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Feb 7, 2014

bent coppers

Glad to hear that that lying policeman Keith Wallis jailed for a year over all that “pleb” class hatred.

The calm, beautiful, brave dignity of mothers.
Everytime we’re told that protests should be crushed, or we hear one of these iron fisted leaders of a country denouncing protests as being manned by terrorists, photos like this should also be shown to add a little clarity.  Ukrainian ladies armed with nothing but a mirror, held up in front of riot police with their weapons and protective gear, how beautiful a concept to shine a light on the human behind those masks and helmets, maybe remind them they are human or were once, or maybe are at the end of their shift when they go home to their own families.  What a powerful weapon that could be.  They are all the sons of mothers after all.
I wish all the normal people in Ukraine peace and a future free from power games and violence.
Rage against the machine but peace out ultimately.
Jan 28, 2014 / 434 notes

The calm, beautiful, brave dignity of mothers.
Everytime we’re told that protests should be crushed, or we hear one of these iron fisted leaders of a country denouncing protests as being manned by terrorists, photos like this should also be shown to add a little clarity. Ukrainian ladies armed with nothing but a mirror, held up in front of riot police with their weapons and protective gear, how beautiful a concept to shine a light on the human behind those masks and helmets, maybe remind them they are human or were once, or maybe are at the end of their shift when they go home to their own families. What a powerful weapon that could be. They are all the sons of mothers after all.
I wish all the normal people in Ukraine peace and a future free from power games and violence.
Rage against the machine but peace out ultimately.

A Ukrainian man playing piano in the face of riot police.  The pianist is playing Imagine by John Lennon.  How many “terrorists” arm themselves to fight with a mere piano, a stool, some ivory keys and some beautiful chords.
Everytime we’re told that protests should be crushed, or we hear one of these iron fisted leaders of a country denouncing protests as being manned by terrorists, photos like this should also be shown to add a little clarity.  Like the photos of Ukrainian ladies armed with nothing but a mirror, held up in front of riot police with their weapons and protective gear, how beautiful a concept to shine a light on the human behind those masks and helmets, maybe remind them they are human or were once, or maybe are at the end of their shift when they go home to their own families.  What a powerful weapon that could be.
I wish all the normal people in Ukraine peace and a future free from power games and violence.
Rage against the machine but peace out ultimately.
Jan 28, 2014 / 181 notes

A Ukrainian man playing piano in the face of riot police. The pianist is playing Imagine by John Lennon. How many “terrorists” arm themselves to fight with a mere piano, a stool, some ivory keys and some beautiful chords.
Everytime we’re told that protests should be crushed, or we hear one of these iron fisted leaders of a country denouncing protests as being manned by terrorists, photos like this should also be shown to add a little clarity. Like the photos of Ukrainian ladies armed with nothing but a mirror, held up in front of riot police with their weapons and protective gear, how beautiful a concept to shine a light on the human behind those masks and helmets, maybe remind them they are human or were once, or maybe are at the end of their shift when they go home to their own families. What a powerful weapon that could be.
I wish all the normal people in Ukraine peace and a future free from power games and violence.
Rage against the machine but peace out ultimately.

Jan 28, 2014 / 504,008 notes

dw:

when did we replace the word “said” with “was like”

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Jan 26, 2014

Leonardo di Caprio - I salute you! Immense in Wolf of Wall Street.

Jan 26, 2014 / 582 notes

thepeoplesrecord:

Ukraine anti-protest laws enter force amid third day of protests
January 21, 2014

Controversial anti-protest laws which sparked unprecedented riots in Ukraine entered force on Tuesday as the latest standoff between thousands of protesters and anti-riot police in Kiev moved into a third day.

The new laws, which ban nearly all forms of protest in the ex-Soviet country, were officially published in the newspaper of the Ukranian parliament after a warning from President Viktor Yanukovych that the violence threatened the entire country.

They allow for jail terms of up to five years for those who blockade public buildings and the arrest of protesters wearing masks or helmets.

Other provisions ban the dissemination of “slander” on the Internet.

The move to bring them into force came despite calls from the West and the opposition to bin the legislation, raising fears that the authorities could use the restrictions to resort to violence to disperse the protest.

Clashes on Sunday and Monday, which followed two months of protests, turned the centre of the capital Kiev into a veritable war zone as some 10,000 demonstrators battled security forces.

Fireworks and stun grenades lit up the night sky while the deafening drumming of protesters with sticks on metal echoed through the streets.

The violence in a country where the pro-democracy ‘Orange revolution’ in 2004 peacefully overturned a rigged presidential poll and forced a new ballot is unprecedented.

The clashes erupted after a rally of some 200,000 people against the restrictions on protesting was pushed through by Yanukovych supporters in parliament on Sunday.

'Threat to all of Ukraine'

In a televised address to the nation, Yanukovych warned on Monday that the violence threatened the foundations of the entire country, which is divided between the pro-European west and the pro-Russian east.

"I am convinced that such phenomena are a threat not only to the public in Kiev but all of Ukraine," he said, indicating his patience was wearing thin.

"I treated your participation in mass rallies with understanding, I expressed readiness to find ways to solve the existing contradictions."

The opposition led by three politicians including former world boxing champion Vitali Klitschko said it was ready for dialogue but stressed it wanted to hold talks with Yanukovych, not his aides.

The government set up a special commission to address the crisis.

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka warned protesters to halt “mass rioting”, describing it as a crime against the state.

Protests began after Yanukovych’s refusal to sign a pact for closer integration with the EU in November.

With more than 200 people injured so far, thousands of Ukrainians braved temperatures of minus 10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit) to take part in the standoff with police.

According to the Kiev health authorities, more than 100 protesters were wounded in the violence.

Health officials said three people lost eyes and one person had his hand amputated, health officials said.

The interior ministry said more than 100 members of the security forces had been wounded.

The ministry added that several dozen people had been arrested for mass rioting.

In the epicentre of the clashes outside the entrance to the iconic Dynamo Kiev football stadium in central Kiev, both sides hunkered down behind barricades on Monday.

Protesters lobbed stones dug up from the cobbled road, flung Molotov cocktails and threw fireworks over a 20-metre (65-foot) no-man’s land at police lines.

Police responded by throwing stun grenades and occasionally using rubber bullets and tear gas, while the most radical protesters used lasers to blind security forces.

"Who, if not us, and when, if not now," read a banner carried by one group of protesters.

Opposition leaders, including Klitschko and Arseniy Yatsenyuk, appeared unable to have any influence on the hard core of radical protesters and stopped short of supporting their actions.

But Ukraine’s jailed former prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko came out in support of those clashing with police, saying she would be with them if she could.

"Protect Ukraine and do not fear anything," she said. "You are heroes."

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Jan 26, 2014 / 65,059 notes

rifleweeb:

glasmond:

A new set for an apocalypse movie? 
No.
The riots in Kiev. This is happening right now.

Those breathtaking pictures were taken by the young and usually happy tumblarian girl RedMisa during her volunteer work at Kiev.

"I never thought that I would cry for my native country. I’m not particularly patriotic, I do not like politics, large gatherings of people, meetings and inspirational slogans. but I still go to the central street of Kyiv almost every day, doing volunteer work, doing all I can to help. two months of no change for the better, things were getting worse and worse. but when the killings began, catching the protesters in the streets and beating them up…that was the last straw for me. I do not know what to expect next."

- RedMisa, http://redmisa.tumblr.com/

The Ukraine probably won’t have access to the internet soon. Read more about it here.

I really hope things get better in the Ukraine, ideally peacefully and with the fucks in charge thrown out on their asses for forcing this madness onto the Ukrainian peopl.

That said, someone needs to tell Mr. Foster there that the GP-5 gas mask kinda sorta requires a filter for effective use.

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Jan 23, 2014 / 1 note

Snnnnowwwww

Jan 23, 2014 / 15,382 notes
Jan 22, 2014

Good luck to the people of Syria today. Hopefully something positive can begin in today’s talks.

Mental good
Jan 14, 2014 / 8,956 notes

Mental good

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Jan 10, 2014 / 92 notes

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Jan 10, 2014 / 792 notes

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Jan 8, 2014
Cycling in the hills on the purest stag do ever - no booze.  We saw red squirrels & stags.
Jan 7, 2014 / 2 notes

Cycling in the hills on the purest stag do ever - no booze.  We saw red squirrels & stags.