Council of Europe (CoE) - European Human Rights Court - founding fathers (1949)

Council of Europe (CoE) - European Human Rights Court - founding fathers (1949)
French National Assembly head Edouard Herriot and British Foreign minister Ernest Bevin surrounded by Italian, Luxembourg and other delegates at the first meeting of Council of Europe's Consultative Assembly in Strasbourg, August 1949 (AFP Photo)

EU founding fathers signed 'blank' Treaty of Rome (1957)

EU founding fathers signed 'blank' Treaty of Rome (1957)
The Treaty of Rome was signed in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, one of the Renaissance palaces that line the Michelangelo-designed Capitoline Square in the Italian capital

Shuttered: EU ditches summit 'family photo'

Shuttered: EU ditches summit 'family photo'
EU leaders pose for a family photo during the European Summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels on June 28, 2016 (AFP Photo/JOHN THYS)

Merkel says fall of Wall proves 'dreams can come true'


“ … 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.)


"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, December 23, 2013

Pussy Riot punk freed from Russian prison

Google – AFP, Maria Antonova (AFP), 23 December 2013

Maria Alyokhina, jailed member of the all-girl punk band "Pussy Riot", sits in
a glass-walled cage in a court in Moscow, August 8, 2012 (AFP/File, Natalia
Kolesnikova)

Moscow — Russia on Monday freed one of the jailed members of punk band Pussy Riot whose almost two-year incarceration for a performance against President Vladimir Putin prompted global outrage.

The release of Maria Alyokhina from her prison in the city of Nizhny Novgorod under a Kremlin-backed amnesty was expected to be followed by that of her bandmate Nadezhda Tolokonnikova from detention in Siberia.

Their release comes just three days after the shock pardoning and liberation of anti-Kremlin tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, which many saw as a bid by Putin to improve Russia's image ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics that it is hosting in Sochi in February.

Protesters demonstrate against the prison
 sentences given to members of the Russian
 band Pussy Riot, as well as against human
 rights abuses in Russia on November 25,
2013 in Rome (AFP/File, Filippo Monteforte)
Showing she had lost none of her fighting spirit during her incarceration, Alyokhina used her first interview after her release to slam the amnesty as a mere publicity stunt, and said that she would have preferred to remain in prison.

"I don't think it's an amnesty, it's a profanation," she told the Dozhd television channel, saying it only applied to a tiny minority of convicts. "I don't think the amnesty is a humanitarian act, I think it's a PR stunt."

"If I had a choice to refuse (the amnesty), I would" have done so, she said.
Whisked away to freedom

Alyohkina's release was marked by the same kind of security that marked that of Khodorkovsky, who was not seen until he touched down at a Berlin airport on Friday afternoon.

After receiving her documents, she was apparently whisked away from the prison by its administration without speaking with the media after the highly-anticipated release, her lawyer said.

"Today around 9:00 am (0500 GMT) she walked out to freedom," said the spokeswoman of the prison service in Nizhny Novgorod Yelena Nikishova.

"I don't know what her further plans are," she told AFP.

Her lawyer Irina Khrunova said penal colony administration apparently drove the 25-year-old out of the colony to avoid a media frenzy right near prison walls.

Alyokhina later surfaced in an office of a local human rights NGO Committee Against Torture and made her first phonecalls.

"Yes, she is here, she is speaking with rights activists," said the receptionist at the NGO.

Reporters waiting for Alyokhina by her colony number two in Nizhny Novgorod did not get a chance to speak with her right after she was whisked away.

A banner calls for the release of the jailed
 members of the Russian band Pussy Riot
 on September 28, 2013 in Prague, Czech
Republic (AFP/File, Michal Cizek)
"They didn't hand her over to her lawyer, probably to avoid a media frenzy," Khrunova said.

She added that Alyokhina's bandmate Tolokonnikova, 24, who is staying at a prison hospital in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, will also likely be freed Monday.

Rebels with a cause

The pair and fellow activist Yekaterina Samutsevich were convicted on charges of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred after staging a "punk prayer" in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in February 2012.

The performance came just ahead of Putin's re-election to the Kremlin in polls in March 2012 and protested the Orthodox Church's support of the Russian strongman during the campaign.

All were arrested in early March 2012. Samutsevich was later freed on appeal with a suspended sentence, but Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina were sent to faraway penal colonies to serve their two-year terms.

Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova, whose sentences would have run out in early March, were granted the amnesty last week after parliament approved a Kremlin-backed bill.

"I'm really happy that she is out, but I don't know why she was freed in such a mysterious way, maybe it was because there was a crowd of press" Samutsevich told Dozhd.

Jailed member of the all-girl punk band
"Pussy Riot," Nadezhda Tolokonnikova,
stands in court Zubova Polyana, in the
Republic of Mordovia, April 26, 2013
(AFP/File, Maksim Blinov)
"If she wants to be involved in human rights activities that is great, but the main thing is that she is fine and healthy," she added.

"Hurray! Just spoke with Masha (Alyokhina) by phone! She is finally completely free," tweeted Tolokonnikova's husband Pyotr Verzilov, as he waited for his wife's release.

Their jailing turned them from little-known feminist punks who staged a handful of guerrilla performances in Moscow to the stars of a global cause celebre symbolising the repression of civil dissent under Putin.

They received support from luminaries ranging from Madonna to Yoko Ono to Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.

The case also polarised Russian society, with Orthodox conservatives regularly getting into fights with Pussy Riot supporters during the trial, and even staging rallies of their own.

The Kremlin amnesty has affected the young women as they are both mothers of young children. The measure also specifically listed their charge of hooliganism as a criteria for release.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova speaks to the media upon
 her release from prison in Krasnoyarsk. Photograph: 
Alexander Roslyakov/AP


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