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Anniversary Of Maidan
Kiev, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
19 Feb 2015

Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan Massacre. Commemorations in Kyiv to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago.

The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.

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Anniversary Of Maidan
Kiev, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
19 Feb 2015

Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan Massacre. Commemorations in Kyiv to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago.

The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.

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Anniversary Of Maidan
Kiev, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
19 Feb 2015

Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan Massacre. Commemorations in Kyiv to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago.

The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.

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Anniversary Of Maidan
Kiev, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
19 Feb 2015

Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan Massacre. Commemorations in Kyiv to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago.

The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.

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Anniversary Of Maidan
Kiev, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
19 Feb 2015

Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan Massacre. Commemorations in Kyiv to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago.

The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.

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Anniversary Of Maidan
Kiev, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
19 Feb 2015

Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan Massacre. Commemorations in Kyiv to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago.

The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.

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Anniversary Of Maidan
Kiev, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
19 Feb 2015

Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan Massacre. Commemorations in Kyiv to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago.

The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.

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Anniversary Of Maidan
Kiev, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
19 Feb 2015

Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan Massacre. Commemorations in Kyiv to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago.

The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.

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Anniversary Of Maidan
Kiev, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
19 Feb 2015

Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan Massacre. Commemorations in Kyiv to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago.

The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.

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Anniversary Of Maidan
Kiev, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
19 Feb 2015

Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan Massacre. Commemorations in Kyiv to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago.

The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.

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Anniversary Of Maidan
Kiev, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
19 Feb 2015

Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan Massacre. Commemorations in Kyiv to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago.

The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.

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Anniversary Of Maidan
Kiev, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
19 Feb 2015

Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan Massacre. Commemorations in Kyiv to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago.

The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.

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Anniversary Of Maidan
Kiev, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
19 Feb 2015

Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan Massacre. Commemorations in Kyiv to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago.

The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.

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Anniversary Of Maidan
Kiev, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
19 Feb 2015

Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan Massacre. Commemorations in Kyiv to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago.

The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.

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Anniversary Of Maidan
Kiev, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
19 Feb 2015

Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan Massacre. Commemorations in Kyiv to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago.

The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.

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Anniversary Of Maidan
Kiev, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
19 Feb 2015

Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan Massacre. Commemorations in Kyiv to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago.

The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.

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Anniversary Of Maidan
Kiev, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
19 Feb 2015

Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan Massacre. Commemorations in Kyiv to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago.

The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.

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Anniversary Of Maidan
Kiev, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
19 Feb 2015

Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan Massacre. Commemorations in Kyiv to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago.

The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.

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Knla 06
Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
31 Jan 2015

Soldiers of the Karen Revolution Army preparing the flags for the imminent parade for the KNLA 66th revolution anniversary.

On Karen Revolution Day at the 7th Brigade headquarters hundreds of onlookers from Karen villages and refugee camps border-wide had gathered to commemorate Britain's departure from Burma in 1948 and the subsequent civil war between Karen and government forces, considered among the longest civil wars in history.

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Knla 07
Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
31 Jan 2015

Soldiers marching on the main square on the Karen National Liberation Army 66th revolution anniversary.

On Karen Revolution Day at the 7th Brigade headquarters hundreds of onlookers from Karen villages and refugee camps border-wide had gathered to commemorate Britain's departure from Burma in 1948 and the subsequent civil war between Karen and government forces, considered among the longest civil wars in history.

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Knla 08
Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
31 Jan 2015

KNLA soldier forming the lines during the Karen National Liberation Army 66th revolution anniversary.

On Karen Revolution Day at the 7th Brigade headquarters hundreds of onlookers from Karen villages and refugee camps border-wide had gathered to commemorate Britain's departure from Burma in 1948 and the subsequent civil war between Karen and government forces, considered among the longest civil wars in history.

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Knla 09
Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
31 Jan 2015

KNLA Major General Saw Johnny at the flag rising during the Karen National Liberation Army 66th revolution anniversary.

On Karen Revolution Day at the 7th Brigade headquarters hundreds of onlookers from Karen villages and refugee camps border-wide had gathered to commemorate Britain's departure from Burma in 1948 and the subsequent civil war between Karen and government forces, considered among the longest civil wars in history.

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Knla 10
Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
31 Jan 2015

Karen National Union chairman General Saw Mutu Say Poe during his speech at the Karen National Liberation Army 66th revolution anniversary.

On Karen Revolution Day at the 7th Brigade headquarters hundreds of onlookers from Karen villages and refugee camps border-wide had gathered to commemorate Britain's departure from Burma in 1948 and the subsequent civil war between Karen and government forces, considered among the longest civil wars in history.

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Knla 11
Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
31 Jan 2015

KNLA soldiers stand during the flag rising at the Karen National Liberation Army 66th revolution anniversary.

On Karen Revolution Day at the 7th Brigade headquarters hundreds of onlookers from Karen villages and refugee camps border-wide had gathered to commemorate Britain's departure from Burma in 1948 and the subsequent civil war between Karen and government forces, considered among the longest civil wars in history.

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Knla 12
Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
31 Jan 2015

KNLA Major General Saw Johnny reviewing the soldiers at the Karen National Liberation Army 66th revolution anniversary.

On Karen Revolution Day at the 7th Brigade headquarters hundreds of onlookers from Karen villages and refugee camps border-wide had gathered to commemorate Britain's departure from Burma in 1948 and the subsequent civil war between Karen and government forces, considered among the longest civil wars in history.

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Knla 14
Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
31 Jan 2015

DKBA soldiers assist at the KNLA ceremony out of the lines at the Karen National Liberation Army 66th revolution anniversary. The two insurgents groups they are holding talk to sign all toughener an agreement with the Burmese central government.

On Karen Revolution Day at the 7th Brigade headquarters hundreds of onlookers from Karen villages and refugee camps border-wide had gathered to commemorate Britain's departure from Burma in 1948 and the subsequent civil war between Karen and government forces, considered among the longest civil wars in history.

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Knla 15
Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
31 Jan 2015

KNLA soldiers marching out of the main campground at the end of the parade on the Karen National Liberation Army 66th revolution anniversary.

On Karen Revolution Day at the 7th Brigade headquarters hundreds of onlookers from Karen villages and refugee camps border-wide had gathered to commemorate Britain's departure from Burma in 1948 and the subsequent civil war between Karen and government forces, considered among the longest civil wars in history.

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Knla 16
Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
31 Jan 2015

KNLA soldiers march holding the Karen state and KNLA flags during the parade on the Karen National Liberation Army 66th revolution anniversary.

On Karen Revolution Day at the 7th Brigade headquarters hundreds of onlookers from Karen villages and refugee camps border-wide had gathered to commemorate Britain's departure from Burma in 1948 and the subsequent civil war between Karen and government forces, considered among the longest civil wars in history.

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Knla 17
Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
31 Jan 2015

Soldiers of the KNLA are let free after the two hours parade for the Karen National Liberation Army 66th revolution anniversary.

On Karen Revolution Day at the 7th Brigade headquarters hundreds of onlookers from Karen villages and refugee camps border-wide had gathered to commemorate Britain's departure from Burma in 1948 and the subsequent civil war between Karen and government forces, considered among the longest civil wars in history.

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Knla 18
Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
31 Jan 2015

Traditional Karen dance are performed on the main campground for the Karen National Liberation Army 66th revolution anniversary.

On Karen Revolution Day at the 7th Brigade headquarters hundreds of onlookers from Karen villages and refugee camps border-wide had gathered to commemorate Britain's departure from Burma in 1948 and the subsequent civil war between Karen and government forces, considered among the longest civil wars in history.

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Knla 19
Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
31 Jan 2015

A little child wearing a T-shirt with a Karen flags running around the weapons KNLA soldiers left out of the food barrack.

On Karen Revolution Day at the 7th Brigade headquarters hundreds of onlookers from Karen villages and refugee camps border-wide had gathered to commemorate Britain's departure from Burma in 1948 and the subsequent civil war between Karen and government forces, considered among the longest civil wars in history.

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Knla 01
Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
30 Jan 2015

Local villagers and a soldier watching a night theatre show during the Karen National Liberation Army 66th revolution anniversary.

On Karen Revolution Day at the 7th Brigade headquarters hundreds of onlookers from Karen villages and refugee camps border-wide had gathered to commemorate Britain's departure from Burma in 1948 and the subsequent civil war between Karen and government forces, considered among the longest civil wars in history.

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Knla 02
Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
30 Jan 2015

Armed soldiers flock all around the stage watching a night show during the Karen National Liberation Army 66th revolution anniversary.

On Karen Revolution Day at the 7th Brigade headquarters hundreds of onlookers from Karen villages and refugee camps border-wide had gathered to commemorate Britain's departure from Burma in 1948 and the subsequent civil war between Karen and government forces, considered among the longest civil wars in history.

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Knla 03
Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
30 Jan 2015

Family with their children come from the nerdy villages and borders refugees camps to assist at the Karen National Liberation Army 66th revolution anniversary.

On Karen Revolution Day at the 7th Brigade headquarters hundreds of onlookers from Karen villages and refugee camps border-wide had gathered to commemorate Britain's departure from Burma in 1948 and the subsequent civil war between Karen and government forces, considered among the longest civil wars in history.

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Knla 04
Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
30 Jan 2015

Dancers preforming a show at the Karen National Liberation Army 66th revolution anniversary.

On Karen Revolution Day at the 7th Brigade headquarters hundreds of onlookers from Karen villages and refugee camps border-wide had gathered to commemorate Britain's departure from Burma in 1948 and the subsequent civil war between Karen and government forces, considered among the longest civil wars in history.

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Knla 05
Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
30 Jan 2015

Traditional Burmese and Karen dance were performed at the Karen National Liberation Army 66th revolution anniversary.

On Karen Revolution Day at the 7th Brigade headquarters hundreds of onlookers from Karen villages and refugee camps border-wide had gathered to commemorate Britain's departure from Burma in 1948 and the subsequent civil war between Karen and government forces, considered among the longest civil wars in history.

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Knla 13
Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
30 Jan 2015

KNLA soldiers on the at the Karen National Liberation Army 66th revolution anniversary.

In 1994, a group of Buddhist soldiers in the KNLA, citing discrimination by the KNU's overwhelmingly Christian leadership against the Buddhist Karen majority, broke away and established the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA).

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From Maidan to Donbass: '10 Days in F...
Sumy, Ukraine
By lordcob
26 Jan 2015

Text by : Johannes Sporrer

Italian photographer Jacob Balzani Lööv followed a self-defense unit in Kiev's Maidan for ten days up to the bloody events of 20 February 2014. He recently visited one of the protagonist of the revolutionary current that swept Ukraine at that time.

"I was in Kiev to meet some friends," says Balzani Lööv, who at the end of November 2013, found himself suddenly in the middle of Independence Square in Kiev. "I was surprised by how peaceful, determined and full of hope the protest was throughout the month of December, but that changed with time. People started to wear masks and to protect Maidan with clubs and shields, upgrading their defense to the violence of the police."

On the 10th of February 2014 during a protest to demand the release of some arrested activists, Balzani Lööv saw a masked, red-haired young woman and organized to meet her. Olesja Goriaynova, a then 19-years-old, was a journalism student from Sumy.

"I wanted to know if the attitude I loved in December in Maidan was still there," he recalls, "and Olesja told me that it was still there, but under wraps in the compounds where the defense units were living." After few days the photographer was granted access to the group, the 14 Sotnia.

These so-called self-defense units of the Maidan were founded to protect unarmed protesters from the increasing violence of the police.

"The central demand of the group was an independent Ukraine, without Yanukovych," says Balzani Lööv, "and a Ukraine without corruption, leaning towards Europe. Often its members were upset by the fact that newspapers were discussing only the geopolitical interests of the US and Russia, as if the Ukrainians had no say." He felt that the atmosphere in these days was tense. "It seemed quite possible that the police could have broke into the headquarters of the 14th Sotnias anytime and commit a massacre," he said.

To protect the group, Balzani Lööv promised that he would publish pictures showing unmasked members of the defense units only if the revolution would succeed or if there were to no longer be any threat.

Now, a year later, the immediate threat is over for the activists, but whether or not their revolution was actually successful, however, is far less clear. Balzani Lööv has met again with the activist Olesja Goryainova to ask her about the consequences of the protests. Olesja has moved back to her hometown, Sumy, some 300 kilometers east of Kiev. She is studying again, but she cannot fully return to her old life.

"Olesja now collects money and materials for the fighters in the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine," says Balzani Lööv. She is also a member of the Young Nationalist Congress, an organization that aims to strengthen the "patriotic spirit" of the youth. Olesja doesn't regret the Maidan.

"We just couldn't go on living that way," she says, though with a hint of disappointment in her voice.

Yanukovych is gone, but the reforms desired by the Maidan protestors did not materialize. As before, there is a lot of corruption in the country, and the war in the East has overshadowed the original goals of the young revolutionaries. The profound changes they sought for, postponed.

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Tunisian Elections 2014 : The Revolut...
Tunis
By Adeline Bailleul
29 Oct 2014

ROUGH CUT / INTERVIEWS + RUSHES

With whispers of revolutionary ideals still on the lips of its disenchanted youth, Tunisia went to the polls to elect its parliament on Sunday, October 26. Tunisia’s electoral body announced that the provisional turnout was 60 %. The final results are expected on Wednesday.

Beyond the massive gatherings of political parties and campaigns that have bombarded the streets, a large category of Tunisians chose to not participate in the elections.

Nabila, Sonia, Mohammed and Nadhim are all activists in Tunisia. They decided to boycott the elections even though they were among the first to call for democracy during the Tunisian uprising. They all called for a boycott on the elections to resist attempts by the political class to derail their revolution, to distract people from its real objectives and goals.

There are indeed a fair number of Tunisians equally disappointed with the country’s democratic transition. Among them are the families of the martyrs of the revolution who gathered on Avenue Bourguiba on October 22 to vocalize their discontent with a transitional justice process that, from their perspective, has been blocked by the whole of the political class.

For them, most of the issues that triggered the revolution remain: police impunity; unemployment; inequality; and the lack of justice, dignity and hope. They decided to fight against what they see as a the continuity of tyranny.

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Friday Celebration of Houthi Revolution
Sana'a
By Yousef
25 Sep 2014

September 26, 2014
Yemen, Sana'a

Tens of thousands of Houthis held a mass rally on Friday, on the airport road of Sana’a, to declare the victory of their revolution’s and to bury a number of their revolutionaries who were killed in clashes with armed forces during the week. The protesters said the demonstrations and sit-ins in Sana’a will continue until a new Prime Minister is elected and a new Yemeni government is formed, as stipulated in the UN-brokered agreement signed by the Houthis and the Yemeni government, four days ago.

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(02:14) Protester:" I am sure that this revolutionary crowd is responsible for us achieving our demands, and responsible for giving the Yemeni people a better life, and changing the situation in Yemen."