“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, May 6, 2011

Clinton says reform still possible in Syria

Reuters, by Andrew Quinn, WASHINGTON | Fri May 6, 2011

(Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday Syria's government could still make reforms despite mounting political violence that has sparked worldwide condemnation.

Clinton, speaking in an interview with an Italian journalist on a visit to Rome, said the United States had been outspoken about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's political crackdown but that the situation there was "complex."

"There are deep concerns about what is going on inside Syria, and we are pushing hard for the government of Syria to live up to its own stated commitment to reforms," Clinton said in remarks released by the State Department.

Clinton said the situation in Syria was "poignant" but rejected comparisons with Libya, where the United States has helped to lead international efforts to support rebels fighting longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

"What I do know is that they have an opportunity still to bring about a reform agenda," Clinton said.

"Nobody believed Gaddafi would do that. People do believe there is a possible path forward with Syria. So we're going to continue joining with all of our allies to keep pressing very hard on that."

Critics have accused the United States of moving too quietly on Syria, where Assad's government has gone on the offensive to maintain his family's four-decade grip on power and crush demonstrators demanding freedom.

Clinton herself was widely criticized in March after she called Assad a reformer, citing the views of congressional leaders who had met with the Syrian leader.

The United States has sought to engage Damascus and loosen its anti-Israel alliances with Iran and militant groups Hezbollah and Hamas. But U.S. officials say they have little direct leverage and have been wary of moving without stronger international support, particularly from Arab countries.


Syrian security forces killed an additional 27 people on Friday, rights campaigners said, prompting the European Union to agree to impose sanctions against up to 14 Syrian officials held responsible for the violence.

Rights campaigners say more than 580 people have been killed since protests broke out in Syria in mid-March. Syrian officials have blamed "armed terrorist groups" for the violence and give a lower death toll, saying half the fatalities have been soldiers and police.

The United States imposed further targeted sanctions against Syrian officials last Friday but left Assad himself off the list. U.S. officials say more sanctions are possible, however, and that the situation is continually being reassessed.

"We continue to press the Syrian government to cease violence and carrying out violence against innocent citizens who are simply demonstrating and trying to state their aspirations for a more democratic future," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said.

Toner said the U.S. ambassador in Damascus, Robert Ford, had brought up the case of a journalist for Al Jazeera who holds joint U.S., Canadian and Iranian nationality and who went missing after arriving in Damascus on Friday.

Al Jazeera has called on Syria to immediately release the journalist, Dorothy Parvaz, saying it was worried about her welfare, security and safety.

"We are aware of her case and obviously concerned about it," Toner told a news briefing, saying the United States was seeking consular access.

"We have pressed our concerns to the Syrian government about missing individuals, as we often do," he said.

(Editing by Vicki Allen)

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