"The United States Is Not Qualified to Intervene on Behalf of Democracy in the Region": Al-Jazeera Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor – Jadaliyya Reports

[Image from Al-Jazeera Interview with Bassam Haddad] This interview was conducted with Jadaliyya Co-Editor, Bassam Haddad, on the role of the United States in Syria. After five months of continuous suppression of protests in Syria, resulting in nearly 2000 deaths and more than 15,000 arrests, the Syrian regime is facing growing regional and international pressures…

Locked up for reading a poem:Ayat al-Gormezi, the woman who symbolises Bahrain’s fight for freedom – The Independent News

Ayat al-Gormezi was forced to give herself up after police raided her parents’ house and made four of her brothers lie on the floor at gunpoint    More pictures   Bahrain’s security forces are increasingly targeting women in their campaign against pro-democracy protesters despite yesterday lifting martial law in the island kingdom.  Ayat al-Gormezi, 20,…

Bahrainis demand justice and equal rights for all – Young Germany de news

The revolutions sweeping the Middle East are contagious. The day after the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Bahrain’s youth called for demonstrations via Facebook and Twitter. Even with the latest government crackdown, demonstrators say they will not be intimidated.   Hussain Abdel Rahman, his wife Basma Hussein and their small child in the Pearl…