These are serious anarchists on the move.
The months-long standoff between Ukraine's strongarm pro-Russian president and opposition protesters in the streets of Kiev, the capital, has turned grisly in recent hours, with 18 deaths reported in clashes between police and the demonstrators. This gripping livestream is being broadcast from Kiev's main square:
This is my story, one like many other women's stories. It is the story of what happened to me — and what happened to you. You and I know how it was: death came near, though it didn't arrive. You and I know that we were violated, that we were raped, in the middle of Tahrir Square, amidst the depraved crowd. Human…
Not to make light of a terrible situation, but...this dude (somewhere between an A.J. and a Howie) makes the uprising in Syria look like KISS 106.1 FM Summer Jam '97. As an opening act, he recites some stately free verse about the threat of President Bashar al-Assad military forces:
20-year-old college student Aliaa Magda Elmahdy has sparked outrage in Egypt by posting naked photos of herself to her blog as a protest against the country's conservative culture. She says she's upholding the spirit of the revolution, but in addition to conservative Islamists, she's angered liberals who believe the…
Egypt has finally dumped its arrogant, paternalistic dictator of three decades in the largest country in the Arab world. That's quite an achievement for a suppressive police state after only two to three weeks of protest. But what comes next? [Gawker]
As more information emerges about the tragic shooting of the young woman known as "Neda", her death has taken the protests in Iran to a new level — some are even making comparisons to the start of Iran's 1979 revolution.