Annas [Archives:2004/765/Press Review]

August 19 2004

16 August 2004
Main headlines
– Struggler Al-Foseil addresses a message to the president
– Nassr Taha Mustafa: Mediation committee was a tactic for absorbing opposition stand
– Al-Houthi still resisting at his hometown, the army getting ready for attacking al-Razammi
– In Ibb, death sentence for a child killer, five- year imprisonment for other defendants
– Journalists Syndicate to supply press cards for journalists
– In a symposium organized by the Yemeni Center for Strategic Studies,
– Private sector requested to build social safety net as part of its responsibility towards society
Columnist Dr Hosni al-Jawshaie says in an article the observer of the Arab reality who looks through a scrutinizing eye find there is a huge and perseverant movement of rejection by the Arab peoples of this painful reality. This movement is increasing day by day in its activity and expansion but it has not yet reached the degree of boiling anger and certainly it would in a short period.
Evidence of this rejection of this backward and corrupt and dictatorial reality began to emerge in many Arab societies in many Arab countries, especially the big countries with high population density and great cultural dimension. Intellectuals and educated class in those societies are leading this movement of rejection through passing documents signed by hundreds of social personalities and scientists and leaders of thought demanding Arab rulers to respect the mentality of those peoples and respect the constitution and not to monopolize authority or bequeathing it or extension for unlimited periods, as what had happened in one of the Arab countries. The intellectuals and all those under this movement also demanded the release of the freedom of political parties establishment, the freedom of press and a genuine democratic practice. This movement of rejection has its many excuses because the peoples have got impatient with those rulers who impose themselves by the power of arms.