PUSSY RIOT RELEASES “REFUGEES IN” VIDEO SHOT AT BANKSY’S DISMALAND

Pussy Riot rehearses ahead of the show they will be performing at Banksy's Dismaland on the 25th of September. London, U.K. Thursday 24th of September 2015 Photo credit: Vianney Le Caer for the Pussy Riot vianney.lecaer@gmail.com Instagram @vlecaer
Pussy Riot rehearses ahead of the show they performed at Banksy’s Dismaland

In honor of the current refugee crisis Europe is facing, Pussy Riot has released their latest video “Refugees In”, shot at Banksy’s Dismaland. They released the following statement on the subject of their project:

“Today’s Europe faces a big new challenge. The current refugee crisis will become a defining issue of our generation. Pussy Riot feels this European challenge as their own.

Over 750,000 refugees have arrived in Europe so far in 2015. Many more are coming. They are mostly escaping from war or persecution in Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Sudan. Thousands are dying on the way. In the UK, for example, refugees cannot apply for asylum from outside the country – so they are forced to travel there illegally.

Why can’t we live in a truly global world, not one with locked borders, razor wires and refugee camps? History has shown that migrants can be innovative and entrepreneurial. Look at the US for an example of a whole culture built on the input of immigrants and migrants.

Thousands of ordinary people across Europe are trying to help, but most governments are not matching their efforts. We believe in solidarity with human beings in need, wherever they are from, whatever their background. This is not a question of politics or nationality, but of saving human lives.”

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Pussy Riot joined forces with London-based art-group The Connor Brothers (Mike Snelle and James Golding) who have started the NGO “Refugee Response Foundation” to help the refugees in Calais. In January 2016, Pussy Riot will visit Calais to build shelters with students from the architecture department at Cambridge University to help the housing problem. ISIS will win if Europe rejects the value of multi-culturalism and is terrified by the threats of extreme-right politicians. When Europe closes its borders, it will tumble back to the previous century; the era of nationalism.

Pussy Riot continues to record music, in hopes to oppose the right-wing conservative curtain that seems to be falling globally, no longer just affecting Russia but countries across Europe and the United States. It’s the time to be loud and proud of your feminist, LGBTQ and pro-refugees values. The music video “Refugees In” is dedicated to the refugees and was filmed on September 25th, 2015 during the Pussy Riot performance at Banksy’s Dismaland with help from director Ralf Schmerberg, and music producers BretonLABS, Ten Ven and additional production Alexander Parsons.”We are planning to release a lot of disturbing videos next year, we hope that you will not like them.” Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot says.

Watch Pussy Riot’s Refugees In:

“Refugees In” lyrics:
Met in Europe by razor wires,
Governments here fucking liars
Desperate people who need to flee
Seeking refuge by land and sea
Push for borders, get no peace
Fuck the police like we’re in greece

Cage me in cage me out
Refugees in, nazis out
Governments here should feel the shame
Fucking liars, you’re to blame

Fuck the police
Like we are in Greece
Destroy piece by piece
This conservative disease

Huff and puff and smash it up
Burst, blast, blow it up
Cage me in cage me out
Refugees in, nazis out
Governments here should feel the shame
Fucking liars, you’re to blame

Cage me in cage me out
Refugees in, nazis out
Governments here, should feel the shame,
Fucking liars, you’re to blame
You’re to blame

Cage me in cage me out
Refugees in, nazis out
Governments here, should feel the shame,
Fucking liars, you’re to blame
You’re to blame

Cage me in cage me out
Refugees in, nazis out
Governments here, should feel the shame,
Fucking liars, you’re to blame
You’re to blame

Bombing people out of homes
We want peace, not fucking drones
Push, push borders away!
Push borders, do it today!
Human beings –
not a swarm Injustice –
government norm

Cage me in cage me out
Refugees in, nazis out
Governments here, should feel the shame,
Fucking liars, you’re to blame
You’re to blame

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Photo Credits to Vianney Le Caer 

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