Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners

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Widodo has pledged to bring reform to Indonesia

Ban appeals to Indonesia to stop death row executions

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has pleaded to Indonesia to stop the execution of prisoners on death row for drug crimes. AFP PHOTO

Pope: 'Death penalty represents failure' – no 'humane' way to kill a person

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The pope wrote that the principle of legitimate personal defense isn’t adequate justification to execute someone. Photograph: Zuma/Rex

Obama becomes first president to visit US prison (US Justice Systems / Human Rights)

Obama becomes first president to visit US prison   (US Justice Systems / Human Rights)
US President Barack Obama speaks as he tours the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma, July 16, 2015 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

US Death Penalty (Justice Systems / Human Rights)

US Death Penalty (Justice Systems / Human Rights)
Woman who spent 23 years on US death row cleared (Photo: dpa)


"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Jakarta Looks To Give Old Town New Life

The Jakarta Globe, Arientha Primanita

Taman Fatahilah, Jakarta (Photo's: Yulian Firdaus)

The city administration is planning to give you more reasons to visit Old Town, or Kota Tua, in West Jakarta next year.

Aurora Tambunan, the deputy governor for cultural and tourism affairs, told the Jakarta Globe this week that the city was designing a “Weekend at Kota Tua” program to increase visits in 2010.

“We want to make it a weekly event for the whole year,” she said, adding that the events would showcase music, food and art. “It would be conceivable to put a performance of a jazz group in Fatahillah Hall.”

The proposed weekly events are part of the city’s revitalization plan for Kota Tua, a colonial Dutch neighborhood that is crumbling after decades of neglect.

This year, the administration allocated Rp 20 billion ($2.1 million) from its annual budget to revitalize Kotu Tua and established the Heritage Building Revitalization Team with the State Enterprises Ministry. The plan involves dividing the neighborhood into five zones, such as a colonial zone and a Chinatown area, Aurora said.

The ministry owns 23 of the 284 historic buildings in the 800-hectare area. Six other structures are owned by the city administration with the rest privately owned. “The city’s goal is to make Old Town a cultural tourism destination, preserve the heritage buildings and increase the income generated in the area,” Aurora said.

The ministry and the city are still discussing whether to lease, buy or jointly manage 12 of the 23 ministry-owned buildings located in the central area around Fatahillah Square. The administration is confident the agreement will be finalized early next year, paving the way for the revitalization plan, Aurora said.

Kota Tua observers, however, believe the neighborhood must resolve basic infrastructure problems before implementing any restoration plans.

Ella and Asep Kambali, founder of Komunitas Historia Indonesia (Indonesian History Community), said difficulties with garbage collection, transportation and street vendors needed to be addressed first.

“The city must think of a plan to keep the area clean,” Asep said. “Right now waste bins are rare and there are no bathrooms. People have to go to the museum to use the toilet.” Parking and public transportation also need to be addressed, Asep added.

Any plan to revitalize the area, Asep said, must be coordinated with other city agencies so that basic infrastructure issues can be dealt with.

Batavia cafe (Photo's: Yulian Firdaus)

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