Category Archives: Bahrain
The Global Post: Editor’s Note: When Arab Spring protests broke out in Saudi Arabia in 2011, the government reacted quickly. It pumped $130 billion into the economy, including hiring 300,000 new state workers and raising salaries. It also brutally cracked … Continue reading
After repeated crackdowns, mass arrests, mass firings, torture, tear gas, suffering through a Saudi-led invasion force, the Bahraini uprising endures. See the footage from a massive march last Friday.
Professor Vali Nasr recently published an important article on Sunni-Shi’ite sectarianism in the Middle East as the “dominant dynamic in the region today.” Although it is an important issue in the Middle East and the wider Muslim world, I disagree … Continue reading
NYT: When President Obama decides soon whether to approve a $53 million arms sale to our close but despotic ally Bahrain, he must weigh the fact that America has a major naval base here and that Bahrain is a moderate, … Continue reading
al-Jazeera: The current popular challenges to the Western-sponsored Arab dictatorships are hardly a new occurrence in modern Arab history. We have seen such uprisings against European colonialism in the region since its advent in Algeria in 1830 and in Egypt … Continue reading
Bahraini protesters get little coverage because Qatar, the location of al-Jazeera, does not want to see any Persian Gulf regimes crumble, but occasionally al-Jazeera will give it some token coverage to maintain some semblance of media legitimacy. Here’s the latest … Continue reading
This is major, especially since the Saudi demonstrators carried the Bahraini flag in solidarity with the protesters in neighboring Bahrain and in opposition to the Saudi state and its military support for the Bahraini regime’s crackdown of the pro-democracy protests. … Continue reading
This is by far the best documentary I’ve seen on the uprising in Bahrain and the Saudi-backed regime’s counter-revolutionary onslaught. It’s a little bit less than an hour but definitely worth your time. Qatar, an ally to the Saudi and … Continue reading
See it here.
Does the Saudi regime (the mastermind of the counter-revolution) think it’s a beacon of freedom, democracy, human rights, and religious tolerance to offer such words? I mean, it’s an utter joke for the Saudi authorities, the most brutal and sectarian … Continue reading
See the video here.
WSJ: Bahrain plans to try in a military court nearly 50 doctors and nurses who treated antigovernment protesters during months of unrest, broadening the ruling Al-Khalifa family’s crackdown on Shiite opposition supporters. Bahrain’s Justice Ministry confirmed Tuesday that 23 doctors … Continue reading
The Independent: The intimidation and detention of doctors treating dying and injured pro-democracy protesters in Bahrain is revealed today in a series of chilling emails obtained by The Independent. At least 32 doctors, including surgeons, physicians, paediatricians and obstetricians, have … Continue reading
AP: DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — About 150 athletes, coaches and referees have been suspended from their local clubs as part of wide-ranging crackdown on anti-government dissent in Bahrain, an athletics official said Monday. A committee formed last week … Continue reading
The Guardian: A Bahraini woman who witnessed her father, a well-known human rights activist, being seized by masked soldiers, beaten unconscious and then taken into custody, has told the Guardian that she is willing to die on hunger strike unless … Continue reading