Hundreds of HDP executives detained as death toll reaches 44 in the latest Istanbul bombed attack….

  HDP Executives Detained in Simultaneous Operations 118 people from the HDP have been detained during operations launched against HDP’s provincial and district executives in İstanbul, Ankara, Adana, Manisa and Mersin. HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş suffers heart spasm in prison: MP Bilgen Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş suffered a heart spasm in jail on Dec. … Read more

Journalism agenda: Channel 4’s Patrick Worrall says ‘Too early to surrender’ to the post-truth narrative…

  ‘Too early to surrender’ to the post-truth narrative, says Channel 4’s Patrick Worrall Worrall, of Channel 4’s FactCheck team, says the current ‘post-fact’ landscape is not irreversible “Trump’s Seven Techniques To Control The Media” by Robert Reich Social Europe Journal » Blogs by Robert Reich Robert Reich Democracy depends on a free and independent press, … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: It looks like France wants to emulate NSA type surveillance…

Edward Snowden joins Twitter and immediately throws shade at the NSA  The Next Web by Amanda Connolly Whistleblower Edward Snowden has officially come out of the shadows and joined Twitter using the handle @Snowden, which was verified within two hours of joining. Facing Sweeping Surveillance Bill, French Public Falls Between Alarm and Indifference  Global Voices Online by … Read more

Tyranny of bureaucracy: Students under Sun, bureaucrats under shade… News from the social fabric…

113 killed in car crashes in Turkey during Eid al-Adha A total of 113 people were killed in car crashes across Turkey during the nine-day Eid al-Adha holiday as hundreds of thousands of citizens began to return amid intensifying traffic 1,500 refugees sent from Edirne to other Turkish cities Syrian refugees, who have waited over 10 days … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “The Secret Gear Connecting Google’s Online Empire….

Revealed: The Secret Gear Connecting Google’s Online Empire Wired Top Stories by Cade Metz For a decade, Google has been building the networking equipment that runs its online empire in secret. Today, it’s raising the curtain. Who benefits from the ‘internet space race’?  Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Adam Fish … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “The 2015 G7 Summit in Germany

The 2015 G7 Summit in Germany  Dipnote – U.S. Department of State Official Blog Monday, June 8 marked the final day of the 2015 G7 Summit that was held in Schloss Elmau, Germany. The Summit, hosted by German Chancellor Angele Merkel, provided an opportunity for heads of state and government of the Group of Seven (G7) members … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: Turkey now BANS Wikipedia Turkish entries on Vagina and Human Penis…

You can access particular entries through https:// but not through http:// ……… The Anatomy of Vagina Censorship in Turkey Bianet :: English Wikipedia’s entry in Turkish for “vagina” has been censored. However, both service provider, telecommunication authorities and service providers union deny the situation, leaving the actor and reason of the censorship as mystery. ******************************* Columnist Acquits … Read more

Another summary of May Day in Turkey.

May Day Celebrations Across Turkey  Bianet :: English While Istanbul was under the police attack, May Day celebrations continued at many cities in Turkey. bianet is reporting May Day scenes from Ankara, İzmir, Sivas, Kayseri, Diyarbakır, Tokat, Kars, Hakkari and Samsun. Gas Masks and Rubber Bullets: This Was Istanbul Today  Mashable! by Amanda Wills ISTANBUL, Turkey ? Thousands … Read more

WTF? China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Cuba and Algeria now have seats in “UN Human Rights Council”

New members of UN rights council draw criticims China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Cuba and Algeria win seats on the UN Human Rights Council

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