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We will not lose hope in Bahrain. 
 Ali is looking for change, the change Ali believed in is not impossible. And is not diabolical. Ali wanted to give the people the chance to express thier feeling and dreams, to discuss and negotiate, to correct each other mistakes, and to learn to respect each other. That was his project in “BahraininOnline.org” forum more than 10 years ago.

Ali Abdulemam is my friend.
I know him for years. He loves Bahrain and is willing to participate in developing the country.
He is a flying bird, freedom is in his blood, and so do forgiveness.
Although  he is not a member of any political party, he is a Bahraini citizen with big dreams. 

Ali, the father of Murtaza (4 years) and the beautiful girls twin, Zahra and Sara (6 months), is now arrested  for allegedly spreading “false news” on BahrainOnline.org 

Was Ali really spreading the “false news” ? Was he spreading “false news” ?  What are they?  Who is in charge for the classification of the “false news”?
Is  “spreading false news” false news ? This should be decides by court. I think!
The website is now destroyed, as I heared. So, why to keep Ali in prison?   

5 years ago, I was sharing the same prison with Ali for the same reason, plus 6 other accusations. During the investigation, we were asked to prove our loyalty to  Bahrain. What a request!   

Few months before Ali was arrested, he was reading “I will betray my country” , A book by Mohammed Almaghout.  Ali agreed with Almaghout that if supporting Liberality is betrayal, then he is a betrayal. If a real parliament is betrayal, then he is a betrayal. This was part of Ali’s rebel personality, which is mixed with his adherence to simplicity. Yes, he loves traditional Iraqi songs. Dare you continue to listen to his voice gravelly for a full minute. But when you look at the harmonical smile on his face, you will accept it.   

Ali is looking for change. The change Ali believed in is not impossible and is not diabolical. Ali wanted to give the people the chance to express thier feeling and dreams, to discuss and negotiate, to correct each other mistakes and to learn to respect each other. That was his project in “BahraininOnline.org” forum more than 10 years ago.   

If that project was not successful enough for some of us. Prison should not be the answer. Otherwise, the whole world should be a prison for the human kind for failing to  live peacefully and love each other.   

Please, free Ali Abdulemem. We will not lose hope in Bahrain.   

Send your appeal to release Ali : http://www.bahrainrights.org/ar/node/ , Oh, the webiste is blocked in Bahrain!

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X: It hurts. Z: So?

When anybody hurts you, they expect you to "react", to shout: it hurts. It's your right. But then don't be surprised to hear: "So?"

I don’t normally have high expectations for any reaction.
Although reactions are –sometimes- actions, reactions are nothing but responses.
I hate to be a (responder) and prefer to be initiator of the actions loop. This is not a way to express any control phobia. But my customized individualism, were I depend more on my actions rather than expecting responses. I assume others prefer this also.

I hate to be a (responder) and prefer to be initiator of the actions loop

When I love, I don’t expect reactions. When I give, I don’t expect reactions. On the other hand: when I breathe, I don’t expect reaction. When I write or speak freely, I don’t expect reactions.

Q: Who am I?     =====>          A:  A stupid -but  free- human being.

When anybody hurts you, they expect you to “react”, to shout: it hurts. It’s your right. But then don’t be surprised to hear: “So?”

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Its the time: To Shoot An Elephant

Bahrain will join hundreds of Cities world wide to screen “To Shoot An Elephant“. A documentary filmed in Gazza strip las year directed by Alberto Arce and Mohammed Rujailah. I am cooperating with Creative Commons to support open source cinema and screen the documentary in Bahrain in the 18th Jan, 2010.

Three Bahraini NGO’s are organizing the event: The Bahraini Society against Normalization with Zionist Enemy, Bahrain Medical Society(BMS) and Bahrain Engineers Society.
I will give introductory speech for the event, and wanted to share the following sources\facts with  you:

Am open for suggestions.

Trailer: to shoot an elephant

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Unexpected raises!

Hussain Yousif: For all of this, I am going to attend the demonstration the coming Friday. I will carry my picture -with big red X- and will burn it at the end of the demonstration.. I am responsible for all this RAISES.

Happy new year everybody.

I got a raise in my salary. This is interesting this days! But this one specially was expected. Simply I deserved it due to the pump of income and effort I pushed + I live in a good company. I am the head of Network Infrastructure & Services for two years and Yes, I live there!

It happened that this wasn’t the only rise I met. A maintenance job was carried near my flat to “rise” the level of what they define as street, it’s not. It seems that raised the number of scratches on my car body or the “dinner table” of the workers!! It’s OK..

I managed to buy a land in Sanad City few years ago, since then the prices for building a suitable home raised! So, I cannot afford that now and should continue paying the raising fees for my accommodation. I found an investor who wana build a simple tower and share the revenue with me + I will get a flat it that building. The authorities haven’t yet approved the request and I have to RAISE a complain with a copy of my RAISED request.

Patrol prices in Bahrain where static for the past 20 years. It seems the authorities liked  the series of raises in my calm life and wanted to add some actions, the prices are subjected to RAISE.

For all of this, I am going to attend the demonstration the coming Friday. I will carry my picture -with big red X- and will burn it at the end of the demonstration.. I am responsible for all this RAISES.

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Yes, I will respect Dubai authorities decision.
With this live experiment I have a message to the authorities in my country, Bahrain.

We don’t need to be the whore of the gulf so that people will feel welcomed. Instead, we need to be a respected and loving state and can share happiness with everybody.

We need a loving state.

Original image by: Art Slam

I like seeing people smiling, I will respect their freedom to dance in the streets. But this should be with respect to Bahrain and it’s people. Not because of the false understanding that Bahrain rules and regulations are for Bahrainies only.

This is the experience of the national day in the (relative) state, Dubai.

Please watch and learn.

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Our Prime minister visiting UAE brothers after a fight accident in Bahrain earlier this year.

Earlier this month, UAE celebrated it’s national day. I remember this because many Emaraties crossed the borders to Bahrain to celebrate both Eid and the national day in what I call it “shameful way”. They were driving their cars slowly in the streets as groups with loud music. They where standing on the roofs of the cars and dancing in the public streets in Juffair and Exhibition Road. Horns and flash lights were on all the time and people cannot complain. (check)

I am not posting this to the people of Dubai and UAE, they are living in a state that had set the rules and asked it’s citizens not to run rallies in the streets (check). I am questioning  my country to respect it self and become a state. I noticed that Bahrain roads are open for celebrations for a wining Pakistani cricket team or Egyptian football match, rather than other national and religious international events! OK,  but shouldn’t this be organized?

I like to see people happy and celebrating, and I want other to enjoy this with them instead of harassment and bad signals sent by the random events in Bahrain roads.

Today is the 16th of  December, and I am in Dubai. I will be calling Dubai Authorities to allow me to celebrate Bahrain Official National Day…  I will be updating this post with updates on their replaies and pictures of the police reaction, if any.  Follow my tweets @hussain_info

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Bahrain got it’s Independence on 15th August, 1971 when the British troops were removed. However, Bahrain governments celebrates the 16h of December as the official National Day and 17th of December as the day of putting the old princes and today’s kings in control.

For the past years I noticed that lot Bahrainies make use of the vacation of two days to travel mostly to Makka which puts lot of questions on the meaning of the two days to the people of Bahrain.

Lot of Bahraini argues about the date of the national day and consider the “Independence Day” on the 15th of August as the national day. The point for them is the value of the state events that should be independent from the country leaders events.

Moreover, some political directions in Bahrain have their own events and understanding for the 17th of  December where two Bahraini youth where killed in public defenestrations in the 90s. The leader of that demonstrations him self died in the 18th of the same month, making December the month of bad memories for many of Bahraini.

Bahrain: Happy and sad half faces.

Original image by Jim Dandy: Happy and sad half faces

It’s never a shame to agree on the national values and the national meaningful events. It’s also never late to discuss what unite Bahrain. I know that the national day or the day of independence is not the target and is not the propriety for the political moment correction. But it is -on the other hand-  not a point of agreement that helps rising the national awareness and support uniting people of Bahrain.

Tell that day, 16th +17th December will be the national day of the royal family and the loyal parties. And will be considered as the day of sadness and meaningless government expenditures by the oppositional parties.

To be fare, I totally understand the opinion of the people and parties in between that are working on developing  peaceful  atmosphere with the hope to start a national dialog that should include the national day as a title to unite the nation.

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