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Bahrain: British Medical Association conference delegates salute jailed colleagues

Delegates at the British Medical Association’s annual conference in June 2013 sent a message of solidarity to Bahraini healthworkers who have been jailed and tortured during the crackdown against protests in 2011. They gathered outside the conference centre, holding up the names of seven medical professionals who have all served prison sentences on trumped-up charges.…

'Bread, Freedom, Social Justice'

Event: MENA Solidarity Activists’ Workshop 29 June

MENA Solidarity Network – Activists’ Workshop 1 – 3.30pm – 29 June 2013 Bloomsbury Suite, University of London Union, Malet Street, WC1E 7HY Two years after the ‘Arab Spring’ began, the explosive combination of neo-liberalism and political repression continues to spark massive popular protests. MENA Solidarity’s Activists’ Workshop will be an opportunity to hear first-hand…

Dr Mahmoud al-Farhan

UK: Bahraini doctor’s message to NHS marchers

Dr Mahmoud al-Fardan worked in the Accident and Emergency department at Salmaniyya Hospital in Bahrain. He fled Bahrain in the wake of the brutal crackdown against protesters in 2011, having seen dozens of his colleagues arrested and sentenced to long jail terms. He witnessed the storming of Salmaniyya Hospital by the riot police and army…

Lebanon: All-out public sector strike continues, teachers escalate action

By Bassem Chit, Beirut Monday 25 February 2013 The Lebanese Trade Union Coordination Committee (TUCC) is still continuing its open strike for the seventh day, Public sector employees, public schools teachers, and private school teachers have been on strike since last Tuesday 19/2/2013. Sit-ins and protests are being held on a daily basis infront of…

Bahrain: Nurses’ leader calls for international solidarity

From the Bahraini Australian Youth Movement Bahraini nurse calls on international support after police kill 16 yr old during crackdown on anniversary of democracy protests Hussain Al Jaziri, 16 years old, was killed by Bahraini security forces yesterday as the crackdown on pro-democracy protesters intensifies around the second anniversary of Bahrain’s ‘forgotten Arab Spring’.Rula al…