Today, after a battle of 100 and more days, of which the last 20 were a hunger strike, all 12 families of refugees protesting against racist bureaucracy which unduly delayed their legitimate demands for citizenship under the law of the Cyprus Government, received a written commitment from the Director General of the Ministry of Interior that will finally proceed with calling them for an interview as required by the process. The written commitment of the Ministry allows the refugees to end the hunger strike.
Tomorrow Thursday, the 24th of November at 2 in the afternoon we will gather outside the Ministry of Interior to demand the immediate conclusion of the applications made by refugees living in Cyprus asking for Cypriot citizenship. The refugees have been outside the Parliament for more than 80 days and have been on hunger strike for the past 9.
Youth organizations in the northern part of Cyprus have been protesting against the ratification of a convention on the establishment of a foreign coordination office on youth and sport ministry. This convention is basically transferring all the activities, administration of the ministry of youth sport and culture to an office and its bureaucrats appointed and run by Turkey.
YKP Statement on privatisation of water In the northern part of Cyprus, we have reached a very critical point regarding the privatisation of water… YKP is against the privatisation of water like it has been since December 2010 when it was first declared that the water would be privatised. The agreed upon text infiltrated the press and when it is examined we can see that it includes very heavy provisions.
The state of Internet today - with the never-ending reveals of state surveillance and the commercialization of our private communications - does not shock us. A technological project initially developed by the American army and which was later controlled by the Market was certainly not designed to protect those at the bottom.
Aaron Swartz Hackathon This Weekend Is Your Chance To Hack for a Better World This weekend marks the third annual Aaron Swartz Day hackathon, and a chance for you to meet up with other people working to use technology to make the world a better place. Once again, cities around the world will host two days of meetups.
The news were an undertone to the news of the day; the daily update on the Cyprus problem, the prominent visit of the Greek Minister of Defense, the meeting between Nikos, Andri, Barrack and Michel, the eclipse, the daily update on corruption in Cyprus, Rikkos, Guiness records, football, sports and so on. A 27-year-old Filipino woman died from injuries suffered during a fall in Nicosia, after the police invaded her home.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSTYDuvz1v4 Starting with a march from Lokmacı/Ledra street and arriving at Selimiye Square, the 6th Anti-militarist Peace Operation Concert was a celebration of the year-long struggle against the militarisation of the Cypriot society, gathering hundreds of activists from all over the island, and beyond. The artistic programme included a spectacular dance performance by Studio 21, songs by young musician Koralp, a conscientious objection statement, a round of poem recitals (Brecht, Hikmet, Galeano, and with Halil Karapaşaoğlu and Gürgenç Kormazel reciting their own work), and of course the emblematic Bandista from Istanbul with their highly political music that stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the Anti-Militarist Peace Operation movement since its inception. https://www.
The stakes are high, but still too low Call from Beyond Europe for the transnational Camp in Chalkidiki – 18th-25th August 2015 OXI to capitalism! From the moment it was announced the referendum in Greece seemed to hold great symbolic meaning, something that was confirmed by both the result and the reactions that followed: The ‘no’ was not solely against the granting of another loan with the usual reform conditions of the EU.
The European Court of Human Rights has accepted Murat Kanatlı's request to examine violations of the rights to liberty, fair trial, and freedom conscience committed by the Turkish Republic. The case was submitted on April 6th and it was admitted this Wednesday, to be heard on a later date.