After 6 hours at work listening to the incessant news of the deadly attack at Paris head-office of Charlie Hebdo-the known French satirical magazine-I finally reached Place de la Republique where hundreds have gathered to commemorate the 12 victims and to show freedom of expression still lives. In few hours Paris’ most active citizens have… Read More CHARLIE n’est pas mort!
After the video of Carla Dauden, who firmly claimed “No, I’m not going to the world cup”, another video has been going viral with already more than 5 millions views on YouTube and another young girl stood out among the crowd, talking on the behalf of an exhausted population. This is Yulia. She is a… Read More “I Am a Ukrainian” the cry for help before the end, Russia lost the battle
Greenpeace activists staged a demonstration in front of Budapest’s landmark Liberty Statue 10 days ago, to protest against the expansion of the Paks nuclear power plant. Under the agreement that was settled by the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, with Moscow a few weeks ago, the Hungarian government will receive a thirty-year loan of 10… Read More Hungary and the nuclear option: going backward or looking ahead?
The Turkish protests that began in May in Taksim Square are already fading out of the collective media consciousness, although their existence and endurance is far from having faded and is instead increasing in the collective consciousness of the Turkish people. I came to Istanbul in my continuous efforts to document the uprising and its… Read More Istanbul on Fire.
Protests broke out in several US cities after Sunday non-guilty verdict of George Zimmerman. Thousands of people are marching askin for justice for the murder of the teenager Trayvon Martin. George Zimmerman was acquitted by the justice depatment, the prosecution can file for appeal but only on the procedural aspect, not on the facts of… Read More Zimmerman’s acquittal sparks protests in the US
“Turkish spring”, “the Turkish revolution”, “the new Turkish resistance”, “the Turkish struggle for democracy” how many times have you heard and read recently these titles on TV and on newspapers’ headlines? Probably one time too many. The on going riot in Turkey, as any big event, has its origin in something very snall. The… Read More Let’s give space to Turkey
A different recap in Vice-style of the most newsworthy story of the last two weeks and certainly the most firing event and social uprising of the last decade in Turkey. A documentary which takes the angle of the protesters and reflects the insight of this fight that began as peaceful and environmentally-centered in Gezi Park… Read More Updates and recaps from the Turkish social unrest