“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.

Friday, January 9, 2015

UN demands investigation into albino girl abduction

Tanzania must find an albino girl kidnapped in December, the country's top UN official said. At least 74 albinos have been murdered in the east African country since 2000 with only 10 convictions for the crime.

Deutsche Welle, 9 Jan 2015

"The government must conduct a full investigation into the matter and arrest the perpetrators," said UN country chief, Alvaro Rodriguez, after visiting the worst affected regions in northern Tanzania on Friday. He urged Tanzania to give the investigation the "highest priority" and expressed "outrage" at a series of attacks on albinos, whose body parts are sold for witchcraft.

"We'll do what we can in cooperation with the government to ensure that the girl is brought back," Rodriguez said.

Armed kidnappers seized four-year-old Pendo Emmanuelle Nundi on December 27 from her home in the northern Mwanza region. The police have since arrested 15 people, including the girl's father and two uncles. Police authorities have also given villagers five days to find the missing girl.

They abduct them, kill them and sell their body parts

Top local government official Magesa Mulongo visited the village appealing for more information on the kidnapped child. "The whole world now considers the villagers as having no heart," Mulongo said.

In August last year a UN rights expert warned that attacks against albinos were on the rise because Tanzania's October 2015 presidential election was on the horizon, encouraging political campaigners to turn to influential sorcerers for support.

The Tanzanian government's system of rounding up children with albinism in state-run education centers isn't adequately protecting them from widespread superstitious belief that human albino body parts will bring wealth and success, or cure disease. That's why kidnappers usually armed with machetes abduct albino children, kill them and sell their body parts for around $600 (with an entire corpse fetching $75,000).

1,400 people with albinism

People with the genetic condition, characterized by a lack of pigment in the skin, are often referred to as ghosts in Tanzania, or as "zero zero", which means someone who is less than human in the Swahili language. Witch doctors often lead brutal attacks to use albino body parts in potions they claim bring riches.

One out of every 1,400 citizens in Tanzania has albinism. By comparison, the global average is about one in 20,000 people, according to Canada-based albinism advocacy group Under the Same Sun.

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