“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.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hillary Clinton 'concerned over Israeli democracy'

BBC News, 4 December 2011

Palestinian UN membership bid

Hillary Clinton's comments were welcomed by Israeli
opposition leader Tzipi Livni
Israeli ministers have hit back at concern expressed by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that democracy is being eroded in the country.

She criticised recent attempts by the centre right-wing coalition to restrict donations to non-government organisations.

And she said attempts in some parts of Jerusalem to separate men and women on buses was "reminiscent of Rosa Parks".

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said she had "completely exaggerated".

"Israeli democracy is alive, liberal and breathing... I don't know many better democracies in the world," he was quoted by Haaretz newspaper as saying.

Female singers

Mrs Clinton made her comments in a closed session of the Saban Forum in Washington, attended by both Israeli and US decision-makers.

In front of an audience that included Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor and opposition leader Tzipi Livni, she made specific mention of legislation that proposes to limit funding to non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Israeli media reported.

She also expressed her shock at incidents pointing to a growing discrimination against Israeli women.

This included separate seating areas for women on some Jerusalem buses, which she compared with the 1950s era of Rosa Parks, the black American woman who refused to give up her bus seat for white passengers.

She said the case of some IDF soldiers who refused to remain for a performance by female singers was reminiscent of the situation in Iran.

Tzipi Livni welcomed Mrs Clinton's comments.

"Friends and admirers of Israel from within and without are worried about processes that Israel is undergoing," she said.

"This concern is coming from those who fight for us in the UN and against our detractors, and who act to preserve Israel's military advantage in the area."

Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan said "elected offcials should concentrate on what is happening in their own countries." However he added that he shared her concern over the rights of women.

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta addresses a news conference
 during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters
in Brussels October 6, 2011. (Credit: Reuters/Francois Lenoir)

The ultra-Orthodox make up 10 percent of Israel’s population of 7.5 million,but are increasing rapidly amid a growing backlash to the privileges and subsidies long granted to the ultra-religious. (Rina Castelnuovo for The New York Times)

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