Democracy is a verb not a noun

We often discuss the reform of public services and reform of democracy separately, as if reform could take place in one area without affecting the other. As well as “providing services”, public service organisations are also bound by a duty…

Solidarity with the uprisings in Turkey

image from http://imgur.com/a/gKAsu, under Creative commons licence The events of the first weekend of June in Istanbul, Ankara and other cities in Turkey, where thousands of people demonstrated against an authoritarian government and were met with disproportionate violence by the police,…

A Turkish Spring?

A report from one of our members in Istanbul  “How dare you tell me to dismiss this governor and that police chief? Know your place!” was Recep Tayyip Erdo?an answer to the demands made Tuesday morning by representatives of Taksim…