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Thread #146443   Message #3393664
Posted By: GUEST,Tony
22-Aug-12 - 01:14 PM
Thread Name: Free the Pussy Riot Three
Subject: RE: Free the Pussy Riot Three
All in all, the Russian government's response seems pretty mild, even without the priors mentioned in the Pravda article. We have to consider what other governments would have done in response to a desecration of their country's holiest sites. What would have happened if a Saudi Arabian rock band, in a protest against the monarchy, had staged a similar event inside the Grand Mosque in Mecca? Or if an American rock band had done it on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange to protest against imperialism? Maybe a better example would be Wikileaks' more effective and courageous form of protest, staged on the internet, for which several members of Congress have called for Julian Assange's execution.