“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.

Friday, March 25, 2011

UN Security Council Considers New Measures to End Ivory Coast Violence

VOA News, Margaret Besheer, United Nations March 25, 2011

With possessions balanced on their heads, about 1,000 people frantically crowded
around buses rented by Mali to evacuate its citizens from Abidjan, Ivory Coast,
including a Malian man climbing into the window of a bus, March 25, 2011 (Photo: AP)

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The U.N. Security Council is considering tough new measures to press Ivory Coast’s incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo to end months of post-election violence and finally transfer power to his rival Alassane Ouattara, who won the November presidential election.

The U.N. Security Council has repeatedly expressed concern over attacks against civilians in Ivory Coast, where the United Nations says post-election violence has killed at least 462 people and injured scores more. Almost four months of fighting between armed supporters of Gbagbo and Ouattara has also displaced nearly a million people in the country’s commercial capital, Abidjan.

France’s U.N. ambassador, Gérard Araud, told reporters Friday that Abidjan is on the brink of civil war, and action is necessary. He said France and Nigeria have presented the Security Council with a draft resolution intended to help end the crisis, and he explained the measures contained in it.

"It is saying, first, I think, [Laurent] Gbagbo has to leave. Second point, to stop the violence against the civilians, and especially as the French president has declared, we would want to forbid the heavy weapons from the Abidjan area," said Araud. "You may be aware that actually the Gbagbo people have used mortars against civilian neighborhoods, so it is very important to do it. And we also want to go to sanctions against Gbagbo and his close advisers."

Araud said the draft resolution also includes a referral of the situation in Ivory Coast to the International Criminal Court at The Hague. He said the draft would be discussed among the council members next week, but did not say how soon it might come to a vote.

The United Nations has about 10,000 peacekeepers in Ivory Coast, but their efforts to protect civilians have been obstructed by forces loyal to Gbagbo, as the U.N.’s assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping, Atul Khare, told the council.

"Young Patriots and security forces loyal to Mr. Gbagbo continue to obstruct UNOCI operations, including by blocking access by UNOCI patrols to areas where clashes between forces loyal to Mr. Gbagbo and supporters of President Ouattara were on-going. In addition, a number of attacks against the United Nations personnel were reported."

UNOCI Is the French acronym by which the mission is known. Khare said those attacks included the abduction of a peacekeeper on March 15. The peacekeeper is still missing.

Ouattara’s U.N. ambassdor, Youssoufou Bamba, appealed to the council to take "rigorous measures" against Gbagbo, saying, if the situation continues, it will lead to an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe that will affect not just Ivory Coast, but the entire region.

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