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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. Anonymous Member

  2. Anonymous Member

    Ahmedinejad, we allow you to post here, but we had hoped your posts would be of higher quality.

    Also, take your meds, they work and they help people not be so hateful.

    -The Management
  3. The Wrong Guy Member

    Freed Pussy Riot member: ‘This is not an amnesty. This is a hoax and a PR move.’

    By Max Fisher, The Washington Post

    Maria Alekhina, a member of the Russian performance art group Pussy Riot, was freed from prison Monday as part of a sweeping amnesty law. She was released along with fellow group member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, meaning that all members who'd been imprisoned for their March 2012 protest against President Vladimir Putin are now free. But Alekhina insisted that, if she'd had the choice, she would have remained in prison in protest.

    “If I had a chance to turn it down, I would have done it, no doubt about that,” she told Russia's Dozhd TV of the amnesty law that freed her. “This is not an amnesty. This is a hoax and a PR move.”

    It's not surprising that Alekhina would see the amnesty this way; she landed in prison in the first place for protesting a government that her group opposes as fundamentally corrupt and authoritarian. (Tolokonnikova, on her release, called Putin's Russia "totalitarian" and compared it to the penal colony she'd just left.) But her pessimism about the motivation behind the amnesty law is perhaps not misplaced. So why release those prisoners? Is it a "hoax and a PR move"?

    Most observers tend to believe that Putin's amnesty releasing thousands of prisoners – as well as his decision to pardon jailed oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky – is all about the upcoming Winter Olympics, to be held in the Russian city of Sochi. As I wrote earlier, Western criticism of Russian human and political rights was becoming a big international issue. President Obama will not attend the Olympic Games, sending instead a lower-level official as the U.S. representative. Obama's also sending two prominent and openly gay American athletes, Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow, presumably to implicitly criticize Russia's recent anti-gay laws. By making this high-profile concession to Western human-rights demands, Putin may well be hoping to undercut the planned diplomatic and commercial boycotts of Sochi.

    Continued here:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...-not-an-amnesty-this-is-a-hoax-and-a-pr-move/
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  4. What ever the reason, I'm glad they are out and hope this doesn't silence them.
  5. Anonymous Member

    Putin probably has a pussy drone up his sleeve.
  6. Anonymous Member

    The 'Pussy Riot' Arrests, And The Crackdown That Followed
    http://www.npr.org/2014/01/08/260746432/the-pussy-riot-arrests-and-the-crackdown-that-followed
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  7. The Wrong Guy Member

    For anyone who's interested, I just noticed that Pussy Riot is tonight's guest on The Colbert Report.
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  9. Ogsonofgroo Member

    ^^^Video 'Not available in overly-polite Canada', that sucks donkey-balls Colbert/Comedy Central, fuck you.
  10. The Wrong Guy Member

    Pussy Riot attacked with whips by police at Sochi



    Published by The Telegraph on February 19, 2014

    Russian punk group Pussy Riot is attacked by Cossack militia as they try to perform under a sign for the Sochi Olympics.

    Cossack militia attacked the Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips on Wednesday as the group staged an impromptu performance under a sign advertising the Sochi Olympics.

    Six group members — five women and one man — donned their signature ski masks and were pulling out a guitar and microphone when at least 10 Cossacks and other security officials moved in.

    One guard appeared to use pepper spray, another whipped several group members while others ripped off their masks and threw the guitar in a rubbish bin.

    Police arrived and questioned witnesses, but no one was arrested.

    The Cossacks violently pulled masks from women's heads, beating group member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova with a whip as she lay on the ground.

    The incident lasted less than three minutes and one Pussy Riot member, a man wearing a bright yellow tank top, was left with blood on his face, saying he had been pushed to the ground.

    Pussy Riot, a performance-art collective involving a loose membership of feminists who edit their actions into music videos, has become an international flashpoint for those who contend Putin's government has exceeded its authority, particularly restricting human and gay rights.

    The group gained international attention in 2012 after barging into Moscow's main cathedral and performing a "punk prayer" in which they entreated the Virgin Mary to save Russia from Putin, who was on the verge of returning to the Russian presidency for a third term.

    Two members of the group, Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, were sentenced to two years in prison, but were released in December under an amnesty bill seen as a Kremlin effort to assuage critics before the Olympics.

    Also:

    Whip-wielding Russian Cossacks attack Pussy Riot members near Sochi Olympics | The Washington Post

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world...e278a2-9979-11e3-b931-0204122c514b_story.html
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  11. elwood Member

    Snowden has some really high-class friends.
  12. you go girls, fuck putin and religion

  13. A.O.T.F Member

    Pussy Riot attacked with whips by police at Sochi

    Who gets a medal? .. Fucking outrageous behavior from law enforcement fucktards. Give the Gold to the girls. I say.

    I made it a mission, not to watch any of that Sochi bullshit.

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