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”

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”

”Snowden a patriot. Obama biggest terrorist ever” Noam Chomsky

Turkey: This is just the beginning; fight on

From Contra-Info:

come help us..join the revolt!
come help us..join the revolt!

This is a revolt

Urban transformation projects have long been threatening living spaces of Istanbul residents. First slum demolitions, and then 63 million square meters of forests to be pillaged for the third bridge, shopping malls built one after another, luxury hotels, and while the pedestrianization project continued, next was Gezi Park. Istanbul residents continued to resist all of these projects that threatened life. Until excavators came to Gezi Park and uprooted the trees; Continue reading “Turkey: This is just the beginning; fight on”

Turkish killer Cops seizing Taksim at dawn, Gezi Park resists!

“Every place is Taksim, every place resistance,” the protesters chanted.

_68100136_68100135Turkish riot police have moved into Istanbul’s Taksim Square, which has been occupied by anti-government protesters for close to two weeks.Officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets, leading many protesters to flee the square into adjoining Gezi Park, where many have been camping.

Police dispersed chanting crowd and the human chain with very strong tear gas. #Taksim almost empty now. #gezipark pic.twitter.com/7XQ8UOm97u

— Zeynep Erdim (@zeynep_erdim) June 11, 2013

The move into the square by police comes after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to meet the protest organisers on Wednesday. With total cynicism the police appealed to the crowds ”not to attack them” as they themselves attacked with tear gas and smashed down barricades.

Incredibly the police chief claimed they had only come to remove a banner from the statue of Ataturk.

Backed by armoured vehicles, officers wearing helmets and carrying shields gathered around the square early on Tuesday before moving past barricades erected by protesters. They removed protesters’ banners which had been hung from a building overlooking the square.n_48004_4

Istanbul Governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu said the police had no intention of breaking up the protest in Gezi Park.

“Our aim is to remove the signs and pictures on Ataturk statue and the Ataturk Cultural Centre. We have no other aim,” he wrote on Twitter. “Gezi Park and Taksim will not be touched.” A similar message was broadcast by police via loudspeaker, but protesters in the square said they did not believe this.

 SOLIDARITY APPEAL #turkishrevolution The platform of groups participating in the Taksim Square Occupation are calling for worldwide support and solidarity as they are again attacked, beaten, gassed, arrested and killed by State forces

The BBC’s Mark Lowen, who is in the square, says this was a deliberate show of force that may jeopardise Wednesday’s talks.

The demonstrations are now in their 12th day, with activists controlling much of Taksim Square. The unrest was sparked after police moved to suppress environmental protests over the redevelopment of Gezi Park on 31 May._68099775_68099774

Three people have died and more than 5,000 have been injured since the protests began.

The attack seems designed to intimidate and show Erdogan to be a macho hero to his supporters, while cleaning the Gezi park still occupied, for fear of the giant mass protests against him.

AKP party plans curb on Twitter

The ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) has vowed to begin censoring Twitter in an effort to curb “dangerous” slander, the Turkish daily Hurriyet reports.  It quotes Ali Şahin, the AKP’s vice chairman of media, as saying: ”A tweet containing lies and slander is much more dangerous than a vehicle loaded with a bomb. The explosion of a vehicle loaded with a bomb would be limited, but a tweet filled with lies and slander can lead to a climate of conflict. If the situation is serious, necessary precautions must be taken.”   Last week the prime minister, Erdogan, branded Twitter a menace to society.

Spain sends Turks planeload of Tear Gas / España envia Gas a Erdogan??

The Spanish Government sells tear gas to Turkey? ¿El Gobierno español vende gas lacrimógeno a Turquía?

 

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A Spanish plane full of tear gas cannisters for the Police!

 

While the heavy usage of tear gas during the protests which started in Taksim Gezi Parc and spread all around Turkey is under scrutiny, allegedly a plane-full of teargas cannisters have been brought from Spain.

 

The usage of tear gas in the 12 days protests which started in Taksim Gezi Park and emanated all around Turkey is under heavy criticism. During the police intervention with tear gas, many citizens suffered head injuries due to targeted attacks of tear gas cannisters, and their treatments are continuing in intensive care units. Nevertheless, due to the current allegation of the arrival of a Spanish cargo plane full of tear gas cannisters show that police will not cease its use of tear gas. Continue reading “Spain sends Turks planeload of Tear Gas / España envia Gas a Erdogan??”

Free Turkey: Saturday Night at Gezi Park (*recommended)

 

Saturday Night at Gezi Park

by selana019

solidaritymessage

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/113758915501912/?fref=ts    Website: https://globalgezi.tk

** This global event of global solidarity with #OccupyGezi has been DELETED not one but TWO times by Facebook. Please share this message through all your means, social media and websites and use geziglobal.tk to gather all events worldwide in solidarity with #OccupyGezi, even beyond the date of this particular event. **

 

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In #globalrevolution on 8 June 2013 at 22:17

 

Taksim, via radical.com.tr

 

Istanbul, June 8

Dear people,

Picture this. It’s actually pretty cinematographic. A dungeon with screens. A table with a bottle of coke, a bag of crisps. And a drowsy editor, monitoring the situation. The editor is me. I see one of the screens lighten up. I look and I don’t believe it. I tap on the screen to see if it goes away. It doesn’t. I turn on the sound, and I say: “What the hell. It’s revolution.” Continue reading “Free Turkey: Saturday Night at Gezi Park (*recommended)”