“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, September 13, 2011

Algeria's Bouteflika to end state TV and radio control

BBC News, 13 September 2011 

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Algeria has announced sweeping media reforms to allow private radio and television stations to exist for the first time since independence in 1962.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been in power since 1999
The moves comes as the government battles to contain popular protests against the lack of freedoms, high unemployment and corruption.

The cabinet also approved plans to drop prison sentences for journalists convicted of libel.

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said the proposed changes would boost democracy.

They would come into effect once parliament - controlled by the ruling National Liberation Front (FLN) - voted them into law, he said.

The cabinet said the changes were part of a package of reforms promised by Mr Bouteflika in a national address on 15 April.

At the time, he said the government would publish a new information law and amend the constitution to "strengthen democracy".

Neighbours toppled

Although Algeria has a lively private press, local TV and radio stations are tightly controlled by the state.

Many Algerians watch satellite TV, correspondents say.

The cabinet also said a new commission, which would include journalists, would be created to regulate the press.

It would approve new press licenses - a task previously performed by the justice ministry - and impose fines for libel, the cabinet said.

Journalists would no longer be jailed for libel, it said.

However, newspapers could still be banned or suspended if they threatened state security.

Algeria has been hit by popular protests since last year, amid demands for more freedoms and better living conditions.

In February, Mr Bouteflika lifted the state of emergency that had been in force since 1992.

Three other North African leaders - Tunisia's Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Egypt's Hosni Mubarak and Libya's Col Muammar Gaddafi - have been overthrown following uprisings against their rule.

Mr Bouteflika has been in power since winning controversial elections in 1999.

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