Τουρκία, 6η μέρα: Η ώρα των συνδικάτων, αλλά η καταστολή εντείνεται

Σε αντίθεση με χτες, σήμερα το συνδικάτο των δημοσίων υπαλλήλων KESK και το DISK έκαναν αισθητή την παρουσία τους παντού. Υπάρχουν πληροφορίες ότι ετοιμάζεται γενική απεργία στην οποία θα συμμετέχουν όλα τα συνδικάτα. Οι μπάτσοι όμως δεν καταλαβαίνουν από συνδικάτα και λοιπά κατάλοιπα του παρελθόντος και έκαναν και σήμερα τη δουλειά τους. Επίσης σήμερα ανακοινώθηκε επίσημα η ύπαρξη του 3ου νεκρού του Ethem Sarısülük μετά τον Abdullah Cömert και τον Mehmet Ayvalıtaş (υπάρχουν και πολλοί τραυματίες που είναι σε κρίσιμη κατάσταση). Λίγο μετά τις 7 το απόγευμα στην Άγκυρα ξεκίνησε η επίθεση της αστυνομίας:

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Από την ξαφνική επίθεση τραυματίστηκαν αρκετοί άνθρωποι και βέβαια ξεκίνησαν οι συγκρούσεις. Οι συγκρούσεις γίνονται ολοένα και πιο σκληρές και σύμφωνα με αναφορές δημοσιογράφων πετάνε δακρυγόνα μέσα στα σπίτια, σπάνε τα παράθυρα, πέφτουν στα μπαλκόνια.

Στην Αντάκυα μια αριστερή οργάνωση κάλεσε σε διαμαρτυρία με ρεσώ για τη δολοφονία του Abdullah Cömert (αδελφή οργάνωση της ΔΗΜΑΡ;).

Στο Rize (γενέτειρα του Ερντογάν) την έπεσε το φασισταριό που τον υποστηρίζει  Ερντογάν σε κόσμο με παλούκια και μαχαίρια και στη συνέχεια χτύπησαν ξανά τους τραυματίες την ώρα που προσπαθούσαν να τους πάρουν με ασθενοφόρα (τουλάχιστον 18 τραυματίες). Έχουν κλείσει κόσμο μέσα σε ένα κτίριο, οι απειλές του Ερντογάν είτε ως σχέδιο είτε αυθόρμητα αρχίζουν και παίρνουν σάρκα και οστά.

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Στο Dersim  η καταστολή με αύρες και δακρυγόνα είναι αντίστοιχη με τη χθεσινή, ο κόσμος πετροβολάει τις αύρες.

Εντωμεταξύ όπου δεν υπάρχει αστυνομία, ο κόσμος χορεύει ή χαίρεται τη συνύπαρξη του έξω από το σπίτι του. Στην Αντάλυα:

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Στο πάρκο Gezi:

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Όλα αυτά βέβαια γίνονται μόνο επειδή η αστυνομία δεν μπορεί να βρίσκεται παντού και επιλέγει η ίδια που θα γίνει η εδαφικοποίηση του κινήματος. Ο πρόεδρος της Τουρκίας, δήλωσε αυτό που μάλλον εύχεται, ότι τα γεγονότα δεν είναι Τουρκική Άνοιξη αλλά occupy wall street, μόνο που δυστυχώς γι’αυτον εδώ το πράγμα δεν έχει μείνει στην κατάληψη ενός πάρκου από ακτιβιστές αλλά έχει μπάχαλα σε ολόκληρη τη χώρα. Εντωμεταξύ το πρωί συναντήθηκε o αναπληρωτής του Ερντογάν με “διαδηλωτές” οι οποίοι του παρέδωσαν τα αιτήματα που μπορείς να διαβάσεις στα ελληνικά εδώ

Στο ακόλουθο βίντεο φαίνεται ότι τα αιτήματα αυτά δεν έχουν νόημα:

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Ακολυθεί μια αναφορά από συμμετέχοντα στα γεγονότα (στα αγγλικά):

Here’s a few notes about what’s been going on.

The movement is very heterogenous, with a previously apolitical majority. Mostly young proletarians but there are many lumpen and petty-bourgeois elements and a variety of different, not very clearly defined tendencies. Very widespread, lots of people are very excited. In Istanbul, over a milion – perhaps even two million – demonstrators overwhelmed the police and took over Taksim square. Clashes continue in Besiktas. In Ankara violent clashes have been occuring over the demonstrators intent to occupy Kizilay square and march on the parliament. The police have shot a demonstrator with a real gun a few days ago, and he’s expected to die. The number of total people demonstrating in and around Kizilay is reported to be over 100,000. There’s been deaths in Antakya and Istanbul as well. There are demonstrations going on in more than 65 cities of the 81.

Reports of vigilante youth from country areas joining the police in attacks against demonstrators are false. There is a lot of disinformation spreading on the social media. It’s mostly been the police who has attacked the demonstrators wearing civillian clothes. Aside from them, fifty members of the Alperen Organization (a bloodthirsty fascist group with state connections, formed by the former chief of the armed wing of the grey-wolves) were reported to have gathered and chanted slogans defending the police, and it was rumored that some members of AK Youth also clashed with the demonstrators, but in any case these are tiny groups. Many who’ve been supporting the AKP government previously are involved in the movement as well.

Calls for a general strike have been spreading on facebook, twitter and all. University teachers have gone on strike in Istanbul and Ankara, and also in Ankara several hospitals have gone out basically, declaring that they will only deal with emergencies and the demonstrators at the beginning of the week. Yesterday night, workers in several working-class neighborhoods in Istanbul have taken to the streets, shouting general strike, general resistance.

Today, KESK, the leftist public workers union went out on a two days strike: comrades reported that the strike wasn’t effective yet is expected to be powerful tomorrow. DISK, TTB and TMMOB (the leftist private sector workers union, the doctors union and the engineers and architects union) will also be going on strike tomorow. The opposition within Turk-Is, the main private sector trade-union in Turkey, have declared that they will be going to work late, slowing work, demonstrating before going to work or afterwars, reading leaflets or striking. My estimate is that a total of half a million will be striking tomorrow. Additionally, the workers of a mine in Zonguldak have also went on strike.

Tomorrow is the critical day for the movement, we’ll see what happens.

και απόσπασμα από ενδιαφέρον άρθρο από το περιοδικό the nation:

The uprising was quickly cast as a revolt against Islamism largely because of media sensationalism around Erdogan’s recent restrictions on the sale of alcohol. But the response to the alcohol regulations needs to be viewed in the light of the Turkish people’s cry for self-determination. Erdogan himself has said that he does not oppose Turkish citizens drinking in their own homes; it is only the public consumption of alcohol that he finds problematic.

“The recent alcohol regulation is just one of the many things demonstrators are reacting to,” according to Ince. “Conservatives who supported the AKP are also among protesters. So it would be missing the bigger picture to assume the Gezi Park protest is a battle between seculars and conservative Muslims.”

To wit, the fact that pious Muslims are taking part in the uprising demolishes Erdogan’s boast that he could bring half the country out into the streets if he wanted. In particular, groups such as Revolutionary Muslims and Anticapitalist Muslims that blend Islamic thought with leftist politics have been active participants thus far.

This fact highlights the most remarkable aspect of the movement: its coalitional nature and broad appeal. Within the space of the demonstrations, many of the traditional barriers in Turkish society no longer seem to apply. People chant slogans in Kurdish and wave LGBT rainbow flags as expressions of their individual identities.

The desire for freedom of expression and protest comes from the protesters’ collective belief that democracy extends beyond the ballot box.

But the streets themselves are far from any utopia. Although for the most part different sectors of Turkish society have been able to co-exist peacefully at rallies, that is not always the case.

Emre Sahin, a young Kurdish activist told The Nation about one incident in which demonstrators turned on each other. While Sahin was marching in the bloc of the pro-Kurdish rights Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), some members of group carrying Turkish flags began throwing stones at the BDP bloc.

“BDP youngsters were provoked and responded the same way,” Sahin said.

Shortly thereafter, older members of each group brought the violence to a halt. But the message was clear: Kurds are welcome to protest, so long as they don’t protest for Kurdish rights.

What remains to be seen now is how this movement continues to evolve. Kemalists— secular-nationalist ideology inspired by and named for Atatürk—like the ones who throw stones at Kurds would certainly welcome military intervention, even at the expense of democracy. So the protests can either remain open to and accepting of all, or they can induce a refrain of Turkey’s hardline secular and nationalistic past.

Read more: http://www.thenation.com/article/174677/turkish-protests-are-about-democracy-not-religion#ixzz2VNQ4DhG4

 

 

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