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opinion | Lou Ureneck

Youth in search of economic justice

Ukrainians are not dying on the streets of Kiev because of disappointment with a rejected trade agreement. The protests are the powerful and spontaneous reaction of a beleaguered people who want a better government, economy, and life — and much of the energy for the fight is coming from the nation’s young people.

I had the opportunity to work with many of these young people in 2011 as a Fulbright fellow teaching journalism to students at the National University in Kiev. I was inspired by their commitment to journalism and democracy.

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