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(alternate title: How not to talk to your children about the impending apocalypse)

I’ve been breaking good habits. But I guess that’s allowable on occasion. Important work is always getting done. Even when the important work is completely “unproductive.”

Mostly, though, this week has  awakened a whole lot of interesting events around the world. And a whole lot of overcoming, although that never seems like enough…

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And in this time of visible and tangible overcoming of it.

in Turkey

a protester reclining in front of riot police in Turkey

Arduous, painful, but joyful overcoming of it.

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And, you know…You just gotta stay inspired…and appreciate the overcoming of it.

Revolutions In The Park – thanks to Austin Audio Co-Op ❤

 

 

 

 

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. ❤