Posts Tagged ‘Taksim’

Es ging nie nur um Bäume

Donnerstag, März 13th, 2014

A documentary by Sabine Küper-Büsch and Thomas Büsch about the culture of capuling during the protests in Turkey in the summer of 2013.

Tear Gas and Graffiti from InEnArt on Vimeo.

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Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions

Donnerstag, November 21st, 2013

BBC Journalist Paul Mason über das Thema seines Buches Why it’s kicking off everywhere:

Taksim Commune: Gezi Park and the Turkish Uprising

Mittwoch, August 7th, 2013

Ärger im Paradies

Mittwoch, Juli 17th, 2013

It is crucial that we don’t see the Turkish protests merely as a secular civil society rising up against an authoritarian Islamist regime supported by a silent Muslim majority. What complicates the picture is the protests’ anti-capitalist thrust: protesters intuitively sense that free-market fundamentalism and fundamentalist Islam are not mutually exclusive. The privatisation of public space by an Islamist government shows that the two forms of fundamentalism can work hand in hand: it’s a clear sign that the ‘eternal’ marriage between democracy and capitalism is nearing divorce.

– Slavoj Žižek, Trouble in Paradise