“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.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Egypt releases Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste

Australian journalist Peter Greste has been freed after spending more than a year in an Egyptian prison. The decision to release him was reportedly made by the country's president.

Deutsche Welle, 1 Feb 2015

Egyptian officials said on Sunday that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi had used a provision contained in a law passed back in November that allows for the deportation of foreign suspects and criminals.

"There is a presidential decision to deport Peter Greste to Australia," the AFP news agency cited an unnamed Egyptian official as saying.

Greste was put on a plane to Cyprus shortly after his release.

There was no word on the fates of Al Jazeera reporters also imprisoned by the Egyptian state - Mohamed Fahmy, a dual Canadian-Egyptian citizen, or Egyptian national Baher Mohammed. The three reporters were arrested in December 2013 and convicted by a Cairo court last year of aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization. Greste and Fahmy were sentenced to seven years in jail, while Mohammed was given 10 years.

Specifically, they were convicted of providing a platform for the Brotherhood, which was banned as a terrorist group in December. All three denied the charges, arguing that they had simply been doing their jobs as journalists when they reported on the July 2013 toppling of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi by el-Sissi, who was head of the army at the time.

Public campaign for journalists' release

Human rights groups have described their arrests and subsequent convictions as a sham. The arrests sparked an international outcry and Al Jazeera launched a public campaign to get its reporters released.

Greste's release comes almost a month after his lawyer made a formal application for him to be deported to Australia under the new law. The application was made a day after a Cairo court granted an appeal launched by the journalists' defense team and ordered a retrial of all three men. However, they were not granted bail.

Greste had spent a total of 400 days behind bars by the time he was released on Sunday.

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