“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.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Libyan rebel city of Misrata focus of UN talks on humanitarian crisis

Britain to discuss plans to ensure unfettered access for relief effort to besieged city after seven weeks of fighting

guardian.co.uk, Mark Tran and agencies, Monday 18 April 2011

Andrew Mitchell, secretary of state for international development,
will press for unfettered access for aid to Misrata. Photograph:
Geoff Newton/Allstar Picture Library

Britain will press for unfettered access to the besieged Libyan city of Misrata in talks at the UN amid deepening concern at the humanitarian situation in the town, which has been surrounded by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi for more than a month.

The international development secretary, Andrew Mitchell, will discuss plans on Monday to increase aid and medical supplies and ensure better access to the rebel-held city. Misrata has been under heavy attack for seven weeks, with hundreds of civilians killed in the effort to rout the rebels, who are reportedly better organised and disciplined than in the east of the country.

Seventeen people were killed in fighting in Misrata on Sunday, an NGO worker and an opposition activist said.

Government troops, who have pushed into the city centre from the outskirts in recent days, pounded Misrata with mortar rounds and rocket-propelled grenades, a resident told the Associated Press.

"Residents have become so accustomed to the sound of mortars and missiles," he said. "Snipers are still on the roofs of tall buildings shooting at anything that moves in the city centre."

Rebels fought government forces back from an area around a central produce market, regaining a small sliver of territory, said Rida al-Montasser, a local activist.

He said a hospital report that he received from a doctor, showed 17 people, including rebels, were killed and 74 others were wounded. A worker for a foreign NGO who visited the hospital on Sunday also said 17 bodies were brought in, including that of a girl shot in the head. Other children who had been shot were among the wounded, he said.

Witnesses in the city have backed up reports from Human Rights Watch that Libyan government troops have been using cluster bombs as part of their offensive. The government has denied this.

Britain has sent aid to the affected areas as well as emergency shelters, medical supplies, food and enough midwifery kits to deliver 200 babies, but Mitchell wants better access to Misrata for the relief effort.

"The humanitarian situation in Misrata is of great concern," he said. "The international community should be ready to respond, and that is why I will be meeting with the United Nations to ensure we have the right support in place. It is vital that we continue to get help, such as food, water or medical supplies, through to people. Humanitarian agencies must be given free and unfettered access to Misrata and other areas affected by fighting."

Tens of thousands of people are trapped in Misrata and other towns following more than a month of fighting which has killed at least 300 and injured upwards of 1,000, including many children. Some severely injured people are unable to be evacuated for medical attention, hospitals lack electricity and water, and people have been trapped indoors for weeks with little or no food.

The UN is concerned that consumption of untreated water from wells could lead to outbreaks of water-borne diseases. Talks on Misrata come as David Cameron said there was still "no question" of an international invasion of Libya.

The prime minister said the Nato-led air strikes on military targets had helped prevent massacres and the taking of Misrata. But while rebel forces were receiving help, including body armour and communications equipment, there was no question of going beyond the UN mandate.

"It is because we have said we are not going to invade, we are not going to occupy (that) this is more difficult in many ways because we can't fully determine the outcome with what we have available," Cameron said on Sky News. "But we are very clear that we must stick to the terms of the UN security council resolution, we must keep the support of the Arab world."

In eastern Libya, Gaddafi's forces yesterday mounted a heavy assault on Libyan rebels holding the key town of Ajdabiya in a sign that the regime is stepping up efforts to regain territory in the east of the country.

Explosions were heard for several hours in the morning, forcing some of the few remaining families to flee to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, 90 miles away.

In Paris, the French defence minister, Gérard Longuet, dismissed statements from a top Nato official that the alliance is short of aircraft. Longuet said instead that Nato's mission in Libya is hampered by a lack of ground information.

"There is no lack of planes but a lack of identification of mobile objectives," he said in an interview published on Sunday in the daily Le Parisien. "The problem is that we're missing concrete and verifiable information on identified objectives on the ground."

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