“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, April 15, 2011

Pro-democracy protests rock Syrian capital

Deutsche Welle, 15.4.2011 

The Assad family has ruled Syria for
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters demonstrated in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Friday where they clashed with government security forces. Demonstrations also continued in the cities of Banias and Deraa.

Pro-democracy street demonstrations reached the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Friday with thousands of protesters gathering in the city center after weekly Muslim prayers.

Protesters reportedly shouted "God, Syria, Freedom" as they defied Syrian security forces, which used batons and tear gas to clear the main Abbasside Square of regime opponents.

The Syrian secret police were heavily deployed throughout the capital, according to eyewitness accounts.

"I counted 15 mukhabarat (secret police) busloads," one eyewitness told the news agency Reuters. "They went into alleyways just north of the square chasing protesters yelling 'you pimps, you want freedom? We'll give it to you.'"

Rights activists reported protests in Deir al-Zor near the Iraqi border and in the Mediterranean coastal city of Banias as well as the southern city of Deraa. Rights groups claim at least 200 people have been killed since protests began in Deraa last month.

Emergency rule

President Bashar al-Assad, who inherited the presidency from his father Hafez al-Assad over a decade ago, presented a new cabinet on Thursday and ordered the release of some detainees in a bid to satisfy the protesters' demands.

However, emergency rule - now in place for nearly five decades - remains the law of the land.

Rights groups say scores have died
from the unrest in Syria
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on the Assad regime to stop its crackdown on the protesters.

"We call on the Syrian authorities once again to refrain from any further violence against their people," Clinton told reporters in Berlin after the NATO foreign ministers meeting Friday.

"The Syrian government has not addressed the legitimate demands of the Syrian people," Clinton continued. "It is time for the Syrian government to stop repressing their citizens and start responding to their aspirations."

Author: Spencer Kimball (Reuters, AFP)
Editor: Andreas Illmer

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