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HRW’s letter to His Majesty

HRW’s letter to His Majesty

4 Jun, '070 Comments

Letter to His Majesty Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Abuses Allegedly Committed by Security Forces We write to you with regard to the detention and alleged severe beating of Mr. Ali Sa`id al-Khabaz and Mr. Hassan Yusif Hamid and other abuses allegedly committed by Anti-Riot Police or other security forces on Monday, May […]

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Brief thoughts on the job market and its reforms

3 Jun, '0723 Comments

‘can we talk’ said in a comment: meanwhile the guy who took the burger-flipping job for peanuts has long moved up to a better paying job This is as good an opening as any to re-open the labour and job situation in Bahrain, so let me start with this: I talked to two businessmen last […]

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CNN: Poverty in Bahrain

3 Jun, '07100 Comments

Lulu once again has an excellent opinion which is well worth reading: Hala Gorani, presenter of “Inside the Middle East,” apparently was in Bahrain, interviewing Shi’a poor villagers, Nabeel Rajab, and a couple of government Ministers. The program started with an assertion that Bahrain, despite being one of the world’s richest countries in terms of […]

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Supercop Escapades, part 1

Supercop Escapades, part 1

31 May, '0732 Comments

and we thought that parliamentary work, and being elected, is simple. Hah! No way José! Look at what is expected of you: You get calls at all hours of the night, even when a concerned citizen spies a drunk public sector worker and expects you to take care of the situation, as you should. So […]

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Effecting Change from the Inside

Effecting Change from the Inside

31 May, '0711 Comments

They said – as I have – that it is best to effect change from the inside rather than shout directions from the outside. This plan doesn’t seem to be working somehow: نكثت الكتل النيابية بوعدها بتمرير اقتراح تعديل 3 مواد من الدستور الذي دفعت به كتلة الوفاق، ففي الوقت الذي وقع نواب يمثلون مختلف […]

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