“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 2, 2011

Morocco frees jailed senior air force officer-lawyer

Reuters, Wed Mar 2, 2011

RABAT Mar 2 (Reuters) - Morocco's King Mohammed has pardoned a retired senior air force officer who was sentenced by a martial court to a 12-year jail term for complaining to the monarch about the poor treatment of former air force pilots.

"Kaddour Terhzaz walked free out of his prison this afternoon upon a royal pardon and after an iniquitous trial that ended up wasting two years of his life in jail for nothing," his lawyer Abderrahim Jamai told Reuters on Wednesday.

The Moroccan military could not be immediately reached for comment.

Human right groups, including Human Rights Watch, have been pushing for the release of the 73-year old former colonel since he was jailed in 2008 on grounds he had harmed "external state security by communicating a national defence secret".

A holder of dual French-Moroccan citizenship, Terhzaz held high ranks within Morocco's air force. He was charged in 2008, 13 years after he had retired.

According to his defence, the case against Terhzaz stemmed from a letter he wrote in 2005 to King Mohammed, the army's commander-in-chief, demanding better treatment of former air force pilots he once commanded after they had been captured by the Polisario Front during its war with Morocco in the late 1970s.

The Algeria-backed Polisario seeks an independent state in the disputed Western Sahara, which Morocco annexed in 1975.

According to Human Rights Watch, Terhzaz expressed in the letter his regret that they had not received promotions during the 25 years they spent in captivity and complained the state had not honoured them in a manner that "befits their service and sacrifice".

He also wrote the warplanes they had been flying were not equipped with anti-missile systems and that Morocco gave better treatment to Polisario militants who had defected to the Moroccan side, according to Human Rights Watch.

Jamai did not link Terhzaz' release to recent street protests demanding reforms, including a justice system perceived by a majority of Moroccans as being biased, and that political prisoners be freed.

"Terhzaz was released as part of a royal pardon that benefited hundreds of prisoners on the occasion of Prophet Mohammad's birthday (on Feb. 16)," he said.

(Reporting by Souhail Karam; Editing by Matthew Jones)

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