for Cecily

[-] 2 points by grapes (3429) 6 months ago

Non-violence espoused in the open letter has its limitations in achieving worthy ends. If you take a really good look at where non-violence succeeded, you will see that there was a backdrop of threat of violence and eventual enlightenment on all sides that non-violent resolution was the best way to go.

A boardroom riot is worth more than ten thousand demonstrators outside the doors.

Judge Zweibel's actions are subject to judicial review. Winning a favorable outcome there can be a good non-violent outcome. There are judicial means and as long as the 1% draws on human battery power from the 99%, there are other means.

[-] 4 points by 99nproud (2697) 5 months ago

I don't support violence. The "backdrop of threat of violence" always exists.

We support all non violent, peaceful tactics.

I urge you to put aside all efforts to engage violently. That is what the powers that be want! It's in their manual.

Better to take the beating, endure the hoses, persevere the dog bites.

Take a lesson from the far braver CHILDREN who did so fighting for voting/civil rights.

Good luck, & PEACE!!

[-] 2 points by grapes (3429) 5 months ago

I don't support violence either. I consider it as a failure of the conflict resolution process - the least desirable outcome possible but I contemplate it because it was a fairly frequent outcome of conflicts and it is an Integral part of human history that warrants learning from. Contemplate Hell and the roads leading there so we can avoid going there through our actions today. We may not succeed but we would know that we had tried - and that can still be respectable to our posterity.

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 5 months ago

I agree with you "I don't support violence either. I consider it as a failure..."

"Contemplation" of all history/tactics is good. I do as well of course.

For your further contemplation:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/11/05/peaceful-protest-is-much-more-effective-than-violence-in-toppling-dictators/

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 6 months ago

Support Cecily McMillan!

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/23865-cecily-mcmillans-law-of-love-suffers-us-injustice

Have you seen any other updates?

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 6 months ago

Grrrr Rufff!!

Bark for pussyriot

[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 5 months ago


Free Bradley Manning


Bradley Manning exposed militarily abuses through wiki leaks

and has been held in isolation since



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[-] -1 points by wickerman (62) 6 months ago

So if I read this right she goes to court Monday?

[-] 3 points by 99nproud (2697) 5 months ago

We can still help Cecily!

http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/4619?ls=4kq8mdqEj2A

Sign the petition

[-] 3 points by 99nproud (2697) 5 months ago

Keep Cecily in our a thoughts and actions!!

And let's stay aware and defiant against police state, security industrial complex!

http://inthesetimes.com/latest/entry/new_docs_reveal_extensive_monitoring_of_occupy

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 months ago

Putin MUST go, We'll need a 'Pussy Riot' to succeed.