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. …

Monday, August 2, 2010

An Outpost of Java on the Caribbean, Suriname Reaches Out to Indonesia

Jakarta Globe, Ismira Lutfia, August 01, 2010

Javanese cultural heritage is so deeply entrenched in the Republic of Suriname, a former Dutch plantation colony in South America, that the traditional theater styles of wayang and ludruk are routinely performed there.

“Javanese customs are more rooted there than they are here,” said Atmidjan Sastro, a Suriname-born Indonesian who was one of the first Javanese people repatriated from Suriname in 1954.

“Javanese cultural performances are part of our daily entertainment and they are not held only for ceremonial or presentation purposes,” he said at the sidelines of an event commemorating 120 years of Javanese migration to Suriname at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah mall on Sunday.

He said Javanese dishes remained the most popular in the country, and were commonly cooked in home kitchens.

Atmidjan was born to Javanese parents who immigrated to Suriname to work as plantation workers when Indonesia was still a Dutch colony. In 1954, he was one of the 1,008 Indonesians there who chose to repatriate to the newly independent Indonesia.

He endured the one-month sea voyage from Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname, to Teluk Bayur Port in Padang, West Sumatra, where returnees were promised parcels of land by the new Indonesian government to start their new lives in the country.

“However, things did not work out so well in my new life here and in 1967 I returned to Suriname and lived there until 2005,” the 80-year-old said. Atmidjan started a business importing Indonesian products for the Javanese-descended community there.

“I even organized some concerts and performances by Javanese artists there,” he said.

Suriname’s government includes four ministers and a parliamentary head who are of Javanese descent, said Angelic Caroline Alihusain-del Castilho, the ambassador to Indonesia.

Other evidence of Javanese cultural heritage in Suriname includes one television and two radio stations owned by Javanese descendants, who make up 15 percent of the nearly 500,000 population, according to Juviano Ribeiro, of Indonesia’s South American and Caribbean directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“They even use Javanese language in broadcasting some of their programs,” Juviano said, adding that the idea to celebrate the migration’s history originated from the Javanese community in Suriname and was related to the 35th anniversary of Suriname independence, 65th anniversary of Indonesian independence and the 10th Indonesian Fair trade show, held annually in Suriname.

“We are focusing on how to improve economic ties between the two countries even though our trade deals are relatively small — about three or four containers in a year,” Juviano said, adding that most of the bilateral trade was still done through independent brokers.

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