[Marxism] Turkey: general strike brings life to a halt; HDP raises gov't involvement in bombing

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 01:59:45 MDT 2015

There was massive participation in the general strike declared by four main
trade unions on October 12-13 in protest at the October 10 massacre in

The strike bought the life to a halt.


The following statement was released by *Selahattin Demirtaş* and *Figen
Yüksekdağ*, co-chairs of the Peoples Democratic Party (HDP), on October 12
in response to the October 10 bombing of a peace rally in Ankara organised
by the HDP, trade unions and civil society organisations. Police blocked
ambulances and attacked survivors.


“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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