“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.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Saudi council calls for women to get local vote

Reuters, JEDDAH | Mon Jun 6, 2011

A woman walks around Saudi King Abdullah's road, decorated with flowers,
during the Rabih Alriyadh Festival (Riyadh Spring Festival) in Riyadh
April 10, 2009. (
Credit: Reuters/Fahad Shadeed)

(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's advisory Shoura Council said on Monday that women should be allowed to vote and run as candidates in future municipal elections.

Saudi authorities announced in March that half the seats in municipal councils would in future be elected, a radical step in a country ruled by an absolute monarch that currently has no elected government institutions.

But they ruled out female candidates or voters. Local officials cited logistical difficulties in arranging sex-segregated polling stations.

Monday's Shoura Council statement said the council had agreed "that the Ministry of Rural and Municipal Affairs should take the necessary measures to include female voters in municipal elections, in accordance with Islamic Sharia."

"This was a general recommendation," said Mohammed Almuhanna, media spokesman for the Shoura Council. "It has nothing to do with the current elections but is rather a recommendation for future elections."

Saudi Arabia has no political parties or national parliament, and the Shoura Council's members are appointed by the king. Although its decisions are not binding, it has become a forum for debate, encouraged by King Abdullah's calls for political reform.

Hundreds of women around the kingdom have joined an online campaign called Baladi, Arabic for "My Country," in protest at their exclusion from the municipal elections.

In April, dozens showed up at voting registration centers in the capital city Riyadh, the port city of Jeddah and in the Eastern Province to demand their right to vote but were turned down by officials.

Women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, and need written consent from a male guardian -- father, brother, husband or son -- in order to travel, work, or even undergo certain medical procedures.

Religious police patrol the streets to enforce segregation of the sexes and ensure women are modestly dressed.

(Reporting by Asma Alsharif; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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