Pussy Riot I Can’t Breath

I can’t breath, the dying words of Eric Garner became a rallying cry in New York against police brutality and now the famed Russian band Pussy Riot has given the words new power in their latest song. To be honest I’ve never seen the video of Eric Garners murder. I have a hard time watching people die so this song was the first time I’ve heard the audio of that event. It’s not easy to listen to and it shouldn’t be. This song is a reminder of why we are fighting. Why we shut down bridges and tunnels, because there’s a portion of our population that is stopped every day because of the color of their skin. Because they get murdered over selling a god damn cigarette and our justice department won’t even have a trial. Marches are long, thanks Pussy Riot for giving me a good song to listen to while I’m hitting the streets and for the reminder of what we’re fighting.

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2 thoughts on “Pussy Riot I Can’t Breath

  1. Reblogged this on Terry Gotham and commented:
    Hey. This is important. I know you may not think so. I know you’re not posting about it. I know we’re boiled in with some stupid argument about free speech and whether black people “deserved it.” But this. This is real. This is their first English music video, and they’re being buried alive. Let this wash over you & come out better because of it.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this video. The first thing I noticed was the “HOMO” written backwards on their shirt. So many messages in this video, so inspiring to see. Thanks 🙂

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