Saturday, June 1, 2013
Spontaneous Artivizm in Istanbul
From Syrian artist/photographer Khaled Akil's balcony in Istanbul last night. All of Istanbul flashing their lights and banging pots and pans in solidarity. To learn more and take action, go to Amnesty International's page on Turkey solidarity and learn what you can do to support the Turkish demand for freedom and democracy.
Akil knows more than most how precarious basic human rights and the freedom of expression are, having fled his beloved home city of Aleppo less than a year ago. He talks about the pain of leaving his country behind in chaos here.