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The people of Bahrain are being attacked again today and are begging for help on twitter.  Please take a minute and call your president, the state department, and your Congressional representatives and tell them the U.S must take a moral stand and condemn the government of Bahrain.  If you can get through, call the Bahrain embassy in DC.  Tell them that the world knows what is happening that we can read the tweets of the Bahrainis who have been shot at and those of Nick Kristof who is a witness to it in the ER at the Bahraini hospital. Don't wait call NOW please!  

Update:  Please use this very important info posted below by Jesse CW:

The Arms Export Control Act of 1976 (4+ / 0-)

    Gives the President of the United States the authority to control the import and export of defense articles and defense services. It requires governments that receive weapons from the United States to use them for legitimate self-defense.

Back in 82, Reagan suspended sales of cluster munitions to Israel when they were used without due regard for civilian life in Lebanon.

If Regan can act humanely with regard to Lebanon, surely Obama and Clinton can too.  I have not been able to get through to the WH comment line all day.  I called my reps and asked them to convey the message for me to Obama and Clinton to stand on the side of the protesters, condemn the violence, and remind the Bahraini government of this stipulation, and tell them we will cut off arms sales.  Britain has publicly stated that it is reviewing its arms sales policies.  Please consider calling your reps and asking the same.

Tweets and contact info follow below.

Recent Tweets as of 2:00 EDT from Nick Kristof

NickKristof Nicholas Kristof
four ambulances were detained by army. others were blocked from picking up injured. but drivers were not beaten today. #bahrain
36 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply
Nicholas Kristof
NickKristof Nicholas Kristof
one man with bullet in brain and shattered skull. others expected to survive. some injured or dead may still be on site. #bahrain
38 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply
Nicholas Kristof
NickKristof Nicholas Kristof
I'm fine. Was interviewing docs, ambulance staff, patients, and received help crossing town.

 BahrainRights  Bahrain Human Rights
by Sandmonkey
Ambulances are being blocked from approaching pearl in #Bahrain by security open live fire...
49 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply
NohaAtef Noha Atef
by monasosh
In #Bahrain: snipers!!... and a doctor shot dead while transferring injuries (via CNN)
28 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply
yabuyaishbak Yabuya Ishbak
by monaeltahawy
@monaeltahawy please, for the love of humanity, go out on TV and condemn these bastards for killing their own people in cold blood like this
11 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply
emoodz  Mohammed AlMaskati
by monaeltahawy
17 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply
JustAmira Amira Al Hussaini
by monaeltahawy
For those following and confused: The Crown Prince of #Bahrain is calling for calm while tweeps reporting more carnage in #Bahrain #Feb14
18 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply
Elazul Elazul
by monaeltahawy
Can anyone explain to me HOW anyone in the world can justify Shooting peaceful protesters? At a FUNERAL MARCH YOU BASTARDS?! #Baharin
18 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply
Chan'ad Bahraini
  muiz  muiz
by monaeltahawy
It is a WAR ZONE here, we are not equipped to deal with this - they are massacring people for protesting in streets! | Dr GHASSAN | #Bahrain
28 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply
chanadbh Chan'ad Bahraini
by monaeltahawy
On AJE @reemkhalifa17 : How it started - Some boys went to army at Lulu to ask where the dead bodies are of yesterday's attack #Bahrain
18 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply
  majda72  majda72
by monaeltahawy
#Benghazi and #Bahrain are crying out to the international community for help, peaceful demonstrators are being slaughtered. #Libya #lulu
27 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply
NickKristof Nicholas Kristof
Seems to be mostly rubber bullets. But terrible, gaping wounds, maybe meaning close range.
31 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply
Nicholas Kristof
NickKristof Nicholas Kristof
Man in blood drenched shirt just walked in. Drs outraged, helping me get stories and video. #Bahrain
33 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply
Nicholas Kristof
NickKristof Nicholas Kristof
ABt 20 patients so far, 1 nr death. Ambulances say many many more casualties but they are denied access.
37 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply
Nicholas Kristof
NickKristof Nicholas Kristof
Worst injuries from those at Deh marching toward Pearl. Many head wounds. Unsure if live fire or rubber bullets.

Contact Information for the Bahrain DC embassy and NYC consulate
Contact the Bahrain embassy and consulate and let them know the world is watching and condemning the Bahraini government for it's ruthless violence and repression.  

I was told by the Bahraini embassy press office yesterday to send an email that will be seen by the Bahraini government.  Send one today after you call:
Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain
3502 International Drive NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202 342 1111, Fax: 202 362 2192

Bahraini Ambassador to the U.S.
Ms. Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo

Contact Info for the White House, State Department, and Congress
Contact your elected representatives and ask them to publicly demand that Bahrain immediately halt all violence against the protesters and respect the freedoms of all Bahrainis.

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Phone Numbers
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461
Webform for email:


Senators: You can find contact information for your senators here

Representatives: You can look up your representatives here

Or simply call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

US State Department
Contact the State Department and urge that Hillary Clinton publicly demand that the government of Bahrain immediately halt all violence against the protesters and respect the freedoms of all Bahrainis.

Secretary Hillary Clinton 202-647-5291
Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg  202-647-8636
Special Assistant to the Secretary and the Executive Secretary of the Department Stephen D. Mull 202-647-5301

Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA)
Assistant Secretary Jeffrey D. Feltman  202-647-7209
Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs (NEA/ARP)
Director Andrew  Steinfeld  202-647-6184
Deputy Director Eric  Gaudiosi   202-647-6563

Bureau of Public Affairs (PA)
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs
Philip J. Crowley 202-647-6607

Office of Near East and South Central Affairs (DRL/NESCA)
Director Kari  Johnstone, Acting 202-647-0407
Deputy Director Kari  Johnstone  202-647-1473
OMS Esther  Zaiback 202-647-4308

Bureau of International Organization Affairs (IO)
Office of Human Rights, Humanitarian, and Social Affairs (IO/RHS)

Director Atul  Keshap 202-736-7791
Deputy Director Cari  Enav 202-647-5070

Office of the Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs and Coordinator
Under Secretary Maria  Otero  202-647-1189

Thank you for making the calls and sending emails.  Please leave comment below letting us know what happened with your calls.

Originally posted to conchita on Fri Feb 18, 2011 at 08:27 AM PST.

Also republished by Inherent Human Rights.

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