“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, April 23, 2011

Google exec focuses on Egypt

MSNBC.com, By Alan Boyle, Apr 23, 2011

Google executive Wael Ghonim, center, is
seen here speaking to the crowd in Cairo's
Tahrir Square on Feb. 8. Ghonim now says
he's taking a "long-term sabbatical" from
Google to set up a nongovernmental
organization to help Egyptians in the post-
Mubarak era. (
Tara Todras-Whitehill / AP)
The Google executive who helped spark this year's popular revolt in Egypt says he's taking a "long-term sabbatical" from the tech company and setting up a nongovernmental organization to help Egyptians with their transition to the post-Mubarak era.

Wael Ghonim, a 30-year-old Egyptian, is in charge of Google's marketing operation in the Middle East and Africa. He launched an anonymous Facebook page in honor of Khaled Said, a 28-year-old businessman who died last June at the hands of Egypt's undercover police.

Protests over Said's death quickly escalated into a wider outcry against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's regime, and on Jan. 27, Ghonim was snatched off the streets of Cairo and held blindfolded in detention. After his release, he took a highly visible role in the anti-Mubarak protests, which culminated in the ouster of Mubarak.

Since then, Ghonim has been calling on the outside world to pour investments into Egypt and help revive its tourist industry. "I would say to the American citizens, 'Come and visit us and see the new spirit of the ... Egyptian people,'" he said last week.

Today, Ghonim said in a Twitter update that he would turn his focus more fully to Egypt's reconstruction: "Decided to take a long term sabbatical from Google and start a technology-focused NGO [nongovernmental organization] to help fight poverty and foster education in Egypt."

Could this be a steppingstone toward a career in Egyptian politics? Or is the rise of social media in the Arab world — in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and even Syria — such a powerful force that Ghonim will already be in the "sweet spot" for the intersection of technology, politics and society? Feel free to weigh in with your comments about technology's potential impact on global society.

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