Just a quick note from Firestone's dungeon, to recommend that anyone interested in what is going on in the south should read Nasser Arrabyee's report in al-Ahram weekly.

For me, the money quote is al-Dhahri's:

Mohammed Al-Dhahri, politics professor at Sanaa University, says that what's going on in Yemen now is a crisis of partnership -- a national integration crisis, and economic and legislation crisis. "Shy official recognition of this crisis is not enough," he said.