“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.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Euphoria sweeps Arab cities as Mubarak ousted

Google/AFP, By Natacha Yazbeck (AFP)

BEIRUT — A wave of euphoria swept Arab cities on Friday as news spread of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's ouster, with jubilant crowds taking to the streets from Gaza to Beirut in celebration.

Palestinians celebrate in Gaza City following news that
embattled President Hosni Mubarak stepped down
Across the Middle East and north Africa, loudspeakers on mosques called on citizens to rejoice in their own cities, hours after Mubarak, crushed by a popular uprising, agreed to hand over power to the army.

In Lebanon, where the Cairo protests have been reminiscent of mass anti-Syrian demonstrations in 2005, convoys bearing Egyptian flags blared their horns as fireworks went off across the country.

Ecstatic Beirutis popped open champagne in the streets, kissing Egyptian flags to the sound of celebratory gunfire.

Thousands also turned out in the Hezbollah-controlled southern suburb of Beirut at the calling of the Iranian-backed militant group -- which has long had strained ties with Mubarak -- to celebrate Egypt's "historic victory."

Islamist group Hamas hailed 82-year-old Mubarak's resignation as Palestinians turned out en masse across the Gaza strip, joyfully shooting in the air and honking their car horns.

Yemenis celebrate outside the Egyptian embassy in Sanaa
Balaclava-clad members of the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, also rallied across the strip.

And while the rival West Bank-based Palestinian Authority has yet to comment on Mubarak's fall, hundreds of Palestinians of all ages descended on the centre of Ramallah Friday night, waving flags and cheering the Egyptian people.

"What happened in Egypt is not only for the Egyptian people, it is for all Arabs," activist Saed Karazon told AFP in Ramallah. "The whole Arab world is going to change."

In Tunisia, the country that inspired Egypt with protests that forced president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali out last month, a carnivalesque atmosphere took hold as throngs crowded the streets, dancing and ululating in joy.

"It's wonderful! Two dictators have fallen in less than a month," said 23-year-old student Nourredine in an impromptu street party on Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis, one of the main sites for the protests which toppled Ben Ali.

A clamour rose in Tunis calling on neighbouring Algerians to topple their country's president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, as the crowd chanted: "One, two, three, viva l'Algerie!"

A boy waves an Egyptian flag reading "I love Egypt, I love Qatar"
Thousands others took to the streets of Yemen's capital Sanaa to celebrate Mubarak's resignation, waving Egyptian flags and hoisting banners congratulating the "Arab nation."

"Yesterday Tunisia, today Egypt, and tomorrow Yemenis will break their chains," some demonstrators chanted.

But while a crowd gathered outside the seat of the Yemeni government, protesters were blocked from approaching the Egyptian embassy by a large police force.

In Jordan, which has witnessed budding protests against the monarchy, more than 3,000 Islamists, leftists and Egyptians gathered outside Cairo's embassy, exchanging sweets and flowers and shooting fireworks into the night sky.

"Long live Egypt, goodbye Mubarak. The people have toppled the regime. Who is next?" they chanted, waving Jordanian and Egyptian flags.

And in the Qatari capital of Doha, home of satellite channel Al-Jazeera which gave extensive coverage to the protests despite an attempted blackout by Mubarak, thousands turned out to join the Egyptians in their victory.

Carrying Egyptian flags and portraits of late president Gamal Abdel Nasser, who died in 1970, the crowds sang Egypt's national anthem in unison and chanting "Long live Egypt" and "Egypt is free, the thieves are gone."

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