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Posts Tagged: Protests
I’m a small blue dot living in a blood-red corner of a red state, so I’ve grown accustomed to hearing right wing talking points. I don’t like them, but they surface as regularly in my southwest Florida town as white egrets on the highway and dolphins in the Gulf....more
This tension is not new. It is a product of the systemic racism built into the institution, as ubiquitous as the architecture that characterizes the place in our shared consciousness. “Everyone who enters Yale is reminded that they’re in an environment that is a product of centuries of classism and racism,” Cynthia Hua, who graduated earlier this year, told me.
Politicians have given into the demand that sparked Brazilian protests, lowering bus fares from 3.20 reais back down to R$3.00 (about $1.60 back down to $1.50), massive protests continue throughout the country....more
Turkey isn’t the only country experiencing protests right now; people are also gathering to demonstrate in Brazil.
Protests began last week in São Paulo when bus fare was raised from three reais to R$3.20 (about $1.50 to $1.60), and have since expanded to the country’s major cities....more
Here are a couple more resources for anyone looking to get a better handle on the situation in Turkey right now.
Gawker has a simple, accessible FAQ-style explanation for those of us who don’t know much about Turkish politics.
Boing Boing linked to an interesting interview with a protester at a German website....more
Though American media coverage has been minimal, anti-government protests in Turkey have been raging for three days now.
The BBC has a summary of the protesters’ grievances against Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the country’s increasingly autocratic and religious prime minister.
The Guardian is maintaining an often-updated live feed on the situation....more
“Québec has long been a holdout, but that era’s over. Which makes the students indisputedly right about one thing: the problem with ‘reforms’ like these is that they constitute an abandonment of that old saw, the projet de société.”...more
At n+1, Rafael Gumucio writes from within the Chilean student protests, recalling the rebellions of his generation–which grew up under the military regime–as he details the “hunger for equality” that characterizes current movements in Chile and beyond.
“Over the six long months of school sit-ins, marches, unavailing efforts at dialogue, barricades, and gunshots, everything shifted and is still shifting, an unending moral earthquake in a country that seemed to have turned away from great moral questionings, the pain of the dictatorship, the urgency of reconciliation.”...more
32 reported dead.
“The photos coming out of Tehran demonstrate, movingly and beautifully, that women are on the front lines of the protests taking place there, veils and all.”...more
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calls for an election inquiry.
A “how to” guide to tracking Iran protests with Twitter and social media....more