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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 25 2013: Anon Occupy 50+

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    1 day ago: I don't have to explain anything (but you have to because you have too many assertions)... I am neither a leader nor a spokesperson for anybody. If you've read and/or watched what I have shared before and if you have the slightest understanding or empathy for people who are fed up being oppressed, not being able to practice their basic human rights because of a leader's personal desires and his economic vandalism you should have some explanations for not seeing all these facts...

    Btw: Where there is no media freedom there is no democratic elections which is exactly the case here...

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    Firstly Anon..................YOU DO have to explain any claims or assertions you make otherwise they are worth squat and your nothing but a hypocrite expecting others to do the 'dirty work' !

    And further let me suggest the elections in Turkey are NO more undemocratic than those held in the Western world!

    Also suggest that when people start pedaling 'empathy' as a valid reason as opposed to logical and rational solutions to diverse issues they are scraping the bottom of the barrel of intellectual bankruptcy and are just trying to pull on emotive heart strings because they cant come up with any productive working solutions to the problem.

    You talk of 'oppressed people' yet they have a democratic election process................................. please explain with sources and facts instead of emotive dribble?

    And while your at it maybe could could enlighten us by telling us what EXACTLY entails 'basic human rights' and who's job it is to provide these 'basic human rights'?

    Now that would be some 'FACTS' we could all ponder on !
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      Jun 25 2013: Firstly Blade Runner, "YOU DO" have to read objectively and understand what you've read at least to some extent, "YOU DON'T" have to put words and sentences out of context and put them into a context you desire and "YOU DON'T" have to blather the next time so I can take you seriously and answer. Without this precondition of a decent dialogue anything would be a waste of time.
      Since this is my first encounter with your nonsense I am going to try to provide you with some answers which I hope will make you think more.

      "Firstly Anon..................YOU DO have to explain any claims or assertions you make otherwise they are worth squat and your nothing but a hypocrite expecting others to do the 'dirty work' !"
      Of course I have to explain my claims with sound arguments. Who said the opposite?
      I have written " I don't have to explain anything (but you have to because you have too many assertions)" in my dialogue with Mr. Hoppe specifically for him because he was the one with a lot of assertions but without explanations. It wasn't a general statement. And you would have known it if you had read it carefully and/or objectively.
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      Jun 25 2013: "And further let me suggest the elections in Turkey are NO more undemocratic than those held in the Western world!"
      No, I can't let you suggest that... :) What kind of a crooked inference is that? Firstly, "the west" is not a single entity. The political culture and the elections are not the same in US and in Europe. It is not the same process even among the EU members. Apart from this, if the elections in "the west" are not democratic enough and if the elections in Turkey are no more undemocratic than those, then, this line of thought can't lead you to the conclusion that things are ok. in Turkey. It should lead you to "the political system in the western world is quite a mess now and doesn't answer people's needs and that is quite the same case in Turkey too".
      Secondly, yes IT IS much more undemocratic because we don't have a free media. And you would know that or at least have questioned it if you had read my previous posts or some international media coverage about that. (Currently Turkey leads the list of countries which put journalists in jail.) And I guess you know what it is impossible to talk about when the media is not free?

      "Also suggest that when people start pedaling 'empathy' as a valid reason as opposed to logical and rational solutions to diverse issues they are scraping the bottom of the barrel of intellectual bankruptcy and are just trying to pull on emotive heart strings because they cant come up with any productive working solutions to the problem."
      There is noone here, at least not me, who suggests only empathy to understand and solve complex issues of our world. You are the one who is alarmed to just hear the word "empathy" and automatically writes an out-of-context story about it. I am for rationality too. I also think that mirror neurons have an important function in the evolution of our species. Without empathy it would be very hard to imagine the human as a moral animal.
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      Jun 25 2013: "You talk of 'oppressed people' yet they have a democratic election process................................. please explain with sources and facts instead of emotive dribble?"
      Yes. The undemocratic one...
      I have shared a lot of links (news, videos, etc.) where you should have understood from the "emotive dribbles" of the people what kind of an oppression we are talking about. If you are STILL not able to do that that's not my problem. Go, google, read stuff, BBC, CNN etc... I am not a news agency tailored for you.

      "And while your at it maybe could could enlighten us by telling us what EXACTLY entails 'basic human rights' and who's job it is to provide these 'basic human rights'?"
      Google for "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" and/or "European Convention on Human Rights"... I think everyone is responsible to provide these rights where necessary, especially the governments...

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