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Bahrain and Yemen declare war on their protesters

March 19, 2011

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/bahrain-and-yemen-declare-war-on-their-protesters-2247066.html 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

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  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

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http://www.thenation.com/article/158991/arab-spring 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

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http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/empire/2011/02/20112211027266463.html ‘The genie is out of the bottle’ Assessing a changing Arab world with Noam Chomsky and Al Jazeera’s Marwan Bishara Aljazeera <http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/empire/2011/02/20112211027266463.html> 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

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/they-didnt-run-away-they-faced-the-bullets-headon-2219267.html 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

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