United Nations Declaration (Articles 1 - 30):

Article 1: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2: Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Incoming UN chief names three women to top posts

Incoming UN chief names three women to top posts
Nigerian Minister of the Environment Amina Mohammed, seen in 2015, will be the UN's number two official (AFP Photo/Mireya ACIERTO)

Sustainable Development
"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.) -
"The Timing of the Great Shift" – Mar 21, 2009 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Text version)

“ … 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 Declaration of Human Freedom

Archangel Michael (Via Steve Beckow), Feb. 19, 2011

Every being is a divine and eternal soul living in a temporal body. Every being was alive before birth and will live after death.

Every soul enters into physical life for the purpose of experience and education, that it may, in the course of many lifetimes, learn its true identity as a fragment of the Divine.

Life itself is a constant process of spiritual evolution and unfoldment, based on free choice, that continues until such time as we realize our true nature and return to the Divine from which we came.

No soul enters life to serve another, except by choice, but to serve its own purpose and that of the Divine from which it came.

All life is governed by natural and universal laws which precede and outweigh the laws of humanity. These laws, such as the law of karma, the law of attraction, and the law of free will, are decreed by God to order existence and assist each person to achieve life’s purpose.

No government can or should survive that derives its existence from the enforced submission of its people or that denies its people their basic rights and freedoms.

Life is a movement from one existence to another, in varied venues throughout the universe and in other universes and dimensions of existence. We are not alone in the universe but share it with other civilizations, most of them peace-loving, many of whom are more advanced than we are, some of whom can be seen with our eyes and some of whom cannot.

The evidence of our five senses is not the final arbiter of existence. Humans are spiritual as well as physical entities and the spiritual side of life transcends the physical. God is a Spirit and the final touchstone of God’s Truth is not physical but spiritual. The Truth is to be found within.

God is one and, because of this, souls are one. They form a unity. They are meant to live in peace and harmony together in a “common unity” or community. The use of force to settle affairs runs contrary to natural law. Every person should have the right to conduct his or her own affairs without force, as long as his or her choices do not harm another.

No person shall be forced into marriage against his or her will. No woman shall be forced to bear or not bear children, against her will. No person shall be forced to hold or not hold views or worship in a manner contrary to his or her choice. Nothing vital to existence shall be withheld from another if it is within the community’s power to give.

Every person shall retain the ability to think, speak, and act as they choose, as long as they not harm another. Every person has the right to choose, study and practice the education and career of their choice without interference, provided they not harm another.

No one has the right to kill another. No one has the right to steal from another. No one has the right to force himself or herself upon another in any way.

Any government that harms its citizens, deprives them of their property or rights without their consent, or makes offensive war upon its neighbors, no matter how it misrepresents the situation, has lost its legitimacy. No government may govern without the consent of its people. All governments are tasked with seeing to the wellbeing of their citizens. Any government which forces its citizens to see to its own wellbeing without attending to theirs has lost its legitimacy.

Men and women are meant to live fulfilling lives, free of want, wherever they wish and under the conditions they desire, providing their choices do not harm another and are humanly attainable.

Children are meant to live lives under the beneficent protection of all, free of exploitation, with unhindered access to the necessities of life, education, and health care.

All forms of exploitation, oppression, and persecution run counter to universal and natural law. All disagreements are meant to be resolved amicably.

Any human law that runs counter to natural and universal law is invalid and should not survive. The enactment or enforcement of human law that runs counter to natural and universal law brings consequences that cannot be escaped, in this life or another. While one may escape temporal justice, one does not escape divine justice.

All outcomes are to the greater glory of God and to God do we look for the fulfillment of our needs and for love, peace, and wisdom. So let it be. Aum/Amen.

Pope Francis arrives for historic first US visit

Pope Francis arrives for historic first US visit
Pope Francis laughs alongside US President Barack Obama upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, on September 22, 2015, on the start of a 3-day trip to Washington (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

Today's doodle in the U.S. celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech on its 50th anniversary (28 Aug 2013)

'Love is love': Obama lauds gay marriage activists in hailing 'a victory for America'

'Love is love': Obama lauds gay marriage activists in hailing 'a victory for America'
The White House released this image, of the building colored like the rainbow flag, on Facebook following the supreme court’s ruling. Photograph: Facebook

Same-sex marriage around the world

"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. …

Merkel says Turkey media crackdown 'highly alarming'

Merkel says Turkey media crackdown 'highly alarming'
Reporters Without Borders labels Erdogan as 'enemy of press freedom'

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The bind facing Turkey over "Islamic State"

The Turkish government is under pressure to react to "Islamic State" fighters using the country as a transition point on the way to Syria. The US would like to build a global anti-IS alliance, but Turkey is hesitant.

Deutsche Welle, 9 Sep 2014

When "Islamic State" (IS) militants took the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June, diplomats in its Turkish consulate hesitated for too long. The jihadists surrounded the post, threatening to shoot. IS took hostage 49 people, among them diplomats, consular staff and their family members, some of them children.

The Turkish government imposed a news embargo to prevent a public debate about the kidnapping, but details seeped through all the same. According to the main opposition CHP party, the hostages are held in three separate groups to complicate liberation attempts. The Davutoglu government says it is aware of the hostages' whereabouts, but their return to Turkey is not expected anytime soon.

Ankara underestimated IS

Initially, Ankara regarded IS as a group opposed both to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and to Kurdish attempts at autonomy in Syria, but other than that, Turkey didn't really take the IS seriously, columnist Rusen Cakir writes in the country's "Vatan" newspaper. In the framework of Turkey's support for Assad's opponents, extremist groups like the Islamic State benefited from the fact that Turkish authorities turned something of a blind eye to movements along its border with Syria.

Muslim insurgents seized
control of Mosul in June
As a result, fighters from the Mideast, the Caucasus and the West managed to travel to Syria - where they joined IS or other Islamist militant groups - via Turkey. Weapons found their way to Syria on the same route.

Arms, militants and diesel

The West is partly to blame for the fresh supply of foreign fighters for IS, an expert in Ankara told Deutsche Welle. Faced with 30 million tourists every year, it is impossible for Turkish security authorities to know who is posing as a tourist while actually headed to war, Celalettin Lekesiz, the governor of Turkey's Hatay border province, said in a report that emerged in the press earlier this year. Often IS fighters enter Turkey legally with EU passports, he wrote, adding that they are then taken across the border to Syria in small groups. A 20-year-old German IS fighter was arrested last week in the attempt to cross from Turkey to Syria.

While fighters and weapons make their way to Syria via Turkey, tons of diesel fuel from IS-controlled areas in Syria are smuggled to Turkey, hidden on trucks, in plastic pipelines and plastic barrels. The Turkish Army reportedly confiscated more than 15 tons of diesel from Syria in the border region within a two-week period. According to media reports, the diesel shipments net the Islamic State militants up to $15 million (11.59 million euros) per month.

Revising opinions

But Turkey's attitude toward IS is changing: not only has the jihadists' advance in Iraq hurt Turkish exports to the region, Turkey's western partners are also increasingly vocal in their criticism of Ankara's lackadaisical handling of the militant group. The Turkish government also fears that IS could launch terror attacks on Turkey, said analyst Sinan Ülgen, head of the Istanbul-based EDAM think tank.

Hagel and Erdogan: No definite promises
As a result, Ankara has increased controls of its 900-kilometer-long border with Syria. The Turkish government has also significantly expanded entry bans for alleged foreign jihadists from about 1,000 people at the start of the year to 5,300 six months later, Ülgen said.

Hostage situation hampers Ankara

Experts like Ülgen suggest Turkish and western intelligence services work more closely together. Apart from that, the Mosul kidnappings have put Ankara out of action as far as further steps against IS are concerned, for instance in the military sector, columnist Cakir writes.

In effect, the group is using the hostages to keep Turkey from taking decisive steps against the militia. "Turkey's hands are bound," said Serdar Erdurmaz, an expert on the region at Hasan Kalyoncu University in Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey. "One wrong movement and the hostages could die," he told DW, adding that politicians in Ankara would not take any risks now, in the wake of the extremists' decapitation videos.

Shaky role in anti-IS alliance

Turkey with its long borders with Syria and Iraq could play a key role in a global anti-IS alliance. But concern about the lives of the hostages and Turkish tolerance toward militant groups like IS in past years makes its embrace of that role doubtful. For a long time, Turkish government politicians were confident they could control organizations like IS, a Western diplomat in Turkey told DW, adding, "That is now coming back to haunt them."

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday in Ankara, called Turkey an essential partner in the fight against IS. It appears Erdogan refrained from giving Hagel concrete promises. But according to media reports, Turkey is allowing the US to use Incirlik Air Base, about 100 kilometers west of the Syrian border, for unarmed reconnaissance flights over Iraq, while combat missions from Turkish territory are prohibited.

The US expects Ankara will continue to keep a low profile concerning active help, Hagel indicated following his talks with Erdogan. "Each country has its own separate limitations, its own separate political dimensions," Hagel said. "We have to respect those."

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