Monday, August 20, 2012

Russia’s all girl punk band PUSSY RIOT gets 2 years in prison


Russia’s all girl punk band PUSSY RIOT gets 2 years in prison
By Kenny Smith, IFS News Writer


MEMPHIS (IFS) – Russia’s all girl punk band PUSSY RIOT gets 2 years in prison for singing on the steps of a church and protesting President Putin’s rule of law in his attempt to put a lid on free speech. 

The charges of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred”, (also know in America as a “hate crime).  Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22; Marina Alyokhina, 24; and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 30, were arrested for storming the steps of Moscow’s largest Orthodox cathedral back in February and singing an anti-Putin protest song against the government.

Pussy Riot donned ski-masks and bright-colored spandex while performing a “punk prayer song” during a noisy protest against President Putin who has close ties to the church. 

This clearly demonstrates Putin’s stand on protests from anyone who opposes his government.  The music industry is totally outraged at the actions of Moscow and requests the immediate release of these Russian musical pioneers.

This sends a shot in the dark message to other music icons in Russia, that they better be on their best behavior and only sing songs of the “motherland” that only will be pleasing to the president.  Only in the early days on Woody Guthrie in America in the 1930’s and Bob Marley before this death in the 1980’s that anyone would get in trouble for “singing songs”.

So the “good ole” Russian boys who like drinking their vodka and singing praises of the president will one day be in for a shocking retaliation at the ballet box in months to come.  It’s two things that governments should not do with their citizens, one is playing with their religions and the other is messing with their music.  It’s the only free thing that anyone person can do in their silence minds, “a song and a pray” that’s straight from the heart. 

You attack that simple form of freedom and the house of cards do come tumbling down.   It has been demonstrated again and again in history of man, no matter what country you are from.  It’s a government’s Achilles’ heel.

In honor of the trios self sacrifice at the hands of the “church/government” that Putin so loves, he has promised to make a Martyr out of three girls whose music is not really that much of a protest in accordance to western standards, but it will sell millions of downloads just because of what they are doing. 

KDTN Radio One’s music station will be one of those supporters of the Pussy Riot’s music and will play their music until they are released from prison.  On the KDTN Radio One’s site, you can click on the “buy now” icon that will send you to iTunes.com for the download.