Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners

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Widodo has pledged to bring reform to Indonesia

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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)

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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)

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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. …

Friday, December 18, 2009

Yogyakarta Palace honors culture ambassadors

Slamet Susanto, The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta | Thu, 12/17/2009 11:44 AM

For the first time in its history, the Yogyakarta Palace is handing out Anugerah Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat cultural awards to those considered instrumental in introducing the sultanate to the world.

Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X officially presented the awards Tuesday evening at the palace’s Pagelaran Hall to renowned Indonesian filmmaker and director Garin Nugroho and Tunisian Honorary Consul for Indonesia in Yogyakarta Muktaryanto Purwodinoto.

“This [award] is just a piece of paper,” Hamengkubuwono said.

“It’s nothing compared to your dedication and efforts in making Javanese culture, especially from Yogyakarta, known to the wider world.”

Garin is perhaps best known for his critically acclaimed film Opera Jawa, which won awards internationally.

Muktaryanto, for his part, has for many years consistently made use of all available means to introduce Yogyakarta culture to the international world, in particular to Tunisia.

Hamengkubuwono added the inaugural awards would be presented every year in a bid to further promote Yogyakarta as “a dignified city of culture”.

Muktaryanto said that besides being an acknowledgement of his lifetime achievement, the award was also a moral burden.

“With this award, I’m burdened to always maintain my stance on the culture,” he said.

He added he took up the offer to become a Tunisian honorary consul with the approval of the Indonesian government, and had set up an office in Yogyakarta.

The sultanate was chosen, he went on, because of its strong traditions and the heavy reliance of its economy on small and medium enterprises, just as in Tunisia.

He said the Tunisian consul in Yogyakarta was focused more on the educational and cultural sectors.

Among its activities is the planned sending of local students to study in Tunisia on a scholarship.

“In the cultural sector, I’ve always strived to introduce Yogyakarta’s culture to Tunisia,” Muktaryanto said.

He added that in July or August next year, Yogyakarta-based ethnic music group Kua Etnika would tour the North African state.

Garin, meanwhile, said Java had developed into a global cultural phenomenon.

“I’ve just returned from Paris and I was surprised to see a music group named Java in a train there,” he said.

“Even on the Internet the word Java is so widespread.”

He added Javanese who had migrated to other islands had adapted well to the local cultures, making them multicultural Javanese with a tangible local influence.

“Similarly, Batak and the Minang people in Java have also adapted to the local culture, and their influence is also acknowledged,” Garin said.

“That’s why Java is now multicultural.”

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