“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.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Ivorians flee Abidjan violence in their thousands

Reuters, ABIDJAN | Sun Mar 20, 2011

Residents try to get into a bus at the bus station of Adjame in Abidjan
March 20, 2011. (
Credit: Reuters/Luc Gnago)

(Reuters) - Thousands of Ivorians fleeing violence in the commercial capital Abidjan gathered in its main bus station on Sunday, crowding onto buses carrying suitcases full of belongings they had salvaged to head to the countryside.

Men pushed, shoved and sometimes fought to get onto packed buses, exhausted children sat or tried to sleep on piles of luggage at the station in Adjame, the scene of fierce fighting in the past week between forces backing incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo and his rival Alassane Ouattara in an election dispute.

"We're getting out of Abidjan. Bullets were falling on us day and night. We don't know what to do. We are so tired of this," said civil servant Adama Diawara, in front of a crowd of people taking refuge in a bus shelter.

"We want the international community to come and help us."

Gbagbo is refusing to cede power after an election that Ouattara won, according to electoral commission results that were approved by the United Nations and most world leaders.

The November 28 election was meant to reunite a country split since a 2002-3 war but Gbagbo's refusal to hand power to Ouattara, who has been backed by the former rebels still controlling the north, has pushed it to the brink of war.

"Since the day before yesterday, we've been here but we only managed to get a ticket at 2 a.m. (0200 GMT) this morning," said Aicha Diabate, sitting in the station with her children. Ticket touts were buying them all up and charging double, she said, as a young man wheeled his sick father there in a wheelbarrow.


The heaviest fighting has taken place in Abidjan but clashes also flared in the west of the world's top cocoa grower, where northern forces have pushed south across the ceasefire line.

Both Diawara and Diabate bought tickets to travel to the rebel-held north of the country which has seen little or no violence since the disputed elections.

At least 25 people were killed when pro-Gbagbo forces fired a series of mortar rounds into Abidjan's northern Abobo district on Thursday, including one that exploded in a busy marketplace, the U.N. peacekeeping mission said. Gbagbo's military has denied it fired the rounds.

The U.N. says some 435 people have been killed and another 450,000 forced from their homes since the crisis began.

An influential youth leader and staunch Gbagbo supporter called on his "Young Patriot" followers on Saturday to sign up for the army, stoking fears of all-out civil war.

"We're leaving because this is war. I think both presidents should get out and we can start all over again with a third," shouted a man who gave his name only as Rougeau.

(Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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