Pussy Riot Visits NYC Jail to Support Occupy Wall Street Hero

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RIKERS ISLAND, New York — Two members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot visited Rikers Island, New York City’s main jail complex, to meet with an inmate who is a hero of Occupy Wall Street.

The Occupy protestor, 25-year-old Cecily McMillan, was arrested in March 2012 after she elbowed a police officer in the eye. She faces seven years behind bars after a jury found her guilty on May 5, but McMillan and her supporters say she should never have been convicted in the first place.

Pussy Riot entered Rikers around 11 a.m. ET and left around 3 p.m., though it’s still unclear if they met with McMillan. Read more…

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Do you believe in the power of positive thought? Amanda on the Street

Some cool positive thinking images:

Do you believe in the power of positive thought? Amanda on the Street
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As part of the "We’re New Here" tour (#sdroad) Amanda and the gang decided to head up to the Bay Area to ask Oaklanders if they believe in the power of positive thinking. watch here

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"The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven." ……. John Milton

believe you me, I may look like a small bag of bones right now though my future is right behind me.

Kiev: Through Street View and in Reality

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In the months since Kiev, Ukraine erupted in violent protests, I have occasionally turned to Google Street View to get my bearings about the events that I was seeing through through live streams of coverage or photos that appeared in social media or news wires

The contrast between the black smoke of burning tires and the blue sky of timeless Street View images was often jolting. One can only imagine what residents of Kiev think when they see how much their city has been transformed.

Jan. 20, 2014

From Google Street View, Dynamo Stadium, in #Kiev, and right now, from livestream: http://t.co/oKgpAB8kRN pic.twitter.com/0S9NeLAPGY

— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) January 20, 2014 Read more…

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