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EDITORIAL

Prof. Johan Galtung

World Politics-Economics Right Now

#473 | Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service

The net conclusion? The enormous US imbalance: no longer winning wars, less political clout, economically bankrupt but still powerful, shaping the world culturally. Wise US policy would celebrate the last two; unwise policy would Make America Great Again-military-political, as Trump wants. Drop "Again" Mr. Trump, Make America Great! Will do. And wise world policy? Celebrate the military-political decline of the last superpower, fight lex americana, treat US$ like any other currency--in baskets with others or not--and the US federal reserve bank like other central banks. Normalize the USA from the outside.

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TMS PEACE JOURNALISM

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Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor - TRANSCEND Media Service

“TMS Weekly Digest and its tireless and devoted editor, Antonio C.S. Rosa, deserve our gratitude and support for the absolutely essential work that they do to correct the distorted picture of the world presented to us by corporate-controlled mass media.” -- John Scales Avery, Ph.D. – Chairman, Danish National Group, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1995), Foreign Member, Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Sciences

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The Deep State Hasn’t Gone Away

Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service

The whole point of a democracy is to empower the public interest, which means that the public must be aware of the Deep State and hold it continually accountable. While Lofgren is adamant that there’s more to it than the military-industrial consensus and the pursuit of endless war, this to me is by far its most troubling aspect. Let’s not give it any peace.

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Other Commentaries

SPOTLIGHT

UN Sponsored Report on Israel’s Responsibility for Apartheid in Relation to the Palestinian People

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

19 Mar 2017 - Below is the text of a report co-authored by Virginia Tilley and myself, commissioned by the UN Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) that examines the argument for regarding Israel as an ‘apartheid state’ with respect to the whole of the Palestinian people, that is, not only those Palestinians living under occupation, but also those living as residents of Jerusalem, those living as a minority in Israel, and those enduring refugee camps and involuntary exile.

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Senior U.N. Official Quits after ‘Apartheid’ Israel Report Pulled

Reuters – TRANSCEND Media Service

17 Mar 2017 - United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary for the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), Rima Khalaf, announced her resignation at a news conference in Beirut after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asked for the report to be taken off the ESCWA website.

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UN Launches Report on Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid

UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia – TRANSCEND Media Service

15 Mar 2017 - UN Under-Secretary-General Rima Khalaf noted that Israel, encouraged by the international community’s disregard for its continual violations of international law, has succeeded over the past decades in imposing and maintaining an apartheid regime that works on two levels. First, the political and geographic fragmentation of the Palestinian people...

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UN: Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid – Issue No. 1, Palestine and the Israeli Occupation

UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia – TRANSCEND Media Service

[Note from the TMS Editor: This text has been removed from the ESCWA website. It is published here for Historical Record.] 15 Mar 2017 - Having established that the crime of apartheid has universal application, that the question of the status of the Palestinians as a people is settled in law, and that the crime of apartheid should be considered at the level of the State, the report sets out to demonstrate how Israel has imposed such a system on the Palestinians in order to maintain the domination of one racial group over others.

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BY TRANSCEND MEMBERS

Why Do Some Men Rape?

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

Given the overwhelming evidence that violence is rampant in our world and that the violence of the legal system simply contributes to and reinforces this cycle of violence, it seems patently obvious that we would be better off identifying the cause of violence and then designing approaches to address this cause and its many symptoms effectively. And reallocating resources away from the legal and prison systems in support of approaches that actually work.

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Interview with TRANSCEND Member John Scales Avery, One of the Greatest Living Intellectuals on Earth

Binu Mathew | CounterCurrents – TRANSCEND Media Service

John Avery is not just an academician and scientist. He is also an active peace activist who campaigns vigorously against nuclear proliferation. Since 1990 he has been the Contact Person in Denmark for Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, which received the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize. He was the Member of the Danish Peace Commission of 1998 and Chairman of the Danish Peace Academy.

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Could Robots Be More Deadly Than Humans?

Rene Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service

The possible wider use of drones or other robotic military material such as autonomous tanks and trucks are being worked on by governments, often with the cooperation of private industry. The possibility of an "arms race" among technologically-advanced States such as the USA, Russia, China, South Korea and Israel is real, especially at a time when mutual trust is in short supply.

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Climate Change and Nepal

Shree Prasad Devkota and Navin Pandey – TRANSCEND Media Service

The outside world should learn from the progress made by Nepal in sector of forest conservation and use of clean energy in combating the climate change. Although Nepal being a small agrarian country contributing 0.016% of global Greenhouse gas emissions, the initiatives taken in such seriousness are reflective of our unfathomable love for nature and mother earth.

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Seeking Peace in Vegetarianism

Dr Ravi P Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

What to eat and what not to eat is a debate that generates controversy and occasionally ill will and has been going on for a very long time in many parts of the world. In particular the debate is between eating vegetarian food or non vegetarian food that includes meat, lamb, chicken, beef, fish, etc. The debate depends on several factors – religious, geographical, ideological and of course economic.

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The Most Moral Army

Uri Avnery | Gush Shalom – TRANSCEND Media Service

Killing a wounded or captured enemy is a war crime. Why? For many people, this is a mystery. War is the realm of killing and destroying. Soldiers are decorated for killing. So why is it suddenly a crime to kill a wounded enemy? How is it possible to talk about a law of war when war itself breaks all laws? An army that trains its soldiers to kill, how can it demand from them to show mercy?

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The Sustaining Fires of Standing Rock: A Movement Grows

Roy Eidelson – CounterPunch

Regardless of the pipeline’s final disposition in the federal courts, Energy Transfer Partners and its cronies have unleashed a counterforce that may well exceed their comprehension and control. While digging for dollars they’ve awakened a movement that combines a long-overdue commitment to addressing the trampled rights of Native Americans with a reinvigorated call for climate justice and environmental action.

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The Peace Mask Project Celebration in Hiroshima

Robert Kowalczyk and Kimberlye ‘Kya’ Kowalczyk – TRANSCEND Media Service

Peace Mask Project celebrates the completion of 100 Peace Masks of 1st to 4th generation Hibakusha in an endeavor to honor their 71-year appeals for peace and to amplify their call for a future free from the threat of nuclear weapons. March 24-26, 2017, Hiroshima

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AFRICA

AFRICOM Spearheads Escalation of US “Scramble for Africa”

Eddie Haywood | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Mar 2017 - The chief of the US African Command, General Thomas Waldhauser, warned last week in an annual report to Congress that resource constraints on his forces are threatening to undermine Washington’s influence over Africa… For the African masses, already ravaged by war, poverty, and disease—intolerable social ills that are themselves the malodorous by-product of capitalism—the plans of US imperialism to escalate military intervention on the continent pose a grave new threat.

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The Strike Action and Human Rights Cataclysms in Anglophone Cameroon

Jean Atabong Fomeni – TRANSCEND Media Service

Abstract; This paper narrates the details of the protests going on in the English speaking part (North West and South West Regions) of Cameroon. By so doing, the paper highlights (or carves out) the human rights violations inflicted on the English speaking Cameroonians by the “almighty” government of La République du Cameroun.

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Why Africans Can’t Just Wait for Dictators to Die

Phil Wilmot | Waging Nonviolence – TRANSCEND Media Service

Family dynasties are making their mark on the continent. Burials of important African men are often characterized by luxury and pomp. Self-important patriarchs want to ensure their survivors continue their legacy. This is why Africans are so rarely shocked whenever state leadership is passed on to family members.

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ANGLO AMERICA

Facing Famine, 20 Million People Need Food, Not Bombs

Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!

16 Mar 2017 - The world is facing the most serious humanitarian catastrophe since the end of World War II. Twenty million people are at risk of starving to death in Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria and South Sudan. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is responding by slamming the door on refugees and cutting aid funding while proposing a massive expansion of the U.S. military.

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The “Deep State” and the Unspoken Crimes of the U.S. Empire, Operation Gladio

Gary Weglarz - Global Research

The history of Operation Gladio, including the failure of Western institutions to publicize and prosecute its murderous activities, unmasks our elites as capable of “doing literally anything” in their quest for power and domination. However, we are ourselves complicit.

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Key Democratic Officials Now Warning Base Not to Expect Evidence of Trump/Russia Collusion

Glenn Greenwald – The Intercept

The principal problem for Democrats is that so many media figures and online charlatans are personally benefiting from feeding the base increasingly unhinged, fact-free conspiracies — just as right-wing media polemicists did after both Bill Clinton and Obama were elected.

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The Radical Jesus: How Would the Baby in a Manger Fare in the American Police State?

John W. Whitehead | The Rutherford Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service

Jesus was good. He was caring. He had powerful, profound things to say—things that would change how we view people, alter government policies and change the world. He went around helping the poor. And when confronted by those in authority, he did not shy away from speaking truth to power. Jesus was born into a police state not unlike the growing menace of the American police state.

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ASIA & THE PACIFIC

Kofi Annan Interim Report on Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Kofi Annan, Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State – TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Mar 2017 - Our recommendations, of course, go beyond the current situation in Northern Rakhine and include proposals relating to: the protection of rights, freedom of movement, enhanced economic and social development and the edification of Rakhine’s cultural heritage.

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North Korea Tensions Pose Early, and Perilous, Test for Trump

David E. Sanger, Choe Sang-Hun, Chris Buckley and Michael R. Gordon – The New York Times

7 Mar 2017 - The United States began deploying a missile defense system in South Korea this week. China condemned the new antimissile system as a dangerous opening move in what it called America’s grand strategy to set up similar defenses across Asia, threatening to tilt the balance of power there against Beijing.

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U.N. Warned That Myanmar May Be Trying to Expel the Rohingya Population Entirely

Feliz Solomon – Time

The U.N. Human Rights Council was urged Monday [13 Mar] to establish a commission of inquiry into the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, a mostly stateless Muslim group living in apartheid-like conditions in the country’s western state of Rakhine. The Myanmar government, led by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, has denied allegations of wrongdoing.

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BRICS

Brazil: Temer Hikes Military Budget After Axing Social Spending

teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service

Brazilian President Michel Temer has hiked the country's military budget by 36 percent, local media reported Monday [13 Mar], just months after he pushed the approval of a controversial constitutional amendment to freeze public spending in the country for the next two decades. The move will hike military spending back up above education funding after Dilma Rousseff's government pared back the defense budget.

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Being Anti-Russia Will Take the West Nowhere

Jonathan Power – Other News

The truth is the West would be enjoying the same benign relationship with Russia if under presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, the US hadn’t, step by step, put Russia under the hammer by expanding NATO and breaking its solemn promise not to. (Neither Ronald Reagan nor George H.W. Bush, who understood Russia, saw fit to expand NATO. Richard Nixon, a Russophile, would never have.)

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India’s Improbable Harbingers of Political Change

Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service

Rural Indian women haven’t always had much by way of social agency or political power to pay an active role in the development of their community. Malnourished, suppressed, uneducated, violated, and discriminated against, Indian women had the odds badly stacked against them. Deeply entrenched stereotypical norms had relegated women to the domestic space and severely restricted their engagement in public affairs, an area largely dominated by men.

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MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

The ‘Birth Pangs’ of a New Middle East, Remixed

Pepe Escobar – Sputnik News

You all remember former US Secretary of State Condi Rice's notorious 2006 prediction about "birth pangs of a New Middle East." True to the George "Dubya" Bush/Cheney regime, Condi got it all spectacularly wrong. By now it's much clearer who's configuring the birth pagans of a new Middle East. It's not Israel. It's not the House of Saud. And it's not exactly Trump.

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PALESTINE / ISRAEL

UN Report: Israel Has Established an ‘Apartheid Regime’

Ben White – Al Jazeera

15 Mar 2017 - A new UN report accuses Israel of having established "an apartheid regime that oppresses and dominates the Palestinian people as a whole". It urged governments to "support boycott, divestment and sanctions [BDS] activities and respond positively to calls for such initiatives". It was authored by Virginia Tilley, professor of political science at Southern Illinois University, and Richard Falk, former UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories, and professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University.

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Why the UN Branded Israel an Apartheid State

Juan Cole | Informed Comment – TRANSCEND Media Service

17Mar 2017 - A shouting match has been provoked this week by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, which issued a report this week concluding definitively that Israel is guilty of Apartheid practices toward the Palestinians. The report is careful to say that it is not using the term merely as a pejorative but is rather appealing to a body of international law with precise definitions.

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Israel Closes Palestinian Map Bureau, Arrests Head

AFP – Yahoo! News

Israeli police on Tuesday [14 Mar 2017] closed a Palestinian research centre in Jerusalem and briefly arrested its director, a prominent cartographer, accusing him of working for the Palestinian security services. The office of cartography in occupied east Jerusalem was shut down for six months, a police statement said.

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The Walled Off Hotel: The Struggle for Decolonization

Jamil Khader – Al Jazeera

13 Mar 2017 - The British street artist known as Banksy is no stranger to controversy and the recent debate over his new installation in the town of Bethlehem, the Walled Off Hotel, does not come as a surprise. It is a powerful anticolonial statement about the Zionist colonial project.

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SYRIA IN DEPTH

Letter from a Syrian Reader [MUST READ]: “There Is a New Sentiment of Solidarity in the Ranks of the Poor People”

WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service

18 Mar 2017 – We received the following correspondence from a reader in Damascus on the situation in Syria after six years of a civil war instigated and abetted by the major imperialist powers.

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THE UNITED NATIONS

Statement by Ms. Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – TRANSCEND Media Service

I want to end this statement by emphasizing that I have absolutely no reason whatsoever to present a biased, one-sided report. However, I have every reason to present the situation to reflect the reality, even if some may not like what I have to say. I believe this Council expects me to do exactly that by entrusting me with this mandate.

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India, Brazil, Germany and Japan Open to Forgo Veto for Now if Granted UNSC Membership

Ajay Ghosh – The Universal News Network

In a joint statement delivered by India’s Representative to the UN on March 8, the G4 nations emphasized that an overwhelming majority of the UN member states supports the expansion of both permanent and non-permanent membership in a reformed UN Security Council.

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UN Farms to Create One Million Days of Work for Mideast Migrants

Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS

15 Mar 2017 - The problem is rather complex and often not recognised: in one of the major regions of both origin and destination for migrants and refugees — the Near East and North of Africa, 10 per cent of rural communities is made up of forcibly displaced persons, while more than 25 per cent of the young rural people plan to emigrate.

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ENVIRONMENT

How to Tackle the Challenges Posed by Electronic Waste

Eric Williams – Al Jazeera

18 Mar 2017 - Electronic waste, or e-waste, refers to computers, mobile phones and other devices after users have thrown them away. We want to have a creative mind, a critical eye, and a helping hand if we are to find solutions.

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Rate of Ocean Warming Quadrupled Since Late 20th Century, Study Reveals

Roz Pidcock | EcoWatch – TRANSCEND Media Service

The buildup of heat-trapping greenhouse gases is warming the upper ocean four times faster than during the period 1960-1990, according to new research.

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Australia: Great Barrier Reef Survival Relies on Halting Warming, Study Warns

BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Mar 2017 - Australia's Great Barrier Reef can be saved only if urgent steps are taken to reduce global warming, new research has warned. Attempting to stop coral bleaching through any other method will not be sufficient, according to scientists.

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ENERGY

Areva Factory Badly Equipped to Make Nuclear Parts – French Watchdog

Geert De Clercq | Reuters – TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Mar 2017 - Creusot Forge, a supplier of nuclear plants around the world owned by France's Areva, is under investigation for making substandard parts and falsifying documents. France's nuclear regulator says machinery at the plant, which was shut for commercial production last year, is not up to the job.

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WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

Will Mankind Succeed in Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons?

Amb. Sergio Duarte – TRANSCEND Media Service

For the first time since the foundation of the UN, the majority of the international community seems prepared to take a bold and fundamental step leading to the abolition of nuclear weapons. The negotiating conference will be held in New York from March 27 to 31 and from June 15 to March 7 2017 and is open to all States, international organizations and representatives of civil society.

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TECHNOLOGY

North Korea: The Cyberwar of All against All

John Feffer – Foreign Policy In Focus

They hack us. We hack them. It's a recipe for catastrophe. The U.S. pioneered this kind of warfare when it inserted malware into the Iranian nuclear complex that destroyed centrifuges and set back the program. The latest revelations of cyberware involve North Korea. At least some of the many mishaps and failures associated with their missile program were the result of a secret U.S. program to thwart launches through electronic means.

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PARADIGM CHANGES

Earthland: Scenes from a Civilized Future

Paul Raskin | The Next System Project – TRANSCEND Media Service

This essay is written as a dispatch from the future. We visit Earthland in 2084, the flourishing planetary civilization that has emerged out of the great crises and struggles that today still lie before us. We learn how decades earlier a “global citizens movement” had coalesced and gathered momentum, becoming the key agent of the Great Transition that bent the arc of history from catastrophe to renewal.

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CAPITALISM

The East India Company: The Original Corporate Raiders

William Dalrymple – The Guardian

For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant. It was not the British government that seized India, but a private company, run by an unstable sociopath.

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Leading Psychiatrists Follow Top-Dog Bankers’ Guide to Career Advancement

Bruce E. Levine – CounterPunch

14 Mar 2017 - It should not be surprising that cynicism is increasingly the U.S. national pastime, as we regularly observe top-dog bankers avoiding criminal prosecution for crimes they preside over, and we see prominent psychiatrists gaining career advancement after disgraceful actions. In 2008, Delbello was included in a Congressional investigation on psychiatrists violating federal and university regulations in their receipt of large sums of money from drug companies.

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HEALTH

Monsanto Accused of Using Ghostwriters to Cover up Cancer Risk

teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Mar 2017 - Agrochemical giant Monsanto used ghostwriters on scientific reports to cover up the risk of cancer from its flagship weedkiller Roundup, plaintiffs in a case in a U.S. Federal Court claimed in a lawsuit. Roundup has already been deemed a cancer risk by the World Health Organization.

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Aluminum, Autoimmunity, Autism and Alzheimer’s

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

Rebutting Big Pharma’s Talking Points about the Safety of Aluminum (and Mercury) in Vaccines

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HISTORY

Honoring Rachel Corrie

International Solidarity Movement – TRANSCEND Media Service

Today, March 16, 2017, marks 14 years since the day that Rachel Corrie had her life taken by an Israeli Caterpillar bulldozer in Gaza. And though her life ended early, her courageous heart and defiant spirit will be carried onward, and continue to inspire many activists now and into the future.

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March 16, 1968: My Lai Massacre Takes Place in Vietnam

History – TRANSCEND Media Service

On this day in 1968, a platoon of American soldiers brutally kills between 200 and 500 unarmed civilians at My Lai, South Vietnam. The soldiers had been advised that all in My Lai could be considered Viet Cong or active VC sympathizers, and told to destroy the village. They acted with extraordinary brutality, raping and torturing villagers before killing them and dragging dozens of people, including young children and babies, into a ditch and executing them with automatic weapons.

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service

Mar 20-26 ~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” - Confucius

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BIOGRAPHIES

Wilhelm Reich (24 Mar 1897 – 3 Nov 1957): A Taoist in Freudian Disguise

Rene Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service

Reich, however, had a character that disturbed all his co-workers. He was expelled from the Communist Party, which felt that Reich put too much emphasis on psychological conditioning of the individual and not enough on the class struggle. He was also expelled from the Freudian circles, the Psychoanalytic Association, for putting too much emphasis on class conflict and not enough on sexuality.

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INSPIRATIONAL

It Is All for the Best: A Lesson in Optimism

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

A king went hunting with his adviser but lost his thumb in an unfortunate accident. His adviser told him, "It is all for the best." The king was furious, and as soon as they arrived at the palace he put his adviser in jail.

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POETRY FORMAT

“Never Forget” (For Rachel Corrie)

Gary Steven Corseri – TRANSCEND Media Service

Barely a woman, twenty three years old-- Soft, vulnerable…. Surely, the Monster Will stop in its tracks!

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IN ORIGINAL LANGUAGES

(Italiano) “Anno del Karma” e conflitti in corso

Johan Galtung | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service

Conferenza d’inverno, Inland University, Rena, Norvegia, 16 Feb 2017 - Un Mondo Instabile: Analisi, Previsioni, Soluzioni

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(Italiano) Una teoria strutturale sull’invecchiamento

Johan Galtung | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service

Wikipedia ha molto da offrire alla voce “invecchiamento”. Si raccomandano molto i 10 punti dell’uomo più vecchio al mondo, al momento del decesso avvenuto nel 2011, il 114enne Walter Breuning . Comunque i più anziani, come me che ho 86 anni, conoscono al meglio il proprio processo d’invecchiamento. Regola n. 1: Mantieni attivi mente e corpo; conserva una buona alimentazione.

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(Castellano) Estado y Ciudadanía: el rol de la educación en DDHH para su construcción cultural y política

Howard Richards y Alicia Cabezudo – TRANSCEND Media Service

Adelantamos la tesis de que hay una oportunidad prometedora y desafiante que tenemos los profesores para cambiar en sentido positivo el rumbo de la historia. Es una oportunidad también peligrosa. Cuando usamos la frase “rumbo de la historia” tenemos en mente la diferencia entre, por una parte, los innumerables sucesos que pasan; y, por otra, aquellos sucesos, o constelaciones de sucesos, que cambian de una manera fundamental la forma de vida de un pueblo, o de unos pueblos.

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(Português) Será Possível Proibir as Armas Nucleares?

Emb. Sergio Duarte – TRANSCEND Media Service

Pela primeira vez desde a fundação da ONU a maioria da comunidade internacional parece estar pronta a dar um passo ousado e fundamental para a abolição do armamento nuclear. A Conferência negociadora se realizará em Nova York de 27 a 31 de março e de 15 de junho a 7 de julho de 2017, e estará aberta a todos os Estados, organizações internacionais e representantes da sociedade civil.

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(Português) A atualidade de Rosa Luxemburgo, uma economista política

Michael Krätke | SinPermiso, Carta Maior – TRANSCEND Media Service

Rosa Luxemburgo foi uma grande oradora, uma célebre e temida polemista, foi economista e uma das grandes intelectuais do marxismo. Intervinha com discursos e discussões nas campanhas políticas do movimento social-democrata e foi uma jornalista tão famosa quanto formidável. A alternativa de Rosa Luxemburgo: Socialismo democrático e democracia econômica.

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(Italiano) Un’ Etica Per la Madre Terra, Nuestra Casa Comune

Leonardo Boff - TRANSCEND Media Service

Abbiamo bisogno urgente di un’etica rigeneratrice della Terra. Questa deve restituirle la vitalità ferita, affinché possa continuare a regalarci tutto come aveva sempre fatto. Sarà un’etica della cura, del rispetto dei suoi ritmi e della responsabilità collettiva.

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(Italiano) Hawaii: Scienza, Religione e Spiritualità a Mauna Kea – Il Telescopio di trenta metri

Millicent Cummings | Honolulu Civil Beat – Centro Studi Sereno Regis

16 marzo 2017 - Con una spesa prevista di 1,4 miliardi di $, il progetto di Telescopio da Trenta Metri (TMT: Thirty Meter Telescope) solleva ben più di una questione.

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(Italiano) ” Lotte per l’otto marzo ” 8 marzo 2017 ad Aosta. Action nonviolenta

Silvia Berruto – TRANSCEND Media Service

Stand-in è l’azione di stare in piedi, in modo ordinato e tranquillo, al fine di riflettere, per ottenere, in questo caso, il rispetto allargato delle donne, e di tutti gli esseri senzienti in generale, attraverso mezzi nonviolenti.

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(Português) Joaquin Phoenix: “Quando somos tocados pelo sofrimento dos animais, aquele sentimento fala bem de nós”

David Arioch | Jornalismo Cultural – TRANSCEND Media Service

O ator Joaquin Phoenix, indicado três vezes ao Oscar, e também muito conhecido como o narrador de um dos documentários mais controversos sobre a exploração animal – Earthlings (Terráqueos), tinha três anos quando se tornou vegano. “Os animais passavam de uma criatura viva e vibrante, lutando pela vida, para uma morte violenta.”

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(Français) L’OTAN menace notre sécurité

Daniele Ganser, Gabriel Galice et Hans von Sponeck | Investig’Action – TRANSCEND Media Service

L’OTAN masse des troupes et des armes aux marches de la Russie. Nous tenons à exprimer notre inquiétude devant la propagande qui déforme la réalité des menaces qui pèsent sur la paix. Cette propagande insidieuse fabrique des ennemis imaginaires pour justifier le surdéveloppement de dépenses militaires, des conquêtes de territoires ou de « parts de marché », des prises de contrôle d’approvisionnement énergétique et pour corroder la démocratie.

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IN-DEPTH VIDEOS

Is Israel Imposing ‘Apartheid’ on Palestinians?

Al Jazeera | Inside Story – TRANSCEND Media Service

Mar 16, 2017 - The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia has issued a report which condemned the Israeli government for its treatment of Palestinians. The authors call Israel an apartheid regime, saying it operates a system of divide and rule. But the office of the UN Secretary General has distanced itself from the report.

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SHORT VIDEO CLIPS

The Sweetest Taboo (Music Video of the Week)

Sade – TRANSCEND Media Service

Live TV – Simply Wonderful

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SATIRE

Fatal Miscalculation…

Posted by Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor – TRANSCEND Media Service

Comments, please…

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JOKE OF THE WEEK

Genetic Codes

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

Singer Madonna proposed to physicist Stephen Hawking:

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