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Posts Tagged ‘Arab revolution’

Bahrain’s US/Saudi crackdown intended to protect Saudi monarchy from Mussolini’s fate

Posted by seumasach on April 8, 2012

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Terror Management: ‘US losing last credibility in Syria’

Posted by seumasach on March 23, 2012

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Ten thousand march against pro-imperialiast government in Tunisia

Posted by seumasach on February 29, 2012

Miles de manifestantes exigen la dimisión del gobierno  tunecino islamista y pro imperialista

Resistencia Libia

28th February, 2012

Diez mil personas convocadas por la Unión general de los Trabajadores Tunecinos (UGTT) han desfilado el pasado sábado 25 de febrero por las calles de Túnez capital, 2 mil en Sidi Bouzid y cientos mas en Bizerta, Sfax y otras ciudades contra los ataques de integristas islámicos que ha sufrido el sindicato y para exigir la dimisión del gobierno pro imperialista del partido islamista Ennhada cercano a los Hermanos Musulmanes.

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Thousands of Bahrainis rally against Al Khalifa rule

Posted by seumasach on February 25, 2012

PressTV

24th February, 2012

 

The Friday protest rally was organized by Bahrain’s main opposition bloc, al-Wefaq.

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Saudis rally against Al Saud rule

Posted by seumasach on January 25, 2012

Voltairenet

22nd January, 2012

On Sunday, demonstrators took to the streets in Qatif and expressed determination to continue their anti-regime protests.

The protesters said those authorities involved in the killing of demonstrators in Eastern Province must face prosecution.

On Friday, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia, warned the kingdom against the brutal crackdown on protesters in Eastern Province and called on the Al Saud regime to stop bloodshed.

Since February 2011, Saudi protesters have held demonstrations on an almost regular basis in the oil-rich Eastern Province, mainly in Qatif and the town of Awamiyah, calling for the release of all political prisoners, freedom of expression and assembly, and an end to widespread discrimination.

However, the demonstrations have turned into protest rallies against the Al Saud regime, especially since November 2011, when Saudi security forces killed five protesters and injured many others in Eastern Province.

The Saudi interior ministry issued a statement on March 5, 2011, prohibiting “all forms of demonstrations, marches or protests, and calls for them, because that contradicts the principles of the Islamic Sharia, the values and traditions of Saudi society, and results in disturbing public order and harming public and private interests.”

Saudi Arabia is a state party to the Arab Charter on Human Rights. Article 24 of the charter states that “every citizen has the right… to freely pursue a political activity [and] to freedom of association and peaceful assembly.”

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UK backs Bahraini king crimes

Posted by seumasach on December 19, 2011

PressTV

19th December, 2011

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In the midst of continued violence by Saudi backed forces in Bahrain, the latest of which has resulted in the death of an infant by teargas, Press TV talks with Saeed Shahabi of the Bahrain Freedom Movement in London about a recent meeting conducted between Al Khalifa and Cameron on reform and how this can be achieved when the Al Khalifa wants to remain in power with immunity and Britain wants also to keep the Sunni minority in power over the 70 percent Shiite majority population who are demanding the collapse of the regime in favor of a democracy. What follows is an approximate transcript of the interview.

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The rise of Qatar and the fall of Gaddafi

Posted by seumasach on November 29, 2011

Sergei Balmasov

Pravda

29th November, 2011

The year 2011 can be called “the year of Qatar.” The events in Syria and Libya are particularly clear demonstration of the emergence of new regional powers, whose names until recently were not familiar to ordinary people.

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Saudis want troops out of Bahrain

Posted by seumasach on November 9, 2011

PressTV

9th November, 2011

Hajj pilgrims from the Saudi city of Qatif have staged a protest rally in the holy city of Mecca, urging Riyadh to withdraw troops from Bahrain.

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William Hague endorses linkage for the UK

Posted by seumasach on September 27, 2011

Jasmin Ramsey

LobeLog

20 September, 2011

Last night during an interview with Charlie Rose British Foreign Secretary William Hague endorsed linkage — the notion that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will help promote U.S. strategic interests in the Middle East. Here’s what was said:

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Turkey blocks Israeli bid to open Israeli office

Posted by seumasach on September 20, 2011

The new NATO wars, it would seem, specifically exclude Israel whilst Erdogan is the great beneficiary of the Arab Spring rather than Obama who will, of course, be obliged to veto a Palestinian state

Voltairenet

19th September, 2011

Turkish objections have thwarted Israel’s attempt to open a NATO office, says Turkish FM, stressing determination to also keep Israel out of data-sharing after a high-powered US radar system is deployed in Turkey.

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Are the Arab revolutions triumphant or are they only just beginning?

Posted by seumasach on September 20, 2011

Voltairenet

18th September, 2011

600 political and religious leaders from 80 countries representing the major branches of Islam, from the most reactionary to the most progressive, from the most orthodox to the most mystical, met in Tehran to attend the first International Conference on Islamic awakening.

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