“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.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

West African bloc imposes sanctions on Guinea-Bissau

Deutsche Welle, 30 April 2012

The political crisis in Guinea-Bissau has escalated in the aftermath of failed regional talks aimed at re-instating civilian rule. The region's main bloc has imposed sanctions and threatened further measures.

West Africa's main political and economic bloc imposed sanctions against Guinea-Bissau on Monday, after negotiations with the country's military junta broke down, raising the prospect of a military confrontation.

Representatives of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had met with members Guinea-Bissau's junta in the Gambian capital of Banjul on Sunday in a bid to negotiate an end to the former Portuguese colony's political crisis.

Interlocutors for the junta, however, rejected demands for elections to be set within 12 months and for interim President Raimundo Pereira, who had been arrested by the military, to be re-instated to oversee the transition. The collapse of the talks resulted in the imposition of sanctions.

"These are targeted sanctions against junta leaders and diplomatic, economic and financial sanctions against the country," an ECOWAS official told the news agency Reuters. "They went into effect at midnight, last night."

Murky junta

Both Pereira and former prime minister Carlos Gomez Junior were released from military detention on Friday and left the country for Ivory Coast.

Military officers seized power in an April 12 coup, weeks before the second round of a presidential election in which Gomez was the favorite. ECOWAS officials have indicated that the leader of the junta's enigmatic "Military Command" is General Antonio Indjai, the country's army chief.

"The junta delegation was repeatedly calling Indjai during the talks to get guidance on what to do," the ECOWAS official, who attended the talks but asked not to be named, told Reuters. "It was very frustrating, but (it) made clear who was in charge."

'All necessary measures'

During an April 26 summit in Ivory Coast, ECOWAS decided to send a force of between 500 and 600 troops to help maintain order and facilitate a transition back to civilian rule in Guinea-Bissau. The junta accepted the deployment of the troops, which will replace a 650-strong Angola force currently stationed there, under the threat of sanctions.

The seven foreign ministers who attended the negotiations in Gambia said they would report back to the head of the Guinea-Bissau regional contact group, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, pending a higher level meeting in early May.

"A meeting will be convened at the level of the heads of state on 3rd May, to take all other necessary measures, including the use of force to enforce the decisions of the summit," ECOWAS said in release.

Guinea-Bissau, which won its independence from Portugal in 1974, has suffered numerous crises. Since 1998, the country has been through a civil war, a series of coups and the murder of a president. The small West African nation of 1.6 million people has become the staging point for Latin American drug cartels shipping narcotics to Europe.

slk/ipj (AFP, Reuters)

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