27 June 2013

The Taksim Square Book Club

I lifted this is image from this photo essay at Al Jazeera; the series depicts the evolving protests at Taksim Square in Istanbul. The series of photographs is © George Henton/Al Jazeera. Here: "One woman reads The Speech, which is the text of of a speech delivered by Turkey's first president, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, at an assembly in 1927 - while another woman (right) reads a biography of Ataturk." The women are participating in a collective practice of standing, reading silently in the Square following the violent repression of protesters by the Turkish regime. (Thanks Beth Wilson!)

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Blogger Beth E. said...

de nada, Jim! Gotta love this creative approach to demonstrating...

28 June, 2013 21:44  
Blogger Beth E. said...

de nada, Jim--you gotta love this kind of creative non-violent demonstration!!

28 June, 2013 21:45  

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