“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, January 24, 2015

Thousands rally in Yemen against Houthi militia

Thousands of Yemenis have staged a rally in the capital, Sanaa, to protest against a Shiite group that has seized power there. The country is in political limbo after its president resigned this week.
Deutsche Welle, 24 Jan 2015

Anti-Houthi protesters shout slogans during a rally in Sanaa January 24,
2015. Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

Saturday's demonstration in Sanaa was the largest to date against the Houthis, a Shiite militia that overran the capital of the predominantly Sunni country in September.

The protest, which witnesses said drew up to 10,000 people, was called by the Rejection Movement, a group that recently formed in provincial areas to challenge the militia.

Witnesses said Houthi fighters and police did not try to obstruct the protest.

The marching protesters shouted chants denouncing both the Shiite Houthi group and the predominantly Sunni al Qaeda terrorist network. They also decried former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was toppled in a 2011 uprising after being in power for 33 years. Saleh, however, still has considerable influence. The United Nations Security Council accuses Saleh of having helped the Houthis capture Sanaa.

'Total deadlock'

The organizing committee said demonstrators first marched toward the Republican Palace, the residence of Prime Minister Khalid Bahah, who left it on Wednesday for an unknown destination after a two-day siege by the Houthi militia.

They said protesters then changed direction to head toward the residence of President Abed Rabbo Hadi, who tendered his resignation on Thursday, saying he was unable to rule in what he called a "total deadlock."

The Houthis had virtually held Hadi prisoner at his home this week after accusing him of reneging on a power-sharing agreement they signed with the main political parties after seizing the capital.

Parliament first rejected Hadi's resignation but is due to discuss the issue again at a special session on Sunday.

Widespread protests

Organizers of Saturday's protest said large demonstrations were held in the cities of Taez, Ibb and Hudaida.

Heavy fighting this week between government forces and Houthi militiamen killed at least 35 people.

The Houthis are still holding Hadi's chief of staff, Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, in what is thought to be a bid to prevent constitutional changes that would divide Yemen into six federal regions.

tj/sms (Reuters, AFP)

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