“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, May 3, 2011

UN presses Libya on detained journalists, civilians

Reuters Africa, By Stephanie Nebehay, Tue May 3, 2011

GENEVA (Reuters) - A U.N. team investigating human rights violations has asked authorities in Tripoli to look into the fate of 18 Libyan and foreign journalists and pressed them about 86 detained protesters, a statement said on Tuesday.

A poster of Libya"s leader Muammar
Gaddafi is seen outside the door
of the U.N. office in Tripoli March
18, 2011. (R
EUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
The team, led by Egyptian-born war crimes expert Cherif Bassiouni, gathered testimony in hospitals, detention centres and at the scene of incidents.

The three investigators met Justice Minister Muhammad Umuhammad al-Qamodi, and interviewed civilians held at Jdeida prison in Tripoli since their arrest in February and March. The statement said it sought their release on humanitarian grounds.

"The authorities promised to look into that matter with a view to release them in the coming days," it added.

"The Commission also raised the case of Ms. Eman al-Obeidi, requesting that she be given permission to leave the country," it said, referring to a Libyan woman who told reporters in March that pro-government militiamen had gang-raped her.

She was whisked away from a Tripoli hotel at the time, but Libyan authorities have said since then that she is not in custody. She is believed to be staying at an undisclosed location for security reasons, U.N. sources said.

The three independent experts, who also went to refugee camps in Egypt and Tunisia during a three-week mission that ended last Friday, is to report its findings to the Human Rights Council in mid-June.

The United Nations, Western powers and some Arab states accuse Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi of ordering his security forces to kill hundreds of civilians who rose up in protest against his four-decade rule.

Libyan offiicals have denied killing civilians, saying security forces were forced to act against armed gangs and al Qaeda sympathisers who, they say, are trying to seize control of the oil exporting power.

Libyan government officials and the National Transitional Council cooperated with the experts who went to Tripoli and the town of Zawiyah, now back in government hands, as well as rebel-held Benghazi, Tobruk and Al Bayda, the statement said.

The International Commission of Inquiry, as it is formally known, "has also visited the sites of incidents, hospitals and detention centres", the U.N. statement said.

Fighting between rebels and forces loyal to Gaddafi is forcing thoustands of refugees to flee western Libya on foot to the Tunisian border and by boat to Europe, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

The experts visited Benghazi medical centre and Al Jalaa hospital where they interviewed more than 30 patients wounded in the fighting. They also interviewed prisoners at Benghazi detention centre, including soldiers from the Libyan army and alleged mercenaries, according to the statement.

"The Commission reminded the authorities of the need to treat all detainees in accordance with international standards."

The experts have previously said they would probe alleged human rights violations committed by all sides in the conflict and share evidence with the U.N. war crimes tribunal in the Hague.

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