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  • 2017-11-08
  • Pussy Riot Premieres New Music Video for “Police State”
  • Russian feminist protest punk rock group Pussy Riot released a new music video for "Police State" directed by Matt Creed, starring Chloe Sevigny.
    The song was written by Nadya Tolokonnikova, Eric Frederic, Cara Salimando.
    In a statement about "Police State", "pro-authoritarian trends and autocratic, conservative, right-wing leaders, spreading around the world like a sexually transmitted disease."

    A member of the band Nadya Tolokonnikova said about the song;
    "If we find a way how to act together, be articulate, focused and persuasive, we can shift mountains,. Look back: people did it before. Soviet dissidents were fighting against one of the most oppressive governments on the planet and shared their own DIY magazines (samizdat) via secret networks. Labor union leaders and civil rights activists were dying for their beliefs in the US. And it actually did make our world a better place."
  • The song marks the one-year anniversary of President Trump's election win, "When Trump won the presidential election one year ago, people were deeply shocked. What was in fact blown up on 8th of November 2016 was the social contract, the paradigm that says that you can live comfortably without getting your hands dirty with politics," she notes.

    Pussy Riot will make their live stage debut on November 9th in Berlin, followed by a sold-out L.A. show on December 13th and a slot at Houston's Day for Night Festival on December 15th.

  • Pussy Riot was founded in 2011, originally consisting of 11 women ranging in age from about 20 to 33. Currently member is Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina.
    The group is known for they were arrested by the Russian authorities in 2012. The group performed live at inside Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior. On March 3, 2012, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were arrested and charged with hooliganism.
  • source : Rolling Stone
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