“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

Protester killed and 120 wounded in Jordan protests

This was the first fatality in two months of demonstrations in Jordan, inspired by the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt; the government has blamed protests on Islamists, calling on religious groups to engage in dialogue.

Haaretz, By DPA, 26.03.11 

One protester was killed and 120 were wounded, including 58 police, when Jordanian security intervened to end clashes between two rival rallies at an Amman square, the Public Security Department said late Friday.

It was the first fatality in two months of demonstrations in Jordan that were inspired by the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt.

Jordanian protesters shout anti-government slogans during a demonstration
 at the Prime Minister office, in Amman, Jordan, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011.
Photo by: AP)
Policemen used clubs and water cannons against the protesters and removed the tents they had erected overnight at Nasser Square in Amman's center, witnesses said.

The group of protesters, who called themselves "March 24 Youth", was demanding
reforms, including the dissolution of the lower house of parliament and an amendment of the constitution.

Government supporters attacked the group late Thursday, pelting them with stones and leaving 30 people injured.

The mostly young demonstrators claim to have no political affiliation. They have organized themselves using Facebook and other internet and social media outlets.

"An autopsy proved that the fatality was due to a heart failureand there were no traces of beating on his body," General Hussein Majali, who heads of the Public Security Department, told a press conference.

"Most of the wounded have now left the hospital," he added.

Majali said the fatality, a 55-year-old man identified as Khairy Saad, was among those who had gathered to express loyalty to King Abdullah II.

At least 10,000 people took part in a rally at King Hussein Park Friday to express loyalty to Abdullah and the ruling Hashemite family.

Majali said eight people have been arrested, including six from the "March 24 Youth" group and two from the other rally, described by protesters as rocks being hurled at demonstrators, wounding at least 30.

"The security authorities have opened an investigation into the incident," he added.

Interior Minister Saad Srour said security forces were forced to intervene to prevent the closure of key traffic points.

In an interview with state-run television Friday night, Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit said that what happened was "painful and harmed Jordan's image which we struggled to preserve over the past weeks."

He vowed "while we will continue to show due respect to freedom of expression, we are not going to allow any gatherings that cut off traffic and cause any material damage for anyone."

Bakhit accused the Islamic Action Front (IAF) and the mothergroup, the Muslim Brotherhood movement, of being behind the rally at Nasser Square.

"We have convincing evidence that they were the organizers of the event, and I say to them now: stop playing with fire," he said, charging that Islamists "received instructions from groups in Egypt and Syria."

The Brotherhood and IAF last week decided to boycott a 53-member National Dialogue Committee formed by the prime minister to consider political reforms proposed by Abdullah, including election and political parties laws.

Islamists cited Bakhit's failure to include the amendment of the constitution on the panel's agenda as a reason for the boycott.

They also accused him of "rigging" the 2007 elections when he was prime minister to reduce their chances in the polling process.

"The door is still open for you to join the dialogue, otherwise I hold you responsible for the pattern of action you follow because it leads to sedition," Bakhit told Islamists.

"We are not going to accept dialogue that is conducted from the streets," he added, alluding to the anti-government rallies that have taken place nearly every week over the past three months.

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