For journalists with only passing familiarity with Turkey’s internal workings, noting that the country is deeply divided by the debate of religion versus secularism has become as tired and worn-out as travel writers noting that Istanbul sits at the “crossroad of cultures” between Europe and Asia. But “the Taksim excursion park protests cut across the clichéd secularist-Islamist divide that dominates the Western image of Turkish politics,” said Asli Bali, an assistant professor at the UCLA School of Law, in a statement released June 3. “They give voice to widespread frustrations with the prime minister’s arrogant and dismissive treatment of all forms of dissent.”
Killing journalists doesn’t kill the truth.
Demonstrators outside the presidential palace in Tegucigalpa, Honduras protesting the murder of more than 20 journalists in that country over the last three years.
I hate to say it but for those of us who live here in D.C. we have a pretty apathetic feeling towards those protesters in NY. 1 they are taking over the wrong street. Wall Street does all its bidding down here on K Street. High powered lobbying firms, NGO, and government contractors are the real problem. A great book called the shadow elite covers this pretty well. If the republicans make candidates sign pact agreeing not to support something for office, so should the dems. This isn’t working.
We say: Location location location is a relatively fair critique but think New York is a good place to shine light on corporate control of American civic life. And if DC is what you want, pay attention to 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW this coming Thursday morning.