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New photo from Facebook June 30, 2015 at 08:43PM

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Elections for parliament speaker continues while Turkey’s presidential office plays logical games to justify ISIS

In Uncategorized on June 30, 2015 at 17:04

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A senior spokesperson for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s office has indicated the presence of terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was linked to the prevalence of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria
Turkey’s parliament is electing a new speaker today in a vote that could provide clues as to a future coalition government. Here is the result of the first round
A deputy from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has claimed the Turkish military conducted an operation at the Uludere district of Turkey’s southeastern province of Şırnak early on June 30, killing many mules
Turkey Uneasy as U.S. Support of Syrian Kurds Grows

Ankara is said to be weighing options like setting up a buffer zone within Syria in an effort to contain the ambitions of the Kurds.
Turkey’s top security board has expressed concern over ‘demographic changes’ in northern Syria to the advantage of Syrian Kurds and ‘terror acts’ committed by jihadists against civilians.
After winning seats in Turkey’s Parliament, many Kurds hope the political empowerment will lead one day to the establishment of a Kurdish state.
A row between the leaders of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has descended into acrimony amid mutual accusations after the latter strongly reacted to the social democratic party’s offer of the seat of the prime minister, describing the proposal as a show of triviality
Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has strongly warned the Turkish government against starting any military intervention in Syria, saying this would have a high cost for the whole country
Having taken oaths last week, Turkey’s newly elected deputies will gather on June 30 at a plenary session for checking the first item on their checklist: electing one member of Turkey’s 25th term of parliament as its speaker for the next two years
The governor of Tunceli, an eastern province, distributed white goods to voters using the means of his office to support the election propaganda of the Justice and Development Party (AKP)
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), has offered the seat of prime minister to Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) counterpart Devlet Bahçeli in a bid to convince the nationalist leader to form a coalition government with the CHP
There can be no government without the involvement of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), as the largest party in the new parliament, a senior Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) deputy has stated, as jostling to form a coalition government continues in Ankara
The MHP declines a CHP offer to assume the prime ministry in a coalition, saying the AKP must be part of any joint government
As tensions between Islamist and secular groups spike in southeastern Anatolia, scholar Mustafa Gürbüz speaks to HDN about the past, present and future of Kurdish Hizbullah

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Filiz Taylan Yüzak (@ftaylanyuzak)’tan Londra notları devam ediyor: “Açıl Susam Açıl!”

In Uncategorized on June 30, 2015 at 13:05

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Açıl Susam Açıl!

Geçen hafta Londra’nın yeni yüzlerinden “Sesame”ı keşfetme şansım oldu. İngiltere’nin ünlü şeflerinden, Nopi adlı lokantanın ve OttoLenghi adlı meze barın sahibi, İsrailli Yotam Ottolenghi’nin yeni numarası burasıymış. Bu saydığım yerleri deneyip beğendiğim, ama çok pahalı bulduğum için fast food havasındaki, çok daha ucuz olduğu söylenen Sesame’ı denenecek yerler listeme almıştım.

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Öğle yemeğinde sandviç-salata-suşi-çorba ekseninden sıkılan, farklı tatlar peşinde olanlar Sesame’ı eminim seveceklerdir. Burası Covent Garden adlı turist cennetinin ortasında, Londra’nın göbeğinde bulunuyor. Fiyatlar uygun. Yemeklerin ambalajı ve konsepti, paket almak için ideal. Sloganı da “Akdeniz’in sokak mutfağı.” Orta Doğu lezzetlerinden bazılarını sunuyor.

Mönü daha çok tavuk ağırlıklı. Zahterli tavuk dikkatimi çekti, ama etin tadını merak ettiğim için tercihimi hafif acılı kuzu etinden yana kullandım. Bütün sıcak yemekler pitta ekmeğinin (bir çeşit pide, ama tabii ki bizimki kadar iyi değil :) içinde, bir nevi dürüm havasında önünüze geliyor. Pitta’yı da ısıtmaları ayrıntı gibi görünebilir, ama önemliydi. Çünkü bazı yerlerde dürümlerin hamuru ısıtılmıyor ve böylece lezzet mahvoluyor.

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Kuru cacık sosu ve bol yeşillikli çoban salata kuzu etine katık olmuş. Tadı gayet güzeldi. Ama çok şahaneydi diyemeyeceğim. Bir gündüz vakti aç karnına Covent Garden’a yolunuz düşer de pratik ne yesem derseniz buraya gidiniz. Pret, Eat ve benzeri sandviççilerin bütün mönüsünü ezberlemiş biz çalışan köleler (!) için burası birebir.

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Sesame’da kuskus, sumak, tahin gibi tanıdık lezzetler denenebilir. Benim gözdelerimden maydonoz salatası tabule ve sevmeyeni sanırım olmayan humus, tatlı olarak helva da mönüde gözüme çarpanlardan. Ayrıca sarımsak ve kakuleli, acılı tavuk veya mango turşulu patlıcan ve yumurtalı sandviç de değişiklik isteyenlere gelsin :)

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Dekorasyonda dikkatimi çeken öğeleri de sizler için fotoğrafladım:

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Sesame, evlere servis de yapıyor.

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New photo from Facebook June 30, 2015 at 01:17PM

In Uncategorized on June 30, 2015 at 12:33

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Reading Lists from Index on Censorship for a limited time:

In Uncategorized on June 30, 2015 at 11:50

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Teaching Freedom of Expression in Universities: Reading Lists to Share with Your Students
We are delighted to present a collection of reading lists from Index on Censorshipto help support the teaching of freedom of expression. Visit the collection page today to gain free access to five reading lists grouped according to the following subject areas:

The reading lists are free to access for a limited time only!* So make sure to forward on to your students today!

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New photo from Facebook June 29, 2015 at 03:51PM

In Uncategorized on June 29, 2015 at 15:05

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Cyberculture agenda: The Next Front in the Battle for Net Neutrality in Europe… “Reddit Turns 10…

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Americans won big on net neutrality in February, when the FCC voted to adoptnew rules that would allow it to rein in the abusive and discriminatory practices of big telecommunications operators, such as blocking or throttling of Internet data, and charging content providers for access to an Internet “fast lane.”

Four months later, while the dust hasn’t quite settled here in the United States (due to court challenges and a defunding bill), across the Atlantic the fight is still hotting up. The European Commission (the unelected executive body of the European Union) kicked things off in 2013 with a proposal to cover net neutrality, along with other telecommunications topics such as mobile phone roaming charges, in a new Telecommunications Single Market Regulation.

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It’s been 10 years since Reddit first launched – basically an eternity in Web time – and it’s celebrating its birthday by looking back at its history, as well as some statistics on where the platform is today.
Today marks the tenth birthday of ‘the front page of the internet’, Reddit. The social media-via-bulletin board site has long been a source of divisive and controversial content, but it’s also built a reputation as a leader in online trends and hold many opportunities for those who go looking.
With Its French NSA Leak, WikiLeaks Is Back

With Its French NSA Leak, WikiLeaks Is Back

After a long hiatus, WikiLeaks is back in the business of leaking top-secret documents that even world leaders can’t ignore.

 

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Slack, the much buzzed about team communications service that’s shaking up business communications, has announced that it’s passed one million active users per day. The news comes just four months after the company shared that it had passed 500,000 daily active users. The growth is fast, but not unprecedented: over the same time period in 2010, Yammer saw similar growth hitting the 1 million mark within 18 months of launching. Those figures, however, were overall user signups and not how active its user base was. Since February, Slack has also grown its paid customers to 300,000, up from 135,000. The company opened up to the world for the…
IS online: Can it be stopped?

Can police block Islamic State propaganda?

I always cringe when educational pundits talk about evaluating teachers according to “value-added” assessment models, as if the value that teachers offer their students could be easily quantified or evaluated according to any standardized metric.

Custom-made, and painfully slow, self-driving cars are now roaming the streets of Mountain View.

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How to make your site mobile ready

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Mobile has the moxie and if your business hasn’t stepped up to the mobile bar, there is no doubt you’re missing out. Today we’re talking about the single most critical mobile component of your business: Your website. Is it mobile-friendly?
Raif Badawi, a 31-year-old Saudi blogger and the creator of the website Free Saudi Liberals, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and flogged in public 50 times simply for blogging about free speech
The so-called unlimited cash out operations used hacked debit cards with withdrawal limits removed to make ATMs spew money. Read the rest

spyYou’ve spotted a hot music torrent in the top 100 most popular downloads on The Pirate Bay. You’re keen to obtain it but if you grab it now, the chances are that several anti-piracy companies will monitor the transaction.

 

Citizens urged not to distribute “documents that might be faked” in response to WikiLeaks’ publication of 60,000 cables.
Understanding Facebook Insights & Twitter Analytics

Twitter and Facebook have been doing more and more to allow users to monitor results on their platforms while in the app (or desktop). This post will highlight the important areas of Facebook Insights and Twitter Analytics so that you can reach your goals and grow engagement.
How to Enable Facial Recognition in your Google Photos

Google Photos, like Facebook or Apple Photos, has built-in facial recognition and the software can automatically organize your photos based on people’s faces. While you cannot assign names to the recognized faces, at least yet, the software algorithms can smartly identify and group photos of people to help you visually find photos quickly.

Twitter criticism has reached critical mass in the past couple of weeks, topped off by CEO Dick Costolo’s departure. One frequent complaint is that Twitter is too unorganized; when you log in and look at your stream, it’s hard to tell what the day’s most important events are.


In “Inceptionism,” scientists at Google Research describe their work training neural nets with sets of images, then tweaking the “layers” of neural net nodes to produce weird outcomes. Read the rest

 

The Dawn of Online Music Piracy

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By 1994, the development of the first mp3 encoder was complete. Working at an audio research laboratory at Germany’s state-funded Fraunhofer Institute, engineers had labored for seven years and spent millions of dollars to develop a functioning prototype.

 

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is trying to work out the rules for facial recognition — whether and when cameras can be put in public places that programatically identify you as you walk past and then save a record of where you’ve been and who you were with. Read the rest

If you click around Facebook’s “Government Request Report,” you’ll notice that, for many countries, Facebook enumerates the number of “content restrictions” the company has fulfilled. This is a sanitized term for censorship.

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New photo from Facebook June 29, 2015 at 02:26PM

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Ayşe Özer: BİZ BU DAVANIN MÜBAŞİRİYİZ

In Uncategorized on June 29, 2015 at 10:58

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BİZ BU DAVANIN MÜBAŞİRİYİZ

“Soma’da, Ermenek’te, Reyhanlı’da AKP birinci parti olmuş. O zaman bu halk kendi celladına aşık, bir Stockholm sendromu içinde azizim, başına gelen her türlü felaketi hak ediyor, herkes layık olduğu şekilde yönetilir, sizin için döktüğümüz göz yaşları haram olsun”. Fularları aynı zamanda yularları olan “solcu bünyelerin” bu sözleriyle yıkıldı sosyal medya 7 Haziran gecesi. Bir madencinin yetiminin gözlerine bir kez olsun fotoğrafından dahi bakmamış, herkese bir karakter kazandıran sosyal medya ortamında gösterdiği duyarlılıkla hayli solcu abiler ve ablaların bombardımanı, makarna-kömür muhabbetinden sıkıldıklarını ve kendilerine yeni bir “geyik” alanı aradıklarını ortaya koyuyordu. Her protestoya, her itiraza “milli irade” diye belirtisiz bir isim tamlamasıyla cevap veren, kendisine karşı duran herkesle sandıkta hesaplaşacağını söyleyen muktedirin dilinin aynısıydı bu muhalif abiler ve ablaların dili de. Sandığı kutsayan, her yurttaşı oy verdiği parti ile tanımlayan bu hastalıklı dildi aslında Soma’yı, Ermenek’i, Reyhanlı’yı yaratan.

Bir sol/sosyal demokrat partinin, 301 emekçinin toprak altında can verdiği, binlercesinin insanlık dışı koşullarda çalıştığı Soma’da devrimi örgütlemesi gerekirken, o partiye gönül vermiş insanların olanca lümpenlikleriyle “bu halkın kafası çalışmıyor, yine bize oy vermedi” diye ahlanıp vahlanmalarını izledik bu kez de. Sığırcık kuşları avcılara kolay lokma olmamak için örgütlü bir halde uçarken, “temsilde adalet ve yönetimde istikrar” lafazanlıkları havada uçuşuyordu insan cenahında. Yanık yanık ego kokuyordu her sol örgütün bacasından. Ne seçmen yapısından haberleri vardı, ne madenci yakınlarının hangi bölgede ikamet ettiklerinden, ne de seçmenin hangi saiklerle oy verdiğinden. Bir “nankör kedi” şarkısı çalıyordu arabesk hoparlörlerden. Ciğercinin kedileri, kedi türünün tek temsilcisi oldukları iddiasıyla, trafodaki kedi geyikleri ile tükettiler bir seçim dönemini daha. Flash TV nasıl ki hiçbir şekilde yayın politikasını değiştirmiyorsa, seçim sonrası söylemi de değişmiyordu ezici sol çoğunluğun. Hayli avam bir muhabbetti siyasetin pavyonunda dönen.

Sandık güvenliği ve çalınan oylar meselesi gündeme getirildi her seçim sonrası olduğu gibi. Sandık, hiçbir zaman güvenli değildi oysa ki. Çeyiz sandığında bile gizli oy, açık sayım yapılırdı da, o kanaviçelerin üzerindeki sandık lekeleri kadınların gözyaşlarıyla temizlenirdi sonra. Deniz’lerin kefeni bir kutu içi çarşaftı, her yeri sandık ve demokrasi ve dahi milli irade lekesiyle dolu. Dava unutulmuş, sandığa endekslenmişti hayat. Her seçim ayrı birer celseydi, halkı yargılamak için her 4 senede bir tekrarlanan.

Yüzme bilmeyen oğulların, son nefesinde “hakkını helal et oğlum” demeyi düşünen babaların, babaları yedi kat yerin altındayken annelerinin karnında olanların, gencecik yaşında dul kalan kadınların hakkını aramak için Soma ve Ermenek davaları vardı. Oturduğunuz yerden kimlere oy verdiklerini sorgulayarak yargıladığınız insanların hakları için yargılamalar devam edildi. Seçim sizin, çoğunlukta olan açlığı görmezden gelip, sıcak koltuklarınızda pesto soslu ravyoli eşliğinde döktüğünüz küçük burjuva gözyaşlarınıza acımaya devam edebilirsiniz, ya da davanızı hatırlar, avukatı olamasanız da “biz bu davanın mübaşiriyiz” diyerek avazınız çıktığı kadar bağırırsınız: davacı bütün ezilenler, davalı devlet ve şirket! Yeryüzü belki o zaman aşkın yüzü olur, o haritadaki bütün kara parçaları da umuda boyanır, Soma ve Ermenek hariç değil.

 

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Literati roundup: “Five politics classics every activist should know about….

In Uncategorized on June 28, 2015 at 23:14

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Five politics classics every activist should know about

And they’re not all what you think…

1. Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals (1971)

Book cover of Saul Alinsky's Rules for RadicalsThe McCarthy era decimated the ranks of American radicals, yet it did not stop the disillusionment that America’s young felt in the 1960s about politicians and institutions. When Saul Alinsky heard young people saying they wanted a better world, this pioneering community organiser felt like asking: exactly what kind of world, and how would you achieve it? He wrote Rules for Radicals for people who were committed to real change, not merely to talking about a world of peace and love.

The romantic Englishman

George Orwell is often credited with elevating political writing to an art. However, argues Enda O’Doherty, it’s probably worth separating out the terms “political” and “writing”. For while Orwell’s writing is undoubtedly of the highest order, the quality of his political judgment remains questionable.

Best novel: Annihilation;, Jeff VanderMeer; Novella “Yesterday’s Kin,” Nancy Kress; Novelette “A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai’i,” Alaya Dawn Johnson; Short story “Jackalope Wives,” Ursula Vernon; Movie Guardians of the Galaxy; YALove Is the Drug, Alaya Dawn Johnson. Read the rest

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Art lovers who visit my hometown of Washington, DC have an almost embarrassing wealth of opportunities to view art collections classical, Baroque, Renaissance, modern, postmodern, and otherwise through the Smithsonian’s network of museums. From the East and West Wings of the National Gallery, to the Hirshhorn, with its wondrous sculpture garden, to the American Art Museumand Renwick Gallery—I’ll admit, it can be a little overwhelming, and far too much to take in during a weekend jaunt, especially if you’ve got restless family in tow. (One can’t, after all, miss the Natural History or Air and Space Museums… or, you know… those monuments.)

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Artist: Helen Sanderson

If you love something give it away.

If it doesn’t come back to you, it was never really yours…

 

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Mike from Muckrock sez, “‘My name is Allen Ginsberg and I sleep with whoever I want.’ So noted the FBI, in its 89 pages tracking the life, lovers, and political activism of the American poet, who was born this day in 1926.” Read the rest

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