To ensure his win, president Erdogan strategically dominates the media public and effectively eliminates large parts of the opposition through imprisonment. We asked Mirko Turunç, a political activist from Turkey to describe the current situation of the movements in Turkey, just days before the elections, along with some guesses about what the future entails. Is there still a chance that Erdogan will not win the game? If so, who are his … [Read more...]
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Early presidential and parliamentary elections are planned for 24 June 2018 in Turkey, which will also mark the transition from the previous parliamentary system to the autocratic presidential system. We asked several activists about the upcoming elections, their impact on national and international policy, the state of left politics in Turkey and its future. We begin with Burcu from the women's movement in Istanbul: On March 8th millions … [Read more...]
Short-statement on the gathering of Beyond Europe - Antiauthoritarian Platform Against Capitalism in Nicosia (Cyprus) from the second to the fourth of March 2018 Last weekend antiauthoritarian groups from all over Europe came together in the divided town of Nicosia on the Island of Cyprus, located in the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean Sea. Some of us hadn't seen each other since the riotous nights of the G20 summit in Hamburg in July … [Read more...]
On this 8th of March, Beyond Europe takes an antiauthoritarian, anti-capitalist and anti-nationalist stance in the feminist struggles. This means that we are moving beyond traditional borders and radicalizing hegemonic narratives. The traditional approaches that link patriarchy either only to the state or capitalism need to be overridden so that they can be considered antiauthoritarian. By drawing attention to the facts that patriarchy is the … [Read more...]