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Yeah, but What Does it Cost? | Stanley Heller

So Trump says that while he’s thinking of “severe” punishment for Saudi Arabia he doesn’t want to lose the $110 billion arms deal with the Saudi princes and the “500,000 jobs” it would create in the U.S. The New York Times looked into his claim and noted that Trump’s own Pentagon says the amount of new signed orders with Saudi ...

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Protests over anti-Islam video grip Middle East and spread beyond | GlobalPost

Protest activity over anti-Islam footage produced in the United States swelled today, with reports of unrest in Egypt, Yemen, Afghanistan, Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar, India’s Kashmir, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood earlier called for a “Million Man March” against the video today, but reportedly canceled the event an hour beforehand — a move that may have ...

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By targeting us doctors, Bahrain’s state shows no one is beyond its grasp | Nada Dhaif, guardian.co.uk

I went to Bahrain’s Pearl roundabout out of curiosity – then my nightmare began. For so many others, the nightmare continuesmany Nada DhaifIt was curiosity that drew me to the Pearl roundabout in central Manama in February last year. If I’m honest I thought offering medical help to the protesters, set upon by armed government troops and neglected by Bahrain’s ...

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Out of Jail, Bahraini Activists Nabeel Rajab and Zainab Alkhawaja Urge End to U.S.-Backed Crackdown | DemocracyNow!

We go to Bahrain to speak with two recently released political prisoners, Zainab Alkhawaja and Nabeel Rajab, both jailed for protesting the U.S.-backed monarchy. Rajab, the president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was released on bail after being held for nearly a month. “We always thought the American base here, the American-Bahraini good relation will benefit our fight ...

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Bahrain protesters decry unity plans with Saudis | Boston.com

Tens of thousands of protesters chanting “Bahrain is not for sale’’ jammed a major highway Friday to denounce proposals for closer unity between the unrest-torn Gulf kingdom and neighboring Saudi Arabia. The rally’s large turnout — demonstrators stretched for more than five kilometers (three miles) along a main highway — underscored the strong backlash to efforts by Bahrain’s rulers to ...

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Bahrain police ‘continue to torture detainees’ | BBC News

Human Rights Watch has accused Bahrain’s police of continuing to beat and torture detainees, including minors. The report comes nearly six months after an independent inquiry prompted the government to pledge reforms. The country insists it is committed to putting the recommendations of its own report into the handling of protests in 2011 into practice. More than 40 people died ...

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Human rights ‘crisis’ in Bahrain despite reform pledge | BBC News

Human rights are still being violated in Bahrain, despite promises of reform, according to Amnesty International. Ahead of the Grand Prix in Bahrain this weekend, Amnesty warns “no-one should be under any illusions that the country’s human rights crisis is over”. Bahrain insists it is “very much committed to implementing” the recommendations of its own report into the handling of ...

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The Crackdown in Bahrain | Counterpunch

Double standards have notoriously marked Britain and America’s response to the Arab Spring. But nowhere is the hypocrisy more glaring than in their reactions to the uprisings in Bahrain and Syria, where both countries’ governments have used the full might of their security forces to crush peaceful protests and jail and torture their opponents. When it comes to Syria, Barack ...

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