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Taksim Square Protesters Charged With Terrorism, Attempting Coup

December 27, 2013

Last week, an indictment was served against 308 of the millions who participated in the demonstrations for a wide range of charges, including belonging to a terrorist group. Lawyers who provided legal aid to protesters and advised them to remain silent during arrests are also being accused of assisting terrorist groups, and a new definition…

Thousands Protest Forced Urbanization of Israel’s Bedouin

December 1, 2013

On Saturday, November 30th, thousands gathered in the Negev in Southern Israel to protest the government’s forced urbanization plan of the desert’s Bedouin indigenous people. The plan, called Prawer-Begin after its authors passed first reading of three by the Israeli parliament in June, and sparked mass mobilization. The biggest of the protests was in the…

Violent eviction of Gezi Park gives rise to “standing protesters”

June 20, 2013

Night of “shocking violence” in Turkey’s major cities results in wave of silent demonstrations