In Russia, the all-female band, Pussy Riot, goes to jail for speaking out against the government.
The three were arrested in March after a guerrilla performance in Moscow's main cathedral calling for the Virgin Mary to protect Russia against Vladimir Putin, who was elected to a new term as Russia's president a few days later.Vladmir's evidently such a wuss that he can't take the smallest of criticism from 20-something women.
They face a maximum seven years in prison. The sentence is to be handed down later Friday.
But in the meantime, where is the National Organization for Women on this? Women jailed for freedom of speech - shouldn't that be an issue here?
I looked it up on Google. Can't find any mention of it.
They get involved in global feminism. They have a page devoted to it.
I think the struggle here is that they actually agree with Putin's politics. NOW also has a page for fighting the "right wing."
In their list of organizations they supported and joined in this "fight the right" movement, a number of socialist organizations are listed.
Democratic Socialists of AmericaAnd in further searching, they have a long history of supporting socialist and communist organizations and efforts.
Freedom Socialist Party
International Socialist Organization
Socialist Workers Party, Los Angeles
Socialist Workers Party, San Francisco
Free speech? Women's rights? Only if you speak out against Rush Limbaugh. Against Vlad Putin? Crickets.