Politics

A day of mourning.

A day of mourning.

25 Feb, '1110 Comments

Today, Friday 25 Feb 2011, has been declared by both the state and the opposition parties as a national day of mourning to remember the seven martyrs who were killed by the riot police and the army, in separate incidents, at or near the Pearl Roundabout in central Manama. The latest to enter the Bahraini […]

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Comparisons

Comparisons

23 Feb, '1177 Comments

I don’t want to start a “numbers war”, but just for my interest, I got this image from the New York Times which was attempting to compare between the route taken by the opposition protest yesterday which filled the whole length of the highway from Bahrain Mall to the Pearl Roundabout with Tahrir Square in […]

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BBC’s The World Today Interview

BBC’s The World Today Interview

21 Feb, '1168 Comments

Did another interview with the BBC yesterday, this time for BBC World’s The World Today program. Here’s the segment for posterity. [audio:The-World-Today-Interview.mp3]

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General Strike in Bahrain

20 Feb, '1145 Comments

When the General Strike was announced yesterday, I didn’t give it much heed. I guess I’m conditioned to ignore trade unions as they have very little and smooth teeth which tickle more than cause injury. Well, it seems that today, they’ve sharpened them a bit and they’re starting to leave a mark. Teachers, some of […]

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Beyond the abyss

19 Feb, '11104 Comments

Shocking video. Shocking and barbaric situation. For all the naysayers, I don’t think that any sane person can even dream of condoning such action, under any pretenses: In light of the effective political societies’ refusal to take up the Crown Prince on his offer for dialogue until the resignation of the government and the withdrawal […]

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