“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, April 8, 2011

Libya rebels paint vehicles bright pink to avoid friendly fire

Reuters, By Alexander Dziadosz, Fri Apr 8, 2011

(photo: Flickr/rsambrook)

  • Rebels angry at friendly fire 
  • Hope re-painted vehicles will warn off NATO planes 
  • Gaddafi forces fire on Ajdabiyah

AJDABIYAH, Libya, April 8 (Reuters) - Libyan rebels painted the roofs of their vehicles bright pink on Friday to avoid more friendly fire casualties after a NATO air strike killed five fighters.

The strike hit a rebel tank column as it advanced on the disputed oil port of Brega on Thursday, causing a confused insurgent retreat back towards Ajdabiyah, gateway to the uprising's stronghold in Benghazi.

NATO, which is enforcing a no-fly zone in Libya aimed at protecting civilians, on Friday acknowledged that its planes were probably responsible for the friendly fire incident, the second in a week.

Rebels heading west from Ajdabiyah towards the front against forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi said the paint on their vehicle roofs was to avoid more friendly fire.

Another NATO strike last week killed 13 rebels, including ambulance staff, on the outskirts of Brega.

"Twice, they've hit us by accident now," grumbled Belgassim Awamy, a rebel volunteer near the western entrance of Ajdabiyah.

"NATO is an alliance against the Libyan people," said Alaa Senudry, another rebel standing nearby.


NATO says Gaddafi forces are sheltering near civilian areas, making it difficult to hit them effectively from the air.

Some rebels insisted Gaddafi aircraft had staged Thursday's attack, despite the fact that his air force has been grounded by the NATO planes.

"That was Muammar, it came from the south," said Wanis Boumarie, a former policeman turned rebel volunteer, when another rebel blamed the attack on NATO.

"NATO is extremely slow," he said, suggesting Gaddafi warplanes might have evaded the no-fly zone.

NATO has repeatedly denied rebel accusations that the pace of air strikes has reduced since the alliance took over from a coalition of the United States, France and Britain on March 31.

A group of rebels gathered on the western outskirts of Ajdabiyah later came under a bombardment which forced them back.

This correspondent heard 12 explosions, apparently from an artillery bombardment, and bursts of machine gun fire. There was no sign of an advance by Gaddafi forces.

A pick-up truck full of men with AK-47 assault rifles, sped into the Ajdabiyah hospital, carrying a wounded man they said had been hit about 18 km west of the town.

The bed of the pick-up truck was filled with blood-stained ammunition and bandages. (Editing by Barry Moody)

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