Asean Summit, Malaysia on Nov 21, 1015

Asean Summit, Malaysia  on Nov 21, 1015
Asean Establishes Landmark Economic and Security Bloc
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) - Text version)

“….. Here is the prediction: China will turn North Korea loose soon. The alliance will dissolve, or become stale. There will be political upheaval in China. Not a coup and not a revolution. Within the inner circles of that which you call Chinese politics, there will be a re-evaluation of goals and monetary policy. Eventually, you will see a break with North Korea, allowing still another dictator to fall and unification to occur with the south. ….”

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

North Korean defector criticises China in rare Beijing talk

North Korean defector criticises China in rare Beijing talk
North Korean defector and activist Hyeonseo Lee, who lives in South Korea, poses as she presents her book 'The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story' in Beijing on March 26, 2016 (AFP Photo/Fred Dufour)

US under fire in global press freedom report

"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. …

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Iran's women see no progress under Rouhani

Deutsche Welle, 13 March 2014

Women's rights groups were hoping that the status quo of oppression and discrimination against women in Iran would ease under President Hassan Rouhani. But any improvement for women has been minimal.

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton's talks with human rights activists during her recent visit to Iran has sparked ongoing protests this week by hardliners in front of the Austrian Embassy in Tehran, which had arranged the meeting between Ashton and a small group of female human rights activists on International Women's Day.

The government of President Hassan Rouhani distanced itself from the meeting, with foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham saying it didn't "help relations between Iran and Europe." Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani called Ashton's meeting "contrary to the security and interests of the country."

Analysts say this type of backlash from the conservative camp was to be expected.

"These women have been a thorn in the side of the regime," Faraz Sanei, Iran researcher with Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa division, told DW. "They haven't shut up when the authorities wanted them to and they continue to do their work."

The women Ashton met with included well-known activist Narges Mohammadi, vice president of the Defenders of Human Rights Center headed by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi. Also present in the meeting was Gohar Eshghi, the mother of Iranian blogger Sattar Beheshti who died in jail a few days after he was arrested in 2012 over a blog critical of the government. "Gohar Eshghi continues to actively pursue clarification of her son's death, as she feels she has nothing to lose," Sanei said.

An uphill battle for women's rights

Ashton discussed Iran's nuclear program
 and ties between the country and the
EU with Rouhani
Rouhani had pledged during his election campaign that the discrimination between men and women would be eliminated in all social arenas in his administration. He has in fact appointed a few women to key positions, such as Afkham at the Foreign Affairs Ministry or the vice president for legal affairs.

But a new report presented by UN chief Ban Ki-moon earlier this week showed that Iran was doing too little to improve its human rights record. There have been more executions, higher detentions of regime opponents and greater discrimination against women. Numerous women's rights defenders are being threatened, sentenced or imprisoned in Iran.

"Human rights defenders and women's rights activists continue to face arrest and persecution," the report of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in Iran said. "Women are subject to discrimination, entrenched both in law and in practice." The report, which is to be presented to the UN Human Rights Council on March 26, has been condemned by Iranian officials.

The progress being made on the nuclear dispute gives the impression of improving relations between Iran and the western world. There have been hopes that the more open the political climate in Iran becomes, the more active Iran's civil society - including women's participation in it - will become. But, perhaps hesitant to antagonize powerful hardliners, Rouhani has not made the significant reforms that moderate voters had hoped for.

"Rouhani has talked a good talk on what he feels women's role in civil society should be," Sanei said. "But he is not going to put himself out on a limb. He is merely nibbling at the periphery."

Taking advantage of female brain power

There are several examples of discriminatory laws mentioned in the UN report. The revised Islamic Penal Code, which came into force in June 2013, says that women's testimony in a court of law is half that of a man's, and a woman's life half that of a man's. The Civil Code of the Islamic Republic of Iran provides for the marriage of girls at age 13.

The majority of university graduates
in Iran are women
Nonetheless, Rouhani has at least publicly made some statements on women's rights and has said he wanted a politically more open Iran. And, for the first time in five years, a permit was issued in Tehran allowing people to celebrate International Women's Day.

There have been smaller pockets of progress for women, for example initiatives to promote jobs for women in government and the private sector for the high numbers of extremely well-educated women in the country. It is precisely educated women who are hardest hit by the laws stifling women's rights.

"There is a huge disconnect between these laws and reality," Sanei said. "The majority of graduates from universities around the country are women. So this relatively educated pool of women comes out [after graduation] and faces all these barriers and restrictions in society."

The Global Gender Gap Report by the World Economic Forum in 2013 ranked Iran at 130 out of 136 countries, down three places from last year. According to the report, Iran has the lowest female representation in the labor forces and the lowest estimated female income in the region.

"Countries and companies can be competitive only if they develop, attract and retain the best talent, both male and female," the executive chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab writes in the preface to the Gender Gap Report. The loosening of sanctions as a result of progress in the nuclear conflict with Iran will result in the economy picking up speed. But without the female workforce, Iran will not be able to reach its full potential.

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