(Chapo Trap House)777 - Burn Book feat. Vincent Bevins (10/30/23)
Author Vincent Bevins returns to the show to discuss his new book “If We Burn” covering the “mass protest decade.” We discuss global protest movements from Brazil to Tunisia to Egypt to Chile, how they’ve affected or failed to affect global politics, and how the last decade of protest and activism relates to the ongoing conflict in Palestine.https://soundcloud.com/chapo-trap-house/777-burn-book-feat-vincent-bevins-103023 Reckoning with the last century
Founded on 29 October 1923, the Republic of Turkey has now existed for a hundred years, and unfortunately, the new century is beginning under the fascist-genocidal government of Tayyip Erdoğan and his People's Alliance. The last elections on 14 and 28 May were an important opportunity to change this situation. But this chance could not be used sufficiently, or, Erdoğan-Bahçeli fascism prevented it. Now it is necessary to do with the anti-fascist revolutionary struggle what was not possible with elections and to open the way for democratisation in Turkey by overthrowing the fascist dictatorship. As 29 October approached, imposed on society for a century as "Republic Day", the Erdoğan government's efforts to declare itself a state increased. Tayyip Erdoğan wanted to proclaim his absolute power, his position as the "second Atatürk" on this centenary. He prepared intensively for this. On this basis, he wanted to organise enthusiastic celebrations that would last for days and perhaps weeks. He had prepared everything accordingly, including the elections in May. But the calculation did not work out. Tayyip Erdoğan's lie "I have finished off the PKK" was clearly denied by the sacrificial action that hit the Interior Ministry on 1 October. The developments that followed further exposed the Erdoğan government and showed everyone that it is weak and finished. Therefore, his bayonet has fallen, so to speak. No doubt, he is trying to make everyone feel his power by organising extravagant celebrations again. But it will not go beyond the appearance of a plucked chicken. Within this framework, false speeches will continue to be made and racist-chauvinist nationalism will escalate as much as possible. The sycophants will continue to praise Tayyip ErdoğanPost too long. Click here to view the full text.