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Bahraini Movement Calls for Civil Disobedience on Anniversary of Revolution

Bahraini Movement Calls for Civil Disobedience on Anniversary of Revolution | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The 'Bahrain 14 February Revolution Friends' movement called on all people in the tiny Persian Gulf island to join strikes and civil disobedience to express their opposition to the Saudi occupying forces and demand establishment of democracy and freedom on the threshold of the third anniversary of their revolution.

“The Bahrain 14 February Revolution Friends urges all the revolutionary people, specially freedom-seeking and resistant women, to participate in the general civil disobedience and strike to be practiced on February 13-15,” a statement by the movement said on Saturday.

The statement underlined that the hospitals and medical centers are exception to the appeal.

As the al-Khalifa regime is in fragile conditions and seeks to put an immediate end to the protests, all the revolutionary people should display their anger in the streets on the anniversary of Bahrain revolution, it stressed.

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Bahrain Should Protect Right to Protest on Second Uprising Anniversary | Human Rights First

Bahrain Should Protect Right to Protest on Second Uprising Anniversary | Human Rights First | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Human Rights First urges the Bahrain government to mark Thursday’s two-year anniversary of the country’s prodemocracy uprising by allowing peaceful protests. In addition, Human Rights First calls on the Bahrain government to release political prisoners, end the use of excessive force by its police, and hold its officials accountable for torture and killings.

“This anniversary is an opportunity for the Bahrain government to help defuse the country’s human rights crisis,” said Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley. “The last thing Bahrain needs is another cycle of intimidation, violent protest and more arrests.”

On Sunday, Feb. 10, a government-sponsored dialogue began. It involved some opposition groups that participated amid fears that the dialogue would be unable to solve the country’s core human rights problems. Dooley notes that compounding the skepticism about the dialogue is the fact that many of the leading peaceful opposition figures remain in jail, sentenced to long prison terms after being convicted in unfair trials on politically-motivated charges....

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Feb14 Coalition:Proceeding In The Revolutionary Escalation (STATEMENT)

Feb14 Coalition:Proceeding In The Revolutionary Escalation (STATEMENT) | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

-Unofficial Translation-

The illegitimate Saudi-backed Khalifian entity has persisted in tyranny and has continued its criminality, its siege on people of Aleker for more than 72 hour, and the prevention of the food and medicine supply which is a war crime against the humanity. As the siege continues and the humanitarian situation keeps deteriorating, we announce the following:

(1)
Any escalatory action, the youths of the revolution take, defending their religion, dignity, honor and the safety of their besieged people inside Aleker, will not get anything from us but support and blessing.

(2)
We call the masses of our people to get ready for a new round tomorrow (Monday) to break the siege in Aleker. Let’s march again with a stronger willing to break the siege. Let’s face the invaders and free our home from their criminality and arbitrariness against our besieged people.

(3)
With the trust on Allah, we call our people to unite in a heavy participation in the “breaking the siege Friday” protest on Friday in the heart of the capital Manama, as a standing up for out besieged people. Be ready in the fields of resistance and dignity on the day of Aladha Eid to defend the generous people of Aleker.

Finally, we call the people of Aleker: our support to you is unlimited. We will not leave you alone! We will be besides you until bringing the criminal siege to the end, and until overthrowing the Khalifian entity and reaching the self-determination right. There’s no victory but from Allah.

The February 14 Youth Coalition
21st October 2012

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Bahrain The Bleeding Pearl || اللؤلؤة النازفة

هو فيلم وثائقي قصير يسلط الضوء على سياسة التعذيب الممنهج في سجون البحرين والتي طالت فئات واسعة من المجتمع شملت سياسيين وأطباء ومهندسين ونقابيين وصحافيين وطلب...
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IranFocus: Iran urges Bahrain to end 'suppression'

IranFocus: Iran urges Bahrain to end 'suppression' | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

20 April 2012
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“The most appropriate solution for Bahrain is to seriously pay attention to the demands of its people and end the suppression,” the deputy foreign minister in charge of Arab and African affairs, Hossein Amirabdolahian, was quoted as saying.

“Bahrain should pay serious attention to preparing the ground for effective and real talks” with the opposition, Amirabdolahian said after being asked why Bahrain insists on going ahead with the race while clashes have intensified. ....

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Bahrain opposition may be losing touch with the youth

Bahrain opposition may be losing touch with the youth | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain's main opposition movement Wefaq is making overtures to the monarchy on how to pursue democratic reforms but its efforts may be undermined by waning support from youth who seek...
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On Bahrain protest anniversary, doctor who was jailed shares his story

On Bahrain protest anniversary, doctor who was jailed shares his story | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
On anniversary of Bahrain’s protests, demonstrators gather again--but doctor who was arrested stays inside.
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عشرات من الجنود التابعة للجيش ينزلون في الساحة المقابلة لميدان الشهداء 9 2 2012م

Dozens of soldiers of the army staying in the square opposite the Martyrs' Square 2/9/2012

 

[I pray there isn't a reapeat of the live-fire crackdown of a year ago......]

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The Youths of 14February Daily

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The Youths of 14February Daily, by Youths of 14February: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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WOW!  Great paper.li site!  Keep abreast of tweets on Bahrain at a glance!  Great idea!   I highly recommend this....

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Bahrain's King Hamad calls on opposition groups to return to talks - The National

Bahrain's King Hamad calls on opposition groups to return to talks - The National | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Bahrain’s opposition parties have agreed to an invitation by the king to join new political talks, however the ruling family will not be directly involved. Elizabeth Dickinson reports....

“But unfortunately it’s not a direct dialogue with the rulers,” he said, expressing his concern that the ruling family was not directly involved.

“That means [the government is] just trying to press on idea that the dispute in Bahrain is just between the people, not between the people and the ruling family.”....

Despite the plan for new talks, a youth coalition of opposition activists under the umbrella name February 14, the anniversary of the demonstrations, called for a protest in Manama tomorrow, according their Facebook page yesterday.

The group has also called for a general strike on the demonstration’s two-year anniversary.




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Bahrain: The Opposition radicalizes

Bahrain: The Opposition radicalizes | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

On Friday June 6, thousands of Bahrainis gathered on the outskirts of the capital Manama in what was expected to be another huge protest against ongoing government repression. But as the marchers assembled, they began to split into two groups, each trying to pull confused latecomers over to their side.

There were in fact two marches that day. One, which headed west, was sanctioned by the government as an official protest organized by the al-Wefaq political party, while the other, which headed east towards Pearl Square, was illegal and arranged by the loosely organized, more radical February 14.

The former was made up predominantly of middle-aged men and women chanting for political reforms, while the latter were largely young men, many with their faces covered, confronting security forces and calling for the downfall of the ruling al-Khalifa family.

Alaa Shehabi, a rights leader in Bahrain, said the protest was a major moment for the Bahraini opposition. “It was the first time the February 14 Coalition, on the back of al-Wefaq protests, managed not just to mobilize but really to sabotage it and take it in the other direction.” ...

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BAHRAIN: AlWefaq & The Feb 14 Youth Coalition, are Titans!

BAHRAIN:  AlWefaq & The Feb 14 Youth Coalition, are Titans! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Might is in the hands of the righteous..........dignity, human rights, and democracy.

 

The Al-Khalifa regime is a skulking pack of rats that attempt to be powerful through acts of cowardice, subterfuge, lies, and criminality.  

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Bahrain's Revolutionaries Speak: An Exclusive Interview with Bahrain's Coalition of February 14th Youth

Bahrain's Revolutionaries Speak: An Exclusive Interview with Bahrain's Coalition of February 14th Youth | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

In spite of claims that Bahrain’s revolution has failed, the reality is that peaceful protests, a campaign of civil disobedience, and anti-Al Khalifa energy is at an all-time high. ....

 

TJ: What are the coalition’s objectives? Is the coalition committed to the fall of the Al-Khalifa or is there the possibility of a negotiated resolution with the regime?

CFY: The first and foremost goal that revolutionaries are struggling for is the liberation of our land from Saudi occupation and the overthrow of the Al-Khalifa regime, which has lost its popular and constitutional legitimacy. Once that is achieved, the people can choose their own destiny and choose the political and economic system that meets their ambitions and aspirations. We will not under any circumstance accept a compromise with this bloody regime that continues to violate our human rights. We are determined to liberate our precious homeland from dictatorship, and build a nation of justice, dignity, and equality for all its citizens.

TJ: What are the organization’s demands?

CFY: The coalition’s objectives and demands, as they have been outlined in the Pearl Charter, are as follows:

1. Overthrowing the tribal Al-Khalifa regime, which has lost its legitimacy, and bringing its heads and officials to trial, including Hamad the dictator, for the crimes against humanity that they have committed against our people.

2. Ensuring the people's right to self-determination and ability to choose the political system that meets their ambitions and aspirations.

3. Dismantling the current state security agencies and rebuilding them along modern standards that ensure safety and security for all citizens.

4. Forming an independent and fair judiciary.

5. Reinforcing the principle of separation of powers (Legislative, Executive and Judiciary).

6. Maintaining national unity, preserving the social fabric, promoting justice and equality, and prohibiting any form of discrimination against citizens.

7. Finding a realistic and fair solution to the problem of systematic political naturalization that has been created by the regime to change the original identity and demographics of the country.

8. Preserving the Islamic and Arab identity of Bahrain.

9. Forming a national body to oversee the election of a Constituent Assembly that will write a new constitution for the country after the fall of the Al-Khalifa regime.

10. Ensuring the fair distribution of wealth while protecting national resources and gains for future generations. ....

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F1 has been served notice: all of the debacle of the Bahrain F1 is upon F1 racing and Ecclestone

F1 has been served notice:  all of the debacle of the Bahrain F1 is upon F1 racing and Ecclestone | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

He will rue the day....

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International recognition and solidarity with Bahrain on February 14 !

International recognition and solidarity with Bahrain on February 14 ! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
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