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American Citizens Arrested in Bahrain during Peaceful Protest


Huwaida Arraf & Radhika Sainath in Police Custody
 
(Manama) – US Citizens Huwaida Arraf and Radhika Sainath were arrested by Bahraini security forces in Manama on Saturday during a peaceful protest in near the Standard Chartered Bank downtown.  Protesters had marched into the city center to reestablish a presence of nonviolent, peaceful protest leading up to the 1-year anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising in Bahrain.
 
Huwaida and Radhika were in Bahrain as part of an international solidarity effort aimed at providing an international civilian presence to report and monitor the situation on the ground.  Leading up to February 14, Bahraini authorities had prevented journalists, human rights observers and other internationals from entering the country, leading many to fear a brutal crackdown.  The two women are part of the Witness Bahrain initiative ( http://www.witnessbahrain.org ), which arrived in Bahrain in response to a call by Bahraini democracy activists for international observers.
 
Just yesterday, top US human rights envoy, Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner, called on the Bahraini authorities to respect the rights of Bahrainis to peaceful protest and to refrain from using excessive force.  Huwaida was dragged away by numerous security forces after sitting on the ground, and it is widely reported that detainees have suffered physical abuse while on the way to and at police stations.
 
Both women were part of a peaceful protest marching near the Pearl Roundabout – site of last year’s peaceful round-the-clock protest in Bahrain, modeled after Egypt’s Tahrir Square – when they were attacked.  Both are human rights lawyers, and both have experience as human rights activists in Palestine.  Additionally, both were part of the National Lawyer’s Guild delegation to Gaza following Operation Cast Lead to investigate possible war crimes and illegal use of American weaponry on a civilian population.
 

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While the HYPOCRITICAL, FASCIST CONGRESS AND PRESIDENT, especially through the CORRUPT STATE DEPT. and Hillary


Clinton, rail against tyrants in Syria and Libya .....They are silent and complicit in their support  of military thugs in Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen


and many other dictators which the FASCIST CONGRESS AND PRESIDENT SUPPORT, with military aid, support of fascist military thugs,


around the world.


 


By co opting social resistance, the Arab Spring, with SUBSTITUTION of  fascist MERCENARIES, it creates the very same regime change


for AMERIKAN FASCISM, miltary regimes, corrupt regime, that have inserted themselves over the MAJORITY WISHES opposed to both


their own TYRANTS, once supported by AMERIKAN FASCIST ELITES, (MUBARAK)....AND CREATED NEW TYRANTS, like LIBYA, which


is a stooge for Amerikan Fascism.  CO OPTION OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS LEADS TO MORE CLASS TYRANTS, BY AMERIKA.

Fascist Austerity leads to Fascist Capitalism and A POLICE STATE.  (GREECE).  Fascist Western support for MUBARAK, then its


fascist military leads to A POLICE STATE.   Both now are a MAJORITY opposing their criminal class politicians, military thugs, and


GENERAL STRIKES AGAINST THE FASCIST WESTERN MATRIX.  When all political parties, class parties, especially the fake sociaist,


Papanedreau degenerate into support for fascist auterity and dictatorships, the WHOLESALE DEGENERATION OF CLASS IDEOLOGIES,


HAS PROVEN THE MEANINGLESS OF POLITICAL LABELS since all are degenerating towards FASCISM AND WAR:


 



Greeks Compare Austerity to 'Dictatorship' as 48 Hour Strike Begins


http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/10-0


 



Egyptians Stage Day of Disobedience, Demand "Down With Military Rule!"


General strike called on day marking one year since Mubarak was toppled


http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/11


 


AMERIKA, NATO NATIONS, ISRAEL, ALL SUPPORT FASCIST AUSTERITY, FASCIST DICTATORSHIP, FASCIST MILITARIES TO PROP


UP WESTERN FASCIST CAPITALISM.


INTERNATIONAL STRIKES AGAINST THE FASCIST WESTERN MATRIX AND ITS CLASS HIERARCHIES FOR GLOBAL SOCIAL MIDDLE


CLASSES INDIVISIBLE FROM CLASS HIERARCHIES, TOTALITARIANISM, AND END OF CLASS HISTORY


 


 


 


 

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