Ukraine’s street art culture is bold and refreshing, and showcases the powerful spirit of this nation’s youth. These artists seamlessly blend Soviet influences with familiar touchstones like American hip-hop culture and Abstract Expressionism — a kind of fusion you’re unlikely to see anywhere else. Here are seven stellar Ukrainian street artists you need to know.
They’ve had NO coverage of the anti-war protests in Moscow and St. Petersburg, which, shockingly enough, were brutally broken up by police.
It feels more like 1914 not 2014 right now
Is this gonna be WWIII? I suggest hoping that it is not but being prepared for if it is.
In fact, we’ve pushed U.S. power further east than anyone could have imagined when the Soviet Union collapsed.
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‘To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight, in places like Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to say we are here, and as you struggle to make your dreams happen, to live the impossible, we’re thinking of you tonight.’
Jared Leto. Acceptance Speech during the 2014 Academy Awards.
People held anti-war protests around the world over the weekend at the prospect of Russia and Ukraine going to war.
While protesters in Moscow were carted off by police, similar demonstrations were reported in New York, Washington, the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, Turkey’s Ankara and Georgia’s capital Tbilisi.
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“Nazis are taking over Ukraine. If you’re not scared by that, I don’t really know what kind of wake up call you require.”
Dylan Garcia via Facebook
… and if you’re not furious that the U.S. government (Republicans & Democrats) deliberately made it happen — then fuck you.(via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)