Bahrain lead the most advanced online campaign of any Arab nation against the regime, but unfortunately the Bahrain protests have been meet by a internationally back crack down. But the pro-democracy groups in Bahrain have effectively used the Internet to keep the world informed of their plight, and they did much in inspire movements in Madison and Spain which have matured in the Occupy movement.
Sadly the kinds of persecution the people of Bahrain have faced have been visited on many people who imagined themselves still living in more democratic societies. Authorities in Bahrain and New York have shown that this revolt is not regional, but a mass global movement against an established system, much like the revolts in Eastern Europe brought in the entire former Soviet System.
Now in a clear example of global people power Bahrain has started its own Occupy movement. Follow the hashtag at