Sleepless in Istanbul II

Bricks used for barricades in and around Taksim

More brief notes, quotes and interviews from inside the current uprising in Turkey from Istanbul.

Greek public broadcasting shutdown

The surprise closure of the public broadcaster ERT provokes anger and a general strike as thousands are fired.

Greece: Thousands gather in an anti-government protest at suspension of state broadcaster ERT

Anarchists and workers show solidarity with the fired 2,656 employees of state TV and radio of Greece.

Istanbul: An impression of the barricades

A Taksim square barricade

Impressions from occupied Taksim Square from Saturday 8 June.

Sleepless in Istanbul I

Taksim square in clouds of tear gas

Brief notes, quotes and interviews from inside the current uprising in the Republic of Turkey. All names have been changed to protect the anonymity of those involved. The views expressed by individuals and groups within these blog posts are not necessarily the views of the author.

Our commons - Who, why? - A statement from the movement in Turkey

Protesters cross the Bosphorus on mass

A statement produced by participants in the current street protests, strikes, and social struggle in Turkey.

Impressions from Ankara: the Turkish protest movement

A first person account, some background, and some analysis of the ongoing protests in Turkey.

Istanbul Taksim Gezi Park is not about trees

 Istanbul Taksim Gezi Park #occupygezi

Istanbul's central area of Taksim is currently the scene of a fledging 'occupy movement' as people react to this morning's 5am teargassing of protestors opposed to unchecked gentrification in the historic city.

Occupy! At the Crossroads - A look at the Occupy! Phenomenon

A look at the Occupy! movement , taken fron no 79 of Organise! magazine of the Anarchist Federation

Unused farm land occupied in Vienna


On Saturday, May 4th activists of the initiative „Solidarity Agriculture“, in short SoliLa!, occupied some farm land in the 21st district in Vienna, which was not cultivated or used in another way for years.