“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.

Monday, September 3, 2012

President Mugabe 'ambassador' for Zimbabwe's gays

RNW, 3 September 2012  

ANP/ Misheck Rusere

With a law that criminalises homosexual acts as punishable by imprisonment, and a society that despises homosexuality, gays in Zimbabwe live in constant fear of discrimination and abuse. Which is why Tendai S. (not his real name) stays firmly in the closet.

Misheck Rusere, Harare

Tendai S. is 27 years old, Zimbabwean, and homosexual. He grew up in Marondera, some 75 kilometres east of Harare. When his sexual identity was revealed, life in his hometown became unbearable and, at age 17, he decided to move to the capital.

“Whenever I would board a bus, people who knew me would shout at me and call me ngochani, a Shona word for gay,” says S. “And people at my mother’s church started to discriminate against her. Others in the neighbourhood threatened to set my parents’ house on fire. That’s when I decided to leave, for my mother’s safety.”

Gay rights group besieged

Under Zimbabwean law, sexual contact between two men is punishable by one year’s imprisonment. Lesbians, however, are not affected by the ‘sodomy law’.
Gay men have it tough in Zimbabwe. There are reports of police actively hunting down gays and in a recent incident, they raided the offices of activist group Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ). They searched the files looking for materials “promoting homosexuality”, and took the names and addresses of all the members present at the time of the raid.


The irony is that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s anti-gay statements are actually helping us, says Chesterfield Samba, GALZ director. “There is this joke in local and international gay circles that Mister Mugabe is an ambassador for gay rights,” says Samba, who thinks the president has personal issues with homosexuality.

“I don’t know how many times he has spoken out against homosexuality. By doing so, he has made people aware of the issue and is helping our community to come out of the closet. [Through Mugabe’s comments] they know GALZ exists and they know there are other people like them.”

Always insecure

S though is planning to stay in the closet. An upcoming musician, he says promoters would not book him if they knew he was gay. He says he’s only ‘out’ when he is in a space together with other homosexuals, for example in the GALZ office or at the rare gay gatherings.

S. is always insecure, scared of government officials as well as members of the public, who have been conditioned by the country’s leadership to hate homosexuals. “The feeling that I’m not free is always there,” he says. “What will happen if someone finds out that I’m like this? It’s definitely going to be a criminal case. And President Mugabe’s anti-gay stance is very scary, because it triggers violence against us from his supporters.”

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