Interview with Janet Millington

20 April 2016 Janet Millington is the co-author of the book Outdoor Classrooms that is coming together with Carolyn Nuttall in May 2016 to Europe to hold a series of workshops on how to engage children in permaculture. Where do you see the highest value of permaculture? Permaculture has gathered together, trialed, refined, and improved practices that can reduce the rate at which we use Earth’s resources and how we can regenerate the land we have damaged. It is…

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CW: a case study of the Roboski Massacre

International arms companies make a killing in Turkey: a case study of the Roboski Massacre Lead Photo: Servet Encü in the village where he was born, burnt down by the Turkish military in the 1990s Today, Turkey continues its brutality in its war against its Kurdish population. The state is imposing new curfews daily in the south-east of the country. Hundreds of citizens have been killed so far, whilst the western mainstream media and politicians remain largely silent about…

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They stole my childhood’: The trauma of being a Kurdish child in the 1990s in Turkey

Kaynak : Corporatewatch Lead photo caption: Children attending a demonstation in the cemetery in Roboski to commemorate those killed in the 2011 Roboski massacre, July 2015 Turkey’s latest attacks on its Kurdish population follow on from decades of repression and ethnic cleansing by the state of Turkey, its military and its police. In the 1990s, more than 3,000 villages in the Kurdish countryside were destroyed and effectively wiped from existence. The Kurdish population were uprooted from their land, and…

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Ibrahim le commando, devenu Yannis Vasilis

Ibrahim le commando, devenu Yannis Vasilis Kaynak : Kedistan Nous avons fait la connaissance de Yannis à travers les luttes pour l’objection de conscience en Turquie en préparant l’article sur l’acquittement d’İnan Mayıs Aru. Yannis Vasilis est un activiste multi-fronts. Il mène une lutte particulière pour le « Pontos » d’où il est natif. C’est la « Côte pontique », autrement dit côte de la Mer Noire, situé entre Sinop et Trabzon, qui était depuis 800 av. J.-C., terres des Rums, jusqu’à ce que l’Empire…

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In a devastated Turkish town, teenagers dream of joining the Kurdish guerrillas

In a devastated Turkish town, teenagers dream of joining the Kurdish guerrillas Source : The Guardian –Constanze Letsch in Diyarbakir Sunday 3 April 2016 00.05 BST Students feel the Ankara government sees them as enemies, not citizens, and hundreds are joining the PKK Ahmet, 21, walks past a house where a man is smearing wet concrete on a wall riddled with bullet holes. A young girl balances over a massive mine crater that scars the street, filled with debris and…

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Out and Proud Trans Jew

OUT AND PROUD TRANS JEW Author: Surat-Shaan Knan  March 30, 2016 According to Surat-Shaan, a transgender Jewish man, visibility is not enough anymore and never was enough for some trans and gender nonconforming people of faithTransgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe, while fighting transphobia and cissexism. Many in the wider Jewish community will have heard of Transgender Day of Remembrance, but TDOV is very different – it’s…

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Times: Türkler, Suriye sınırını geçmeye çalışan göçmenleri vurup öldürüyor

Times: Türkler, Suriye sınırını geçmeye çalışan göçmenleri vurup öldürüyor Kaynak : Sol Haber İngiliz The Times gazetesi, Türkiye-Suriye sınırında görevli olan Türk muhafızların sınırı geçmeye çalışan göçmenleri vurup öldürdüğünü yazdı. Gündem Haberi – 31 Mart 2016 Perşembe – 11:07 Resmi küçültmek için üzerini tıklayın… Times’ın ‘Türkler, göçmenler sınırı geçerken onları vurarak öldürüyor’ başlığıyla verdiği ve Suriye İnsan Hakları Gözlemevi’nin raporuna dayandırdığı haberinde, Türk sınır muhafızlarının son dört ayda Türkiye’ye geçmeye çalışan üçü çocuk 16 göçmeni vurarak öldürdüğü belirtildi. Suriye…

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With President Erdogan in Washington, Amnesty Plans Rally to Protest Abuses

With President Erdogan in Washington, Amnesty Plans Rally to Protest Abuses Resource: Amnesty International Posted by heissenstat Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is in Washington DC for the next few days as part of Nuclear Security Summit.  Please join Amnesty International’s rally to protest continuing human rights abuses in Turkey this Thursday, March 31. Time: 11:30 am Where: Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20036. Contact: T. Kumar:   Mobile: +1-202-997-4567; Email:tkumar@aiusa.org Here’s the press release that Amnesty…

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Kadınlar Gitmeyecek Askere

“Kadınlar Gitmeyecek Askere” Milli Savunma Bakanlığı ve Genelkurmay Başkanlığı’nın bir süredir sürdürdüğü zorunlu askerlik çalışmalarına ilişkin bugün yayınlanan bir haber, söz konusu çalışmanın kapsamı hakkında oldukça dikkat çekici bir detayı ortaya çıkardı. Bakanlık ve Genelkurmay tarafından yürütülen çalışma dahilinde, “kadınlara yönelik gönüllü askerlik hizmeti” gündeme getirildi. Uygulanması planlanan “gönüllü hizmet” kapsamında, kadınların temel askerlik eğitimini esas alan bir sürede askerlik yapabileceği belirtildi. Bakanlığın ve Genelkurmay’ın yürüttüğü bu çalışma ile zorunlu askerlik angaryasının kaldırılıp kaldırılmayacağı merak edilirken, gündeme getirilen “kadınlara…

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Turkish journalist faces prison over ‘insulting’ politicians

PRESS FREEDOM Author Jacob Resneck 23 Mart 2016 Turkish journalist faces prison over ‘insulting’ politicians Journalist Onur Erem faces over two years in jail for allegedly insulting Turkish leaders. The “insults” were other people’s words. He is only one of numerous Turkish reporters facing similar charges, he told DW. Onur Erem, a 28-year-old reporter in Istanbul, has covered a wide range of controversial topics from environmental destruction to social movements. He also interviews foreign academics and journalists. Last year,…

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