“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.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Thousands gather at Bahrain’s ‘Tahrir Square’

Channel 4 News, Tuesday 15 February 2011

After a second death in Bahrain protesters call for the end of the monarchy gathering in their thousands at the Pearl monument, which they are calling their own 'Tahrir Square'.

A second day of protests in Bahrain has resulted in a second death and thousands more joining the crowds calling for the end of the monarchy and implementation of a democratic government.

As the first victim of the protests was being carried from the hospital on Tuesday morning, a second man was reportedly shot and killed by riot police.

Appearing in a TV address King Hamad Bin Issa Al-Khalifa said: "In light of the incidents that took place yesterday and today... There have been sadly two deaths. I express my deep condolences to their families." He assured the people of Bahrain that the incidents would be investigated.

The King was warned on Sunday by the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights that "revoultionary protests" would take place over the week ahead.

Protests on Monday saw clashes between riot police and people on the streets in the capital Manama. Gas canisters were thrown, engulfing the crowds in seconds, whilst rubber pellet bullets were shot to stop the crowd reaching the centre of the city. The efforts were in vain as thousands of people took to the streets on Tuesday congregating at the landmark Pearl Roundabout.

Channel 4 News asked Maryam what the demands of the protesters were: "Well to begin with the protests were called for by the youth, the statement said 'our demands are legitimate and we want serious reforms in the country such as a constitution written by the people, an elected PM not the king's uncle who has been PM for 40 years, freedoms, rights, the release of political prisoners, the stop of the use of torture, the dissolving of the national security apparatus known for torturing people and bringing those responsible for torture to justice.

"They also warned that the minute the riot police were responsible for killing anyone in the country then their demands would change to the fall of the whole government, the regime. As soon as it was announced last night that the first young man had passed away due to a shot in the back by the riot police the chants immediately changed to we demand the fall of the government."

Since the skirmish outside the hospital in the morning the presence of riot police has virtually disappeared on the streets of Manama with many protesters arriving at Pearl roundabout equipped with rugs, sheets and tents vowing to camp out until there is some regime change.

In a country of many social groups it appears that they are all united against the King and his government.

Maryam al-Khawajah described the demographic of the protesters directly from the scene: "This is one of the first times I have seen these many people from all kinds of groups from the Bahraini society, unite in this way, I've not seen this before. Around the roundabout you see leftists, Sunnis, Shia, girls who wear scarves, girls who don't wear scarves, children, women, men, they are all gathered here today."

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