“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, November 21, 2011

Bahrain admits using 'excessive force' during protests

BBC News, 21 November 2011

The protests began in Bahrain on 14 February
"Excessive force" was used by security forces in Bahrain against pro-democracy protesters earlier this year, the government has said.

At least 24 people died during Shia-led protests last February and March.

The government was commenting ahead of the publication of a report into the crackdown, commissioned by King Hamad.

Bahrain's information affairs authority said 20 members of the security forces had been charged over the alleged abuses.

It said the inquiry found there had been "instances of excessive force and mistreatment of detainees" during the crackdown.

The statement from the government was welcomed by Mansoor al-Jamri, editor of al-Wasat, the only independent newspaper in Bahrain.

"These are small steps in the right direction," he told the BBC, adding that the government needed to be seen to respond positively to the report. "It wants to say to the outside world we have taken action."

But he cautioned: "The system is still there and we can only encourage the government to start the long march away from the despotic and repressive regime that is still very much in place."

Medics retrial

Unrest in the tiny island state began on 14 February, led by the majority Shia Muslims protesting about economic hardship, the lack of political freedom and discrimination in jobs in favour of the governing Sunni Muslim majority.

A clampdown began on 16 March, with a state of emergency imposed and the arrival of hundreds of Saudi and UAE soldiers to beef up security.

Hospitals were sealed off and medics were beaten as they tried to help the wounded in the streets. The UN described the crackdown as "shocking and illegal".

King Hamad lifted the state of emergency on 1 June, but hundreds of people have been arrested since February and dozens have been handed lengthy jail terms, with at least five people sentenced to death.

Last month, Bahraini authorities ordered a retrial for 20 medics after they were given jail sentences of up to 15 years, sparking an international outcry.

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