📝This archived post is originally from my old comics focused Wordpress blog from 2011-2019. That site was a space to publicly commit to learning the art and craft of cartooning and self-publishing. These posts are full of a naive enthusiasm that though at times embarrassing, I'm proud of. I hope you find them useful in some way.❤️

I normally don’t post non-comics related things, but this is important.

A helpful note my American friend shared. Her friend Hannah, who’s currently living in Istanbul wrote this:

Dear friends from afar, Most of you have probably gotten wind of what’s going on in Turkey due to the explosion of international media coverage of the events of the past few days. For those of you who want to learn more and may not know where to start, I’ve consolidated a list of recommended readings/viewings, which you can find below. It’s so important that the international community stay informed about what’s happening in Turkey so we can find creative and effective ways to demonstrate our solidarity for the protesters here from near and far! In love and solidarity, Hannah

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: -http://defnesumanblogs.com/2013/06/01/what-is-happenning-in-istanbul/ -http://www.whatishappeninginistanbul.com/?p=124#more-124 -a very basic, helpful timeline with visual aids:http://howcanyousupportturkey.com/pictures-videos/ -http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22749840 -http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/05/protests-show-turks-cant-tolerate-erdogan-anymore/276447/


IMAGES: -Nar Photos is doing an UNBELIEVABLE job of collecting and disseminating images from the demonstrations in Istanbul. -The #occupygezi tumblr is amazing: http://occupygezipics.tumblr.com/

LONGER, MORE ANALYTICAL PIECES: -http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/06/01/here_s_what_you_need_to_know_about_the_clashes_in_turkey?page=0%2C0 -http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/11978/the-right-to-the-city-movement-and-the-turkish-sum -http://muftah.org/why-the-gezi-park-protests-do-not-herald-a-turkish-spring-yet/

TAKE ACTION: -Put pressure on Turkish media, which has been doing an AWFUL job of covering the recent events, by petitioning CNN International to pull it’s name franchise from CNN Turk: http://www.change.org/petitions/cnn-international-must-pull-its-name-franchise-from-cnn-turk#share -For the amerikanski folks: I signed this White House petition…don’t really know how much it’ll help but it doesn’t hurt to try:https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/condemn-actions-taken-against-peaceful-protesters-istanbul-turkey/zDGtGCDZ -Keep your eyes peeled for other online petitions (there are more) -Call/email the Turkish embassy in your country to tell them how you feel about what’s happening here, how it might affect your decisions to travel to Turkey etc… Contact info here: http://www.mfa.gov.tr/turkish-representations.en.mfa -Reach out to the media: http://howcanyousupportturkey.com/take-action/ -Post articles, images, videos, feelings etc. about what’s happening in Turkey to your facebook walls etc.


Photos from the Carlboygenius tumblr.

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