“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.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Vote Compass launched in Morocco

RNW, 31 October 2011, by Peter Hooghiemstra              

 (illustration: Victor Ndula/Cartoon Movement)
Radio Netherlands Worldwide and the Free University of Amsterdam launched the online Vote Compass for Morocco on Monday. This is an independent tool which helps voters determine which party most closely reflects their own political opinions. Voters can choose an Arabic or a French language version of the Vote Compass at www.bosala.nl.

Parliamentary elections are being held in Morocco on 25 November. Afterwards, the king will transfer his position as head of government to the new prime minister. He will continue as head of state.

The Vote Compass is a sensitive topic in Morocco’s developing democracy, particularly since the government in Rabat has introduced legislation which makes all polls illegal in the two weeks preceding the election.


RNW’s editor-in-chief Rik Rensen comments:

“Even though the Vote Compass is not a poll, the media organisations we’re working with in Morocco in the pre-election period are not prepared to have their names linked with our project. They are afraid they might be accused of breaking the law.”

André Krouwel, scientific director of the Vote Compass and political scientist at the Free University, adds:

“In our work we’ve noted that the democratic changes in Morocco are more cosmetic than fundamental in nature. Political parties are very wary and have adopted uncontroversial viewpoints. They are aware of the boundaries of political freedom in Morocco, which are based on the fear of disagreement. Disagreement should, of course, be the very essence of elections.”


It is hoped the Vote Compass will stimulate the degree of involvement of Moroccan voters and support them in their personal assessment of the political landscape. The questions and the viewpoints it uses were compiled with the assistance of Moroccan political scientists on the basis of official documents and the stated positions of the political parties or statements made by their leaders.

The Vote Compass has no links with any party, candidate or government body. The online application is designed to preserve strict impartiality and is completely transparent. Originally a Dutch invention, the Vote Compass is now been used in 34 countries, including Turkey, Canada and - most recently - Tunisia.


Read more: 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.