“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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jokowi Says Colonization of Palestine Must End Immediately

Jakarta Globe, Ezra Sihite & Novy Lumanauw, Apr 21, 2015

President Joko Widodo says he fully supports Palestinian independence.
 (Antara Foto/Wahyu Putro A)

Jakarta. President Joko Widodo has reiterated his support for an independent Palestine, vowing Indonesia would push for Palestinian membership in the United Nations.

“Palestine is the only nation still under colonization. This must end immediately,” Joko told delegates of the Asian-African Conference in Jakarta on Tuesday.

The nations of Asia and Africa “owe the Palestinian people six decades,” Joko said, referring to the inaugural Asian-African Conference in 1955, convened by leaders of the newly independent states of both continents who came out strongly in favor of the principle of self-determination for all.

Leaders attending the 2015 Asian-African Conference will similarly issue a statement in support of an independent Palestine, along with declarations to reiterate the 1955 Bandung Spirit and to underline new partnerships among Asian and African countries.  
Representatives from countries attending the Asian-African Conference have indicated general agreement to support the Palestinians’ bid for statehood.

The wording of the final declaration is still being negotiated.

Attending countries have also expressed interest in starting or strengthening economic, social and cultural cooperation with the Palestinian National Authority.

‘Palestine’s friend’

On Tuesday, Joko met Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah to discuss boosting bilateral partnerships in trade and religious affairs.

Responding to the president’s expression of support for Palestinian independence and a UN seat, Hamdallah said: “President Joko is Palestine’s friend.”

Speaking after the meeting, Joko announced Indonesia and the Palestinian Authority had agreed on establishing an Indonesian diplomatic mission in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

“We have asked for permission to open a consulate office in Ramallah and the prime minister said he would support such a plan,” Joko told Tempo.co. “The consulate will help facilitate relations between Indonesia and Palestine in the future.”

The two nations have also agreed to work on greater cooperation in trade, with  Hamdallah suggesting a tax exemption for Palestinian products.

“We still need to review the suggestion. If it is possible, we will do it,” Joko said.

Throughout his presidential campaign last year, Joko repeatedly expressed his pro-Palestinian stance while condemning  Israeli attacks on Gaza.

His position first emerged during a presidential debate in June, at a time when his support among Muslim voters was flagging following a smear campaign that questioned his Islamic faith.

The Bandung Spirit refers to a set of principles first emphasized during the inaugural Asian-African Conference in 1955. It stresses the importance of peaceful coexistence and includes the promotion of economic and cultural cooperation, the protection of human rights and the principle of self-determination.

Investment friendly

The president on Tuesday opened the Asian-African Business Summit, one of several events at the conference.

In his opening speech, Joko asked delegates from both continents to create friendlier investment climates by simplifying the processes for obtaining various business licenses and permits.

He pointed to Indonesia’s own attempts with its newly launched one-stop investment licensing service.

Joko failed to mention, however, that his administration came close to foiling the program by introducing a language policy for foreign workers, requiring all expatriates to pass an Indonesian fluency test.

The president then added that both Asia and Africa had huge untapped economic potential, calling for more trade between the two continents.

Asia’s exports to Africa make up just 26 percent of the continent’s total export figures. Conversely, Africa’s export to Asia make up only 3 percent of the goods the continent sells overseas.

An increase in trade would made countries of both continents less dependent on  Western markets and thus, their political influence, Joko said.

“I believe investment opportunities in the two regions are huge, especially for the manufacturing, agricultural, infrastructure and energy industries. I am glad that these sectors are being discussed in this summit,” the president said.

He added that Indonesia was keen to expand its market in Africa, particularly in the garment industry.

“I think it is important for us to promote [Indonesian] products sold overseas. There are so many of them,” he said. “The current cooperation [with African countries] is nowhere near its real potential.”

International business expert Tirta Nugraha Mursitama of Bina Nusantara University pointed out that Indonesia still had a lot to learn from China, which has aggressively invested and expanded its presence in Africa in recent years.

“China is not only strong in Asia but also Africa. We must follow this example. We also have large state-owned enterprises but we need one strong state-owned holdings company like Singapore’s Temasek,” he said.

He urged Joko to appoint an agency to coordinate Indonesia’s trading policies, a measure that Japan and Malaysia have already taken.

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