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New photo from Facebook February 26, 2014 at 10:35PM

In Uncategorized on February 26, 2014 at 22:39

Kanıt. via @trscbrs via Facebook Pages

Nebula Award nominees… A literati roundup…

In Uncategorized on February 26, 2014 at 21:19

The 2013 Nebula Award nominees have been announced by the Science Fiction Writers of America; as always, it’s a great roadmap for some of the best science fiction published in the past year. Congrats to all the nominees!

Castaway: Stuart Hall in his own words

Listening again to the leading cultural theorist on BBC Radio 4′s Desert Island Discs. (podcast here)

Since 1942 the BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs has invited prominent people to choose eight tracks they might take with them if they were cast away on a desert island (Clare Sambrook writes). Along with the complete works of Shakespeare and a sacred text, guests may also choose one book and one luxury item. On 13 February 2000 the Castaway (in conversation with presenter Sue Lawley) was Stuart Hall — (the first and only Black academic among the programme’s 3000 guests). Here are Stuart Hall’s choices and some of his words from the programme:

Stuart Hall: endearing theoretician of note

The towering intellect and powerful political imagination of this generous teacher, cultural theorist and campaigner produced some of the most incisive analysis of the workings of post-imperial Britain and the impact of globalisation on culture and politics.

Stuart Hall: a bright star

He was committed to intervening publically on key political questions: he never followed a narrow academic path but knew theory was an essential lens for critique. Obituary.

Listening to Stuart Hall made us see the world differently and he had a gift that enabled us to understand our life anew.  He seemed to be talking directly to you, even if it was through the TV screen or through the pages of one of his many influential essays

The spirit of Stuart Hall

Remembering the power of being and thought of one of the most inspiring theorists of the postwar left, Stuart Hall.

Thanks go to the original publisher, Jacobin, a magazine of culture and polemic, for permission to repost this tribute.

Meeting Stuart Hall

Reflections on cultural theorist Stuart Hall. By Sara Ahmed, Gargi Bhattacharyya,Yasmin Gunaratnam, Vera Jocelyn, Patricia Noxolo, Pratibha Parmar, Ann Phoenix,Nirmal Puwar, Suzanne Scafe. Curated by Yasmin Gunaratnam for Media Diversified.

We come together as black feminists to commemorate Stuart Hall who died on 10 February, 2014.

From alienation to empowerment via the writings of Stuart Hall

A young woman from a poor London home was ready to give up on universityCoca Khan’s Graduation Day, Warwick 2009

Meeting Stuart Hall’s voice

Stuart Hall’s signature image is perhaps the way in which he worked an audience with his accessible and in-depth sharp intellectual analysis, often with vital specks of humour here and there. Obituary.

Stuart Hall’s voice and ideas first engaged me as a teenager in the early hours of the morning. In the British front room, on the television, he presented a sharp and clear analysis of culture, society and power. I was at the time an eager A-Level Sociology student on a very passionate journey, discovering the language of sociology, a language that was helping me – the body and mind of a British Asian female teenager – to reflect on the world around us


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As citizens protests government level corruption, police violence increases in Ankara, İstanbul, İzmir demonstrations…

In Uncategorized on February 25, 2014 at 23:51

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Kadıköy, 25 February 2014 evening

 Recordings appear to capture Recep Tayyip Erdogan instructing son to dispose of hidden funds amid corruption investigation

Turkish opposition parties called on the prime minister to resign on Tuesday as a result of an explosive corruption scandal in which he was allegedly caught on tape ordering his son to get rid of millions of dollars in incriminating cash.

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Pro-government media in Turkey accuse prosecutors loyal to cleric Fethullah Gulen of illegally tapping thousands of phones to destabilise the government.

Strange things are happening right now in Turkey. There were many rumors about the corruption in the country made by the leaders. Our mighty (!) prime minister denied and said that they were the acts of sabotage.

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New photo from Facebook February 25, 2014 at 09:15PM

In Uncategorized on February 25, 2014 at 21:16

İnşallah bu adam tape’lerin doğruluğuna kefil olmaz. via Facebook Pages

PM Erdoğan, in his defense, contributed new terms to Turkish language…like Robot Lobby…

In Uncategorized on February 25, 2014 at 19:04


PM’s Phone Recordings Views Outnumber Katy Perry’s


Around 1,5 million users have viewed the video of phone call recordings allegedly between PM Erdoğan and his son on the first day of Corruption Probe. The video, released by several users on YouTube, has surpassed Katy Perry’s song Dark Hors

The head of the main opposition CHP, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, has claimed that the leaked voice recording of a conversation between the prime minister and his son is genuine

Turkish PM accuses ‘robot lobby’ of conducting plot against the gov’t


PM Erdoğan claimed that a series of lobbies had allied to damage the ruling AKP and frustrate Turkey’s progress


MHP leader calls on judiciary to investigate graft allegation


MHP leader Bahçeli has called on judicial bodies to launch an investigation into PM Erdoğan for corruption allegations


A man who accompanied Yasin al-Qadi is reportedly a suspect in the December 2011 wiretapping of the Turkish prime minister’s office, according to daily Taraf
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan canceled a scheduled meeting of the Defense Industry Executive Committee
Prime MM Erdoğan denied the authenticity of the latest wiretap recording incriminating him of corruption that has send shockwaves in Turkey
The Turkish Lira hit two-week lows versus the dollar while stocks fell up to 3 percent after the latest twist in corruption scandal
The Times (UK) February 24, 2014, p. 22 Alexander Christie-Miller The European Union is expected to put Turkey’s membership application on ice amid fears that the country’s Prime Minister is steering his Government towards autocracy. “It’s a charade to pretend there is a genuine accession process going on,” said Andrew Duff, the MEP for East
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New photo from Facebook February 25, 2014 at 06:40PM

In Uncategorized on February 25, 2014 at 18:47

İlköğretim yeniden yapılanıyor. via @IpekAral23 via Facebook Pages

New photo from Facebook February 25, 2014 at 06:00PM

In Uncategorized on February 25, 2014 at 18:10

Kendine kapaklama örneği. via Facebook Pages

New photo from Facebook February 25, 2014 at 05:46PM

In Uncategorized on February 25, 2014 at 17:51

İyi hizmet almış hissediyorum kendimi yeminlen. via @azuth via Facebook Pages

#DirenODTÜ Serhatcan Yurdam (@syurdam): Öğrenci Kolektifleri: “Polis plastik mermi kullandı, bir öğrenci başından yaralandı”

In Uncategorized on February 25, 2014 at 17:34

ODTÜ’deki eyleme polis saldırısı gerçekleşti. Polis saldırısıyla ilgili derleme…

Devamı burada:


Fotoğraf: @kolektifler

Fotoğraf: @kolektifler

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Serhatcan Yurdam (@syurdam): ODTÜ’de eylem: “Gökçek rantın, ODTÜ Ahmet Atakan’ın yolunda” #direnODTÜ

In Uncategorized on February 25, 2014 at 17:34

ODTÜ’de 1071 Malazgit Bulvarı’nın açılışı protesto edildi, Gezi protestolarında katledilen Ahmet Atakan anıldı.


Fotoğraf: @odtumuhalefet

Fotoğraf: @odtumuhalefet

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