When the Russian government arrested three members of the female punk collective Pussy Riot, it only gave the group a voice and an international platform. It only managed to make Russia look like a bunch of thugs. And now that they’re in prison, Pussy Riot is far from being silenced. GQ magazine managed to speak to the three Rioteers to talk about their new life on the inside.
The verdict in the Pussy Riot trial came down this morning in Moscow. Three members of the all-girl punk band were found guilty of insulting Putin, the Russian Orthodox Church and being a menace to society. Looks like Russia’s not so clear on this whole free democracy thing.
I apologize for not reporting on the Pussy Riot trial in Russia earlier, because it’s punk, hot chicks and FREEEEDOM(!), the kinds of things IHC is made of. In a nutshell, three members of the Russian punk collective, Pussy Riot, were arrested and put on trial for crimes against the Russian Orthodox church after filming an anti-church music video, in a church. In a country that once abhorred all religion, three women went on trial for mocking religion in a supposedly secular state.
Police in Indonesia’s most conservative province raided a punk-rock concert and detained 65 fans, buzzing off their spiky mohawks and stripping away body piercings because of the perceived threat to Islamic values. Oh, those fun Muslims.
When Google Video stops working on April 29, it will be a huge loss to the interwebs. Case in point: the definitive alt-rock history documentary 1991: The Year Punk Broke is currently on Google Video in full, and after the 29th, you’ll have to wait for it to come out on DVD in the fall of this year.