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{ Libya, Bahrain, Yemen News Roundup: February 24. }

quick fyi to readers: i have not been to many of these links yet but due to the subject matter there’s probably some seriously triggering violence at some of them, and also i’m not sure if any of them have ableist language used to refer to dictators (i.e. associating people with mental disabilities with violent evil motherfuckers again) but that does happen a lot.

pantslessprogressive:

Here is a news roundup for Libya, Bahrain, Yemen and other countries for Thursday, February 24. Also check out NewsFlick’s Middle East Situation Update: 24th Feb

[Previously: Feb. 22; Feb. 23]

Live blogs:

Libya:

What Officials Say - Libya:

Bahrain:

Yemen:

Algeria, Egypt, China, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Uganda:

Other good reads:

Resources:

(Source: pantslessprogressive, via kadalkavithaigal)

quelowat:

Security forces loyal to strongman President Laurent Gbagbo guard a street below an armed United Nations watch tower on March 3. UN officials have said more than 200,000 people have fled the intensified fighting. (Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press)

quelowat:

Security forces loyal to strongman President Laurent Gbagbo guard a street below an armed United Nations watch tower on March 3. UN officials have said more than 200,000 people have fled the intensified fighting. (Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press)

(via )

EDIT: *trigger warning* for violence

pantslessprogressive:

Video Of Ivory Coast Gun Attack Emerges | Sky News

A video has emerged showing how women were shot dead apparently by soldiers backing Ivory Coast’s leader.

The grainy footage captures the minutes before the attack in the troubled Abobo neighborhood of Abidjan. Gunfire erupted as hundreds of women attended a march on Thursday calling for leader Laurent Gbagbo to step down. At least six women were killed. [more]

(via dancingonembers-deactivated2011)

“It’s going to be an Ivory Coast revolution. It might not be a Tunisian revolution, it might not be an Egyptian revolution, but it will be a revolution, a revolution that will take into consideration the population and the army at all levels. The sooner the better.”

Sindou Cisse, deputy chief of the New Forces cabinet, told the Guardian. Commanders of opposition New Forces say they are ready to advance on Abidjan and topple President Laurent Gbagbo. (via newsflick)

quote is awesome and i agree that this is important news, but the tone of the article seems very stereotype-y in places.  seems like imperial gaze to me (but i’m a white girl from the US so i could well be wrong).

(via dancingonembers-deactivated2011)

{ The UN bombed my neighborhood in Abidjan , now tell me who’s killing the Ivorian people. }

praisethelorde:

First, thank you, God, for protecting my family. Thanks a lot.

Second, I’m seriously wondering what it’s going to take the imperialists to put this man on the throne … When they’ll kill all of us, will they import citizens from neighbor countries just like they import them as rebels ?

You want Gbagbo to leave, okay, then why don’t you go and take him ? Why do you have to kill all those innocent people ? And then why do you blame it on Gbagbo ? You are destroying our country, it’s not just his, it’s not even Ouattara’s country. The man has no village here, that’s why he thinks it’s okay to go and exterminate us and destroy our homes.

I really sincerely hope that God will support us in this war. I know God is supporting us anyway, because those people are the devil. No reason to look for it in hell, it’s here on earth with us, and it sent soldiers against Africans fighting for their freedom. What the devil doesn’t understand yet is that this is not about Gbagbo, it’s about us fighting for our freedom, and we have no other choice but win.

(via so-treu)

{ LINK: Ivory Coast Opposition Loses Patience, Storms Gbagbo Bunker }

theatlantic:

After a series of encouraging reports on Tuesday that the entrenched strongman leader of the Ivory Coast was in talks to surrender, or had evendone so, forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara — who won a presidential election there in November — have begun storming Laurent Gbagbo’s bunker in order to physically remove him.

Backed by the United Nations and French government troops, the Outtara forces have had Gbagbo surrounded in his compound for two days. While the embattled despot has said he would surrender, he has stopped shy of doing so. The holdup: Gbagbo reportedly can’t admit that he lost the Nov. 28 election. “That admission is central to the terms of a surrender being negotiated by France, the United Nations, and the government of the country’s internationally-recognized leader, Alassane Ouattara,” Voice of America reported.

Read more at The Atlantic Wire

(via kadalkavithaigal)

cobracunt:

Please pray for my country

rudolove:

There is a war going on right now in Ivory Coast, most of the fighting is happening in Abidjan which is where I was born, raised and where the rest of my extended family lives. It started because after the elections, the president that had been in power for 10+ years refused to leave and let his opponent who actually won take over. He’s been told by everyone to leave, France, United States, many more European countries, even the UN told him to leave but he just won’t. Now both sides are fighting each other, but this doesn’t only involve them, it also involves civilians who are being killed and kidnapped. Houses are being robbed, girls are being raped, there is no water in certain parts of the city, food is running out in most homes, everything is closed,fathers are killed in front of their whole families just because they support a certain political group, women are giving birth in the most unsanitary conditions in their homes because they can’t make it to the hospitals…There are French soldiers there and they gave out numbers to call if you get injured or you need help or food but when you do call the number they ask if you are French (from France, not Ivory Coast) and when you say no, they never come…Please pray for my country guys, we need all the prayers we can get, I have my uncle there who works for the UN therefore he is in so much danger of getting hurt by all this. I have cousins, nieces, nephews whom I’ve never met because they were born after I left…I have aunts and uncles and cousins and friends there…I wish it would all stop right now but all I can do is pray and trust God.

Please reblog if you could, it doesn’t have to be this post, it could be any news you get about the Ivory Coast, I just want to raise awareness to what’s happening there so that hopefully somewhere someone is able to do something.

(Source: missprecious27, via juthikaforpresident-deactivated)

notforallthewealthofcaesar:

pantslessprogressive:

Ugandan police detained a protester Thursday in Kampala. Uganda’s main opposition leader was injured by gunfire Thursday as police tried to arrest him during a protest in the capital over escalating food and fuel prices. The politician, Kizza Besigye, was hospitalized. [Photo: Stephen Wandera/AP]
Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kashmir, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, UAE, Yemen News Roundup: April 14
Algeria:
Thousands of students march in Algiers | Magharebia
Algeria protests gain momentum | Reuters
Bahrain:
Health of Bahrain hunger striker slumps as regime comes under pressure | Guardian
Bahrain asks court to disband Shiite opposition parties | AFP
Bahrain’s security clampdown divides kingdom | BBC
Is a U.S. Ally Torturing Its People? | TIME
Why US silence on Bahrain’s crackdown could backfire | CS Monitor
As cries for revolution fade, Bahrainis wonder what went wrong | LA Times
Argument: Is Bahrain Creating a New Terrorist Threat? | Foreign Policy
US condemns Bahrain for crackdown on Shiite groups | AFP
Iraq:
Iraqi Youths Long for Their Own Moment in the ‘Arab Spring’ | NY Times
Iraqi Youths’ Political Rise Is Stunted by Elites | NY Times
Ivory Coast:
Rape, Sexual Abuse ‘Pervasive’ in Ivory Coast, says International Rescue Committee | VOA
Accounting for Atrocities | IRIN
Hundreds of Thousands Will Be at Risk for Months Without Urgent Humanitarian International Effort, Warn Aid Agencies | AllAfrica
Abidjan Food Stocks Looted | VOA
Russia criticises U.N. force role in Ivory Coast | Reuters
U.N. defends role in Ivory Coast Gbagbo ouster | Reuters
UN Expects Swift Economic Recovery in Ivory Coast | VOA
Ivory Coast lifts ban on cocoa exports, taxes | Reuters
Kashmir:
Young Kashmiri activists yearn for an ‘Arab Spring’ - and more Western attention | CS Monitor
Kashmir 101: Decoding Kashmir’s conflict | CS Monitor
Swaziland:
Swaziland Labor Unions Call Off Protests for Fear of Demonstrators’ Lives | Bloomberg
Organizers urge determination after Swaziland protests overwhelmed by police violence | AP
In Swaziland, heavy crackdown beats back Egypt-inspired protests | CS Monitor
South Africa calls for calm in Swaziland | News24
Syria:
Syria document: ‘Don’t kill more than 20 protesters in one day’ | JPost
Translated version of that document | MSNBC [PDF view]
Assad forms new Syrian government | AJE
Syria to release hundreds of detainees | WSJ
Syrian Government Offers Mixed Message to Protesters | NY Times
US officials: Iran helping Syria’s Assad put down protests | CS Monitor
When AK-47s meet mobile phones: Syria’s web activists | Reuters
Argument: Twisting Assad’s Arm | Foreign Policy
Editorial: Syria’s bloody repression | Washington Post
Opinion: Democracy’s price may be too high for Syria | ABC News Australia
Uganda:
Uganda police fire tear gas into hospital, shoot top opposition politician in hand at protests | AP
Gulu in Flames, Under Heavy Gunfire as Opposition Leader Arrested | AllAfrica
MPs Anywa, Kikungwe, Lukwago Arrested, to be Charged | AllAfrica
United Arab Emirates:
Argument: The Making of a Police State | Foreign Policy
Yemen:
Two die as rival forces clash in Sanaa | BBC
Yemen opposition sets deadline for Saleh exit as they reject GCC offer | AJE
Yemen rejects opposition corruption charges | AFP
The Dress-Up President: How the president of Yemen has changed over time | Slate
Human Rights Watch: Stop using children in armed forces

the links on Kashmir are interesting.

notforallthewealthofcaesar:

pantslessprogressive:

Ugandan police detained a protester Thursday in Kampala. Uganda’s main opposition leader was injured by gunfire Thursday as police tried to arrest him during a protest in the capital over escalating food and fuel prices. The politician, Kizza Besigye, was hospitalized. [Photo: Stephen Wandera/AP]

Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kashmir, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, UAE, Yemen News Roundup: April 14

Algeria:

Thousands of students march in Algiers | Magharebia

Algeria protests gain momentum | Reuters

Bahrain:

Health of Bahrain hunger striker slumps as regime comes under pressure | Guardian

Bahrain asks court to disband Shiite opposition parties | AFP

Bahrain’s security clampdown divides kingdom | BBC

Is a U.S. Ally Torturing Its People? | TIME

Why US silence on Bahrain’s crackdown could backfire | CS Monitor

As cries for revolution fade, Bahrainis wonder what went wrong | LA Times

Argument: Is Bahrain Creating a New Terrorist Threat? | Foreign Policy

US condemns Bahrain for crackdown on Shiite groups | AFP

Iraq:

Iraqi Youths Long for Their Own Moment in the ‘Arab Spring’ | NY Times

Iraqi Youths’ Political Rise Is Stunted by Elites | NY Times

Ivory Coast:

Rape, Sexual Abuse ‘Pervasive’ in Ivory Coast, says International Rescue Committee | VOA

Accounting for Atrocities | IRIN

Hundreds of Thousands Will Be at Risk for Months Without Urgent Humanitarian International Effort, Warn Aid Agencies | AllAfrica

Abidjan Food Stocks Looted | VOA

Russia criticises U.N. force role in Ivory Coast | Reuters

U.N. defends role in Ivory Coast Gbagbo ouster | Reuters

UN Expects Swift Economic Recovery in Ivory Coast | VOA

Ivory Coast lifts ban on cocoa exports, taxes | Reuters

Kashmir:

Young Kashmiri activists yearn for an ‘Arab Spring’ - and more Western attention | CS Monitor

Kashmir 101: Decoding Kashmir’s conflict | CS Monitor

Swaziland:

Swaziland Labor Unions Call Off Protests for Fear of Demonstrators’ Lives | Bloomberg

Organizers urge determination after Swaziland protests overwhelmed by police violence | AP

In Swaziland, heavy crackdown beats back Egypt-inspired protests | CS Monitor

South Africa calls for calm in Swaziland | News24

Syria:

Syria document: ‘Don’t kill more than 20 protesters in one day’ | JPost

Translated version of that document | MSNBC [PDF view]

Assad forms new Syrian government | AJE

Syria to release hundreds of detainees | WSJ

Syrian Government Offers Mixed Message to Protesters | NY Times

US officials: Iran helping Syria’s Assad put down protests | CS Monitor

When AK-47s meet mobile phones: Syria’s web activists | Reuters

Argument: Twisting Assad’s Arm | Foreign Policy

Editorial: Syria’s bloody repression | Washington Post

Opinion: Democracy’s price may be too high for Syria | ABC News Australia

Uganda:

Uganda police fire tear gas into hospital, shoot top opposition politician in hand at protests | AP

Gulu in Flames, Under Heavy Gunfire as Opposition Leader Arrested | AllAfrica

MPs Anywa, Kikungwe, Lukwago Arrested, to be Charged | AllAfrica

United Arab Emirates:

Argument: The Making of a Police State | Foreign Policy

Yemen:

Two die as rival forces clash in Sanaa | BBC

Yemen opposition sets deadline for Saleh exit as they reject GCC offer | AJE

Yemen rejects opposition corruption charges | AFP

The Dress-Up President: How the president of Yemen has changed over time | Slate

Human Rights Watch: Stop using children in armed forces

the links on Kashmir are interesting.

(Source: pantslessprogressive, via notforallthewealthofcaesar-deac)