The women of Pussy Riot have repeatedly made their intentions clear– as artists, they view “changing the world” as an extension of their jobs. Their actions, including this current hunger strike, confirm that they’re not fucking around. This isn’t a political endorsement or an appearance in a PSA – they’re intent on uprooting the system that they’re up against.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Monday September 23, 2013 6:30 pm|
|By: Lisa Derrick 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.
|By: Lisa Derrick 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).
|By: CTuttle Saturday September 14, 2013 10:40 am|
Let’s remember that Putin submitted his own evidence to the UN, and, Assad has too.
|By: DSWright Thursday September 12, 2013 6:40 am|
Surprise would probably be the best word to describe the reaction last night when the New York Times published an Op-Ed by Russian President Vladimir Putin titled “A Plea For Caution From Russia.” Both the content and the venue were largely unexpected even by seasoned political observers as Putin directly addressed the American people. The main point of Putin’s piece was his opposition to strikes in Syria.
|By: DSWright Tuesday September 10, 2013 6:22 am|
After Secretary of State Kerry made a “rhetorical argument” in which he said Assad had a week to turn over his chemical weapons or face attack, the Russian government responded by offering a proposal to Syria that to avoid attack they put their chemical weapons under international control. Syria has now accepted the Russian proposal.
|By: freeman Saturday September 7, 2013 4:00 pm|
An American strike on Syria could very conceivably be the shot that is heard around the world. It could lead to a Third World War involving the most important players and economies on the world stage.
|By: CTuttle Friday September 6, 2013 2:25 pm|
I still want to know exactly How this ‘limited airstrike’ is truly in our ‘National Interest’…? Or even what our Objective is…
|By: DSWright Tuesday September 3, 2013 6:40 am|
It’s that time again. As the war drums start pounding the foe-of-the-moment starts being compared to Adolf Hitler. Unfortunately for Secretary of State John Kerry, who recently made the Assad-Hitler comparison, his realization seems to be quite sudden as photos have surfaced of Secretary Kerry and his wife dining with the Assads.
|By: Alvin McEwen Tuesday August 27, 2013 2:00 pm|
There are statements which sometimes speaks for themselves. Put your ear out and notice the sound of the crickets coming from the religious right when it comes to Bryan Fischer’s repulsive statements about Russia’s anti-gay laws.