The football maybe glorious, but much of the world’s media are ignoring the protests that are taking place in Brazil against FIFA and poverty. Brazilian police are rounding up protestors and jailing them.
What an opening to the World Cup. Was it a penalty? Was the referee really neutral? Can Brazil go on to win the tournament? And most importantly of all, how right was Dream Deferred to say that Neymar was the player to watch out for!
The death toll in Odessa, in the south of Ukraine has reached 46, after clashes between broadly pro-Russian “Antimaidan” protestors and pro-Ukrainian Euromaidan activists on Friday 2 May.
Fascist fighters are at the heart of a new paramilitary force that can already muster thousands on the streets of Kiev. The paramilitaries are openly recruiting, carrying out combat training and marching in Ukraine’s capital.
Angry protests have broken out in Bosnia over the past few days, with government buildings set on fire. The situation is developing rapidly, but here are some quick notes.
Huge protests have rocked Ukraine since November. Kiev’s main square has been occupied, there have been dramatic scenes of heavy fighting between militant protestors and police, and government buildings have been stormed and occupied too.