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. …

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Knowledge Shared Empowers Everyone

Jakarta Globe, Cemara Dinda, February 13, 2014

Library directors from the United States, Germany and Indonesia spokes about
the global ‘Open Access’ movement at @america. (JG Photo/Cemara Dinda)

“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come,” Victor Hugo once said.

The words of the French poet and novelist resonated throughout the digital conference and discussion “Open Access,” held last week at the US cultural center, @america.

Library directors from the United States, Germany, Jakarta, Medan and Surabaya discussed a worldwide movement that can open up doors for knowledge to be shared for all.

Myra Brown from the US Embassy’s library in Jakarta explained that Open Access was “an unrestricted Internet access for scholarly research,” liberated from barriers such as subscription fees to view academic writings.

This has become possible by Creative Commons, a non-profit organization in the United States that enables creativity and knowledge to be shared through copyright licenses that writers and researches are comfortable with. Those who use their work as a reference are therefore free from the tussles of copyright infringement and plagiarism while gaining free access. With an exciting premise.

“Open Access can integrate communities, young people will get a lot of international knowledge, so it’s a win-win situation,” said Christel Mahnke of the Goethe-Institut.

OA’s success in the US and Europe is now being replicated in Indonesia.

Sri Hartinah from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) explained how it had embraced Open Access as LIPI was “all about the disclosure of information and knowledge.”

Formed in 1965, LIPI has encouraged research in Indonesia and is now improving the digitalization and therefore sharing of reports, dissertations and journals.

Jonner Hasugian from the University of North Sumatra showed that Open Access was becoming more visible and accessible.

Programs such as the Technological and Professional Skills Development Project (TPSDP) and Indonesia — Managing Higher Education for Relevance and Efficiency (IMHERE) have improved educational support systems such as libraries and sources for online learning.

“Why put knowledge out on the shelves if it can’t be shared?” Jonner said.

Open Access enables these works of knowledge to be shared by users on the Internet where they can read, copy, download and distribute them.

But authors retain a say on how their works should be treated by not allowing readers to use their work for commercial purposes. It is important to keep that in mind, to avoid confusion and quarrels as who is utilizing the “true” Open Access and who is not.

According to Jonner, those born in the digital era are well on their way to a higher education — what better way to make their long hours researching more bearable than open access to knowledge? So the remaining main challenge of librarians in Indonesia and abroad is to be a partner to researchers, synchronize movements with the government and universities, as to strengthen the impact of Open Access internationally.

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