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October 17th
12:12 AM
Via

darling80m:

October 16th- Escalation March in Sana’a, Yemen (x)

September 21st
12:38 PM

Civil war brewing in Yemen

AHMED AL-HAJ | AP

… pro-regime forces reinforced their positions in their strongholds in the south of the capital, apparently in anticipation of renewed fighting. The potential for bloody strife has been shown in Yemen since the uprising against Saleh’s regime began in February, with hundreds of protesters killed and thousands wounded at the hands of security forces.

In the past three days, pro-regime forces killed more than 70 people, mostly protesters, using anti-aircraft guns, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars. At least 23 people were killed in Sanaa on Tuesday as the fighting intensified and spread to sensitive areas of the capital before the cease-fire took hold after nightfall.

…The nation’s north and the once-independent south fought it out in 1994. Another civil war would pit the renegade soldiers of the 1st Armored Division, perhaps the nation’s most combat-tested unit, against the Republican Guards led by Ahmed to decide the leadership question.  >continue<

May 26th
2:41 PM

Top 5 Arab Spring Stories Today

1. Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his sons will stand trial for ordering deadly force to put down protesters

2. Egypt’s new transitional government will open the crossing at Rafah on Saturday, ending the blockade of Palestinians in Gaza.

3. A kind of civil war has broken out in Yemen between followers of President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his opponents in the Hashed tribe led by Sheik Sadiq al-Ahmar…

5. Youth journalists and uncensored newspapers have sprung up in liberated Benghazi, Libya, by the dozens since Muammar Qaddafi’s ‘Revolutionary Committees’ were overthrown and censorship abolished. >continue<

March 26th
7:38 PM

It’s the Popular Sovereignty, Stupid

It is not that they are John Stuart Mill liberals. The crowds have a communitarian aspect, and demands jobs and for free formation of labor unions and the right to bargain collectively form a key part of the protest movements…

That the movements have been so powerfully informed by this Rousseauan impulse helps explain their key demands and why they keep spreading.  >Juan Cole @ Informed Comment<

March 25th
7:48 AM
Via

Friday is shaping up to be a big day in #Bahrain #Syria and #Yemen

telecomix-emcom:

Bahrain - Day of Rage

Syria  - Dignity Friday

Yemen - Friday of Departure

March 21st
8:54 AM
Aljazeera and the Guardian are reporting that several top Yemeni commanders have joined the protests

it is because of what I feel about the emotions of officers and leaders in the armed forces, who are an integral part of the people, and protectors of the people, I declare, on their behalf, our peaceful support of the youth revolution and their demands and that we will fulfil our duties

This coming as 45 protesters were killed Friday in protests against Ali Abdullah Saleh.  See also recent events round up by PantslessProgressive and the Political Notebook.  List of military, diplomatic and tribal elders switching sides via Newsflick.
YEMEN NEARS COUP: Most Of The Army And Dozens Of Key Figures Join The Revolution 

Aljazeera and the Guardian are reporting that several top Yemeni commanders have joined the protests

it is because of what I feel about the emotions of officers and leaders in the armed forces, who are an integral part of the people, and protectors of the people, I declare, on their behalf, our peaceful support of the youth revolution and their demands and that we will fulfil our duties

This coming as 45 protesters were killed Friday in protests against Ali Abdullah Saleh.  See also recent events round up by PantslessProgressive and the Political Notebook.  List of military, diplomatic and tribal elders switching sides via Newsflick.

YEMEN NEARS COUP: Most Of The Army And Dozens Of Key Figures Join The Revolution