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Turkish resistance for Taksim Gezi Park

Discussion in 'Anarchism and radical activism' started by dmol, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. THEBLACKNOVA

    THEBLACKNOVAExperienced Member Experienced member Forum Member


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    This videos is incredible...

    [video]http://vimeo.com/68207051[/video]

    Fault line of Istanbul – Insurrection notes from Taksim

    Actually it was NOT totally unpredictable, but we somehow couldn’t see it was coming. What have people of Turkey being doing until this revolt? Students have beaten up the teachers who gave them grades lower than they deserved. People stabbed doctors who neglected their loved ones. They shot sergeants to run away, and deserted obligatory military service. They crashed police stations and beaten up abusive police officers. After courts gave their verdict, people gave a taste of their own verdict at the hallways of courts. Women brought their own justice to their violators. They committed suicides under the pressure of big exams, credit card debts…

    Insurrection of individuals and revolutionary groups finally touched each other and got connected in Gezi Park Resistance (as of May 29 to date). So, we wanted to share some of our observations from behind the barricades with you:

    • Roads were blocked, trunks and back seats are checked to see if they secretly sneak gas bombs to police. Because police used ambulances to sneak bombs, people carefully searched them; people stoned fire trucks because they were observed to be carrying water for the water cannons that put out fire barricades.

    • ID checks for those who were suspected to be undercover police.

    • CCTVs and cameras were dismantled and damaged.

    • More than 40 outstanding barricades were set. Pavement stones, billboards, traffic signs, trash cans, whatever is in hand and lying around, were used.

    • Banks, ATMs, billboards and bus stop advertisements were destroyed.

    • Police containers and police cars were set on fire, OR used for the benefit of public.

    • Construction machines and buses were overturned, damaged and set on fire.

    • Food and necessary supplies were shoplifted from corporate supermarkets around the neighborhood.

    • Media vehicles (CNN van) were overturned and destroyed.

    • A bulldozer was captured to counter-attack riot control vehicles, and water cannons were pushed out of the streets.

    • Young kids who were abused and humiliated by cops every day set the record straight by stoning and cursing them in their face. They wrestled back their integrity.

    • Trucks and bulldozers were captured and used to build barricades.

    • Unorganized and largely apolitical youth got acquainted, discussed and mutually learned tactics and strategies with more radical and organized groups.

    • Thousands of young people got firsthand experience in clashing with police forces.

    • Large solidarity network was spontaneously organized for food, beverage, solution for tear gas and cigarettes.

    • Beverage and food points were set up to disperse free stuff to whomever in need.

    • People started to frantically share everything, their chocolate bars, cigarettes, their home-made food, food they were given by others.

    • Trash and litter were collectively collected, even the cigarette butts.

    • Everybody was helping everybody with anti-acid solutions against tear gas on the barricades.

    • People opened their houses’ doors, as well as small cafes and shops, for perfectly random protestors, who were cornered by police forces.

    • Housewives and other people in the neighborhoods joined the protests with making noise with pans, etc.

    • Food and anti-acid solution kits were placed in a lot of spots.

    • First- aid points were set up.

    • Doctors ran from barricade to barricade during heavy clashes.

    • Street vendors happily proliferate in the absence of police, who normally chase them and confiscate their stuff.

    • Sex workers, including transsexuals, could work, stroll around, and mingled with others freely without being abused.

    • A vacant area under closure had been liberated for the public and turned into a small park.

    • Some other vacant houses, which were under mortgage closures, were occupied and put into use.

    • A small urban garden was created.

    • A free library was set up.

    • People read bulletins and pamphlets like they never did before. They thought things they never thought before.

    • People claimed back and made the streets their own again with graffiti, stencils and various different flags and colors instead of billboards and commercials.

    • Instead of going to work or back home with public transportation or cabs, people marched slowly under clouds of tear gas chanting slogans and curses. They weren’t scared anymore, they kept on marching.

    • People determined their own agenda, not parties, powers or leaders.

    • Not a single woman was abused. They freely marched, strolled around and stayed in the park.

    • People spent their time together instead of killing it in front of TVs or computer screens.

    • Masses were disillusioned and openly started to criticize mass media.

    • Kurds freely waved their guerrilla flags (PKK), showcased portraits of their guerrilla leader under arrest (Apo) and enjoyed themselves with their traditional collective folk dances. Nationalists willy nilly had to get used to it. Even some of them couldn’t resist and joined the dances.

    • Middle-class activists, with their pristine bourgeois hygiene standards, ate the same food, shit in the same portable johns and went long periods without showers together with the homeless people and street animals.

    People realized life without cops is JOY, indeed.

    “Life is so boring, there is nothing to do except
    spend all our wages on the latest skirt or shirt.
    Brothers and Sisters, what are your real desires?
    Sit in the drugstore, look distant, empty, bored,
    drinking some tasteless coffee? Or perhaps
    BLOW IT UP OR BURN IT DOWN.”
    -The Angry Brigade

    Taken from here: http://en.contrainfo.espiv.net/2013/06/ ... om-taksim/
     
  2. THEBLACKNOVA

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    Do you live on the same continent? What continent do you live in??

    I'm sure you could stir up some solidarity actions where you are now :D
     
  3. DownwithBigbrother666

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    Oh yeah.. I live in the U.S of Shit!! I'm currently trying to get something together. soon...
    i was just saying i wish i could be there. Helping.. Supporting.. United
     
  4. THEBLACKNOVA

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    I hear you...

    Theres some shit going down in Mexico, in the capital, also know as D.F. (the federal District) just south of the border where you live in...

    check out this thread: viewtopic.php?f=9&p=70807#p70807

    and look up "Grupos De Auto-Defensa" (Self-Defense Groups) in the state of Guerrero (the Warrior state) the state in collapsing and can no longer "protect" its citizens, and it's citizens are organizing themselves into groups of Self-Defense and are protecting themselves with arms...the movements of an insurrection?? The state has said there is no insurrection happening, but its on their radar, an insurrection that is :ecouteurs:
     
  5. DownwithBigbrother666

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    Cool. I will. Thanks :D
     
  6. HeadingForHell

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    THAT'S ANOTHER CRUELTY!!!
    THE POLICE TOMA TRUCK ATTACKS TO THE GERMAN HOSPITAL IN ISTANBUL WHEN THE PROTESTERS WERE REFUGING AND THEY WERE BEING TREATED.
    THEY DON'T CARE THE SCREAMS AND THE REACTIONS OF THE PROTESTERS AND HOSPITAL STAFF.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1RirGnGedw
     
  7. DownwithBigbrother666

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    Wooooooooow... WTF... FUCK THE POLICE!!!!! This is SOOOOOOO sick!! :ecouteurs: :ecouteurs: :ecouteurs:
     
  8. HeadingForHell

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    DO NOT THINK THIS PICTURE IS A JOKE OR EXAGGERATION.

    DIVAN HOTEL THAT ALWAYS ACCEPTED THE PROTESTERS AND OPENED THE ROOMS AND PROTECTED THEM DURING THE PROTESTS, IT WAS ATTACKED BY THE COPS FINALLY!!! THE COPS DID NOT TAKE CARE OF THE CHILDREN IN THE HOTEL AND THEY BRUTALLY DROWNED THE HOTEL BY PEPPER GAS. BECAUSE THE FAMILIES WHO WALK ON THE ROAD, THEY ALSO HAD TO REFUGE HERE. AND HOTEL'S OWNER WAS DECLARED AS "ENEMY" BY THE GOVERNMENT.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. HeadingForHell

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    THE NEWS ARE SO BAD FROM TURKEY!!!

    LIKE I SAID BEFORE, THE PROTESTER NAMED ETHEM SARISULUK WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD BY A COP IN THE PROTESTS IN ANKARA.

    HE DIED TWO WEEKS AGO, AND TODAY THE KILLER COP WAS RELEASED, HE WAS NOT ARRESTED.

    THAT'S NOT JOKE! IT WAS ACCEPTED AS SELF-DEFENSE.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0daS16bs6jY - HE WAS KILLED BY A RANDOM BULLET OF COP.

    AND THE PROTESTERS WERE IN THE STREETS AGAIN TODAY... AND THE PROTESTS WILL CONTINUE ON NEXT DAYS!!!

    FASCIST STATE PROTECTED THE KILLER POLICE UNIT AGAIN!
     
  10. ZPC2THLgate

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    i wonder if it will go into the night...
     
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  12. THEBLACKNOVA

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    Anarchist eyewitness to Turkey's uprising - public meeting on Gezi park protests

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENkABlGgz6Q[/video]

    Andrew, a member of Workers Solidarity Movement, gave an eyewitness account with photos of the Gezi park protests and the state brutality against people in Istanbul, where he spent a week recently. Sevinc , an anarchist from Turkey, gave details of the background of the struggle.

    The video is includes photos & video from Gezi park. Recoded Thursday 27 June, 7.30 at Wynns hotel, Dublin
     
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