GO WEST

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First up on this show is a mention of the uprising in Turkey but the rest of the show is dedicated to the Freedom Flotilla which is traveling from Lake Eyre in the center of Australia North East to West Papua.

The journey is aiming to draw attention to the continued oppression of the West Papuan people by Indonesia and to reconnect the ancient cultures of the indigenous people of the two countries.

We speak with amazing activist and musician Izzy Brown (Combat Wombat) who this year also completed the United Struggle Project and you can hear some of those songs during the show.

Nikky Stott host of Earth Matters on 3CR Melbourne and Brisbane activist and musician Andy Paine are also in the studio.

LISTEN ONLINE

Download from Radio4all

MUSIC

http://unitedstruggleproject.bandcamp.com/track/from-where

http://unitedstruggleproject.bandcamp.com/track/bow-down-no-way

http://unitedstruggleproject.bandcamp.com/track/united-we-struggle

http://unitedstruggleproject.bandcamp.com/track/share-me-the-love-2

http://unitedstruggleproject.bandcamp.com/track/blind-in-istanbul

 

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  1. I’m from Istanbul/Turkey, and i wanted to explain the events with the important realities.

    Since the protests has began in Gezi Park, Taksim, here’s a media that has never released the events. Only two Turkish channels (HALK TV, ULUSAL TV) that are remained independent from the government and the channels which are outside of Turkey released video and photo documents with the realities. Unfortunately Turkish media was phony as usual. With the reaction of the people, they began to release the documents after third day of the protests, but they’re still very insufficient about the protests, and they don’t release the many realities cause of they’re afraid from the government.

    COMING TO EVIL APPROACH OF MEDIA!!!

    We can learn the truth from cnn live, so tv channels of the turkish government say “provocators attacked to the cops with molotov cocktails”.

    THIS IS TOO IMPORTANT!!! EVIL GAME OF POLICE TO PRESENT THE PROTESTERS AS “EVIL” IN FRONT OF INTERNATIONAL MEDIA.

    Turkish government finally performed their latest ridiculous game about the activists to present them as “evil”. This morning, the cops who are dressed as the activists they threw the molotov cocktails and stones to the uniformed cops who want to enter Taksim. The most funny things were the governor’s admitting explanation and the epic failures of these hidden cops to hide their guns and walkie talkies. The governor blabbed out it by saying “they were cooperating with police” instead of saying “they were clashing with the police”.

    And the channels of the media for sale that have never published the brutal attacks of the cops at last week, now they just published these events live immediately.

    Turkish government is trying to constitute an unfair situation about the activists.

    Please share and do not allow the defamation to the activists in front of your media.

    However the prime minister provoked their followers to attack against the activists.

    ANKARA

    In ANKARA, more violent events continue in last 10 days you can not even imagine. the protesters of Ankara began cause of support the protesters in Istanbul and they saw more brutal attacks than Istanbul. The cops in everywhere and they arrest immediately, streets of Ankara were drowned by the gas bombs. Many protesters are badly beaten by the cops when they were caught in the streets.

    * the cops are throwing gas bombs in Ankara every day.
    * they snare and beat many protesters in dark streets.
    * cops are turning off the power and they enter to the apartments to arrest the protesters.
    * police water tanks are often attacking to the protesters with water cannons.
    * in every morning the cops try to tear the tents of the protesters.
    * police makes unusable the infirmaries of the protesters.
    * PLEASE FIRST FOLLOW THE EVENTS IN ANKARA and also ISTANBUL, IZMIR and the other many cities.

    Brutal attacks of the cops in Kızılay square in Ankara.

    ISTANBUL

    the cop shot the protester and he escaped. he was hidden by the police unit. police try to cover up the event. the protester is struggling for survival.

    the cops are rejecting the food treat of the protester and they also watering and shattering them with water cannon.

    the cops are burning the tents of the protesters without rhyme or reason.

    these are the brutal attacks of the cops;

    in this video a persecuted protester is rebelling and he was watered by the water tank of cops. he was taken the knock.

    A protester is being brutally beaten by the cops and government supporters. (Some civil cops)

    another day from the protests.

    In Istanbul, the cops are even threw the gas bombs in front of the pubs. We are trapped and drowned inside the pubs and that was terrible.

    Three protesters who were kiled by the police.

    this girl was brutally beaten about 20 minutes by a dozen of cops.

    THE PROTESTER LAWYERS WERE ARRESTED!!!

    VICE NEWS DID A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE PROTESTS
    http://www.vice.com/vice-news/istanbul-rising

    * the government is trying to bring SHARIA RULES. they want to dominate by Islamic rules on many topics like arts, culture, and the living of society.
    * they banned the alcohol between the hours 22.00 pm – 06.00 am. (And sure they will ban completely soon, because they’re bringing all the rules gradually) many festivals were cancelled cause of banned alcohol. because according to the new law, the beer firms cannot be sponsor. and alcohol advertising was also banned completely.
    * in this protests, cops killed five people and injured many of them. some of protesters lost their eyes cause of the shell of gas bombs. some of them were injured by gas bombs.
    * the cops used the pepper gas and the mustard gas in incredible measure. they used the gas in two weeks which european countries use in one year.
    * prime minister said he wants religious youth.
    * many opposition journalists were arrested and some of them was fired cause of their articles against the government.
    * %95 of media under the oppression of the government, only two channels and a few newspapers remained.
    * one independent tv (HALK TV) was amerced cause of they released the realities about the protests in Turkey.

    * Turkish actors/actresses/singers who supported the protests, they were threatened by the government and their ignorant/radical islamist followers especially. if they even a little bit criticize, they were accepted as enemy by the government immediately.
    * Some Turkish actors/actresses/singers who supported the government, they were praised by the government.

    * the ministers of the government try to inform with wrong informations to trick the international media. please do not believe what they tell!!! If you base the government’s descriptions, then you’ll see how your source is wrong cause of the government’s increasing fascist direction soon.

    * they litigated against many dissident cartoonists.

    * the mayor of Ankara threatens the students and he litigated to many of students who criticized him. he also threatened the municipality workers who want to join the protests.
    * the mayor of Ankara and prime minister threatens the protesters to destroy them. they try to provoke with their followers.

    INJUSTICE!!!

    * the government stopped Maslak-Taksim metro so the protesters have to walk to Taksim about 30 minutes.
    * in the other side; the government cancelled the ending time of Aksaray – Atatürk Airport metro from 12.00 pm to 4.00 am on 7th June, because that night the followers of the government went to welcome for prime minister in the airport in the morning. (he returned from Tunis journey)

    * the government insults the youth who does not fit their life styles which they wanted. they said “whore” about the female protests, and slandered to the protesters about they drunk in mosque. but imam of the mosque said “the protesters did not drink in the mosque”, so the government declared the imam as their enemy.

    Please follow the events in Turkey, this is too important, otherwise you’ll be witness to a country which innocent protesters who are so right, they will lose their struggle against fascism.

    PLEASE SUPPORT THE PROTESTERS!!! AND DO NOT BELIEVE THE COMMENTS OF TURKISH POLITICIANS!!! THEY TRY TO COVER UP THE PROTESTS WITH INCREDIBLE LIES YOU CAN NOT IMAGINE!!! THEY USE THEIR MEDIA FOR SALE!!!

    HERE’S IN TURKEY, A BIG CIVIL COMMOTION CONTINUES AGAINST THE FASCIST STATE!!! KNOW THIS, FASCIST TURKISH GOVERNMENT TRY TO RESTRICT OUR LIFES!!! AND WHILE THEY ARE ORDERING THE KILLER POLICE TO EXTERMINATE THE PROTESTERS WITH GAS BOMBS AND PLASTIC BULLETS, HERE’S THE MEDIA FOR SALE WHICH IS UNDER THE OPPRESSION OF GOVERNMENT, THEY NEVER PUBLISH THESE ATTACKS!!! A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED AND SOME OF THEM WERE KILLED!!!

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