“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, June 14, 2015

ICC calls for Sudan's al-Bashir to be arrested at AU summit

The ICC has called for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir at an AU summit in South Africa. Al-Bashir is facing international charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Deutsche Welle, 14 June 2015

International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said South Africa was legally obliged to arrest al-Bashir and surrender him to the court at the summit starting on Sunday in Johannesburg.

If South Africa fails to carry out the arrest, the matter will be reported to the court's assembly of states and the United Nations Security Council, she said.

Rights groups have echoed the ICC call for al-Bashir's arrest.

"Allowing President al-Bashir into South Africa without arresting him would be a major stain on South Africa's reputation on promoting justice for grave crimes," Elise Keppler, acting international justice director of Human Rights Watch, said in a statement on Friday.

But African Union (AU) Commission spokesman Jaco Enoh-Eben said the AU would not compel any member states to arrest a leader on behalf of the court, saying: "It's like arresting yourself."

The ICC issued an arrest warrant against al-Bashir in 2009, accusing him of war crimes and crimes against humanity related to alleged atrocities carried out by the military and government-backed militias in the conflict in Darfur.

Reported arrival

Al-Bashir was reported by various media sources to have arrived in Johannesburg to lead his country's delegation to the summit.

Since the warrant was issued, he has made most of his international trips to states that have not signed up to the ICC, such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt. However, he has also visited member states that declined to arrest him, such as Nigeria, where he went in July 2013.

Sudan's Darfur conflict, which erupted in 2003 amid an ethnic insurgency against al-Bashir's government, saw 300,000 people killed and two million displaced, according to UN estimates.

The Sudanese army and government-backed militias - commonly known as the Janjaweed - are alleged to have perpetrated heinous crimes against civilians, including indiscriminate bombardment.

Al-Bashir has always denied his or his government's involvement in the killing, and has himself estimated the death toll from the conflict at 10,000.

Burundi in focus

The two-day AU summit is also due to discuss the political unrest in Burundi, where violent protests have taken place against President Pierre Nkurunziza's plans to run for a third five-year term.

The threat posed by Islamist militant groups such as Nigeria's Boko Haram will also be on the agenda of talks, as will the issue of migration, amid the current flood of African and Middle Eastern migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean by boat to Europe.

Nearly 1,800 people have drowned so far this year during the attempt, according to the International Organization for Migration.

tj/ (AFP, AP, Reuters)

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