Through the spread of stationary and mobile communication technology our whole society has changed to a network society and with it the forms of protests. This development started much earlier than the media coverage of the arab spring makes us think. At the end of the 1990th the German political scientist Christoph Bieber studied the forms of online activism of the student protests in Germany. He outlined the importance of these forms of activism for the consolidation and professionalisation of the protest. Because several of these forms of activism are still current and can be used even nowadays, they are presented here.
This picture reminds me in its composition and its dynamic to the classical painting from the French Revolution “Jeanne D’Arc – Storm of the Bastille”. That´s why I name it “The Storming of the Taksim Kışlası*”.
*Taksim Kışlası is a shortend name of the Halil Pasha Artillery Barracks. The barrack is the historical model for the new building, witch should be build in the Gezi-Park.
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