Tüm yazıların Revolt and Protest

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POLICE ATTACK PROTESTORS AGAIN IN TAKSIM SQUARE

Police attacked over ten thousand peaceful protestors in Istanbul’s Taksim Square on Saturday. This was the first mass gathering of protestors since the police crackdown a week earlier in Gezi Park. Saturday’s protest was in response to the Gezi Park police […]

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“STANDING MAN” PROTESTS SPREAD IN SILENCE

One day after the police crackdown against the Gezi Park protestors, a man stood silent and motionless for six hours in Taksim Square. Reminiscent of the Chinese protestor

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POLICE ATTACK PROTESTERS ACROSS ISTANBUL

The police moved as an army against the crowd of protestors using batons and shields and tear gas and water cannons. For the police it was the march

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HUNDREDS INJURED IN POLICE ATTACK ON GEZI PARK

At 8:50 pm on Saturday evening, June 15th the Turkish police with the help of their plain clothes officers over ran the occupying protestors of Istanbul’s Gezi

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POLICE ATTACK TAKSIM SQUARE: AN INSIDE JOB

I sit in my favorite cafe off of Taksim Square, the tear gas rolling in through the windows and I know in my heart that Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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NEW TURKEY FORGED IN GEZI PARK

Just last year the Turkish economy was booming. The wealthy were getting wealthy. The poor poorer. Nike told us to just do it and we just did it.

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DIFFERENT FREEDOMS: POLITICS OF REVOLT IN TURKEY

One of the striking things about the revolt in Taksim Square's Gezi Park is the combination of formally opposed political groups. The secular nationalist Atatürkists have joined with

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BLASTS OF FREEDOM IN TAKSIM SQUARE

This is the first time I have ever seen Turkey free. Truly free.   Today in the early morning I went to Taksim Square with Young Kurd, one of the

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EVERYWHERE REVOLT EVERYWHERE

The ideology of Neo-liberalism takes another slap in the face and Istanbul is rockin with revolution! Welcome world to the new Turkey. This morning at 1 pm college kids

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