The rage in anatolia/turkey/asia-minor’s cities like istanbul seems – from a brighton perspective – to be against the political activities of the regime. These activities raised some people’s ire because they seem to advance a religious – rather than secular agenda and policies – which will arbitrarily benefit the few and fail to take the whole of society into consideration.
The demonstrations against the regime are aping Occupy movements’ tactics, and that, in my mind, sparked a possible link to be made between the pro-social nature of Occupy activities, be them in political capitalist economy context, or its relative in the religious political state.
Religion & numerical-based-exchange economy are both inventions that create and thrive on scarcity. Be it scarcity of numbers to exchange (money), or availability of belief-based-legitimacy – people’s social, cultural and personal requirements are bound to the arbitrariness of religion & capitalism through scarcity invention.
I doubt policies of abundance are in call for as the “answer” for scarcity because this seems to be a naive dialectical knee jerk reaction loop..