Pussy Riot Trial

Pussy Riot Husband Talks Appeal, Celeb Support and '90s Inspiration

The Huffington Post Canada | Jenny Charlesworth | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada Music

October 1 marks the second day of global action for jailed Russian punk rockers Pussy Riot. It's also the day a judge will rule on the appeal made by ...

Peaches Talks Pussy Riot

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada Music

When news of the arrests of the feminist punk collective riot Pussy Riot hit the mainstream, singer, filmmaker and activist Peaches was less than impr...

No Regrets: Jailed Pussy Riot Member

AP | Posted 09.02.2012 | Canada

BERLIN - Jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova says she regrets nothing about the band's anti-government performance in a cathedral that got...

Hardly The First Victims Of Crackdown

CBC | Posted 10.18.2012 | Canada

On Friday, after something of a show trial, three young women in a Russian punk band were found guilty and sentenced to two years in prison for an ant...

Artists of the World Unite -- For Pussy Riot

Charlie Angus | Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Charlie Angus

Pussy Riot's trial and conviction for hooliganism and "religious hatred" has been a travesty from start to finish. And yet the poise with which these young artists have faced down the Russian court has revealed to the world the real face of the anti-democratic government of Vladimir Putin. Pussy Riot's 30-second poem has been a wake up call that political music and dissent can still affect change. They remind us that the artist plays a unique role in society. And they are just the latest in a long stream of artists who have been persecuted for threatening to the established order. Sure they entertain us, but the also have the role of serving as a cultural mirror and conscience.