Bahrain Newslinks 10-14 February 2012

14 February 2012williambowles.info

VIDEO: Protests on Bahrain anniversary
BBC News Today at 13:30
Police try to prevent people marking the anniversary of pro-democracy protests in Bahrain’s capital, after a second day of clashes in outlying villages.

Protests on Bahrain anniversary
BBC News Today at 11:25
Police prevent people marking the anniversary of pro-democracy protests in Bahrain’s capital, but clashes are reported in outlying villages.

THE ROVING EYE : Why Bahrain is not Syria
Asia Times Online Today at 11:00
The United States tells the Syrian regime to step aside for a democratic transition, while one year after crushing protests Bahrain’s monarch gets more weapons. Consider Russian and Chinese support for Syria and Bahrain’s strategic importance for the defender of the ‘free world’ and the dissonance passes, unlike the air of repression in the kingdom. – Pepe Escobar (Feb 14, ’12)

Bahrain activists hit by tear gas
BBC News Today at 07:49
Security forces in Bahrain fire tear gas at protesters as the first anniversary of pro-democracy demonstrations in the Gulf kingdom dawns.

Bahrain: A Forgotten Arab Spring by Sean Fenley
Dandelion Salad Today at 04:14
by Sean Fenley Guest Writer Dandelion Salad The Anything and Everything February 12, 2012 ‘This is about whether this council, during a time of sweeping change in the Middle East, will stand with peaceful protesters crying out for freedom, or with a regime of thugs with guns that tramples human dignity and human rights.’ – Susan […]

American Citizens Deported from Bahrain for Human Rights Work
Dandelion Salad Today at 01:22
Dandelion Salad Freegaza Feb. 12, 2012 Government Cracks Down on International Witnesses as Bahrainis Prepare for Return to Pearl Roundabout For immediate release Contact: Adam Shapiro +353-85-236-0262 (UK/Ireland) Jessica Rafael:+973-3345-1787 (in Bahrain) February 12, 2011 (Manama) – Radhika Sainath and Huwaida Arraf, chair of the Free Gaza movement, were arrested yesterday while filming police repression […]

Those trying to drive Bahrain into a dark tunnel will fail…
Gulf Daily News
MANAMA: Bahrain’s leaders called for wisdom and restraint on the first
anniversary of last year’s unrest – and vowed that those seeking to drive
the country into a ‘dark tunnel’ would not succeed. The earnest call came
on the eve of the first …
http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=323683

Iran summons Bahrain envoy over embassy protest
The Daily Star
TEHRAN: Iran has summoned Bahrain’s envoy to Tehran to protest a
demonstration outside its embassy in Manama on the anniversary of a Shiite
uprising in the Gulf Arab kingdom, media reported. “Iran has submitted an
official protest to the Bahraini …
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Feb-14/163206-iran-summons-bahrain-envoy-over-embassy-protest.ashx

Bahrain Erupts Before Protest Anniversary
Wall Street Journal
Thousands of protesters who had been attending a legal antigovernment rally
marched Monday afternoon down a highway to the capital, Manama, headed for
Pearl Roundabout, the cradle of Bahrain’s uprising last year. Protesters
hurled rocks and Molotov …
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204062704577221083414153346.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Abrams: Turning point in Bahrain
CNN (blog)
By Elliott Abrams, CFR.org Today, February 14, is the anniversary of the
date when demonstrations began in Bahrain last year. No events connected to
the so-called “Arab Spring” have been as depressing as those in
Bahrain.
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/14/abrams-turning-point-in-bahrain/

Fired Shias want Bahrain jobs back
Al Jazeera
It’s been one year since anti-government protests started in Bahrain.
Nearly 2000 mainly Shia Muslim workers in both the private and public
sector lost their jobs as punishment for their perceived participation in
the protests.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJeKxGwnoZg

PROTESTS RISE AS BAHRAIN MARKS UPRISING
Arab Times Kuwait English Daily
Bahraini police clashed with protesters on Monday, witnesses said, as the
kingdom’s security chief warned citizens not to heed calls by activists to
mark the first anniversary of a Shiite-led uprising. One year after a
month-long pro-democracy protest …
http://www.arabtimesonline.com/NewsDetails/tabid/96/smid/414/ArticleID/179615/reftab/36/t/PROTESTS-RISE-AS-BAHRAIN-MARKS-UPRISING/Default.aspx

UK Parliament group says Bahrain GP should not be cancelled
autosport.com
An All-Party Group from the British parliament has expressed its
disagreement with calls to cancel the Bahrain Grand Prix. In another letter
published by The Times today, the UK-Bahrain All-Party Parliamentary Group
said it believes that the grand prix …
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/97517

Anonymous Takes Down Web Sites of Bahrain Government, US Maker of Teargas Used …
International Business Times
Stay tuned for more,” hacker collective Anonymous tweeted on Tuesday after
it apparently hacked a number of Web sites, including that of the Bahrain
government and the US maker of teargas used on protesters in Bahrain last
month.
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/298107/20120214/anonymous-takes-down-bahrain-government-web-sites.htm

Who is Bahrain’s hired US ‘top cop’?
The National
MIAMI // Two months into the job of reforming Bahrain’s police, American
“top cop” John Timoney was being tested yesterday as Bahrainis marked the
anniversary of popular demonstrations against the regime with marches in
the streets.
http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/middle-east/who-is-bahrains-hired-us-top-cop

Schaeffer-Duffy denied entrance to Bahrain
Worcester Telegram
Peace activist Claire Schaeffer-Duffy of Worcester was denied entrance into
Bahrain yesterday, a day before the anniversary of the country’s uprising.
Customs agents revoked her tourist visa after they took her into a holding
cell for questioning and …
http://www.telegram.com/article/20120214/NEWS/102149994/1246

A Tale of Two Repressions: Bahrain and Syria
Forbes
In symmetry that seems almost too perfect, much as Syria is a significant
consumer of Russian weapons and hosts a Russian naval base, Bahrain is a
significant consumer of American weapons and hosts an American naval base.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/markadomanis/2012/02/13/a-tale-of-two-repressions-bahrain-and-syria/

Video: Bahraini forces arrested and beated a peaceful protester in the village …
ABNA.ir
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Bahrain King Hamdad Bin Issa al-Khalifa ordered
security forces and troops to severely encounter any public gathering all
around the country especially in the capital Manama, on the first
anniversary of the Shi’a and Sunni …
http://abna.ir/data.asp?lang=3&Id=296448

AFT Urges Release of Imprisoned Bahraini Union Leader
AFT – A Union of Professionals (press release)
AFT Executive Vice President Francine Lawrence passes a letter for the
ambassador through the locked gates of the Bahrain embassy. Photo by
Michael Campbell. On the eve of the first anniversary of the beginning of
pro-democracy demonstrations in …
http://www.aft.org/newspubs/news/2012/021312bahrain.cfm

Britain introduces ‘kettling’ in Bahrain
Press TV
The former head of the British police has introduced crowd control tactic
of “kettling” in Bahrain, where he has been hired by al-Khalifa regime
to crush dissent. The Bahraini regime, whose police used excessive force
and torture in its brutal …
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/226511.html

A Year of Protest in Bahrain Ends as It Began, in Clouds of Tear Gas …
By By ROBERT MACKEY
The police in Bahrain fired tear gas and stun grenades at thousands of
protesters on Monday, blocking a march to the former site of the Lulu
Roundabout, or Pearl Square, in Manama, the capital.
http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/13/a-year-of-protest-in-bahrain-ends-as-it-began-in-clouds-of-tear-gas/

World News – Bahrain police fire tear gas at protesters
By msnbc.com staff and news services
MANAMA — Security forces in Bahrain fired tear gas and stun grenades at
protesters trying to occupy a landmark square in the nation’s capital on
Monday ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Gulf kingdom’s Shiite-led
uprising.
http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/13/10398453-bahrainpolice-fire-tear-gas-at-protesters

Battling Over the Legacy of Bahrain’s Pearl Roundabout – By Toby …
By casey.marye
On February 14, the uprising in Bahrain will be one year old. The results
are depressing. The government’s brutal crackdown persists and protesters
continue their efforts to return to the intersection that was colloquially
known as Lulu or the …
http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/02/13/battling_over_the_legacy_of_bahrain_s_pearl_roundabout

Bahrain police fire tear-gas and stun grenades at Shiite protesters …
By RT
Police have fired stun grenades and tear-gas at crowds in the Bahraini
capital, Manama, as demonstrators attempted to occupy the landmark Pearl
Square ahead of the first anniversary of anti-Sunni protests.
http://rt.com/news/shiite-bahrain-protest-sunni-211/

BREAKING / POLL: US Blocking Weapons Sales to #Bahrain Over …
By Scott Stearns
Washington is blocking $53 million in arms sales to Bahrain because of
unfulfilled security sector reforms as clashes between riot police and
anti-government.
http://middleeastvoices.com/2012/02/breaking-poll-us-blocking-weapons-sales-to-bahrain-over-lack-of-progress-on-security-reforms/

American Citizens Deported from Bahrain for Human Rights Work …
By dandelionsalad
(Manama) – Radhika Sainath and Huwaida Arraf, chair of the Free Gaza
movement, were arrested yesterday while filming police repression of a
peaceful demonstration in Manama, have been deported by the Bahraini
government.
http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/american-citizens-deported-from-bahrain-for-human-rights-work/

Arab League Rolls Cultural Red Carpet for Bahrain | Al Akhbar English
By Adel
Arab League Rolls Cultural Red Carpet for Bahrain. An anti-government
protester shows a victory sign to riot police during clashes in the village
of Sanabis, west of Manama, 12 February 2012. The selection of Manama as
the capital of Arab
http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/arab-league-rolls-cultural-red-carpet-bahrain

Protests rise as Bahrain marks uprising ‘versary | Kuwait Times
By Kuwait Times
DUBAI: Bahraini police clashed with protesters yesterday, witnesses said,
as the public security chief warned citizens not to heed calls by activists
to mark the first anniversary of a Shiite-led uprising. One year after
month-long pro-democracy …
http://new.kuwaittimes.net/2012/02/14/protests-rise-as-bahrain-marks-uprising-versary/

Bahrain tense ahead of planned protests
By mwcnews@gmail.com (Agencies)
Bahrain has deployed thousands of security forces to confront
anti-government protesters ahead of the first anniversary of the start of a
Shia-led uprising that seeks to loosen the ruling Sunni dynasty’s monopoly
on power. Opposition groups …
http://mwcnews.net/news/middle-east/16845-bahrain-tense.html

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Tear-gas used to disperse thousands-strong Shiite demo in Bahrain
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 19:06
Police have fired stun grenades and tear-gas at crowds in the Bahraini capital, Manama, as demonstrators attempted to occupy the landmark Pearl Square ahead of the first anniversary of anti-Sunni protests.

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Riot police smother anniversary protest in Bahrain
Morning Star Yesterday at 15:24
US-backed authorities in Bahrain deployed thousands of riot police on Sunday to prevent civil rights activists from gathering at Manama’s Pearl Square, the focal point of last year’s short-lived uprising against the Khalifa clan’s monopoly on power.

U.S.-Backed Bahraini Forces Arrest and Deport Two American Peace Activists Acting As Human Shields
Democracy Now! Yesterday at 13:46
On Saturday, Bahrain arrested and detained two American citizens, Huwaida Arraf and Radhika Sainath, for their role in recent protests. They were deported Sunday and returned to New York last night. Both Arraf and Sainath are human rights activists and members of the Witness Bahrain initiative, which places international observers in the country in the hopes of preventing violence by security forces.

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“Sectarian Syrian Oppositionists: For Israel, GCC, and USA, Against Bahraini and Palestinian Liberation Struggles?”

MRZine.org 11/02/2012 at 20:12
The attempt by sectarian Syrian oppositionists to silence Bahraini and Palestinian voices documented below by Maath Musleh and Sara Yasin occurred at a demonstration ostensibly for all Arab revolts organized by Amnesty International at Trafalgar Square, London, 11 February 2011. (It is noteworthy, though, that Amnesty International itself gives top billing to Syria in its post-event press release.). . . . ‘BREAKING: confirmed Syrian protesters deliberately meant to interrupt the speech of the Palestinian

Bahrainis hold mass anti-regime demo
Strategic Culture Foundation 10/02/2012 at 20:06

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