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Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab faces jail for a tweet

By David Binns, UCU Retired members branch Leading Bahraini human rights and pro-democracy activist Nabeel Rajab is once again on the receiving end of the repression which is one of the enduring specialisms of the gulf dictatorship. The latest of Nabeel’s arrests took place at the beginning of October, shortly after his return from an…

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Bahrain: Background briefing and model motion for union activists

MENA Solidarity, advocacy organisation Bahrain Watch and Bahraini human rights activists at the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy have worked together to produce a background briefing for trade unionists on the situation in Bahrain. We’ll be distributing the briefing the annual congress of lecturers’ union UCU next week, or you can download copies here.…

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المملكة المتحدة : انضمام نقابيين ناشطين لمظاهرة أمام السفارة المصرية في لندن

انضم نقابيون وناشطون في شبكة التضامن مع العالم العربي إلى الوقفة الاحتجاجية التي نظمها ناشطون مصريون أمام السفارة المصرية في لندن يوم السبت 25 يناير وهتف المتظاهرون ضد الحكم العسكري في مصر، ودعوا إلى الإفراج الفوري عن السجناء السياسيين و وضع حد للقمع وقرأ أندي ريد من المكتب التنفيذي الوطني لنقابة الخدمات العمومية والتجارية، بيان…

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UK: Union leaders back campaign for Haitham Mohamedain

Picture: Jane Loftus from the Communication Workers’ Union Dozens of trade union leaders signed a statement in solidarity Haitham Mohamedain, the Egyptian labour lawyer and revolutionary activist who was arrested last week, during TUC Congress in Bournemouth. Activists from MENA Solidarity also raised the crackdown on Egyptian revolutionaries, opponents of the military government and the…