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Support Pussy Riot

by English PEN category: Cause

“English PEN has published a book of poems in aid of the imprisoned punk band Pussy Riot. Buy it now! http://thndr.it/W77aAE

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This campaign ended on October 25, 2012 at 12PM

Support Pussy Riot

Free thinkers around the world were shocked when three members of the punk band Pussy Riot were jailed for staging a 'punk prayer' protest in Moscow.  The women were protesting collusion between the heads of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Government of Vladimir Putin.

On 10th October 2012, the convictions of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were upheld, while their band-mate Yekaterina Samutsevich was released on probabtion.

In the UK, a group of poets have collaborated to producte 'Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot'.  "A communion of the visual and lyrical; rhymed, satirical and experimental poetry in tribute to political prisoners of conscience."  Revenue from sales of the book will be donated to the Pussy Riot legal fund and to the English PEN Writers at Risk Programme.

The Russian Government of Vladimir Putin has sought to silence the feminist message of Pussy Riot.  This project puts that message back into the world.

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