This Day in Blogging History: Turkish Spring in Gezi; Obama supports torture-evidence suppression law; Quaker football cheer

One year ago today

Turkish Spring: Taksim Gezi Park protests in Istanbul: Taksim Gezi Park in Istanbul is alive with protest at this moment. The action began on May 28, when environmentalists protested plans to remove the park and replace it with a mall, and were met with a brutal police crackdown.

Five years ago today

Obama Supports New Law to Suppress Detainee Torture Photos: The White House is actively supporting a new bill jointly sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman — called The Detainee Photographic Records Protection Act of 2009 — that literally has no purpose other than to allow the government to suppress any "photograph taken between September 11, 2001 and January 22, 2009 relating to the treatment of individuals engaged, captured, or detained after September 11, 2001, by the Armed Forces of the United States in operations outside of the United States."

Ten years ago today
Quaker football cheer: Fight, fight, inner light, Kill, quakers, kill!
Knock 'em down, beat 'em senseless,
Do it till we reach consensus!