Istanbul

Turkey’s two major unions—which consist of roughly 800,000 workers—went on a one-day strike on Monday to show solidarity with the protesters who were evicted from Gezi Park on Saturday night. Read more...
The raucous protests that have rocked Istanbul over the past week ramped up as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sent in troops to clear Gezi Park. Read more...
Watch: Police seek to cleanse Istanbul of "signs of occupation", as PM calls on Gezi Park protesters to disperse. Read more...
Watch: Istanbul flashes lights in solidarity with #OccupyGezi. Read more...
This Saturday, June 8th, Occupy Solidarity with #OccupyGeziNYC. Join us in Liberty Plaza to gather in common cause with the Taksim Square movement and the people of Turkey. Read more...

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February 1, 1975 - $1 Billion A Day.
News of this day included the loud gasp heard over the size of the new budget President Ford was handing Congress. The Recession dragged on. Calls for belt tightening. Supplemental Aid to Southeast Asia was voted down - between the 55,000 lives lost and the billions already spent, enough was enough. Aid to Turkey was on hold pending outcome of the latest Cyprus situation. And the U.S. had the dubious distinction of the 2nd highest trade deficit of the century. Not a day to celebrate. Read more...