“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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Amnesty: Egypt still abusing human rights

Google/AP, May 19, 2011

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities continue to restrict freedom of assembly, torture detainees and try civilians in military courts, highlighting the urgent need for reform, Amnesty International said Thursday.

In a report about human rights abuses during and after the Egyptian uprising that pushed President Hosni Mubarak from power on Feb. 11, the London-based rights group called on Egyptian authorities to overhaul the country's security forces to ensure accountability and prevent future violations.

Egyptians "deserve to see that their sacrifices were not made in vain, that the machinery of repression is completely overhauled, and that guarantees of non-repetition are consolidated in law and practice," the report said.

Such practices were among the reasons Egyptians took to the streets at the uprising's start on Jan. 25, the 123-page report said. It examined the ways the Mubarak government sought to stop the protests, first by disrupting communications networks and promising reforms, then through intimidation and violence.

At least 840 people were killed and more than 6,000 injured during the uprising, the report said. Thousands more were detained, some of them snatched from the street on their way to or from protests. Many were tortured.

The report says 189 of the dead were prisoners killed illegally by guards seeking to put down prison unrest. More than 250 prisoners were injured.

As well as detailing abuses during the uprising, the report highlighted violations by Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which has run the country since Mubarak's fall.

The report accused the army of restricting freedom of assembly, torturing detainees and trying civilians in military courts.

It highlighted the case of Amr al-Beheiry, whom military police beat with sticks and arrested while he was demonstrating peacefully outside the parliament building in Cairo on Feb. 26. During his detention, military police beat him and his cousin and gave them electric shocks, the report said.

Al-Beheiry was released but soon re-arrested, apparently because other activists documented his injuries, the report found.

On March 1, a military court convicted him of assaulting a public official and breaking curfew, sentencing him to five years in prison, the report said.

Amnesty researcher Said Haddadi said the continuation of such practices would undercut Egyptians' faith in their new rulers.

"It undermines the commitments made by the current government," he said. "It also undermines the cause of those who went out on the 25th of January to call for reform."

Only accountability will restore public faith in the authorities, he said.

"Whether the violations happened during the uprising or after Mubarak, those who are found responsible for these violations must be brought to justice," he said. "Justice must be done for the people to gain trust in their institutions."

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