Posts Tagged ‘Bahrain’

  • Email Obama to speak out on Libya
    Email President Obama to speak out on Libya. I know he’s not all powerful, but his silence is damaging. What’s our excuse now? Bahrain is an ally. Has Gaddafi become one too? http://www.emailthepresident.com/
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Relative number of deaths in Bahrain and Libya compared to Egypt
    To put in perspective the numbers of people in the streets and the number of protesters, it’s important to think in percentages of population and not raw numbers. Egypt has 80+ million. Libya has 6.5 million. Bahrain has less than 800,000. Think of the relative number of deaths compared to Egypt: 100 deaths in Libya is like 1200 in Egypt. 10 deaths in Manama is like...
    by at February 19th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • Bahrain is also fight between Sunni and Shi’a (Shiite)
    The struggle in Egypt was a unifying force. Egypt is predominantly Sunni. Coptic Christians are estimated to be about 25% of a population of 80+ million. Secular Egyptians and religious Egyptians joined hands to bring down Mubarak. In Bahrain, the ruling faction of royal family and police are Sunni. About 80% of the Bahraini population is Shi’a, which we call Shiite...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Libyans and Bahrainis being shot down in the streets
    Live ammunition is being used on the streets of Manama, Bahrain and in several cities in Libya, with the most violent in Benghazi. In Bahrain, peaceful demonstrators are being shot with a special buckshot. The crowd has even been attacked by military helicopters according to a phone interview from Bahrain with Mohammed Al Maskati of the Bahrain youth movement. A doctor...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • Watch video from Bahrain hospital
    A doctor is almost beaten to death. A nurse on the scene is beaten. They are doing their jobs to save people, but the police brutalize everyone they come in contact with. Watch this video footage from Al Jazeera.
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 07:02 pm
  • Bahraini doctors protest massacre
    photo by Haytham Abdulla - Plixi Gulf News is reporting that security forces control the capital city of Manama after clearing sleeping protesters from a main square. They used tear gas, clubs, rubber bullets and even live fire in a pre-dawn raid in Pearl Square. Men, women and children were peacefully demonstrating there the past days. At least four persons are reported...
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Journalists attacked thru-out Middle East
    According to CPJ (Committee to Protect Journalists), journalists have been obstructed, assaulted or detained in Libya, Bahrain, Iran and Yemen. That comes as no surprise. These are dangerous places to be for anyone and the sight of a camera must be like a red flag to the raging bulls of the regimes intent on staying in power. These countries are not democracies; they don’t...
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Sandmonkey retweeting for Middle East revolutions
    Sandmonkey is carrying the torch for fellow democracy protesters in the hotbed of brewing revolutions in the Middle East: 2 hours ago: “Dear Iran, Algeria and Bahrain revolution tweets, please let me know who u r, so I can follow u and retweet u.” He got lots of replies:”Don’t forget Libya!!!” By the way – although I like Sandmonkey...
    by at February 16th, 2011 at 10:02 am