Why Pussy Riot is Our Riot

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Who is Pussy riot and why should we care?

If you have Internet access you’ve likely heard of Pussy Riot. They ‘re a Russian female punk rock band, comprised of ten members aged 20-33, formed apparently in response to Vladimir Putin’s 2011 decision to run a third time for President of Russia, and — like punk rockers the world over since the Sex Pistols sang “God Save the Queen” in 1970s Britain — performing with eccentric and provocative theatrics and costumes accompanying biting lyrics to convey a particular message.

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What to Think About on Prisoner’s Justice Day

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August 10 is International Prisoner’s Justice Day — a day now recognized around the world, but which began in Canada 37 years ago.

On August 10, 1974 a Canadian man, Edward Nalon, died in the segregation unit of an Ontario prison. The next year and every year since, prisoners across the country observed a day of mourning, refusing to eat or to leave their cells, and refusing to forget the unjust death of Nalon and also of other prisoners. Though deprived of their liberty, Canadian prisoners have shown they are not deprived of moral courage and by marking August 10 they stand up for prisoner justice — and prisoners and non-prisoners around the world have stood with them.

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