“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.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Indonesia Tries to Raise Money to Save Maid From Beheading

AOL News, AOL News Staff, Mar 3, 2011

Indonesia is trying to raise half a million dollars to save a maid from being beheaded in Saudi Arabia for killing her boss after she said he tried to rape her.

Darsem binti Dawud Tawar, an Indonesian national from West Java, was convicted in May 2009 of murdering her Yemeni employer, The Jakarta Globe said. The Riyadh court sentenced her to death by beheading. In Saudi Arabia, beheadings are usually carried out by scimitar in a public square.

Darsem says her employer tried to rape her and she was acting in self-defense.

Darsem binti Dawud Tawar, an Indonesian maid,
has been sentenced to death by beheading in Saudi
Arabia on a charge of murdering her employer, who
she says tried to rape her.
(Dok KBRI Riyadh)

The man's family has agreed to forgive Darsem if they are paid the equivalent of $530,000 by July. The custom of paying such compensation is known in Arabic as "diyat" or blood money.

However, even if the money is paid in time, Darsem would still be required to serve a prison term.

Kusuma Habir, a spokeswoman for the Indonesian Foreign Ministry, told the Jakarta newspaper the government has collected $262,000, or about half of the sum it needs. The government has been seeking donations through television and through social-networking sites such as Facebook.

But an advocate for migrant workers said the government should pony up the blood money itself.

"Donating money to people out of sympathy is one thing, but for the government, Darsem should not be a charity case," Umi Farida of the National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy told the newspaper.

"Helping her is an obligation. Why would the government need to gather donations from the public when they can allocate funding from the state budget to help her?" Farida asked.

Advocates say foreigners, especially women, who come to Saudi Arabia to work as domestic help are very vulnerable to abuse by their employers. Last year, a Sri Lankan woman who worked for a maid in Saudi Arabia said her employers used to torture her by hammering nails into her. Doctors said X-rays showed there were 23 nails in her body.

In January 2008, another Indonesian migrant worker, Yanti Sukardi, was beheaded in Saudi Arabia on charges of killing her employer. She was accused of suffocating the woman and stealing her jewelry.

Darsem binti Dawud from Subang, West Java, has been
sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for murdering her
(Photo Source SCTV)

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