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Comparisons

Comparisons from the NY Times in the upper image, Al-Fateh mosque also inserted for comparison’s sake 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 Cairo. I took it a …

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General Strike in Bahrain

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 them at least, heeded that call. I noticed a few gathering with their Bahraini flags and a couple of hastily written …

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What’s there left to talk about?

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 sleeping civilians – men, women, children, old men and women – this pre-dawn residing in the Pearl Roundabout. One would be …

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Bahrain Demonstrates in Solidarity with Egypt

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 interviews with a few people and influencers. I hope that through this short video you can get the feeling of being …

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