“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.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Obama praises Tunisia as paragon of Arab Spring

Yahoo – AFP, 4 April 2014

Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa (L) and US President Barack Obama
 speak before a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on April 4, 2014
in Washington (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)

Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama on Friday praised Tunisia as the poster child of the Arab Spring, as Washington unveiled half a billion dollars in loan guarantees during the visit of Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa.

Obama said that Tunisia, where the Arab Spring began when fruit vendor Mohammed Bouazizi set himself alight in 2010, had witnessed the kind of progress sadly lacking in some other nations in the region.

"What we've seen in the years since is that some countries have had difficulty in this transition," Obama said as he welcomed Jomaa to the Oval Office.

"The good news is that in Tunisia, where it began, we have seen the kind of progress that I think all of us had been hoping for, although it's been full of challenges."

Jomaa, speaking at first in French, said that his nation was on the cusp of a new economic transition.

"We are counting on our own endeavors, but we are also counting on cooperation from friendly countries, in particular the United States," to guarantee jobs, prosperity and liberty for younger Tunisians.

"I would call what is happening in Tunisia a 'start up'" he said.

In English, in a clear message to foreign partners and investors, Jomaa said: "just believe in it, just take the risk, invest in it."

Washington on Friday formalized a $500 million loan guarantee to help Tunisia access international capital markets.

The United States had offered a first guarantee of $485 million two years ago.

Washington also offered $400 million in direct financial aid in 2011.

The Oval Office visit was the highlight of Jomaa's program in Washington, which saw the prime minister carry his message of economic rejuvenation to Capitol Hill, the State Department, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Jomaa was sworn in to head a new government of independents tasked with preparing for fresh elections in January, taking over from an Islamist-led administration after a political crisis.

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