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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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LOCAL - ‘Turkish Marx’ detained for insulting Erdoğan

LOCAL - ‘Turkish Marx’ detained for insulting Erdoğan | real utopias | Scoop.it
A Turkish comedian has been detained for not paying compensation to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
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Noam Chomsky says media crackdown ’very serious attack on press’ - Created by Facts on Turkey - In category: 2-SLIDER, Freedoms, Media freedom - Tagged with: Authoritarianism, Freedom of press - Fa...

Noam Chomsky says media crackdown ’very serious attack on press’ - Created by Facts on Turkey - In category: 2-SLIDER, Freedoms, Media freedom - Tagged with: Authoritarianism, Freedom of press - Fa... | real utopias | Scoop.it
Facts on Turkey gathers most recent news, comments, opinions on Turkey from various sources.
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Workers occupy Turkish coal plant's entrance, block road to oppose privatization - Hurriyet Daily News

Workers occupy Turkish coal plant's entrance, block road to oppose privatization - Hurriyet Daily News | real utopias | Scoop.it
A group of workers blocked a highway for over half an hour on Dec. 1, in protest at the imminent privatization of the Yatağan coal plant in the southwestern province of Muğla
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The social revolution will sweep Turkey Kurdistan sooner or later - Anarkismo

The social revolution will sweep Turkey Kurdistan sooner or later - Anarkismo | real utopias | Scoop.it
By Zaher Baher from Haringey Solidarity Group and Kurdistan Anarchists Forum Below is the outcome of my visit to Northern Kurdistan in Turkey between 02/11/14 to 08/11/14 as one of a delegation from United Kingdom, organised by Peace in Kurdistan...
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Noam Chomsky (2014) "Kobane, Kurds and Turkey"

Full Interview -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYIRbIh_8cw Date - October 14, 2014.
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Why is the world ignoring the revolutionary Kurds in Syria?

Why is the world ignoring the revolutionary Kurds in Syria? | real utopias | Scoop.it
David Graeber: Amid the Syrian warzone a democratic experiment is being stamped into the ground by Isis. That the wider world is unaware is a scandal
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#DirenKazova: the Turkish factory under workers' control | ROAR ...

#DirenKazova: the Turkish factory under workers' control | ROAR ... | real utopias | Scoop.it
On the eve of the first anniversary of the Gezi uprising, a small group of textile workers explores a radical alternative: occupy, resist, produce!
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Students OCCUPY the Istanbul Technical University in solidarity with miners — National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts

Students OCCUPY the Istanbul Technical University in solidarity with miners — National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts | real utopias | Scoop.it

Students at the Istanbul Technical University have occupied over the recent mining disaster. To visit their blog, click here.A  translated version of their declaration is below this article.

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After Gezi, a new eco-democratic alliance challenges Erdogan - The Ecologist

After Gezi, a new eco-democratic alliance challenges Erdogan - The Ecologist | real utopias | Scoop.it
Turkey's Gezi Park protestors are finding common cause with Kurdish communities, writes Rosa Wild. Both are suffering from Erdogan's annihilation of land, forests, parks and cities in pursuit of economic growth. A new eco-democratic resistance is taking root.

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Occupy Gezi: How Twitter Facilitated a Social Movement in Turkey

Occupy Gezi: How Twitter Facilitated a Social Movement in Turkey | real utopias | Scoop.it
A look at Twitter's role in Occupy Gezi and it's overall role in creating social movements.
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Quo Vadis Istanbul? - Al-Monitor

Quo Vadis Istanbul? - Al-Monitor | real utopias | Scoop.it


What Istanbulians ultimately need is more local conversations on projects, even more so for those of huge scale, before the government endorses them, as it should be the case in a participatory democracy.

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EU hails Turkish reforms, calls for 'truly participatory democracy'

EU hails Turkish reforms, calls for 'truly participatory democracy' | real utopias | Scoop.it
A keenly awaited European Union report unveiled on Wednesday hails reforms carried out by Turkey but also urges the Turkish government to develop a truly participatory democracy, criticizing Turkey for what it called "an uncompromising stance" against dissent and a failure to protect fundamental rights such as freedom of speech and assembly.
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Turkey's Revolutionary Conundrum - NEWS JUNKIE POST

Turkey's Revolutionary Conundrum - NEWS JUNKIE POST | real utopias | Scoop.it

To characterize the current struggle in Turkey as being a clash of secularism versus Islam — that is, a conflict between the secular demands of the urban Turkish population and the pro-Islamic social conservative forces led by Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) — is dangerous. This not only reinforces a western orientalist perception of followers of Islam as being inherently irrational and despotic, but also simplifies the issue while failing to address the greater, complex, and more fundamental flaws in the Turkish political landscape. True, the social conservative and Islamic-inspired policies of Mr. Erdogan have added to the outrage of protesters and a general public who regard the current government as being exceptionally authoritarian. To limit oneself to this rhetoric, however, provides an incomplete narrative.

 

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The Roots of Social Rebellion? Social Movements | Global Policy Journal - Practitioner, Academic, Global Governance, International Law, Economics, Security, Institutions, Comment & Opinion, Media, ...

The Roots of Social Rebellion? Social Movements | Global Policy Journal - Practitioner, Academic, Global Governance, International Law, Economics, Security, Institutions, Comment & Opinion, Media, ... | real utopias | Scoop.it

Sreeram Chaulia argues the lesson from the streets of Brazil, Turkey, and the Arab world is to avoid underestimating social movements still in their infancy

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation