Click here to download a free PDF of our ‘PUSSY UNITY’ Poster.
We saw a photograph of the very wonderful Andrea Vander Kooij‘s ‘Balaclava for Kissing’ (2006 -Photo Credit: Kate Fellerath) and thought it made the perfect image to show solidarity with Pussy Riot.
Maria, Nadezhda and Ekaterina face up to seven years imprisonment for their alleged involvement in “hooliganism” (hooliganism being playing loud music apparently) at the ‘Christ the Savior Cathedral’ in Moscow, as Amnesty International reports:
Several members of the punk group ‘Pussy Riot’, with their faces covered in balaclavas, sang a protest song titled “Virgin Mary, redeem us of Putin” in the cathedral. The Russian authorities subsequently arrested Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova on 4 March and Ekaterina Samusevich on 15 March claiming they were the masked singers. Although the three women admit to being members of the larger ‘Pussy Riot’ group, they deny any involvement in the particular protest in the cathedral.
The next day of action is scheduled to coincide with the first day of their trial and the Free Pussy Riot website has some suggestions for ways in which you might like to show solidarity with Pussy Riot…
April 19th, the day of the trial is the action day to show your real support and solidarity with the Pussy Riot and their three alleged members unfairly jailed in Moscow!
Take Action and Make Noise:
- protest in front of Russian Embassy in your country
- phone Russian Government
- call press
- wear your balaclavas
- organize a gig
- post on FB / Youtube / Twitter
- send solidarity letters
Join Our Protest and Demand Immediate Release of Maria, Nadezhda and Ekaterina!
More details can be found at the Free Pussy Riot website.
Click here for a free PDF of our ‘Big Brother Britain’ poster.
Despite all their big talk about ‘the Nanny State’ and liberties when they were in opposition the Tories have proved that they’re as keen as Labour was to ensure that Britain becomes the most surveillanced society on the planet. We’re already the most highly filmed population and now Dave – Digi Cam – Cameron wants to force internet and communications companies to surrender our information to the government’s intelligence agency, the GCHQ… an act which will put the UK on par with China and Iran.
Combine this with the new National Identity Register (which may include compulsory ‘voice biometrics’ for everyone in Britain) and you have a situation which is, as Johnny Void has already shown, even worse than Labour’s National ID Card proposal!
Labour no doubt will feign disapproval, but the reality is that this is where all government are heading. The good news is that the technology which makes this possible is also the technology which will allow us to transcend outmoded hierarchical systems like government.
For more info on liberty and communications technology visit…
The 0742 Club is now open: the semi residential community art/social centre squat adjacent to Debenhams on the Moor is asking for artists, photographers, collectives and political groups to get in contact and to come down and help make the squat as vibrant and active as Possible.
The 0742 Club (a squat adjacent to Debenhams on the Moor) initially squatted by students under the name “The Free Abbey National” and began life as a convergence centre for political protestors in response to the Liberal Democrat Conference is now open as a social centre and community art project.
The Collective invites a broad variety of artists, collectives, and political groups to come and make use of the space (which is huge) as well as opening it’s doors to those wanting to show independant films (A projector is avaliable), hold poetry sessions, or generally hang out. Spaces can be booked or aquired by inpromtue informal discussion with the residents as and when they are needed, and doors will open on monday to the wider public for the display of an art exhibition, a poetry session (to which any poets are invited to take part in), and the provission of hot beverages.
The Collective also puts out a request for Residential Artists and persons who can help to maintain the security of the space (this does not have to mean every night and day, but it would also be useful to have volunteers willing to stay a night or two).
The 0742 can be contact via its SQAUTLINE on 07806414837 or via the contact number that has already been given out in other articles written in reference to the Centre.