Once again, a repost of Memet’s Facebook posts from the ongoing revolt in Turkey:
This is “Call for International Solidarity”s blog.
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My old room mate Memet is in Turkey and has been posting updates on the latest events in the ongoing conflict in his country. I’ve asked him to write a comprehensive essay on the rebellion, but so far he hasn’t had time, so I’m going to start re-posting his posts here. If you have questions, post them in the comments and I’ll relay them to him.
A bunch of commuters trying to talk a scared D train out of it’s hole. This is so funny.
One of the Cooper square organizers speaking wisely
If you’ve been wondering where all the smart folks who were in Zucotti park in September of 2011, before the crazy folks & drug addicts moved in on them, they’re outside the main entrance to cooper union, on 7th st & Bowery in manhattan (6 train to Astor place or r train to 8th st) right now. Prediction: this is going to be an amazing summer.
"Jackie" has written fine piece addressing Facebook’s double standards on Women, nudity, male-oriented softcore porn, and women’s sexual health sites. She’s been banned from Facebook for posting "inappropriate" material (a text-book illustration of female sexual anatomy), while numerous "bro" groups post stuff like this:
…hardly the raunchiest material I’ve ever seen, but also far more the kind of stuff we don’t want the 7 year olds peeping into (I assume, I’m not a parent) than this sort of thing:
…but that’s what got her banned from Facebook. People are really hungering for an alternative. I sure wish there was something I could point them at that was ready to be a drop in replacement. Of course, there’s a project in development that looks like it might be able to fill the bill someday soon, but it’s not quite ready to do all that yet. Soon. In the meantime, we could all try making a stink. It’s worked before. The original post with all relevant info, the “Open Letter To Facebook” whence this post takes it’s name, is here: An Open Letter to Facebook and Jackie, thanks for the hard work, and courage to stand up and speak back!
Why do I have to turn to a British newspaper to read an important story in NYC?
- Right Wing to Lobbyists: "Don’t Support Grayson"
This is so weird that I can barely believe it...