“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.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Facebook and Twitter Seen Playing An Important Role in Egypt Protests

Jakarta Globe, January 27, 2011

Cairo. The protest movement in Egypt has mobilized the young and the middle classes using the Internet and social networks in a challenge to the authorities that has seen both Twitter and Swedish video-streaming site Bambuser blocked.

Mobile phones too were unable to get a signal on Tuesday in Tahrir Square in the center of the capital, Cairo, which has been a rallying point for thousands of protesters.

Pro-democracy activists countered on Wednesday by disseminating technical advice to overcome these obstacles and enable the mobilization to continue.

Twitter said in a terse “tweet” that it was blocked in Egypt starting about 1600 GMT on Tuesday and that the interruption had derailed Twitter.com as well as applications linked to the service.

Bambuser, a Web site that provides live streaming of videos from mobile phones and Web cameras and is very popular in Egypt, was blocked from 1200 GMT on Tuesday, Hans Eriksson, the company’s chief executive, said via e-mail.

As with the monthlong protests in Tunisia, which led to the overthrow of veteran strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali earlier this month, Facebook and Twitter have emerged as important tools for the Egyptian movement in organizing demonstrations and rallying opposition to the regime.

“What happened in Egypt was almost entirely organized on Facebook,” said Issander al-Amrani, a political blogger.

Spearheading the protests, the “April 6 Movement” launched a Facebook poll a few days before the demonstrations asking: “Will you rally on January 25?”

Nearly 90,000 indicated they would, leading a few days later to the biggest anti-regime protests in President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.

Under a decades-old state of emergency, only officially sanctioned gatherings are legal in Egypt and police have routinely cracked down on unauthorized rallies in the past.

Founded in 2008, the “April 6 Movement” is a group of pro-democracy activists who work primarily on the Internet.

It claims tens of thousands of members, mainly well-educated youngsters looking for a modern and open method of self-expression.

Internet use in Egypt has increased rapidly in recent years, with some 23 million of the country’s 80 million residents regular or casual Web users at the end of 2010, up 45 percent from 2009.

Mobile telephony is also booming, with 65 million subscribers, up 23 percent year-on-year according to official statistics.

Much of Egypt’s traditional opposition, both secular and Islamist, has been caught off guard by the success of the young Web users in drawing large crowds onto the streets across the country.

The Muslim Brotherhood, the most powerful opposition force, which is banned but tolerated by the regime within certain bounds, gave no explicit backing to the protests although it said that some of its members might take part.

But Amr al-Choubaki, an analyst with the Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, said the magnitude of the protests of the past two days was likely to mobilize broader swaths of the population in the days to come.

“The unexpected scale of the protests is due to several factors, including the political roadblocks erected by a regime in place for 30 years,” Choubaki said.

“The revolution in Tunisia of course, has been an inspiration.” 

Agence France-Presse

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