Sixth Statement on Uprisings in Turkey (2013)

2011-Present, Alternative Spaces, Authority, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Occupation, Privatization, Self Institution, Tactics of Disruption, The Bourgeoisie, Urban Spaces

This statement, made by the Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF – Revolutionary Anarchist Action) describes occupations and uprisings in Turkey, including Gezi Park. It is an account of actions, motivations, and violence faced, and future hopes.

“It is time to raise the curtain before the eyes. This is a revolt. It is the reaction of people against state terrorism, police violence, and capitalist exploitation. This is the end of legitimacy of the new state power that had gained the love of other states, international institutions and global corporations…

Forty hours became forty years, the square became the world for us. This was the freedom of revolt.”

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