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One Year After the Gezi Park Mass Protests! What is at Stake in Turkey Today?

PUBLIC FORUM


7:00pm
- 10:00pm
Tuesday June 24 2014

Venue: Joe's Cafe
Address: 1150 Commercial Drive
Cost: FREE
Accessibility: this space is wheelchair accessible

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In May 2013, mass protests in Turkey were sparked by the government plans to demolish Taksim Gezi Park and replace it with developments including a shopping mall. The protests quickly spread and gave voice to the growing opposition against the pro-imperialist Erdogan government, a close ally of the United States.

One year on anti-government protests are continuing throughout Turkey. Join this forum to discuss:

~ What are the demands of the protesters at Gezi Park and throughout Turkey?

~ Why have the Gezi Park protests become an ongoing struggle against Prime Minister Erdogan’s undemocratic policies?

~ How is the Turkish government aiding in imperialist wars and occupation?

~ What is the role of the social justice movement in Canada and abroad to support the protestors in Turkey?

 

Multimedia, Speakers & Discussion

 

Speakers:

> Erkan Gencol: Member of Vancouver Gezi Platform and Turkish community activist

> Efe Peker: Member of Vancouver Gezi Platform and Turkish community activist

> Asuman Gencol: Member of Vancouver Gezi Platform and Turkish community activist

> Ali Yerevani: Political editor, political analyst and long time social justice organizer

 

For poster click: http://www.firethistime.net/posters/2014/140624-Turkey-Forum.pdf

Join the facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1465641207014593/

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Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice (FTT)

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