Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners

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Widodo has pledged to bring reform to Indonesia

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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

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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)

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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)

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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. …

Friday, February 27, 2009

Indonesia rediscovers long-lost hero Sjahrir

The Jakarta Post, Fri, 02/27/2009 2:29 PM

Indonesia will brush the dust of its history books this month to celebrate the 100th birthday of the late Sutan Sjahrir, the notoriously obscure yet influential nationalist, a group of journalists and historians said Thursday.

Sjahrir remains to this day the only prime minister Indonesia has ever had and was a close ally to the country's founding fathers, Sukarno and Hatta.

"Sjahrir achieved enough himself to be called a founding father as well, yet even history teachers nowadays know very little about him," chief editor of the Sinar Harapan daily Aristides Katoppo told a press conference.

He said the once-renowned nationalist preached pluralism and pacifist approaches to conflict resolution, ideas that could be inspiring for todays' politicians and Indonesians citizens on the whole.

A number of institutions will commemorate Sjahrir's 100th birthday on March 5 by staging a series of events about his life.

A photo exhibition documenting his life will commence on Feb. 28, a number of discussions will be held throughout the year and heater performances towards the close of 2009 will round out the celebrations, Sjahrir's daughter Siti Rabyah Parvati Sjahrir said.

Born into a privileged family, Sjahrir paid scant attention to the fight for independence until he was captivated by a fiery speech from Cipto Mangunkusumo, a pro-independence campaigner.

Inspired, he experimented with socialism before joining Hatta and his allies in their struggle to free the country from the colonial rule of the Dutch and Japanese.

Following the success of the independence movement, Sjahrir held various posts, such as prime minister during the country's brief parliamentary era, as well as foreign affairs minister and internal affairs minister. He also played important diplomatic roles during the Netherlands's resurgent attempts to take back control of the nation.

"Sjahrir had definite ideas about peaceful diplomacy and democracy. He was strongly against fascism, racism and militarism," former journalist Rahman Tolleng said, adding that in 1945 the then prime minister condemned the anti-Chinese riots sweeping the nation.

However, after falling out with then President Sukarno in 1950, Sjahrir was ousted from his post as the president's advisor. In 1962, he was arrested without trial along with over 1,000 former independence fighters and imprisoned, where he stayed until he suffered a stroke. He died in 1966 during medical treatment in Switzerland.

Sjahrir's name remained hidden throughout Soeharto's militaristic rule. "We hope we can refresh the public on this great figure, especially as we near the election period." (dis)

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