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indonesia / philippines / australia / anarchist movement / interview Thursday January 29, 2015 08:52 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
Indonesia is a country of outstanding beauty and contrasting geography but beneath the glossy tourist broachers is a country ruled for decades by a brutal military dictatorship that suppressed internal opposition and independence movements resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people with the assistance of regional powers such as Australia and the US. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Saturday December 28, 2013 15:28 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
The recent BBC documentary 'Panorama: Britain's Secret Terror Force' may have once again put a spotlight on the extent of British state-sponsored terrorism in the North and the activities of its various shadowy forces; but the level of orchestration, impunity, collusion and cover up is yet to be truly uncovered. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Wednesday August 28, 2013 20:27 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
The eruption of conflict and intense rioting in Belfast over the last couple of months is a clear illustration that, no matter what lengths Stormont and the media circus go to to disguise the ugly reality of the ‘peace process’, the scars of the past and frequent eruption of sectarian conflict refuse to go away as political parties play the sectarian card to get one over on their rivals. read full story / add a comment
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indonesia / philippines / australia / anarchist movement / link to audio Thursday August 22, 2013 10:25 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
This post- Melbourne Anarchist bookfair conversation took place in the Melbourne Anarchist Club (MAC) which has a history stretching back to the 1890s. While visiting the premises which contains a library, meeting space and infoshop I caught up with Brendan and Ben two active members of the collective and Kieran from Anarchist Affinity which is seeking to build a similar organisation to the WSM, based on theoretical and tactical unity and collective responsibility. [ Português] read full story / add a comment
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indonésie / philippines / australie / migration / racisme / opinion / analyse Wednesday August 21, 2013 11:47 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
Un anarchiste irlandais vivant à Melbourne, en Australie, nous donne son point de vue sur le débat sur les ‘demandeurs et demanderesses d’asile’ dans la trame des élections qui viennent. Il soutient que les travailleurs et travailleuses d’Irlande devraient être solidaires avec les plus marginalisé-e-s et les plus dépossédé-e-s de notre société. Dans les mots d’un activiste autochtone : « Comme personnes qui connaissent ce que c’est d’être envahi-e-s par les boat-people, nous sommes en meilleure posture pour juger comment les boat-people actuel-le-s devraient être traité-e-s. Alors que les boat-people initiaux et initiales qui ont envahi notre pays étaient armé-e-s jusqu’aux dents et poussé-e-s vers la conquête, les demandeurs et demanderesses d’asile de 2012 sont sans armes et recherchent sanctuaire ». [English] read full story / add a comment
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indonesia / philippines / australia / migration / racism / opinion / analysis Tuesday August 20, 2013 21:19 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
An Irish anarchist living in Melbourne, Australia gives his perspective on the 'asylum seeker' debate there leading up to the forthcoming elections. He argues Irish workers should be standing in solidarity with the most marginalised and dispossesed in our society. In the words of one Aboriginal activist; ' “As people who know what it’s like to be invaded by boat people we are in a better position to judge how the current boat people should be treated. Where the original boat people who took our country were armed to the teeth and bent on conquest, asylum seekers in 2012 are unarmed and seeking sanctuary." [Français] read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Friday June 21, 2013 10:38 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
At the post G8 press conference, PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggot claimed the G8 summit in Enniskillen was the "most peaceful and stable" in its history. The G8 gangsters may have left dazzled and wined by our local political class but beneath the media spin and smokescreen lies the ugly reality of a new Northern Ireland of one rule for the rich and powerful while the rest of us must accept our place in the ladder, or face the consequences. We only need to look no further than the selective internment of Marion Price and others. read full story / add a comment
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indonesia / philippines / australia / workplace struggles / link to audio Saturday June 01, 2013 14:27 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
An Irish emigrant to Australia and WSM supporter gives his story about working on building sites, unions and audio conversation with IWW. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Tuesday May 28, 2013 19:34 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
The media charm offensive has began as our local corrupt political class roll out the the red carpet to the notorious gang of eight, dealers of austerity, state terror and imperialism. The beautiful, tranquil lakes of Fermanagh will be turned into a "ring of steel" with security fencing extending for miles, protected by an army of professional thugs and watchtowers to keep the rest of us plebs at bay. read full story / add a comment
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balkans region / history of anarchism / link to audio Thursday May 23, 2013 08:32 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image   audio 1 audio file
Jura Books in Sydney recently hosted "Anarchism in Bulgaria as I see it" by the 88-year-old exiled anarchist Jack Grancharoff. Around a dozen people listened intensely to Jack as he described his upbringing and his involvement read full story / add a comment
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grecia / turchia / cipro / movimento anarchico / intervista Tuesday January 22, 2013 17:18 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
Lo scorso weekend in una delle più ampie dimostrazioni di forza dell'ultimo decennio, migliaia di anarchici hanno manifestato contro lo sgombero violento degli squats di Villa Amalias, di Skaramagka e di Patision Streets ad Atene ed anche contro il clima molto pesante di repressione che la polizia e lo Stato hanno sviluppato nel paese degli ultimi mesi. Qui sotto l'intervista con uno dei più numerosi gruppi anarchici greci - il Movimento Anti-Autoritario (AK) sull'attuale fase politica e sociale in Grecia, sulla minaccia rappresentata dall'estrema destra e naturalmente sull'intervento del movimento anarchico. [English] read full story / add a comment
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greece / turkey / cyprus / anarchist movement / interview Monday January 21, 2013 20:03 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
Last weekend in the largest show of strength in over a decade thousands of anarchists marched to protest against the violent eviction of the squats of Villa Amalias and Skaramagka and Patision Streets in Athens and also the very repressive climate that police and the State have created in the last months in Greece.
Below is an interview with one of the largest anarchist groups in Greece - the Anti-Authoritarian Movement (AK) in relation to the present political and social climate in Greece, the threat posed by the far-right and of course the work of the anarchist movement. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / imperialism / war / feature Wednesday January 09, 2013 03:14 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
The continuing opposition by loyalists to the decision by Belfast city council to limit the flying of the Union Jack (bringing it into line with other council chambers) is a product of a deeply sectarian colonial settlement that smothers the importance of class. The disturbances were pretty predicable in the context of summer riots over parading, intra-unionist rivalry and rising anger in traditional protestant working class communities over shortage of jobs, housing and perceived gains made by the ‘nationalist’ community. The mass inflammatory leafleting by unionist parties in the days leading up to the council vote served to heighten fears in a constituency which is easily inflamed and mobilised in defence of the realm. This is not the cause of the disturbances; but the logical conclusion of capitalist decay and opportunist politicians battling for the hearts and minds of protestant working class communities- disenchanted and disillusioned with the peace dividends promised over 10 years ago. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Wednesday December 19, 2012 18:42 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
The publishing of the De Silva’s report into the murder of Pat Finucane may have exposed a bit of dirt from under the carpet of the British states secret war in Ireland but the scars and flames of the past have not gone away - they continue to shape policing in the 21st century. As Geraldine Finucane articulated, ’’The dirt has been swept under the carpet without any serious attempt to lift the lid on what really happened to Pat and so many others.’’ read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Thursday September 13, 2012 15:36 by Sean Matthews
People in deprived areas in Northern Ireland are three times more likely to take their lives. Health minister Edwin Poots said, ‘Unemployment rates in deprived areas further affect people and this is a major concern. Studies indicate that a 1% increase in unemployment is met with a corresponding 0.79% increase in suicide. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / imperialism / war / review Wednesday August 22, 2012 15:30 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
As someone who moved from Irish republican socialism to anarchism, Kevin Bean offers a convincing and fascinating insight into the journey and demise of radical republicanism in Ireland. It demolishes the ‘sell-out’ narrative promoted by some quarters of disaffected republicanism by diligently exploring the rapid transformation of the Provisional movement from a counter-insurgency to an active partner in governing the state it now eagerly upholds. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / interview Saturday August 18, 2012 21:06 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
In April this year over 100 bus drivers took successful wildcat action bringing Belfast city centre to a standstill in solidarity with a work colleague who was wrongly suspended by management without using the proper procedures. Independent Workers Union and WSM member Sean Matthews speaks to one anonymous driver from Translink about the action taken, wider working conditions and the possibility of solidarity and resistance in the future. read full story / add a comment
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Ιβηρική / Αναρχική Ιστορία / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Thursday August 02, 2012 20:20 by Sean Matthews - WSM   image 1 image
Αυτή η χρονιά σηματοδοτεί την 76 επέτειο του «Ισπανικού Εμφυλίου Πολέμου», που είναι μία από τις πιο παρεξηγημένες συγκρούσεις του 20ού αιώνα. Για μερικούς, ιδίως εκείνους που μένουν προσκολημμένοι σε μια παραδοσιακή άποψη της ιστορίας, ο πόλεμος ήταν μόνο μεταξύ των δυνάμεων του φασισμού και εκείνων που υπεράσπιζαν τη δημοκρατικά εκλεγμένη κυβέρνηση των Ρεπουμπλικάνων. read full story / add a comment
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iberia / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Sunday July 29, 2012 15:18 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
This year marks the 76 anniversary of the ‘Spanish Civil War’ which is one of the most mis-understood conflicts in the 20th century. For some particular those wedded to a traditional view of history the war was merely between the forces of fascism and those committed to defending the democratically elected Republican Government. It is also this time of year when we will be greeted with a range of lectures and talks organised by the Communist Party inspired International Brigades Commemoration Committee across Ireland which deliberately distorts the reality of the 'civil war'. However, for anarchists nothing could be further from the truth. The social revolutionary upheaval was not just a battle against fascism but a new society in the making-libertarian communism. read full story / add a comment
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internazionale / lotte sindacali / opinione / analisi Wednesday June 13, 2012 18:17 by Sean Matthews   text 1 comment (last - thursday june 14, 2012 01:25)   image 2 images
Le cooperative di lavoratori sono sempre state sostenute da settori della sinistra e del più ampio movimento operaio - a partire dalla loro difesa nel XIX secolo da parte del riformatore sociale e socialista utopista gallese Robert Owens nonché da parte di Proudhon fino al loro costituirsi in vari paesi a capitalismo di stato come Cuba. Se da un lato le cooperative ci danno un piccolo esempio della realizzazione delle idee anarchiche basate sull'autogestione, sulla democrazia diretta e sul mutuo appoggio, dall'altro non dovremmo chiudere gli occhi di fronte alle loro contraddizioni ed interrogarci sulla loro efficacia in una strategia per una vera trasformazione rivoluzionaria. [English] read full story / add a comment
Employees at the Zarfati Garage in Mishur Adumim vote to strike on July 22, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Ma’an workers union)

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leonduarte.jpg imageUruguay: 40 Años, León Duarte, presente 19:13 Fri 22 Jul by AGRUPACIÓN “LA HUELLA” / LISTA 5 0 comments

13 de julio de 1976, León “Loco” Duarte

13 de julio de 1985, Washington “Perro” Pérez

spainbarricade2.jpg image80 χρόνια κοινωνική ε... 17:42 Fri 22 Jul by Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε 0 comments

Γιατί η ιστορία του ανθρώπου δεν έχει τέλος, είναι η ιστορία της ελευθερίας. Και μέσα σε αυτήν, οι άξεστοι εργάτες και οι ξωμάχοι αγρότες της Καταλονίας, της Αραγονίας, των Αστουριών, υπήρξαν οι πρώτοι αληθινοί ενήλικες ανάμεσά μας: Χωρίς θεό και χωρίς αφέντη.

cny5szixeaatnwy.jpg imageΣτα στρατόπεδα Παρ&#... 18:03 Thu 21 Jul by «δυσήνιος ίππος» 0 comments

Την Τετάρτη 20 Ιούλη διαδηλώσαμε μαζί με συντρόφους και συντρόφισσες από την Ελλάδα και πολλές χώρες της Ευρώπης στα κέντρα κράτησης μεταναστών και προσφύγων στο Παρανέστι Δράμας και στην Ξάνθη. Στο στρατόπεδο συγκέντρωσης στο Παρανέστι, ισχυρές αστυνομικές δυνάμεις είχαν αποκλείσει κάθε πρόσβαση προς το χώρο και μόνο ένας μικρός αριθμός διαδηλωτών κατάφερε να μπει στο χώρο και να έρθει σε επικοινωνία με τους πρόσφυγες και τους μετανάστες, οι οποίοι μετέφεραν πως αντιμετωπίζουν πολλά προβλήματα σίτισης και ιατρικής περίθαλψης.

578591f8baa1d.jpeg imageA mes y medio del paro camionero: ¡La lucha viva en las carreteras! 10:22 Thu 21 Jul by Steven Crux 0 comments

Se completa cerca de 44 días de, quizás, el paro más largo y radical que ha vivido el gobierno Santos. Las noticias se llenan de disturbios, llantas quemadas, autos estrellados, intervenciones policiales, la subida de los precios de la canasta familiar y de discursos presidenciales, por supuesto, acompañando al gobernante de la nación siempre los altos comandantes de la policía y el Ejército.

rocinante.jpg imageΝα απαλλάξουμε την &... 04:57 Thu 21 Jul by Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε 0 comments

Να απαλλάξουμε την ανθρωπότητα από τη δολοφονική μηχανή των κρατών, των θρησκειών και του Κεφαλαίου. Να αναδείξουμε την τρυφερότητα της ελευθερίας και της αλληλεγγύης.

turkey_coup_2737355_1.jpg imageDarbe Devlettir, Devrim Özgürlük! 05:54 Wed 20 Jul by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet 0 comments

1980 darbesinden bu yana, bu topraklardaki devlet varlığının kaçınılmaz bir siyasi gerçeği olan darbe, 36 yıl sonra 15 Temmuz’unu 16’sına bağlayan gece vuku buldu. İstanbul ve Ankara merkezli gerçekleşen askeri hareketlilikte pek çok devlet binası bir süreliğine bloke edildi. Ankara’da savaş uçaklarının havalanması ve İstanbul’da köprülerin askerler tarafından trafiğe kapatılmasıyla başlayan darbe, Genelkurmay Başkanı’nın rehin alınması, sokaklarda tank ve silah seslerinin yükselmesiyle devam etti. MİT Müsteşarlığı binasından TBMM’ye birçok devlet binası F16’lar ve helikopterlerle vuruldu; pek çok yerde asker ve polis arasında silahlı çatışmalar yaşandı. Bu gelişmeleri izleyen süreçte devlet televizyonunun yayını kesilerek canlı yayında “Yurtta Sulh Konseyi” imzası taşıyan darbe bildirisi okundu. “5 saatlik darbe” sona erdiğinde yüz üzerinde asker, 80 üzerinde polis ve 80 üzerinde darbe karşıtı protestocu öldü. Aralarında çok sayıda yüksek rütbeli komutanın bulunduğu 2839 asker gözaltına alındı.

turkey_coup_2737355.jpg imageCoup is the State, Revolution is Liberty! 05:41 Wed 20 Jul by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet 0 comments

The coup, which has been an inevitable reality of the state presence in this geography since the military coup of 1980, arose after 36 years, on the night of July 15. Many state buildings were blocked for a few hours during the military mobilisation based in Istanbul and Ankara. The coup started with flypast of fighter jets in Ankara and blocking of bridges in Istanbul by soldiers, and continued with taking hostage of chief of general staff and tank noise and gun shots in the streets. Many state buildings were shot by F16s and helicopters including the parliament building and the headquarters of National Intelligence Organisation; There were clash of arms in many places between soldiers and police. Following the events, national state television broadcast was cut and the coup declaration signed 'Peace at Home Council'' was read. When the ''5 Hour Coup'' ended, more than one hundred soldiers, more than eighty police officers and more than eighty anti-coup protesters died. 2839 soldiers, among them many high ranked ones, were taken into custody.

13734764_548758241978847_977224745_n.jpg imageSantiago de Chile: Marcha Multisectorial-Territorial en la Zona Norte 06:50 Tue 19 Jul by Camila Jiménez 0 comments

Los y las integrantes de sindicatos, organizaciones estudiantiles, territoriales y de pobladoras y pobladores de la zona norte se reunieron esta tarde frente a la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Chile con motivo de la jornada de protesta por la educación.

fotomarcha.jpg imageA marchar este lunes 25 de julio: De la soberanía del cuerpo a la soberanía del pueblo 06:46 Tue 19 Jul by Solidaridad-FCL Valparaíso 0 comments

El aborto ha sido una práctica cultural milenaria realizada a lo largo de la historia entre, por y para mujeres de modo soberano y con autonomía de cualquier autoridad. En el caso de Chile es importante recordar que ya en 1931 el aborto terapéutico como derecho social se encontraba regulado, para luego ser arrebatado en 1975 y ratificada dicha prohibición en 1989 por la dictadura cívico-militar, perpetuando el carácter restringido y autoritario de la actual supuesta democracia.

cordonnorte.jpg image[Chile] Declaración Inter Cordones por toma de sedes de partidos del bloque en el poder 06:42 Tue 19 Jul by Inter Cordones 0 comments

Hoy, los estudiantes de distintas casas de estudios y liceos que nos agrupamos en los cordones territoriales Centro, Bellavista, Norte, Macul y Sur, quienes nos coordinamos en la asamblea Inter-Cordones, realizamos la toma de las sedes de la DC, el PS y el PPD. Denunciamos a todos los partidos de la derecha y la Nueva Mayoría, sin dejar afuera al Partido Comunista y su rol desarticulador del movimiento social. Este es un acto político de protesta, exigiendo el retiro a la reforma de la educación superior, que no responde a las demandas del movimiento estudiantil y promueve el mercado en la educación.

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imageAlgunas reflexiones en torno al “mayo chilote” Jul 22 by Derek Ángulo 0 comments

Durante enero de este año la llegada de la marea roja desató una serie de movilizaciones en la Región de Los Lagos. Esta era la causa principal presentada por el gobierno para la crisis socioambiental que azotaba la región, silenciando las consecuencias de la depredación de las empresas salmoneras en la zona. Una salmonera había vertido el día 9 de mayo, 9 toneladas de desperdicios a 17 millas de la costa de Ancud, con la aprobación de Directemar y Sernapesca. Pero este no era un hecho aislado, ya habían pasado 40 años de industria salmonera en el territorio.

imageSpagna 1936 - le collettività Jul 20 by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

dal libro di Gaston Leval, "Né Franco né Stalin : le collettività anarchiche spagnole nella lotta contro Franco e la reazione staliniana" Istituto Editoriale Italiano, 1952

textIrriducibilità al capitalismo significa lavorare in termini di partecipazione Jul 20 by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

post-fazione al libro "Biologico, collettivo, solidale: Dalla filiera agricola alle azioni mutualistiche, il modello partecipativo della Cooperativa Iris" di Monia Andreani, ed.Altreconomia 2016

imageLe coup d'État raté, un "don de Dieu" pour exacerber la dérive autoritaire en Turquie Jul 18 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

La tentative de coup d'État, mal ficelée et ratée, a été décrite par le président turc Erdoğan "comme un don de Dieu". Certains sont mêmes allés jusqu'à dire que le président turc avait finalement eu son "incendie du Reichstag", qu'il va utiliser comme un prétexte parfait pour continuer à imposer son projet autoritaire et réduire au silence les voix critiques dans le pays comme à l'étranger.

textControriforme e conservazione Jul 17 by Lucio Garofalo 0 comments

Una volta ero convinto che la scuola pubblica italiana fosse un ambiente impermeabile e refrattario alle novità (intese qui in un'accezione deteriore), una categoria sociale restia e diffidente rispetto alle "rivoluzioni di destra" imposte dal capitalismo. Mi sbagliavo clamorosamente...

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imageUruguay: 40 Años, León Duarte, presente Jul 22 LISTA UNITARIA 5-1930 / FUECYS 0 comments

13 de julio de 1976, León “Loco” Duarte

13 de julio de 1985, Washington “Perro” Pérez

image80 χρόνια κοινωνική ε... Jul 22 0 comments

Γιατί η ιστορία του ανθρώπου δεν έχει τέλος, είναι η ιστορία της ελευθερίας. Και μέσα σε αυτήν, οι άξεστοι εργάτες και οι ξωμάχοι αγρότες της Καταλονίας, της Αραγονίας, των Αστουριών, υπήρξαν οι πρώτοι αληθινοί ενήλικες ανάμεσά μας: Χωρίς θεό και χωρίς αφέντη.

imageΝα απαλλάξουμε την &... Jul 21 0 comments

Να απαλλάξουμε την ανθρωπότητα από τη δολοφονική μηχανή των κρατών, των θρησκειών και του Κεφαλαίου. Να αναδείξουμε την τρυφερότητα της ελευθερίας και της αλληλεγγύης.

imageDarbe Devlettir, Devrim Özgürlük! Jul 20 DAF 0 comments

1980 darbesinden bu yana, bu topraklardaki devlet varlığının kaçınılmaz bir siyasi gerçeği olan darbe, 36 yıl sonra 15 Temmuz’unu 16’sına bağlayan gece vuku buldu. İstanbul ve Ankara merkezli gerçekleşen askeri hareketlilikte pek çok devlet binası bir süreliğine bloke edildi. Ankara’da savaş uçaklarının havalanması ve İstanbul’da köprülerin askerler tarafından trafiğe kapatılmasıyla başlayan darbe, Genelkurmay Başkanı’nın rehin alınması, sokaklarda tank ve silah seslerinin yükselmesiyle devam etti. MİT Müsteşarlığı binasından TBMM’ye birçok devlet binası F16’lar ve helikopterlerle vuruldu; pek çok yerde asker ve polis arasında silahlı çatışmalar yaşandı. Bu gelişmeleri izleyen süreçte devlet televizyonunun yayını kesilerek canlı yayında “Yurtta Sulh Konseyi” imzası taşıyan darbe bildirisi okundu. “5 saatlik darbe” sona erdiğinde yüz üzerinde asker, 80 üzerinde polis ve 80 üzerinde darbe karşıtı protestocu öldü. Aralarında çok sayıda yüksek rütbeli komutanın bulunduğu 2839 asker gözaltına alındı.

imageCoup is the State, Revolution is Liberty! Jul 20 DAF 0 comments

The coup, which has been an inevitable reality of the state presence in this geography since the military coup of 1980, arose after 36 years, on the night of July 15. Many state buildings were blocked for a few hours during the military mobilisation based in Istanbul and Ankara. The coup started with flypast of fighter jets in Ankara and blocking of bridges in Istanbul by soldiers, and continued with taking hostage of chief of general staff and tank noise and gun shots in the streets. Many state buildings were shot by F16s and helicopters including the parliament building and the headquarters of National Intelligence Organisation; There were clash of arms in many places between soldiers and police. Following the events, national state television broadcast was cut and the coup declaration signed 'Peace at Home Council'' was read. When the ''5 Hour Coup'' ended, more than one hundred soldiers, more than eighty police officers and more than eighty anti-coup protesters died. 2839 soldiers, among them many high ranked ones, were taken into custody.

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