Turkish police again Teargas Pride March in Istanbul as Erdogan revels in Absolute Power

As in previous years Turkish police have viciously attacked a peaceful and festive Gay Pride march, under the neo fascist rule of ‘Emperor Erdogan’, now legitimised by elections after locking up or killing tens of thousands suspected of not liking him.

Riot police used tear gas, dogs and batons to disperse thousands of people attending the LGBTI+ pride march in Istanbul today.

The pride marched even though the municipal government banned it, citing security concerns. The police threatened that they will arrest  anyone who “looks gay, wears rainbows or bright feminine colors, or has on too short shorts.” Indeed, the cops harassed and arrested Pride marchers through-out the day.

The police allowed the march participants to read out statements before ordering them to disperse. The pride organisers refused to do so, calling the ban “comical”, and the police violence followed.

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Mayday 2014: worldwide photos and comments

Turkey, May 1st 2014.

With International Workers’ Day taking place in a world riven by economic crisis, we’re sharing short reports, pictures and videos on May Day protests and celebrations around the world.

Below are some short reports, pics or videos of May Day protests. Let us know if you’ve seen any more!

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Erdogan’s Failed Attempt at banning Twitter

WHO DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING?

Diren Kadikoy
Last year, following the outbreak of the Gezi Park protests, Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, declared that twitter was a “headache.” Continue reading “Erdogan’s Failed Attempt at banning Twitter”

Turkey No-Go-Area with Lasers and Burning Sofas

“Everywhere Armutlu”

Armutlu, via Sendika.org

Armutlu, via Sendika.org

[German translation here]

Istanbul, July 18

Dear people,

The resistance in Armutlu is becoming an inspiration for citizens all over Turkey. At the moment, the neighbourhood is firmly controlled by the people. Police don’t even try to conquer it any more. They have lifted the siege. A few days ago, they made a final attempt to enter. We saw footage of that, it was epic. People threw down burning sofa’s from the roofs. Police employed armoured vehicles to break through the barricades, and didn’t succeed. Continue reading “Turkey No-Go-Area with Lasers and Burning Sofas”

Brazil: If I can´t dance, it is not my #BRevolution

#BRevolution, Brazilian remixed shout for Global Spring

BNAWnQsCIAAmIdHThe sleeping giant is waking up. Brazil is awakening from the Fake Progress Dream of the 1%. Brazilians are taking the streets, but the media only talks about macro politics. Brazilian youth-and-not-so are demanding other economic, civic and social ways. But the media hides the facts:

political assemblies in public, occupations of municipal assemblies (as Belo Horizontes´s occupation),

new networked collectives fighting for the right to the city, for political participation… Continue reading “Brazil: If I can´t dance, it is not my #BRevolution”

Femen campaign to ‘Air Dictators’..Free Amina..Free all Women!

Sextremist FEMEN deported from Istanbul

 

After spent a night in a police station in Istanbul, sextremist the participant of the protest “Erdogan from Istanbul to Kabul” was deported from Turkey by plane to Paris. Together with forced deportation there is a  ban  for entrance into Turkey for the activist for one year. This is already fifth ban to entry Turkey for FEMEN Activists.

FEMEN promises to Erdigan to find many ways to get around of his repressive laws and continue the fight with the Turkish people against Islamism and for secular and humanistic Turkey. Erdogan, get out to Kabul!

Recall that today FEMEN activists denied entry to such dictatorial countries like Russia, Belarus, Tunisia and Turkey. Continue reading “Femen campaign to ‘Air Dictators’..Free Amina..Free all Women!”

Taksim is everywhere..Back to Taksim

Back to Taksim

barricade Taksim 23.06.13

By @JFernandezLayos

[Greek translation here and in comments]   Istanbul, June 23

Dear people,

It has been an extraordinary week of revolutionary assemblies in all parts of the city. But I have to admit, I kind of missed the tear gas.

Yesterday at last we were bound to have some. Continue reading “Taksim is everywhere..Back to Taksim”