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New photo from Facebook January 19, 2021 at 08:37PM

In Uncategorized on January 19, 2021 at 20:41

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Boğaziçi academics continued their regular protest in snow

In Uncategorized on January 19, 2021 at 12:13

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A group of scholars continues to protest the rector’s appointment by Erdoğan at Boğaziçi University….

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Metallica Fuels Student Protests in Istanbul as Dozens Detained

The music of heavy metal band Metallica has provided the soundtrack as students in Istanbul protest President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to …

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Watch students play Metallica during university protests in Istanbul

Students at a university in Istanbul have used Metallica as the soundtrack to a protest – see footage below. Students at Bogazici University in the

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Banal political violence increases… “Future Party Vice Chair Özdağ attacked in Ankara last week…

In Uncategorized on January 18, 2021 at 10:23

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Politician Selçuk Özdağ was attacked by five people in front of his house. Özdağ is the Vice Chair of the Future Party founded and chaired by Ahmet Davutoğlu, who has defined the attack as an act of “political terror.”
Violence directed at political opponents of the Turkish state has been on the increase recently,…

Lawsuit against CHP Chair: Erdoğan demands 1 million lira in damages

President and ruling AKP Chair Erdoğan has filed a suit for damages against main opposition CHP Chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu for calling him “the so-called President.” Erdoğan demands 1 million Turkish Lira in damages.

In the mean time,

A Turkish court on Monday sentenced Islamist cult group leader Adnan Oktar to 1075 years in prison…

Adnan Oktar was detained in 2018 along with more than 200 other suspects in his group

A Turkish court has sentenced a Muslim televangelist who surrounded himself with scantily clad women he called “kittens” to more than 1,000 years in jail for sex crimes.

The Financial Times – Laura Pitel in Ankara – Jan 11, 9:00 PM

This is the first part of a series looking at Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s geopolitical ambitions, from his renewed push in Africa and the fringes of Europe to his troubled relationship with the EU. In Baku’s Freedom Square last month

 

A list of everyone President Erdoğan thinks are terrorists

Gezi Park protesters · People supporting the Gezi Park protests · Kurds fighting ISIS · Jailed journalists · Academics for Peace · Boğaziçi students

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Video: İstanbul a little bit under snow…

In Uncategorized on January 17, 2021 at 20:08

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Eminönü- Alibeyköy Tram route opened recently.

 

Istanbul: municipality to build water tanks to overcome drought

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality is to build water storage tanks for every building over 1,000 square metres to store rainwater so that citizens can .

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#anthropology roundup: “What Makes Vaccines Social?

In Uncategorized on January 17, 2021 at 16:43

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Creating a working vaccine was a critical first step. Marco Verch Professional Photographer/Flickr

What Makes Vaccines Social?

SAPIENS by Emily Brunson and Monica Schoch-Spana

 

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Now is a pressing time for vaccinating the U.S. population (and the world) against COVID-19. But there are social hurdles that need to be addressed.
As of this writing, more than 380,000 people have died from SARS-CoV-2 in the U.S. alone. Worldwide, more than 92 million people have been infected, and while many of these individuals have recovered completely, some are experiencing long-term health problems.


Bamileke community members typically mourn the deaths of loved ones through drumming, singing, and other collective rituals. Bobyphoto/Wikimedia Commons

A few months into the pandemic, a friend from Cameroon, where I’m from, sent me a video of a news clip. The video starts with shaky footage of a small crowd of people yelling and running out of a drab building onto a city street. They’re carrying what appears to be a human body.


Anthropologist counters Zoom-fatigue: “Your next video conference might resemble a video game”

Why can we spend hours playing video games while many of us get exhausted by much shorter video-conferences?

That is without doubt no bad question that the magazine Inverse asks. They turn to an anthropologist who has researched our relation to the internet for at least 15 years: Tom Boellstorff. In 2007 I wrote about his fieldwork in Second Life about the “virtually human”: “Second Life is their only chance to participate in religious rituals”.


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What Did the Stone Age Sound Like?

SAPIENS by Sarah Wild

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Archaeologists Joshua Kumbani (left) and Sarah Wurz (right) work at a site near the Klasies River in South Africa.
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On South Africa’s southern coast, above the mouth of the Matjes River, a natural rock shelter nestles under a cliff face. The cave is only about 3 meters deep, and humans have used it for more than 10,000 years.
The place has a unique soundscape: The ocean’s shushing voice winds up a narrow gap in the rocks, and the shelter’s walls throb with the exhalation of water 45 meters below. When an easterly wind blows, it transforms the cave into a pair of rasping lungs.


What we know about sex with Neanderthals

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Most people today carry around at least a trace of Neanderthal DNA, the legacy of reproduction between Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis thousands of years ago. Genetic studies show that such interbreeding happened time and again in different populations, and although we don’t know the circumstances, we might assume that a variety of circumstances were involved over time. —

Facial Hair Is Biologically Useless. Why Do Humans Have It?

Pubes protect you; head hair keeps you warm. But beards and mustaches seem to exist for mainly ornamental reasons.

Unsettling the Past: Radically Reimagining Archaeological Knowledge

SAPIENSby Chip Colwell

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For decades, Black and Indigenous archaeologists have rightfully called for a radical reimagining of how archaeology interprets and understands the past. The formulation of archaeologies by, for, and with Indigenous peoples and informed by Black feminist experiences are a testament to the desire of scholars to create a field rooted in decolonial and liberatory praxis. These decolonial interventions work to unsettle the past—reveling in the human complexity of Indigenous and Black life. This panel, comprised of leading Indigenous and Black archaeologists and artists, focuses squarely on the continued work of scholars who are helping to decolonize Black and Indigenous pasts by reshaping how archaeological knowledge is created.


What are the connections between climate change, global capitalism, xenophobia and white supremacy? Marc Schuller does in his new book something rather unusual: He asks big questions. Humanity’s Last Stand. Confronting Global Catastrophe is the name of the book that not only analyzes the state of the world but also offers advice about what to do according to an interview on the Northern Illinois University website.

There is a virtual book launch tomorrow 15.1.2021.

 

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New photo from Facebook January 17, 2021 at 02:25PM

In Uncategorized on January 17, 2021 at 14:26

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Turkey getting ready for the Biden administration

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2021 at 14:33

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Foreign minister: Turkey, US to set up working group on sanctions, S-400s

Minister Çavuşoğlu has spoken to journalists at a year-end meeting in Ankara.

US says there is no working group on CAATSA, rebuking Çavuşoğlu | Ilhan Tanir @WashingtonPoint

A United States spokesperson denied earlier remarks made by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt…
A timeline of key events that strained relations between Greece and Turkey.

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Turkey Over 2017 Purchase of Russian Missile Defenses

Trump had resisted the economic penalties against Turkey in favor of his personal relationship with President

Pressure on Turkey to protect Uighurs as China ratifies extradition treaty

Ankara has long welcomed Uighur and Turkic Muslims fleeing China but rights groups fear the treaty will endanger them

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EFF statement: “YouTube and TikTok Put Human Rights In Jeopardy in Turkey

In Uncategorized on January 11, 2021 at 11:03

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YouTube and TikTok Put Human Rights In Jeopardy in Turkey

EFF.org Updates by Katitza Rodriguez

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Democracy in Turkey is in a deep crisis. Its ruling party, led by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, systematically silences marginalized voices, shuts down dissident TV channels, sentences journalists, and disregards the European Court of Human Rights decisions. As we wrote in November, in this oppressive atmosphere, Turkey’s new Social Media Law has doubled down on previous online censorship measures by requiring sites to appoint a local representative who can be served with content removal demands and data localization mandates. This company representative would also be responsible for maintaining the fast response turnaround times to government requests required by the law.


French video-hosting website Dailymotion SA and Chinese video-sharing social network TikTok have

Youtube submits to Turkey’s Social Media Law, opening representation office

Turkey had passed the Social Media Law in July 2020 and as part of this law has given a fine twice to digital platforms in the past month 10 million TL the first time and 30 million TL the second time. As digital rights & liberties activists and platforms had been waiting for the digital platforms’ response to Turkey’s coercive legislation, Youtube has announced that they would open a local office.

YouTube has announced that it will “set up a legal entity in Turkey to serve as a local representative, providing a local point of contact for the government,” in compliance with Turkey’s social media law.

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Reverse Decision to Appoint Local Representative in Turkey (Istanbul, December 18, 2020) YouTube announced on December 16, 2020 that it will appoint a local representative in Turkey to comply with the country’s recently amended internet law, making…

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New photo from Facebook January 10, 2021 at 10:21PM

In Uncategorized on January 10, 2021 at 22:26

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New photo from Facebook January 10, 2021 at 09:30PM

In Uncategorized on January 10, 2021 at 21:31

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