U.S. Ally Kills Children… So When Is NATO Intervening? by Finian Cunningham


The article and videos may contain text and images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
25 August 2011

This is the face of state terror against civilians in the US and British-backed Gulf oil kingdom of Bahrain – the latest victim a boy shot dead by police. But there will be no call by Washington or London for a Libya-style NATO intervention to protect human rights here. No call for regime change. No call for an international crimes tribunal.

Fourteen-year-old Ali Jawad Al Shaikh died on 31 August when Saudi-backed Bahraini riot police fired a tear gas canister at the youth from close range. On the day that was supposed to be a celebratory end to Ramadan – Eid al Fitr – people across Bahrain were shocked by yet another “brutal slaughter of innocents” by the regime and the stoic silence of its Western backers. Continue reading

20-Year-old Poet and others imprisoned in Bahrain

Dandelion Salad

 on Jun 14, 2011

Journalists & Bloggers protest at Pearl Roundabout

Image by malyousif via Flickr

20 year old Ayat al-Ghermezi has been reportedly tortured and sentenced to one year imprisonment for reading a poem in public that criticized the Bahrain sheikhdom.

Press TV talks with Rodney Shakespeare, Chairman of the Committee against torture in Bahrain from London about his reaction to this latest of many illegal judicial proceedings in Bahrain.

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Finian Cunningham: Protesters brutally beaten facing military courts, others disappeared, interviewed by Timothy V. Gatto

Updated: June 7, 2011 added another video and an Action Alert

with Timothy V. Gatto and Finian Cunningham
Featured Writers
Dandelion Salad
June 6, 2011

Liberalpro – Blog Talk Radio

The pro-democracy movement in Bahrain that was met with beatings and outright murder by the Bahraini monarchy has been declared “over, with a return to normalcy” by the government. Continuing with its autocratic ways, they continue to “disappear” people that led to pro-democracy movement.

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