Tag Archive: Police violence

Dec 03

Checklist for activists

This is a quick checklist for activists in Paris for COP-21 mobilizations. It is not an activist toolkit, nor a legal briefing. It is a mere checklist. It sure is incomplete, and we have more detailed information below. Tear gas Cover your mouth and nose. Its effect is short (at most 5-10 minutes), if you …

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Jun 08

How I was tortured on May Day – Umur Ozan

I am one of many who got detained on May Day in Beşiktaş, Istanbul. I wrote this text because I think everyone (and not only my family and friends) should know that what we experienced was unlawful. May Day was not a holiday in the advertising agency I work. Early in the morning I left my …

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Nov 03

What is going on in METU, Ankara?

The METU Forest The Middle East Technical University (METU) was founded in 1956 in an area of 4500 hectares. This huge region was said to consist of swamps and have a soil like white powder. The forestations were launched on 1961, when students, academics, Ankara citizens as well as some politicians participated in the festivals. …

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Sep 12

What’s in the menu for your uprising: Chemical weapons and effects of tear gas – Çağrı Mert Bakırcı

Riot control methods: What’s in your riot’s menu? How to deal with them? – Çağrı Mert Bakırcı part 4. The Turkish original of this article, “İsyan Kontrolünde Kullanılan Yöntemler ve Biyolojik Etkileri”, signed Çağrı Mert Bakırcı, was published on June 16th, 2013 in Evrim Ağacı.org. The content of the article is as follows: Introduction, The …

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Sep 09

What’s in the menu for your uprising: Scent-based weapons, Pepper gas, Tear gas – Çağrı Mert Bakırcı

Riot control methods: What’s in your riot’s menu? How to deal with them? – Çağrı Mert Bakırcı part 3. The Turkish original of this article, “İsyan Kontrolünde Kullanılan Yöntemler ve Biyolojik Etkileri”, signed Çağrı Mert Bakırcı, was published on June 16th, 2013 in Evrim Ağacı.org. The content of the article is as follows: Introduction, The …

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Sep 03

What’s in the menu for your uprising: Water cannons and other armed vehicles – Çağrı Mert Bakırcı

Riot control methods: What’s in your riot’s menu? How to deal with them? – Çağrı Mert Bakırcı part 2. The Turkish original of this article, “İsyan Kontrolünde Kullanılan Yöntemler ve Biyolojik Etkileri”, signed Çağrı Mert Bakırcı, was published on June 16th, 2013 in Evrim Ağacı.org. The content of the article is as follows: Introduction, The …

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Aug 28

What’s in the menu for your uprising: Baton, Pressurized Water – Çağrı Mert Bakırcı

Riot control methods: What’s in your riot’s menu? How to deal with them? – Çağrı Mert Bakırcı part 1. The Turkish original of this article, “İsyan Kontrolünde Kullanılan Yöntemler ve Biyolojik Etkileri”, signed Çağrı Mert Bakırcı, was published on June 16th, 2013 in Evrim Ağacı.org. The content of the article is as follows: Introduction, The …

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May 16

A “Street” Guide for Protesters

The following text is a free translation of “Bir Eylemci İçin Sokak Rehberi” published anonymously in Fraksiyon on April 30th, 2012. It is aimed at providing a list of suggestions for protesters.   Never forget that the state uses psychological violence for preventing you from going to the street. Trust your companions and feel your …

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May 11

How to Confront Police Violence

The following text is a free translation of “1 Mayıs’ta cop, gaz ve panzere karşı koyma rehberi” by Onur Erem, published in Birgün newspaper’s website on April 30th, 2013. The original Turkish article aims at providing protesters with basic information on how to deal with police violence. >> Health responsible:Being exposed to different physical attacks …

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