I am a Ukrainian: powerful, viral video about Euromaidan

A powerful video starring an anonymous protester called "I am a Ukrainian" has been viewed some five million times. The video was directed by Ben Moses, a documentary filmmaker who is working on a film about grassroots uprising. The video's narrator details the abuses and corruption of the ruling government, and calls on viewers to…

Scenes from a hotel near #Euromaidan

Josip Saric from Croatian national television is in a Kiev hotel near Maidan, and has kindly provided us with some snapshots of the surreal and troubling scenes, which range from bodies under shrouds in the lobby to impenetrable smoke outside the windows and bullet-holes in the walls. Thank you to Marko Rakar for introducing us…

Ukraine security forces torch #euromaidan's IT tent, kill journalist, beat tech protester to near-death

Protesters in Kiev's #Euromaidan camp report that yesterday's horrific violence — which saw at least 25 protesters killed by police — has continued to escalate. The #IT_Namet tent — a fixture in Euromaidan, offering nonviolent IT support to protesters and journalists — was targeted by government security forces who burned it to the ground, beating…

#Euromaidan: Must-see photos and stories from the front lines

An amazing post on Livejournal from Ilya "Zyalt" Varlamov gives a glimpse of life behind the barricades at the #Euromaidan uprising in Kiev, Ukraine. Zyalt's photos and text convey the diversity of the rebel lines — "from students to pensioners" — and the ingenuity they display in everything from homebrewed catapaults to morale-boosting drumming ("When…

Backslash: a toolkit for protesters facing hyper-militarized, surveillance-heavy police

Backslash — an "art/design" project from NYU Interactive Technology Program researchers Xuedi Chen and Pedro G. C. Oliveira — is a set of high-tech tools for protesters facing down a "hyper-militarized," surviellance-heavy state adversary, including a device to help protesters keep clear of police kettles; a jammer to foil Stingray mobile-phone surveillance; a mesh-networking router;…

Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future

Economist Paul Mason's blockbuster manifesto Postcapitalism suggests that markets just can't organize products whose major input isn't labor or material, but information, and that means that, for the first time in history, it's conceivable that we can have a society based on abundance.

We visited Ukraine's Palace of Corruption

Jasmina Tesanovic ventures into the "Palace of Corruption" where deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych partied and gloried in graft while the #Euromaidan raged on his doorstep. Tesanovic was in Serbia when Milosevic was deposed, and she reflects on the careers of post-Soviet dictators.

Ukrainian president Yanukovuych flees Kiev as opposition seize the palace

Yanukovych: "I'm won't sign anything with bandits who are terrorising Ukraine". Guess he's been on the phone to Moscow since yesterday — Shaun Walker (@shaunwalker7) February 22, 2014 Ukrainian opposition protesters have taken control of the presidential palace and demanded that the president Viktor Yanukovuych resign. Yanukovuych has gone into hiding and his whereabouts are…