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This Just In: 6 US Citizens Arrested in Bahrain

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 14th February, 2012 | 4 Comments

Medea Benjamin holding a teargas canister in BahrainToday, 6 US citizens were arrested in Bahrain. Here’s Medea’s latest message: I write to you from the front lines of the violence rocking Bahrain. Today six US citizens– including CODEPINK’s very own Paki Wieland– were arrested by Bahraini security forces in Manama during a peaceful protest on the way to the Pearl Roundabout. Protesters had marched into the city center to reestablish a presence of nonviolent, peaceful protest on the one year anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising in Bahrain.

The US-Bahraini Exchange: Tear Gas From Us, Kindness in Return

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 13th February, 2012 | 5 Comments

TeargasBahrainMedea Benjamin, Co-founder of Global Exchange and Code Pink, is in Bahrain right now. She shares her firsthand account of today’s demonstration in Bahrain’s capital, Manama.