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)

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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, January 22, 2010

Showcase of Bandung Art Offers a Different View

Jakarta Globe, Tasa Nugraza Barley, January 22, 2010

'The Way I See the Real’ by Guntur.

Veduta, the Italian word for “view,” is usually attributed to the genre of richly detailed cityscapes and vistas that first emerged from 16th century Flanders before Venetian painters became better-known for the style more than 200 years later.

For the exhibition “Bandung Initiative #5: Veduta,” currently running at Vanessa Art Link in South Jakarta, gallery owner Vanessa Sutanto said: “The exhibition tries to show a certain kind of window by collecting and showing various artistic expressions from different sources.”

The exhibition showcases the work of 25 artists from Bandung, and curator Rizki A Zaelani said they had created their own window frames as a way to find new values, connections and understandings that were previously unseen.

Rizki said the artists in the exhibition were attempting to communicate ideas through their paintings about cultural and social representations of society.

Among the artists exhibiting their work are Wastuwidyawan Paramaputra and Guntur Timur.

The 23-year-old Wastuwidyawan earned bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Bandung Institute of Technology. He describes his work as a blend of illustration realism with high-contrast and dominant monochromatic colors.

His painting “A Desire to Play” shows a beautiful woman in a kimono-style dress and a face that appears cold and aggressive. Both hands are held like claws.

Guntur Timur, 29, on the other hand, often combines both painting and photography on one canvas.

But he relies only on paint for his work “The Way I See the Real,” which shows an object reminiscent of a shell painted onto a red background. The object is somewhat abstract, however, and could be anything, including a toilet lid. This gives Guntur’s audience the chance to interpret his work in different ways.

“Bandung Initative #5: Veduta” is the fifth in a series of exhibitions. The exhibition runs until Saturday (Jan. 23), but the works will remain available for viewing by potential buyers until the end of the month. 


Vanessa Art Link
Jl. Darmawangsa X No. 76
South Jakarta
Phone: 021 724 3982


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