“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, June 13, 2013

EU surprised by 'severity' of Tunisia topless sentence

Google – AFP, 13 June 2013

Topless activists from Femen demonstrate in front of the justice palace in
Tunis, on May 29, 2013, before being arrested (AFP/File, Fethi Belaid)

BRUSSELS — The European Union on Thursday said it was surprised by the "severity" of the four-month jail terms handed down by a Tunisian court to three radical European feminists who staged a topless anti-Islamist protest.

"As a general line, the EU does not comment on on-going legal proceedings," said Michael Mann, spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.

"However, the EU is surprised by the severity of the judgment, also taking into account recent rulings by Tunisian courts about violent actions carried out in the recent past."

A bare-breasted Femen activist
demonstrates in Tunis, on May 29,
2013 (AFP/File, Fethi Belaid)
"More generally and beyond the Femen case, the EU wishes to recall its repeated pleas for the consolidation of freedom of expression, in line with the aspirations of the Tunisian revolution," Mann said.

He added that the EU believed it was time to revise laws inherited from the previous regimes "which can be used to restrict" freedom of expression.

Berlin earlier said Germany was "worried" about the sentence while Paris said it regretted its severity.

The three members of the Femen group, Marguerite Stern and Pauline Hillier from France and Josephine Markmann from Germany, staged a bare-breasted protest on May 29, a first in the Arab world by activists from the group.

Held outside the main courthouse in Tunis, the protest aimed to show support for Amina Sboui, a Tunisian activist with the same "sextremist" group, arrested 10 days earlier.

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