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Istanbul crackdown, Brazil protests etc etc etc. #Gezi #Brasil


State-sanctioned Police violence seems to be kicking off everywhere, from the streets of London to those of Sau Paulo and Istanbul
They cry “terrorism” and we’re all supposed to throw up our hands and lower our eyes


majority rules

majority rules

As I don’t watch television I honestly have no direct knowledge of how this been spun in mainstream media. I’m relying on third party information and the insulting sound bites spewed out by radio bulletins. But – tens of thousands, and growing, rushing to support a stand of the kind so wonderfully demonstrated at Gezi ParkĀ  – is a thing deeply newsworthy and should be celebrated for the exercise in active citizenship it is; as the explosive democratic energy that it is. But it seems that one politician is worth more than a 100,000 “mortals”