It’s come to this.
The specific whites of Pacific Heights and Cow Hollow aren’t going to like tomorrow’s international protest one bit.
Not one bit!
“GLOBAL FREE PUSSY RIOT DAY – FRIDAY AUGUST 17th – FreePussyRiot.org
The ‘Free Pussy Riot’ protest is a worldwide response to Russian authorities detaining three young women for performing an anti-Putin song in a cathedral in Moscow in February. Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Ekaterina Samucevich are the three women and members of Pussy Riot, a feminist collective punk band known for impromptu performances with a political agenda to promote basic rights, gender equality and the lack of justice involving the powers that be.
The global pussy riot campaign is going to be held in major cities around the world this Friday to urge Putin and Russian authorities for a fair hearing for the girls’ sentencing. With support from celebrities such as Madonna and Pete Townshend, and of Amnesty International the pussy riot has become a movement to show support for these three women and more importantly to show Russian authorities their decision will not go unnoticed.
In San Francisco their are two events being held:
At 3:00 PM on Friday supporters will be meeting at the Russian Consulate 2790 Green Street.
At 6:30 PM they will be meeting at Justin Herman Plaza.
“As a musician who has spoken out against political figures, I am deeply troubled that the Russian government is punishing its citizens for voicing their opinions through music. Music is an essential tool for voicing opinions about everything from gender to oppression. To outlaw the free expression of these ideas is to embrace tyranny. Letting artists speak is the hallmark of a free society.”
-Peaches (Canadian electro-pop/punk rocker) link to her new song/video “FREE PUSSY RIOT” http://vimeo.com/47483917
Buenos Aires: http://www.facebook.com/events/271199299647295/
Derry, Ireland: http://www.facebook.com/events/102245836592357/
Florence (Firenze) : http://www.facebook.com/events/459331887430924/
Mendoza, Argentina: https://www.facebook.com/events/488788877798731/
Minneapolis : http://www.facebook.com/events/453640387991012/
St. Petersburg: http://vk.com/freepussyriot170812spb
Tournai, Belgium : https://www.facebook.com/events/372254449510600/