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Pussy Riot Drops New Song, Prepares for Set in Alabama

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Pussy Riot has no problem getting their message out. The group has made waves ever since they performed in the streets of Russia and their latest campaign for control of the environment and women’s rights is no different. The group has released a new song “Black Snow” as well as a promotional video for their upcoming appearance in Alabama.

The video is part of a campaign from the group based around environmental conditions throughout Russia. The actions taken earlier this year in Russian forests featured signage that read “Eat The Rich,” “Red Water Flows in the Russian Rivers” and “We Need a New Earth.” The band also has an open letter to Putin, regarding his crimes to the environment in Russia. Below, a statement from the band for everyone to understand their stance on the environment.

To Everyone

Corporations, especially those that use natural resources, cannot exist with public control. Each of us should be able to see and influence what is happening in these corporations. The decisions made by corporations like Nornickel don’t just affect Potanin, Abramovich, Deripaska, or Putin – they affect me, you, some guy, and the kids and grandkids of that guy. Toxic emissions don’t dissolve – they accumulate and cause mutations in humans and animals alike, and they will lead to irreversible environmental catastrophe.

 

I’m not suggesting that we immediately close all factories, but the way I see it – humanity has two options. Either we leave things as they are and we just die out, turning our planet into Chernobyl and Norilsk. Or we figure out how to build a technologically advanced civilization that uses renewable energy sources for its industries.

 

The lack of corporate control is not a uniquely Russian problem – activists all over the world are calling on corporations to take responsibility for their actions. But in Russia, the corporations are especially heinous because of the hellish corruption in the country. The rule of law doesn’t apply to corporations. But what we can do is take power into our own hands – this takes a certain level of arrogance. We need to act like we have already won – we need to act like we live in a clean Russia of the future, where we elect and be elected, where the media is free and independent, where we can create autonomous environmental watchdogs, where we can support Great Thunberg and “Fridays for Future,” where we can go outside and be organic kittens.

 

I love you – but I don’t love Putin.  

xx Nadya”

The song is available to stream on all streaming sites or on YouTube. The song can also be purchased in all digital music shops. Pussy Riot is set to perform at Saturn in Birmingham, Alabama on July 11 in protest of the state’s abortion law. They ask that you donate to the Yellowhammer Fund or to Planned Parenthood as well.

Image Credits: Photo Courtesy of Pussy Riot.

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