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. …

Saturday, December 7, 2013

WTO Salvages Bali Trade Deal

Jakarta Globe – AFP, Francezka Nangoy & Tito Summa Siahaan, December 7, 2013

WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo of Brazil delivers a speech during the
 opening of the Ninth World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference
in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Dec. 3 2013. (EPA Photo/Made Nagi)

Nusa Dua, Bali. World Trade Organization members on Saturday approved a last-minute plan for a trade deal that could boost the global economy by $1 trillion, securing a new lease on life or the organization.

“It is so agreed,” Indonesian Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan told delegates, following tough negotiations that stretched into the early hours of the morning.

After a cliff-hanger end to the midnight-to-dawn meeting, following protracted negations with India and eleventh-hour objections from Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia, the conference accepted the Bali Package — a set of trade liberalizations contained in ten documents.

The accord included commitments to facilitate trade by simplifying customs procedures.

The United States and India “embraced” the deal after a longstanding disagreement on agricultural subsides.

“For the first time in our history the WTO has truly delivered,” exhausted-looking WTO director-general Roberto Azevedo said at the closing ceremony. “We will now be able to move forward… This is an important stepping stone to the completion of Doha Development Agenda.”

The Doha Development Agenda, a broad-based agreement to lower trade barriers, has been stalled since 2008.

Today’s Bali agreement falls far short of the WTO’s lofty but elusive vision of tearing down all trade barriers around the world. But Azevedo said it would have important symbolic value for the trade body’s hopes of reviving Doha.

Critics of the WTO argue that the organization upholds double standards for its developed and developing members and may hurt food security and job creation in some countries.

Additional reporting from AFP

An emotional Roberto Azevedo is comforted during the
 closing ceremony of the WTO talks. Photograph: Edgar

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