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2014-02-23 03:14:17 AM
5 votes:
Thanks guys, I don't actually have balls though.
Just a crappy digital camera and an overactive sense of justice.

Don't forget about us here in Turkey. Just because fewer people die than in Ukraine, Sudan or Venezuela, doesn't mean our struggle has ended. Without TOR, there is pretty much no Internet, all traffic is mandatorily recorded for 2 years, and it only gets worse. This was back-door fascism, nobody saw it coming, little by little the Islamic choke-hold was slipped into place. Insidious.

I eat pepper spray, tear gas, or whatever they put in the TOMA that temporarily blinds you and makes hot showers impossible for a few hours...most weekends.

I do NOT throw things, chant, yell or act aggressively.  I follow the action, record, and help injured people. I cannot afford to lose my visa.

There are other videos on my youtube page from the past few months. Please feel free to share them.

Most recent protests have been against Law 6518 which requires Internet service providers to store data on web users' activities for two years and make it available to the authorities upon request without a judicial order, and Internet service providers will face severe penalties if they fail to remove content deemed to be illegal.

More information about the problems here:

A good summary:  http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/no-other-government-like-this-one.as p x?pageID=238&nID=62743&NewsCatID=396

Turkey financing terrorism   http://www.defenddemocracy.org/stuff/uploads/documents/Schanzer_Turke y _Final_Report_3_smaller.pdf

Islamic practice more important than soccer(!) during World Cup to State-run television ="http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-state-tv-wont-air-worl d-cup-m atches-at-fast-breaking-times-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=62762&NewsCatID=341 ">http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-state-tv-wont-air-world-c up-m atches-at-fast-breaking-times-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=62762&NewsCatID=341

The Prime Minister gets his own secret police (in addition to being the head of the judicial and legislative branches)  "http://www.todayszaman.com/newsDetail_getNewsById.action;jsessi onid=63 EA0F7E3CA6DDDD20D0D070E64CDA77?newsId=340138">http://www.todayszaman .com/newsDetail_getNewsById.action;jsessionid=63 EA0F7E3CA6DDDD20D0D070E64CDA77?newsId=340138

Why the President won't stand up to the Prime Minister:  http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-takes-another-step-backwards.a spx?pageID=449&nID=62690&NewsCatID=416


Psychopath in Chief   http://www.todayszaman.com/newsDetail_getNewsById.action;jsessionid=5 A 99E1984D783536786D8A65E3FA4389?newsId=340152
2014-02-22 06:16:41 PM
4 votes:

Sandelaphon: fusillade762: serial_crusher: Kids these days need to learn the difference between a "protest" and a "riot".

What are they protesting about in Istanbul?

Their PM is an asshole.

You know, I have to give all these other countries that have had protests toppling governments recently a lot of credit for having some hardcore protests.  I mean, here are Americans protesting against super Hitler-Stalin and the end of america as we know it:
[static-secure.guim.co.uk image 620x372]

...and here are some Ukrainians protesting what they see as a shiatty trade deal:
[i2.cdn.turner.com image 640x360]


America really needs to step up it's game.


It is almost as if the people in the Ukraine are protesting real injustice and the Teabaggers (tm) are protesting non-sense.
2014-02-22 08:17:24 PM
3 votes:

Target Builder: Revolutions and Uprisings are Serious Business


I don't think the Americans who scream that "democracy in the USA is dead and Obama/Bush/fill in the president/is Hitler-Stalin-Pol Pot-Mao-Voldemort" actually believe what they think they believe. To my mind, the simplest explanation for their lack of violent action to restore a stolen democracy is that very few people actually believe that democracy has been stolen. When these "activists" go to bed at night and their mouths are shut for the day, what they really believe is that things are kinda crappy but they still actually have their rights, that democracy in the USA works as well or as poorly as it always has, and that there aren't really any problems that can't be addressed with another round of ordinary elections. Deep down, they know that a revolution isn't worth it and isn't likely to make anything any better. For them, a nice peaceful little costume party in the street or even on the sidewalk is a fun outing, a way to be part of a rebellious subculture, maybe meet some likeminded people and new friends. It's not serious, and they know it.
2014-02-22 06:06:53 PM
3 votes:

fusillade762: serial_crusher: Kids these days need to learn the difference between a "protest" and a "riot".

What are they protesting about in Istanbul?

Their PM is an asshole.


You know, I have to give all these other countries that have had protests toppling governments recently a lot of credit for having some hardcore protests.  I mean, here are Americans protesting against super Hitler-Stalin and the end of america as we know it:
static-secure.guim.co.uk

...and here are some Ukrainians protesting what they see as a shiatty trade deal:
i2.cdn.turner.com


America really needs to step up it's game.
2014-02-22 04:56:59 PM
3 votes:
Article about the protests

/stay safe, subette
2014-02-22 11:44:33 PM
2 votes:
Why protests to gain freedom from corruption, fail
i.imgur.com

/Exercise your Right to self defense.
//A good defense is a rip-roaring offense.
2014-02-22 06:08:28 PM
2 votes:

serial_crusher: Kids these days need to learn the difference between a "protest" and a "riot".

What are they protesting about in Istanbul?


The PM of Turkey is pushing to make Turkey a lot more hardline-islamic and is acting like a dictator. In a fairly moderate country.

.. They're kind of pissed about this.
2014-02-22 05:06:12 PM
2 votes:

serial_crusher: Kids these days need to learn the difference between a "protest" and a "riot".

What are they protesting about in Istanbul?


Their PM is an asshole.
2014-02-23 03:24:34 AM
1 votes:
2014-02-23 12:00:23 AM
1 votes:

sheep snorter: Why protests to gain freedom from corruption, fail
[i.imgur.com image 600x600]

/Exercise your Right to self defense.
//A good defense is a rip-roaring offense.


A good defense is a rip-roaring offense.

And you can win. I won today.

Some pig pulled a "papers please" thing with me. I demanded to be cited. Fought it. I won. Now a civil suit that will cost my community a lot of money.

I'm a farking winner. Nobody farking tells me what to do.

Yup.
2014-02-22 07:32:18 PM
1 votes:
Try to stay away from mobs.

A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
2014-02-22 07:14:39 PM
1 votes:
Thanks for the front line reporting subrassballsmitter, but do keep your ass in one piece, please.
2014-02-22 07:13:51 PM
1 votes:
Stay safe, subby.
2014-02-22 07:03:18 PM
1 votes:

violentsalvation: Calmamity: So who submitted it?

Agarista


Yeah and she's been doing a great job keeping us up to date on the current protests at not inconsiderable risk to her own safety.
2014-02-22 06:31:32 PM
1 votes:

Calmamity: So who submitted it?


Agarista
2014-02-22 06:06:11 PM
1 votes:

serial_crusher: What are they protesting about in Istanbul?


The PM is slowly creating a corrupt dictatorship and has a strong islamist bent in a largely secular country that would like to try some actual democracy  after decades of  US backed military rule (thanks Cold War politics!)
2014-02-22 05:29:25 PM
1 votes:
subby has some other videos from the protests on YouTube as well. Damn.
2014-02-22 04:49:57 PM
1 votes:
Huh. Didn't know this was going on in the cloud of Ukraine and Venezuela.

Stay safe, subbette.
2014-02-22 04:27:01 PM
1 votes:

HawgWild: Subby did. Duh ...


Huh. She's been around a long time, too.
2014-02-22 03:11:39 PM
1 votes:
:19 "fark"

I might have said the same thing when a guy shooting roman candles is on one side of me while the truck with the jet water hose is on the other.
 
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