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Prosecutor General
Yuri Yakovlevich Chaika
Vladimir Grinin
Khamovnicheskij Court, Moscow
President
Vladmir Putin
Prosecutor of the Moscow's Central District
Denis Gennadievich Popov
Former Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton

Free Pussy Riot!

    1. Peaches, Simonne Jones, John Renaud,  Artists and Activists
    2. Petition by

      Peaches, Simonne Jones, John Renaud, Artists and Activists

      Berlin, Germany

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Peaches, Simonne Jones, and tons of musicians, artists, activists, and free-thinkers have come together to make a video in support of the russian punk feminist art collective PUSSY RIOT!

FREE DOWNLOAD OF THE SONG

Now that you have heard about the video, we want you to take action! Here is why:

In March 2012 three members of Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Yekaterina Samutsevitch, were taken into custody by Russian authorities for their participation as part of a protest at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow. Their punk prayer is and was an act of free speech and the charges of “hooliganism” and detainment of the three women are seen by the world as a cruel heavy handed act of oppression, and are being carried out to discourage free thought and speech in Russia.

If Russia wishes to be a part of the modern globalized world it must adhere to the standards and principles of a free nation where its people have the right to have a free and open dialogue about all subjects. Discussion, debate, and action are the basic building blocks of a free society. By following through with the prosecution of these women Russian political bullies are currently making a mockery of free speech, free thought, and Russia's own constitution.

We, the citizens of the world and advocates for free speech, DEMAND the immediate release of Pussy Riot. These three women do not deserve an almost two year jail sentence for their act.

The two year sentence given to Maria, Nadezhda, and Ekaterina are nothing more than a political stunt by the Russian authorities and Russian Orthodox Chruch to retain control over the Russian people and instill fear into the free-thinkers, political activists, and artists of Russia.

 

We ask that world leaders come together and take a stand against the tyrany Putin's government is imposing on the Russian people. We ask that they fight against the opression and detainment of free-thinkers, artists, GLBT people, and political activists in Russia at all costs. 

We ask that Putin, and all Russian officials adhere to the principals of freedom and justice and let these women go. 

The world is watching, and we do not like what we see. Peaches, Simonne Jones and YOU! Free Pussy Riot! 

Our amazing notable video supporters include:

Kate Nash

The Knife

Lykke Li

Miike Snow

Peter Bjorn and John 

Light Asylum

Deichkind

The Hives

Dave Catching  (Eagles of Death Metal) 

Screamclub

J D Samson ( Le Tigre, MEN)

Marshall Crenshaw

Wayne Kramer (MC5) 

Bonaparte

Margaret Cho

Dave Hill

Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) 

Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) 

Bun E Carlos of Cheap Trick

 

Hi, ich bin Peaches. Gemeinsam mit Simonne Jones und viele anderen Musikern, Künstlern, Aktivisten und Kreativen setzen wir uns für die Freilassung der russischen Punk-Band PUSSY RIOT ein. Zur Untersützung der Pussy Riots haben wir extra ein Lied geschrieben! Das Video dazu wird am  den 15. August auf Youtube veröffentlicht.


Doch das allein reicht nicht aus -- jetzt musst Du handeln!

Hier die Gründe warum: Drei Sängerinnen der Band Pussy Riot drohen wegen eines Konzerts im März 2012 gegen Kremlchef Wladimir Putin drei Jahre Haft. Das Lied "Punk Prayer" ist und bleibt ein Ausdruck der Meinungsfreiheit und die Anklage des zivilen Ungehorsams und die daraus resultierende Inhaftierung der drei Frauen werden von der Weltöffentlichkeit als grausamer Akt der Unterdrückung wahrgenommen.

Wenn Russland Mitglied einer modernen, globalisierten, internationalen Gemeinschaft werden möchte, muss es sich an die Prinzipien halten, die uns als freie Nationen verbindet. Vor allem aber muss Russland die Meinungsfreiheit als höchstes Gut wahren. Der öffentliche Diskurs ist eines der wichtigsten Elemente einer freien Gesellschaft. Wenn Russland das Urteil gegen die drei Frauen vollstreckt, ist dies ein erneuter Beweis, dass Russlands politische Eliten einmal mehr die Grundrechte und ihre eigene Verfassung verhöhnen. 

Wir, die Bürgerinnen und Bürger der Welt, fordern die sofortige Freilassung von Pussy Riot. Das Urteil soll am 17. August verkündet werden -- lasst uns jetzt Pussy Riot unsere Unterstützung zeigen!

Maia, Naadezhda und Eiaterina sind Opfer eines politischen Schauprozesses der russischen Behörden und der russisch-orthodoxen Kirche, mit einem einzigen Ziel: Durch Einschüchterung soll die Kontrolle über die russischen Bürger gewart werden. Schauprozesse wie diese sollen Künstler, Kreative und Aktivisten in Russland mundtot machen.

Doch wir werden nicht tatenlos zu sehen. Peaches, Simonne Jones und DU! Freiheit für Pussy Riot!

 

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Русская версия

Я - Peaches. Совместно с Симон Джонс и другими музыкантами, художниками, активистами, свободными мыслителями мы собирались вместе, чтобы сделать видео в поддержку русской феминистской панк-группы PUSSY RIOT!

Теперь, когда вы знаете о видео - мы призываем вас поддержать нас! Вот почему:

В мае 2012 года три участницы Pussy Riot, Мария Алехина, Надежда Толоконникова и Екатерина Самуцевич были задержаны российскими правоохранительными органами за их протестую акцию в Храме Христа Спасителя в Москве. Их панк молебен был актом свободного выражения своего мнения и, поэтому, обвинения в "хулиганстве" и удержание девушек в заключении являются для мира показателем жестких репрессий, организованных в России для подавления свободы мысли и слова.

Если Россия хочет быть частью современного глобального мира, ей необходимо укоренить принципы свободной нации, в которой у людей есть право вести открытые и свободные диалоги на все темы. Дискуссии, дебаты и действия граждан - это основа свободного общества. А преследуя этих молодых женщин, власти России насмехаются над свободой слова, свободой мысли и собственной конституцией. 

Мы, граждане мира и защитники свободы слова, ТРЕБУЕМ немедленно освободить Pussy Riot. Приговор будет объявлен 17 августа - так что, давайте покажем свою поддержку Pussy Riot!

Обвинения, выставленные против Марии, Надежды и Екатерины - ничего более, чем политическая игра российских властей и русской Православной Церкви начатая для того, чтобы укрепить контроль над россиянами и вселить чувство страха в свободных мыслителей, политических активистов и творческих людей в России.  

Весь мир наблюдает за этим судилищем - и нам не нравится то, что мы видим.

Peaches, Симон Джонс и ВЫ! Свободу Pussy Riot!

 

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I Peaches, Simonne Jones e tanti altri musicisti, artisti, attivisti e personalità si stanno unendo per produrre un video (che verrà lanciato Martedì 14 agosto) a sostegno della band russa punk e femminista PUSSY RIOT! Ora che sapete del video, entrate in azione voi stessi! Ecco perché:

Nel marzo 2012 tre componenti della band Pussy Riot - Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova e Yekaterina Samutsevitch - sono state arrestate dalle autorità russe per aver partecipato ad una protesta all’interno della Cattedrale di Cristo Salvatore della Chiesa Ortodossa Russa a Mosca. La loro preghiera punk è stato un’espressione della libertà di parola mentre le accuse di "teppismo" e la detenzione delle tre donne sono viste dal mondo come un atto di pesante oppressione, portato avanti per scoraggiare la libertà di pensiero ed espressione in Russia.

Se la Russia desidera far parte del mondo moderno globalizzato, deve rispettare le norme e i principi di una nazione libera dove il suo popolo ha il diritto di esprimersi liberamente e aprire un dialogo su qualsiasi questione. La discussione, il dibattito e l’attivismo sono le colonne portanti di una società libera. Nell’ostinarsi a voler perseguitare queste donne, i politici Russi si stanno prendendo gioco della libertà di parola, del pensiero libero e della stessa costituzione russa.

Noi, cittadini del mondo e sostenitori della libertà di espressione, chiediamo il rilascio immediato delle Pussy Riot. Il verdetto è previsto per il 17 agosto, mostriamo il nostro sostegno alle Pussy Riot!

Le accuse e le pene a carico di Maria, Nadezhda e Ekaterina non sono altro che una mossa politica da parte delle autorità e della Chiesa Ortodossa di mantenere il controllo sul popolo russo e incutere paura ai pensatori liberi, attivisti politici e artisti russi.

Il mondo sta guardando, e non ci piace ciò che vediamo.

Peaches, Simonne Jones e TU! Pussy Riot libere!

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Peaches, Simonne Jones, y muchos otros músicos, artistas y activistas están uniéndose para preparar un vídeo, que se pondrá en marcha Martes, 14 de agosto, en apoyo de la banda punk feminista de Rusia "PUSSY RIOT". Ahora que has oído hablar de este vídeo, es el momento de que tú también entres en acción! ¿Por qué? Te lo explicamos:

En marzo de 2012 tres componentes de la banda “Pussy Riot”
(Maria Alyokhina, Tolokonnikova Nadezhda y Samutsevitch Yekaterina), fueron detenidas por las autoridades rusas acusadas de participar en una protesta en el interior de la Catedral de Cristo Salvador de la Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa en Moscú. Su "oración punk” fue un acto de libertad de expresión, y los cargos de "vandalismo" y la detención de las tres mujeres están siendo vistos por el mundo como una cruel y desproporcionada medida de represión que sigue desalentando la libertad de pensamiento y expresión en Rusia.

Si Rusia quiere ser parte del moderno mundo globalizado, debe respetar los estándares y principios de una nación libre
en la que las personas tienen el derecho a expresarse libremente y a dialogar abiertamente sobre cualquier tema. La discusión, el debate y el activismo son piedras angulares de una sociedad libre. Al obstinarse en querer perseguir a estas mujeres, los políticos rusos se están burlando de la libertad de expresión, la libertad de pensamiento e incluso de la Constitución rusa.

Nosotros, ciudadanos del mundo y defensores de la libertad de expresión, exigimos la liberación inmediata de las integrantes de “Pussy Riot”. El veredicto está previsto para el 17 de agosto: mostremos nuestro apoyo a Pussy Riot!

Los cargos y las sanciones en contra de María, Nadezhda y Ekaterina no son otra cosa que un movimiento político de las autoridades y la Iglesia ortodoxa con el fin de mantener el control sobre el pueblo ruso y sembrar el miedo entre los librepensadores, los activistas políticos y los artistas rusos.

El mundo está observando, y no nos gusta lo que vemos.
Peaches, Simone Jones y TÚ.

¡Liberad a “PUSSY RIOT”!

(Si quieres más información sobre los artistas que participarán en el vídeo o sobre las cuentas para apoyar a las integrantes de "Pussy Riot", echa un vistazo más arriba a la versión en inglés) 

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VERSION FRANCAISE

Peaches, Simone Jones et des milliers de musiciens, artistes, activistes et libre-penseurs se sont réunis pour faire une vidéo (diffusée le 14 août) en soutien aux groupe de punk féministe russe “Pussy Riots”! 

Maintenant que vous avez entendu parlé de cette vidéo, nous voulons que vous agissiez ! 

Voilà pourquoi :

En mars 2012, trois membres des Pussy Riots, Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Yekaterina Samutsevitch, ont été mises en détention préventive par les autorités russes pour leur participation à une manifestation à la Cathédrale du Christ-Sauveur de l’Eglise Orthodoxe Russe de Moscou. Leur prière punk est et était un acte de libre expression et les charges de “hooliganisme” retenues contre elles, ainsi que leur détention sont vues par la communauté internationale comme un acte cruel d’oppression, qui est mis en place pour décourager la pensée et la parole libre en Russie.

Si la Russie souhaite faire partie du monde moderne et gobalisé, elle doit adhèrer aux standards et principes d’une nation libre ou le peuple a le droit d’avoir un dialogue libre et ouvert sur tous les sujets.

Les discussions, débats et actions de mobilisation sont les bases d’une société libre. En poursuivant les poursuites judiciaires contre ces femmes, les politiques russes font un pied de nez à la liberté d’expression, la liberté de penser, et à la Constitution Russe.

Nous, les citoyens du monde et défenseur de la liberté d’expression, nous demandons la remise en liberté immédiate des Pussy Riots. 

Le verdict est prévu pour le 17 août - Manifestons notre soutien aux Pussy Riots!

Les charges et peines que risquent Maria, Nadezhda, and Ekaterina ne sont rien de plus qu’une manipulation politique des autorités russes et de l’Eglise Orthodoxe russe pour garder le controle sur le peuple russe et distiller la peur auprès des libre-penseurs, des activistes politiques et des artistes de Russie.

Le monde regarde, et nous n’aimons pas ce que nous voyons. 

Peaches, Simone, Jones et VOUS ! 

Libérons les Pussy Riots !

Recent signatures

    News

    1. How to write a letter to prison to the members of Pussy Riot

      Dmitry Savelau
      Campaigner

      Dear friends, here you can find a detail explanation about how to write letters to the members of the Pussy Riot band: http://eng-pussy-riot.livejournal.com/15723.html

    2. We are still WATCHING and we still DO NOT LIKE WHAT WE SEE.

      Friends, activists, artists, and supporters,

      We aren't done yet. We will continue to fight until these girls are free and Russian's corrupt politicians learn that in today's world this kind of violation of justice and free speech is unacceptable.

      Please continue to share the petition and educate your friends about the situation. Call your representatives, demonstrate, and go out and make change happen. We can make a difference.

      We aren't stepping down.

      We are all Pussy Riot.

      x
      John, Peaches, and Simonne

    3. Reached 100,000 signatures
    4. Reached 75,000 signatures
    5. Video due out Wednesday

      So the protest video is out tuesday and we want to thank everyone who submitted videos. We wanted let you in on some of the notable people who have sent in videos. When the video comes out see if you can spot submissions from:

      Kate Nash

      The Knife

      Lykke Li

      Miike Snow

      Peter Bjorn and John

      Light Asylum

      Deichkind

      The Hives

      Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal)

      Screamclub

      J D Samson ( Le Tigre, MEN)

      Marshall Crenshaw

      Wayne Kramer (MC5)

      Bonaparte

      Margaret Cho

      Dave Hill

      Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

      Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters)

      Bun E Carlos of Cheap Trick

    6. Over 50,000 and growing

      We really are so thrilled you all are stepping up, making yourselves informed, and taking the stance that the attack on free speech in Russia is not ok. Peaches and Simonne are putting the final touches on the song for the video. Robin, our videographer, is tirelessly quilting together all the amazing video submissions friends, celebrities, and fans have sent in. Cyndy (from Gold Village Entertainment) and Paula and her amazing team at Change.org are working around the clock handling press and official communications. I am here answering questions, running our social media campaign and communicating with you, the people who came out to stand up against injustice.

      We have been overwhelmed by the response from you all and are very optimistic about the future. When we all join together to fight injustice we become the wheels of change that tear down walls and set people and ideas free.

      On behalf of Peaches and the whole team, thank you!

      We are all Pussy Riot!
      X
      John Renaud

    7. Reached 50,000 signatures
    8. Thank you all for the overwhelming support.

      We would like to thank you so much for your continued support! We have some amazing video submissions from you guys from all over the world and some wonderful celebrity friends have sent in clips to show their support. Tuesday will be a wonderful day of celebration and awareness with the release of the video but we have a lot work ahead of us in order to help make more people aware of the situation in Russia. Please continue to share this petition! We need everyone's support!

      On behalf of Peaches, Simonne, the change.org team, and everyone who wants to help FREE PUSSY RIOT.

      Thank you,

      x
      John Renaud

    9. Reached 4,000 signatures
    10. Reached 1,500 signatures
    11. Aufruf: Am 8. August Video-Dreh zum „Free Pussy Riot Song“

      Paula Hannemann
      Campaigns Director, Germany

      Peaches braucht Unterstützung: Morgen dreht der Electro-Star ein Support-Video für Pussy Riot – ihr alle sollt mitmachen!

    Supporters

    @peachesnisker

    Aug 08, 2012

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    Aug 15, 2012

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    Aug 15, 2012

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    Aug 15, 2012

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    Aug 14, 2012

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    Aug 15, 2012

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    Aug 15, 2012

    more than 88k signatures! Show your support for Pussy Riot and let's get to 100k! http://t.co/GOgNfz7Z

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    @xocoleyf

    Aug 12, 2012

    sign petition to free Pussy Riot, Russian feminist punk band facing 3-7 years in jail for exorcising free speech rights http://t.co/CwrK4cMC

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    @VDay

    Aug 11, 2012

    RT @eveensler: PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE, HELP KEEP PUSSY RIOT OUT OF JAIL RT@tnewmstweet new petition on @Change.org http://t.co/2lulAzAU

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    @MiaFarrow

    Aug 09, 2012

    Check out a petition to #FreePussyRiot here: http://t.co/oAfkiuw8

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    @eveensler

    Aug 08, 2012

    PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE, HELP KEEP PUSSY RIOT OUT OF JAIL RT@tnewmstweet new petition on @Change.org http://t.co/121xQAat

    Eve Ensler
    17.7k followers

    Reasons for signing

    • DeRek Friedman TEMPLE, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      Any group or individual that fights for the right to deny conservatism... Anywhere in the world... Is all right in my book. Be well pussy riot girls! Don't give in! Don't give up!

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      • almost 2 years ago

      Putin dégage !

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    • sylvia Lechot FRANCE
      • almost 2 years ago

      je signe pour leur libération, pour la liverté d'expression et contre la dictature de la pensée

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    • Joshua Sauve BRANTFORD, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      This kind of act by a government to stifle free speech and freedom of expression is deplorable and should be stopped now

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    • Arnej Mahanar SãO PAULO, BRAZIL
      • almost 2 years ago

      because it says pussy in it

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