“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, October 14, 2015

Thousands march against corruption in S.Africa

Yahoo – AFP, 14 Oct 2015

A member of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)
 waves a baton during an anti-corruption rally in Johannesburg, on October 14, 
2015 (AFP Photo/Gianluigi Guercia)

Johannesburg (AFP) - Several thousand demonstrators marched through Johannesburg on Wednesday to protest against government corruption as public anger builds over South Africa's weakening economy.

The rally was led by the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA), which has become a powerful voice of opposition to President Jacob Zuma and the ruling Africa National Congress (ANC) party.

Banners held by demonstrators read "Away with corruption. Away with Zuma government" and "Corruption taxes the poor. We say tax the rich."

"We see a very direct relationship between corruption and the state of our economy, which results in us losing jobs in the thousands," Zwelinzima Vavi, one of the organisers, told cheering crowds.

"Thirteen million people go to bed every night without anything to eat, while 50 percent of workers are earning below the poverty line. We have had enough."

According to the latest International Monetary Fund forecasts, economic growth will fall to just 1.4 percent this year in South Africa and will decline again next year.

A tumbling rand and unreliable electricity supplies have added to the country's woes, with business confidence now at its lowest level since the end of apartheid in 1994.

Zuma's private residence has become a symbol of alleged government misspending after $24 million (21 million euros) was used on "security" improvements to the sprawling homestead.

"Zuma has brought a culture of corruption into this country," Enoch Mthembu, a 50-year-old unemployed man from KwaZulu-Natal province, told AFP at the march.

Several thousand demonstrators hold an anti-corruption rally in Johannesburg, 
on October 14, 2015 (AFP Photo/Gianluigi Guercia)

"We used to think he is the guy who would liberate us, the poor. But he decided to become a thief."

Zuma led the ANC to an easy victory in last year's general election, but could face defeats in several cities at municipal elections in 2016.

Last week, he admitted that the party was seen as having a corruption problem and was losing support after being in power since 1994.

The ANC is due to choose a new leader in 2017, with the battle likely to be between deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa and Zuma's ex-wife and current African Union Commission chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Two weeks ago another march in nearby Pretoria also attracted thousands of marchers in what civil society activists hoped would develop into a broad-based campaign against corruption.

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