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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)

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. …

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Second class residents in their own hometown

Irawaty Wardany, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 06/02/2010 11:11 AM

Jakarta’s native Betawi people seem to have taken a backseat amid the stampede of residents racing to steer the city’s economic wheels.

“When I was little, this city’s economy was run by the native people, most of whom worked as traders,” Aseni, a 42-year-old Betawi native told The Jakarta Post recently.

He said most of them were related, which conjured a strong sense of family bonding during his childhood.

“Unlike nowadays, where people have become individualistic and most of the time we don’t even know our own neighbor,” he said.

Jakarta Population and Civil Registration Agency data reveals that, of 7.5 million residents in 2007, only 27.36 percent were Betawi.

The agency recorded most Betawi people worked in the informal sector as motorcycle taxi (ojek) drivers, land middlemen or street vendors.

“Most of us [Betawi natives] are left behind in terms of education and economy,” he said.

Due to the lack of employment opportunities, he added, coupled with poor levels of education, some of his former Betawi neighbors had sold their homes in Jakarta and moved to satellite cities like Depok for a lower cost of living.

Another Betawi native, Roiyah, 70, shared a similar view on the poor competitiveness of the locals.

“Most of the newcomers have better jobs and standards of living compared to native Betawi,” she said.

“But not all of us. There are some who are successful,” she said, pointing out Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo as a “good” Betawi breed.

The influx of newcomers, however, is not always seen as a threat to the natives.

Zayadi, 47, saw positive side of Jakarta being a melting pot of various ethnic groups.

“There are many things that we can learn from the newcomers,” he said.

He recalled a meeting with a person from Padang, West Sumatra, who encouraged him to attend a training class that helped him get a job at a private company for almost 10 years.

“Since then, he and I have been like brothers,” he said, adding if they kept themselves exclusive they would never progress.

Betawi historian from University of Indonesia JJ Rizal said problems faced by Betawi have not much changed since colonial era.

“They are second-class citizens in their own land.

“You can see from how Betawi people live in the villages behind luxurious houses of newcomers, their [living] condition is exactly the same since the colonial era,” he told the Post.

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