Pussy Riot

If you want something done, you're best to do it yourself. Never is that more true than when you want to agitate and make big changes. The whole Occupy movement is a reponse to social and economic inequality and it is fueled by passion.  If there is something I believe in more than anything else in this world, it is the power of passion - for good, for bad but nothing in between. Passion doesn't accept second best. Passion doesn't give up. Passion isn't afraid of pain.

Today I had an article published in the wonderful Hoopla. It is an online magazine written by and for passionate readers. Readers who are predominantly female and who want to see wrongs righted, enjoy the solidarity of an online community and laugh at the ridiculous absurdities that we often face. My article today talks about Pussy Riot,  an all-girl punk rock outfit in Russia. These passionate women take their message to the public in a bold and shocking manner by gatecrashing events and delivering unforgettable performances that agitate for change. They are women who are hanging their balls on the line! Yeah, I know....but these chicks have bigger balls than most men I know. These are women who make me proud to be a woman.

I am not alone. As three of these brave girls wallow in prison awaiting what is already an unfair trial, facing unfair charges, men and women all over the world have been inspired to stand up and be counted as supporters. Putin, who already struggled with a reputation as a fool, is now looking even more cornered and ridiculous. To speak out against the little man is to incite the wrath of church, state and the narrow minded conservatives. Pussy Riot is facing some tough accusers, with burning sticks and a taste for blood.

Amnesty International is on the case. Celebrities such as Sting, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Peter Gabriel and the like have joined their voices to the cause.

If these girls can get up on a church altar and sing a prayer to the Virgin Mary to depose Putin and his cronies.....the world can shake off some of its apathy and get behind them.

Take a moment to google this outrage and raise your voice.

Here is a link to my article -


http://thehoopla.com.au/pussy-riot-red-square/




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