Bahrain protest called for April 22 in Times Square, New York City 3pm to 6pm.

The Facebook group: Day of Rage: Solidarity with the Bahraini people – USA has called a Friday afternoon protest in New York City’s famous Times Square for April 22, 2011.

The protest, which in addition to calls for freedom of expression in Bahrain and elsewhere, Opposes the burning of Muslim holy book the Quran comes in the context of brutal attacks on the freedom of worship in Bahrain. These  include the destruction and desecration of mosques and ma’atams, houses of worship sacred to the majority Shia population there.

It also is called in the context of anti Islamic sentiment fomented by elements in the US ruling class.

Supporters of the Bahrain Democracy movement, human rights activists and all supporters of democratic and social rights everywhere are encouraged to attend.

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3 Responses to Bahrain protest called for April 22 in Times Square, New York City 3pm to 6pm.

  1. Nadia Ali says:

    There is always another side of the story, by concentrating on one side you will not be able to see the wholde picture. You might find that your view point is correct, but you’ll gain one very important confident that you were not unfair as at least you’ve given the other side of the conflict their right: TO BE HEARED

  2. rawlinsview says:

    There are always two sides, but there is no law which states that both sides are of equal merit. The rapist in his twisted mind justifies his actions convincing himself that his victim wanted and “deserved” her fate. The torturer believes that the pain that he inflicts is necessary, in the interest of “national” security.
    Your comment is abstract. It makes no attempt to address any specific claim, nor does it present any particular argument.
    In the specific case of Bahrain–I read your blog and see that you defend the Monarchy, the Saudi occupation, and the attacks on largely unarmed protesters who have been calling for a non-sectarian and democratic republic–the two sides do not represent a case of moral equality. In a second point the two sides also do not hold an equal place in history.
    The king of Bahrain, and that of Saudi Arabia belong to a rather small and historically doomed club. Over the course of the twentieth century virtually all of the boundaries to the formation of national republics with some form of representative governments were broken down in historical processes that varied in their degree of popular participation and progressive outcome. The overall course of this has been one of great social progress. The age of colonial rule, feudal monarchy, absolutism, minority rule and non-representative government is fast closing out. Setting aside the moral issues the two sides to this story may be defined as one, the past and two, the future.
    On the side of right and morality, since you wish to draw a moral equivalence where one can not be drawn, I will never agree that the personal “rights” of three or four thousand people who hold a nation hostage to their personal self interest is equal to the social, civil and human rights of the over half a million Bahraini Shia who have an inalienable right to practice their faith as they choose, to have full education, medical care, decent employment, physical safety and security, freedom of expression, and a fundamental right to control their own destiny.
    If you have taken the time to read this blog then you will also realize that I am an unapologetic defender of the social rights of the working class. I do not believe that God or man grant a right of one to hold untold riches in the presence of the poverty and oppression of another. I have tried in this blog to publish what I can as regards the condition of the many thousands of migrant and contract workers in Bahrain. The picture is clear enough and well enough documented. Aside from those foreign nationals who are hired to serve as your king’s guns, the majority of these workers are not fully protected in Bahrain, their personal rights, rights of privacy, right to be paid fairly for their work, and right to experience their full humanity are severely curtailed. The most exploited of these workers the over 70,000 domestic workers live in a state of near medieval slavery and are often kept past the expiration of their visas so that they have no rights of any kind.
    Your government has obstructed the rights of trades unions to organize, and has engaged in a campaign of punitive firing or “sacking” of workers who struck or spoke out in favor of the democracy movement. Generally speaking the maintenance of antiquated feudalistic governmental forms, structured racial and sectarian divisions, and repressive police and military apparatus in the epoch of mature capitalist economic relations serve one root function. That is to maintain a status of maximum possible exploitation of the labor power of the working class and the personal appropriation of the natural wealth of the environment for the benefit of a minority.
    The Bahrain monarchy, in its vein mastery of its island domain, is in the last analysis a servant of the imperial class that dominates the world capitalist system.

    • Abehjha says:

      So sorry I missed this chance to support their cause. Do you know of any more protests being planned to support the people’s revolutions in Libya, Bahrain, Egypt, Algeria et al?

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