“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, March 22, 2011

Tunisians celebrate freedom from colonialism

Veeramalla Anjaiah, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 03/22/2011

On March 20, 55 years ago, Tunisians earned their freedom from French colonial powers under the leadership of Habib Bourguiba, the first president of the North African country.

Two months ago, Tunisians overthrew dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, earning a second chance at freedom in what was dubbed the Jasmine Revolution. Jasmine is Tunisia’s national flower.

Tunisians living in Indonesia celebrated their latest victory with a modest ceremony in Jakarta on Monday.

“Since our independence struggle, we admire Indonesia for its help in the 1950s,” Jamil Bellakhel, a senior lecturer at the University of Tunis, told The Jakarta Post.

According to the Ministry of Trade and the Central Statistics Agency, Tunisia’s trade with Indonesia surged to US$69.61 million in 2010, up 27.81 percent from $54.46 million in 2009.

Famous for its dates, the Muslim-majority nation also exports oranges, fertilizers, rock phosphate, glass, plastic and olive oil to Indonesia.

In investments, PT Medco Energi Internasional purchased a $10 million stake in Tunisia’s Anaguid oil and gas block in 2007.

After the Jasmine Revolution, some economic impact will be felt in the bilateral relations in the coming months, as Indonesian personnel in the oil and gas sector as well as students fled Tunisia during the political crisis.

People from across the globe raised eyebrows when the revolution ignited in the tiny but beautiful Maghreb country. Today, 80 percent of Tunisians are considered to be middle-class citizens with a per-capita income of $3,000. Around 78 percent of Tunisian families own their own homes and the literacy rate is very high. It was selected as the best place to do business in Africa, with a high competitiveness ranking.

Yet the corrupt and repressive regime of Ben Ali and his cronies plundered the country, leading to the surge in educated unemployment in recent years. On Dec. 17, 2010, a young, educated street vendor, Tarek el-Tayyib Mohamed Ben Bonazizi, set himself on fire in protest against the seizure of his shop. This ignited the outburst from Tunisians that cast Ben Ali into the dustbin of history.

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