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Gratitudes and the Duraz Siege

Gratitudes and the Duraz Siege

27 Aug, '167 Comments

Today, I choose to reflect on our village Duraz’s siege from my own perspective. We are having to suffer long queues of cars to report to a police checkpoint – one of only two for a village and an area that hosts over 20,000 residents – to get home.

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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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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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What’s there left to talk about?

17 Feb, '1127 Comments

Dialogue has no place in Bahrain at the moment. And all space is left to the violence of a government that doesn’t seem to care about its citizens. Dialogue is replaced with shotguns, tear gas and hundreds of riot police all exerting an inordinate amount of violence against unarmed civilians. That was what faced unarmed […]

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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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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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Protest in Bahrain against the Israeli attack on the Freedom Flotilla

1 Jun, '100 Comments

Dr. Ali Fakhro, Bahraini intellectual, thinking and ex-minister for education and health speaking to the protesters in front of the UN House in Manama. People protested and demonstrated against the barbaric attack on the Freedom Flotilla and the killing of a large number of activists on-board. Feelings, as you will see from the video, are […]

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Demonstration in Bahrain against Israeli barbarism

1 Jun, '102 Comments

A demonstration showing Bahraini anger at the barbaric atrocities by the Zionist regime on the Freedom Flotilla while trying to take much needed supplies and medicines to Gaza on 31 May 2010 where the Israeli commandos boarded ships and killed up to 19 peace activists in the process. The demonstration took place in front of […]

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more trouble…

more trouble…

19 Jun, '088 Comments

They’re starting to gather at the Saar Roundabout as I write this. Various parties called for a demonstration in support of cleric Isa Qassim of Duraz, the followers of whom felt slighted by Jassim Alsaidi’s unwarranted attack on “their symbol”, and as they regard an attack on Qassim as an attack on the whole religion, […]

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“Martyr’s Day” commemoration death

17 Dec, '0747 Comments

I’ve just received a report that a Ali Jassim Mohammed, a 31 year old, was taken to the International Hospital about two hours ago in an unconscious state due to tear-gas exposure fired at a demonstration in Jidd Haffs. He was one of many taking part to commemorate the contentious “Martyr’s Day” which the opposition […]

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