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

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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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Does The Western World Have a Conscience? l Egyptian Women

Does The Western World Have a Conscience?  l Egyptian Women | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
While the Western World is very quick to support protesters in the Middle East, it also likes to sell their rulers weapons. + Womens Rights in Egypt. - http://www.petercliffordonline.com/conscience/
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Revolution In The West? - http://www.petercliffordonline.com/revolution-in-the-west/

Revolution In The West? - http://www.petercliffordonline.com/revolution-in-the-west/ | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
In my previous post Does The Western World Have a Conscience? I touched on the possibility that Western countries themselves may not be immune to increasing discontent and protest by their citizens.

In the UK recent events suggest to me that this is even more likely than I originally thought. Firstly, it is clear that we in the UK (and much the same applies it seems to me in the US and most of Europe) have just been subjected to the biggest government confidence trick in the last 300 years since the South Sea Bubble of 1720.

Our banks, on the verge of complete collapse because they took unacceptably stupid investment risks with their depositors money,...
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http://www.petercliffordonline.com/bahrain-news/

http://www.petercliffordonline.com/bahrain-news/ | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Bahrain news in brief with further information and comment.
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Peter Clifford Online

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Updated news on Yemen in brief with further comment and information. (http://www.petercliffordonline.com/yemen/)
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BAHRAIN – News : Peter Clifford Online

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Bahrain news in brief with further information and comment.
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South Sudan Part 3 l Emmanuel Jal l Juba Prison (Conclusion)

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Part 3 of an article on Referendum in South Sudan.Featuring the music of Emmanuel Jal and his work for the children of war & Gua Africa + Juba Story.-http://www.petercliffordonline.com/south-sudan-3/
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Democracy and Human Rights l Update - http://www.petercliffordonline.com/human-rights/

Democracy and Human Rights l Update - http://www.petercliffordonline.com/human-rights/ | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Democracy and Human Rights update on Libya,Yemen, Ivory Coast, Bahrain,Tunisia, Egypt, Saudia Arabia, Syria and China. A personal view...
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www.Peter Clifford Online.com

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Swaziland: On 12th April 2011, following strikes by trade unions in previous years which have gone unheeded, demonstrations erupted in Manzini, the commercial capital. Over 1,000 peaceful protesters, including many teachers, were subjected to water cannon and tear gas grenades.

The demonstration was timed to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the banning of all political parties by Mswati’s father, King Sobhuza II, and none have been allowed since. A number of opposition figures and students were arrested and mobile phones impounded by the police.


Protesters In Swaziland
Since then things appear to have quietened down, but that is only on the surface as there has been virtually no response from the Government or King and certainly no indication of any inclination to change.

This will, of course, only add fuel to the fire, until finally this parasitic monarchy and government are swept away. A wiser monarch would invest in a free democratic system and remove himself from political control now. We won’t hold our breath!

I will leave the last word to Nelson Mandela: “Many of our traditional leaders are also not aware of the lessons of history. They do not seem to know that there were once absolute monarchs in the world who did not share power with their subjects ……… Had these monarchs clung stubbornly to their absolute powers they would long have disappeared from the scene.” Nelson Mandela “Conversations With Myself”
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Peter Clifford: Libya update: http://www.petercliffordonline.com/libya/

Peter Clifford:  Libya update:  http://www.petercliffordonline.com/libya/ | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Updated news on Libya in brief with further comment and information.
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