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Why no dialogue? The opposition’s answer

3 Mar, '1136 Comments

The political societies released a statement this afternoon explaining their position regarding the national dialogue called for by the Crown Prince almost two weeks ago. Here are their reasons, and my translation (errors in translation are mine alone and done in good faith): Press Conference of the Assemblies of political opposition societies on the reasons […]

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The Opposition’s Demands – the real deal this time

1 Mar, '1123 Comments

These are the opposition’s demands for entering into a dialogue from a more reliable source: The gist of the translated demands (original shown in Arabic below) are: A new constitution forged by a constituent assembly elected to establish a constitutional monarchy and an elected Government. The adoption of an equitable electoral system to achieve representation […]

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Is there any better time than this to talk?

Is there any better time than this to talk?

1 Mar, '1117 Comments

I honestly don’t think so. The invitation to dialogue is about two weeks old and all what we’ve had so far – at least as far as I can see – are unilateral monologues fueled by wild speculation and rumours. The opposition seems to be biding its time in order to extract more concessions, while […]

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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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