Turkey Cries Freedom

June 3, 1343 hrs CET Dear people, The dictator has fled the country. He left for a state visit to Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. On top of the violence which he ordered against his people, it is an insult to all Turks, opponents and supporters alike, that the head of government leaves the country at […] Continue reading

Crackdown

June 3, 0138 hrs CET Dear people, The events are unfolding fast. Right now, there is a major crackdown going on in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Antalya and god knows where else. It’s so bad that even the Syrian government is warning its own citizens that it’s unsafe to travel to Turkey. The Turkish media […] Continue reading

Chemical Warfare

June 2 Dear people, A lot of things were going on yesterday. In Frankfurt, Blockupiers were coralled all day by a ridiculous amount of police without food and water, then charged for protesting. In London, thousands showed up for an antifascist demonstration. In 200+ cities in Spain and abroad people participated in the same old […] Continue reading

Turkish Spring

June 1, 1000 hrs CET Dear people, Tonight, Turkey didn’t sleep. Turkey made revolution. This is how it started. A small group of thoughtful, committed citizens camped out in the last green space of the city centre to save it from being sold out. Two nights in a row, authorities sent in the police to […] Continue reading

Istanbul Rising

May 31. Dear people, This morning in Istanbul, police have again brutally dispersed peaceful protesters who came to claim their park. There have been skirmishes throughout the day, with tear gas and water cannons being used against protesters. An unspecified number of people have been wounded. One girl was reportedly killed by a tear gas […] Continue reading

Summer Picknick

The Monsanto March added a touch of global that had been missing in this #GlobalMay. On Facebook, an appointment was already launched for 2014, but for many people it wasn’t soon enough. A new march has now been planned for as early as October. In Istanbul protesters gathered near Taksim Square yesterday to demonstrate against […] Continue reading