“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, June 22, 2011

UN's Ban Ki-moon presses Syria to allow missions

BBC News, 22 June 2011

Syria Crisis

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has renewed calls for Syria to allow fact-finding and humanitarian missions after months of anti-government protests.

Ban Ki-moon says President Assad should
take "decisive measures"
Mr Ban told the BBC he was very concerned about human rights violations in Syria.

Speaking after being re-elected as UN chief, he denied that divisions within the UN Security Council were hampering its response to Syria.

Hundreds of people have died as authorities try to quell unrest.

President Bashar al-Assad has called for a national dialogue but critics say his response is inadequate.

Following a televised speech by Mr Assad on Monday, state-run news agency Sana said he was offering a "general amnesty" for crimes committed before 20 June. However there were few details.

"I recognise and I welcome this announcement of a general amnesty, but this should lead to a genuine and meaningful and very constructive dialogue with the people," Mr Ban said.

Syria's protests mapped

"I am deeply concerned about what is going on in Syria and that is why I have been talking to President Assad and I have been speaking out through public messages," he said.

"I believe that first and foremost, it is President Assad of Syria and his government who should first take bold and decisive measures before it is too late."

Mass rallies

Activists said at least seven people died on Tuesday when security forces fired on anti-government demonstrators.

Following Mr Assad's speech, large crowds of his supporters converged on squares in several major cities including the capital Damascus, Deraa, Hama and Homs, state TV said.

Clashes broke out with anti-government protesters who activists say were then targeted by security forces.

The opposition estimates that more than 1,300 civilians have been killed along with more than 300 soldiers and police since March. Thousands more protesters have been detained, they say.

President Assad's supporters have tried steal
the spotlight from anti-government protests
A recent government crackdown in the north of the country has led to thousands of Syrians fleeing into Turkey or camping out on the Syrian side of the border.

President Assad has called for them to return.

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday that a team went on a government-organised visit of the town of Jisr al-Shughour which was at the centre of the government operation.

A UNHCR spokesman said most of Jisr al-Shughour was now deserted and its representatives heard accounts of murders, assassinations, torture and humiliation by the military.

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