Safety at work in Turkey: more (fatal) accidents but improving working conditions

  On 13 May 2013 about 300 mineworkers in Turkey died in the SOMA coal mines. This tragedy sparked international attention for the work safety problems in Turkey as the SOMA disaster is not as unique as one might think. Work related accidents in Turkey are a daily reality for many. In protest against the lack of a clear government policy for workers’ safety; some NGO’s have started weekly rallies prote ...

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Call from the Suruç Crisis Desk: “You will sleep with peace of mind”

In the 67th day of Kobanê war, neither the violence of the ISİS attacks have decreased, nor the border watch protests has lost its originality. And still the problems of the thousands of refugee are unsolved also. Kobanê and Suruç people are standing straight, in spite of the efforts to change the agenda; they are showing their solidarity with demos, events and campaings. The reporter of sendika.org, Murat ...

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Is this the end of democracy? – Mehmet Taş

The political philosopher Francis Fukuyama, in an interview in 1992, predicted that  “after all, the collapse of communism and Soviet Union humanity would march slowly toward the global civilisation of freedom and peace”. Since then, millions have looked forward to seeing a peaceful and flourishing planet. However, a quarter of a century has passed, and hardly anyone could argue that we are any closer to th ...

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Photos of Resistance, Solidarity, Immigration and Hope from Kobanê

On September 25, Kurdish people and revolutionists from Turkey came to Pirsus (Suruç) from Istanbul, and kept guard in Eğrice (Bêdhê) which is a village just at the Turkey-Syria border. On September 26, in order to support Kobanê people and act with solidarity, they passed through the mined territory and entered into Kobanê that is surrounded by IS (Islamic State) groups who augmented their attacks towards ...

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100th day after the Soma Massacre* – Kıvanç Eliaçık

With each passing day, we understand better that what happened on 13th May in Soma was not an accident but a result of economic and political regulations. It has been more than a hundred days since reportedly 301 miners were killed. There is neither a prosecution nor preventive measures for similar incidents in the mines. Instead of this a strict ban on commemorations, protests and union activities has been ...

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Ukraine: Destructive engagements – Joachim Becker

The EU passed unanimously a package of economic sanctions against Russia. These sanctions restrict massively the access of Russian state-controlled banks to the EU financial market, the export of high technology for oil extraction and ban arms exports. With these sanctions, the EU finally fell in with the hard-line of the US government against Russia though some governments – like the German government – ha ...

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How I was tortured on May Day – Umur Ozan

I am one of many who got detained on May Day in Beşiktaş, Istanbul. I wrote this text because I think everyone (and not only my family and friends) should know that what we experienced was unlawful. May Day was not a holiday in the advertising agency I work. Early in the morning I left my house for work, but I was not able to catch the bus because police would not let me go to the main avenue. I took anothe ...

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State-ownership: On the Road for Making Public – Thomas Marois & Ali Rıza Gungen

Neoliberal promises that private ownership can resolve all developmental problems have proven not only economically hollow, but physically dangerous. Consequently, the latest mine disaster in Soma brought back in the debate of nationalisation in Turkey.[1] Liberals were quick to declare the disaster a result of careless ways of making business and as a failure to imitate working conditions in the West. The ...

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Zizek replics in Trier’s Nymphomaniac – Engin Kurtay

Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac, banned after first impressions at the Istanbul Independent Film Festival (IF), is worthy of being analyzed scene by scene. The arts and culture community in Turkey must be grateful to the Ministry of Culture censorship (officially called "rating") board for having banned the film! They could not have done better to ignite public interest for this masterpiece at a time when int ...

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