This video from the USA is called Making a Guy Fawkes mask mould – again – this time a little better.
This video from the USA is called Making a Guy Fawkes Mask – Part 3 – Occupy Art – Occupy your Heart.
From daily The Independent in Britain:
Anti-protest: Bahrain bans import of plastic Guy Fawkes masks
By Samuel Muston
Monday 25 February 2013
The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Industry and Commerce Minister, Hassan Fakhro, issued an unusual decree this week: he banned the importation of a plastic face mask. Anyone caught importing the V for Vendetta Guy Fawkes mask now faces arrest, as anti-government protesters in the country have been using them to stay anonymous.
The stylised visage of Guy Fawkes became popular among protesters after the 2005 Hollywood film depicted thousands marching on Parliament wearing them.
Yet, while it has became an icon for protesters from members of the Occupy Wall Street movement to London demonstrators taking on the Church of Scientology, it has also been a key part of protests in the Arab Spring and Middle Eastern protests that have continued since the heady days of 2011.
Sadly, though, it is but a mask. And the thing about a masks is, you can print them, paint them or draw them yourself. Unless the minister plans to ban all such activity it seems an action as futile as the real Guy Fawkes’s.
Protests were held in opposition-heavy villages across Bahrain on Tuesday as demonstrators demanded that the government release the body of a 20-year-old who died last week from injuries sustained during earlier clashes with police: here.
Bahrain: Activists in Hiding as Crisis Continues: here.
Manama: A masked teenager who was hit by a car as he attempted to block a road with tyres to be set ablaze has been admitted to Bahrain’s main hospital after his family initially hesitated to seek medical treatment fearing punitive action by the authorities: here.
Gulf states accused of co-ordinated crackdown on dissent: here.
German military exports to Persian Gulf nations doubled in 2012 amid repeatedly-voiced international concerns over gross human rights violations in the region. The German government has been fiercely accused of unscrupulousness in arms sales: here.
Gulf Air, the Bahrain-based carrier, is undertaking drastic measures to restructure operations and cut jobs to revive competitiveness. The company’s plan to lay-off about 15 per cent of it’s staff and close four more routes in January have annoyed the union which represents airline staff: here.
- Bahrain Bans Guy Fawkes (order-order.com)
- Bahrain protesters jam highway, clash with security forces (thestar.com)