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War of the Worlds erupts in Bahrain....F1 thinks they'll have a race

War of the Worlds erupts in Bahrain....F1 thinks they'll have a race | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

TIMELINE – 7TH APRIL 2012 12.35 GMT:

Yesterday, Friday, there were numerous rallies across Bahrain demanding the release of Abdulhadi AlKhawaja and a responding crackdown by police in Samaheej, Nuwaidrat, Burhama, Eker and Jidhafs. A video of the Jidhafs march is HERE:

In scenes that are starting to look like clips from the Spielberg film “War of the Worlds”, a police vehicle in Samaheej was reported gutted after a Molotov cocktail attack and police in turn fired tear gas, rubber bullets and sprayed demonstrators with hot water from a water cannon.....

 

http://www.petercliffordonline.com/bahrain-news/

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Bahrain 'should not happen', says MP - Yahoo! Eurosport

Bahrain 'should not happen', says MP - Yahoo! Eurosport | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Labour MP Richard Burden has joined calls for the Bahrain Grand Prix to be cancelled amid fresh concerns about the ongoing political trouble in the Gulf island state.


Former world champion Damon Hill said this week that the FIA should rethink the hosting of the Sakhir race amid the continued unrest in the kingdom.

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F1: Formula One - BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX - IS IT ALL ABOUT MONEY?

F1: Formula One - BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX - IS IT ALL ABOUT MONEY? | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Well, contrary to what Ecclestone wants us to believe, it does have something to do with money, and not just a little bit of money, but a lot of money. Not only Bahrain and the Formula One Management (FOM) will lose money, also the teams will lose money if the race is cancelled again. So, what is at stake? Formula Money, who is an expert in Formula One finances, has published some interesting figures concerning the Bahrain Grand Prix. ....

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F1 Poll Result | Should the Bahrain GP go ahead in 2012? | Crash.Net

Vote on if the Bahrain F1 should be held in 2012!

 

[ 2:1 against as of 4/2/2012.......]

[ 3:1 against as of 4/3/2012.......]

 

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'Contingency plans for Bahrain axing' | Best plan is to #Boycott the #Bahrain #F1 !

'Contingency plans for Bahrain axing' | Best plan is to #Boycott the #Bahrain #F1 ! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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The teams, though, aren't as sure as Ecclestone that the grand prix will go ahead.

According to Auto Moto und Sport the majority of the pending is making contingency plans should the event be cancelled at the last minute.

The German publication claims that teams have already reserved tickets for their staff back to Europe from China, which takes place a week before Bahrain.

They have also made plans for the freight, including their cars, to be transported back to Europe via Dubai rather than head from Shanghai to Bahrain.

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Bahrain Grand Prix organisers launch 'PR offensive' as poll says 'race is not right' - Telegraph

Bahrain Grand Prix organisers launch 'PR offensive' as poll says 'race is not right' - Telegraph | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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About 60 per cent of nearly 10,000 international fans polled said it was “not right” for the grand prix to go ahead this year. Only 24 per cent said it was right. The full results of the survey will be published in the April issue of the magazine, which goes on sale on Thursday.
The results will come as no great surprise to organisers of the race who have been battling the negative perception of their country ever since a brutal crackdown on civil unrest last spring left at least 35 dead and many more injured. ...

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Bloody Bahrain F1.....the mayhem begins!

Bloody Bahrain F1.....the mayhem begins! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Bahrain F1.....the mother of all blood-baths......

 

[Ecclestone is in for a rude awakening......The real joke is on the Khalifa's, however!  They think this is going to improve their image!  The World will get a front-seat to view their atrocities against their own people.......Worldwide coverage!  ]

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Should formula one dump the Bahrain Grand Prix ?

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...“We will do a campaign for drivers and teams to boycott. The government wants Formula One to tell the outside world that everything is back to normal,” said Nabeel Rajab, vice president for Bahrain Center for Human Rights.

“Formula One, if they come, they are helping the government to say [it is normal]. We would prefer it if they didn’t take part. I am sure the drivers and teams respect human rights.”

“The FIA should consider the serious abuse of human rights in Bahrain and the fact that to this day authorities continue to suppress pro-democracy protests.” Mariwan Hama-Saeed of New York-based Human Rights Watch told Arabian Business.

“I doubt that Formula One can be a success in a country where serious human rights abuses have been committed. The political situation is unstable and polarised in Bahrain. We are very concerned about the government’s commitment to implement meaningful reform.”

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Bahrain scrambles to keep F1 race on track |

Bahrain scrambles to keep F1 race on track  | | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Government eager to host Grand Prix after embarrassing cancellation last year due to its atrocious crackdown on Human Rights.

 

 [Ecclestone will have the 'Mother of all disruptions' in lieu of his race!]

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14FEB BAHRAIN REVOLUTION ~ Save F1 Reputation: No Bahrain F1 !.....أنقذو سمعة الفورمولا

دماءنا وقود محركاتكم our blood is your fuel F1 = support killing https://twitter.com/#!/F1KillsBahrain1...

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No Bahrain F1

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No Bahrain F1

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Bahrain unrest 'continually monitored', say FIA....[calling the Khalifas isn't 'monitoring']

Bahrain unrest 'continually monitored', say FIA....[calling the Khalifas isn't 'monitoring'] | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

You don't get 100,000 people risking their lives in protest for nothing.

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"But there is an even more troubling thought, which is this: is F1 playing brinkmanship for purely financial reasons while people are putting their lives in peril to protest against this event?"

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Ex-champion Hill urges Bahrain GP rethink

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Former world champion Damon Hill on Thursday demanded a rethink over the contentious Bahrain Grand Prix which is due to take place in two weeks despite ongoing anti-government protests in the troubled Gulf state.
Hill was part of a fact-finding mission to Bahrain, which also included FIA chief Jean Todt, earlier this year and expressed his support for a return of the race which had been cancelled in 2011.
But a violent crackdown on demonstrations has continued, prompting Shiite activists to demand the race be scrapped.
"What we must put above all else is what will be the penalty in terms of human cost if the race goes ahead?" Hill told The Guardian. ....

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Damon Hill voices fresh concern over staging Bahrain Grand Prix

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The 1996 Formula One world champion Damon Hill has urged the sport to consider "the pain, anger and tension in Bahrain" before deciding to go ahead with the Grand Prix there in just over two weeks.

Hill, who is due to attend the race on 22 April as a member of the Sky Sports commentary team, and who appeared to support the event earlier in the year, has voiced fresh concerns. He said: "What we must put above all else is what will be the penalty in terms of human cost if the race goes ahead.

"It would be a bad state of affairs, and bad for Formula One, to be seen to be enforcing martial law in order to hold the race. That is not what this sport should be about. Looking at it today you'd have to say that [the race] could be creating more problems than it's solving."

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The F1 Times | Civilian killed in Bahrain F1 protests #BloodyF1

The F1 Times | Civilian killed in Bahrain F1 protests  #BloodyF1 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

A man has died in Bahrain following an F1 protest in the unsettled kingdom. 22-year-old Ahmed Ismael Abdulsamad was shot in the right thigh on Saturday as he filmed a protest in the Shia village of Salmabad that plainclothes security forces tried to break up with tear gas and rubber bullets.

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Bahrain youths protest against Formula One

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"We (object to) holding a sports race that belittles the sacrifices of our children and ignores our suffering and wounds," said a statement read by a youth dressed in a white death shroud and a black hood, according to a video posted online.
"Do not tarnish the reputation of the respected auto sport with the blood of Bahrain victims."
On Twitter, a whole campaign has been launched against the return of the Grand Prix to Bahrain.
"Stop, my blood is flowing" and "race over blood," were two slogans posted by activists on Twitter, where hashtags like BloodyF1 and NoF1 generate scores of tweets. ...

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ESPN Report on Arrest & Torture of The Athletes Of Bahrain

The Athletes Of Bahrain http://www.bahrainrights.org/en/node/4829 http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7209835...

 

[....and F1 motorsports is going here to hold a race....unbelievable myopia and ignorance.....]

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FIA deny they are preparing to cancel the 2012 Bahrain GP? – Updated « Circuit News « F1 cities

FIA deny they are preparing to cancel the 2012 Bahrain GP? – Updated « Circuit News « F1 cities | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The FIA has denied earlier reports, discussed on this site, that the 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix was set to be cancelled with an announcement to be made on the Thursday before the Chinese Grand Prix...
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Why the Bahrain Grand Prix must be cancelled immediately – Telegraph Blogs

Why the Bahrain Grand Prix must be cancelled immediately – Telegraph Blogs | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
There is now no question in my mind that the Bahrain Grand Prix must be cancelled. Why wait until next week? Bernie should do it now.

There are times when sport needs to take a back seat and this is definitely one of those times – no matter how much money is involved or how many interested parties there are (and remember, it's not just F1's pockets which are being lined by the grand prix, a cancellation would hit the local economy too, small businesses etc).
The latest reports, in particular this one by Nicholas D Kristoff of the NY Times, paint a terrifying picture of a country that has lost control and lost the plot.

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“I don’t think it’s anything serious”, says #F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone about #Bahrain

“I don’t think it’s anything serious”, says #F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone about #Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Guardian: Bernie Ecclestone resists calls to cancel Bahrain Grand Prix 

 

[Ecclestone thinks with his wallet......FOOL!]

 

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No Bahrain F1 !

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No Bahrain F1

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No Bahrain F!!

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