“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 11, 2011

Europe summons Syrian envoys as shelling, gunfire persist

Deutsche Welle, May 11, 2011

Protests have continued in a
clutch of cities around Syria
Germany has summoned the Syrian ambassador to Berlin as the threat of intensified sanctions looms over the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Syria remains tense as a crackdown on protesters continues.

Several European countries, including Germany, summoned a clutch of Syrian ambassadors on Wednesday as Europe threatened to intensify sanctions against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad if it continued to repress protests against his rule.

Andreas Peschke, a spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry, said the measure was part of "a concerted European action" to pressure Damascus into easing the opposition crackdown.

Peschke said European officials would reiterate sanctions already imposed on Syria and make clear that "a second package that also includes the Syrian leadership" would quickly follow if Syria did not immediately change course.

The European Union has already imposed an arms embargo on Syria as well as an assets freeze and visa ban on 13 of its nationals associated with the military crackdown. The sanctions do not currently impact President Assad directly.

Human rights groups claim that more than 600 people have been killed and 8,000 are either missing or have been imprisoned during the eight-week crackdown on protesters.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that Assad must "renounce excessive use of force and the mass arrest of peaceful demonstrators."

The Syrian government has come
down hard on the protest movement
Ban said Syrian authorities must take the "freedom demands" of the protesters seriously and end the violence engulfing the country, adding that he was disappointed Assad had refused to allow UN humanitarian workers into the country.

Flashpoint cities tense

Clashes in anti-government hot spots continued midweek with reports of shelling and heavy gunfire in the western city of Homs.

The state news agency SANA reported Wednesday that security agents arrested dozens of "wanted men and seized large quantities of weapons and ammunition in the Bab Amr neighborhood" of Homs and in the southern town of Deraa, both of which have risen as hotbeds of dissent.

The army also kept up its presence in the Mediterranean coastal city of Banias, scouting for "protest organizers yet to be arrested," Rami Abdul Rahman of the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told news agency Agence-France Presse.

"A tank has been stationed since Tuesday night on the square where Banias demonstrations are held," he said, adding that the northern port remained encircled by the army after weekend arrests put some 450 people behind bars.

Author: Darren Mara (AFP, AP)
Editor: Martin Kuebler

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in Damascus, al-Jazeera says

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