“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.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Former army chief el-Sissi declared the winner of Egypt's presidential election

Egypt's electoral commission has declared ex-army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sissi the outright winnier of last week's presidential poll - with 96.9 percent of the vote. Despite extended voting, turnout was a low 47 percent.

Deutsche Welle, 3 June 2014

Egypt's electoral commission confirmed Sissi as the president-elect on Tuesday as security forces used barbed wire to seal off Cairo's Tahrir Square for planned post-election celebrations.

In a speech just after the commission's declaration, Sissi urged Egyptians to work to restore stability and achieve "freedom" and "social justice."

The commission said turnout had been about 47 percent of Egypt's 54 million eligible voters - far less than the 80 percent of the electorate that Sissi had requested - despite three days of voting.

The turnout has raised questions as to whether the population was simply apathetic or had followed a boycott call from the Muslim Brotherhood of jailed Islamist former President Mohamed Morsi.

Under Sissi's leadership, the military removed Morsi from office last July amid massive protests over his government's rule. Since then, Egypt's mainstream media had depicted Sissi as the nation's savior.

Rival on mere 3 percent

The commission said Sissi's rival, Hamdeen Sabbahi, garnered just 3 percent of the vote, excluding spoiled ballots.

It said Sissi garnered 23.78 million votes, while Hamdeen got 318,000 - lower than the 1.4 million invalid ballots cast in the polling.

After the announcement, several hundred people set off fireworks, cheered and sang pro-military songs in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Donor Saudi Arabia calls for economic repairs

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, whose wealthy country is a strong ally of Egypt, sent a message, saying Sissi's win also set the stage to repair Egypt's battered economy.

He invited "brothers and friends of Egypt" to a donors' conference, according to the official Saudi news agency SPA.

After Morsi's ouster last year, Saudi Arabia quickly pledged $5 billion (3.7 billion euros) in aid to Cairo, with Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates offering a combined $7 billion.

Referring to Egypt's turmoil since the ouster in 2011 of long-time President Hosni Mubarak, King Abdullah said donors were needed to help Egypt "get out of the tunnel."

On Monday, Egypt's interior minister, Mohammed Ibrahim, had announced government plans to monitor social networking sites, but dismissed alarm over shrinking freedom of expression.

Almost simultaneously, Egypt's most popular satirist Bassem Youssef announced that his landmark show had been canceled because of pressure not to air it.

ipj/pfd (AFP, AP, Reuters)

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