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Peace Journalism Perspective

EDITORIAL

Prof. Johan Galtung

Reducing Urban Violence

#478 | Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service

World Forum on Urban Violence, Madrid, 19-21 April 2017 - To reduce direct violence in cities we have to move from urban violence culture to an urban peace culture and from urban structural violence to a structure of peace. Street names should not glorify wars and violent heroes but peace and their heroines, often women. Move warrior on horseback monuments close to the cemetery for symbolic burial.

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Other Commentaries

NEWS

Julian Assange Strikes Back at CIA Director and Talks Trump, Russia, and Hillary Clinton

Jeremy Scahill – The Intercept

19 Apr 2017 - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is hitting back at Trump’s CIA director Mike Pompeo following a speech last week in which Pompeo accused WikiLeaks of being a “hostile nonstate intelligence agency” operating outside of the protections of the First Amendment.

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BY TRANSCEND MEMBERS

International Collaboration to End Violence

Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

24 Apr 2017 - While much of the world is engulfed in violence of one sort or another (whether violence in the home or on the street, exploitation, ecological destruction or war), a global network of individuals and organizations is committed to ending this violence in all of its manifestations. Here is an outline of what some of these individual signatories of 'The People's Charter to Create a Nonviolent World' are doing. You are welcome to join them.

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Korea: Challenge and Response

René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service

In a message to the UN Secretary-General, as President of the Association of World Citizens, I stressed that a crisis can also be an opportunity for strong initiatives and action. Citizens of the World call for speedy and creative action to meet the challenge of growing Korean tensions with a response of cooperation and reconciliation.

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Palestine’s Nelson Mandela

Uri Avnery | Gush Shalom – TRANSCEND Media Service

22 Apr 2017 - I have a confession to make: I like Marwan Barghouti. I have visited him at his modest Ramallah home several times. During our conversations, we discussed Israeli-Palestinian peace. Our ideas were the same: to create the State of Palestine next to the State of Israel, and to establish peace between the two states, with open borders and cooperation. I am waiting for the day when I can visit Marwan again as a free man in his home in Ramallah. Even more so if Ramallah is, by that time, a town in the free State of Palestine.

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A Lexicon of Polity “State” Descriptors ©

Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. - TRANSCEND Media Service

I sought to identify and list adjectives describing nations, states, and institutions. Adjectives are powerful words used to modify or describe a noun; they help convey or enhance the noun’s possible meanings and impact. We use adjectives many times a day to communicate our feelings or attitudes about a topic. It isn’t enough to discuss a topic, we benefit from immersing the topic in adjectives.

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The Zookeeper’s Wife: Reflections on Past and Present

Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service

I do honor the memory of the Holocaust as a prime experience of unrestrained evil, forever a source of mourning and foreboding, and acknowledge that I have a certain degree of ‘survivor guilt’ having been so arbitrarily spared despite my ethnic eligibility for the gas chamber. At the same time, I refuse to defer to that past by disregarding present evil, no matter the perpetrator. The Palestinian experience of victimization is severe, prolonged, ongoing, without an end in sight.

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Celebrating the Fifth of May

Howard Richards – TRANSCEND Media Service

If you have successfully freed your twenty-first century mind from enslavement to the jurisprudence of the eighteenth century, you will have no trouble accepting the cancellation of debts. If you are a realist about the evolution of the human species on the planet earth, you will see necessary or desirable debt cancellation as just another adjustment of culture to its physical functions.

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Day of Mother Earth – 22 April

Rene Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service

In traditional Indian culture, according to texts as early as the Vedas, the Earth is home to all living species that inhabit it and must not be excluded as they all contribute to the planet's welfare and preservation. Therefore, human beings must contribute to the web of life of which they are a part and find ways of using the elements to produce food without damaging other life forms as far as possible.

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March for Science Puts Earth Day Focus on Global Opposition to Trump

Oliver Milman – The Guardian

More than 600 marches held around the world, with organizers saying science ‘under attack’ from a White House that dismisses the threat of climate change. • Why March for Science? Because when it is attacked, only elites benefit

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The Earth versus Capitalism

Belen Fernandez – Al Jazeera

Unfortunately, as of Earth Day 2017, capitalism is winning the war it has been waging against the planet.

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ACTIVISM

The Price of Resistance

Chris Hedges – Truthdig

Talk That Chris Hedges Gave on 17 April 2017 at Princeton University - In the conflicts I covered as a reporter in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans, I encountered singular individuals of varying creeds, religions, races and nationalities who majestically rose up to defy the oppressor on behalf of the oppressed. Some of them are dead. Some of them are forgotten. Most of them are unknown.

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Cybersecurity for the People: How to Protect Your Privacy at a Protest

Micah Lee and Lauren Feeney – The Intercept

21 Apr 2017- Planning on going to a protest? You might not be aware that just by showing up, you can open yourself up to certain privacy risks — police often spy on protesters, and the smartphones they carry, and no matter how peaceful the demonstration, there’s always a chance that you could get detained or arrested, and your devices could get searched. Watch this video for tips on how to prepare your phone before you go to a protest, how to safely communicate with your friends and document the event, and what to do if you get detained or arrested.

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IN FOCUS

Why the Donald Should Cool It on N. Korea – The Fat Boy Can’t Even Deliver His “Little Boy”

David Stockman | Lew Rockwell – TRANSCEND Media Service

When hostilities broke out between the two Korean sides in June 1950, Washington instantly transformed it into a proxy war against the Soviet Union and its fledgling ally in China, which had just fallen under Mao’s control the previous year. As Truman baldly put it, he was not going to lose another country to the “reds”… Yes, the pursuit of empire weaves a wretched plot, as it has on the Korean littoral for 67 years running.

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BIG BROTHER / SPYING / SURVEILLANCE / WHISTLEBLOWING

Vault 7: Weeping Angel

WikiLeaks – TRANSCEND Media Service

Today, April 21st 2017, WikiLeaks publishes the User Guide for CIA's "Weeping Angel" tool - an implant designed for Samsung F Series Smart Televisions. Based on the "Extending" tool from MI5/BTSS, the implant is designed to record audio from the built-in microphone and egress or store the data.

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Major Leak Suggests NSA Was Deep in Middle East Banking System

Andy Greenberg | WIRED – TRANSCEND Media Service

Friday [14 Apr] morning, the Shadow Brokers published documents that—if legitimate—show just how thoroughly US intelligence has compromised elements of the global banking system. Also included in the data dump, as in previous Shadow Brokers releases, are a load of fresh hacking tools, this time targeting a slew of Windows versions.

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AFRICA

Africa’s Anti-Malaria Efforts Face a New Hurdle – Drug and Insecticide Resistance

Andrew Githeko – The Conversation

20 Apr 2017 - The resistance of malaria parasites to antimalarial drugs and insecticides is a growing global public health concern. Dr Andrew Githeko explains how African countries can maintain the effectiveness of existing malaria control strategies as they work towards its elimination.

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ANGLO AMERICA

Who Will Tell the People (That Fascism Has Come to America)?

Gary G. Kohls, MD | Duty to Warn – TRANSCEND Media Service

When Corporations Rule the World, Thank the CIA and the Media Disinformation Campaign - “Who will tell the people that free speech is a ruse The corporations run the country and then they make the news Is it media or mind control, heroic victories or crimes Who will tell the people that we're living in these times?”

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ASIA & THE PACIFIC

Why Does North Korea Want Nukes?

Paul Atwood – CounterPunch

21 Apr 2017 - Why has this tiny nation of 24 million people invested so much of its limited resources in acquiring nuclear weapons? North Korea’s stance cannot be separated out from its turbulent history during the 20th Century, especially its four decade long occupation by Japan, the forced division of the Korean peninsula after World War II, and, of course, the subsequent utterly devastating war with the United States from 1950-1953 that ended in an armistice in which a technical state of war still exists.

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US Threat of War Forces North Korea into Siege State Mentality

Carlos Martinez – Russia Today

Many people in the West are worried about the situation not because of Donald Trump’s insane militarism, but that of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Such thinking is irrational and ahistorical, and is rooted largely in mass-media deception and good old-fashioned 'Yellow Peril' racism. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has invaded and bombed not a single country. The USA, on the other hand, has invaded and bombed dozens of countries - including Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, Grenada, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and, yes, Korea.

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An Evolution of Rohingya Persecution in Myanmar: From Strategic Embrace to Genocide

Alice Cowley and Maung Zarni | Middle East Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service

Waves of state-directed violence and communal destruction ... have been occurring since 1978 and are part of a process of ‘slow-burning genocide.’ Decades of facts relating to the instrumental role of the Myanmar State in the abuses of Rohingya are buried alongside very real human corpses.

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Another Vietnam, 1965-1975: Unseen Images of the War from the Winning Side

Alex Q. Arbuckle | Mashable – TRANSCEND Media Service

Many famous images of the war were taken by Western photographers and news agencies, working alongside American or South Vietnamese troops. But the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong had hundreds of photographers of their own, who documented every facet of the war under the most dangerous conditions.

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BRICS

What India’s Poor Really Need Is Microsavings, Not Microcredit

Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service

There’s an old saying about poverty: Give me a fish, and I’ll eat for a day. Give me a fishing rod, and I’ll eat for a lifetime. But these days, particularly in India, there’s evidence that one of the most effective tools to fight poverty may not be a fishing rod, but a savings account. What we need is a savings revolution.

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Brazil’s Temer Confesses Rousseff’s Impeachment Was Revenge

teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service

Brazil's Senate-imposed President Michel Temer admitted Sunday [16 Apr 2017] in a TV interview that the former head of the lower chamber, Eduardo Cunha, opened the impeachment process against former President Dilma Rousseff because her party did not protect him from an investigation over corruption charges.

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LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN

Ending the U.S. Embargo on Cuba at the Grassroots

Peter Miller and Rita Barouch | NACLA – TRANSCEND Media Service

With Cuba policy under the Trump administration still uncertain, Cuba solidarity activists seek to turn the tide against the embargo at the local and state level.

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MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

Yemen, World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis

Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS

19 Apr 2017 - With 18.8 million people –nearly 7 in 10 inhabitants– in need of humanitarian aid, including 10.3 million requiring immediate assistance, Yemen is now the largest single-nation humanitarian crisis in the world, the UN informs. According to OCHA, over 17 million people are currently “food insecure,” of whom 6.8 million are “severely food insecure” and require immediate food assistance, and two million acutely malnourished children. The Yemeni population amounts to 27.4 million inhabitants.

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‘The Kurds’: Internationalists or Narrow Nationalists?

Marcel Cartier - teleSUR

Any imperialist plan for a "Greater Kurdistan" is incompatible with the ideology Democratic Self-Administration in Northern Syria.

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An Inevitable Post-Christian Middle East with or without ISIS?

Franklin Lamb – TRANSCEND Media Service

24 Apr 2017 - “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? (My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?)” are reputedly among Jesus’ last words on the Cross at Calvary. Today Christ’s words can be said to apply to all Christians in the Middle East who in this birthplace of Christianity are increasingly facing the most intense persecutions since the Roman Empire and the Bolshevik revolution.

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PALESTINE / ISRAEL

Over 1,000 Palestinian Prisoners Launch Mass Hunger Strike

teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service

On Palestinian Prisoner’s Day Monday [17 Apr 2017], hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli prisons are staging a mass hunger strike, continuing the decades-long resistance of prisoners in the apartheid state. “Salutes of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. Glory to the martyrs. Freedom for the prisoners of freedom,” stated the PFLP in support of the strikers.

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Why We Are on Hunger Strike in Israel’s Prisons

Marwan Barghouti – The New York Times

16 Apr 2017 — Having spent the last 15 years in an Israeli prison, I have been both a witness to and a victim of Israel’s illegal system of arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of Palestinian prisoners. After exhausting all other options, I decided to resist these abuses by going on a hunger strike. Freedom and dignity are universal rights that are inherent in humanity, to be enjoyed by every nation and all human beings. Palestinians will not be an exception.

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Israel Cracks the Whip on Hunger-Striking Palestinian Prisoners

teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service

The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners' Affairs released a statement Monday [17 Apr] saying that Israeli Prison Service officials have forcibly moved hunger-striking prisoners to different sections of Israeli jails, confiscated their clothes and personal belongings and prevented lawyers and family members from visiting them in jail. Some Israeli leaders are calling for a more blood-soaked crackdown, calling on the state to execute many of the prisoners.

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SYRIA IN DEPTH

Terrorists Are Terrorists and Not “Rebels” in Syria

Stephen Lendman – Information Clearing House

Conflict in Syria isn’t civil. All anti-government forces are US-supported terrorists (under various “jihadist” Al Qaeda affiliated labels). Names of different groups don’t matter. They’re all cut out of the same cloth. They can’t exist without foreign support. State actors bear full responsibility for turning Syria into a charnel house.

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THE UNITED NATIONS

As the US Stops Funding UN Reproductive Health Services, China Should Step In

Tamara Nair – The Conversation

The US is the largest donor to the agency, which mandates access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health services and voluntary family planning. It allows people to make informed and voluntary choices about their sexual and reproductive lives.

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SEXUALITIES

Chechnya Opens World’s First Concentration Camp for Homosexuals since Hitler’s in the 1930s

Thomas Burrows – Daily Mail

• Campaigners say gay men are being tortured with electric shocks and beaten to death. • One of those who fled said prisoners were beaten to force them to reveal other members of the gay community. • Comes after 100 gay men were detained and three killed in Chechnya last week.

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ENVIRONMENT

Mountaintop Removal Site Could Become Kentucky’s Largest Solar Farm

Cassie Kelly | EcoWatch – TRANSCEND Media Service

Berkeley Energy is working to build a 50-100 megawatt solar farm right on top of the old coal mine. The project was announced on Tuesday [18 Apr]. "This is really a history-making project for the region," said Ryan Johns, an executive with Berkeley Energy Group.

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Indescribable Feeling: We Just Hit 410 ppm of CO2 – Welcome to a Whole New World

Kate Yoder | Grist – TRANSCEND Media Service

21 Apr 2017 - This is not normal: We’re on track to witness a climate unseen in 50 million years by mid-century. We first hit 400 parts per million back in 2013, and that became the new norm just four years later. And on April 18 this year, as predicted, we crossed the 410 ppm threshold for the first time at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii.

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Putting a Value on Injuries to Natural Assets: The BP Oil Spill

Richard C. Bishop, et al* | American Association for the Advancement of Science – Science Magazine

21 Apr 2017 - BP Oil Spill Damage to Natural Resources Valued at $17.2 Billion, Scientists Find: When large-scale accidents cause catastrophic damage to natural or cultural resources, government and industry are faced with the challenge of assessing the extent of damages and the magnitude of restoration that is warranted.

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Disease Burden Growing as Vector Insects Adapt to Climate Change

Zadie Neufville – Inter Press Service-IPS

18 Apr 2017 - There were surprised gasps when Prof. John Agard told journalists at an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that mosquitoes were not only living longer, but were “breeding in septic tanks underground”. For many, it explained why months of fogging at the height of Zika and Chikungunya outbreaks had done little to reduce mosquito populations in their various countries.

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Pesticide Maker Dow Chemical Tries to Kill Risk Study

Michael Biesecker| Associated Press – TRANSCEND Media Service

20 Apr 2017 — Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.

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MEDIA

Sessions Won’t Rule Out Prosecuting Media Outlets besides WikiLeaks

Aaron Rupar - ThinkProgress

21 Apr 2017 - Amid a swirl of reports that U.S. authorities “have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions isn’t ruling out the possibility that cracking down on WikiLeaks could lead to other media outlets being prosecuted for covering leaks. He is leaving the door open for a major assault on press freedoms.

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Our American Pravda

Ron Unz | The Unz Review – TRANSCEND Media Service

17 Apr 2017 - Top academic scholars and seasoned Intelligence professionals have widely derided the alleged Syrian government Sarin gas attack as an apparent false-flag hoax. Yet our fanatically Trump-hating mainstream media has almost totally ignored these facts, instead fulsomely praising the President for immediately launching an unconstitutional missile attack upon Syria in retaliation, while congratulating him for his new-found “moderation” in potentially provoking a dangerous military confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia.

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WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

Extensive Support for Nuclear Weapons Ban

Pax for Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service

4 Apr 2017 - Last week, 132 countries took part in the first round of negotiations at the United Nations on a nuclear weapons ban. Survivors of the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, survivors of nuclear tests, civil society organizations such as PAX, and other experts actively participated in the talks.

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MILITARISM

The Bait-and-Switch ‘War on Terror’

Gareth Porter | Middle East Eye – Consortium News

22 Apr 2017 - New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman outraged many readers when he wrote an opinion piece on April 12 calling on President Trump to ”back off fighting territorial ISIS in Syria.” The U.S. “war on terror” has always been a bait-and-switch scam on the American people, with Washington putting the desires of its Mideast allies ahead of defeating Al Qaeda and ISIS.

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PARADIGM CHANGES

Cooperative Commonwealth & the Partner State

John Restakis | The Next System Project – TRANSCEND Media Service

Among capitalism’s many critics, it is standard procedure to state that neoliberalism has failed and that unless our societies construct a new paradigm for how economies work, human societies will collapse under the weight of an unsustainable and environmentally catastrophic capitalist system.

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ANIMAL RIGHTS / VEGETARIANISM

Why Is the Illicit Rhino Horn Trade Escalating?

Jacques Rigoulet – The Conversation

21 Apr 2017 - In South Africa, domestic trade of rhinoceros horn, forbidden since 2008, is about to become legal again. On April 7 2017, a court effectively overturned the national ban. China has already taken steps and, in November 2016, Vietnamese authorities burnt a stock of rhino horn. Can the planet’s remaining 30,000 rhinoceros survive?

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‘A National Disgrace’: Catalogue of Animal Suffering at Scottish Abattoirs Revealed

Andrew Wasley and Rob Edwards - The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

19 Apr 2017 - Cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens have been found injured, emaciated, diseased or dead on arrival at abattoirs. Numerous animals were slaughtered while heavily pregnant or had to be repeatedly stunned before they were killed. “It shows without a shadow of a doubt that the business of slaughtering animals is brutal and all too often is conducted without a thought for either the law or the appalling suffering of the animals involved.”

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INSPIRATIONAL

Let Us Struggle Today and Dream for a Better Tomorrow

Dr Ravi P Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

“My problem is that I have no problem. Yes, there are difficulties of one type or the other but I do not feel depressed or frustrated. I manage to overcome these difficulties. And that is why I do not feel any problem”. He smiled broadly. I felt puzzled but could not but agree with him. A little later when I was alone I wondered what he had said about not being burdened by any problems. I remembered a quotation of a person named Anthony Robbins who had said that every problem is a gift; without problems we would not grow.

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BIOGRAPHIES

Elisabeth Mann Borgese (24 Apr 1918 – 8 Feb 2002): Visionary of Common Oceans

René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service

While the resulting Convention of the Law of the Sea has not revolutionized world politics – as some of us hoped in the early 1970s - the Convention is an important building block in the development of world law. We are grateful for the values and the energy that Elisabeth Mann Borgese embodied.

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HISTORY

This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service

Apr 24-30 ~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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RELIGION

Conservative Opposition to Pope Francis Spurs Talk of a Schism in the Catholic Church

Tom Kington – Los Angeles Times

17 Apr 2017 - Of all the recent attacks launched by conservatives against Pope Francis, one stood out more than most. The cardinal, Gerhard Mueller, the pope’s own doctrinal chief, made it clear in an interview in February that he firmly opposed Francis’ tinkering with the church’s ban on divorced and civilly remarried Catholics taking Communion.

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POETRY FORMAT

On the Fifth Day

Jane Hirshfield – TRANSCEND Media Service

That common ground between poetry and science is what poet Jane Hirshfield sows with splendor in this poem written for the 2017 March for Science in Washington, D.C., protesting the anti-fact, anti-truth, anti-science political climate of the current American administration. (Maria Popova)

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“Over There”

Gary Corseri – TRANSCEND Media Service

When the massacres came, we wondered…. - We thought we were the “Over There” people. George M. Cohan sang us the way home: “We won’t come back till it’s over over there.”

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Waiting at Sea

Dr. Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service

Heading out was always easier: The cleaving rush of the prow, Songs in my ears that backward fled, The ebb and burst of rhyme

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Oh, that Eternal Swing

Adolf P. Shvedchikov – TRANSCEND Media Service

Oh, that eternal swing, Up into the sky, then down, Unattainability of the desired goal, And again the cornice of abyss...

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IN ORIGINAL LANGUAGES

(Français) Guerre de Corée : après les tapis de bombes, les mensonges

Dwight Garner | Tlaxcala – TRANSCEND Media Service

La Corée du Nord, une menace pour les Etats-Unis? Oui, si on applique un principe fondamental de la propagande de guerre: occulter l’histoire. Par contre, si on replace les événements dans leur contexte, les tensions entre Washington et Pyongyang prennent une toute autre dimension. C’est pourquoi nous vous proposons la lecture cet article de 2010. Un historien revient sur la guerre qui a ravagé la Corée de 1950 à 1953. Utile pour remettre les pendules à l’heure.

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(Italiano) Resistenze oggi. Sul 25 aprile 2017 ad Aosta

Silvia Berruto – TRANSCEND Media Service

Sono le studentesse e gli studenti della scuola primaria, della scuola secondaria di primo e secondo grado e dell’università che hanno letto i Principi fondamentali della Costituzione della Repubblica italiana, dal palco delle autorità il 25 aprile.

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(Português) Sobre campos de concentração para homossexuais na Tchetchênia

David Arioch | Jornalismo Cultural – TRANSCEND Media Service

O atual presidente da Tchechênia, Ramzan Kadyrov, ele mesmo considerado um criminoso de guerra e também filho de um dos maiores criminosos da história da Tchechênia, comanda um exército privado conhecido como Kadyrovtsy, que opera uma rede de prisões secretas. De acordo com a Federação Internacional de Helsinki para Direitos Humanos, o grupo é responsável por pelo menos 75% dos crimes de guerra cometidos contra os tchetchenos.

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(Português) Bugios: eles não precisam de mais uma ameaça!

Leonardo Merçon | Conexão Planeta – TRANSCEND Media Service

Quando parei para fotografar a cena, um destes macacos, que estava com o grupo, que dormia todo encolhido e junto para se proteger do frio, levantou a cabeça me direcionou um olhar bem profundo. Aquele olhar me comoveu. Na hora, senti que aquela foto um dia serviria para uma causa maior. Fui para casa, editei a imaem e guardei para utilizá-la no momento certo.

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(Português) Religião: uma visão da Bíblia sobre os animais

Aline Parkin - ANDA Agência de Notícias de Direitos Animais

“Que pecado!” Eu já ouvi muita gente dizer isso quando vê um animal sendo maltratado. O que talvez possa parecer apenas uma maneira de falar é, na verdade, uma afirmação corretíssima. Pecado, por definição, é uma ação que não está de acordo com a vontade ou lei moral de Deus e, na sua Palavra, a Bíblia, Ele diz claramente como deseja que os animais sejam tratados: “O justo importa-se com a vida do seu animal doméstico”, diz Provérbios 12:10.

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IN-DEPTH VIDEOS

The Success of Nonviolent Civil Resistance

Erica Chenoweth | TED Talks – TRANSCEND Media Service

Between 1900-2006, campaigns of nonviolent civil resistance were twice as successful as violent campaigns. Erica talks about her research on the impressive historical record of civil resistance in the 20th century and discusses the promise of unarmed struggle in the 21st century. In addition to explaining why nonviolent resistance has been so effective, she also shares some lessons learned about why it sometimes fails.

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SHORT VIDEO CLIPS

Guantanamera – Song around the World (Music Video of the Week)

Playing For Change – TRANSCEND Media Service

We started the song with Carlos Varela in Havana and it features over 75 Cuban musicians around the world, from Havana and Santiago to Miami, Barcelona and Tokyo.

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Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire: 2016 Freedom Flotilla to Gaza

The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service

Women's Boat to Gaza

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SATIRE

Jared Kushner Calls Kim Jong-un “Totally Unqualified Person” Who Got Job only through Nepotism

Andy Borowitz – The New Yorker

“Here you have a guy who has no government experience, and he’s in charge of the whole thing,” Kushner said, in an interview with Fox News. “It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever heard of.”

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JOKE OF THE WEEK

Descriptive Titles

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

Someone who farms is a farmer.

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