A Troubling Silence in Bahrain

It was only three weeks ago that tens of thousands of demonstrators went marching through the streets of Bahrain. They were congregating at Pearl Roundabout, protesting at the embassies and camping out to hold their ground. Read More A Troubling Silence in Bahrain

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

The New American “Cult of Less”

Tammy Strobel owns a grand total of four plates. Kelly Sutton’s apartment is bare except for a neatly made bed and a gaggle of electronic devices. Chris Yurista doesn’t even have a home, but relies on his bicycle, laptop, and the generosity of friends (and sometimes strangers) to get by. Read More The New American “Cult of Less”