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These appear to be the C4 launchers used in Bahrain ?!

These appear to be the C4 launchers used in Bahrain ?! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Please feel free to express your displeasure with this company!  Here is where to vent your anger about their capitalistic fervor in exploiting the sufferings of Bahrainis for their own corporate profits!

 

Combined Sytems AKA PennArms

388 Kinsman Rd, Jamestown, PA., 16134

Contact Information

Phone: 724-932-2177
Fax: 724-932-2166 
E-mail: Sales@combinedsystems.com

 

https://www.combinedsystems.com/

 

see also:  http://is.gd/pw9CBI ;   &  http://is.gd/t2Wi52 ; & http://is.gd/X6Mu6R

[I wonder if the opposition can order these same weapons and give the SF's and the regime a taste of their own medicine?]

 

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British intelligence gathering firm assists Bahraini regime amidst crackdown

British intelligence gathering firm assists Bahraini regime amidst crackdown | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

I wrote recently about the army of Western PR firms hired by the Bahraini regime to whitewash its image. ...

While none of this is directly incriminating, this is enough circumstantial evidence to demand to know exactly what is going on. If nothing else, one should be asking why a British firm is working with the Bahraini regime's security apparatus, which has committed serious human rights abuses in its crackdown on the democracy movement.

If you'd like to pay them a visit, Olton's office in Bahrain is located on Level 22 of the West Tower at the Bahrain Financial Harbour. Or if you are in the UK, their office is at One Wood Street, London, EC2V 7WS.

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EA WorldView - Home - Bahrain Opinion: "Loonies" and The Sins of Bell Pottinger

EA WorldView - Home - Bahrain Opinion: "Loonies" and The Sins of Bell Pottinger | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Of course, if he meant by "best in class", the best of PR firms that take money from King Hamad of Bahrain or President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, that would be a very fair point. Public relations companies exist to ensure that their clients get a fair hearing whoever those clients are. However, the line is drawn for the "best in class" when promotion moves into manipulation of information for propaganda.

If Bingle wants to put food on his table from money received by defending men who arrest and prosecute doctors for treating injured unarmed protesters, or who boil people to death that is something with which he has to live. But there are ethical ways of carrying out that professional activity. When the means are far from ethical, the people asking questions are not hostile journalists. They are also professionals, doing their job of asking others about unprofessional conduct.

Bingle's tweet and Bell Pottinger's conduct have not just shown questionable morals. They have demonstrated a failure in how to do their jobs, one illustrated when staff have to get lessons from Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales on how exactly to follow the encyclopedia's guidelines. In the words of Wales yesterday:

Some press are now receiving a statement from Bell Pottinger that they followed Wikipedia guidlines. That is flatly false.

Bell Pottinger behaved unethically and broke several Wikipedia rules in doing so. The public record can be seen by anyone.

Bell Pottinger continuing to insist that they did nothing wrong at Wikipedia is a total farce.

So how far are people willing to sink their professionalism for money? In this case, pretty damn far. Ethics can be ignored. Personal attacks against professional journalists are self-defense.

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Freemuse: Bahrain: Marcel Khalife: Sorry, I won’t be going to Bahrain

Freemuse: Bahrain: Marcel Khalife: Sorry, I won’t be going to Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Following the Freemuse campaign supporting cultural workers in Bahrain, Lebanese oud master Marcel Khalife expresses his support for his colleagues in Bahrain.
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UK firm denies 'cyber-spy' deal

UK firm denies 'cyber-spy' deal | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A British firm offered to supply "cyber-spy" technology used by Egypt to target pro-democracy activists, documents seen by the BBC suggest.

 

Please feel free to express your displeasure with this firm:

 

Gamma International (uk) Ltd
14 Basepoint Business &
Innovation Centre - Caxton Close
East Portway Ind. Est.
Andover
Hamsphire
SP10 3FG
United Kingdom

 

Tel: +44 (0)1264 326 559
Fax: +44 (0)1264 326 562


Email: info@gammagroup.com
Website: https://www.gammagroup.com/Default.aspx

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Bahrainis demand air show cancellation

Bahrainis demand air show cancellation | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Bahrainis demand cancellation of a foreign-sponsored 2012 air show over Manama's rights abuses.
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An epilogue for Liliane Khalil

An epilogue for Liliane Khalil | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
While fake journalist Liliane Khalil has vanished, new information suggests a connection between her and the government of Bahrain.

...What Liliane didn’t mention in her interview was that Reem Zain is also the owner and managing director of a recruitment consultancy firm in Bahrain named ‘Task Consultancy’. And according to the public records of the Bahrain government’s Tender Board, in June 2011, the Information Affairs Authority (the Information Ministry) awarded Task Consultancy with a contract to implement “a comprehensive plan in the field of public relations." The contract is worth BD 240,000 (~US$ 636,000) for a period of one year. The information can be found in item number 222 in this file (.docx) listing government tenders awarded in June 2011 hosted on the Tender Board’s website.

 

[Task Consultancy
Phone: +973 17213123
Fax: +973 17214288
Email: task1@batelco.com.bh   

http://www.taskconsultancy.com/

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EU Parliament Takes the First Step to Prevent Sales of Surveillance Equipment Used to Violate Human Rights | Electronic Frontier Foundation

The European Parliament today formally recognized what has become increasingly clear: some European tech companies have been selling to repressive governments the tools used to surveil democracy activists.
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Bahrain’s Use of NSN Technology to Torture Activists Shows Need for Corporate Accountability and Home Government Oversight | Human Rights First

Bahrain’s Use of NSN Technology to Torture Activists Shows Need for Corporate Accountability and Home Government Oversight | Human Rights First | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Bloomberg’s story is a wake up call – to industry and to home governments. “Business as usual” has given repressive [Mid East] regimes a potent tool to track and suppress dissent, undermining the global community’s shared interest in promoting peaceful democratic transition in the region. It’s time for a new strategy, rooted in respect for human rights and greater transparency and accountability.

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Pakistani troops aid Bahrain's crackdown - Features - Al Jazeera English | Boycott: Fauji Foundation

Pakistani troops aid Bahrain's crackdown - Features - Al Jazeera English |  Boycott: Fauji Foundation | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

In the following two months, on the back of visits to Islamabad by senior Saudi and Bahraini officials, sources say at least 2,500 former servicemen were recruited by Bahrainis and brought to Manama, increasing the size of their national guard and riot police by as much as 50 per cent.
"We know that continued airplanes are coming to Bahrain and bringing soldiers from Pakistan," Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, told Al Jazeera.
"We do not know the exact number, but we know that it is much more than 1,500 or 2,000 people."
Recruited into the special forces, the national guard, and the riot police, the Pakistani citizens are tasked with suppressing Shia protesters that are reportedly demanding equal rights after years of alleged oppression at the hands of the royal family, part of Bahrain's Sunni minority.
"Our own Shia cannot join the security forces, but the government recruits from abroad," said Rajab.
On the ground in Pakistan, the recruitments were handled by the Fauji Foundation, one of the largest conglomerates in the country with close ties to the Pakistani military. In addition to the Overseas Employment Services, which is tasked with providing job opportunities for retired military personnel, the foundation owns large cereal and gas companies, sugar mills, security firms, as well as hospitals and universities.

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Israel passes law banning calls for boycott - Democracy is dead in Israel!

Israel passes law banning calls for boycott - Democracy is dead in Israel! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Opposition blasts law, which penalizes persons or organizations who call for a boycott of Israel or the settlements, calling it unconstitutional and irresponsible.
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iBahrainLeaks: "بدريه مهنا عبدالله المسلما…" Boycott GulfAir

iBahrainLeaks: "بدريه مهنا عبدالله المسلما…"  Boycott GulfAir | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
بدريه مهنا عبدالله المسلماني عضوة ( جمعية الشورى الإسلامية) وموظفة الموارد البشرية بشركة طيران الخليج ثبت تورطها بالوشاية و مسئولية ...
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Repudiate Calls to Stop Advertising on TLC's "All-American Muslim" | Sign the petition!

Repudiate Calls to Stop Advertising on TLC's "All-American Muslim" | Sign the petition! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

To be delivered to: Kristen Kurtz, Media Relations Contact, SWEET'N LOW, William P. Lauder, CEO, CLINIQUE, William J. Gentner, CEO, JOHN FRIEDA HAIRCARE WORLDWIDE, Michael Duke, CEO, WAL-MART, K-MART, Robert F. Moran, CEO, PETSMART, James Dyson, CEO, DYSON VACUUMS, Steven C. Lieberman, VP & Managing Director, AMWAY, Carl Schlicker, CEO, STOP & SHOP, Jamie Dimon, CEO, JPMORGAN CHASE, Robert Dotson, CEO, T-MOBILE, HTC RADAR PHONE, CENTRUM, Frank Blake, CEO, HOME DEPOT, J. Clifford Hudson, CEO, SONIC, Glenn A. Britt, CEO, TIME WARNER CABLE, Adam Miller, Executive VP, Corporate Affairs, NBC NEWS, Lauren Knapp, Senior Vice President, NBC News Marketing & Communicaitons, NBC NEWS, PRO-ACTIV, AIRBORNE SUPPLEMENTS, THE LION KING, KETTLE CHIPS, TRUE BLUE TEST, KAYAK.COM, KAHLUA, TRUMOO, KINECT, Edmond J. English, CEO, BOB'S FURNITURE, FREE COUNTRY CLOTHING, NORTH SHORE/LIJ HOSPITAL and Melissa Danforth, Senior Director, Communications and Membership, LEAPFROG  

 

[Basically, these Companies are anti-Muslim bigots, stop trading with hate-mongers!  Boycott trade with companies that foster a hidden hate agenda!]

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Squitieri: Regime troll! ... How Bahrain works Washington - PR lies

Squitieri: Regime troll! ...  How Bahrain works Washington - PR lies | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

...Squitieri states in his blog posts that he “works with the Bahrain government on media awareness and press freedom,” which is an odd way of describing work that amounts to propaganda. But unless you count his work at NewsMax, the right-wing media organization, Squitieri hasn’t been a journalist since 2005, when he resigned from USA Today for plagiarism. Nor does he mention anywhere that he is an employee of Qorvis Communications, a Washington firm that is registered to lobby for the government of Bahrain. ...

 

Then there’s Squitieri, who has worked for a range of domestic and foreign clients through his own P.R. firm, TS Navigations. ...

 

For Bahrain, Squitieri tweets and blogs. He puts on airs of objectivity and impartiality yet his paymaster’s point of view, delivered in hackneyed prose, is obvious.

“As Bahrain wheezes and convulses in its uncertain steps,” he wrote for Huffington Post, in October, “the gray is slowly emerging more in the reports of those spending at least a little time letting all the senses embrace.” He described Bahraini protesters seeking a more democratic government as being driven by “anger without a purpose” and called them “foot soldiers for puppet masters with a greater agenda,” referring obliquely to Iran. (Incidentally, the newly commissioned Bahraini government report said it found no evidence that the Iranians were behind the protests.)

Even though he works for Qorvis, Bahrain’s registered lobbying firm, Squitieri insisted in an email that he does not “engage in any lobbying.” He describes his work for Bahrain as “media awareness, media training and helping to identify possible stories.”

Asked why Squitieri’s blog posts weren’t identified as paid product for Qorvis, Matt Lauer of the firm said by email, “Tom’s blogs are his own thoughts, but he does disclose his affiliation with the government.”

Incidentally, the Independent of London reported this week on a journalistic sting operation on Bell Pottinger, a major British P.R. firm that Qorvis works with on Bahrain. The sting — modeled on a similar piece I did for Harper’s several years ago — involved reporters posing as agents of the government of Uzbekistan, who contacted Bell Pottinger to see if the firm would run a P.R. campaign on behalf of that country’s dictatorial regime.

Bell Pottinger was keen to do so and gave a presentation to the undercover journalists during which it promised it would utilize the “dark arts” to influence public opinion for Uzbekistan. That included creating “third-party blogs” – which would look independent but be run by the P.R. firm — that would, along with other tactics, help bury bad news about the country on Internet searches. “The ambition obviously is to drown that negative content and make sure that you have positive content out there online,” a Bell Pottinger representative told the undercover reporters.

All of which appears to be the very model that Qorvis, with the help of Squitieri, employs on behalf of Bahrain.

 

CONTACT
Tom Squitieri
tom@tsnavigations.com
+1.202.257.7984

 

http://www.tsnavigations.com/ 

 

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Bell Pottinger: Public Relations firm used by Hamad and his criminal regime!

Feel free to express your displeasure! 

 

see:  http://is.gd/OYJ2tt     &     http://is.gd/Dn6D9u

 

London Office:
14 Curzon Street London W1J 5HN
Caroline Robertson
PA to Tim Ryan
+44 (0) 2078618541
CRobertson@bell-pottinger.co.uk

 

Bahrain Office:

11th Floor, East Tower
Bahrain Financial Harbour
Manama - Kingdom of Bahrain
+973 16 536 144
Bahrainoffice@bell-pottinger.co.uk

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Boycott AHAVA beauty/bath products

AHAVA claims to be made in Israel, Dead Sea.....it is from occupied Palestinian territories.  Please boycott purchasing, using, or giving these products.  Please show your solidarity with the persecuted of Palestine

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عملية بــنك الكـرامـة - شرح التفاصيل | Dignity Bank Operation !

الحساب الرسمي لفعالية بنك الكرامة على موقع تويتر: dignitybank@ https://twitter.com/#!/dignitybank...

 

#OccupyBahrain   ...... boycott all banks that support the evil Al-Khalifa regime!

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The Top Five Reasons To Move Your Money From Bank Of America

The Top Five Reasons To Move Your Money From Bank Of America | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
As hundreds of people remain encamped on Wall Street in New York City, and thousands of people across the country are taking part in a 99 Percent Movement aimed at battling economic inequality spurred on by enormous income gains by the richest one...
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Gulf Daily News » Local News » LOSSES WORRY

Gulf Daily News » Local News » LOSSES WORRY | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

BAHRAIN'S national carrier suffered a 30 per cent drop in passengers during the unrest, a top official has confirmed.

Travel advisories issued by foreign embassies suggesting citizens should avoid travelling to the country were largely to blame, said chief executive officer Samer Majali.

He said restrictions on travel across King Fahad Causeway and a government decision to suspend flights to Iran, Iraq and Beirut also contributed to losses.

Mr Majali admitted Gulf Air's plan to become a sustainable entity by the end of next year had suffered a significant setback as a result of the unrest.

 

[Boycott Bahrain! Travel there is unsafe!  Boycott GulfAir  until all Shia sackings are reversed and people reinstated!]

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Gulf Air boycott campaign for sacked employees

Gulf Air boycott campaign for sacked employees | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
We, the undersigned, call on the Gulf Air to immediately return all dismissed employees to there jobs with no string attached like no vacation or any other condition and to compensate all employees for the lost salary and hold accountable those who...
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Torture in Bahrain Aided by Nokia Siemens

Torture in Bahrain Aided by Nokia Siemens | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The interrogation of Abdul Ghani Al Khanjar followed a pattern.

 

The spy gear in Bahrain was sold by Siemens AG (SIE), and maintained by Nokia Siemens Networks and NSN’s divested unit, Trovicor GmbH

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Shame on you Bahrain TV.

Shame on you Bahrain TV. | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
If there is ever a reason for shutting down the joke that is called “our national television”, then it’s their broadcasting a “crawl txt message” in their ticker describing the majority of the country’s population with a completely offensive and...
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Boycott Jasmi's

The owner has repeatedly announced that he doesn't need Business from alshee3a alkhawana !
{alshee3a alkhawana = Shia traitors}! ! ! ! ! !
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MAZA-Products - BOYCOTT!

Don't use these products! find alternatives !
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