#Turkey #Mardin A panel on homosexuality has been canceled by Mardin Artuklu University (MAU) in southeastern Turkey after a media outlet close to Hizbullah described the event as “immoral.” The İlke Haber Ajansı (İLKHA) not only condemned the event, but also targeted its organizer, academic Levent Şentürk. However, İLKHA stated that the cancellation was not enough and said Şentürk should leave the city, also calling on him to prove that he is not homosexual. The conference, which was set to be held on April 17, was also slammed by İLKHA for coinciding with Turkey’s official Holy Birth Week, dedicated to the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. Following the incident, 12 academics from the MAU issued a statement saying academic events should not be prevented by hate speech, slander or alienation. “Our scientific events never insult any kind of beliefs, ethnicities, languages, religions, or lifestyles. They do not humiliate any group of people or their values. Despite this, as we saw with the latest incident, we are targeted, insulted and threatened. No one at this institution deserves such treatment,” the statement said.  Reported: İsmail Saymaz (Radikal) Translated: Hürriyet Daily News

#Turkey #Mardin

A panel on homosexuality has been canceled by Mardin Artuklu University (MAU) in southeastern Turkey after a media outlet close to Hizbullah described the event as “immoral.”

The İlke Haber Ajansı (İLKHA) not only condemned the event, but also targeted its organizer, academic Levent Şentürk.

However, İLKHA stated that the cancellation was not enough and said Şentürk should leave the city, also calling on him to prove that he is not homosexual.

The conference, which was set to be held on April 17, was also slammed by İLKHA for coinciding with Turkey’s official Holy Birth Week, dedicated to the birth of the Prophet Muhammad.

Following the incident, 12 academics from the MAU issued a statement saying academic events should not be prevented by hate speech, slander or alienation.

“Our scientific events never insult any kind of beliefs, ethnicities, languages, religions, or lifestyles. They do not humiliate any group of people or their values. Despite this, as we saw with the latest incident, we are targeted, insulted and threatened. No one at this institution deserves such treatment,” the statement said.

Reported: İsmail Saymaz (Radikal)
Translated: Hürriyet Daily News

Anonymous Artist Harsen, Puts a Name on the Face of US Drone Strikes. ‘Collateral Victims’

An anonymous artist known as Harsen has produced a very powerful depiction of the terror caused by US. drone strikes entitled “Collateral Victims”. US. President Obama’s portrait is made with names and ages of children who have been killed by US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan.

Along with the image an amazing video shot (with a smartphone) and edited by the artist themself. “Collateral Victims” is a short clip showing step by step, the work done by the artist to paint “Collateral Victims” the canvas.

http://revolution-news.com/anonymous-artist-harsen-puts-name-face-us-drone-strikes-collateral-victims/

Wuppertal, Germany – Connecting struggles: The city belongs to us all!

“As reported earlier there is growing resistance against several construction projects in the city of Wuppertal, Germany. The city council rejected 13.000 signatures for a referendum about the construction site “Döpperberg,” although according to state law only 11.000 signatures were needed. There is also growing resistance against other construction sites, like the new Ikea project and a project at Gathe – Markomannen street. The last project is a direct threat for the Autnomous center in Wuppertal. Activists are now trying to connect all these struggles to develop a coalition of resistance. They have put out a call for people to take the streets on May 1: “The city belongs to us all! Out to Autonomous May 1st!” The Mayday mobilisation will also be the start of the “AZ (Autonomous Center, editor) will stay at Gathe!” campaign.”

Read more at:
http://revolution-news.com/wuppertal-germany-connecting-struggles-the-city-belongs-to-us-all/

U.S. Military Veteran Emily Yates, Violently Arrest for Standing in the Shade Emily Yates -I used to think that as a veteran of the U.S. military, I was safe, at least while in America, from being brutally arrested with no warning, thrown into a tiny cell by myself for three days, and then charged by my own government with assaulting the very officers who had dragged me around by my wrists and ankles.Please Watch this video and share this widely.http://revolution-news.com/help-u-s-military-veteran-emily-yates-violently-arrest-standing-shade/

U.S. Military Veteran Emily Yates, Violently Arrest for Standing in the Shade 

Emily Yates -I used to think that as a veteran of the U.S. military, I was safe, at least while in America, from being brutally arrested with no warning, thrown into a tiny cell by myself for three days, and then charged by my own government with assaulting the very officers who had dragged me around by my wrists and ankles.

Please Watch this video and share this widely.
http://revolution-news.com/help-u-s-military-veteran-emily-yates-violently-arrest-standing-shade/

Dozens Arrested Protesting #FIFA’s World Cup, Police Brutality Continues Despite Rising Death Toll

http://revolution-news.com/dozens-arrested-protesting-fifas-world-cup-police-brutality-continues-despite-rising-death-toll/ #telerjresiste #naovaitercopa

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