[Marxism] Bahrain revolution defies repression

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 19:55:04 MDT 2012

On March 14 last year, four days before the NATO intervention in Libya,
there was a less publicised Western-supported military intervention. A
Saudi-led force invaded Bahrain to put down democracy protests against that
country’s absolute monarchy.

Despite the repression, fresh protests have broken out. Press TV said on
March 27 that thousands of Bahrainis rallied calling for the overthrow of
King Hamad bin Isa and his Al Khalifa dynasty.

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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