“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 19, 2012

Women stand up against the hijacking of the Arab Spring

RNW, Janet Nammur, RNW English section, 18 October 2012

(Photo: Facebook)
Half of Arab society is screaming at the other half: “I am just as good as you are!” The 'Uprising of women in the Arab world’ has launched a Facebook campaign. It’s urging Arab women to rise up against what they call ‘male dictatorship’ in order to complete the Arab spring.

Students, teenagers and mothers quickly began posting their pictures on the Facebook page. Each photo features a participant, carrying a poster explaining why she supports the uprising. Or he, because large numbers of young Arab men are also backing the campaign.

Dictators in their houses

The campaign ‘I am with the uprising of women in the Arab world’ started in early October.  In a press release, the four women who launched the campaign stated they wanted “to remind everyone that the revolutions were aimed at dignity, social justice and freedom, and that these three goals can never be realised if women are absent from the public sphere”. They added, "we have to continue the revolution to oust male chauvinism that turns every man into a dictator over his wife, daughter, sister, and even mother”.

Many activists and bloggers have welcomed the campaign. In less than three weeks, the number of 'likes' that the page has attracted has increased to over forty thousand.

Women from East to West

The Facebook page full of pictures reflects the problems that women face in various Arab societies, ranging from sexual harassment to women’s inability to pass their nationality on to their children.

“I am with the uprising of women in the Arab world,” writes a Syrian mother, “because I have been a Syrian all my life, but my children are Russian because that’s my husband’s nationality”.

Protesting against the obligation to cover her face, a Saudi girl held up a paper in front of her face: “I’m in favour of the campaign because I cannot take a picture of my own face”.

My body is mine

“Please look at our brains, not our bodies”, say several participants. “I’ll back the uprising of women in the Arab world until men stop looking at my body and start understanding my thoughts”, writes one woman. Another says, “women are still prisoners of their virginity”.
A Syrian girl, for her part, writes: “My body is mine. It doesn’t belong to the liberals whose only aim is to undress it, nor to the radicals whose only aim is to cover it”.

Rape in the name of marriage

Voices are also being raised, opposing the use of religious laws against women. “Islam is my dignity”, says a girl from Sudan. “I won't accept to be insulted or raped in its name.”
One of the main complaints on the page is Islamic legislation allowing marriage of under-age girls. “Yemeni law allows me to be raped if I am fully physically developed, even though I am still a kid”, says one Yemeni woman. “They call that marriage.” A male compatriot says he is “tired of fatwas and a male-dominated society that condones the marriage of children”.

Work twice as much

Another hot topic is equal rights in society and the workplace. “I don't want to work twice as hard as my brother and earn half as much”, says a girl from Sudan.
People are also expressing their concerns about developments in Tunisia: “the Personal Status Code is in danger”, writes one young man, “but it is the best legal framework for women in the Arab world.”

Look beyond appearances

The pictures of the women on the 'Uprising of women in the Arab world' page have also been criticised. Some zealous visitors have launched personal attacks and written obscenities.

The moderators of the page have responded forcefully: “When we put up a picture of a veiled woman, no one objects to her appearance. But when we post the picture of a woman who doesn’t cover herself, it is immediately plastered with comments claiming that her appearance is weakening the cause!”

They are particularly sorry to see that some of these comments come from women themselves. “This just goes to prove that women can do other women an injustice without even being aware of it.”

People are continuing to post new pictures in support of the uprising. According to Lebanese artist and activist Joumana Hada, “that’s because women deserve more and they are capable of more”.  

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“… It may seem oversimplified, but we have mentioned many times before that the planet is out of balance. The balance we speak of is the balance between male and female consciousness. Years ago, we gave you this information. We told you that the planet is heavy in the gender of masculinity. It's not balanced. This balance affects the grid, and the planet, and Gaia. But Humans have given this energy to the planet in what they have developed over history. This is now changing, since Humans are changing. As Humans change, so does Gaia. ..”

 "THE BRIDGE OF SWORDS"– Sep  29, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) (Text version) - New

“.. Some of you weren't here yet. By the time you arrived, in your youth, were you aware of the Middle East? Not particularly. "What's the hatred about?" you might ask. What if I told you it's about a family feud? Two sons of a Jewish master are involved. One founded the Arabs and one remained a Jew. They don't want to hear this, but they are all Jews. (Don't tell them this.) ..”

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