Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners

Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners
Widodo has pledged to bring reform to Indonesia

Ban appeals to Indonesia to stop death row executions

Ban appeals to Indonesia to stop death row executions
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

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

Friday, April 16, 2010

Book offers new hope for rights violations victims

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Fri, 04/16/2010

Running things: Saskia E. Wieringa (second right) poses with former
 Indonesian Women’s Movement (Gerwani) activists (from left) Pudjiati, 84,
 Lestari, 79, and Sri Sulistiawati, 70, at the launch of her book in Jakarta on
Thursday about the destruction of the women’s movement following the
anti-communist purge. JP/Nurhayati

For decades, the song Genjer-genjer sent shivers down the spines of those who heard it, especially listeners born in the 1980s.

The song, which told the story of the genjer (lettuce) plant that gained popularity during times of extreme poverty due to its abundance amid high food prices, is for many synonymous with memories of generals slain during a political tragedy in 1965 and depicted in a propaganda film, Pemberontakan G30S PKI (September 30 Coup by the Indonesian Communist Party).

Genjer-genjer was said to have been one of the party’s propaganda songs and was played in the film, which graphically detailed scenes of torture allegedly committed by PKI members.

However, on Thursday, cheers accompanied the song, which was belted out by four women, the oldest more than 80 years old.

They were singing at the launch of a book titled Penghancuran Gerakan Perempuan: Politik Seksual di Indonesia Pascakejatuhan PKI (The Destruction of the Women’s Movement: Sexual Politics in Indonesia after the Indonesian Communist Party Downfall), penned by Saskia E. Wieringa.

Two of the women have been arrested and held in isolation in various locations as political prisoners because they were accused of being affiliated with Gerwani, the 1960s women’s organization, and the murder of six generals between Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 1965. The two accusations were closely linked with the communist party.

“I was a reporter. I supported [then president] Sukarno. I wasn’t even in town when [the murders and alleged coup attempt] happened,” Sri Sulistiawati, one of the singers, said.

Nevertheless, she was captured, tortured with electrocution and held in a prison in Bukit Duri, Jakarta, for years.

The four women, along with perhaps thousands of others, continue to seek justice in the form of a state apology and clearing their names, along with that of their family’s.

Yoseph Adi Prasetyo from the National Commission of Human Rights (Komnas HAM) said that these people were victim of crimes against humanity.

To this day, the victims, along with their families, still experience discrimination and claim they are denied their civil rights.

The nation should reinstate their rights, apologize and make sure that this does not happen again, he said at the event.

Yoseph added that some of the victims had been denied ID cards and were ousted from their posts as civil servants.

There are no official reports on the number of people murdered during the consequent government uprising against alleged communists, but estimates range from 500,000 to 2 million.

Komnas HAM established an ad hoc team to investigate the crimes and has worked on the task for two years.

“We have questioned at least 350 people. We are in the final stages of the draft report,” team leader Nur Kholis said. He added that the report would be sent to the Attorney General’s Office.

The book, which contains the stories of the women in Gerwani and others who were tortured due to alleged affiliations with the 1965 incident, will play a large role in the fight. “We will use it as one of our sources in the report,” Nur Kholis said.

Wieringa, a scholar at the University of Amsterdam, researched the women’s movement, the foundation for the book, from 1982 to 1985.(dis)

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