A tree dies.. and a nation wakes up!

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If you are still not convinced that people getting together to use non-violence as a tool to challenge those in power, I would say it’s worth listening in to http://capulcular.bandcamp.com/album/apulcu-ark-lar to get inspired with the incredible work of different Turkish artists and people that turned violence and oppression into music, beauty and passion!

I’m incredible grateful to be standing shoulder to shoulder with my friends in Turkey in solidarity for their struggle.. the last days have been hectic but filled with inspiration, and incredible demonstrations of kindness and strengthen…

Many small things really make ur eyes tear up, moments like when the people applaude each other in the metros as the “changing of guards”: the people getting on the train are clapping for the people arriving who will continue the occupation, and the people arriving applaud the people leaving, for their contribution been there earlier. The rival soccer supporters uniting peacefully and supporting each other in holding barricades, the taxi blockade in Ankara, the brave bus driver that used his own bus to blockade police attack against his people here in Istanbul, or even the most silent demonstrations of support, with shop owners putting their tables and chairs back on the streets (which was forbidden by law) to challenge the government’s rule.

Some photos of things I’m seeing, I’m keeping at my album:https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151633460775100.1073741828.500405099&type=1&l=793e2512d6

I don’t even need to mention how powerful is to experience Gezi Park, and to walk in between crowds of people from all paths of life and ideologies peacefully trying to resist and stand up for what is right! Turks, kurds, armenians, nationalists, soccer fans, gays, lesbians, transgender, muslin, catholic, jews, atheists, students, professors, professionals from all fields and ages… Gezi Park is one.. and I must say, it’s BEAUTIFUL!

As it was written in a poster at Gezi Park: first they were “terrorists”, than they were “activists”, than they became “people” and than they won.

Resist Turkey.. we are ALL Gezi Park!

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Pacific Warrior Day of Action!

We are not drowning, we are fighting!

The warriors of Nukunonu, Tokelau show that they are fighting climate change. They’re not about to give up.

Today, the world had the opportunity to watch and get inspired by warriors from all over the Pacific Islands that got together to fight Climate Change!

While world leaders are talking, and selling out to corporate interests, the Pacific Islanders are watching the water wash their ancestors land away… and they had enough!

350 Fiji Maroroi Vuravura (Protect the Earth) Pacific Warrior Day of Action

They are not drowning without fighting! And the message was clear, and coming from all islands of the Pacific today! (Check some photo highlights of the Day of Action here!)

And it’s super exciting to see that warriors from around the world are coming together and speaking up in solidarity with our Pacific Islanders! Want to know who are the warriors jumping into this fight!?

Check out: http://350dotorg.tumblr.com/ And meet the common people, that just like our warriors had enough.. and decided to take on this fight against climate change!

Obviously, I’m also in this fight alongside with the Pacific Warriors!

Fighting alongside #Pacific Warriors against Climate Change.. all the way from Brazil!

Fighting alongside #Pacific Warriors against Climate Change.. all the way from Brazil!

What about you? What are you waiting to join us in this fight?!