“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.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

US calls for end to Syria protest violence

Google/AFP, Apr 20, 2011

Demonstrators protest at a funeral for two people
allegedly killed in clashes with security forces.
WASHINGTON — The United States called on Syria Tuesday to cease violence against pro-democracy protesters and to "urgently implement" reforms, after four people died in the latest crackdown by security forces.

"There was more violence overnight, soldiers firing on peaceful protesters," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters.

"The violence there continues to raise serious concerns and it remains clear that the Syrian government needs to urgently implement broader reform and cease violence against peaceful protesters."

Toner called for more direct action by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who promised at the weekend to rescind a controversial emergency law in place since 1963, and whose repeal has been a top demand of reformists demonstrating for the past month.

"He's spoken several times now," Toner said of Assad. "We've seen a lot of words and not a lot of action."

And while "we don't normally talk about these sorts of things... I think in this particular case, we feel compelled to comment, given Syria's actions against its own people, that we believe it would be inappropriate and hypocritical for Syria to join the (UN's) Human Rights Council," Toner stressed.

Syria's government on Tuesday approved a bill to rescind the emergency law and agreed to abolish the state security court, after weeks of pro-democracy protests and hundreds of deaths.

The emergency law imposes restrictions on public gatherings and movement, authorizes the interrogation of any individual and the monitoring of private communications and allows the "arrest of anyone suspected of posing a threat to security."

The cabinet also approved a bill regulating demonstrations, the state news agency SANA reported, only hours after the interior minister imposed a total ban on political gatherings and after security forces fired on protesters in the city of Homs, killing four.

Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim al-Shaar told people "to refrain from taking part in all marches, demonstrations or sit-ins under any banner whatsoever," SANA reported.

Toner stressed that "in light of some of the comments that we've seen from the interior minister, this new legislation may prove as restrictive as the emergency law it replaced."

On Monday the State Department said Washington was "very concerned... about the Assad regime" and called on his government to "address the legitimate aspirations of its people."

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