“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.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Houthi in Yemen seize top presidential aide in bid to derail constitution

Houthi militia members in Yemen have seized a top presidential aide in an attempt to disrupt the process of establishing a new constitution. The violence-plagued country is in the midst of a political crisis.

Deutsche Welle, 17 Jan 2015

 A picture made available 07 October 2014 shows Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak,
the director of the Republican Presidency's office, delivering a speech during the
 conclusion of Yemen_s National Dialogue Conference in Sana_a, Yemen,
24 January 2014.

Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak (pictured), chief of staff to the Yemeni president, was abducted from the car he was traveling in by gunmen in the capital Sanaa on Saturday.

The Houthi group said the abduction was to stop him attending a meeting scheduled for the same day on the country's new draft constitution.

"Holding bin Mubarak will help block the plan to split Yemen into six provinces. This is a political division which is unacceptable for us," a Houthi leader, Ali al-Quhum, told news agency dpa.

The draft constitution reportedly includes plans for making Yemen a federal state consisting of six provinces. That's something the Houthis oppose as it would mean weakening the power they have gained in recent months.

The Houthis, who demand more rights for Yemen's Shiite Muslims, have claimed control over vast areas of territory and have overrun the capital Sanaa since September. Their expansion has brought them into further conflict with local Sunni tribes and also led to clashes with operatives from al Qaeda.

Bin Mubarak, a businessman-turned politician, was selected by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi last year to be prime minister, but his nomination was derailed due to strong opposition from the Houthis.

The constitution is aimed toward resolving the deep regional, political and sectarian tensions in the country, which has been in violent political transition since former President Ali Abdullah Saleh was ousted in 2012 following widespread protests.

Yemen is also a stronghold of al Qaeda wing AQAP (al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) – a terror organization which most recently made global headlines for claiming to be behind the Paris attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine.

As well as al Qaeda, Yemen faces a secessionist movement in its south. The security situation in the country is of concern to both Western and Gulf Arab countries, as Yemen borders top oil exporter Saudi Arabia and the key Red Sea shipping route.

se/tj (dpa, AP, AFP, Reuters)
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