“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.

Monday, February 28, 2011

African dictator’s son lives high life in US

RT, 28 February, 2011

The son of Equatorial Guinea's dictator has released plans to construct superyacht costing $380 million, three times what his county spends on healthcare or education.

Teodorin Obiang (Image from bossip.com)
Teodorin Obiang currently resides in a $35 million-dollar mansion in Malibu, California, owns a $33 million jet, and brings in a monthly salary of $6,799 as the nation’s official Minister of Agriculture. Global witness argued the lifestyle is far too extravagant and has called for sanctions against Obiang.

Corruption watchdog group Global Witness said Kusch Yachts in Germany has been asked to build the luxurious yacht – which is to include a restaurant, movie theater, bars and a swimming pool.

AP reported the press office in Equatorial Guinea confirmed the order but insisted it had not currently been purchased, and that if it were to go through it would be paid for with Obiang’s personal funds, not “with funds derived from sources of illegal financing or corruption” Obiang’s father, President Teodoro Obiang, seized power in Equatorial Guinea in 1979 following a bloody coup d'état. President Obiang is estimated to be worth $600 million and the son is expected to succeed the father as the tiny West African nation’s president.

The family has continually defended their wealth and exorbitant lifestyle, arguing their nation’s laws to don forbid it, even thought the people are suffering.

According to the UN about 20 percent of children in Equatorial Guinea die before the age of 5, those who survive childhood are unlikely to live beyond 50. In addition there are concerns of torture and killings by state police for political gain.

President Obiang is also known for his active push to clean up his image. Hiring lobbyists on K Street in Washington, DC, Obiang spent millions to have a UNESCO award named after him. However, backlash erupted over Obiang record.

Turing to Qorvis Communications the embattled dictator sought help at a cost of $55,000 per month to repair his image. The push brought about Clinton family connections and photo-ops with US President Barack Obama. American lobbyists took an accused human rights abuser leading a corrupt government and turned him into fast friends with American political elites.

Meanwhile, following popular uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and elsewhere in the region, some in Equatorial Guinea have begun to hope for change of their own, some staging hunger strikes. However those who protest often end up fleeing the country for their own protection.

According to the US State Department, one-third of the nation’s population lives abroad in either voluntary or forced exile.

Teodoro Obiang Nguema has ruled Equitorial Guinea since 1979

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