“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.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Iranian opposition calls for fresh protests over pair killed during rally

Move comes after Iranian regime launches harshest crackdown on Green Movement since post-election unrest in 2009

guardian.co.uk, Saeed Kamali Dehghan, Saturday 19 February 2011

The funeral of Saane Zhaleh, a student who was shot dead during
an opposition rally on Monday in Tehran. Photograph: Reuters

Iran's opposition has called for fresh street protests to commemorate the death of two pro-democracy youths killed during anti-government rallies held last week.

The move came after the Iranian regime launched a new campaign to silence the leaders of the Green Movement in what was seen as the most rigorous crackdown on the opposition since the post-election unrest in 2009.

Opposition websites reported that the rallies are aimed at fighting religious dictatorship and voicing support for former presidential candidates Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi.

"In response to the brutal suppression and killing of the supporters of the Green Movement, we will go out in streets in major squares [of Tehran and other big cities] on Sunday which will mark the seventh day after the death of our martyrs," the official website of Mousavi, Kaleme.org, said.

Mousavi and Karroubi came under fire after they issued a call for renewed street protests in solidarity with demonstrators in Egypt and Tunisia. The Iranian regime has been criticised by the opposition for hailing the Arab revolts abroad, while refusing to give permission for a peaceful demonstration at home.

In response to the request, thousands of protesters, inspired by the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, marched in Iran's capital and other big cities last Monday in defiance of warnings by the regime and a heavy security presence in what was seen as the Iranian opposition's first attempt in more than a year to hold anti-government protest.

Two demonstrators, Saane Zhaleh, 26 and Mohammad Mokhtari, 22 were killed in Tehran during clashes between the protesters and security officials who fired teargas, wielded batons and opened fire to disperse the crowd. Dozens were injured and at least 250 were arrested.

After Monday's protest, an overwhelming majority of the Iranian parliament called for Mousavi and Karroubi to be executed and put on trial. "If you have the courage, put me on trial, but on a public trial and let the media report what I say in that trial," Karroubi said in response, according to his official website, Sahamnews.org.

Opposition websites also reported that both opposition leaders were completely cut off from outside world.

Speaking to the Observer, Ardeshir Amir-Arjomand, a spokesman for Mousavi and Karroubi, said: "They are both placed under house arrest and there's no information on their situation and health. The road to Mousavi's house is blocked by security forces who have not given permission to anybody to visit him for the past whole week, including his daughters. They are both denied access to the outside world."

He added: "We are very worried for Mousavi's health because he is given food by the security officials and we don't have any knowledge of what they are providing him with."

In reaction to Monday's protest, authorities in Iran hijacked the funeral of Zhaleh – a theatre student who had been attending Tehran University of Arts – bussing in hundreds of pro-government supporters and banning his own family from attending.

On Friday, hardline cleric Ahmad Janati, called in a sermon for Mousavi and Karroubi to be completely isolated.

"The doors of their houses should be shut and their telephone lines and internet be cut so that they can no longer have any contacts and give any messages," he said. "Those who say the seditionists [Mousavi and Karroubi] should be executed should bear in mind that the [reformist leaders] are already executed," he added.

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