“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, December 25, 2011

Egyptian blogger free after two months' detention

Deutsche Welle, 25 December 2011  

Abdel-Fattah met his son for the
first time
One of the first online activists to protest against Egypt's former leader Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison following two months' detention.

One of Egypt's pioneering online activists, who was a leading figure in the February protests that ended the rule of former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, was released from detention on Sunday after being held for nearly two months.

Alaa Abdel-Fattah was detained at the end of October for refusing to take part in a military investigation into a protest rally he was a part of on October 9. The protests turned violent when security forces advanced on the crowd, and Abdel-Fattah and 27 others were accused - but never formally charged - of inciting the violence.

"We know from the beginning that I am not the one who killed people," Abdel-Fattah said outside of Cairo's police headquarters following his release, in remarks carried on news network Al-Jazeera. "We have not gone after the real criminals who killed people." 

Plenty of Egyptians supported
Abdel-Fattah during his detention
While greeting reporters, Abdel-Fattah also met his son Khaled, who was born while his father was in prison.

Military rulers

Abdel-Fattah's case is still open, but has been turned over to a civilian court, and he will not be allowed to leave the country as long as the investigation is ongoing.

His supporters maintain that Abdel-Fattah was targeted in an effort to silence a prominent critic and absolve the military for its role in the violence at protests that left 27 people dead. Some of the victims, according to activists, were killed when they were run over by military vehicles.

Activists like Abdel-Fattah are putting pressure on Egypt's new military rulers because they say little has changed since the generals took power following Mubarak's ouster.

Many accuse the military of violently crushing opposition and killing dozens of protesters.

Author: Matt Zuvela (AFP, Reuters, AP)
Editor: Ben Knight

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