First heard the news of this today:

“IT WAS NEVER ONLY ABOUT THE PARK. THE PARK BECAME A SYMBOL FOR EVERYTHING THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS TEARING DOWN, THE TREES THEY CUT DOWN, THE HISTORY THEY DESTROYED, THE RIVERS THEY POLLUTED, THE SEAS THEY FILLED WITH CEMENT, ALL IN THE NAME OF ECONOMICAL GROWTH, AND OF COURSE THE LAWS THEY HAVE ENACTED TO ATTACK OUR PRIVATE LIVES.”

http://www.occupywallstreet.net/story/occupy-taksim-park-grows-after-raid-turkish-police

And things have become progressively worse:

And the kind of hope that only springs from resistance…

http://revoluciontrespuntocero.com/puentesur/increibles-imagenes-de-la-represion-en-turquia/

…and solidarity: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151685267208245

Good summary report here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/05/31/a-guide-to-whats-going-on-in-istanbuls-gezi-park/

For live streaming of the attacks (click on the blue video icon on the top right corner): http://www.dha.com.tr/

For continually updated photos of the attacks: http://occupygezipics.tumblr.com/

My heart goes out to the defenders of the commons in Turkey tonight. ❤

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