“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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

West seeks urgent action on Syria

Deutsche Welle, Apr 27, 2011

The brutal crackdown on anti-regime
protesters is continuing
As the violence in Syria against anti-government protesters continues, the West is struggling to find a common position. European countries have proposed a draft resolution strongly condemning the brutal crackdown.

Following inconclusive talks on Tuesday, the UN Security Council is due to come together again on Wednesday to debate a draft resolution proposed by France, Germany, Britain and Portugal condemning the violence in Syria.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was watching events in Syria "with increasingly grave concern."

"I condemn, utterly, the continuing violence against peaceful demonstrators, most particularly the use of tanks and live fire that killed and injured hundreds of people," he said.

However there appeared to be little consensus among Security Council members on how to proceed. Diplomats said Russia was not in favor of a strong condemnation, while China would also seek a "political solution."

The proposed draft also calls for a full independent investigation of the brutal crackdown against anti-government protesters, however Syria's UN ambassador Bashar Jaafari rejected any outside interference. "We will undertake any investigation by ourselves, with full transparency. We have nothing to hide," he told reporters.

Stark warnings

Germany's UN ambassador, Peter Wittig, described the events in Syria as "disturbing" and said they required Security Council attention. He also warned of "repercussions" in the rest of the Middle East if the crisis wasn't tackled.

The US had earlier threatened to tighten sanctions against the Syrian regime and accused Iran of supporting the government's crackdown.

"Instead of listening to his own people, [Syrian President] Assad is disingenuously blaming outsiders while at the same time seeking Iranian assistance in repressing Syria's citizens through the same brutal tactics that have been used by the Iranian regime," US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice told reporters.

Rights groups say at least 400 people have been killed by security forces since the unrest began last month.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad last week signed off on legislation ending over 40 years of emergency rule in an apparent concession to anti-regime protesters. However the opposition dismissed the move as mere window dressing and said other demands such as more political freedom and the release of political prisoners had been ignored.

Author: Rob Mudge (AFP, dpa)
Editor: Rob Turner

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