Today marks the 3-year anniversary of the popular uprising in Bahrain, led by pro-democracy and human rights activists in the small Gulf Island Nation.
The uprising was brutally suppressed by the Saudi and U.S. backed Bahraini monarchy, a reality I became all-too-personally acquainted with during my 3 weeks in Bahrain during the summer of 2012, embedded with the activists who continued to find ways to nonviolently call for democracy and human rights.
To mark the three-year anniversary of uprising, I am re-posting here some of what I wrote during and about my time in Bahrain:
The Progressive, November, 2012
Terror and Teargas on the Streets of Bahrain
Tomdispatch.com, September 18, 2012
Bahrain Imprisons Human Rights Leader
The Progressive, August 17, 2012
Stitching Up Our Injured Children
Witness Bahrain, July 13, 2012
The Last Tweets Before Prison: Interview with Nabeel Rajab
Witness Bahrain, July 10th, 2012
Ali’s Unused Camera
Witness Bahrain, July 7, 2012
I join my voice with the Bahraini people in their call for self-determination, and I wish them continued Sumoud (or, endurance) in their pursuit of it.