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Lethal crackdown in Bahrain is “Made in the US”. Further unrest in Yemen: here.
More on Bahrain is here.
Protests spread to cities throughout Iraq yesterday, as demonstrators demanded jobs and social services and voiced their opposition to the various corrupt local authorities supported by the US-backed occupation regime. These are the latest of several days of protests, inspired by the mass revolutionary struggles that toppled President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia and President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt: here.
Thomas Buonomo, Iraq Veterans Against the War: “On 15 February 2011, the Guardian reported that Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, code-named ‘Curveball‘ by U.S. intelligence officials, admitted to fabricating knowledge of Saddam Hussein’s alleged biological weapons program. Despite clear warnings from CIA officials, the Bush administration used Mr. Janabi’s information in public statements and reports to Congress that influenced its vote to authorize military force against Iraq”: here.
CIA warned about ‘Curveball’ by German ministers: here.
Libyan regime attempts to crush uprising: here.
Oil workers in Iraq’s Kirkuk threaten strike over work conditions
Around 300 workers at Iraq’s state-owned North Oil Company (NOC) in Kirkuk warned February 12 that they would go on strike if their work conditions did not improve, threatening the country’s vital oil production.
The company employs 15,000 people, including 3,700 day workers, who are expected to join a strike.
“We are pleased with the results of events in Tunisia and Egypt,” said Farhad Khaled Jabbar, one of the protesters.
“They (the government) should pay attention and respond to our demands, otherwise we will stop work and it is we who produce the wealth of this country, which ends up in the pockets of officials and MPs,” he said.
Last year, Kirkuk exported 150 million barrels of oil, bringing in $11.5 billion. Production from Kirkuk is exported through a pipeline linked to the Turkish Mediterranean port of Ceyhan.
If the threatened strike goes ahead, it will be the first such action since the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003.