“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, August 16, 2011

Bahrain unrest: Rights panel closes office after clash

BBC News, 16 August 2011

Bahrain Protests 

An international commission probing the recent unrest in Bahrain has closed its doors after a crowd stormed its office in Manama and clashed with staff.

Anti-government protesters continue to demand
social and political reform
They were angered by media reports that the panel had cleared the authorities of committing abuses during a crackdown on protests in February and March.

More than 30 people died in the unrest.

The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (Bici) insists that no conclusions have been reached and that the investigation is continuing.

In a statement posted on its website, Bici said it would "not allow itself to be used as a political tool" by either side.

It said some media outlets had "misrepresented the comments" of the commission chair Cherif Bassiouni, an Egyptian-born professor of international criminal law and a former member of the UN human rights panels.

Threatening texts

It added that a crowd had forced its way into their office in response to a campaign by an activist group. Some people shouted insults, posted threatening messages on the office walls, and sent threats via text and email.

It said the office closure was temporary, and that individual appointments would be made to take testimony about alleged human rights abuses.

Demonstrators - mainly from Bahrain's majority Shia population - have been calling on the Sunni monarchy to implement political and social reform.

The Gulf kingdom's Shia community makes up about 70% of the population but many say they are discriminated against when it comes to jobs, housing and political representation.

King Hamad Bin Issa al-Khalifa recently accepted some limited reforms drawn up by a government-backed committee, but opposition leaders have dismissed the measures as inadequate.

He has also appointed the five-member Bici commission - which includes international judicial and human rights experts - to probe alleged abuses and report back on 30 October.

After thousands took to the streets to demand fairer political representation in February, security forces opened fired on demonstrations at Pearl Roundabout in the capital, Manama.

Then in March, King Hamad called in troops from neighbouring Sunni Gulf states to crush the protests.

Hundreds of opposition supporters have been jailed and put on trial, amid reports of widespread torture and abuse by Bahraini security forces. At least four protesters have died in custody.

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