“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.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Doing business in Bahrain ‘nearly impossible'

RNW, 16 March 2011, By RNW News Desk

(Photo: ANP)
Dutch expat Matthijs Bos says the unrest in Bahrain is affecting everybody on the island. “Doing business has become difficult, hotels are sitting empty and tourism is dead. We used to get four cruise ships a week, but they have all stayed away.”

Bahrain has declared a state of emergency after weeks of demonstrations for political reforms by the island's Shia majority. Security forces are engaged in a brutal crackdown on the demonstrators, at least five of whom were killed when the riot police cleared the central Pearl Square in the capital Manama on Wednesday morning. The unrest is mainly focused in Pearl Square and the business district, but clashes have also occurred in other parts of Bahrain. “It now takes me 90 minutes to get from one side of the island to the other. Normally that’s a 20-minute drive.”

Too far

Matthijs Bos says he understands why a state of emergency was declared. He says that the situation escalated in the past few days and that more and more violence was being used. “I think that many people feel that a hard core of demonstrators have taken things too far. They occupied the Bahrain Financial Harbour, the business district, which of course hampers the economy. Many businesses have already left for Qatar or Dubai.”

Until recently, Mr Bos was the manager of a number of restaurants, and was also involved in setting up a number of new businesses for a major catering company. He says the unrest has brought the whole economy to a standstill. “There are quite a few people who have lost their jobs – just like me.”

“I’m staying”

The Dutch foreign ministry has advised against all travel to Bahrain and recommends Dutch citizens already in the country stay indoors as much as possible. Matthijs Bos says he sees no reason to leave. “I’m staying. If I can find a new job, of course. We’ll just have to wait and see how the situation develops. We will probably see a lot of violence in the next few days, but I don’t expect I will be in any danger.”

Mr Bos says he would have left if he had a wife and children, but not now. “There is no way I’m leaving. Bahrain is a beautiful country; people here are quite open-minded and friendly. Even the people taking part in the protests are very hospitable. Expats have alittle to do with the problems here.”

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