Headline Dec 01, 2014/


ALL REVOLUTIONS : are full of voices, punning, or lyrical or obscene! And of course, of course, terribly tragic!

What the recent happenings, in Pakistan and elsewhere, in the Arab world, seemed to coin most readily was coarseness, acronyms and above all euphemism, beginning :

With every world  ''conflict''  itself 

ONCE, the mob gets on the trail, generally telling the truth and exposing just about everything,  everyone seems to find plenty of  peacetime targets for the pen: Say, ''Attacking The Furniture''.

ALL DEVELOPING WORLD LEADERS, failed their people: They dulled the capacity of the people to see in unconventional ways. Inflated everything with hyperbole and gilded with a fine coat of fraud.

*** ''All simple, and great crappiness.'' ***

Tarnishing forever such romantic notions as ''honour'',  ''chivalry''  and  ''valour'' and ushering in its wake : ................sceptical modernism.

No leader, worth his salt, can refute the above reasoning and truth. I leave the rest to the fullness of time and history.

ON A scorching afternoon a dozen young men with broken bones sit on the main stage in  ''Change Square''  in Sanaa,  Yemen's capital.

They grumble about the  ''unfinished revolution''   -and the lack of medical help they have got for injuries sustained during the demonstrations-

Which eventually forced out  President Ali Abdullah Saleh after  33 years in office.

Among other things they express disappointment in Tawakul Karman,  co-founder of the  Yemni movement  ''Women Journalists Without Chains''  who was a joint winner of the 2011 Nobel prize for peace.

Her tent in the square was a hub of the protests.

Later days, Ms Karman aged 36, was much less visible at home. She is a popular globe-trotting speaker who is said to be moving her family abroad. But she says she is still based in the square  -and will badger the government relentlessly:

Until it meets all the protesters demands, including the removal of Mr Saleh's family from the army's upper ranks.

Ms Karman also says she has been abroad expressly to persuade foreign governments to press the new president, to have Mr Saleh and his family put on trial and their assets frozen.

And she has also been asking people and governments in France, Qatar, and Turkey to help finance the building of hospitals for women, children and the injured protesters in Yemen.

In any event, fears are growing that the social gains of Yemen's revolution especially for women, may be reversed.

Ms Karman belongs to the moderate wing of al-Islah, an Islamist party that includes Muslim Brothers, prominent businessmen, tribal leaders and Salafist purists.

Change square, then got dominated al-Islah, a wooden fence has been put up to separate men from women.

A few months earlier Salafist leaders issued a fatwa against a feminist writer, Bushra al-Maqtari, and three other journalists for criticising religious leaders.   

Campaigners for women's and human rights want Ms Karman, the first Arab woman to win the Nobel peace prize, to come out more vigorously in their defence:

''I wish she would play a role in support of women in the national dialogue and help young people unite ahead of it,'' said Jamila Rajaa, a leading analyst.

''I will be there with the women and will take part in all the meetings to ensure that the constitution guarantees equal citizenship for women and men,'' insists the Nobel Laureate. 

YOUNG AND FEMALE PROTESTERS fear they may lose their social gains for a long, long time.

True, on that!

Time enough for me to stand up and lead.

With respectful dedication to the Students, Professors and Teachers of Yemen. See Ya all on !WOW!  -the World Students Society Computers-Internet-Wireless:


'''Good Night and God Bless

SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


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