“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.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo rejects diplomats' efforts to end power struggle

African Union plan to stem violence across country cannot solve disputed election crisis, say envoys of voted-out president
guardian.co.uk, Reuters, Thursday 10 March 2011 19.32 GMT

Unicef vaccinates children in Ivory Coast this month in a refuge sheltering
people fleeing forces backing incumbent leader Gbagbo, or his rival,
Ouattara. Photograph: Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters

Envoys of Ivory Coast's voted-out leader, Laurent Gbagbo, have rejected an African Union proposal aimed at ending the country's violent power struggle and warned that the nation risks civil war again.

Rebels based in the north of the country who back the rival politician Alassane Ouattara immediately reaffirmed their position that only military force would persuade Gbagbo to step down.

The AU talks in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, have been seen as a last chance to broker a compromise after the disputed November presidential election that triggered violence killing hundreds and led to about half a million Ivorians fleeing their homes.

Gbagbo argues that UN-certified results – showing that he lost in the elections to Ouattara – were rigged. His aides said they could not accept a proposal from an AU panel that was based on an endorsement of Ouattara as elected president.

"The panel is incapable of giving us any argument that would justify this decision," Pascal Affi N'Guessan, leader of Gbagbo's Ivorian Popular Front, told reporters at the talks. N'Guessan did not give details of the AU proposal but sources at the talks said it had suggested a unity government headed by Ouattara.

New Forces rebels who still control northern Ivory Coast after the previous conflict said they were not surprised by the outcome. "The New Forces always knew Gbagbo would never agree to quit power … by the diplomatic route. That is why the New Forces see no other option but force to make him leave," said Sekonga Felicien, an FN spokesman.

The three-month crisis has pushed futures of its top product, cocoa, through three-decade highs as international sanctions and Ouattara's appeal for a suspension of exports have together strangled supplies to world markets.

Ahead of the talks, Barack Obama said he was appalled by the killing of unarmed civilians in Ivory Coast and that it was time for Gbagbo to step down. "[His] efforts to hold on to power at the expense of his own country are an assault on the universal rights of his people and the democracy that the Côte d'Ivoire deserves," Obama said in a statement.

About 400 people have been killed, according to UN and other estimates, although Abidjan-based diplomats believe the toll could be much higher.

The New Forces have declared their backing for Ouattara – who is reviled by many Gbagbo allies because his father was from Burkina Faso – and have in past weeks seized a string of towns in the west from Gbagbo forces.

Aid agencies said this week 450,000 Ivorians had been uprooted, with 70,000 having crossed into Liberia where refugee camps are overflowing.

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