Brutal Crackdows Reach Bahrain

Protests in Bahrain, which had remained relatively peaceful in the last week or so, turned deadly in late hours of March 15th and 16th. Around 500 protesters who had been camping at Pearl Roundabout (basically a smaller version Tahrir Sq.) were woken up with not just gunfire, but helicopters, tanks, and a huge police presence readily assembled. As the makeshift city burned to the ground, women, children, and men were both shot at and beaten. Embedded journalists have not given their names, doctors fear going outside, and it is only 24 hours on that we are seeing just how brutal their use of force was. I warn you now, many of the links in this article will all contain graphic images so click at your own discretion. Read More Brutal Crackdows Reach Bahrain

Open (thread) Up and Say Ahhh!

Hey there friends, neighbors, lurkers, ladyblog compatriots.  It’s 10 pm and that means only one thing on a weekday around these parts.  It’s probably time for an open thread!  Thanks for reading and writing and sharing today, you all get gold stars. Read More Open (thread) Up and Say Ahhh!