“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

Zimbabwe sanctions: EU removes 35 people from ban list

BBC News, 15 February 2011

Zimbabwe - New Era?

The European Union has eased sanctions on Zimbabwe by removing 35 individuals from a list of people affected by visa bans and asset freezes.

The EU has had President Mugabe and dozens of
his close associates under sanctions since 2002
But sanctions on other people close to President Robert Mugabe were extended for another year as the EU expressed concern over political violence.

Officials in Mr Mugabe's party, Zanu-PF, said the move was neo-colonialist and did not go far enough.

Sanctions remain on 163 people and 31 firms linked to rights abuses.

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said an EU review noted "significant progress" in addressing Zimbabwe's economic crisis and delivering basic services to citizens.

"However, economic and social developments have not been matched by equivalent progress on the political front," she said.

"In this context, I have to express my deep concerns at the upsurge in political violence seen in recent weeks," she added.


The EU decision is significant, says the BBC's Southern Africa correspondent, Karen Allen. It indicates a strategy by European leaders to try to disarm Mr Mugabe of one of his most potent political weapons.

Mr Mugabe has blamed his country's economic woes on sanctions while his opponents claim these are the result of years of mismanagement.

Zanu-PF officials said the EU did not go far enough. Jonathan Moyo, a member of Zanu-PF's policy-making arm, described the move as an unacceptable neo-colonial gesture.

Since 2002, nearly 200 people who make up Mr Mugabe's inner circle - and the president himself - have faced visa bans and had their assets frozen by the EU. The 27-nation bloc claims these individuals have funded or supported violence and human rights violations within Zimbabwe.

The EU did not remove state-owned firms from its sanction list. Among those firms are defence and diamond companies, which the EU still believes are bankrolling Zanu-PF's campaigns to quash its opponents.

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