“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, October 21, 2011

‘Assad, Saleh, You’re Next’: Arabs Warn Online

Jakarta Globe, Rana Moussaoui, October 21, 2011

The capture and death of Libya’s ousted strongman Muammar el-Qaddafi, left,
 has sparked an online frenzy in the Arab world, with social networking sites warning
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, right, and Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh their time
is up. (EPA Photo/File 2008) 
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Beirut. The capture and death of Libya’s ousted strongman Muammar el-Qaddafi has sparked an online frenzy in the Arab world, with social networking sites warning Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh their time is up.

“Qaddafi called his people rats. He ended his life in a hole like a rat,” tweeted @al4a10m in Arabic. “Tyrants, here is the lesson: your end is inevitable.”

For activists and bloggers across the Arab world, Qaddafi’s demise breathed new life into the popular revolts in Yemen and Syria, where months-long popular revolts have failed to oust the autocratic leaders of both countries.

Pictures of Qaddafi, bloodied and bruised, were plastered on the front pages of newspapers across the region as online opinions ranged from glee to disgust.

“Qaddafi’s end should be a lesson to the likes of Arab leaders everywhere -- those tyrants should know that the minute you point weapons at your own people, you lose your legitimacy,” read an editorial in the Palestinian daily Al Quds.

“The third tyrant, dead in a hole,” gloated the independent Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, as the state-owned Al-Akhbar hailed “The end of the dictator.”

As graphic images of Qaddafi’s lifeless body circulated like wildfire in grainy mobile phone footage online, social networks and blogs exploded with predictions -- often brutal -- of the demise of Saleh and Assad.

“Saleh, did you sleep well last night?” tweeted @Falihalhajri, addressing the Yemeni leader.

“Ben Ali fled, Mubarak is charged, Qaddafi was killed. The more the tyrant resists, the more horrible his punishment,” tweeted @essamz.

“It looks like Bashar will be crucified right in the middle of Damascus.”

Syria’s opposition movement in particular has been reinvigorated by Qaddafi’s killing, renewing calls for Friday demonstrations against Assad and giving grim warnings of his likely fate.

“What happened yesterday sends a clear, forceful and determined message, especially to the Syrian president,” said Hilal Khashan, political science professor at the American University of Beirut .

“The message is that the use of extreme force to repress the people, the iron-fist policy, no longer works,” Khashan said. “Eventually the people will prevail.

“I think we are beginning to see the seeds of liberalism in this region. It will be a long march but things will change.”

Yemen and Syria have been hard-hit by spiralling violence as popular revolts are met with increasingly deadly force, with the death tolls rising as the two leaders refuse to heed the call of their people to step down.

The demise of Qaddafi, shot in the head on Thursday after being dragged out of a sewage pipe by revolutionary forces near his hometown of Sirte, has given opposition movements across the region a boost.

“Your turn has come Doctor,” Syrian protesters wrote on their Facebook page, referring to Assad, who is an ophthalmologist.

“Our revolution will prevail, we will continue to demand, loud and clear, for the regime to fall and to tell the world that the Syrian people will never surrender,” it added.

But despite the online euphoria, Khashan suggested that worse may be yet to come.

“If anything, they [Assad and Saleh] will embark on more repression and a heavier-handed use of force,” he said. “If they are going to go, they will inflict as much damage as possible.”

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