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Demonstration at Egyptian Embassy

4 Feb, '111 Comment

A demonstration has been called for this afternoon – Friday 4 Feb 2011 at 4PM – in front of the Egyptian Embassy in Manama in solidarity with the great Egyptian people for their legitimate demands to live with dignity and under democratic constitutional rule. I’ll be there and consider this an invitation to you too […]

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Egypt, in pictures

Egypt, in pictures

29 Jan, '1155 Comments

Courtesy of totallycoolpix.com. I hope the protests do carry on indefinitely until Egypt gets rid of the dictator, rescinding the emergency laws and starts repairing its way back to greatness under the full respect of human rights and freedoms of expression.

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Domino effect continues… who’s after Egypt?

28 Jan, '1130 Comments

With the collapse of dictatorial rule in Tunis and the running demonstrations in Egypt since 25 Jan with Friday the 28th culminating in the biggest series of demonstrations for decades, which other country could follow this popular domino effect? The regular culprits and the most shaky governments seem to be Algeria, Morocco, Jordan and Yemen, […]

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JazeeraLeaks!

JazeeraLeaks!

24 Jan, '115 Comments

It didn’t take Al-Jazeera long to come up with a local alternative to Wikileaks. Their incendiary release of a small part of the 16,076 documents pertaining to the peace process between the Arabs and Israelis has sent shockwaves in some circles, while others remain calamitously calm. While the named party in the talks seemed to […]

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Wake up calls…

20 Jan, '111 Comment

Read Eric Goldstein’s articles in Foreign Policy if you have a chance. The gist of it is the realisation which should be visited to all heads of state is this: A government that crushes dissent and censors the media might preside over relative prosperity and make the trains run on time, but its real stability […]

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