Today in Russia Judge Marina Syrova found Nadya, Katya and Masha, three members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot, guilty of “hooliganism” for their anti-Kremlin protest in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral. Although not surprised, we are greatly disappointed at the news of Pussy Riot’s guilty verdict and sentencing of two years in prison.
Anti-Flag and Adam Vass have joined forces to release a special limited edition t-shirt and exclusive poster with all profits benefiting Pussy Riot.
“When I first found out about the persecution of Pussy Riot, I was shocked that such a thing could exist in our world. Most of my friends and I have similar attitudes as the defendants, but I’ve never had to worry about being jailed for the idea. I immediately wanted to do whatever I could to help. With the help of the guys in Anti-Flag, we’ve come up with something I can be proud of as an artist and that can help people who need it right now.” –Adam Vass
“The women of Pussy Riot have put a face, a sound and a voice to the struggle for human rights in Russia. But their work is much more than that. They have put fear in to the power structure of their country, and the support they’ve received globally has done the same. It is our duty to keep their agenda and their welfare a part of the public discourse. As prisoners of conscience the story of Pussy Riot is only a victory if the story is being told.
With these shirts we hope to keep their story alive. Wear one to school, to the dinner table at home, even make your own Pussy Riot shirt, stencil their logo and name everywhere… Make people question who are Pussy Riot and provide them with the answer: anyone who stands up for what they believe.” - Anti-Flag
Order the T-shirt HERE (http://store.anti-flag.com)
Order the Poster HERE (http://adamxvass.bigcartel.com)
Anti-Flag, in addition to having called for Pussy Riot’s release, have recorded a version of Pussy Riot’s punk prayer “Virgin Mary, Redeem Us of Putin“ It can be heard here: www.soundcloud.com/antiflag/punkprayer
Adam Vass artworks can be found online at http://www.adamxvass.com; you can also find him on a stage near you with La Dispute (http://www.ladisputemusic.com).
just a reminder. we’ve sold 12 posters so far this weekend, I’d love to get to 30 before the cutoff next weekend.