Monthly Archives: July 2013

How Taksim-Gezi protests in Turkey hijacked by Nationalist, Kemalist groups


The protests in Taksim started small: its initial aim was to stop developers from building a shopping-centre that was to be housed in a replica of a military barracks building demolished sixty years ago, resulting in the destruction of much … Continue reading

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How we are impoverished, gentrified and silenced – and what to do about it, by John Pilger


(www.johnpilger.com,  25 July 2013) I have known my postman for more than 20 years. Conscientious and good-humoured, he is the embodiment of public service at its best. The other day, I asked him, “Why are you standing in front of … Continue reading

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