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The police moved as an army against the crowd of protestors using batons and shields and tear gas and water cannons. For the police it was the march of the victorious. They shot tear gas directly into the crowd, washing […]

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Just last year the Turkish economy was booming. The wealthy were getting wealthy. The poor poorer. Nike told us to just do it and we just did it.


Protesting Garment Workers on Free Speech News Radio (FSRN)

In January 2012 in the Hey Textile Company 420 textile workers – most of them women – were fired without cause. They were not paid their wages for

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Jesus’ Home: African Refugee in Istanbul

Isa (Jesus) is an African Refugee living on the margins in one of Istanbul’s toughest slums, Tarlabaşı. Listen as he describes his and fellow African Refugees' lives. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C3A7jTvG68&feature=youtu.be   by Sean


On the Outside with African Refugees

We met them at one of the many cheap “Sulu Yemek” (“Watery Food”) restaurants. They were West African Refugees from Sierra Leone living undocumented lives in Istanbul. They


Street Boys Out of Darkness

From under bridges and out of dark corners we have come to say no to a problem in society. Some of us have been assaulted without mercy


Smuggler’s Voice in Istanbul

In evening of December 28th, 2011 in the Turkish region of Uludere on Turkey’s eastern boarder with northern Iraq a group of villagers who were smuggling goods

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Why He Can’t Wear Trash Sorting Gloves

[caption id="attachment_391" align="alignnone" width="240" caption="Trash sorter and writer Ali Mendillioğlu."][/caption] Years ago Ali had worked as a painter of skyscrapers in Ankara, Turkey. He liked the


Turkish Election: Roma in Taşlıtarla

[caption id="attachment_376" align="alignnone" width="271" caption="Uncle Baki, A Roma Elder in Taşlıtarla"][/caption] One day if you happenstance upon the Gypsy neighborhood of Taşlıtarla in Istanbul you’ll see huge collection

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Impoverished in İstanbul

These photographs were taken of a family on the poverty level in the Fatih district of İstanbul. Fatih is one of the most conservative Islamic parts of Istanbul.

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