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)

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. …

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

At World Culture Forum, a Call for Openness and Understanding

Jakarta Globe, Ezra Sihite, November 26, 2013

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono greets Nobel laureate Amartya Sen at
the first World Culture Forum in Bali on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. (JG Photo/
Afriadi Hikmal)

Nusa Dua. Delegates from 45 countries have come together for the first World Culture Forum in Bali, an event organized by the Indonesia’s Education and Culture Ministry and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, aimed at promoting culture as key in the establishment of sustainable ties and development among nations.

“We already have a World Economic Forum and the World Social Forum for critical discussions on globalization and all its aspects. However, we are yet to have a global forum for meaningful dialogues on the importance of culture,” said President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the opening of the WCF on Monday.

“This forum will discuss in depth how culture can contribute to achieving sustainable development.”

He said the WCF would serve as a platform on which nations could build mutual understanding as well as better appreciate cultural diversity.

“This World Culture Forum is designed to complement and strengthen existing initiatives, including those under the framework of UNESCO,” Yudhoyono said, highlighting that the platform should also contribute in boosting local and national cultural communities to grow amid globalization.

According to the organizers, the forum has drawn up to 800 participants from 45 different countries.

“There are also 17 government ministers [from different countries],” Education Minister Mohammad Nuh said, adding that he hoped the forum would provide room for nations to exchange information on their cultures.

Also present at the event was Indian economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, as well as prominent Indian-American journalist Fareed Zakaria, who were invited as keynote speakers, among other panelists.

During his opening speech, Yudhoyono emphasized that culture should become an important source of income for citizens of a nation.

He cited a UN report that showed that cultural and creative industries represented one of the most rapidly expanding sectors in the global economy with a growth rate reaching 9.7 percent in Asia, 13.9 percent in Africa, 17.6 percent in the Middle East, 11.9 percent in South America and 4.3 percent in North and Central America.

“Indonesia has taken a number of measures to make culture a driver of sustainable development. This includes the development of sustainable cultural tourism and cultural infrastructure,” he said.

Additionally, the president said that culture was also critical for nations to maintain stability and order, elements important to development efforts.

“Today, there are countries which remain under conflict … therefore, nurturing a culture of peace is essential to achieving sustainable development,” he said.

Nuh echoed Yudhoyono’s statements and said culture could be used as a tool to tackle various social issues.

“Through culture, people will live life in harmony,” he said.

According to Nuh, the idea of holding a World Culture Forum was first conceived in 2005.

The event, he said, is hoped to promote culture not only as an element of social connectivity but also as a supporting element to strengthen globalization.

UNESCO director general Irina Bokova expressed her support for the event, emphasizing the importance of culture in today’s civilization.

“People will not be able to function without culture,” she said, noting the public’s role in sustainable development.

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