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. …

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Oscar-tipped 'Leviathan' released in Russia, defying complaints

Yahoo – AFP, Anna Malpas, 5 Feb 2015

Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev has faced criticism that his film
"Leviathan" is "anti-Russian" (AFP Photo/Alexander Utkin)

Moscow (AFP) - Russia's Oscar-tipped "Leviathan" was released in its home country on Thursday, showing on hundreds of screens in a censored version following harsh criticism from officials and Orthodox clerics.

Andrei Zvyagintsev's bleak social drama, widely predicted to win best foreign-language film at this month's Oscars, was released on 650 screens across Russia, several months after it came out in the West.

The film, a searing critique of Vladimir Putin's Russia, was set for release in November but was delayed by a new law banning swearing in cinemas that forced changes to its expletive-littered dialogue.

The release of "Leviathan" was delayed 
due to a new law banning swearing in 
cinemas (AFP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov)
In Russia, the movie, which is banned for anyone under 18, is being shown with all the swear words cut from the soundtrack without beeps. The characters silently mouth the offending words instead.

Despite its Oscar hopes and last month winning Russia's first Golden Globe since the 1960s, the film has faced accusations it is "anti-Russian" and slanted in order to win Western prizes.

Culture minister Vladimir Medinsky -- whose ministry partly funded the film -- complained of its "existential hopelessness" and lack of a "positive hero", accusing the director of caring only for "golden statuettes and red carpets."

Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Vsevolod Chaplin slammed the film as "pessimistic" and "anti-Christian."

'No hyperbole'

Director Zvyagintsev defended his work, saying he simply wanted to tell the truth about Russia.

"This is no hyperbole, it's a reflection of what is happening in the country," the sof-spoken 50-year-old director told AFP.

"You cannot but react to what is going on and respond, without worrying about the consequences for yourself."

The Siberian-born director's haunting debut film "The Return" won the top prize at Venice Film Festival in 2003. He followed with "The Banishment", which won best actor at Cannes and "Elena," which won a Cannes special jury prize.

Producer Alexander Rodnyansky admitted the heated debate over Leviathan had "attracted far more cinemas... than we expected". Its release is comparable to that for a mainstream commercial movie, despite almost no advertising.

"The film has taken on a life that maybe we haven't dreamt of since the Perestroika era," he said, referring to the Soviet period when cinema began to freely show social problems and sex.

Set in a desolate northern town, the film tells the story of a mechanic, played by Alexei Serebryakov, who wages a legal battle with the grossly corrupt local mayor to save his family house.

It shows the drunken mayor scheming with police, judges and prosecutors in his office under a portrait of Putin and drinking tea with loyal Russian Orthodox clerics who assure him he is doing God's work.

The film "has been discussed even by those who haven't watched it and don't plan to," wrote Vedomosti business daily, while Afisha listings magazine called it "the biggest Russian film of the decade."

'Hit right in the heart'

"Leviathan" director Andrey Zvyagintsev
 says he simply wanted to tell the truth
 about Russia (AFP Photo/Alexander Utkin)
The film was leaked online and the makers estimated it had been watched by up to six million people ahead of its Russian release.

"I have the feeling that the film hit right in the bullseye, right in the heart... It seems to me that this film is simply necessary now," Zvyagintsev said recently.,

After a Moscow screening, 23-year-old maths student Alexander praised the film as "very emotional."

"This is about what's going on around us," he said.

"It's a very truthful film," agreed Anastasia, a 30-year-old scientist. "It needs to be shown widely for a long time so that as many people as possible can see it."

Russian film critics have given the film a mixed reception, however.

"Leviathan has a concept but it has no heart," wrote Afisha.

But Profil magazine praised Zvyagintsev's courage in making "such a precise and honest -- and therefore frightening -- statement about today's Russia."

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