The #Istanbul Commune? An update from Taksim
-- http://roarmag.org/2013/06/istanbul-commune-taksim-square-protests/A Turkish activist reports that a “great movement from below” has forced the government to allow a temporary commune to grow in the heart of Istanbul.
Editor’s note: the following update reached us on Tuesday night through the friend of an activist on the ground in Istanbul. Since at least 16 young activists have already been arrested for “inciting participation in the protests” through social media, we are deliberately leaving the author anonymous.
The short update reproduced here powerfully portrays the autonomous zone being created in the heart of Istanbul, eliciting historical parallels with the Paris Commune of 1871 and Revolutionary Barcelona of the 1930s. #OccupyGezi