Politics

“The People Want to Overthrow the Regime!”

“The People Want to Overthrow the Regime!”

15 Feb, '1110 Comments

That was the chant that was continuously repeated throughout today. Just like the Tunisians and the Egyptians before them, Bahrainis today took to the streets in their tens of thousands to bid farewell to a fallen comrade. Gunned down in cold blood by a riot policeman for doing nothing other than joining his compatriots in demanding […]

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I believe in a better Bahrain.

I believe in a better Bahrain.

14 Feb, '1130 Comments

There are a number of demonstrations and protests happening right in several areas in Bahrain, I think I can hear and smell some of the effects from my office. The basic demands of the people is for a better life with dignity, respect for human rights, freedom of express and the release of political prisoners. […]

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Twitter, or the Olive Branch

Twitter, or the Olive Branch

10 Feb, '111 Comment

Much has been said already about the effect of Social Media in mobilising the youth to grab what hitherto have been intractable and untouchable situations and catapulting them into world view, gaining tremendous moral support from the resulting wave of sympathisers and effecting real change, as has already happened in both Tunisia and Egypt. Twitter […]

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Why #feb14 will never succeed

Why #feb14 will never succeed

8 Feb, '1176 Comments

With the Egyptian demonstrations entering their 15th day, with today reportedly the largest so far, they seem to have defied all naysayers and kept their focus sharp and their demands very well defined. I don’t have any doubts at all that Mubarak will fall well before his due date, his expiry date has already comprehensively […]

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Bahrain Demonstrates in Solidarity with Egypt

4 Feb, '118 Comments

I attended a demonstration in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Egypt in their quest for a better, safer, and more democratic future without the geriatric octogenarian Hosni Mubarak. The demonstration took place on Friday afternoon at 4pm and was attended by a few hundred sympathisers. I took the opportunity to record a few […]

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