“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 14, 2011

Egyptian army appoints head of constitution body

Reuters, by Marwa Awad, CAIRO | Mon Feb 14, 2011

(Reuters) - Egypt's new army rulers have appointed a retired judge, respected in legal circles for his independent views, to head a committee set up to propose constitutional changes.

Retired judge Tareq al-Bishry was a strong supporter of an independent judiciary, though legal experts said the Egyptian judiciary was subjected to increasing political meddling during Hosni Mubarak's 30-year presidential rule which ended on Friday.

"I have been chosen by the Higher Military Council to head the committee for constitutional amendments," Bishry told Reuters on Tuesday, without elaborating.

The Higher Military Council, which took control of Egypt when Mubarak stepped down, said in a communique on Sunday that it was forming a committee to amend some constitutional clauses and define rules for a popular referendum on the changes.

Youth activists said on Monday the army council had told them constitutional amendments could be drafted soon and put to a referendum within two months. An army source said the two-month target was a "general time-frame."

The existing constitution, which the military council has suspended, had built-in guarantees to keep Mubarak and his allies in power. Amendments added during his rule strengthened the establishment's grip on power.

For example, one amendment that allowed the first multi-candidate presidential election in 2005 was carefully worded to ensure no realistic challenge to Mubarak was possible.

Protesters have demanded several changes, including making presidential races fair and putting limits on a president's term in office. Mubarak served almost five six-year terms and was expected to seek a sixth.

After 2000 parliamentary elections, Bishry told Reuters the judiciary should be given more authority to oversee polls.

Instead, judges were increasingly sidelined from the voting process under Mubarak. In the blatantly rigged November 2010 parliamentary election, judges were no longer placed inside polling stations, where monitors said ballot boxes were stuffed.

Another constitutional change demanded by protesters would allow independent monitoring of polls.

(Reporting by Marwa Awad, writing by Edmund Blair, editing by Tim Pearce)

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