#Cyberculture Anonymous’ Barrett Brown is back! – “Inside ‘Methbot’: The massive Russian cybercrime operation stealing millions from advertisers….

Anonymous’ Barrett Brown Is Free—and Ready to Pick New Fights Wired Top Stories by Andy Greenberg   After four years in prison, Anonymous’ rabblerousing information activist is back with a new plan to restart his radical muckraking. Inside ‘Methbot’: The massive Russian cybercrime operation stealing millions from advertisers Mashable! by Patrick Kulp   Security experts have uncovered … Read more

“Terror and Sensitivity” are excuses for the Turkish authorities to prevent #Pride2016 March in Istanbul…

Istanbul governor turns down press release demand of LGBT groups The Istanbul Governor’s Office has rejected a demand from LGBT groups to issue a public press release in Istanbul’s Tunel Square, located at the end of the city’s central İstiklal Avenue, LGBT rights group Kaos GL reported Governorship Prohibits Pride Week Press Statement Due to ‘Terror and … Read more

Live Blog: TransPride in Istanbul #MyIstanbulPride #AşkKazanacak #TransOnurYürüyüşü

As of 6.40 pm, the protests seem to have ended after heavy police intervention. Trans pride yürüyüşü pic.twitter.com/ix9xAJKvVe — 8 Mart Feminist Gece Yürüyüşü (@8MartYuruyus) June 19, 2016 Attendees of the banned İstanbul #TransPride have been rushed by police, causing panic on #MisSokak street pic.twitter.com/WosTAT6AMd — D8 News (@D8News) June 19, 2016 Turkey riot police … Read more

Once a respected scholar, Davutoğlu now tries to prove his campaign ‘not overshadowed’ by Erdoğan… #TurkeyElections

Turkey’s Election a Referendum on Erdogan nytimes.com – Shreeya Sinha – Jun 4 – In 2013, a police crackdown using tear gas and water cannons on peaceful protesters challenging plans to replace Istanbul’s Gezi Park in Taksim Square with a replica Ottoman-era army barracks that would house a shopping mall, became a catalyst for… Turkish PM … Read more

This 16-year-old high school student arrested in Konya, Turkey for allegedly insulting Erdoğan

The Police ambushed the classroom and detained him…  News in Turkish here. Top Turkish court approves former Police Chief Hanefi Avcı’s sentence Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has approved a five-year sentence for former Chief of Police Hanefi Avcı on charges of aiding the outlawed armed Revolutionary Headquarters terror organization in a case into the purported … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Critical week for Juncker Commission… “Serbia hosts first gay Pride since 2010

  Make or break week begins for the Juncker Commission EurActiv.com The next 10 days could make or break a plan to reshape the European Union under new management, in an attempt to revive the economy and regain trust among its half-billion people. Belgium’s complex web of democracy  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Exploring Belgium’s … Read more

New buzz: #Ello Social Network. A roundup

  Ello Cofounder Doesn’t Think Facebook Is a Social Network  Mashable! by Karissa Bell Ello, the independent, invitation-only and ad-free social network that went viral almost overnight, is often compared to Facebook. Indeed, the still-nascent social network has already gained a reputation as the “anti-Facebook.” Everything you need to know about Ello, the latest trendy social network … Read more

EU minister photographed during vote-counting… Not Cats but Pro-gov?t suppliers cut off electricity on election night…

  Pro-gov?t suppliers, not cats, cut off electricity on election night: Report   Is Something Rotten In Ankara’s Mayoral Election? A Very Preliminary Statistical Analysis erikmeyersson.com ? Erik ? Apr 1, 12:07 PM ? Having today seen tweets on numerous alleged voting irregularities in Turkey and thanks to Twitter user @erenyanik I came across this CHP/STS dataset of voting data … Read more

Facebook closes yet another Ötekilerin Postası (@OtekilerPostasi) Page, a new one opened…

Facebook continues to have a negative relationship with activist news service Ötekilerin Postası who provides activist news with a radical left and pro-Kurdish perpestive. Today, it announced from its Twitter account its Facebok page was closed again and it listed the not much reasonable reasons to close down its pages or cases of censorship… Because of … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: Report shows hard prison conditions for LGBT?s, disabled

Report shows hard prison conditions for LGBT?s, disabled A recent report stated that the prison conditions in Turkey were not good for LGBT individuals, disabled persons and the old Turkey?s democracy deficit led to Gezi protests: SISecretary General Gezi Park protests have clearly reflected the distance between the priorities of the Turkish people and the … Read more

Part 2 of Arzu Geybullayeva piece: Where does religion end and politics begin in Turkey: through the prism of The Gezi Park protests-

Part 2 Beyond the Gezi Park protests   Back at the Gezi protests, it was clear AKP misread what triggered the country- wide non-violent demonstrations. The ruling party not only misread the causes of the unrest but also the protesters themselves. It was easier for the ruling power to blame the cause of these protests … Read more

Gülen vs. Erdoğan…”Gülen Movement denies ‘rift with ruling AKP’ -Politics roundup

Gülen Movement denies ‘rift with ruling AKP’ The Journalists and Writers Foundation, a leading institution of the Gülen community, has denied rumors of a split between the group and the ruling government   The issue of growth in the long election process The growth issue occupies the top of the agenda both around the world … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: Increase in homophobic murders… Pressure on media…

Turkish newspaper watchdog punished for baring teeth The sacking of Yavuz Baydar from his role as ombudsman of Sabah demonstrates the extent of the PM’s influence Milliyet appoints Ankara representative Fikret Bila as new editor-in-chief One of Turkey?s most prominent mainstream newspapers, Milliyet, has appointed its veteran Ankara representative, Fikret Bila, as the new editor-in-chief, … Read more

Serhatcan Yurdam (@syurdam): Diyarbakır’da “Trans X Türkiye” atölyeleri

Diyarbakır‘da “Trans X Türkiye” atölyeleri Trans bireylerin yeni medyada ortamlarında kendilerini daha rahat ifade edebilmeleri için Diyarbakır’da çeşitli atölyeler düzenlenecek. “Trans X Türkiye” isimli internet portalı, Diyarbakır’da düzenleyeceği üç farklı atölyeyle trans bireylerin yeni medya ortamlarını daha rahat kullanabilmesini amaçlıyor. Atölyeler internet, sosyal medya ve video alanında yapılacak. “Trans X Türkiye”nedir? Çeşitli LGBT örgütlerinin ortaklaşa … Read more

#universitelileriozgurbırak EFD Rights Watch: At least 30 more (mostly University students) detained in Istanbul in Gezi Park operations this morning…

At least 30 detained in Istanbul in Gezi Park operations Istanbul police detained at least 30 people in operations held at more than 100 addresses across Istanbul in connection to the Taksim Gezi Park protests. *********** LGBT victims of hate crimes commemorated Ahmet Yıldız was commemorated at an event held on July 14 at Ankara?s … Read more