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Pussy Riot Says "Wear Safety Orange to Demand #Justice4Cecily!"

Posted 2 months ago on May 9, 2014, 11:14 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: Justice4Cecily

First step: Sign the petition to free Cecily.

Next step: You are needed—Justice is in your hands.

Wear "Safety Orange" (aka blaze orange, or prisoner orange) to show your solidarity with Cecily McMillan and all political prisoners worldwide!

Occupy Wall Street Hero and Founding Zuccotti Cecily McMillan was physically assaulted by the NYPD on March 17, 2012 and then perversely convicted of assaulting the police officer who put her in the hospital. Cecily is now in prison at Rikers Island awaiting her sentencing, for up to 7 years in prison.

Alert: 8 Days remain until Cecily's sentencing on May 19.

For updates from Cecily's Support Team, follow justiceforcecily.com

NYT: Occupy Wall Street Inmate Gets Visit From Like-Minded Pussy Riot Ex-Inmates

Guardian: Pussy Riot members visit Occupy activist Cecily McMillan in prison

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BREAKING: PUSSY RIOT CALLS CECILY MCMILLAN A 'HERO'

"We hope Americans will show as much support to Cecily McMillan's case as the people in the United States did to us, when we were in prison. Cecily is completely anti-fear… she realizes what is going on and can take responsibility for everything that is happening." - Pussy Riot

[NEW YORK, NY] At 11:00am EST Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina of Pussy Riot / Zona Prava visited New York’s Rikers Island to meet with jailed Occupy founder Cecily McMillan (Zuccotti).

The purpose of Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina’s visit was to offer consolation and solidarity with Cecily and to learn more about the injustices she is experiencing.

The following is a statement from Cecily McMillan’s support committee regarding this morning’s visit:

“On May 9th, Nadezhda ‘Nadia’ Tolokonnikova and Maria ‘Masha’ Alyokhina, who were persecuted for their involvement in Pussy Riot, specifically their Punk Prayer performance in Moscow, Russia, met up with the Justice For Cecily Team in preparation for their visit to Cecily McMillan at Rikers Island. They were very interested to learn about the injustices in this case, specifically in the prosecutorial process and the nested relations between Wall Street, the justice system and elected officials. Nadia and Masha identified with Cecily’s plight, especially the disproportionate sentencing she faces. We thank Nadia and Masha for visiting, and hope their visit will draw attention to Cecily’s case in the larger context of stifling dissent whether here, in Russia or elsewhere in the world.”

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[-] 7 points by shooz (17824) 2 months ago

Thank you ladies.....:)

It would be wonderful if the jurors that wrote the remorse letter would vow to do the same. Visit every day that she remains incarcerated. Sundays and holidays too.

https://news.vice.com/article/cecily-mcmillan-jurors-remorse-is-not-good-enough

Jury decision matter.

[-] 3 points by shooz (17824) 2 months ago

OK.

She will be in court again tomorrow.

let's hope for community service.

[-] 4 points by 99nproud (1512) 2 months ago

I hope she gets out on appeal.

Here's a bit from her lawyer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M53ukskDoc

Marty's a good man, fightin the good fight for decades. & much success for Occupiers here in NYC

[-] 3 points by 99nproud (1512) 1 month ago

Resisting the police state tactics that threaten our civil rights!

http://www.popularresistance.org/judge-upholds-occupy-philly-lawsuit-against-police/

Related, &bumped

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34909) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 months ago

Cecily McMillan = Political Prisoner/Victim

HUH - in the USA of all places

How Sick is THAT ???

Woe is the USA - how far you have fallen away from the ideals of the days of your birth.

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (1512) 2 months ago

Solidarity with Cecily!!!

[-] 2 points by grapes (2770) 2 months ago

Solidarity against brutality. Welcome, gutsy ladies, home is indeed wherever your comrades are - from foxhole America with Love.

[-] 2 points by grapes (2770) 2 months ago

The courts derive their power from the mutts they keep in honor of Cerberus. Feed Cerberus to sway the courts.

[-] 3 points by 99nproud (1512) 2 months ago

Open letter to Cecily McMillan

http://www.eurasiareview.com/24052014-open-letter-cecily-mcmillan-oped/

FYI, & a bump for Cecily

[-] 1 points by grapes (2770) 1 month ago

Non-violence espoused in the open letter has its limitations in achieving worthy ends. If you take a really good look at where non-violence succeeded, you will see that there was a backdrop of threat of violence and eventual enlightenment on all sides that non-violent resolution was the best way to go.

A boardroom riot is worth more than ten thousand demonstrators outside the doors.

Judge Zweibel's actions are subject to judicial review. Winning a favorable outcome there can be a good non-violent outcome. There are judicial means and as long as the 1% draws on human battery power from the 99%, there are other means.

[-] 3 points by 99nproud (1512) 1 month ago

I don't support violence. The "backdrop of threat of violence" always exists.

We support all non violent, peaceful tactics.

I urge you to put aside all efforts to engage violently. That is what the powers that be want! It's in their manual.

Better to take the beating, endure the hoses, persevere the dog bites.

Take a lesson from the far braver CHILDREN who did so fighting for voting/civil rights.

Good luck, & PEACE!!

[-] 1 points by grapes (2770) 1 month ago

I don't support violence either. I consider it as a failure of the conflict resolution process - the least desirable outcome possible but I contemplate it because it was a fairly frequent outcome of conflicts and it is an Integral part of human history that warrants learning from. Contemplate Hell and the roads leading there so we can avoid going there through our actions today. We may not succeed but we would know that we had tried - and that can still be respectable to our posterity.

[-] 1 points by 99nproud (1512) 1 month ago

I agree with you "I don't support violence either. I consider it as a failure..."

"Contemplation" of all history/tactics is good. I do as well of course.

For your further contemplation:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/11/05/peaceful-protest-is-much-more-effective-than-violence-in-toppling-dictators/

[-] 1 points by 99nproud (1512) 2 months ago

Support Cecily McMillan!

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/23865-cecily-mcmillans-law-of-love-suffers-us-injustice

Have you seen any other updates?

[-] 1 points by 99nproud (1512) 2 months ago

Grrrr Rufff!!

Bark for pussyriot

[-] 1 points by 99nproud (1512) 1 month ago

Pussy Riot, Cecily & Occupy say break the grip of militaristic, swat tactics against peaceful protesters

http://www.opendemocracy.net/opensecurity/ali-winston/military-grip-on-us-policing

FYI, abump

[-] 1 points by 99nproud (1512) 2 months ago

Flipper? We support Cecily & her efforts at ending criminal justice abuse!

http://www.socialistalternative.org/2014/05/22/demand-justice-for-cecily-mcmillan/

https://twitter.com/CecilyMcMillan

FYI Bump

[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 month ago


Free Bradley Manning


Bradley Manning exposed militarily abuses through wiki leaks

and has been held in isolation since



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[-] -1 points by wickerman (59) from Cleveland, AR 2 months ago

So if I read this right she goes to court Monday?

[-] 1 points by 99nproud (1512) 1 month ago

We can still help Cecily!

http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/4619?ls=4kq8mdqEj2A

Sign the petition

[-] 1 points by 99nproud (1512) 1 month ago

Keep Cecily in our a thoughts and actions!!

And let's stay aware and defiant against police state, security industrial complex!

http://inthesetimes.com/latest/entry/new_docs_reveal_extensive_monitoring_of_occupy