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Monday News: June 17, 2013

Istanbul’s Taksim Square and Gezi Park were both cleared by riot police over the weekend, with protesters filtering into nearby neighborhoods, where there were running clashes with police. Now Turkey’s deputy prime minister is threatening to deploy the military to quell the two-week-old protests. The British are accused of spying on other countries during the … Continue reading

Thursday News: June 13, 2013

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan has issued a “final warning” to those occupying Gezi Park and Taksim Square in Istanbul, and cryptically ordered his interior minister to “end” the occupation. Police fought protesters for an entire day on Tuesday, clearing Taksim Square, but the occupation of Gezi Park still remains. Anarchists in Barcelona, Spain attacked five … Continue reading

Wednesday News: June 12, 2013

Protesters were cleared from Istanbul’s Taksim Square last night, after a day-long clash with police that saw riot cops making steady progress into the square using tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets. Protesters have retreated to Gezi Park, where tents still remain. In an interview with Chinese press, admitted NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says he … Continue reading

Tuesday News: June 11, 2013

Today is an international day of solidarity with long-term anarchist prisoners. Let them know they’re not forgotten today! In Olympia, Washington, locks were glued shut at the west side police substation to mark June 11. Yesterday, a statement also said that an Olympia Mormon church was attacked in solidarity with grand jury resisters. Tomorrow supporters … Continue reading

Monday News: June 10, 2013

On Saturday, the identity of the man who leaked National Security Agency documents to the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald detailing massive surveillance became known. Edward Snowden, a former CIA operative and NSA contractor copied the documents and left his home in Hawaii for Hong Kong, where he’s holed up in a hotel. Also on Saturday, a U.S. … Continue reading

Friday News: June 7, 2013

Yesterday, in the wake of the scandal which erupted when Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald revealed that the NSA was obtaining information on every single Verizon Business account in the US, a story also broke of massive collusion between Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Skype and other major tech corporations and the NSA, giving the agency free … Continue reading

Thursday News: June 6, 2013

The Guardian reports that all Verizon phone records obtained by the company are shared with the National Security Administration, as confirmed by a secret court order which says the telecom is ordered to provide information on an “ongoing, daily basis.” Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the government will press ahead with their … Continue reading

Wednesday News: June 5, 2013

In Turkey, as anti-government protests continue, 25 people were detained in the city of Izmir for “spreading untrue information” via social media, according to Turkish media. Two people have died as a result of the clashes, which started in Istanbul over the government’s plans to destroy a park for the creation of a shopping mall. … Continue reading

Tuesday News: June 4, 2013

Unions in Turkey are staging a two-day strike starting today, in solidarity with anti-government protesters. Two people have died during the unrest and thousands more are injured in a popular uprising which has swept Turkey. Here is a reportback from protesters who seized land in San Francisco, in solidarity with Turkish protesters. Thousands of striking … Continue reading

Monday News: June 3, 2013

The trial of Private B. Manning, who downloaded and leaked hundreds of thousands of classified Army documents to Wikileaks from 2009 to 2010, is set to begin today. Manning faces 21 charges, the most serious of which is aiding the enemy, which carries the death penalty. While the Army says it will not pursue death … Continue reading