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  • Loyalists Spent Friday Night Fighting Police in Belfast

    Northern Ireland's loyalists are pissed off. On Friday night they injured more than 50 cops, who—after adopting slightly softer tactics earlier this year when policing the flag protests and the Belfast Twelfth—were out in force to monitor a republican...

  • Could the Turkish Uprising Be a Breakthrough for the Country's Kurds?

    The fallout from the protests in Turkey isn't all bad. Unthinkable only three weeks ago, the demonstrations have begun to unite Turkey's Kurds—both those in Istanbul and traveling there from the east of the country—with a broad cross-section of Turkish...

  • Istanbul Police Tear-Gassed a Memorial March This Weekend

    Check out photos of the latest acts of state aggression in Turkey. For now, neither side shows any sign of backing down. The violence seen over the weekend has done little but strengthen the resolve of both those opposed to Turkey’s current social and...

  • Dodging Water Cannons and Sound Bombs at Israel's Catastrophe Day

    I arrived in Jerusalem on Nakba Day. Nakba (a word that translates as "catastrophe") Day commemorates the 750,000 Palestinians who were forced from their homes when Israel became a state in 1948. I expected shit to get wild, but the speed with which...

  • Film Fans in Istanbul Are Fighting for Their Cinemas

    Tear gas and water cannons aren't going to distract Turkey's cinephiles.

  • The Greek Police Got to Use Their Shiny New Water Cannon

    Yet again, the familiar sight of Greeks fighting Greeks hit the news on Wednesday as protesters clashed with riot police in Athens. One hundred thousand protesters crammed into Syntagma Square on the second day of a 48-hour strike, coinciding with a...