Turkey’s “Standing Man”: A single man stood silently in Istanbul’s Taksim Square for hours in front of a portrait of the country’s modern founder, inspiring many others to join him in a silent protest against police.
"And I think one of the reasons that’s happened and has repeatedly happened throughout the War on Terror is that the system, the internal system for whistle-blowing, for the watchdog and oversight system is broken. There is no good way for anyone inside the government do go through the chain of command and report about something like this. They all fear retaliation, they fear prosecution.
And so most whistleblowers, the really, the only way they now have is to go to the press or to go to someone, go outside like Snowden did. He chose people in the press to go to. He picked and chose who he wanted. But the problem is people inside the system who try to go through the chain of command get retaliated against, punished…"
- James Risen (via azspot)
"People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have corpses in their mouths."
- The Situationist International Text Library/The Revolution of Everyday Life (via parochialaesthetics)