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Pussy Riot shortlisted for Time Magazine's Person of the Year

By November 27, 2012

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Time Magazine has placed the imprisoned punks of Pussy Riot on the short list for their 2012 Person of the Year, and even though they're actually people, they already on the top of my list. 

An eloquently worded statement reads in part:

In a year when so many voices of liberty and dissent have suffered harsh retribution, the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot has paid a particularly steep price for provocative political expression.

You can read the full statement - and more importantly, VOTE - on the Time website.

Meanwhile, the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center has posted a 40-minute audio collage on the band, featuring music, reports from the European media and band interviews. A friend pointed out that it's worth listening to just for the awkward way some British journalists awkwardly stumble over the band's name. It reminds me of old recordings of news reports on the Sex Pistols.

You can listen to the program here.

If you just want to download a few free tracks from the punk feminists of Pussy Riot, we have links here, along with information on how you can help the women and their families during this difficult time.

Who is Pussy Riot? Find out more about the group, learn how you can help and download free music.

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