Social Movements / Riots / Revolutions
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.
- Davita Gunbay declared her conscientious objection during 6th Anti-Militarist Peace Operation event. Her statement follows; 19 months after declaring my conscientious objection on social media I am now sharing this here on this platform publicly.
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.
Erman declared his conscientious objection on 1st June. His statement follows. I am Erman, I was born in 1990 on one side of this divided island. The sad story of this island has started a long time before I was born and maybe it will continue for a longer time after I die. People like me have grown up with the hope of the peace in this divided island. In the schools, with our family and talks with friends, in the books that we read we have grown up with the fear of our ‘enemy’.
In a society where all different categories of people must fit into boxes so that capitalism can sell them customized products we proudly remain queers. Queers are constantly under surveillance because they don’t fit into binaries, they deviate from the norms, because their very existence disrupts the patriarchal system; therefore they must be disciplined, they must be punished Last Saturday, starting at 16:30 from Nicosia's Faneromeni Square, the 1st Queer Street Party —a radical initiative of groups and activists from all over the island and abroad— reclaimed both the streets of gentrified Nicosia Old Town and the Pride Parade.
Statement by YKP-fem, Queer Cyprus, Sispirosi Atakton, Initiative Against Fascist Threat, faq - published on 17th May. Πατήστε εδώ για την ελληνική μετάφραση Türkçe için tıkla On the occasion of the May 17, International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), we are taking the opportunity to condemn/criticize every form of oppression which are continuously being pushed on people who are outside the so-called norms.
FRANKFURT — Protests against the new European Central Bank building erupted in the early hours of Wednesday. Thousands of activists from all around Europe gathered in Frankfurt —heart of European capitalism— to demonstrate against the ECB's 1.
On the occasion of the international day of action for women's rights, a series of events were held in north Nicosia, culminating in a lively protest march stretching from Kyrenia Gate to Selimiye Mosque, with the participation of more than 20 organisations and independent groups. The main message of this year's protest was resistance to gender violence, and a call for women to reclaim public spaces such as roads and squares — a demand proven vital after Özgecan Aslan's murder last month in Turkey.
Pancyprian Student Coordination Committee (PSEM) in their latest press release call the government's decision to waive Pancyprian University Placement Exams fees for impoverished students a victory, and a recognition of the student movements' strikes last December and February, which at the time the Minister of Education called 'devoid of substance', and that was vilified by some media. PSEM criticises MinEdu for waiting until the second-to-last day of the inscription period to announce this measure.
User-submitted content. Submit your own article here. Somehow they find space for all their armies in a single strip, but when we try to meet, they dare tell us we block the street. When we participated in calling this year's march for a Demilitarised Nicosia, we accepted the compromise of using a UN Regulations-bound establishment, Home For Cooperation, for the sake of holding an open inter-communal and inter-sectional discussion on battling off militarism in Cyprus, which directly affects us residents of Nicosia, and Cyprus as a whole. Our intention is to foster a continued, horizontally organised forum that will reclaim what is rightfully ours: an island free of armies and the poisonous ideology they enforce on all...