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Petition: Free Pussy Riot - Comments

Neodarwinian's Avatar Comment 1 by Neodarwinian

Free speech, even for rioting pussys! ( signed )

" The three women deny any involvement in the protest "

I would expect in Russia this is your first live of defense, deny everything and hope world opinion can save you from today's equivalent of the Gulag.

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 03:20:55 UTC | #950772

bluebird's Avatar Comment 2 by bluebird

Very interesting. A few sources claim they broke in to the church, or it was unauthorized. That aside, this is a modern day witch hunt :( Their "prayer" calls on the Virgin Mary to become a feminist and banish Putin. Sounds good to me!

Huff-Po just posted an article about this ~ link text

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 21:57:36 UTC | #950796

Geoff 21's Avatar Comment 3 by Geoff 21

The current New Scientist has much to say on Dobby the House Elf and other thugs like him. So many bad decisions, and he still believes he can control Russia the way they used to...

signed

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:53:23 UTC | #950822

bluebird's Avatar Comment 4 by bluebird

Verdict is in ~ link text

Sentencing later today.

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:00:16 UTC | #950950

godsbuster's Avatar Comment 5 by godsbuster

We have Pussy Riot, a group of young Russian women pulling of an ambush performance inside a Moscow cathedral ridiculing and "blaspheming" religion at great personal risk to their liberty.

And: "A topless women's rights activist hacked down a Christian cross in the Ukrainian capital Kiev with a chain saw on Friday in protest at the prosecution of the Russian feminist punk band, Pussy Riot."

And the only mention found on RDFRS (the supposed standard bearer of freedom from religion )of these events is this meager post and 4 miserable comments.

Whose side are we on again?

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 19:34:28 UTC | #950968

bluebird's Avatar Comment 6 by bluebird

Sentenced to two years ~ link text

@5, yes, these should be a front page features.

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:15:12 UTC | #950969

Anonymous's Avatar Comment 7 by Anonymous

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Sat, 18 Aug 2012 00:59:44 UTC | #950981

godsbuster's Avatar Comment 8 by godsbuster

We whinge about the paucity of women in our ranks not to mention in the lead. Then, when young women perform historically never before seen highly creative spectacular extreme feats of desecration and ridicule of religion and totalitarianism at great risk to themselves in parts of the world infamous for a history of iron-fisted repression, what is the reaction on RDFRS, support? Prominent mention? Enthusiastic discussions? No. It’s crickets.

Meanwhile, instead, we get treated to yet another sanctimonious sermon by our leading luminary about why he won’t debate one group or the other. Ok, then don’t debate them. How about suing them for libel and preaching lies and misinformation?

The reason for the persistence of religions (which as we know peddle nothing but pure useless malignant nonsense) worldwide is because they co-ordinately work hard at it, want it badly, always try to impose themselves by hook or by crook and back their own with unstinting loyalty. On a scale from 1 to 10 of these attributes they always rank at least an 8. Where do we rank? Perhaps a 4.5 on a good day. Therein see reflected the rate of our progress: We have the truth on our side yet only an estimated 16% of the world population (1.1 billion people) are "non-religious."

Sat, 18 Aug 2012 00:59:58 UTC | #950982

peter tattum's Avatar Comment 9 by peter tattum

And in this country we put wallies in gaol, for swinging on flags?? But I did sign the petition!

Sat, 18 Aug 2012 19:30:00 UTC | #951008

Jo Summers's Avatar Comment 10 by Jo Summers

Thank you for posting the link to Amnesty's petition. The international focus on the unjust sentencing of these courageous women may generate some positive effects.

Sun, 19 Aug 2012 00:35:40 UTC | #951019