Noam Chomsky’s Call to the World about the Taksim Gezi Park Resistance #resistanbul

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

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with Noam Chomsky

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The world renowned dissident Prof. Noam Chomsky calls for a global reaction to resist against the imposition of the neo-liberal assault that have severe impact on populations worldwide!

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Turkish Police Storm Taksim Square + Istanbul Like A War Zone

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Support Turkey Standing for Democracy and Secularism, Wrocław, Poland / Solidarnościowa demonstracja z protestującymi w Turcji we Wrocławiu

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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.

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Turkey’s Urban Uprising: The Struggle for Democracy Against Inequality, Oligarchy, Oppression and Tyranny by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Writer, Dandelion Salad
http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
June 7, 2013

Support Turkey Standing for Democracy and Secularism, Wrocław, Poland / Solidarnościowa demonstracja z protestującymi w Turcji we Wrocławiu

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It began innocently enough, it seemed, when a plan to turn Istanbul’s Gezi Park – located at Taksim Square – into a shopping mall spurred a small group of environmental activists to occupy the park in protest in late May of 2013. Within a week, a wave of urban uprisings had spread across the country, involving hundreds of thousands of protesters, in dozens of cities, met with massive state repression and violence, resulting in a few deaths and thousands of injuries and arrests. The world is now watching Turkey – the connecting landmass between Europe and Asia – once home to the Ottoman Empire, and now home to a profound lesson for the world’s people in a struggle for democracy against inequality, oligarchy, oppression and tyranny.

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Erdogan’s Intrigues Against Syria Biting the Dust by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
June 4, 2013

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Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan lives in a world of foreign intrigue and mischief making. Now his penchant for dark forces seems to be rebounding on his government – with a vengeance.

Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), accused of increasingly authoritarian tendency, are being challenged by nearly a week of widespread public protests across Turkey, which has even unnerved Washington and sent tourists and foreign investors fleeing.

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C’est Une Révolte, Pas (Encore) Une Revolution![1] by Sungur Savran

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Crossposted with permission from www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/

by Sungur Savran
Socialist Project
June 5, 2013

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On May Day 2013, the police poured tonnes of tear gas on tens of thousands of workers and youth in different quarters of Istanbul, Turkey in order to stop them from approaching Taksim Square. The government had decided that this square, the traditional venue for May Day celebrations and home to daily political actions big and small, was to be shut to demonstrations this year because development work was being done on a massive scale involving huge excavated pits making it dangerous for crowds. In a ludicrous act, the governor of Istanbul stood atop a mound at the edge of one of those pits to hold a press conference in a desperate attempt to drive home the threat that these pits represented for people.

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Report from Turkey: A Taste of Tahrir at Taksim by Sungur Savran + Turkey Protests Videos

Stop the violence in istanbul! #direnengeziparki #resistanbul

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Crossposted with permission from www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/

by Sungur Savran
Socialist Project
June 1, 2013

Istanbul has become a battlefield covered by tear gas. The police, no doubt at the behest of the Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP government, have been attacking protestors in the centre of the city, near Taksim Square, for five consecutive days. This would have been no news at all: Continue reading