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· February, 2014

Stories about War & Conflict from February, 2014

Uruguayan President José Mujica Rejects “Foreign Interference” in Venezuela

Declaring his solidarity with the people and the government of Venezuela, the president of Uruguay urged respect for the Venezuelan constitution.

Chinese Netizens React to Ukraine Revolution

While the current Ukraine revolution has many Chinese asking: “When are we going to take to the streets?”, netizens also learned from Ukraine that democracy isn’t the answer to all problems. Law...

Chechen Dictator and Russian Nationalist NOT Taking Over Ukraine

As conflict in Ukraine's province of Crimea escalates, Internet hoaxes muddy the waters.

Bangladeshis Protest Bollywood Film ‘Gunday’ for Misrepresenting Liberation War

The film treats the 1971 war as simply a war between India and Pakistan, leaving out the fact of Bangladesh's struggle for independence from Pakistan.

El ‘Chapo’ Guzmán, World's Most Wanted Man, Captured in Mexico

Guzmán, named one of the world's most powerful people by Forbes magazine, had been in a maximum security prison in Mexico, but ran away under suspicious circumstances in 2001.

PHOTOS: Venezuelan Women March for Peace in Caracas

Women who support the government of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro took to the streets on Saturday, February 22, to demand an end to the violence that has been sweeping the...

List of Deceased in Venezuela Protests Available in 5 Languages

In the blog Panfleto Negro [es], John Manuel Silva and Emiliana Duarte are keeping a list of confirmed deaths from the ongoing protests taking place in Venezuela. The list -originally...

Police Repression Legalized as Mining Protests Grow in Peru

An article in Peru's penal code was modified to allow police and the military to use lethal force against protestors. Activist Elmer Campos Álvarez lives to tell the story.

Pakistan, Stay Out of Syria's Civil War

A day after a tiny news items titled, “Saudi Arabia ‘seeking Pakistani arms for Syrian rebels” appeared in Pakistani newspapers, political blogger Ahsan Butt posts a provocative piece warning Pakistan's...

10 Reasons Why I Do Not Want Shariah In Pakistan

One of the Taliban negotiators pulled out during a recent talk with the Pakistan government demanding that the agenda includes the strict imposition of Sharia law. Pakistani Blogger and Journalist...

Al Qaeda Calls for Jihad in Bangladesh

"The Zawahiri message [...] is a stark reminder that we have an enemy at the gate, and only together we can defeat it.

Brief Summary of the Situation in Venezuela for the Curious or Poorly Informed

The protests are being carried out in many parts of the country and are lacking in center and direction, having being called through social media networks. Among the protesters themselves,...

UNICEF Calls for “Child-Free” Protests in Thailand

After a grenade explosion killed three children in an anti-government protest site in Bangkok, the United Nations Children’s Fund urged government and protest leaders to protect children by keeping them...

Venezuelans in Mexico to Protesters: “You Are Not Alone”

The situation in Venezuela continues to be extremely tense, with enormous marches and gatherings around the whole country that have left ten people killed and hundreds wounded. Venezuelans around the...

Pro-Maidan Video Goes Viral Thanks to Pavel Durov, Russia's Zuckerberg

Given the political climate in Russia now, Durov's willingness to stake such an unabashedly pro-opposition position on the Ukraine crisis is rather astounding.

‘Central African Republic's Most Pressing Need Is Security for its People’

Global Voices speaks with Béatrice Epaye, a member of the Central African Republic's National Transition Board, about how best to solve the country's crisis.

There Will Be No Peace in Colombia Without Women

In response to the lack of female representation in peace talks, a website gives a voice to Colombian women who have dedicated their lives to the fight for peace.

Venezuela Protests: ‘Dear International Media: Step it Up!’

Dear International Editor: Listen and understand. The game changed in Venezuela last night. What had been a slow-motion unravelling that had stretched out over many years went kinetic all of a...

Violence Escalates as Protests Continue in Venezuela

On February 19 internet users from different cities started to report irregularities by police officers, the National Guard and some armed civilian groups in motorbikes.

Russians Eye Ukrainian Turmoil with Hope, Fear

"Seriously, 13 wounded armed cops equals urban warfare"

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