“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 11, 2011

Uganda election: Amnesty International violence concern

BBC News, 11 February 2011

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There is evidence of election-related violence ahead of Uganda's polls, Amnesty International says.

Yoweri Museveni's manifesto focuses on development
this year
The UK-based human rights group's report outlines abuses documented in nine towns across all regions.

The author of the report, Godfrey Odongo, told the BBC all main parties had been involved and the police had not done enough to investigate.

President Yoweri Museveni, in power for 25 years, will face veteran opposition leader Kizza Besigye on 18 February.

Six other presidential candidates are also in the running and Ugandans will also be voting for MPs.

The European Union observer mission in the country has said that compared to previous elections, the campaigns this year have been mostly peaceful.


But Mr Odongo said there were areas of concern.

"There were a lot of instances when political opponents either within the ruling party vying for the party ticket or involving supporters of the ruling party and opposition coming into violent clashes often leading to serious injuries," he told the BBC's Network Africa programme.

This is the third time Kizza Besigye has taken on
Yoweri Museveni
"Quite a bit of violence has involved the police, so it's across the board. The police are not taking its investigative role seriously," he said.

There were also instances of journalists being beaten up, which was a threat to freedom of expression, he said.

Mr Odongo added that an issue of great concern was that opposition parties say they do not trust the police.

"They say they are going to form civilian brigades, we don't know the extent to which they will be armed, to protect and guard votes."

The electoral commission has also said such militias are being formed and warned of possible unrest.

Correspondents say the police appear to be preparing for further violence and have heavily recruited paramilitary groups to help.

They have also imported riot gear including water canon trucks and tear gas.

It will be the third time that Dr Besigye has taken on Mr Museveni in the presidential race.

Dr Besigye used to be Mr Museveni's personal doctor and the two men were allies in the guerrilla war which brought Mr Museveni to power in 1986, before they fell out.

After losing the 2002 poll, Dr Besigye fled Uganda, saying he feared for his life. He returned before the 2006 election, but was not able to campaign properly as he was charged with rape and supporting an armed group.

Dr Besigye said all the allegations were part of a campaign of political persecution.

He was cleared of rape in March 2006 - and last year the Constitutional Court quashed the treason charges.

Mr Museveni is still favourite to win - he has defeated his challengers every five years since 1996, though his support has steadily declined.

In 1996, he received around 75% of the vote, but this fell to 59% in 2006.

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