“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.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

UN General Assembly passes Syria resolution

Deutsche Welle, 16 February 2012

The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for an end to violence in Syria and an end to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.

The United Nations General Assembly has passed an Arab-led resolution condemning rights violations in Syria and calling on President Bashar al-Assad to step down.

The measure would be non-binding and is expected to make little difference on the ground.

The resolution passed 137-12, with 17 abstentions. China and Russia were among the countries their votes against the measure. Both countries vetoed a similar resolution earlier this month at the UN Security Council. Vetoes are not allowed in the 193-member General Assembly.

Killing continues

As the General Assembly convened to discuss Syria, violence on the ground in opposition hotspots around the country intensified. At least 41 people were reportedly killed when regime tanks moved on protest hubs. 

Tanks have been bearing down on
Syrian opposition cities for weeks
Assad's troops pummeled the central city of Homs for a 13th straight day, with 18 people killed in central Hama province and four others dying in the southern city of Daraa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported.

The group also said it feared security forces had carried out killings in Daraa province, where dozens of civilians disappeared on Wednesday.

"There are fears regime forces carried out a massacre in Sahm al-Julan," the Britain-based group said in a statement.

"Witnesses said security forces shot at the civilians and then piled them onto pick-up trucks. Their fate is unknown," said the Observatory, which provided the names of 14 of those feared killed.

There were also reports Thursday that the well-known blogger Razan Ghazzawi and rights activist Mazen Darwish had been detained by security forces.

Human rights groups put the cumulative civilian death toll from 11 months of crackdown and conflict in Syria at around 7,000.

Ban condemnation

Earlier Thursday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had called for an urgent end to the "indiscriminate" shelling of civilians in Syria, highlighting the likelihood that the regime had committed crimes against humanity. 

Homs has been under bombardment
for nearly two weeks
"We see neighborhoods shelled indiscriminately, hospitals used as torture centers, children as young as 10 years old killed and abused. We see almost certain crimes against humanity," Ban told reporters in Vienna.

"What is important at this time is that first the Syrian authorities must stop killing their own people," Ban said after meeting Austrian President Heinz Fischer.

International attention continues to focus on Syria away from the United Nations forum, with China announcing that Deputy Foreign Minister Zhai Jun would visit Damascus on February 17 and 18 for talks aimed at ending the violence.

The United States, meanwhile, has announced new sanctions against the Iranian intelligence ministry, claiming it has supported the crackdown on dissent in Syria.

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