“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, April 26, 2011

'Assad rules Syria like a Pharaoh'

RNW, 26 April 2011, by Klaas den Tek

Rotterdam filmmaker Rosh Abdelfatah has created a special Facebook page for his Syrian compatriots. He posts videos from Syria on YouTube to support the opposition in his native country.

(Photo: RNW/Klaas den Tek)
Abdelfattah’s eyes are glued to the computer screen. He receives a continuous stream of messages from Syria on his Facebook page. On the internet at least, the opposition has freed itself from the iron grip of the regime.

Arbitrary rule

Rosh Abdelfatah (29) is a Syrian of Kurdish descent. He formed part of an amateur theatrical company and wrote plays. He was eventually arrested but escaped to the Netherlands in 1999.

“You are alive, but you don’t exist. In Syria it is illegal to say you are a Kurd. Or to speak your own language. My existence was not acknowledged, I was an illegal alien in my own country.”

Rosh Abdelfatah says Syria is in the grip of a violent and arbitrary rule. Not just for the Kurds, but for all citizens. People are thrown in jail for years and then suddenly released because they are innocent. For instance because the shops they allegedly held up were actually robbed by supporters of President Bashar al-Assad. Abdelfatah’s uncle was beaten up by the security service because his tractor did not get out of the way fast enough.

Tanks and snipers

For weeks, Syrians have been taking to the streets to demonstrate against the Assad regime, which has deployed tanks and snipers to suppress the protests. Hundreds of people have been killed in the crackdown so far.

Abdelfatah has been gathering evidence of the violence that has been inflicted upon the protesters by the regime since the demonstrations first started in March. He also posts videos about corruption in education and law enforcement. Abdelfatah is conflicted about not being in Syria now.

“It is difficult. I’m here in Rotterdam, but would prefer being among the young people. On the other hand, you also need people here to give voice to the protesters. Somebody’s got to do it.”


So far, the regime in Damascus appears to be solidly in control. The Syrian government has ignored new sanctions announced by European countries and the United States. President Assad will not budge.

"And yet I’m hopeful. I’m convinced the regime will fall quickly. The repression, the one party system, a president ruling like a Pharaoh: Things just cannot continue like this.”

Rosh Abdelfatah is currently involved in establishing a European Syrian centre. A place where artists and dissident scan show what exactly is going on in Syria. A place where people where people can start dreaming about a Syria without Assad.

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