What began as a peaceful assembly and demonstration to protect one of Istanbul’s last green spaces has escalated into a violent crackdown on protesters and has swelled to a larger protest against Erdogan’s authoritarian government, the gradual elimination of civil rights, gentrification in Istanbul, and threat to secularism in Turkey. From the Washington Post, Max […]Read more "Oregon’s Connection To Turkish Protesters"
I tend to get so immersed in politics and current events that I eventually need to take breaks. After I worked on a campaign in 2006, I didn’t watch MSNBC for six months. Then Obama and Clinton entered the primaries and I couldn’t stay away. I put the TV in our bedroom so I could […]Read more "Half the Sky"