“If Music be the Food of Love…”

Istanbul, June 14, 1201 hrs. Dear people, Every revolution needs its heroes. Ours is called Davide. He is the pianoman. Yesterday and tonight he has been playing in Taksim for twelve hours straight, until ten o’ clock in the morning. When the rain started, people held a canvas over him and his piano, and he […] Continue reading

The Next Stage

June 6, Dear people, As the dust settles over the battlefield, the people are left standing. Police were forced to retreat. Yesterday some rear guard skirmishes were still going on in Ankara, in various districts of Istanbul, and elsewhere. All evening, Gezi Park was in ecstacy. Everyone was there in solidarity, with and without banners. […] Continue reading

Gezi Resists

June 4, 0314 hrs CET Dear people, Throughout the afternoon barricades were reinforced in Besiktas district, not only with stones, but also with lances, Braveheart style. In Izmir massive crowds took the streets while police randomly harassed people along the seaside. On the social media CNN was ridiculed. While the international edition was broadcasting yesterday’s […] 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