Though it’s worlds apart and on a completely different scale, NO Chains on the Bowery and NO 7-Eleven: Resisting Chains and Corporate Control express solidarity with Occupy Gezi and Istanbul Right to the City. These protests started with the threat of a shopping mall being dumped on a community without their consent. Occupy Gezi and Right to the City want community self-determination, which is our goal too. Occupy Gezi stems from the threat to Istanbul’s “heritage of diversity” — a heritage shared by New York, and which the spread of chain stores subvert.
SUPPORT OCCUPY GEZI! SUPPORT RIGHT TO THE CITY! RESIST CORPORATE CONTROL! NO 7-ELEVEN! NO CHAINS ON THE BOWERY!