The 29th of May is celebrated as the day of the Conquest of Istanbul by Sultan Mehmet the conqueror. For the Islamist movement the liberation of Jerusalem is the most important agitation theme, the second most important one is the conquest of Constantinople from the Byzantines 1453.
Istanbul the night before the second anniversary of the Gezi protests
Taksim Square and Gezi Park, in addition to numerous other roads and streets, have been closed to the public on the second anniversary of the anti-government Gezi protests.
In this video Luke Rudkowski talks to on the ground journalist Tim Pool at the Baltimore uprising to get a full perspective on the entire situation. In this video we lay out the arguments occurring on both sides of the issue and how the media is making the situation worse.
Artist and photographer Nate Larson from Baltimore photographed the Baltimore protests this week at North Avenue & Pennsylvania Avenue with his students. He was struck by the line of police blockading the street and made a portrait of each of the 27 officers comprising the human wall. He wanted to document and bear witness to the tragic events of last night.
Our recommodation for the first of May 2015 is the Symphonic Node at the village of Paliomylos that is built in one of the most beautiful localities of Marathasa, in the southerners sides of Troodos, Cyprus.
Symphonic Node is organized by the art and research collective – pick nick – and it will take place on May 1st at 12:00 pm at Paliomylos.