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Bahrain and Yemen declare war on their protesters

March 19, 2011

0 With 42 killed in Sanaa, regimes show they will keep power at any cost By Patrick Cockburn Sunday, 20 March 2011 afp/getty images More protests hit both Yemen (above) and Bahrain yesterday   Abrutal counter-revolution is sweeping through the Arabian Peninsula as Bahrain and Yemen both declare war on reform movements and ferociously try […]

The revolt comes to Saudi Arabia

March 7, 2011


  Meaningful change in the Middle East is not possible until the malign influence of the House of Saud is lifted. For nearly eight decades it has served as a bulwark of American power in the region, and in more recent years has emerged as a key ally of Israel. When Israel was devastating Lebanon […]

The Arab Spring

March 5, 2011

0 Rashid Khalidi March 3, 2011   |    This article appeared in the March 21, 2011 edition of The Nation. Suddenly, to be an Arab has become a good thing. People all over the Arab world feel a sense of pride in shaking off decades of cowed passivity under dictatorships that ruled with no deference […]

The Genie is out of the bottle

February 25, 2011

0 ‘The genie is out of the bottle’ Assessing a changing Arab world with Noam Chomsky and Al Jazeera’s Marwan Bishara Aljazeera <> Massive public protests continue to sweep the Middle East and North Africa in countries including Bahrain, Libya, Yemen and Iran – many being met with violent government crackdowns. We speak to Marwan […]

Robert Fisk in Bahrain: ‘They didn’t run away. They faced the bullets head-on’

February 19, 2011

0 After Egypt’s revolution, the people have lost their fear Saturday, 19 February 2011 Getty Images ‘They didn’t run away. They faced the bullets head-on.’     “Massacre – it’s a massacre,” the doctors were shouting. Three dead. Four dead. One man was carried past me on a stretcher in the emergency room, blood spurting […]

Protesters killed in Bahrain demonstrations

February 19, 2011