OccupyGezi: the People's Bulldozer

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32 Responses to “OccupyGezi: the People's Bulldozer”

  1. Kevin Pierce says:

    More like “Stolen Excavator”

  2. PhosPhorious says:

    Youth gang/protestor. . .  tomayto/tomahto.

    Whatever.  Fuck the police.

    • Cocomaan says:

      I agree with you in spirit and in fact. 
      In the Egyptian revolution, the Ultras were the vanguard of the protests in Tahrir. They were the ones throwing themselves at the barricades and getting into scuffles with the police. The protest groups saw their confrontational attitude with police, honed from many, many games of football, as being essential to the success of the Tahrir actions. 

      I know that Cory is trying to be accurate here, but in doing so, he’s molding his language to that of the classes the protesters are fighting. To the Turkish government, anyone engaged in protesting is a youth gang.

  3. The Borderer says:

    I’ve read that it was Besiktas football fans involved  (24 comments down)

    http://www.libcom.org/blog/istanbul-taksim-gezi-park-has-nothing-do-trees-30052013?page=1

  4. Neural Kernel says:

    We’re getting closer and closer to fielding a proper Gundam!
    Sieg Zeon!!

  5. Marko Raos says:

    I wonder how long we’ll have to wait for the inevitable mashup with Rod Stewart once the vids come up.
    http://youtu.be/zQ41hqlV0Kk

  6. forzaq8 says:

    so what would happen if protesters in  Occupy Nyc or any other Occupy  took a bulldozer to move police 
    would the media call them protesters or just criminals after the police shoot them ? 

  7. helleman says:

     I think you know the answer to the question.   The more interesting question is what would YOU call them…. and even more interesting, how would you convince anyone otherwise?

  8. bettinatizzy says:

    I learned some important lessons about the role of social media and uprisings this weekend. Social media users are – too often – alarmists. Exaggeration and glaring errors are inevitable. I’m not surprised – I’m not that naive – but I’m struck by the degree that this phenomenon is present, even in otherwise thinking, educated people.This is NOT ARAB SPRING. Turkey is not Egypt or Iran. Recommend this podcast for an excellent analysis of what is happening, http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2013/06/on-the-turmoil-in-turkey.htmlDon’t write Turkey off just yet. It’s geographic location is unfortunate. It has few natural resources. And yet… Istanbul is one of the loveliest cities – on par with London or Paris – that i have ever visited. Culturally, it sits on top of the heap… embracing the old and driving the future at the same time. Were it not for the language, I’d consider moving there.

    • L_Mariachi says:

      I keep seeing “THIS IS NOT ARAB SPRING” in comments whenever Arab Spring is even mentioned (and in some cases even when it’s not.) Is the objection that Turkey is not an Arab country, or that these protests are not at all informed by the Arab Spring zeitgeist?

  9. gtrjnky says:

    typo alert-

  10. MikeB says:

    excavator, technically.

    bulldozer – big blade on front for pushing things out of the way, sometimes grading as it goes.

    excavator, usually articulated bucket for scooping and digging. but can have other attachments, like claws to rip out trees or tear apart buildings.

    • Diogenes says:

       Thank goodness you cleared that up!

    • bcsizemo says:

      And while an excavator is impressive it’s not as defense proof as a bulldozer.  Cut/puncture anyone of the hydraulic lines that run from the boom to the bucket cylinder on top of the arm and it’ll empty out all its fluid in a matter of minutes. Considering the entire thing is driven on hydraulic pressure it’ll be dead in the water.

  11. William Farrar says:

    …. and here is video of it 

    http://youtu.be/fa0TtFkkvUs

  12. Marc Thomalla says:

    I created an #occupygezi Instakeeeb page to show all uncensored Instagram pics. Have a look right here: http://keeeb.com/marc/turkey/ 
    Bye, Marc 

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