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Turkish uprising and what the world knows about it...

Our ideas in action now in Turkey. Be inspired and support!
(For TEDsters who want to know what is going on in Turkey and might want to support their fellow earthlings who resist against an authoritarian, oppressive government who perceives everthing that by itself supports a healthy and peaceful planet as sources that should be transformed into money and a government that wants to oppress or make vanish everything, every culture, every worldview, every group that are not like them...)
What is defended here is our common universal values...
What people are standing up for is:
True democracy and human rights, the conservation of nature, the conservation of livable cities, freedom of expression, stopping authoritarianism, minority rights, women's rights, LGBTI rights, animal rights, a free media that is able to show the facts rather than what PM wants, a government that supports human rights instead of pure corporate interests, a government that doesn't lie to the people...

Some links (You can find wide coverage in the international mainstream media. So I am sharing some fieldwork here.):

A little VICE doc:
http://www.vice.com/vice-news/istanbul-rising?utm_source=vicetumblrus
A student explaining why people are fighting:
http://youtu.be/aEapNRakzDI
A good video that shows the first week of the resistance and how it's progressed:
http://youtu.be/59XPBtofVGA
A video showing police violence and people's reactions:
http://youtu.be/899d2F0i0kE
A video from the fifth night. Marching peacefully is enough to get teargas canisters onto your head.
http://youtu.be/Fe20VQ3786U
(You can follow people’s resistance in Twitter searching these hashtags: #occupyturkey #occupygezi #wearegezi)
(There are 4 deaths and many people are seriously injured because of extreme police violence.Some of them went blind,some of them hospitalized with fractured craniums.Police still continues to shoot teargas canisters directly to the protesters and to beat them while taking them into custody.)

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    Jun 9 2013: Only media can make a minority fighting in Turkey like if it was the whole turkish people. I'm definitely against violence and I don't accept it under any circumstances, but let's be honest, how was Turkey before Erdogan ? Economic, healthn education ...... let's face it, they're calling for an Attaturk turkey, didn't Attaturk torture and killed people ? why all these lies.

    In Erdogan's era, the woman took back her right of practicing her religion and her belief, why are they fighting that ?
    are they fighting for their rights, or against Islam ?

    So many questions, and so many answers ..... and so many sadness in this hypocrite unfair world.
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      Jun 9 2013: Read this again please: "What people are standing up for is:
      True democracy and human rights, the conservation of nature, the conservation of livable cities, freedom of expression, stopping authoritarianism, minority rights, women's rights, LGBTI rights, animal rights, a free media that is able to show the facts rather than what PM wants, a government that supports human rights instead of pure corporate interests, a government that doesn't lie to the people..."
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        Jun 10 2013: That's an awful long list Anon. Would it not be wiser to tackle these thngs one at a time? It is the height of hypocrisy to demand of any government that they make so many changes immediately.

        I have never seen that happen any where on this planet. Such things are only done in civil war. Look at Syria, is this what you want to happen in Turkey? I think someone needs to lead people to calm down, they are obviously excited. You should be doing that in Turkey. As you offered, we are more well informed than you on what is going on there.

        Help your people. Break this thing apart and focus on real change in the proper atmosphere and setting.
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      Jun 9 2013: There is not a historical aspect in this uprising. It's about very basic human rights that every human being should ask its government... People from very diverse backgrounds, political preferences, ages, minorities, religions, sexual identities and orientations have come together, so diverse that it is logical to say that there is something (or things) which is common for all these people to rise up against. There are many devout muslims among the crowd too...
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      Jun 9 2013: And fyi, the gov. is torturing and killing people right now.
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      Jun 9 2013: And there is no real media in Turkey too. They are either direct supporters or strictly under the influence of Erdogan. Our media is Twitter, FB, Android etc...
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      Jun 10 2013: I would like an answer to Abdelbari Khiar questions also Anon. Turkey has come a long way from the other side, why throw all that away? Why not simply vote him out of office?

      I understand when you vote you are voting for a party of people but isn't there ways to determine who will be in these parties? The last election, 85% of eligible voters turned out and voted. Are not the people the people currently in office put their by the majority of the Turkish people? Can't the problems be dealt with in a civil manner, instead of war in the streets?

      To be truthful, I am not very sympathetic with the protesters. I don't like authoritarian methods used against people but such things happen here in the US as well and yes, people get hurt or killed. That is why we have laws in the first place, to create a civil process where these types of differences can be resolved.

      Like I say, we have journalists on the ground in Instanbul, they are watching and, hopefully giving us the real scoop of what is going one.
    • Jun 10 2013: Abdelbari Thanks for explaining things to this American. I am a little surprised that Turkey is not secular, but people should have their own country that represents their own belief. However, I personally believe in tolerance. I can't believe that true Islam faces any real threat in Turkey.

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