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Stop The Attacks On The People Of Turkey-SF/Berkeley Rallies Against Gov Repression-Privat
Rallies were held in San Francisco and Berkeley to protest the repressive attacks by the AKP Erdogan government in Turkey. Speakers called for the defense of the people of Turkey and for the removal of the US supported government.
Hundreds of people rallied in San Francisco on June 1, 2013 and Berkeley
on June 6, 2013 to protest the mass repression in Turkey of those opposed
to the destruction of Taksim Square and also the privatization and theocratic
policies and measures being imposed by the Erdogan AKP government.
Speakers and participants discussed the role of the US in the Middle East,
the repression of occupy in the US and the connection between the
privatization of the Turkey and privatization of education in the United States
at UC. They also discussed the attack on democratic rights including on
the internet by the government in order to control information.
Production of Labor Video Project http://www.laborvideo.org
In 1977 a US supported government killed 34 trade unions who were rallying on May Day. The government has sought to prevent workers from coming to the square every May Day.
Capitalism is destroying a major green area in Istanbul to turn it over to developers and a government funded mosque.
The US supported and funded police in Turkey have a brutal tradition of attacking workers, minorities, journalists and the people who march on May Day.