Pussy Riot release ВЫБОРЫ / Elections on Russian Election Day

Pussy Riot release ВЫБОРЫ / Elections on Russian Election Day

PUSSY RIOT “ВЫБОРЫ” / “ELECTIONS” ON DAY OF RUSSIAN ELECTIONS

LAST WEEK PUSSY RIOT + DAVE SITEK RELEASED “BAD APPLES”

RUSSIAN ANTI-PUTIN FEMINIST PUNK ART MOVEMENT PUSSY RIOT

CURRENTLY ON TOUR: EXPECT A SUBVERSIVE MIX OF ACTIVIST ART AND LIVE SET (see information on which activists participate below)

photo credit: Sacha Lecca
other photos HERE
Pussy Riot live gifs HERE
Pussy Riot “Police State” music video gifs HERE

About

What 18 years of Putin’s power has brought to us?
Arrests, poisonings, tortures, murders of political activists.
Institutional corruption which is HUGE.
Total erosion of democratic institutions.
Giant economic inequality.
Worsening of prison conditions.
Environmental catastrophe in lots of industrial regions of Russia.
Censorship everywhere –  in media, in education, in internet, in people’s heads. Self-censorship, caused by fear.
You should not be deceived, this event on 18th of March is not elections. Falsifications, eliminations of political opponents, Kremlin-controlled media leave no chance to anybody except Putin.
Pictures that you can see in the video were painted by Oleg Navalny, a political prisoner, who was convicted to 3,5 years in jail because he’s a brother of Alexey Navalny, Putin’s fiercest political opponent. We contacted Oleg in prison and he agreed  to give his pics for В Ы Б О Р Ы.
Video editor: Melanie Clemmons
Camera: Nikita Chaikin

Other Pussy Riot’s law enforcement tracks:
Chaika (a demand to Russian government to immediately fire Russia’s corrupt prosecutor general Yury Chaika)
Make America Great Again (an attempt to prevent the election of D. Trump)
Police State (a call to action for all activists who stand against police brutality and offensive excessive surveillance)
I Can’t Breathe (written in honor of Eric Garner, a man who was brutally killed by cops)
Bad Apples (are good for something, when they’re six feet under ground)

 

In an additional note, Pussy Riot explained their activist, political and artistic collaborations during their upcoming series of events that are currrently scheduled in a number of  American cities, as well as in Mexico city.

“Hey.

Pussy Riot has never done normal concerts in usual sense of this word, and we intend to continue this tradition. Events that we organize are political rallies, not concerts. We intend to make the audience leave the venue or the festival, and to go out and act.

We’re glad to announce that a number of fucking amazing grass root activists organizations and politically charged artists agreed to share the stage with us.

 

Together we’re standing for (this applies for both Russia and the US):

– gender, racial, climate justice
– press that’s free of censorship, we have the right to know what’s up with our world
– stop excessive mass surveillance
– fight the centralization of power, when the few decide for everybody how they gonna live, whether this particle of 1% are Russian ex-KGB corrupt autocrats or American monopolized corporate power
– healthcare, education, housing and food as human rights, decommodifying necessities; tuition free education for all
– criminal justice reform
– support for previously incarcerated people
– elimination of the prison industrial complex
– public funding for elections
– putting people & our planet first.

 

In Chicago, Portland, SF and LA: Democratic Socialists of America (DSA): sharing activist lit and giving keynote speeches
In Chicago: Reclaim Chicago: grassroots collective devoted to getting corporate interests out of government and reclaiming government as a means for ensuring justice, promoting equality and improving people’s lives
In Chicago: Daniel Biss: a progressive gubernatorial candidate fighting the corporate power
In Chicago: Nikki Lynette
In Chicago and LA: Dorian Electra
In LA: FUPU (Fuck You Pay Us!!!), Desi Mo, Fat Tony, Bebe Huxley
In SF: London Jade
In Mexico City: Mexican activists who prefer to remain anonymous

Pussy Riot is going to rally in a couple of cities, you can catch them here:
3.06 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean (sold out)
3.07 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean (sold out)
3.08 – Chicago, IL @ The Beat (sold out)
3.10 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club (sold out)
3.13 – Austin, TX @ SXSW opening show @ The Main – 7:15pm
3.14 – Austin, TX @ SXSW Lennon Bus @ Belmont – 12am
3.18 – Mexico, MEX @ Vive Latino
3.20 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (sold out)
3.21 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (sold out)
3.22 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey (sold out)
3.23 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project (sold out)
3.24 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
3.27 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Atrium at The Catalyst
3.28 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop – 2 shows (sold out)
3.31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo (sold out)
4.01 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo (sold out)
4.02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
5.18/20 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival
5.25/27 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
June – Berlin, GER @ JVA Prison!! Men’s prison in the charlottenburg-norda

more dates to be announced

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http://www.zona.media/ (Pussy Riot’s publication focused on Russian courts, law enforcement, and prison system)

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Pussy Riot release ВЫБОРЫ / Elections on Russian Election Day