"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…

Exposed: The US-Saudi Libya deal – by Pepe Escobar in Common Dreams Org

You invade Bahrain. We take out Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. This, in short, is the essence of a deal struck between the Barack Obama administration and the House of Saud. Two diplomatic sources at the United Nations independently confirmed that Washington, via Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, gave the go-ahead for Saudi Arabia to invade…

Bahrain:Medical staff were prevented from treating the victims of violence, even the Doctor was beaten up by army says the Amnesty International report

Amnesty International Condemns “Reckless Disregard for Human Life” in Bahrain as Protesters Give Details of Bloody Crackdown ***** BAHRAIN – March 16 – Bahraini protesters today told Amnesty International of bloody scenes on the streets as government security forces stepped up their violent crackdown on demonstrations and blocked access to hospitals. Government forces also surrounded…

CyberDissidents.org Launches Blogger Board – CDO news February 18, 2011

Ahl Makka adra bishi`abuha The people of Mecca know its paths — Arabic proverb Unprecedented tumult has rocked the Middle East in the past two weeks. Hundreds of thousands of Arabs have taken to the streets to protest dictatorship and corruption. As the above proverb notes, it is the people of the region who understand its…