After Tunisia and Egypt, Bahrain?


This video is called Poverty in Bahrain on CNN.

From The Raw Story in the USA:

Bahrain cyber-activists urge ‘revolt’

By Agence France-Presse

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 — 11:31 am

DUBAI – A Facebook page urging “revolt” in Bahrain replicating similar calls elsewhere in the Arab world had by Tuesday amassed more than 6,000 “likes” on the social networking site.

“This is your chance to open the door for political and standard of living reforms, especially with the changes going on now in the Middle East. We will all chant ‘The people want to reform the regime’ on February 14,” a post said.

Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter have played a major role in a wave of protests around the Arab world — fanned by poverty and unemployment — that have grown into revolts in Tunisia and Egypt.

The Bahraini activists listed 14 demands which include “releasing all (political) detainees and compensating them, reforming the judiciary system…, banning alcohol and prostitution… (and) halting torture and human rights abuses.”

They also called for the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, the Gulf kingdom’s only premier since independence four decades ago, as well as amendments to the constitution to allow genuine popular participation in government.

Shiite-majority Bahrain is ruled by the Sunni Al-Khalifa family of King Hamad, which retains a tight grip on the premiership and key ministries.

Get Internet Access When Your Government Shuts It Down – PCWorld: here.

WORKERS and youth in Cairo held mass demonstrations yesterday following the release of the detained Google executive and facebook radical Wael Ghonim: here.

USA: National Egyptian Solidarity March Sat, Feb 12th, “Lafayette Park”, Washington DC 1PM: here.

Update on the Tunisian Revolution: Interview with Fahem Boukadous, Tunisian journalist: here.

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