Russia: Selena Gomez Visa Yanked over LGBT Rights Petition

By: Friday September 20, 2013 6:35 am

A Change.org petition asking Selena Gomez to speak up about LGBT rights during her Russian concerts received over 12,000 signatures in one day. And now the Russian government has revoked the platinum-selling singer’s visa. The twenty-one year old Gomez, who got her start on Barney & Friends and dated Justin Bieber before he turned into a chavy douche, was scheduled to play St. Petersburg’s Ice Palace on Sep. 23 and Moscow’s Olimpiysky stadium on Sep. 25.

Elton John to Play Moscow: “I’m Doing It for Gay Russians”

By: Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:30 pm

Oh Elton, Elton. I am so confused, but I just can’t quit you. Remember when his remark about being very happy with civil unions became a rallying cry for Prop 8 and anti-equality forces? Once there was a hue and cry about his naivety ignorance of basic facts, he came around and ended up playing an amazing concert as a fundraiser for AFER and becoming a spokesperson for marriage equality. Then he played Rush Limbaugh’s wedding for huge fee. (I’d like to hope that he donated that fee to pro-equality groups as a puckish fuck you to the forces at the EIB, but I guess I’ll never know).

Snowden Meets With Human Rights Groups, Says He Plans to Go to Latin America

By: Friday July 12, 2013 7:55 am

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has been in a Moscow airport for weeks now, is seeking temporary asylum in Russia so he can guarantee his safety before traveling to a country in Latin America that has offered him asylum.

Pussy Riots Everywhere (#PussyRiot Update)

By: Tuesday August 21, 2012 6:00 pm

The love affair with Pussy Riot shows no sign of slowing down since the trio of punk women were sentenced to 2 years in prison. Neither has the legal system’s attack on their actions, with Russia Today reporting two more members of the group now under fire.

Late Night FDL: Punk Rock Rebels, Repressive Regimes Fight Back

By: Saturday March 17, 2012 8:00 pm

Rock and roll has been the music of rebellion and social change since the 1950s, and each successive wave of youths have discovered its power (chords) and embraced its do-it-yourself aesthetic. Punk rock and technology, from cassette tapes to MP3 and file sharing have made music the most easily understood and easy to identify mode of rebellious self-expression. The music, lyrics, and yes, fashion have been and are still threatening to the powers that be: Los Angeles Police chief Daryl Gates viewed punk rock, especially the band Black Flag, as a major threat, regularly sending in riot cops for their shows and says Black Flag drummer Greg Cameron:

Breaking: Blast at Moscow Airport Kills Dozens; Bomb Suspected

By: Monday January 24, 2011 7:11 am

An explosion has been reported at Moscow’s busiest airport. The death toll reports continue to grow; over a hundred are believed injured. The blast is reported to have occurred in the bagage claim area of the international terminal.

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