In case you missed it, Kiev has been exploding over the last few days. Hundreds of thousands of people came out into the streets over the weekend—both in Kiev and elsewhere in Ukraine—to protest President Viktor Yanukovich's last-minute decision to scuttle the signing of a vaguely worded agreement that would have begun to pull Ukraine into the European orbit—and out of Russia's. The police can't clear the streets.
Once the anti-globalization movement nearly shut down a city. Not anymore
They’d expected big numbers—but not so big as what came. Union organizers, environmentalists, Wiccans—45,000 people in all. Over the course of four days what had begun as a nonviolent protest at the World Trade Organization Headquarters in 1999 became the Battle in Seattle. Starbucks windows were smashed, Niketown looted.
These charts should give pause to any dictator considering an Internet blackout
The Syrian city of Aleppo briefly regained access to the Internet yesterday, ending an information blackout that lasted well over a month. As of this afternoon, though, it looks like the city is back offline. During the brief window of access, people on the ground issued celebratory tweets even as fighting continues in the city, one of the main battlegrounds of Syria's civil war.
An interview with Mosa'ab Elshamy, the 23-year-old whose photos have defined Egypt's revolution
“We were expecting this. We were expecting the government to raid our house.”That’s what Adam Kokesh’s roommate gravely told a local news channel shortly after the gun-rights activist and general rabble-rouser was arrested at his Herndon home last night.