“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)

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 ..."



Heads of governments during the opening session of the African Union summit
on January 30, 2014 at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa (AFP, Samuel Gebru)

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
Few words can describe Nelson Mandela, so we let him speak for himself. Happy birthday, Madiba.
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Anthony Shadid: tributes pour in for New York Times journalist

Journalists and senior politicians have been reacting to the death of 'one of the world's bravest and best journalists'

guardian.co.uk, Ben Dowell, Friday 17 February 2012

Anthony Shadid 'changed the way we saw Iraq, Egypt and Syria over the last,
crucial, decade,' said one former colleague. Photograph: Ho/AFP/Getty Images

Journalists and senior politicians have paid tribute to Anthony Shadid, the Pulitzer prize-winning New York Times correspondent who died in Syria on Thursday while reporting the uprising.

According to New York Times photographer Tyler Hicks, who was with Shadid in Syria, he died from an asthma attack brought on by an allergy to the horses used by his guides. Hicks carried his body to Turkey, the New York Times reported.

"I stood next to him and asked if he was OK, and then he collapsed," Mr. Hicks said. "He was not conscious and his breathing was very faint and very shallow." His efforts to revive the reporter failed, the paper reported.

Susan E Rice, the US ambassador to the UN, wrote on Twitter that she was "heartbroken" by the loss of Shadid, who had been reporting inside Syria for a week. She called him "one of the world's bravest and best journalists".

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper also took to Twitter to mourn the "terrible loss" and pay tribute to the "brave and smart reporter".

Martin Baron, the editor of Shadid's old paper the Boston Globe told the New York Times that the he "had such a profound and sophisticated understanding of the region". Baron added: "More than anything, his effort to connect foreign coverage with real people on the ground, and to understand their lives, is what made his work so special."

"He changed the way we saw Iraq, Egypt, Syria over the last, crucial decade," said Phil Bennett, a former managing editor of The Washington Post who worked closely with Shadid, told the paper. "There is no one to replace him."

Shadid, a 43-year-old American of Lebanese descent and a fluent Arabic speaker, joined the New York Times from the Washington Post as Baghdad bureau chief at the end of 2009, and became the newspaper's bureau chief in Beirut, Lebanon, last year.

In 2002 he was shot in the shoulder while reporting in Ramallah for the Boston Globe and in March last year he and three colleagues were kidnapped in Libya and held for six days. Shadid won the Pulitzer prize for his coverage of Iraq in 2004 and 2010.

In 2004 the Pulitzer board praised "his extraordinary ability to capture, at personal peril, the voices and emotions of Iraqis as their country was invaded, their leader toppled and their way of life upended".

Shadid has also been nominated, along with a team of his colleagues, for the 2012 Pulitzer in international reporting, which are to be announced in April.

In its citation accompanying the nomination, the New York Times wrote: "Steeped in Arab political history but also in its culture, Shadid recognized early on that along with the despots, old habits of fear, passivity and despair were being toppled. He brought a poet's voice, a deep empathy for the ordinary person and an unmatched authority to his passionate dispatches."

His eloquence was also praised by Steve Fainaru, a former Washington Post reporter who worked with Shadid in Iraq. "He wrote poetry on deadline," Fainaru told his newspaper, adding that he "was able to somehow find compassion and empathy in everything he touched and wrote about."

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