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Ukraine Burning

This is a great video that can give insight to anyone wanting to know more about the current tensions in Ukraine from VICE News.

Video Description from Youtube:

“Kiev’s Euromaidan protesters began 2014 the same way they ended 2013: by rioting in the streets in an attempt to bring down their government. Key victories have already been won, with Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and his cabinet resigning. The demonstrators also forced the annulment of a new anti-protest law that was, ironically, the cause of much of their protesting.

The protesters haven’t been contented by this, however, and are still out in the streets, demanding the head of President Viktor Yanukovych and the staging of fresh elections. What began as a protest against the Ukrainian government’s close ties with Russian leader Vladimir Putin has become a focus for wider discontent. However, Yanukovych seems in no mood to relinquish his power. As the social unrest spreads across the country, its first post-Soviet President, Leonid Kravchuk, has gone as far as to warn that Ukraine is on the brink of civil war. Dozens of people have lost their lives in just the last two days of violence.

At the end of January, VICE flew to Kiev as rioters hurled Molotov cocktails at police and the city turned into a battlefield.”

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February 26, 2014 · 7:48 am

What’s going on in Venezuela in a nutshell (English version)

For those of you who do not know, there is very much corruption in Venezuela. This illegitimate government is trying to silence their people, a right we often take for granted in the United States.

To catch up what was going on within the last week in Venezuela & their youth, take 5 minutes out of your day to watch this video.

Please please share this video, every view is another Venezuelan being heard. The creator of the video also has a spanish version of this video on her profile.

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February 17, 2014 · 5:06 pm