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[Xmca-l] Re: FW: Update on Ukraine



The news coming out from Venezuela are horrible as well. The city where I lived 10 years of my childhood, San Cristobal, as a member of a family that was looking for a democratic safe heaven from Pinochet, is now being assaulted by Venezuela's military. The colors are different. The jargon is the same: the State uses all its means to topple political disidence and makes of his people an "internal enemy". Military planes, tanks, hundreds of soldiers are now there threatening people. During the 70s Venezuela was the democratic home for many Latin American exilees. It breaks my heart how all that went away because of an incompetent and corrupt political leadership that opened the way to old-fashioned pseudo-socialist populism. If you have any doubts check what Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are saying. 

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El 21-02-2014, a las 8:19, Peter Smagorinsky <smago@uga.edu> escribió:

> Sent by one of our graduate students from the Ukraine:
> , some updated information about the happenings in Ukraine in English are here, Euromaidan in English: https://www.facebook.com/EnglishMaidan
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> Here is a link to a live broadcasting (Ukrainian one): http://espreso.tv/stream
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> There is a The Euromaidan Journalist Collective, also a good source, to see the events from the Ukrainian side, they are written in Eglish:
> https://www.facebook.com/Euromaidan.Collective
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> This is an interesting general point of view of Timothy Snyder, a Professor of History at Yale University:
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> http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/mar/20/fascism-russia-and-ukraine/
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> Also, the people on Maydan, as often showed my mass media,  these are not people that are "extremists," these are people who cannot go home, because they got arrested, their families are got beaten, and the houses are burned down...They are mostly professors, students, intelectuals, and people od small business. They have no way just to require the president's impeachment.
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