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Home at last in Istanbul

Blog entry by Jen Maman | June 5, 2013

I have been living in Istanbul, in Taksim, for the last year and a half. This weekend I felt at home here for the first time. Against the tense backdrop and amidst the clouds of tear gas people are being exceptionally kind. A woman...

Gezi Park: A historic defence of democracy

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | June 15, 2013

"Find out just what people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong that will be imposed upon them." – Frederick Douglass, American ex-slave civil rights leader ============== The citizens of...

Assaulted for protecting olive trees

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | October 23, 2014

Villagers and activists were assaulted, handcuffed and hospitalized today while protecting olive trees at the site of a proposed coal plant in Turkey. The Kolin Group wants the olive trees cut down to make way for a new coal power...

Two tales of one village

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | October 15, 2015

A year ago this week, bulldozers from the coal company Kolin, under the cover of the night, invaded an olive grove in a small Turkish village and destroyed 6,000 trees to make space for a new coal fired power plant. That day in...

Suicidal Tuna Fisheries

Feature story | May 11, 2009 at 0:00

The Turkish government has set its own catch limit for the endangered Mediterranean bluefin tuna - in total disregard for internationally agreed quotas and scientific advice.

Coal shipment stopped in Turkey

Feature story | September 16, 2008 at 0:00

Four climbers from our ship the Rainbow Warrior were arrested yesterday, in Turkey, after they occupied a giant coal loading platform to prevent a delivery of coal to the giant Sugozo coal-fired power station, one of the largest emitters of...

Day of action on climate change

Feature story | December 11, 2007 at 23:46

As negotiators from 190 governments complete the first of two weeks of discussions on climate change, in Bali, people around the world took to the streets for a Global Day of Action, to raise their voices about the need for urgent action to avert...

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