“Jasmine Revolution”
Symbol of peace: Flowers placed on the barrel of a tank
in very much calmer protests than in recent days in Tunisia

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011
Mannoubia Bouazizi, the mother of Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi. "Mohammed suffered a lot. He worked hard. but when he set fire to himself, it wasn’t about his scales being confiscated. It was about his dignity." (Peter Hapak for TIME)

1 - TUNISIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

How eyepatches became a symbol of Egypt's revolution - Graffiti depicting a high ranking army officer with an eye patch Photograph: Nasser Nasser/ASSOCIATED PRESS

2 - EGYPT Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

''17 February Revolution"

3 - LIBYA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

5 - SYRIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

"25 January Youth Revolution"
Muslim and Christian shoulder-to-shoulder in Tahrir Square
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -
(Subjects: Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" (without a manager hierarchy) managed Businesses, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)
"The End of History" – Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)
(Subjects:Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Muhammad, Jesus, God, Jews, Arabs, EU, US, Israel, Iran, Russia, Africa, South America, Global Unity,..... etc.) (Text version)

"If an Arab and a Jew can look at one another and see the Akashic lineage and see the one family, there is hope. If they can see that their differences no longer require that they kill one another, then there is a beginning of a change in history. And that's what is happening now. All of humanity, no matter what the spiritual belief, has been guilty of falling into the historic trap of separating instead of unifying. Now it's starting to change. There's a shift happening."

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

African Union (AU)

African Union (AU)
African Heads of State pose for a group photo ahead of the start of the 28th African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 30, 2017 (AFP Photo/ Zacharias ABUBEKER)

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
Few words can describe Nelson Mandela, so we let him speak for himself. Happy birthday, Madiba.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Algeria to lift state of emergency in 'coming days,' minister says

CNN News, By the CNN Wire Staff, February 14, 2011

  • It will mean an Algeria that "allows the expression of opinions," minister says
  • The law has been in effect for 20 years
  • Announcement comes days after security forces clash with protesters
  • The protesters took to the streets to demand government reform

(CNN) -- A 20-year state of emergency in Algeria will be lifted in the "coming days," authorities said Monday, days after protesters took to the streets to demand government reform.

Tensions erupt in Algeria (Video)
"Soon, we will discuss the past, but I say that lifting the state of emergency will occur in the coming days," Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci said on French radio Europe 1.

It will mean a "return to Algeria, a rightful state which totally allows, the expression of opinions, but always with reference to the law," he said.

The announcement comes after anti-government protesters chanting "change the power!" clashed with security forces in the capital over the weekend, witnesses said.

The minister downplayed the protests, referring to them as "minority" movements.

"And, I guess from march to march, they will not do better," he said.

About 100 protesters were arrested during the protests in Algiers on Saturday, according to the opposition Algerian League for Human Rights. The minister told the radio station all the people detained have been released.


The state of emergency was imposed in 1992 to quell a civil war that led to the deaths of what U.S. officials estimate to be more than 150,000 people.

Earlier this month, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said he would lift the ban in the "very close future."

Experts have said the announcement is an attempt by government officials to head off the kind of social unrest that toppled Tunisian and Egyptian presidents.

Demonstrators in the region have protested various issues, including unemployment, high food costs and corruption. The problems are similar to those that fueled the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.

The Algerian civil war lasted more than a decade.

"It pitted a corrupt military junta, which had ruled behind the facade of an elected government, against Islamists who effectively won a popular election in the early 1990s, and were then deprived of power," the Centers for Strategic and International Studies said recently.

"When civil war broke out, violent extremist elements among these Islamists quickly came to dominate the fighting, while the military increasingly relied on equally violent repression."

Critics say the Islamist threat has long since diminished and the law exists only to muzzle government critics.

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