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. …

Monday, April 13, 2015

Communist Alliance Urges Release From Death Row for Filipina Veloso

Jakarta Globe, Joe Torres, Apr 12, 2015

Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso, center, of the Philippines. (Reuters Photo/Ignatius Eswe)

Manila. The National Democratic Front of the Philippines, an alliance of communist-led underground organizations in the country, has called on its Indonesian allies to lobby on behalf of a Filipina woman who is facing execution in Yogyakarta.

“We asked our allies [in Indonesia] to mobilize mass organizations to lobby on behalf of Mary Jane [Veloso],” said Connie Ledesma, a member of the NDFP panel negotiating peace with the Philippine government.

Veloso is facing execution in Indonesia after she was convicted of smuggling 2.6 kilograms of heroin in 2010. Her family maintain that she is innocent, saying she was a victim of a drug syndicate.

“[We] will try all that we can to mobilize people, especially in the countryside, to help the family of Mary Jane,” sad Luis Jalandoni, the NDFP chairman.

However, he admitted that the NDF “has limited powers” to pressure the Philippine government to act on Veloso’s case.

“[The government] is not even talking to us about peace,” he said, adding that the case of Veloso should have been included as part of the social and economic reforms agenda of the peace negotiations.

Jalandoni and Ledesma, who live in exile in the Netherlands, are in Manila this month for consultations on the prospects of the resumption of peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the NDFP.

The country’s Catholic bishops, meanwhile, urged Filipinos “to storm the heavens with prayers” to save Veloso.

“At this time, it is important for all of us to be one in prayer to save Jane’s life,” said Bishop Ruperto Santos on Balanga, chairman of the Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People of the bishops’ conference.

“We storm heavens with prayers that she be saved from this tragic fate,” Santos said, adding that people should also pray for government officials to work hard to get a reprieve for Veloso.

Santos said Church leaders in the country join the appeal to Indonesian authorities to spare Veloso the death penalty “because every life is precious as it comes from God.”

The Protestant National Council of Churches in the Philippines has also called on the public to unite in praying and calling on the Indonesian government to heed the appeal by the United Nations for clemency for Veloso.

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday said the government had been doing its best to save Veloso. Spokesman Charles Jose said the Philippine government was considering “all options,” including another appeal before Indonesia’s Supreme Court.

“Veloso’s is yet another case of the Philippine government doing a little too late,” Gary Martinez of the migrant group Migrante told

Veloso was arrested in 2010 and was not assigned a lawyer until the last minute, Martinez noted. “Such had been the Philippine government’s tact, it had so far failed to show transparency or accountability for failing to save the lives of Filipinos on death row,” he said.

Should Veloso’s execution push through, she would be the eighth Filipino executed since 2010 when President Benigno Aquino came to power.

Martinez said it was the most number of executions of Filipinos on death row under one administration since the Philippine labor export policy was implemented in the 1970s.

This story was first published by UCANews and was edited for style by the Jakarta Globe.

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