31/5/2014 #OccupyGezi Τουρκία: Ραντεβού στο Γκεζί το Σάββατο, ένα χρόνο μετά

WALL STREET’TEN SİNTAGMA’YA PUERTA DEL SOL’DAN TAKSİM’E, meydandayız! 31 Mayıs’ta meydandayız!

«Θα βγούμε στους δρόμους, μαζί με εκατομμύρια ανθρώπους» για την επέτειο, ανάφερει η οργάνωση “Αλληλεγγύη στην Ταξίμ” Taksim Dayanışması http://taksimdayanisma.org/meydandayiz

 

 

WE’RE OUT THERE IN THE STREETS, IN THE SQUARES!

On 27 May 2013, the incessant attacks on our living spaces – especially on Taksim Square and Gezi Park – by a government that ignores all ethical, scientific, technical and legal standards in order to impose its projects, turned into lawless violence. Taksim Solidarity’s demand for “proper urbanization and livable cities” met with the demands of millions of citizens for freedom and democracy, which in turn spread our solidarity and struggle to all corners of the country by 31 May 2013, giving it a new and universal dimension.

Thriving on the creative intelligence of our youth, the embracing compassion of our mothers, the power of the workers, the vibrant voice of women, and the loud cry of the LGBTI, the Gezi Resistance has left a permanent honorable mark in the social, urban and democratic history of our country.

However the government, fearful of this exemplary solidarity and resistance, still stigmatizes us as “Geziciler”; and with policies that encourage police violence through injustice and impunity, keeps polarizing the country in order to hide its own corruption, murders and criminality.

To this end, all the squares, parks, neighborhoods and cities are put under siege; preventing us from mourning the killing of more than 300 miners in Soma, celebrating the May 1 Labor and Democracy day, being out in the streets on March 8 Women’s day, even preventing us from gathering for the funeral of our children murdered by unbelievable police violence.

But it should be known that despite these dirty politics of violence and injustice, which are signs of desperation and cowardice of those in power; in all our purity, bareness and rightfulness; with all our values and colors that make us who we are; with an unshaken prudence, will, determination and creativity; wherever there is life, we are out there and in the streets.

To remind the world that we have not given up on our demands and victories, as Taksim Solidarity we will be in the streets in Taksim! Millions of us, with all our different languages, voices and colors, are all together and in the streets!

We’re there with our ‘few trees’, with our desire, our ideas, our wish to live humane lives, our hope, our resistence, we’re everywhere, out there in the streets, in the squares.

We are in the streets for those squares that you have banned because you fear that we will rebel against your massacres, your corruption; because you fear that we will reclaim our cities, our common values, and the nature and living spaces which you have looted.

We, the workers, the unemployed, the uninsured, the migrants, the students, the people and all those you ignore… Look, we are out there in the streets, in the squares.

Because we will not be silent and we will not obey; because we refuse more forcefully each day to work to death uninsured, ununionized, and subcontracted in the factories, mines, shipyards and office buildings; because we do not trust your cover-up media; because we cannot find justice in the courts which you use to punish us, we are everywhere, out there, on the streets, in the squares!

With the things that we produce, our neighborhood homes, factories, urban gardens, forums, our own colors; with the things that we produce against the things that you destroy; with our justice, we are out there and in the streets!

We, ETHEM, ALİ İSMAİL, MEHMET AYVALITAŞ, MEDENİ, HASAN FERİT, AHMET, ABDULLAH, MEHMET İSTİF, FADİME ANA, BERKİN ELVAN, UĞUR KURT, AYHAN YILMAZ and all the lives we lost in Soma, we are out there and in the streets.

From Wall Street to Sintagma, from Puerta Del Sol to Taksim, we are out there in our squares! On May 31, we are in the streets, in the squares!

We are in our squares in Ankara, İzmir, Antakya, Eskişehir, Bursa, Adana, Mersin, Diyarbakır; in all corners of the country we are out there in the streets!

To free our squares, our parks, our streets, our living spaces, and to free our lives, we are out there in the streets!

Taksim Solidarity

Taksim Dayanışması

@TaksimDayanisma
@TaksimSldrty
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source: http://taksimdayanisma.org/meydandayiz?lang=en

Taksim Dayanışması: 31 Mayıs’ta Meydandayız. #Taksim’deyiz. http://taksimdayanisma.org/meydandayiz – @taksimdayanisma

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Remember Gezi.

We have a ground to hold those responsible of cruelty.

Millions will take to the streets on 31st May.

Taksim ne olacak?

Bandista – Haydi Barikata

 

May 2013 #OccupyGezi @

 

https://realdemocracygr.wordpress.com/category/occupygezi-2/
ΑΛΛΗΛΕΓΓΥΗ ΣΤΟΥΣ ΑΓΩΝΙΣΤΕΣ #OccupyGezi 31/5/2013 βίαιη επίθεση των δυνάμεων καταστολής
https://realdemocracygr.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/
Έκκληση για βοήθεια από Τούρκους αγωνιστές #OccupyGezi
https://realdemocracygr.wordpress.com/2013/05/31

20/7/2013 #Turkey #Istanbul #Istiklal #geziparki #Ankara #Dikmen

#Istanbul #Istiklal #geziparki

18:11 Οι δυνάμεις καταστολής χρησιμοποίησαν αντλίες νερού υπό πίεση, γκλομπ, δακρυγονα και πλαστικές σφαίρες για να απωθήσουν εκατοντάδες διαδηλωτές που είχαν συγκεντρωθεί γύρω από το Πάρκο Γκεζί, στα στενά δρομάκια της συνοικίας Μπέγιογλου και στην Ιστικλάλ

LIVE: http://www.nabermedya.tv/  http://www.livestream.com/revoltistanbul

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Gezi Homecoming

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Istanbul, July 9

Dear people,

Gezi Park was officially re-opened for the public yesterday afternoon. Too bad the square was closed so nobody could get there. Authorities had lined up a ridiculous amount of police in Taksim, and they didn’t lose any time to attack the people who assembled there between six and seven o’ clock. So once again, it was going to be a night of clashes.

After a month in Istanbul, you learn the basics about urban resistance. Let me fill you in.

First, organisation. Generally, people go in groups, or cells, of say six to twelve people with a certain affinity. Each cell is divided into buddies. Hook up with one other person. Look out for that person and don’t lose him or her. A number of cells together can form a cluster. These clusters may or may not have a political, social…

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In Name of the Law

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Istanbul, July 5

Dear people,

“This can only happen in Turkey,” my brother Naber said, but I’m pretty sure these things can happen in Italy as well.

A month ago, on June 6, when the people had just occupied Gezi Park after days of clashes with police, a Turkish court ruled that the entire reconstruction of the Taksim area, including the park, was unlawful. After that, they kept their decision a secret, until last Wednesday. The project violates current city protection legislation and must be cancelled. Personally, I wonder why the court didn’t rule, or wasn’t asked to rule, before they brought in the bulldozers, but hey, this is Turkey.

So all those people who defended Gezi Park against demolition, who got gassed, shot at, even killed, were actually defending the rule of law against authorities themselves. Now it’s the police who are illegally occupying Gezi…

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Reasons to Fight

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Istanbul, July 7

Dear people,

It’s not hard to predict the weather once you get to Taksim Square. Yesterday evening it was obvious straight away that there was tear gas in the air.

Police had blocked all the exits and kept considerable reserves in the park and in the square itself. For streaming purposes we took up position from one of the terraces. We saw the communists marching down Istiklal street behind a banner that was obviously inspired by the events in Egypt. “Government resign”, it said.

After the communists came the anarchists of çArşı. After them came the representatives of Taksim Solidarity. They brought the court order, which declared the redevelopment of Taksim and Gezi Park to be illegal. They showed it to the line of riot police and demanded access to the square. In response, they got showered by…

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“We don’t forget, we don’t forgive…”

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Istanbul, July 3

Dear people,

In a corner of the ‘Blue Mosque’ of Sultan Ahmed, I sit on the carpet, with my shoes in a plastic bag.  It’s one of those bags you use for fruit in the supermarket. At the entrance, a man rips them off from a roll and hands them out to the faithful.

I probably would never have come to this place if someone hadn’t taken me here, a friend of mine. She had to cover her shoulders before she went in, and in order to cover her hair she used one of the scarfs they give to the women who don’t already wear one. She doesn’t go to mosque usually. She doesn’t pray when the speaker calls for it. But she’s a Muslim. Of course she is. And her family has nothing to do with it.

This is one of the…

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ΚΑΛΕΣΜΑ Παγκόσμια Πορεία για αξιοπρέπεια – διακρατικής Αλληλεγγύης Σαββατοκύριακο 6-7 Ιουλίου

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6_7-7-2013-global-march

THIS WEEKEND WE ARE RISING AGAINST ALL THE INJUSTICE:

ERDOGAN, MURSI, DILMA, OBAMA, JiINPING, PUTIN, MONSANTO, GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, NSA, PENTAGON, CIA, MOSSAD, IMF, WB, OECD, WTO…..

LEAVE THE PEOPLE AND THE PLANET ALONE, ANOTHER WORLD NOW!

SPREAD THE BELOW CALL AND THESE PRISM FREE ORGANISING TOOLS: http://prism-break.org/

AND JOIN OUR GLOBAL DAYS OF ACTION:

Global March to Dignity – Transnational Solidarity Weekend 6-7 July 2013
https://www.facebook.com/events/267576746717479/

READ THE CALL IN 1) ENGLISH 2) TURKÇE 3) PORTUGUÊS 4) БЪЛГАРСКИ 5) FRANÇAIS 6) CASTELLANO 7) NEDERLANDS 8) SLOVENSKO 9)ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ

Copy Paste and Tweet massively //// and those who didn’t invite their friend, and friends of their friends to the FB event yet please do so! This is the moment…
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Παγκόσμια Πορεία για αξιοπρέπεια – διακρατικής Αλληλεγγύης Σαββατοκύριακο 6-7 Ιουνίου FB:https://www.facebook.com/events/267576746717479/

EN:
‎#GlobalRevolution ‎#StandTogether Global March To Dignity – Transnational Solidarity Weekend 6-7 July FB:https://www.facebook.com/events/267576746717479/

TR:
#GlobalRevolution #StandTogether Küresel Onur Yürüyüşü – Ulusötesi Dayanışma Haftasonu FB: 6-7 Temmuz https://www.facebook.com/events/267576746717479/

ES:
#GlobalRevolution #StandTogether Marcha mundial hacia la dignidad –Fin de Semana de Solidaridad Transnacional 6 y 7 de julio FB:https://www.facebook.com/events/267576746717479/

PT:
#GlobalRevolution #StandTogether Marcha Global da Dignidade – Fim de Semana da Solidariedade Transnacional 6 e 7 de Julho FB:https://www.facebook.com/events/267576746717479/

BG:
#GlobalRevolution #StandTogether Глобален протест на достойнство – Транснационален уикенд на солидарността 6-7 юли FB:https://www.facebook.com/events/267576746717479/

FR:
#GlobalRevolution #StandTogether Marche mondiale pour la Dignité – Week-end de Solidarité Internationale 6-7 Juillet FB:https://www.facebook.com/events/267576746717479/

DE:

#GlobalRevolution #StandTogether Globaler Marsch der Würde – Wochenende der transnationalen Solidarität 6. – 7. JuliFB:https://www.facebook.com/events/267576746717479/

READ THE CALL IN 1) ENGLISH 2) TURKÇE 3) PORTUGUÊS 4) БЪЛГАРСКИ 5) FRANÇAIS 6) CASTELLANO 7) NEDERLANDS 8) SLOVENSKO 9)ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ

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The Unspeakable

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Istanbul, July 1

Dear people,

As millions of people took the streets in Egypt and millions of Spaniards finished to vote on popular democracy in a nationwide plebiscite, Istanbul celebrated the biggest Gay Pride parade in its history. It was the grand finale of LGBT week. As expected, the people of Gezi Park joined them in an extravaganza of colours, joy and rhythm, a celebration of diversity and resistance. It was a styleful conclusion of a month that people in Turkey will not lightly forget.

There had been a demonstration in Taksim the day before that had been smaller and definitely less gay, but no less significant. Some 20.000 people came to the square on Saturday night in solidarity with the Kurds who were killed and wounded in an attack in Lice. It’s maybe a thousandfold as many people as would have demonstrated before Occupy Gezi…

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Μπορούμε να μυρίσουμε τα δακρυγόνα απ’ το Ρίο και την Ταξίμ ως την Ταχρίρ – Σύντροφοι απ’ το Κάιρο, 30/6/2013

Ανοιχτή επιστολή απ’ τη συλλογικότητα Αιγύπτιων ακτιβιστών Comrades from Cairo

TahrirComrades

TahrirComrades

Προς όλους εσάς στο πλευρό των οποίων πολεμάμε,

Η 30η Ιούνη σηματοδοτεί ένα νέο στάδιο της εξέγερσης για μας, που οικοδομείται πάνω σ’ αυτό που ξεκινήσαμε στις 25 και 28 Γενάρη του 2011. Αυτή τη φορά εξεγειρόμαστε εναντίον της κυριαρχίας της Μουσουλμανικής Αδελφότητας που δε σημαίνει παρά ακόμη περισσότερη οικονομική εκμετάλλευση, αστυνομική βία, βασανιστήρια και δολοφονίες.

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#Solidarity

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Istanbul, June 29

Dear people,

The two biggest popular forums in Istanbul are Beşiktaş and Kadıköy. They host thousands of people every day. The former is a point of reference for the European side of the city, the latter for the Asian side. Both are apparently very distinct in nature, like all the districts of Istanbul. Beşiktaş is left wing with a tendency towards anarchism. Kadıköy is mixed, leaning towards nationalism. Other districts, like Üsküdar are more islamist. But the distinctions don’t end here. Some neighbourhoods are dominated by cats, some by dogs. They don’t mix. The cats have the upper hand.

One thing that people from all the districts have in common is that they love to march and chant. Last Tuesday, we walked together with a few dozen people from Üsküdar to Yoğurtçu Parkı, home of the popular forum of Kadıköy. We again voiced…

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Historical Atlas of Gezi Park

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Istanbul, June 27

Dear people,

One of my primary objectives when I arrived at Gezi Park almost three weeks ago, was to leave a map of this place, for the historical record. The reason is obvious. Temporary Autonomous Zones are highly evanescent. You have to catch them straight away.

I started my geographical explorations the day after my arrival. Almost a week later, just before the final attack began, I had only just finished mapping the last neighbourhood of downtown. If I had had more time, I could have done a better job, but the amount of data I collected was enough to create a ‘Historical Atlas of Gezi Park’, which I here proudly present to you.

The Atlas consists of six maps.

One is a general overview of the ‘administrative’ subdivisions of the park.

Two is a detailed road map of Gezi Republic with residential…

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25/6/13 -29 Ημέρες τα Αδέρφια συνεχίζουν τον ηρωϊκό αγώνα

τα Αδέρφια μας αντιστέκονται στις σφοδρές επίθεση στην #Ankara & με συνελεύσεις και διαμαρτυρίες στο #Istanbul

Nationwide protests in #Turkey after cop who killed Them Sarısülük was released.

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[Istanbul] Manifestation in the memory of Ethem Protestor murdered by a policeman that now walks free.

‘The killers will be accounted for’ ‘Against Fascism, we are united’

25-6-2013-ankara

En #Dikmen dispersan con cañones de agua la manif en memoria a Ethem #Ankara via @ibo_kordemirci

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Updates from #Turkey and a VIDEO gallery

15M Barcelona Internacional

Dear Comrades,

The June Days of the massive mass mobilization in Turkey continue. Last Saturday (22.06) hundred thousands gathered in Taksim Square for commemorating martyred comrades of the resistance.

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However while people were leaving the Square peacefully at 8 pm, police once again attacked over crowds and until morning, people clashed against police. On Sunday, hundred thousands met in Kadıköy to commemorate the 20thyear of the Sivas Massacre in which Islamist fascist groups surroundeda hotel in Sivas city and killed 40 progressive intellectuals and artists by burning them who had been there for a festival.

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Rebellion. Revolution. Freedom.

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Istanbul, June 25

Dear people,

It’s pride week in Istanbul, and this time the term pride has a double meaning. On the one hand, the LGBT folk are proud to be queer, and on the other hand, after their heroic stand against police, the rest of us are proud to have them among us. Last Monday, the week kicked off with a good vibe and a swinging march through Istiklal Street. It was only a rehearsal. The big parade will be next Sunday.

Yesterday, indignation spread through Turkey as the man who killed Ethem Sarısülük with a real bullet was released, pending trial. The judge only needed a week to establish that the police officer in question acted within the ‘limits of self defense’.

It’s a dangerous precedent, because if the killer goes unpunished it may pave the way for a police officer’s ‘license to…

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Transnational Online Forum to Evaluate the Re-resurgence of the Grassroots [EN, TR, FR, ES, PT, IT, AR]

Social Network Unionism

DATE: 27th June

UCT / GMT: 18.00
London: 19.00
Madrid: 20.00
Istanbul: 21.00
Rio de Jenairo: 15.00
New York and Montreal: 14:00

Check your local time here: time zone converter (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html)

WHERE?
Location: MUMBLE: Occupytalk.org server
Room: Assemblies & Round Tables > OPEN SPACE

HOW TO CONNECT?
Mumble is a voice chat Open Source software (works similar to Skype but is not a corporate tool). Please follow these instructions to get connected. If this is the first time you use Mumble, please try to log in at least half an hour in advance, we will be there to help you.
How to join Mumble: http://www.global-square.net/how-to-join/

AGENDA:

Updates from countries
Exchange on global may and re*resurgence of the peoples
Where are we heading?
(Facilitation of the meetings start half an hour before.
You are more than welcome to share this invitation in your networks!)

Signs…

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