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Yeni Anayasa Gündemi: 57 maddede uzlaşı… Anayasa için referandum tarihi…

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2013 at 22:49

 

Yeni Anayasa için 27 maddede uzlaşı

Star Gündem

TBMM Anayasa Uzlaşma Komisyonu çalışmalarında 48 maddede sağlanan mutabakatın yanı sıra 3 partinin uzlaştığı madde sayısı 27 oldu

 

Başbakan Erdoğan’ın Hayalleri Söndü! Anayasa Görüşmelerini Tıkayan …

Turk Time

TBMM’de dört partinin katılmı ile yaklaşık 2 yıldır devam eden yeniAnayasa çalışmalarında, tıkanma noktası olan Başkanlık sisteminden resmen vazgeçildi. Daha önce AK Partili kurmayların “Olmazsa olmaz şartımız değil” dediği Başkanlık sitemi için son

 

Süryani lider: Ana gibi anayasa yapalım

Haber 10

Biz istiyoruz ki ana gibi anayasa yapalım. Geçmişi bırakalım. BuAnayasa Türk vatandaşı olan herkesi kapsasın. Ben bir Türkiye Cumhuriyeti‘nin vatandaşıyım. Kilisemin önünde dalgalanan Türk bayrağıdır. Bayramdan bayrama değil benim bayrağım günün

 

Yeni Anayasa için 27 maddede uzlaşı

Anadolu Ajansı

TBMM Anayasa Uzlaşma Komisyonu’nun çalışmaları, danışmanların “Yargı” ile “Temel Hak ve Özgürlükler” başlıklı bölümleri ele almasıyla devam ediyor. Bu bölümleri yeniden görüşen danışmanlar, ortaya çıkan taslağı 26 Temmuz Cuma günü komisyon

 

Süryani lider Horepiskopos Sağ: Ana gibi anayasa yapalım

Bugün

Süryani lider Horepiskopos Sağ: Ana gibi anayasa yapalım Süryani cemaatinin lideri Horepiskopos Sağ, siyasi liderlere yeni anayasakonusunda çağrıda bulundu. “Geçmişi bırakalım. Ana gibi bir Anayasayapalım” diyen Sağ, kendilerinin azınlık olarak

 

Yeni Anayasa için CHP ve MHP’den uzlaşma mesajı

Bugün

Yeni Anayasa için CHP ve MHP’den uzlaşma mesajı Başbakan Erdoğan’ın “Başkanlık sistemi kırmızı çizgimiz değil” açıklaması yenianayasa çalışmalarında uzlaşma umudu oldu. Önerinin tıkadığı maddeler için CHP ve MHP’li üyelerden uzlaşma mesajı geldi

 

48 maddede anlaştıysanız 48 maddeli anayasa yapın; kalanını kıyamete kadar …

Milliyet

150 maddeli bir anayasa yazıldı ve dört parti bu maddelerin 48’inde anlaştı ki uzlaşılan bu maddeler de sokak köpeklerinin bile havlayarak kabul edeceği türden; yani hayır diyeni döverler. 100 küsur maddede 4 parti neden anlaşamıyor? Anlaşamıyorlar

 

AKP şerhi kaldırdı yeni Anayasa’da yol katedildi

Radikal

ANKARA- TBMM Anayasa Uzlaşma Komiyonu, Ak Parti ‘nin taslağında yer alan, yüksek mahkemeleri tek çatı altında toplayan “Temyiz Mahkemeleri” önerisinden vaz geçmesiyle “Yargı” başlığı altında yer alan iki madde üzerinde tam uzlaşma sağladı.

 

Mustafa Şentop, Anayasa referandumu için tarih verdi – 289861

http://www.iha.com.tr

AK Parti Genel Başkan Yardımcısı Mustafa Şentop, Anayasareferandumuyla ilgili, “Zamanlama konusunda net bir şey söylemek mümkün değil. Genel seçimler öncesinde zaman daralıyor. 2014 cumhurbaşkanlığı seçiminden sonra, milletvekilliği seçiminden

 

BDP’li Tan’dan Başbakan’a ‘Anayasa’ uyarısı

Kanal A Haber

Bu Anayasa 5 madde için yapılmaktadır: Vatandaşlık tanımı, ana dilde eğitim, diyanetin statüsü, askeri vesayet. Bu maddelerde değişiklik sözkonusu değilse, Anayasa’nın ruhu ve mantığı değişmeyecekse, bunun ötesinde bir kaç maddede uzlaşma

 

TÜSİAD: Terörden arınmanın yolu yeni anayasa

Posta

İktidar partisinin yeni anayasa konusundaki önerisini değerlendiren Yılmaz, “Bu meclis çok doğru bir irade ortaya koyuyor. İktidar partisi dedi ki ‘Bu anayasa konusunda uzlaşalım. Uzlaşmak için de hepimiz eşit üye verelim.’ Bu uzlaşma komisyonu Türkiye

 

TÜSİAD Başkanı Yılmaz, “Çözüm’ü Anayasa taçlandıralım”

Star Gündem

TÜSİAD Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı Muharrem Yılmaz, “Terör ve şiddetten yıldık. Bundan sıyrılma ve arınma imkanı da yeni bir Anayasa’dır. O bakımdan Türkiye bu çözüm sürecine girdiği bu yoldan inşallah başarıya ulaşır. Bunu kalıcı kılacak bir Anayasa ile de

 

Yeni Anayasa için 57 maddede uzlaşıldı

Akşam

TBMM Anayasa Uzlaşma Komisyonu, 8’i daha önce danışmanların üzerinde mutabık kaldığı madde olmak üzere toplam 9 madde üzerinde daha uzlaştı. Böylece AK Parti, CHP, MHP ve BDP’nin yeni Anayasa’da üzerinde mutabık kaldığı madde sayısı 57’ye

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This was an ordinary Taksim evening before the police intervention… #DirenBerkinElvan

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2013 at 19:46

It was to honor Berkin Elvan, a kid who is a victim of police violence and who has been in coma for more than one month…

via @dkpbg Dekompro

via 140journos 140journos

via orangelifejackt Murat Erdogan

via ikrar69 İkrar Sarısülük

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pnarongun Pınar Ongun. as of 20:10 Istiklal Street

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Abdulhamid II style. Informant boxes in neighbourhoods…Student loan cuts claim for Gezi participants.. A social fabric roundup

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2013 at 17:15

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Abdul Hamid II

Turkish minister refutes student loan cuts claim for Gezi participants

Youth and Sports Minister Suat Kılıç has refuted allegations that university students who participated in the Gezi Park protests will not be eligible for loans

‘Informant boxes’ to be installed in Turkey

The police will install informant stations in neighborhoods, ostensibly to lead a more effective fight against crime and allow citizens to remain anonymous

Erdoğan’s chief adviser knows what’s behind Turkey’s protests – telekinesis | Fiachra Gibbons

From Lufthansa to the CIA, Turkey’s government has come up with some worrying conspiracy theories to explain Gezi Park

It has to be said that when the Turkish government began to flail around for the “real reasons” behind the Gezi protests, their initial conspiracy theories lacked imagination – the CIA, Europeans jealous of their economic success, unspecified foreign forces in cahoots with terrorists, Twitter, the “interest rate lobby”, and, of course, the international Jewish conspiracy. What would a search for a scapegoat be in Turkey (or indeed Greece) without our old friends the Elders of Zion?

Pregnant women gather to protest Sufi thinker who urged them not to ‘stroll in public’

Pregnant women have protested in Istanbul the statements of a lawyer and Sufi thinker who that it was ‘disgraceful’ for expectant women to show themselves in public

Historical ruins destroyed in Beşiktaş’s stadium in central IstanbulHurriyet Daily News

The legendary İnönü Stadium of Beşiktaş, one of Turkey’s biggest football clubs, in the Beşiktaşdistrict along the Bosphorus shore is being replaced with a more

 

Gezi showed Turkish republic is in safe hands: Ex-president’s daughter

The Gezi Park protests reveal the fact that the Turkish Republic is in safe hands and will remain strong

En passant par la Sanat Sokak (la rue des arts) à Dersim, pendant le festival Munzur

Dans ce qui reste de l’ancienne province de Dersim (la porte d’argent) , renommée Tunceli (la main de bronze) par la République turque, ne vivent plus  que 35000 habitants. Après les massacres et les déplacements forcés  de 1938 , puis les destructions de villages des années 90, ils sont sans doute près de 10 fois plus nombreux à vivre dans d’autres villes du pays (dans le quartier de Gazi, par exemple  à Istanbul, d’où les premiers jours des protestations du mouvement Gezi, plus de 30 000 manifestants rejoignaient la place Taksim à 4 heures de marche de là, avant de continuer à protester dans leur quartier ) ou à l’étranger.  Et ce sont sans doute les citoyens les moins dociles  du pays.

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EFD Rights Watch: Ekşi Sözlük is the target of organized attacks…

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2013 at 16:55

As recently stated Ekşi Sözlük is one of the major internet sites that harbored an internet user culture in Turkey. From time to time, it has been targeted by conservative or Islamist citizens who are quite annoyed with the existence of such a major independent site despite the growth of Facebook and Twitter. There are more than 20 thousand contributors to the site and it is hard to define a particular ideology that governs these users. Everybody can find a spot as long s/he contributes good entries. However, Islamists in their usual ranting of victimization believe that they are excluded from the site. Instead, they want it to be shut down.

I believe that there is an understanding that there must a more concentrated attack against Ekşi Sözlük.

First comes a Twitter TT campaign, claiming that there is blasphemy against Prophet.

Then comes a DNS hacking.

Then comes some lawyers filing against the site.

As the pro-government logic imagines things in institutional forms, it seems that like buying or silencing all traditional media institutions they can do the same for new media. It is a fallacy they will recognize soon. New media works in different ways and suppressing one medium will not silence the critics…

Third complaint filed against Ekşi Sözlük

A businessman living in Sakarya province, İbrahim Aydın, has filed a complaint against one of Turkey’s most popular online forums, Ekşi Sözlük

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In other news: 

Turkish judges wear political glasses: Euro court judge

ECHR judge Işıl Karakar says her Turkish collegues let ideologies affect their judgements and think of their ‘fundamental job’ as protecting the state

Prosecutor seeks up to 27 years in jail for fugitive ‘man with machete’

A public prosecutor has demanded up to 27 years in prison for the “man with a machete”

Turkey’s media watchdog absolves Turkish lawyer for ‘pregnant women’ remarks

Lawyer and Sufi thinker Ömer Tuğrul İnançer’s contentious comments that pregnant women’s presence in public is “disgraceful” fall within the remit of freedom of expression

 

Erdoğan’s journalists- Emre Uslu

We all know that the Turkish media are under heavy political pressure by the government. Journalists who have been fired from their papers have made the pressure issue public. Now, many people in Turkey and abroad are more or less aware of the political pressure.

However, there are very few pieces devoted to explaining the other end of the pressure, the stories of journalists who support whatever Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan does.

In this piece I will try to explain those journalists who found themselves in a position of justifying Erdoğan’s unacceptable behavior and actions.

 

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Eurosphere roundup: “European data protection under a cloud

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2013 at 13:52

Who’s accountable for Britain’s Internet censorwall?

Jim from the UK Open Rights Group sez, “It seems Cameron and Perry have ignored official government policy, invented their own policy and forced it onto UK ISPs. With no legislation, and no complaints from Lib Dem MPS or the ISPs, we have completely unaccountable “nudge censorship” being forced onto the UK population with no debate.”

 

European data protection under a cloud

In the wake of revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden, fears have grown that data stored on the cloud could be vulnerable to foreign surveillance

Merkel’s rival Peer Steinbrück offers the alternative Germany needs | Henning Meyer

Rather than challenging Merkel’s economic record, the German media focus on attacking her social democratic challenger

Proud to be German? Football and the fear of nationalism

Though some fans are enthusiastic, even proud of today’s multi-ethnic, multi-racial German football teams, taking pride in Germany is troubled by the historic affiliation of nationalism and racism.

Sweden’s economy shrinks unexpectedly

Sweden’s economy shrank unexpectedly in the second quarter as exports fell, weighed down by economic weakness among the country’s EU trading partners

Irregular Migration and the EUAt a UACES Arena seminar on 14 May 2013,  Alan Desmond (University College Cork) presented research in progress to ~40 representatives from EU Institutions, think tanks and pressure groups. This article arose from Alan’s presentation.

Q&A: All you need to know about Berlusconi’s tax fraud trial and its potential implications for the Italian government

UPDATE (19:20): Supreme Court prosecutor Antonio Mura has just requested that Berlusconi’s public office ban be cut to three years. The four-year prison sentence should be upheld, he said.

 

Britain: no longer the land of the future

At a time when Britain’s progress is hindered by its obsession with the past, Scotland face their biggest opportunity to look to the future with a new beginning.

 

A crisis of presence: the war on Greek cities

The closure of official channels of debate and establishment of migrant detention camps in Athens, has been the capstone to a long process of turning people against the most vulnerable populations in cities and, by extension, against all that urban culture stands for.

Merkel’s rival Peer Steinbrück offers the alternative Germany needs | Henning Meyer

Rather than challenging Merkel’s economic record, the German media focus on attacking her social democratic challenger

Europe, prepare for a riotous 2012 | Henning Meyer

If eurozone countries continue to pursue misguided policies, social movements will gain steam and the EU will unravel

Five ways to solve the eurozone crisis | Henning Meyer

Myths and misinformation feed in to a general lack of ideas about how to save the eurozone

The crisis of the eurozone seems to be going from bad to worse. Not only have the key players not yet found convincing solutions for the fiscal problems in Greece, Ireland and Portugal but we are already witnessing the beginning of a political backlash that could undermine the achievements of decades of European integration. There is generally a lack of ideas about what needs to be done to turn things around so here are my suggestions:

 

Portugal’s PM vows no retreat on austerity measures

Portugal’s prime minister has ruled out any backtracking on the country’s bailout terms as his revamped government easily won a confidence vote intended to show it has repaired an internal rift over austerity.

Speaking to parliament before the symbolic vote on Tuesday (30 July), Pedro Passos Coelho also said the economy was giving signs of nearing a turnaround after a long, deep recession, showing the country was taking the right path out of its debt crisis.

 

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Eylül korkusu… Toplum korkusu

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2013 at 12:08

Gezi direnişindeki sosyolojik motifleri inkar etmek/yok saymak üzerine kurulu iktidar söylemi şimdi de Eylül’de olabilecekler üzerinden yeni bir endişe dalgası yaratmaya çalışıyor. İnsanların niye sokağa çıktığını anlamak yerine olayı aylar öncesinden hazırlanmış bir darbe kalkışması olarak anlamlandırmayı tercih edince her toplumsal durum da bu büyük darbe kurgusunun bir parçası haline geliyor.

Haliyle rutin toplumsal durumlar, okulların açılması, ligin başlaması ve muhtemelen benzer durumlar şüpheli durum haline geliyor. Türkiye devletinin iktidar olma biçimi sürekli şüpheli yaratma üzerine kuruluydu, bu aynen devam ediyor yeni minvalde…. Nihai olarak iktidar dışındaki her toplumsal pratik kriminalize edilmeye açık… Eylül korkusu aslında toplum korkusunun yeni versiyonu…

“Anthropologists as Spies… An anthropology roundup..

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2013 at 10:10

Anthropologists as Spies

This piece was originally published in the November 20, 2000 edition of The Nation. It was also published on their website here. Thanks to The Nation for allowing us to include this essay as part of this issue.

 

On December 20, 1919, under the heading “Scientists as Spies,” The Nation published a letter by Franz Boas, the father of academic anthropology in America. Boas charged that four American anthropologists, whom he did not name, had abused their professional research positions by conducting espionage in Central America during the First World War. Boas strongly condemned their actions, writing that they had “prostituted science by using it as a cover for their activities as spies.” Anthropologists spying for their country severely betrayed their science and damaged the credibility of all anthropological research, Boas wrote; a scientist who uses his research as a cover for political spying forfeits the right to be classified as a scientist.

Boldly go Towards Collaboration

Nicholas A Christakis’ story in the NY Times is serious food for thought.

Christakis starts “Let’s Shake Up the Social Sciences” with the following:

TWENTY-FIVE years ago, when I was a graduate student, there were departments of natural science that no longer exist today. Departments of anatomy, histology, biochemistry and physiology have disappeared, replaced by innovative departments of stem-cell biology, systems biology, neurobiology and molecular biophysics. Taking a page from Darwin, the natural sciences are evolving with the times. The perfection of cloning techniques gave rise to stem-cell biology; advances in computer science contributed to systems biology. Whole new fields of inquiry, as well as university departments and majors, owe their existence to fresh discoveries and novel tools. read on here

This article could worry anthropologists in training or in practice but it could just as easily excite us.  Some would rather wait for handouts and complain about the current state of affairs but not me.

 

How to explain anthropology to a physicist

Science works by proposing and disposing of hypotheses. Hypotheses come from a lot of places: previous research results, modeling, inspiration, and plain old intuition. Our intuition is a good source of scientific hypotheses because our species has evolved to possess an implicit model of the natural world that allows us to move, eat, balance, and so forth.

 

The history and anthropology of birth and parenting

I’m reading a ton of baby and pregnancy books right now, preparing both for the October birth of my daughter and an upcoming BoingBoing feature about evidence-based books for science-minded soon-to-be-parents.

Best Introduction to Anthropology Syllabus – Four Fields 2013

With the 2013 fall semester on the way, people have been visiting the 2012 Best Introduction to Anthropology Syllabus – Four Fields. I’ve re-visited that post and updated the links. The material there is still valuable, and although I’ve been unable to do a more complete scouring of the web, I noted there are more materials at the American Anthropological Association Teaching Materials Exchange. Please find links below for additional four-fields anthropology syllabi available there. I’ve also added syllabus suggestions from introductory courses that do not use a full textbook, which is often difficult to do for a four-fields introduction.

 

Using George Zimmerman as an object lesson in the anthropology of policing

(Savage Minds is pleased to run this guest column from Kevin Karpiak. Kevin is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology at Eastern Michigan University.  His work focuses on policing as a useful nexus for exploring questions in both political anthropology and the anthropology of morality.  He is currently completing a manuscript based on his dissertation research (UC Berkeley 2009), entitled The Police Against Itself: refiguring French liberalism after the social, which provides an ethnographic account of the ethical work undertaken by police officers, administrators, educators and citizens as they experiment with new forms of sociality “after the social moment” in France.  He also maintains both apersonal blog and a group blog on the Anthropology of Policing. -R)

Aşağı Göbekli I of II: the Third “Gobekli” in Sanliurfa Marking Stars of Cancer on the Ground in Hermetic Tradition: Anatolia and the Origin of the Jews

This posting on Aşağı Göbekli (spelling also as Asagi Gobekli I, avoiding diacritical marks), as already indicated in a previous posting, complements our interpretation of the meaning of Göbekli Tepe (Gobekli Tepe) and Göbekli Köyü (Gobekli Koyu) as representing ancient land survey by astronomy. Note that styles of ancient marking at each site vary somewhat, so that the chronological date of origin of all Göbekli sites may not be equivalent.

Anthropology Professor Says New “Type” of Immigrant Trying to Enter US

Hispanically Speaking News

The ongoing deportation program is resulting a “new type of immigrant” trying to cross the border into the United States, namely undocumented foreigners who have lived illegally for many years in this country and “the only way of life they know is that

 

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“JavaScript journalism”… a Journalism roundup…

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2013 at 10:09

Arguing for a new genre: “JavaScript journalism”


Ray Daly of The Washington Post has been writing JavaScript since the 1990s. In May, hespoke at JSConf about “JavaScript journalism” — the idea that just as it took some time for photojournalism to be respected as a distinct field, it’s now proper to define JavaScript journalism as its own thing, a field ready to stand alongside the other prefixes journalists attach to their job titles.

How to turn everyone in your newsroom into a graphics editor

 

Editor’s note: Back in May, I noted this Quora discussion on how Quartz creates visualizations — charts, mostly — of data so quickly off the news cycle. The answer involved an in-house tool that made it relatively simple to turn a data set into a chart that fit Quartz’ visual aesthetic.

At the intersection of journalism, data science, and digital media: How can j-schools prep students for the world they’re headed into?

Editor’s note: Two journalism educators — Amy Schmitz Weiss of San Diego State andCindy Royal of Texas State — have provided their own lenses on how journalism education might be reshaped to match the current media landscape students are graduating into.

By Amy Schmitz Weiss

BBC News hits a majority-mobile mark

Journalism.co.uk’s Sarah Marshall reports that, for two days this month, BBC News got more traffic from mobile phones than from laptop/desktop computers.

Ethnic media is more than a niche: It’s worth your attention

Karl Rove gets it. So do major advertisers, broadcast networks, and their digital offspring. To be a viable political or commercial force in America’s future, you must be able to understand and connect with an audience that is heavily made up of African Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans.

 

The future of newspapers: go local!

By Consuelo Aguirre

 

Newspapers are doomed and condemned to disappear, in 5, 10 or 30 years. Those are the predictions about the future of the press in United States and the whole world. It seems to be a fact: digital journalism jeopardized the revenues of newspapers and their existence.

 

The newsonomics of 2013’s second half, from ad depression to day dropping to real estate as destiny

The news world already has produced enough news for a whole year in the first half of 2013. What lies ahead for the second half of the year? We’ve got all kinds of clear trend lines, large and small, and can pick out three overarching phenomena:

Think twice before using Twitter as a data source

At Source, Jacob Harris notes that, as appealing as the Twitter API may be as a source of what-people-are-thinking data, it’s hardly perfect. Twitter’s demographics are representative of either Internet users as a whole or the broader population, and geocoding data is sparse and inconsistent.

The Longform Guide to Rolling Stone Crime Writing

Every weekend, Longform shares a collection of great stories from its archive with Slate. For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform on Twitter. Have an iPad? Download Longform’s app to read the latest picks, plus features from 70 of the world’s best magazines, including Slate.

 

This Week in Review: Tech companies’ NSA pushback, and Rolling Stone’s cover backlash

Snowden, Greenwald, and the tech pushback: Again this week, we got more of the three core elements of the U.S. National Security Agency leaks aftermath: More revelations about the breadth of NSA spying and attempts to further uncover that information, more developments in leaker Edward Snowden’s attempts to find a safe home, and more debate over the journalistic merits of The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story. Briefly, in turn:

 

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EFD Rights Watch: Increase in homophobic murders… Pressure on media…

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2013 at 01:49

Turkish newspaper watchdog punished for baring teeth

The sacking of Yavuz Baydar from his role as ombudsman of Sabah demonstrates the extent of the PM’s influence

Milliyet appoints Ankara representative Fikret Bila as new editor-in-chief

One of Turkey’s most prominent mainstream newspapers, Milliyet, has appointed its veteran Ankara representative, Fikret Bila, as the new editor-in-chief,

“Do You Have Any Study to Avoid Trans Murders?”

Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) deputy Ayla Akat Ata submitted an official inquiry to Family and Social Policies Minister Fatma Şahin, asking whether the ministry is working on any legislations to avoid trans murders and other related hate crimes in Turkey.

 

Turkish government, Twitter working on roadmap for Turkey office

Government officials have been in contact with Twitter representatives over potential changes to present laws

LGBT members kept in ‘jail solitary confinement’

A majority of imprisoned lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals are being held in practical solitary confinement

Homophobic prejudices broken by Gezi incidents in Turkey

The Gezi protests have shown that society is much more aware about the rights of the LGBT community than Parliament, according to an activist.

Hate Murder in Downtown Istanbul

Gaye, a trans woman working as flower seller, has been found dead in her apartment, rising the death toll of trans people to 4 in 7 months. “We need a law to combat against hate murders,” said Ebru Kırancı from Istanbul LGBTT.

 

‘So-called’ celebs who signed The Times Gezi letter were ‘deceived': PM Erdoğan

‘That so-called celebrities couldn’t show Turkey in a map,’ PM Erdoğan said

In Turkey, Critics of Erdogan’s Government Claim Familiar Pattern of Reprisal

The fallout from the June protests in Turkey is settling into a growing pattern of reprisal against those dissenting against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, critics of his government say. But that pattern may be backfiring, as it is fueling further discontent among Erdoğan’s opponents, and bolstering their ranks with some of his former supporters

Police Seizes Grave Stones, Detains Homeless in Gezi Park

Police once more seized the grave stones in the park symbolically dedicated to those who died during Gezi Resistance. This morning’s police intervention also resulted in the detention of 16 homeless people and a human rights activist from Germany

My sacking is an attack not just on journalism, but on Turkish democracy | Yavuz Baydar

Turkey needs freedom of expression more than ever. Erdoğan’s clampdown could stop dead our transition to a liberal democracy

Last week I was fired from my job as independent ombudsman for the Turkish daily newspaper Sabah, following the censoring of my column.

Turkish newspaper watchdog punished for baring teeth

The sacking of Yavuz Baydar from his role as ombudsman of Sabah demonstrates the extent of the PM’s influence

You’re a big cheese Turkish industrialist who admires the prime minister. Indeed, you made his son-in-law your CEO. And you also own a great Istanbul daily paper you want to be taken seriously, so you named one of the country’s most respected journalists your ombudsman. He’s your outward and visible guarantee of editorial freedom. But then, after too many disappointments, he writes an article for the New York Times that says “dirty alliances between governments and media companies and their handshakes behind closed doors damage journalists’ role as public watchdogs and prevent them from scrutinising cronyism and abuses of power: one need only follow the money”.

The Turkish protests have left us enlightened and emboldened | Zeynep Talay-Turner

The overseas interest has waned but our protests continue amid a brutal government crackdown and give us reason to smile

On 25 June, three weeks after the Gezi Park protest started, an American friend sent me an email. He asked me whether I was OK, and hoped that the protests hadn’t “affected me in a negative way”. There was something in his tone that suggested that he thought the protests were already in the past, the camp in the park having been liquidated on 15 June. He was wrong; they have continued ever since. Why?

 

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The Manning Verdict: …convicted on lesser charges, faces up to 136 years

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2013 at 23:33

Manning Verdict and the Dangerous “Hacker Madness” Prosecution Strategy

Bradley Manning was convicted (PDF) on 19 counts today, including charges under the Espionage Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for leaking approximately 700,000 government documents to WikiLeaks. While it was a relief was that he was not convicted of the worst charge “aiding the enemy,” the verdict remains deeply troubling and could potentially result in a sentence of life in prison. The sentencing phase starts tomorrow and a fuller legal opinion from the judge should also come soon.

Bradley Manning and the Meaning of Bravery

As anticipated as a conviction was, today’s news of the federal state winning convictions against Bradley Manning on all counts except the excessive, absurd, and unjustifiable charge of “aiding the enemy,” is still very sad news. For Bradley Manning, the

What Does the Manning Verdict Mean for Edward Snowden?

Watching the verdict handed down against Bradley Manning Tuesday, Edward Snowden had his worst fears confirmed.

Private Manning acquitted of aiding enemy in WikiLeaks case, but still faces long jail sentence

A military judge acquitted U.S. soldier Bradley Manning was not guilty of aiding the enemy charge, but found him guilty of 19 of the other 20 criminal counts

Wikileaks source Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding the enemy, guilty of 20 other counts

A US court has acquitted Pfc. Bradley Manning of “aiding the enemy”, the most serious of charges against him, but convicted him of 5 counts of espionage over his role in providing classified information to the whistleblower site Wikileaks.

 

Surveillance and the Corrosion of Internet Freedom – Cynthia Wong |

Human Rights Watch

http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/07/30/surveillance-and-corrosion-internet-freedom#

 

Bradley Manning: Victim of state oppression · Article 19

http://www.article19.org/resources.php/resource/37185/en/bradley-manning:-victim-of-state-oppression

Bradley Manning found not guilty of aiding enemy, but convicted on lesser charges, faces up to 136 years

Pvt. Bradley Manning was found not guilty of aiding the enemy today, but convicted on multiple lesser counts, including violating the Espionage Act.

Bradley Manning Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy, Guilty of Espionage Act Violations

After a three-year legal battle and months-long trial, former Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning was found not guilty on the most serious charge he faced — aiding the enemy.

 

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