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NAKED FEMINISTS PROTEST AGAINST PUTIN AND VOTE-RIGGING

14:02 09 DIC 2011 (AGI) Moscow- A group of activists is standing naked in front of the symbol for Russia's religious revival. They are holding signs calling for God to get rid of the Czar. Activists from Ukraine's Femen group arrived in Moscow to contribute to protests against vote-rigging in Russia's parliamentary election. 13; With signs reading, "God, get rid of the Czar!", which clearly refer to Vladimir Putin, who has been know to be called Czar Vlad by the press, three girls took off their clothes in front of Christ the Savior Cathedral, just a stone's thrown from the Kremlin. >>>

Russian opposition prepares for massive rally

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are allowing the opposition to hold a massive protest against election fraud following a violent police crackdown on a series of unsanctioned demonstrations earlier this week, rally organizers said Friday.The decision to let up to 30,000 protesters rally on Saturday on a square across the river from the Kremlin appears to be an attempt to avoid the violence that occurred at demonstrations after last Sunday's parliamentary election.Election authorities on Friday officially declared the vote valid, handing the victory to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's >>>

Russian opposition prepares for massive rally

Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) - Russian authorities are allowing the opposition to hold a massive protest against election fraud following a violent police crackdown on a series of unsanctioned demonstrations earlier this week, rally organizers said Friday. The decision to let up to 30,000 protesters rally on Saturday on a square across the river from the Kremlin appears to be an attempt to avoid the violence that occurred at demonstrations after last Sunday's parliamentary election. Election authorities on Friday officially declared the vote valid, handing the victory to Prime Minister Vladimir >>>

Russian opposition prepares for massive rally

Click photo to enlargeMOSCOW—Russian authorities are allowing the opposition to hold a massive protest against election fraud following a violent police crackdown on a series of unsanctioned demonstrations earlier this week, rally organizers said Friday. The decision to let up to 30,000 protesters rally on Saturday on a square across the river from the Kremlin appears to be an attempt to avoid the violence that occurred at demonstrations after last Sunday's parliamentary election. Election authorities on Friday officially declared the vote valid, handing the victory to Prime Minister >>>

Naked Politics: The Global Revival Of Nudity As Public Protest

From China’s Weiwei to the Egyptian blogger Aliaa Magda al-Mahdi, people are again busy using their naked bodies as a way to challenge authority and demand rights. Even in today’s much more sexualized world, public nudity continues to be a powerful form of protest. by: admin A member of Ukraine's provocative feminist group FEMEN By Richard HerzingerDIE WELT/Worldcrunch BERLIN - When nearly 100  supporters of dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei recently bared it all on the Internet, they joined appear a sort of global renaissance >>>

Ukrainian women activists go topless for ‘Euro 2012 without prostitution’

London: Women activists in Ukraine protested naked to oppose prostitution and sex tourism ahead of the country’s staging of the Euro 2012 football tournament next summer. Five of them took advantage of rising international interest in Kyiv and peeled off in the capital, waving placards bearing the words “Euro 2012 without prostitution” and “****ing Euro 2012”.The demonstrators, known as FEMEN were confronted by cops before being dragged off outside the city’s Olympic stadium.Spokeswoman Inna Shevchenko claimed that UEFA were encouraging the Ukrainian government to legalise prostitution >>>

Ukrainian Women’s Rights Activists Protest Legalizing Prostitution By Getting …

Makes sense to everyone, right? The group, Femen ("Femen has established an international reputation for staging semi-naked protests in Ukraine and abroad."), held the naked demonstration outside Kyiv's Olympic Stadium. They claim that UEFA is attempting to legalize prostitution during the 2012 European Championship. "A Femen spokeswoman, Inna Shevchenko, said Uefa was 'trying to influence our government' to legalise prostitution during the tournament, which will take place in June and July next summer." Here's a some [sic'd] elaboration: Femen repeatedly appealed to both UEFA and Ukrainian >>>

Euro will increase sex tourism: Protesters

Members of the radical feminist group, Femen, on Friday bared their breasts in Kyiv to protest sex tourism, just ahead of the draw in the city for the Euro 2012 football championships. The women were detained and taken to a police station after they lay on the pavement outside the Olimpiisky stadium with open legs and strategically placed footballs, holding up banners saying "UEFA attacked our gates,” the group said. “Femen demands UEFA starts an education campaign for fans about the unacceptability of sex >>>

Pimps rub their hands over Euro 2012

Two million sex tourists a year travel to Ukraine, where the groups have just been drawn for the European football championships. In the country co-hosting Euro 2012 with Poland, HIV and sex trafficking are rife. “Pimps are counting on extra profit during Euro 2012,” says FEMEN activist Anna Gutsol. The lift in my hotel in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv only works if I activate it with my key-pass. But there are some who can get round the security. Every day I see young women in high heels helped on their way by hotel staff. “Where do you need to be, darling?” “The order is from >>>

Soccer Capsules: Spain opens against Italy; England faces France

Ahead of Friday's draw in Kyiv, Euro 2012 promises plenty of memorable matchups, as the strongest possible lineup according to the UEFA rankings have qualified to play in Poland and Ukraine. Even before the draw for 16-team tournament is held Friday, it's safe to assume that the showcase for soccer's strongest continent will live up to its tradition of delivering high-quality matches over three intense weeks. Even FIFA President Sepp Blatter said he saw too many dull group-stage games last year at the monthlong, 32-team World Cup, which gave Europe only 13 places. "It's definitely better than >>>