“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.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Bahrain Grand Prix sparks web anger

BBC News, 12 April 2012

Bahrain's Formula 1 race is scheduled
for 22 April
Social media users in the Arab world are urging a boycott of the Bahrain Formula 1 race - due to be held on 22 April - in anger at the ongoing crackdown on protesters in the Gulf island.

Some of the anger has been directed at Britain, with a Facebook page posting a picture on its wall calling for a sit-in in front of the British embassy in support of the "Revolution" on Saturday.

The Arabic page, The Youth Coalition of the 14 February Revolution, has around 50,000 "likes".

Posts on the wall set the tone: "Our leaders are in danger, so let them stop Formula 1." Another slogan in Arabic read: "In rejection of the Formula 1 race taking place in occupied Bahrain."

Another user, also writing in Arabic, posted: "This is what is needed, sit-ins in sensitive places and not in the villages… thank you all."

Teargas masks

Some tweets in Arabic and English, directed at an international audience, were aimed at shaming the organizers and people intending to attend the motoring event.

For example, Arabic tweeter MohammedJafer, with nearly 3,000 followers, wrote that the "FIA and the twelve [racing] teams will leave Bahrain with their heads hanging low, chased out by shame, if the race takes place in these conditions."

Demagh MAK, a tweeter from Egypt with some 14,000 followers, urged Formula 1 fans not to attend.

"When you buy a ticket for Formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain you support the killer king authority. Stop Formula 1 in Bahrain," he said in an English tweet.

Another English-language user sought to mock Bahrain's King Hamad. A fake Twitter account set up in name of the king read: "I am King Hamad and the Formula 1 circuit in Bahrain is the site of car races, religious and political persecutions and torture."

And Amira al-Hussaini, who has 26,000 followers, continued the tongue-in-cheek theme: "With F1 around the corner, those of you coming to Bahrain please bring your teargas masks. Bullet proof vests too just in case," she tweeted in English.

Yates under fire

Meanwhile, former Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner John Yates got short shrift for suggesting that the race should take place and saying that he felt safer in Bahrain than in London.

Mr Yates is currently working on a short-term contract advising the Bahraini authorities on police reform.

A remark by British-born Bahraini writer Dr Ala'a Shehabi, who has around 8,000 followers, was indicative of the web sentiment. Her ironic English-language tweet said: "When John Yates says that Bahrain is safer than London, most Bahrainis in this video would totally agree."

There followed a link to a YouTube video purportedly showing members of the security forces beating up protesters.

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