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. …

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Aceh residents use #KoinUntukAustralia campaign to offer to repay Australian aid

Province reacts in outrage to Australian PM Tony Abbott linking the gift of $1bn in aid after 2005 tsunami to a clemency bid for Australians on death row

The Guardian, Kate Lamb, in Jakarta, 21 February 2015

Banda Aceh, January 18, 2005. Acehnese have protested at the Australian prime
 minister’s attempt to link his country’s donations to the tsunami-hit province with
a clemency appeal for two Australians on death row. Photograph: Max Blenkin/AAP

Enraged citizens from the tsunami-ravaged province of Aceh, Indonesia, have started a movement to collect coins to “pay back Australia” in a backlash against provocative statements by the Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott.

Venting their anger on Twitter under the hashtag #KoinUntukAustralia, or Coins for Australia, Acehnese have taken to the social network in droves to lambast the Australian leader.

Posting a photo of a 1,000 rupiah coin (worth less than 10 cents in Australia) stuck to a piece of paper with six zeros cheekily added next to it, one Twitter user Nikita Paradisa asked: “Is it enough? Ur bank account please, Mr Tony Abbott.”

As diplomatic efforts have ramped up to save Australians Andrew Chan, 31, and Myuran Sukumaran, 33, from imminently facing an Indonesian firing squad, Abbott controversially suggested that Indonesia should “reciprocate” for the $1bn pledged in tsunami aid by sparing the lives of the two Australians.

A notoriously proud people, the Acehnese say the Australian prime minister should be ashamed of his comments and they will gladly return the money.

“We never asked for their aid, they offered it to us as courtesy,” Dina Handayani, 27, a Banda Aceh resident and civil servant told the Guardian.

Conceived initially between friends during a heated discussion at an Aceh coffee shop, postgraduate student Burhanuddin Alkhairy, 26, told the Guardian his friends started the Twitter hashtag as a way to get their message across to the Australia PM.

“We regret the link the Australian prime minister made between tsunami aid and the execution of the drug dealers, they are two very different things,” Alkhairy said. “This is our moral protest to his statement.”

The Acehnese, he said, were angry that Abbott would suggest that aid pledged after the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami – a disaster that killed more than 170,000 people in their province alone – would be offered conditionally and retroactively.

Alkhairy says his group never intended to take to streets and actually collect coins but the movement has inspired others to do just that.

One Muslim Student Action Union group on Friday set up a post in a main street in the capital to collect donations.

“We are ready to return the funds, and we ask that the death penalty continues to save the young generation of Aceh and Indonesia,” said Aziz Darliz, a member of the student group.

Pictures on Twitter showed that collections continued in Banda Aceh on Saturday with volunteers holding boxes with pictures of the Australian flag stuck on the side asking motorists for donations.

“This movement needs to be serious,” said annoyed civil servant Handayani, “It should not just be happening on social media but in real life. We should collect the coins and send them to Abbott.”

Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, has attempted to smooth over any fallout from Abbott’s comments, but in Jakarta the remarks have not been well received either. “Threats are not part of diplomatic language,” was the spiky reply from the foreign ministry earlier this week.

“We do not respond to statements that are emotional, by nature threatening. No,” the Indonesian foreign minister, Retno Marsudi, told reporters at the presidential palace on Friday.

Indonesia has been forced to justify its use of the death penalty, arguing that capital punishment is in line with international law and is necessary to counter the country’s purported “drug emergency”.

Sentenced to death for their role in the Bali Nine heroin trafficking ring, Chan and Sukumaran are next in line to be shot dead by an Indonesian firing squad. The executions were postponed last week, but officials have stressed the delay is only temporary.

Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, said on Friday the executions were delayed for technical reasons only, while the attorney general has emphasised that “nothing whatsoever” will prevent them from going ahead.

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