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#OccupyGezi

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For the past few days, Turkish residents have been filling their four biggest cities to riot and protest in anti-government demonstrations against the Turkish government. Many protestors have been violently abused and tortured by the Turkish police, but continue to grow in numbers day by day. This revolution WILL be televised, at least here at AfroMadu.

It all started at a park. A few demonstrators were standing up against a demolition for the construction of  shopping mall in that area when cops came into the park, sprayed tear gas and a water canon onto the PEACEFUL demonstrators and injured dozens.

This was not the problem.

Because the government and large corporations own the mainstream media in Turkey, news and radio channels FAILED to cover the stories of these innocent protestors.

Since when was it justifiable to injure people and forget about telling the public?

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This ticked many Turkish residents off and began these riots and the perspective cities.

While protestors are protesting, police officers still continue to use these tear gasses, water cannon, and now police dogs during these demonstrations. The Turkish governemnt is considering this 3-day protest a threat to the country and believe that protestors should leave the streets or pay the consequences.

Stay Strong Turkey.

 

More updates to come, AfroMadu has you covered. In the meantime, how do you feel about the Turkey protest? let us know in the comments below!

 

 

New Release! Neurotic Society -Lauryn Hill

The wait is over! After over a decade Ms. Lauryn Hill makes a come back with her new release “Neurotic Society”. The untempo beat wasn’t something I expected after the acoustic flow of her MTV unplugged No. 2.0 album released in ’02. But, it’s the perfect compliment to her speed rap; not to mention her bars speaks volumes to the times we are living in. The name speaks for itself, she discusses the poisons of society and levels of toxicity we are living in. From politics to psychology, she puts it all into perspective. She’s still got it and I must say she slays injustice with the blade of her poetics.