Category Archives: Gulf States

GCC to weigh measures against Syria: AFP

As printed in the Khaleej Times  voice of the United Arab Emirates. Readers should keep in mind that the Gulf Cooperation Council is the same body that sanctioned Saudi intervention in the bloody crackdown in Bahrain.  Shi’ite populations in most … Continue reading

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2003 Militant article describes class and social foundations of Saudi Arabia and tensions with US imperialism

Tweet The Militant Vol. 67/No. 20 June 16, 2003 Saudi Arabia: fruit of imperialist carve-up of region BY SAM MANUEL WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. government’s recent decision to close its military bases in Saudi Arabia and the recent bombings in the … Continue reading

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Saudi minster threatens to expell thousands of migrant laborers

Saudi minister threatens to expel foreign laborers, Egyptians included 31 May, 2011 11:22 AM Source: Almasry Alyoum A Saudi minister has warned that his government is planning to expel large numbers of foreign laborers, which would include Egyptians currently working … Continue reading

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Kuwait protesters demand PM’s removal – Middle East – Al Jazeera English

Kuwait protesters demand PM’s removal – Middle East – Al Jazeera English. Thousands of youth activists have rallied in Kuwait for the removal of the prime minister, pushing the oil-rich Gulf state closer to political turmoil. “The people want to topple the … Continue reading

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Oman protests continue demand improved employment and wages.

Ongoing protest movment in Oman demands improved economic conditions for working people. May 14, 2011 —New York By Rawlinsview with press agencies. According to reports in The National, Gulf News as well as in the Reuters article quoted below. Protests … Continue reading

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Reuters reports on strike of airline workers in Oman

I came across this item while researching another strike of airline catering workers at the Tunis Airport. Oman Air staff strike for higher pay Muscat: Sun, 06 Mar 2011 Around 200 staff of Oman Air, the flag carrier of the … Continue reading

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Democracy activists plead not guilty in Bahrain trials. Saudi occupation to continue as Kalifa regime expands campaign of punitive actions.

May 12, 2011–New York by Rawlinsview and Press Agencies Leaders of the movement to form a democratic republic facing trial in Bahrain entered pleas of not guilty according to press reports, as the Kalifa regime announced its intent to continue … Continue reading

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Reuters: Saudi Arabia detains bloggers over protest: activists

JEDDAH | Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:51pm EDT (Reuters) – Authorities in Saudi Arabia have detained two Shi’ite bloggers this week for taking part in demonstrations in the country’s oil-producing Eastern Province, a Shi’ite website and activists said on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Estimated 3000 people protest in Oman following Friday prayers, April 22

Based on a Reuters and AFP reports, Al Arabiya, and the New York Times all reported on Protests in Oman numbering an estimated 3000. Though the movement for democracy in Bahrain has seen the largest actions, protests in nearby Oman … Continue reading

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New York based socialist newspaper provides analysis of British role in Bahrain, the Gulf and North Africa

The Militant Vol. 75/No. 16 April 25, 2011 From Libya to Gulf states, London pushes war and exports to shore up faded power In the opening decades of the 20th century, Britain had been the strongest imperialist power in the … Continue reading

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