Category European History

Trump’s Ties to Russia Are Worrying, Dangerous to Our Democracy

Trump’s ties to Russia are a cause for alarm, and could mean the destruction of U.S. democracy over time.

Report: gap between rich and poor is undermining economic growth

The economic dangers of widening inequality are highlighted in a new report presented at the OECD Forum in Paris. It said the gap between rich and poor is at its highest in decades in many countries, and efforts to tackle that will only succeed if they look beyond income and focus on better access to […]

An explanation on what is happening with Russia and Ukraine Unrest in 2014

Found this great explanation on Reddit, hope that it will help you understand. Link to comment on Reddit. “The version I’ll tell is controversial, but the most accurate. Russian President Vladimir Putin has envisioned a return of Russia to superpower status. In order for the now re-energized nation to do this, it must win influence […]

Video shows evidence of snipers firing at protesters in Kiev

Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty This video shows security forces and snipers firing. There were renewed clashes between security forces and protesters in Kiev’s Independence Square on February 20 despite a putative ceasefire. Sniper fire was widely reported. Ukrainian Olympian: “I don’t want to participate when in my country people die.” http://huff.to/1h0dXpR euronews: the most […]

At Least 25 Killed in Ukraine Protests, Photos, Videos

I can't stop returning to this image from #Kiev earlier today. What words were exchanged? Photo by Vlad Sodel/Reuters pic.twitter.com/EcKJemw7ef — Vaughn Wallace (@vaughnwallace) February 18, 2014     “West readies sanctions. Yanukovich slams coup bid.” – Reuters “Ukraine crisis, EU readies Sanctions” – The Guardian Ukraine’s president is blaming opposition leaders for the latest deadly […]

Crime: A History Of Capital Punishment – Documentary Video

A BBC Documentary “Timeshift digs into the archive to trace the extraordinary story of the ultimate sanction. At the beginning of the 19th century you could still be hanged in Britain for offences such as stealing a sheep or shooting a rabbit. Even children as young as seven were sent to the gallows. The last […]

Kiev, Ukraine Protest 2014, Video, Photos, Links, News

The protest is about the Ukraine governments recent deal with Russia, the people are against it. Also, recently a law was passed banning protest, so of course that must also be protested. The Ukrainian people are calling the new government under their president Viktor Yanukovich totalitarian. They are calling for the president to resign, and the […]