“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, November 22, 2012

Mali Tuareg rebels hold talks with French officials

Yahoo – AFP, 22 November 2012

A delegation of Mali's Tuareg MNLA group led by its secretary general
Bilal Ag Acherif (L) attends talks on November 16 in Ouagadougou. A 
delegation of Tuareg rebels from northern Mali on Thursday held talks with top 
French foreign ministry officials on resolving the country's conflict, officials said.

A delegation of Tuareg rebels from northern Mali on Thursday held talks with top French foreign ministry officials on resolving the country's conflict, officials said.

The meeting brought together "senior officials" from the ministry and took place at the request of the rebels from the Azawad National Liberation Movement (MNLA), foreign ministry spokesman Philippe Lalliot said.

The delegation was headed by MNLA leader Bilal Ag Acherif. An MNLA source said the meeting lasted for two hours.

"We said that we wanted France to hear us and that it facilitates the return of peace," said Moussa Ag Assarid, an MNLA spokesman based in Paris.

Lalliot, speaking before the meeting, said it was "an opportunity for us to remind the MNLA of what it must do for a lasting peace in Mali by renouncing its demand for independence."

He said there was a pressing need for talks between "the government and non-terrorist groups in northern Mali at a time when the UN Security Council is about to authorise an African military intervention at the request of the African Union."

Several Islamist groups control Mali's vast desert north after a March coup in Bamako toppled president Amadou Toumani Toure.

While the MNLA was initially among those in control of the north, it was chased out by Islamist groups including Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Ansar Dine and the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO).

France has played a leading role in pushing west African countries into the creation of a military force capable of intervening in Mali and reclaiming control of the north.

The MNLA has so far refused to support the idea of a foreign intervention, instead asking for Western backing so it can dislodge the Islamists.

Its forces clashed with those of MUJAO over the weekend, with both sides claiming victory.
Lalliot said French officials would urge the MNLA to give up its claims to independence for the north "so that a longlasting peace can be re-established in Mali."

The MNLA and Ansar Dine, which is made up largely of Malians unlike the other foreigner-dominated Islamist groups in the region, on Friday offered to hold talks with authorities in Bamako to end the crisis.

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