“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, March 26, 2011

Greek and Turkish youth remember Cyprus conflict dead

BBC News, By Tabitha Morgan, Cyprus, 26 March 2011

As the fighting in Libya continues, the legacy of an armed conflict more than three decades ago on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus has brought teenagers from the two communities together in a unique commemoration.

These teenagers were not yet born when their
island was riven with conflict
For the first time, Greek and Turkish Cypriots have come together to share their common grief.

Many of them are relatives of the hundreds of people who were killed or went missing during the island's conflicts in the 1960s and 70s.

Teenagers gathered to chant for peace on a windy hillside outside Nicosia.

Around 100 Greek and Turkish Cypriots formed a circle of commemoration to remember those killed during the years of violence in Cyprus during the 1960s and 70s - the intercommunal bloodshed and the Turkish invasion that followed.

Flowers are placed in the circle by those who lost relatives in the conflict.

What is significant about this event is that Greek and Turkish Cypriots have chosen to commemorate their losses jointly - and to acknowledge that each side has suffered.

Selective amnesia

Most, like Turkish Cypriot Hakan, are too young to remember the bloodshed.

Hakan (L) says he never had a chance to meet
his grandfather - who died in the intercommunal
"I never actually got to know my grandfather - he died way before I was born and I think I would have liked to meet him," he says.

"Both sides lost, both sides didn't get a chance to meet their grandparents. At this stage I'm not looking at who is Greek Cypriot, who is Turkish Cypriot. It is just people that have lost people that they would have liked to meet."

Peace activists in Cyprus refer to a selective amnesia that has characterized each sides' version of history.

Greek Cypriot teenager Stefanos said the "main problem is that most people in Cyprus, Greek and Turkish Cypriots, only hear one side of the story, they only hear about the pain and suffering that their own side has experienced.

"We have both suffered, we have missing people on both sides, and we have both lost people we love," he says.

"It is time now to move on, we have to unite. We cannot continue hating each other and the only way to move on is to know the truth from both communities."

The organisers hope that the next generation of political leaders in Cyprus will be as broad minded as these teenagers - and will break down the mutual suspicion that has infected political efforts to solve the Cyprus problem thus far.

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