Category Archives: Saudi Arabia

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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Myth 2 of 3. The Syrian Proxy War: Syria #Syria The US has no strategic interest

Myth two. The US has no significant strategic interest in the outcome of the Syrian conflict. ie this is primarily a humanitarian issue or one of honor for the US president. There are variations on this theme and it is … Continue reading

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Consequences of falling energy prices for Bahrain and Saudi “The Dark Side of US Energy Independence” Benjamin Alter’s New York Times Op Ed article discusses the potential challenges faced by US Imperialism as falling oil prices may tend to destabilize … Continue reading

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Saudi women defy ban on driving cars: The Militant

The Militant Vol. 75/No. 24 July 4, 2011 Saudi women defy ban on driving cars BY CINDY JAQUITH Dozens of Saudi women drove cars in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, and other Saudi cities June 17 to protest the … 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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Obama focuses on opportunity to expand markets for US capital in the Middle East omits Saudi Arabia, waffles on Bahrain: link to full text

Barak Obama advocates imperial investment, free trade, free capital expansion and pro-capitalist economic rationalization as cure to Middle East and North Africa Woes. Opinion/Analysis May 19, 2011–New York by Rawlinsview Blog While US president Obama’s speech was commendable for its … Continue reading

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“Saudi Arabia is leading a counter- revolution against the sweeping political changes in the Middle East by using money, force and God”: Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Defies Mideast Upheaval By Glen Carey – May 17, 2011 5:01 PM ET –Bloomberg Saudi Arabia is leading a counter- revolution against the sweeping political changes in the Middle East by using money, force and God. As popular … Continue reading

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Gunmen attack Saudi consulate car in Pakistan, one Saudi dead: Reuters

Gunmen attack Saudi consulate car in Pakistan, one Saudi dead from Reuters Twitter Feed Victim in attack on Saudi Arabian consulate car in Karachi was a Saudi diplomat – Ambassador KARACHI, Pakistan | Mon May 16, 2011 12:53am EDT (Reuters) … 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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Bahrain Center for Human Rights names individuals facing trial by military courts. Full Text

The following article describes the 21 individuals facing trial today in Bahrain. The trials are closed to the public. Four young men have already been sentenced to death in Bahrain. The individuals facing trial could potentially also face a death sentence … Continue reading

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