Pussy Riot Behind Bars

Throughout the 1970’s and into the 1980’s the United States used a unique form of warfare agains the Soviet Union. The United States still does this today with Iran but with a little less taste and more as an attempt to enrage them. I’m not sure where I stand on the social attacks towards Iran but with the Soviets I found it to be quite effective and enlightening. I of course am referring to using the images of a “free” Western civilization to encourage and educate the oppressed. We did it with disco, we did it with punk rock and the kids loved it.

Now a few decades later I among many others find myself flabbergasted and appalled by the recent civil rights attack from the Russian judicial system agains the Russian punk band Pussy Riot. In Vice magazine there was a very good interview with the members about what took place. Please click here for the full interview. (more…)