From Iraq, the start of a new political party, and the jitters that come from living under totalitarianism. From Ukraine, people continue to rally and demonstrate against the hijacking of their democracy:
The past four days have taught me something valuable: when I’m watching the situation unfold on television, I grow tense, fearful that it’s not going to end well. But when I return to the crowd, I feel elated, thanks to people like Tanya, tens of thousands of them, and to everyone else who’s out there, people of all ages, hundreds of thousands of them, fearless.
(I don’t want to distract from either of the beautiful posts above. Go read them. But television has a need to compress stories, to find compelling visuals. Reading blogs written by the noew-free victims of totalitarian states gives an entirely different picture.)