World Popular Resistance Clippings 2/17/2013

Widespread Palestinian rioting erupts in West Bank

Widespread rioting erupted in the West Bank on Friday after Palestinians said they would confront the IDF over security prisoners on hunger strike.

Large groups threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at soldiers, who responded with various riot dispersal means.

In Beitunya, west of Ramallah, near the Ofer [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 2/15/2013

Rail workers on strike in Khashuri

TBILISI, DFWatch–Around 800 rail workers in Khashuri in central Georgia went on strike Wednesday,demanding increased salaries and to restore benefits which they used to have years ago.

There are no staff available on the railway section between Zestaponi further west and Gori closer to Tbilisi, but Georgian Railway [...]

Teenager killed by riot police in Bahrain

A 16-year-old boy has been killed in clashes with riot police in Bahrain.

Husam al-Haddad died of injuries suffered after he was beaten by security forces in a confrontation late Friday night, according to the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR).

The Gulf kingdom’s interior ministry confirmed the teenager’s death, but said the boy sustained [...]

Bahraini police hurt in bomb blast

Dubai: Seven Bahraini policemen were wounded, three seriously, when a home-made bomb exploded during a protest near the capital yesterday calling for the release of an activist who has been on a two-month hunger strike.

Protesters threw petrol bombs at riot police to lure them into Eker, a Shia village outside Manama, before the bomb [...]

Violence in Bahrain escalates ahead of February 14 anniversary

MANAMA (Reuters) – The funeral march for Mohammed Yaacoub had barely ended last week when police and protesters faced off in the town of Sitra, an impoverished district of Bahrain that has borne the brunt of a year of unrest.

Teenagers using scarves to mask their faces went on a rampage wielding iron bars and [...]

Youth protest of Jordanian Forces ‘presence’ in Bahrain

AMMONNEWS – near 50 of Jordanian youth staged a protest on Sunday in front of the Bahraini embassy in Amman to protest what they said Jordanian Gendarmerie Forces ‘presence’ in Bahrain.

The protest was held amidst heavy security presence, with various police, and gendarmerie forces surrounding the area, and closed the roads around.

Several [...]

40 illegal strike workers sacked

Forty construction workers yesterday (June 21) had their contracts terminated for taking part in an illegal strike and will leave Bahrain tonight.

They were among 300 Asian workers who took part in the strike that started Saturday to demand pay rises.

The other workers are expected to go back to their countries within this week.


Britain trained Saudi force in Bahrain: report

LONDON — Saudi troops sent into Bahrain to help quash protests received training from Britain, The Observer said Sunday, citing government documents.

The Saudi Arabian National Guard was given weapons and public order training by a British military mission, according to documents obtained by the newspaper under the Freedom of Information Act.

A Saudi-led Gulf [...]

Bahrain University sacks 200 students, staff

The University of Bahrain has dismissed 200 students, academics and other employees for incidents connected to the recent unrest, an official said on Tuesday.

Dr Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi, the university’s president, announced the dismissals, which also includes administrative staff and security guards.

He told state news agency BNA that the damage caused by “regretful incidents” [...]

Attacks on unions in Bahrain continue after general strike

Despite assurances following the ending of the strike in March, government and employers have instigated arrests in a bid to smash independent and free trade unions.

More than 1,000 workers are facing “lay-offs” including employees at Aluminium Bahrain BSC, Bahrain Telecommunications, Gulf Air, Bahrain Airport Services and APM Terminals at the Khalifa sea port. All [...]