allmediaproo Jun 11, 2013
Hundreds of Turkish police have stormed Istanbul’s Taksim Square, the site of ongoing demonstrations against the government. Demonstrators were seen in intense clashes with police. Al Jazeera’s Hashem Alhelbara reports from Istanbul.
‘Istanbul like war zone’: RT crew caught in crackdown on protesters at Taksim
RussiaToday Jun 11, 2013
Hundreds of police in riot gear are clearing barricades from Istanbul’s Taksim square. They’ve used teargas and rubber bullets to force protesters out many of who fled to Gezi park, where the unrest started. A crew from RT’s Arabic sister Channel has been caught-up in the crackdown when police tear-gassed demonstrators.
Cops deployed at Turkey’s Taksim Sq, use tear gas to oust protesters
RussiaToday Jun 11, 2013
Hundreds of police were deployed at Turkey’s Taksim Square in Istanbul, the focus of ongoing protest. The troops used tear gas and water cannons to oust protesters in an operation which the officials said is aimed at cleaning up the area.
Mass protests could destabilize Turkey
PressTVGlobalNews Jun 11, 2013
Press TV has conducted an interview with William Jones, Executive Intelligence Review, Leesburg, about the issue of mass Turkish protests and their demands for the PM to resign.
Turkey’s Urban Uprising: The Struggle for Democracy Against Inequality, Oligarchy, Oppression and Tyranny by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Erdogan’s Intrigues Against Syria Biting the Dust by Finian Cunningham
C’est Une Révolte, Pas (Encore) Une Revolution! by Sungur Savran
Report from Turkey: A Taste of Tahrir at Taksim by Sungur Savran + Turkey Protests Videos
I’d like to hear what Sibel Edmonds has to say about all this. Once a demonstration kicks off on this scale, it loses its identity and becomes just another “battlefield” opportunity for the privatized goon squads.
I don’t think this will achieve much more than show the world how all states are coordinated alike to respond according to the great US market umbrella notion of how to maintain order, so that sick business as usual continues unabated. This is the present default mode. profitable anti-personnel tactics prevail.
To change things we must shift the axis of authority, by deploying powerful examples of grass roots transition: citizen groups, community initiatives.
Large urban displays automatically provoke a corporate response, even though initially they may have erupted from legitimate protest, they tend to follow the camera script because our cities are all the same, connected internationally by air, dependent on the same infra-structures, the same branded banality.
Far worse things are happening off the built set, where real battles are raging in diffuse indigenous areas that are more difficult to frame, and therefore tend to remain beneath the public radar.
You may find this Amnesty report useful Lo http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/site/c.6oJCLQPAJiJUG/b.8720533/k.7E82/Police_violence_in_Turkey.htm?msource=W1306ECCPR1
Thanks, David. I have more than enough to keep up with at the moment.
My overflow of videos on Turkey are here:
I’d like to hear her take on this, too. Will keep an eye out for new posts, in case she does write on this topic.
I agree with you, David. It is all too predictable what the govts are going to do once protests get large.
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