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Μπέλο Οριζοντε, Δευτέρα 17.06.2013

Αγαπητέ φίλε,

ναι μιλάω σε εσένα που ακους Βραζιλία και σκέφτεσαι παραλίες, τακουνάκια, ανάποδα ψαλίδια, υπερμεγέθεις κώλους και ατελείωτα πάρτι. Συγγνώμη που σου χαλάω το όνειρο, αλλά το πάρτι τελείωσε. Η μάλλον έχει τελειώσει εδώ και πολλά χρόνια αλλά δεν σου το είπανε. Εδώ εξάγουμε, αλλά δεν πίνουμε καφέ, δεν χορεύουμε σάμπα εκτός των ορίων του Ρίο ντε Ζανέιρο ή μάλλον χορεύουμε σπάνια έτσι κι αλλιώς. Μέχρι και στην μπάλα εξάγουμε πλέον αμυντικά χαφ και στόπερ. Τα στερεότυπα μας τελείωσαν όπως και η υπομονή.

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Gezi 2.0

Revolução

[Spanish translation here]

Istanbul, June 20. 1657 hrs.

Dear people,

Kadıköy district of Istanbul is like a big city in itself. It has over half a million inhabitants. The whole of Istanbul, spread out over Europe and Asia, is made up of dozens of districts like these. For a total of around 15 million inhabitants. The size of the Netherlands, more or less. One of the biggest agglomerations of the old world, and the new.

Yesterday there were 35 confirmed assemblies all over Istanbul. More than one in some of the districts. At Kadıköy it was even bigger than the day before. Three thousand people or more came together in Yoğurtçu Parkı. It was a big improvement compared to the day before. The assembly lost some of its spontaneous beauty, but it gained a lot of organization. A stage and amplification. Lights and cameras.

All the people and the…

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Revolution Goes Viral

Revolução

June 19 Istanbul, 1248 hrs

Dear people,

The manhunt continues. Yesterday somewhere between 90 and 400 people were arrested. As a result and as a precaution we abandoned our cove near Taksim Square and we are now in hiding.

The government obviously has no idea how to handle the uprising. They tried brutal repression. They brought out the National Guard, they are making massive arrests, they menace to bring in the army and declare martial law. All to no avail. The resistance is spreading like wildfire. After the eviction of Gezi Park, popular assemblies are popping up everywhere and multiplying by the day.

Yesterday, the Beşiktaş Assembly in Abbasaga park tripled its amount of participants. In total there were ten popular assemblies going on in Istanbul alone. There was at least one in Izmir that we know of. Most if not all of them are adopting the same hand signals…

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Assemblies emerging in Turkey: a lesson in democracy

via roarmag.org  By Jerome Roos On June 19, 2013

ASSEMBLY Turkey

ASSEMBLY Turkey

The protesters are starting to counter-pose their own direct democracy to the sham of a democracy proposed by Erdogan’s authoritarian neoliberal state.

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