Anthropology roundup: “AAA Membership Votes Down Academic Boycott Resolution

AAA Membership Votes Down Academic Boycott Resolution June 6, 2016: In a close vote, the AAA membership voted against the resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions. Fifty-one percent of AAA’s eligible members voted, the largest turnout in AAA history, with 2,423 members opposing the resolution, and 2,384 voting to support it. The membership has spoken … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: ISIS vs Twitter a data visualization… Prolific twitterbots…

ISIS vs Twitter: A cautionary tale told through data visualization  Boing Boing by Bob Parks A report by the Brookings Institution analyzed a sample 20,000 ISIS-supporting Twitter accounts, and sought to answer the question of how suspending accounts impacts the community.   Meet the Editors Fighting Racism and Sexism on Wikipedia Wired Top Stories by Issie Lapowsky Wikipedia’s … Read more

New EU foreign policy chief Mogherini in Turkey to encourage [possibly in vain] for anti-ISIL fight…

EU to press Turkey for help in anti-ISIL fight New EU foreign policy chief Mogherini makes her first visit to Turkey with ISIL on top of her agenda EU to press Turkey over IS militants BBC News | Europe | World Edition EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is in Turkey to urge it to participate fully … Read more

Video: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart #Turkey helps #ISIS (10/15/2014)

ISIS sweeps through Iraq, undoing everything U.S. troops accomplished, while the old gang of warmongers gets back together to voice their opinions on the cri. Admiral General Aladeen, star of The Dictator, discusses his country’s stance on WMDs, and assures Jon that his family is safe and having a great time. Wat. Many have accused … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Twitter invests $10 million in Lab for Social Machines…

  Twitter invests $10 million in new MIT Laboratory for Social Machines  The Next Web by Josh Ong Twitter has announced a new academic partnership with MIT that includes a five-year $10 million commitment to a new Laboratory for Social Machines. Restrict Google Forms to only Allow One Entry Per Person Digital Inspiration Technology Blog by Amit … Read more

Deputy PM warns AKP’s Twitter trolls; CHP dissidents alert; Nothing much heard about MHP

  Deputy PM warns AKP rookies to ‘calm down’ Turkish deputy Prime Minister Arınç urges younger members of the ruling party AKP to ‘calm down’ after a row within the party over who will lead it after Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s term Davutoğlu aide appointed as PM’s chief advisor An adviser to FM Davutoğlu has been appointed as … Read more

A very nice piece: “The Art of Personalizing Propaganda – a case in Gaza crisis

  Israel, Gaza, War & Data – The Art of Personalizing Propaganda  Global Voices Online by Gilad Lotan Instagram co-tag graph, highlighting three distinct topical communities: 1) pro-Israeli (Orange), 2) pro-Palestinian (Yellow), and 3) Muslim (Pink). Visualization created fromGephi. The High-Tech Warfare Behind the Israel – Hamas Conflict  Slashdot b Taco Cowboy writes The Israel — Hamas conflict in … Read more

Gazze Açıklaması- İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi çalışanları/ Gaza Statement- Istanbul Bilgi University academic and administrative staff

  Orta Doğu’nun kanayan yarası Gazze’de gene askeri operasyon var, gene siviller öldürülüyor. Uluslararası hiçbir güç bunu engelleyemiyor. Böylesi bir çatışmanın “haklı/haksız” tartışmasına indirgenmeden, bir an önce durdurulması, asgari insanlık görevidir. Akademisyenler olarak, tüm yaşantımızı “şiddet” öğesinin hiçbir zaman kullanılmaması gereken bir ortamda, üniversitede sürdürüyoruz. Şiddet kullanmaya yeltenmeden her şeyin tartışılabileceğini biliyoruz, gösteriyoruz, anlatıyoruz. Gazze’de … Read more

“US Jewish group demands PM Erdoğan return award… Dispatches from Turkey…

US Jewish group demands PM Erdoğan return award AJC, a prominent Jewish organization in the US, has asked Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan to return a courage award he received in 2004, following his response to the recent Gaza operations US urges fair, transparent probe into detained Turkish police chiefs Washington has again called for ‘fair, transparent and … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Bodies of #MH17 victims arrive in Holland…

  Myths and Misreporting About Malaysia Airlines Flight 17  Slate Articles by Martin Enserink A consultative Council of Citizens: for a new policy of participation in Europe  open Democracy News Analysis – by Patrizia Nanz and Raphaël Kies People are no longer content simply to take part in elections and to delegate all their power to political representatives. If … Read more

Dispatches from Turkey. Davutoğlu threatens: “Normalization not possible after Gaza offensive…

Calls grow for boycott of Israeli goods in Turkey A number of professional associations have urged consumers to refrain from buying goods from a list of companies Normalization not possible after Gaza offensive, senior Turkish diplomat tells Israeli counterpart The Turkish Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioğlu is also set to hold talks in Washington where he will … Read more

67 police officers, most handcuffed to be humiliated, detained in ‘parallel state’ probe in Turkey. Dispatches from Turkey…

67 police officers detained in ‘parallel state’ probe in Turkey A total of 67 people were detained as part of two investigations conducted by the anti-terror unit, one into ‘espionage’ allegations and the other into the ‘illegal wiretapping’ PM Erdoğan’s outbursts ‘hurt Turkey’s standing in the world,’ Washington says ‘We certainly believe comments like these undercut Turkey’s … Read more

FP roundup: Turkish FM Davutoğlu’s fiery Gaza speech…”Israeli tourists canceling holiday reservations in Turkey…

  VIDEO: Turkish FM Davutoğlu’s fiery Gaza speech rekindles ‘quagmire Middle East’ debate Hurriyet Daily News FM Davutoğlu described the region as “the center of the divine revelation that raised consciences and humanity”   Israeli tourists canceling holiday reservations in Turkey after gov’t warning A Turkish tourism agency operator said 4,000 cancellations had been made … Read more

Turkish FM believes that they “fight colonizers in Middle East,’ while “Turkish delegation heads to US to talk Iraq, Israel and bilateral ties

  In Pictures, Worldwide Protests Against Israeli Military Action in Gaza Mashable! by Katie Sola Pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched through the streets of Paris over the weekend to rally against Israel’s invasion of Gaza, defying a ban on pro-Palestinian protests ‘We will fight colonizers in Middle East,’ Turkish FM vows  Hurriyet Daily News Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has … Read more

Erdoğan: They (Israel) are 100 times worse than Hitler when comes to barbarity” #Gaza news roundup… “The Israeli Hacktivists’ Cyber War in Gaza…

Yes he did say that a few minutes ago… News in Turkish ilhan tanir @WashingtonPoint: “#Flash:PM Erdogan: “They curse Hitler morning, evening.You know what? They (Israel) are 100 times worse than Hitler when comes to barbarity” The Israeli Hacktivists’ Cyber War in Gaza  Mashable! by Uri Blau Late Thursday night, as Israeli tanks advanced into the Gaza strip, … Read more