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Dissident Voice - 2015-02-05 - Original post - cached version

It’s always a tricky moment for the corporate media when a foreign leader dies. The content and tone need to be appropriate, moulded to whether that leader fell into line with Western policies or not. Thus, when Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez died in 2013, conventional coverage strongly suggested he...

Aletho News - 2015-01-27 - Original post - cached version

Hasan Nasrallah – January 9, 2015 Regarding this point, I want to say to our people especially in the border villages and to the Lebanese people that in confronting this danger the Lebanese are not incapable or weak and they don’t need anybody’s help. With our strength, army, people and...

Aletho News - 2015-01-01 - Original post - cached version

By Roqayah Chamseddine | Al-Akhbar | December 31, 2014 This year was a powerful amalgamation of torment, dissent, and small victories – a mixture of struggles, oftentimes intersecting, which will shape the new year. Resistance across Egypt, against the torrent of brutal authoritarianism, is...

Aletho News - 2014-11-23 - Original post - cached version

Al-Akhbar | November 23, 2014 A war of words over the turnout rate in Bahrain’s legislative election heightened Sunday, between the authorities and the opposition, with the latter accusing the regime of “misleading the public.” With the vote-counting still underway after Saturday’s elections to...

Aletho News - 2014-11-22 - Original post - cached version

By ANDRE VLTCHEK | CounterPunch | November 21, 2014 Perhaps you thought that the security at the Atlanta or Newark, or Dallas airports is bad, obnoxious, the worst in the world… Think twice… Of course it all began there, in the United States, from the first glory days of that hypocritical and...

Aletho News - 2014-11-05 - Original post - cached version

By Alastair Sloan | MEMO | November 5, 2014 Not much, as British parliamentary records reveal – the ruling Al-Khalifa family shelled out just £5,400 per head for British parliamentary grandees Baroness Scotland of Asthal, Lord Gulam Noon, Hazel Blears MP, Lord Patel of Bradford and Lord Clive...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-10-12 - Original post - cached version

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is applauded in the House of Commons on Friday. (Adrian Wyld/CP)

 
 

 

 Unbeknownst to most Americans and Canadians who get all of their information from the lamestream media, ISIS is not only not a ‘threat’ in any capacity to...
Aletho News - 2014-09-30 - Original post - cached version

Al-Akhbar | September 29, 2014 Nine Bahraini protestors have been jailed for life and stripped of their nationality for allegedly smuggling arms to be used in “terrorist acts,” the prosecutor general of the country with the second highest prison population rate per 100,000 amongst Arab states in...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-09-27 - Original post - cached version

Image: 69th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, September 24, 2014 (Reuters / Mike Segar
 

Down the road, we will discover that the only coalition able and willing to fight extremism does indeed come from inside the region, but importantly...
Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-09-23 - Original post - cached version

 

By Reuters

(Haaretz) – The United States and partner nations are carrying out the first air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the Pentagon said late Monday, in ongoing operations that mark the opening of a new, far more complicated front in battle against the...

Aletho News - 2014-08-10 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – August 10, 2014 A German-British surveillance company has assisted the Bahraini regime in spying on anti-regime activists in the Persian Gulf country, reports say. According to reports, Gamma International provided the Al Khalifa regime with the FinFisher spyware. German media...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-06-05 - Original post - cached version
by Anthony Lawson

Jon Faine, of Radio 774 ABC Melbourne, interviews and insults former Australia Liberal prime minister Malcolm Fraser, in the process attempting to defend the indefensible, Israel.

In his book, Dangerous Allies, Mr Fraser’s suggests that it is time for Australia to...

Dissident Voice - 2014-06-04 - Original post - cached version

Irrespective of how one feels about the direction taken by various Arab revolutions in the last three years, a few facts remain incontestable. Arab revolts began in the streets of poor, despairing Arab cities, and Arabs had every right to rebel considering the dismal state of affairs in which...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-27 - Original post - cached version

After the attack on Iraq a frequently heard comment from those with no interest in foreign affairs or much, from activists, journalists and political observers of all hues, was: “Soon no American or British citizen will be safe anywhere on earth, for decades to come.” It was repeated after Libya...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-11 - Original post - cached version

Saudi Military exercises

On 30th April 2014, Saudi Arabia staged its largest-ever military exercises codenamed “Abdullah’s Shield” after the kingdom’s 91-year old ruler and coinciding with the ninth anniversary of his ascension to the throne. The exercises involved 130,000 Saudi troops...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-09 - Original post - cached version

Saudi Military exercises

On 30th April 2014, Saudi Arabia staged its largest-ever military exercises codenamed “Abdullah’s Shield” after the kingdom’s 91-year old ruler and coinciding with the ninth anniversary of his ascension to the throne. The exercises involved 130,000 Saudi troops...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-04-27 - Original post - cached version

 

John Chuckman

 

Only the other day, Benjamin Netanyahu earned a small note of immortality when he said the peace talks were ended by the new arrangements between the Palestine Authority and Hamas: Netanyahu’s announcement bundled a record number of lies into one mouthful of words...

Dissident Voice - 2014-04-15 - Original post - cached version

The darkness to which I refer is something largely unanticipated in political studies and even in science fiction, a field which definitely enters this discussion, as readers will see. There have been many examples of national tyrannies and even stories of global autocracies, but the Hitler-...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-04-15 - Original post - cached version
 America’s national government has become inured to lying and cheating the people whom it ostensibly serves, lying as consistently and thoroughly as would be the case with an occupying foreign power trying to keep a captive population pacified.

John Chuckman

 The darkness to which...

BSNEWS - 2014-04-03 - Original post - cached version

The sobering fact for many Americans is that the world would be a better, far more peaceful place if only their government spent more time and resources tending to their own country's onerous social needs. Needless to say, America would be a far better place too for its citizens.
But this...

Aletho News - 2014-03-26 - Original post - cached version
Al-Akhbar | March 26, 2014

A Bahraini court on Wednesday jailed 29 people, including an award winning photographer, for up to 10 years for an alleged attack on a police center in April 2012.

A judicial source and activists said the verdicts were based on...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-03-26 - Original post - cached version

Part I – An Aggressive Anachronism

Saudi Arabia is one of a handful of Middle East anachronisms: a family-based monarchy that believes it sits at the right hand of God. The Saud clan that rules in Saudi Arabia is both insular and fanatic. It is devoted to the Wahhabi sect of Sunni Islam,...

Dissident Voice - 2014-03-19 - Original post - cached version

Writing in The Washington Post on February 27, 2011, Rachel Bronson asked: “Could the next Mideast uprising happen in Saudi Arabia?” Her answer was: “The notion of a revolution in the Saudi kingdom seems unthinkable.”

However, on September 30 the next year, the senior foreign policy...

Dissident Voice - 2014-02-27 - Original post - cached version

On 24 February 2014 US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel held a press conference to announce some of the details of Pentagon’s 2015 budget. Beyond the news of cuts in war fighting machinery and personnel — and the pox of “irresponsible” sequestration on the federal government — Hagel made a point...

Aletho News - 2014-02-26 - Original post - cached version
Al-Akhbar | February 26, 2014

A 23-year-old Bahraini man who was detained in December and accused of smuggling weapons died from an illness in custody on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said, the second death of a person held on security-related charges this year....

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-02-23 - Original post - cached version

 

(Alalam) – Families of Bahraini political prisoners say their children and relatives are suffering from horrible torture and sexual abuse in Al Khalifa regime jails.

A Sunday report by the Bahraini al-Wasat newspaper expressed concern about health condition of...

Aletho News - 2014-02-18 - Original post - cached version
By David Swanson – February 17, 2014

I had a heck of a time making sense of the U.S. Navy’s new motto “A Global Force for Good” until I realized that it meant “We are a global force, and wherever we go we’re never leaving.”

For three years now people in the...

Dissident Voice - 2014-02-18 - Original post - cached version

I had a heck of a time making sense of the U.S. Navy’s new motto “A Global Force for Good” until I realized that it meant “We are a global force, and wherever we go we’re never leaving.”

For three years now people in the little island nation of Bahrain have been nonviolently protesting...

DeadLine Live - 2014-02-06 - Original post - cached version
(AE) - The war on the Middle East and Africa explained in 30 minutes… using history and maps… including a look at drone base locations and expanding wanton drone attacks…. ending with a brief overview of “British Israelism”, the White Supremacist, racist, anti Jewish, anti Christian, and anti...
Dissident Voice - 2014-01-23 - Original post - cached version

Three remarkable items in Thursday’s Charlottesville Daily Progress.  First, a football player explaining that when he proclaimed his superiority to his opponent after a game he was caught up in the game’s passion, and that the overblown reaction to his obnoxious comments seems racist. Indeed it...

Aletho News - 2014-01-17 - Original post - cached version

Al-Manar | January 17, 2014

The US military plans to establish an intelligence center in Bahrain in a bid to compensate for its dwindling presence in Afghanistan.

A senior US military official told a Senate hearing that the planned espionage center in the...

BSNEWS - 2013-12-25 - Original post - cached version

The uprisings of the Arab Spring have so far produced anarchy in Libya, a civil war in Syria, greater autocracy in Bahrain and resumed dictatorial rule in Egypt.

The post Hazards of Revolution appeared first on BSNEWS.

Related posts: Syria: The Revolution that Never Was Our Invisible...
Aletho News - 2013-12-10 - Original post - cached version
By Finian Cunningham | Press TV | December 9, 2013

In a breathtaking display of absurdity, US secretary of defense Chuck Hagel and Britain’s Foreign Minister William Hague were among senior Western delegates to address the annual conference on “regional security” held...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2013-12-10 - Original post - cached version

 

 

 

By Finian Cunningham

In a breathtaking display of absurdity, US secretary of defense Chuck Hagel and Britain’s Foreign Minister William Hague were among senior Western delegates to address the annual conference on “regional security” held in...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2013-11-18 - Original post - cached version

 Zionist, Arab despots ‘strategic partners’

 

 

By Finian Cunningham

The violation of children’s rights by the Israeli and Bahraini regimes is more than mere coincidence. It is indicative of a much broader strategic alignment that has emerged...

Dissident Voice - 2013-11-07 - Original post - cached version

Challenging the falsehoods and simplifications that surrounded the so-called Arab Spring from the very start doesn’t necessarily mean that one is in doubt of the very notion that genuine revolutions have indeed gripped various Arab countries for nearly three years.

In fact, the...

Aletho News - 2013-11-03 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – November 3, 2013

A court in Bahrain has sentenced four anti-regime activists to life in prison and six others to 15-year jail terms, as the country’s prosecutors begin interrogation of opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman.

Bahraini opposition sources...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2013-10-26 - Original post - cached version

Bahrain regime waging war on own people

 

By Finian Cunningham

The US-backed Bahraini regime is mounting an undeclared, merciless war on the majority Shia population of the tiny Persian Gulf island.

Yet, this...

Aletho News - 2013-10-07 - Original post - cached version
Al-Akhbar | October 7, 2013

A Bahraini court jailed nine activists for life Monday after alleging that they made bombs for “terrorist” purposes, a judicial source said.

Four of the defendants were in court for the verdict and the remaining five, tried in absentia...

Aletho News - 2013-10-05 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – October 5, 2013

Bahrain general prosecutor says senior opposition and ex-MP, Khalil Marzooq, has been referred to court on charges of “inciting terrorist crimes.”

Abdulrahman al-Sayyed said in a statement on Saturday that Marzooq, a leading figure in...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2013-10-01 - Original post - cached version

West’s damning silence over Bahrain

By Finian Cunningham

Bahrain’s despotic Al Khalifa rulers have gone into a huff over US President Barack Obama’s comparison of the Persian Gulf island state with Syria.

In his address to the UN General Assembly last week...

Aletho News - 2013-09-29 - Original post - cached version
Al-Manar | September 29, 2013

A Bahraini court on Sunday sentenced 50 people to up to 15 years in jail, including a prominent Iraqi cleric, for forming an opposition group, a judicial source said.

Sixteen defendants were handed 15-year terms, while four others...

Aletho News - 2013-08-10 - Original post - cached version
RT | August 10, 2013

Maryam al-Khawaja (Image from twitter.com)

A prominent Bahraini activist was prevented from boarding a British Airways flight from Denmark ahead of major protests expected to occur in her home country next Wednesday. She says the Bahraini...

Aletho News - 2013-08-09 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – August 9, 2013

Bahrain’s main opposition group al-Wefaq says more than 200 people including women and children were detained during the heavy-handed regime crackdown on protests in July.

The Bahraini opposition party recently revealed that at least 19...

Aletho News - 2013-08-05 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – August 5, 2013

The Bahrain Watch organization has revealed that the Manama regime uses fake Twitter accounts to track government critics online.

Since October 2012, the Bahraini regime has detained several citizens for posting anonymous tweets that...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2013-07-27 - Original post - cached version

 Reflections on CAMERA’s Efforts to Silence Critics of Israel


Credit Image: Samuel Dowell

 

Editor’s Note : Unfortunately, dissenters confuse hammering the policies of the State of Israel with being anti-Jewish or...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2013-06-19 - Original post - cached version

President of international war crimes tribunal may have worked to shield Israelis from prosecution


Theodor Meron, President of the United National War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague

 

by Alison Weir

The New York Times reports...

Aletho News - 2013-06-10 - Original post - cached version
RT | June 10, 2013

Gulf Arab allies of the US have come under fire for introducing a series of draconian measures that limit Internet freedoms. The measures restrict content on social media sites, making “offending” posts punishable by extensive jail sentences.

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Aletho News - 2013-05-16 - Original post - cached version
Al-Akhbar | May 16, 2013

Prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab has been removed from his cell to an unknown location, losing all contact with his family and lawyer, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights reported Wednesday.

In an appeal sent out by...

Aletho News - 2013-05-13 - Original post - cached version
By Sharmine Narwani – Al-Akhbar – 2013-05-13

The Middle East is treading water these days. Two years of rhetoric about ousting dictators, revolution, freedom, honor, dignity, and democracy – without result – has people on edge, their disillusionment now demanding an...

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