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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Protestas de venezolanos en Toronto

Protestas de venezolanos en Toronto


Protestas de venezolanos en Toronto

Posted: 23 Feb 2014 12:16 PM PST

Venezolanos cantan himno nacional de Venezuela y piden el respeto de sus derechos con el cántico: "¿Quienes somos?: Venezuela, que queremos libertad".

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Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbaccus

Posted: 23 Feb 2014 09:22 AM PST

The annual Chewbacchus parade in New Orleans.  Mardi Gras 2014.

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La Marcha por la paz terminó con 25 heridos

Posted: 23 Feb 2014 12:19 AM PST

La marcha por la Paz convocada por la oposición en Venezuela inicio sin mayores complicaciones hasta entrada la tarde en Altamira Caracas, cuando los manifestantes intentaron avanzar hasta la autopista y la policía Nacional Bolivariana los repelió con gases lacrimogenos y perdigones a gran escala para auyentar a los violentos pagandos las consecuencias justos y pecadores con un saldo de 25 personas heridas, según informó el alcalde de Chacao Ramón Muchaco en su cuenta de twitter.

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Venezuela: Marcha por la Paz termina en enfrentamientos

Posted: 22 Feb 2014 08:51 PM PST

La marcha por la Paz convocada por la oposición en Venezuela inicio sin mayores complicaciones hasta entrada la tarde en Altamira Caracas, cuando los manifestantes intentaron avanzar hasta la autopista y la policía Nacional Bolivariana los repelió con gases lacrimogenos y perdigones a gran escala para auyentar a los violentos pagandos las consecuencias justos y pecadores con un saldo de 25 personas heridas, según informó el alcalde de Chacao Ramón Muchaco en su cuenta de twitter.

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Ukrainian Community honor those who were killed in Maidan, Kiev.

Posted: 22 Feb 2014 08:19 PM PST

A Ukrainian community, located in Irondequoit, NY, honor those who were killed in Central Plaza known as Maidan, Kiev.

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Somber meeting in Kiev as president flees

Posted: 22 Feb 2014 04:11 PM PST

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Kiev's main square as Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych fled the city and the parliament voted for early elections. But there was little celebration as protesters held more funerals for those killed in the violence earlier in the week.

 

Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who had been imprisoned in the eastern city of Kharkiv since 2011, addressed the crowd gathered on Independence Square only a few hours after being freed. Some protesters held signs reading, "we are very happy for you, Yulia Vladimirovna. Now go to hell."

 

Many have expressed deep skepticism toward opposition leaders, saying they don't trust them to fulfill the demands of the people.

 

Police were virtually absent from the streets of Kiev on Saturday. In their place, groups of protesters armed with hockey gear and batons directed traffic and patrolled the streets to keep order.

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Ukraine in-between

Posted: 22 Feb 2014 03:06 PM PST

Ukraine is one of those unfortunate places that had an ill luck on being at the crossroads with all sorts of geopolitical giants. And it so happened that I live here, in Kyiv- the capital city of Ukraine.
If somebody would ask me "Is violence possible in Ukraine?", the answer would have been negative. And that was about a month ago, before the first death occurred and more have followed.
A peaceful nation in the heart of Europe became a battlefield in a heartbeat. Repressions, tortures, people who have vanished found dead. A fundamental human right to live was violated. Authorities barely maintained the legality of their decisions, but lost legitimacy in the eyes of the nation instead.
The fear grew. The fear to go outside at night, away from your home in the safest Pechersk district of Kyiv (where the government quarter is situated). The fear to seek medical care from official health institutions, because of the possibility to be abducted by the police under false charges for 'extremism' (popular term used to brand protesters by officials and Russian TV channels, which are popular in the South and East of Ukraine). Car burnings, and beatings by government 'tituskas' (paid aggressive supporters) just for wearing symbols with the colors of national flag on your clothes. All this was happening in my own country.
Government ministries and services claimed that protesters were responsible for all killings, pro-government TV-channels never mentioned Maidan. Nation grew restless. Opposition leaders never had much support and were helpless, when the crowd protested their appeasement deals with the President.
The 18th of February was when it all happened, when our nation realized it is, indeed, a nation. First, clashes near the parliament, street fighting in the centre of Kyiv. Then, government forces pushed back and tried to claim the main protesters camp - Maidan Nezalezhnosti.
Not many Ukrainians could sleep that night. Explosions, gunshots... about 30 people killed from both sides. Tituskas around the city going wild, wearing white or yellow ribbons on their forearms just like government forces did. Bystanders were killed or injured, buildings burned.
The morning of 20th was even more shocking. Snipers started to kill people near the Maidan, even those, who rushed over to help the wounded. This was the first time, when the internal security troops general admitted the use of live-ammunition and still claimed that the regime was legitimate, but it was too late. That night people finally stopped fearing, gave their last to resistance, started to organize themselves into groups to protect their city and their country. Local authorities started to reject their superiors in Kyiv; police officers and Special Forces units refused to kill people they swore to protect.
The next day our president had vanished, government forces fled...
There are still concerns about separation of Eastern and Southern regions Ukraine, but we believe that the violent part is over. What will happen to Ukraine under the rule of new government and ex-opposition remains a mystery. However now it's apparent that Ukraine has proven it has its own spirit and doesn't need to rely on Russia, EU or US to make its choice. There is no more fear left.

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Ukrainian meaning of life

Posted: 22 Feb 2014 11:26 AM PST

A Ukrainian story of struggle, fear and uncertainty.

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Game over

Posted: 22 Feb 2014 04:48 AM PST

Protestors take over former President's Yanukovych residence in Mezhygirya, Ukraine, 22 February, 2 p.m.

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Unrest in Ukraine - deal with the government

Posted: 21 Feb 2014 03:26 PM PST

Torchlight vigil on Maidan as protestors mourn the killed, February 21, 9 p.m.

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Dolphin Beach

Posted: 21 Feb 2014 03:25 PM PST

The dolphins come to play on this beach in Thailand.
They are sacred and provide days of fun playing with people, just like puppies. Strange, they kill them in Japan by the hundreds. What has man become?

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