“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 12, 2011

'A Tunisian Girl' talks about blogging under repressive regimes

Deutsche Welle, 12.04.2011

A Tunisian Girl won the BOBs'
top prize for 2011
Lina Ben Mhenni, the author of A Tunisian Girl, won the Best Blog award at the 2011 Deutsche Welle Blog Awards. She tells DW about why she doesn't use pseudonyms and the importance of remaining an independent voice.

DW: Using your real name on your blog can put you in danger. Why have you decided to do it anyway?

Lina Ben Mhenni: When you write to defend human rights and freedom of expression, it's always more believable when you do it with your own name. When you're calling on people to get engaged for a particular reason, they have more trust in you when you show your own face.

It's easy to get the impression that blogging is lonely work. Have there been people who supported you before the fall of former president Ben Ali who are still with you today?

Yes, of course. You can't do it alone. It's mainly bloggers who have been supporting me. It's true that I tend to work alone, but there have been many times when I've collaborated with other bloggers to support the people suffering from injustice and censorship.

Mhenni started her blog in 2007 - long before the fall of Ben Ali

There has been a lot of talk about the role of the Internet during events in Tunisia and Egypt and even in Libya and the Gulf states. What is your view on how the Internet has and continues to influence ongoing uprisings?

The traditional media did not report on events in Tunisia at all. By necessity, it became a role the Internet had to play. The Internet made it possible to report on these events and to bring people together.

You have personally received a fair amount of attention when it comes to events in Tunisia. Have you been approached to take up a political position?

No, not really. We tried it once when Ben Ali was still in power. But I was adamant about remaining independent. I don't have an interest in getting involved with a political party.

Interview: Sébastien Martineau / sms
Editor: Eva Wutke

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