“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.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Clashes in Egypt continue as protesters vent disillusionment

Deutsche Welle, 24 July 2011  

Protesters have been gathering in
Tahrir Square for weeks
Many in Egypt are dissatisfied with the military transitional government, accusing it of Mubarak-era tactics in suppressing dissent. The most recent clashes in Cairo are evidence that the revolution may not be over.

Hundreds of protesters remained camped out in Tahrir Square in central Cairo on Sunday after a night of violent clashes with supporters of the ruling military transitional government.

Health ministry officials said 231 people were injured when police fired tear gas and protesters loyal to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) hurled stones at their rivals during clashes in the Abassaya neighborhood.

Many from the anti-regime group then joined others at Tahrir Square, the center of the mass movement that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in February.

Meanwhile a man was killed and four were wounded on Sunday when police and soldiers exchanged fire with men attacking a police station in the port of Ismailia. At least 50 people reportedly attacked the police station with the goal of freeing a prisoner arrested on theft charges.

Leaders in the military government have accused the protesters in Tahrir Square of sowing instability in Egypt at a time when it is struggling to transition into a more free and democratic society.

'Wedge between the people and the army'

Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, head of the SCAF and former defense minister under Mubarak, said in a television address on Saturday that the council would work toward a free system through democratic elections and a new constitution.

Military leader Tantawi has promised
democratic reform
But the military leaders accused the pro-democracy group the April 6 Youth Movement of "driving a wedge between the people and the army."

The April 6 movement, formed over Facebook in solidarity with a planned workers' strike in 2008, released a statement denying the military council's accusations.

"We used to think that the revolution changed matters for the better, but we were filled with sadness after this statement was issued," it said.

The military has come under increasing pressure from Egyptians disillusioned with the results of the anti-Mubarak revolution. The government is accused of rights abuses and using Mubarak-style tactics to quash dissent.

Since July 8, a number of protesters have been camping out in Tahrir Square, demanding that former regime officials be brought to trial, military trials of civilians come to an end and Mubarak officials be ousted from senior government posts.

Author: Andrew Bowen (AFP, dpa)
Editor: Ben Knight

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