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In tribute to Sophie Lancaster

In Attractions: football, cinema, music, Documents on November 26, 2009 at 23:37

Produced by creative agency Propaganda, in association with iconic British band, Portishead, Dark Angel is a beautifully haunting rendition of Sophies story.

The Murder of Sophie Lancaster was a murder case in the United Kingdom in 2007. The victim was brutally attacked along with her boyfriend, Robert Maltby, while walking through Stubbylee Park in Bacup, Rossendale in Lancashire. As a result of her severe head injuries she went into a coma, never regained consciousness, and later died. The police said the attack may have been provoked by the couple wearing gothic fashion and being members of the goth subculture…. Read the rest of this entry »

What happens if the Dutch delegation does not come because Turks do not want a racist, useless, criminal-minded b*****d included in the delegation?

In Turkey and Armenians, Turkey in Europe, Turkish foreign policy on November 26, 2009 at 12:10

Nothing happens except the Dutch loses…

Turkey say NO to Wilders

from Internation Musing: Istanbul, Athens, Amsterdam, Patra, Utrecht, by Internation Musing

Turkey has announced that a Dutch parliamentary delegation will not be welcome if it includes Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders. Turkish ministers and MPs will refuse to meet the entire delegation if Wilders is among them. A spokesperson for the Turkish foreign ministry says: “This man has racist ideas. We fear his presence would overshadow the visit”. The popular Turkish daily Aksam was the first to report the news on yesterday: “Tension over Mozart”, the paper’s headline read, apparently referring to the Freedom Party leader’s exotic hairdo. Read the rest of this entry »

Beşiktaş, I love you, I LOVE YOU!

In Attractions: football, cinema, music on November 26, 2009 at 02:54

last updated: 26 Nov 2009- 21:30

Besiktas end Man Utd unbeaten run

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Manchester United end their European run of 23 matches unbeaten at home after losing to a deflected Besiktas goal.

Manchester United - Beşiktaş (Şampiyonlar Ligi) / 13

BESIKTAS SHOCKS THE WORLD AND BEAT MANCHESTER UNITED !

by Ahmet Turgut

Manchester United 0-1 Besiktas Old Trafford Live 25.11.2009 HQ CL Highlights:

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“EU institutions on Twitter

In State of Europe on November 25, 2009 at 16:38

EU institutions on Twitter

from EU Pundit by Andis Kaulins

EU institutions on Twitter

The E.U. as a surveillance society,

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Anthony Barnett

For the first time the EU wide moves towards a surveillance society and a database state set out in all their appalling glory. A major report has recently been published NeoConOpticon. It has its own webpage . The authors, with Ban Hayes of Statewatch in the lead, have put together the military and the domestic aspects of the European Security Research Programme.

Berlusconi is ‘rock star of 2009’

Italy’s PM Silvio Berlusconi has been named ‘rock star of the year’ by his country’s Rolling Stone magazine. Read the rest of this entry »

After Fenerbahçe, Before Manchester United game, best Beşiktaş videos…

In Attractions: football, cinema, music on November 25, 2009 at 11:20

Last Saturday we had an unexpectedly good win over Fenerbahçe: 3-0. Today we meet against Manchester United in an away game. Although our defensive line is surprisingly successful in the Turkish Super League (the least goal conceding team at the moment), I just hope we won’t concede more than 5 goals tonight:) At the very end, there is roundup on both games and of course any video recommendations are welcome…

Pyroshow:

A good collection of Beşiktaş songs/chants:

Beşiktaş fans in FB away game:

Besiktas' supporters club - Carsi

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WBF’s official declaration- Support for arrested Azeri bloggers…

In Cyberculture on November 24, 2009 at 23:04

World Bloggers: Support detained and imprisoned bloggers throughout the world!

Bucharest, 17th of November 2009 – World Bloggers outspeak their support to two imprisoned video blogging youth activists in Azerbaijan as well as all persecuted, detained and imprisoned bloggers throughout the world. Continue to read.

and other issues in CyberWorld Read the rest of this entry »

CHP’s views on the Kurdish Question

In Turkey and Armenians, Turkey and Cyprus, Turkey and Kurds, Turkey in Europe, Turkish foreign policy, Turkish politics on November 24, 2009 at 16:55

Main opposition party, CHP, has recently opened up an office in Brussels. Some thought it as a good sign that finally CHP would actually support the EU process. There has not been any positive signs though. In the mean time, Brussels office sends email-bulletins. The last one was about CHP’s views on the Kurdish Question. EU leadership proves to be more and more naive and I guess in this respect good, abstract but without substance statements may have an impact on EU public. If only ignores the fact that CHP triggers more nationalist hysteria than nationalist MHP does…Below, there is also a roundup on the EU-TR relations and TR’s Foreign Policy moves…

CHP VIEWS AND PROPOSALS ON THE KURDISH QUESTION

The Turkish Parliament debated the government’s initiative on the Kurdish question on November 10th and 13th.

Background: In 1991, the first proposal of law in Turkey on the abolishment of all obstacles to the use of the Kurdish language was a social-democratic initiative. It was signed and introduced by Mr Deniz Baykal and his colleagues. In 2002, during the rule of the coalition government (Social-Democrats-Liberals-Nationalists) several reforms were adopted to allow the teaching and broadcasting in Kurdish. Recently, the Turkish government declared its intention to implement a new reform on the ethnic issues without making public its proposal. CHP responded in reminding its previous comprehensive reports on the Kurdish question and its very recent concrete proposals. Read the rest of this entry »

Unholly Alliance between Microsoft and Murdoch?

In Cyberculture, Journalism on November 24, 2009 at 08:01

 

Microsoft and News Corp in Discussions to Remove Newspaper Content from Google


rupert_murdochYes, really. Rupert Murdoch’s crusade to blame Google for the failing newspaper business model continues today, as it emerges that News Corp has conducted talks with Microsoft about de-indexing the company’s sites from Google and (presumably) being paid to include them in Bing instead. Read the rest of this entry »

Vale Dell Hymes roundup and more from the Anthro world…

In Anthropology on November 23, 2009 at 16:34

We have lost another great anthropologist recently. I have already announced the news and here is a few more links about Prof. Dell Hymes. and more of other stuff below…

Vale Dell Hymes

from Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Rex

As Kerim noted, Dell Hymes passed away. My connection to Hymes is tangential—mostly the odd personal connections that come with the small world of academics—and others will be able to memorialize him better than I. The passing of Hymes and Lévi-Strauss so closely together is sad but also offers a time for us to reflect on these academics, their legacies, and their different personal style. Lévi-Strauss loved culture and, at times, seemed almost traumatized that he was forced to study people in order to get at it. Hymes’s writings are equally scrupulous, but deeply honor human life and are dedicated to finding the beauty and complexity in the ephemeral moments of our speaking and story-telling. In 1968 Lévi-Strauss’s structures took to the streets. In 1972 Dell Hymes published Reinventing Anthropology. Read the rest of this entry »

Only 9 Years of Imprisonment for Lieutenant Killing 4 Soldiers…

In Turkey in Europe, Turkish military on November 23, 2009 at 13:09

9 Years Imprisonment for Lieutenant Killing 4 Soldiers

from Bianet :: English
The Military Court sentenced Lieutenant Tümer to 9 years and 2 months imprisonment on the grounds of “causing death by deliberate negligence”. Tümer is being held responsible for the deaths of soldiers Yaman, Öztürk, Altın and Bulut’un because he had pulled the pin from a hand grenade and handed it to one of them….
bio of dersim’s seyyit rıza below…