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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, December 29, 2010

Press Council: 25 violence against journalist cases in 2010

Antara News, Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Press Council (Dewan Pers) has recorded 25 cases of violence against journalists during 2010, a spokesman said.

The violence occurred in the form of acts of intimidation, destruction of reporting equipment, vandalization of media offices, acts of sabotage , confinement, physical maltreatment and murder, Agus Sudibyo, head of the Press Council`s unit for complaints and ethics enforcement, said here Wednesday.

"The number of cases of violence against journalists has increased and according to the Legal Aid Institute for Media it is even the worst on record," he said.

Agus, who was accompanied by Press Council Chief Bagir Manan and Vice Chief Bambang Harymurty said data obtained by the Council showed the perpetrators were people of different backgrounds and included public figures like artists, government office staff, ordinary citizens and hoodlums.

But the Council had also noted that in some cases, the violence occurred after provocation by press workers who had violated professional principles and the journalistic code of ethics.

According to Agus, the causes of the violence varied but in general it had happened because press freedom and journalists` safety were not yet being protected optimally.

Bagir Manan said the violence against media workers had happened because of the arbitrariness of people in power and because of people`s resentment at having their affairs exposed to the public.

"From the journalistic viewpoint, it is all a consequence of the practice of press freedom. On the one hand, the freedom enables journalists to publish information with a minimum of restrictions but on the other there are people who can`t accept such freedom," Bagir said.

The Council opined that the risks to journalists` safety were still a serious problem in Indonesia and the government should pay greater attention to the increasing phenomenon of violence and criminal acts against the media and its workers.

The Council called on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to show more serious concern about abuse against journalists.

"It`s the government`s duty to make sure that the principles of press freedom are truly enforced and the safety of media workers is ensured," Agus said.

Agus said the law enforcing agencies should prove their commitment to respect for press freedom by investigating the crimes that had been committed against Indonesian journalists because the agencies` firmness could inform society that violence against media workers was unlawful.

Nevertheless, Agus added, the cases of violence should also motivate media companies to show their responsibility by providing their journalists with comprehensive understanding about journalistic professionalism and ethics.

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