“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.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Syria promises new constitution as UN warns of civil war

Deutsche Welle, 15 October 2011 

Assad has promised a new
constitution for Syria
The Syrian president has promised to rapidly draft a new constitution, a key opposition demand. The United Nations, meanwhile, has warned that civil war could break out if the international community does not act.

President Bashar al-Assad announced on Saturday the formation of a committee tasked with writing a new constitution for Syria as three people reportedly died in clashes with government security forces.

Assad said that drafting the constitution would take no longer than four months, according to the official SANA news agency. The 29-member committee - headed by former justice minister Mizhar al-Annbary - includes Qadri Jamil, a communist member of the so-called "international opposition" movement.

The draft constitution would require approval by a two-thirds majority in the Syrian parliament, according to Mohammed Said Bkheitan, a senior member of the ruling Baath Party. Assad supporters dominate Syria's parliament.

Under the current constitution, the Baath Party, which has been in power since 1963, serves as the "leader of the state and society," discouraging political pluralism and opposition.

In April, Assad lifted Syria's emergency laws and formed a new government. Over the summer, the Syrian president promised a national dialogue to resolve the political crisis and promised multi-party elections by February 2012.

Violence between government security forces and anti-regime demonstrators, however, has escalated since then.

The UN human rights chief has
warned of civil war in Syria
'Civil war'

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, meanwhile, reported that a member of its network, Ziad Rafiq al-Obeidi, had been killed by security forces in Deir Ezzor. The anti-regime Local Coordination Committees (LCC) reported that the Syrian military had stormed several neighborhoods in the opposition hotbed of Homs.

The Syrian Observatory confirmed that security forces were in Homs and that one person had been killed during the operation.

"The army opened fire on all the entrances of the Al-Nazihin neighborhood in Homs, leading to the death of a young man who was heading to work," the organization said.

The LCC said that a third person had been shot dead in the Syrian capital, Damascus. The individual was attending the funeral of Ibrahim Al-Sheban, a child who was allegedly killed by security forces on Friday. Around 15,000 people attended the funeral, according to the LCC.

On Friday, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said that more than 3,000 people have been killed since the government crackdown began in March, including 187 children. Pillay warned that Syria risked "a full-blown civil war" if the international community did not take action.

Author: Spencer Kimball (Reuters, AFP)
Editor: Nicole Goebel

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