From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: The Word On The Street

April 2, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City 

Taken by Pine Ear.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Free Pussy Riot!

Ordinarily I dislike posting press releases verbatim— but quite frankly this one is too good to pass up. Read on, gentle readers, and methinks you’ll understand why.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Kaitlin Archambault
Permanent Wave

TODAY: PERMANENT WAVE TO HOLD SECOND BENEFIT FOR IMPRISONED RUSSIAN PUNK BAND “PUSSY RIOT” AFTER ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXTENDED PRE-TRIAL DETAINMENT

(NEW YORK, NY) June 21st- Today, Permanent Wave will be holding a second benefit show for those imprisoned as alleged members of Russian punk band “Pussy Riot” at 8PM at 285 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY. The first show, on June 12th, packed the space at Death By Audio in Brooklyn. This show is taking place a day after yesterday’s announcement that Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 23, Maria Alekhina, 24, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29, will remain in detention during further pre-trial investigation until July 24th (freepussyriot.org). Before a recent change in the prosecution team, the trial was set for June 24th. Admission will be offered on a sliding scale with a $7 minimum donation. The show will feature performances from all female-fronted acts: The Shondes (http://www.shondes.com/static/), Making Friendz (Tami Hart of MEN) (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Making-Friendz/153308008025567), Ritz Riot (http://ritzriot.bandcamp.com/), Bachslider (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bachslider/220379011336945), and a DJ set from Maura Johnston (http://maura.com/). The show is all-ages.

From freepussyriot.org: “Three alleged members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot, Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samucevich, charged with ‘hooliganism’, have been remanded in jail, facing up to 7 years criminal punishment for allegedly participating in the punk-prayer Virgin Mary, Send Putin Away that publicly demonstrated for human rights and against the current oppressive regime under Putin. The case illustrates the gross level of violations against human rights in Russia and requires immediate attention. The detained activists now need the support of the world’s community.” Amnesty International have called for the women’s immediate release.

Permanent Wave (thepermanentwave.org) is a national network of feminist artists and activists. The group challenges gender inequality as it manifests itself in art, politics, and personal lives. Members believe that women should see each other as collaborators and inspirations, not rivals. The group exists as a continuation the feminist movement by creating a revolutionary arts movement that’s relevant to women, queer, and trans people today. Permanent Wave book benefits and other shows, host movie screenings, organize protests, and generate dialogue on feminist issues facing artists, musicians, and the public.

This show is the second of a series of “Pussy Riot” events orchestrated by Permanent Wave to take place across the nation this summer.

You can learn more about this event by perusing its Facebook page. Check it out!

Benefit For Pussy Riot
Today, June 21st starting at 8:00 p.m.
Price of Admission/Suggested Donation: $7.00 minimum
285 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

New York Shitty Day Starter: Putin Pi

October 27, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From North 7 Street.

Miss Heather

Boobification Photo du Jour: Something For The Kids

For reasons that probably do not need to be explained, today was (and still is) a red letter day for yours truly. Those of you who have congratulated me via comments and email, I want to take a moment here and now to tender my kindest regards and gratitude. You see, I did not sit on my laurels checking email and moderating comments today. I got right back to business.

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I have been wanting to do this for months. Today, at 3:30 p.m. (and much to the amusement of the youths dismissed after a busy day at the Automotive High School) I finally made it happen. This one’s for you, kids. If you can believe it, you can achieve it!

Miss Heather

P.S.: While I’m titularly on the subject of eastern Europe, get a load of this sexy beast I encountered on North 8 Street!

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Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Shootin’ Putin

October 12, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From Roebling Street.

Miss Heather

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