“Cop-watching is about letting each other know: ‘I care about you. I got your back.’ Just so long as we’re there.”—Peoples’ Justice coördinator Aidge Patterson. Reeves Wiedeman sits in on one of the group’s meetings. (via newyorker)
Anyway, that was today. I woke up in Turkey needing to listen to Tibetan monks as I researched the possibility of moving to New Zealand for a bit. Spent the afternoon with a gaggle of Turkish women and the Indian-American who’d invited me, sat for drinks with a Cuban-American Ecuadorian, 2 Brits, an Armenian-Russian and a British Turk, before heading to a socialist Kurdish bar and talking to a Belgian about work-traveling through Australia. Finally, met up with a different British Turk, a French tourist and an American part-Turkish expat for some middle of the night lentil soup. Called it a night. What a day it was.