“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.

Friday, February 4, 2011

EU freezes assets of allies of Tunisia's ousted Ben Ali

BBC News, 4 February 2011

The European Union is freezing the assets of 46 allies and relatives of the deposed Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife.

The EU has already frozen Mr Ben Ali's assets,
now it is targeting his allies and relatives
The Tunisian strongman fled to Saudi Arabia after weeks of anti-government protests; some of his associates have gone elsewhere.

The latest EU measure was taken after talks with the new Tunisian government, according to an EU official.

EU foreign ministers had already agreed to freeze Mr Ben Ali's assets.

Authorities in Tunisia have issued an international arrest warrant for the ex-president, accusing him of taking money out of the country illegally.

Restrictions easing

Meanwhile, Tunisia's new tourism minister says the government will lift a state of emergency, which has been in place since 14 January.

It was imposed by Mr Ben Ali before he fled, along with a curfew which authorities have reduced as protests have faded.

"We wanted to do this step-by-step out of caution and to ensure total security for people," Tourism Minister Mehdi Houass was quoted by Reuters as saying.

Tunisia turmoil

The tourism industry been badly affected by the recent instability. Mr Houass told reporters that tourism revenues and visits were down by 40% in January.

Major street protests have dried up in Tunisia in recent days, after a reshuffle of the new government purged more Ben Ali loyalists.

In another sign of things returning to normal, the UK Foreign Office has changed its travel advisory for Tunisia.

It no longer advises against all but essential travel to Tunisia, but says travellers should be aware of the current political and security situation.

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