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Peace Journalism Perspective

EDITORIAL

Prof. Johan Galtung

21 September 2016: 10 Pointers

Nº 448 | Johan Galtung, 26 Sep 2016 - TRANSCEND Media Service

The media have been updated on health, but not on peace. Imagine media run by the pharma industry. Would we not suspect that self-control info might be suppressed in favor of diseases running their course till time has come for pills? Health news would be bad news; media would be filled with disease and the threat of disease. That is the media we have, substituting arms industry for pharma industry. Peace news is bad news to some; media are filled with war and threats of war. They do not even know how to identify and write about peace should it happen. The money involved: in quadrillions.

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NOBEL LAUREATES

International Meeting ‘Thirst for Peace‘

Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate – TRANSCEND Media Service

Assisi, 18-20 Sep 2016 - The Future of Europe: Capacity to Integrate, Dialogue, and Generate

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Other Commentaries

BIOGRAPHIES

Mahatma Gandhi (2 Oct 1869 – 30 Jan 1948)

History - TRANSCEND Media Service

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, more commonly known as ‘Mahatma’ (meaning ‘Great Soul’) was born into a Hindu Modh family. His father was the Chief Minister of Porbandar, and his mother’s religious devotion meant that his upbringing was infused with the Jain pacifist teachings of mutual tolerance, non-injury/killing of living beings (ahimsa), and vegetarianism.

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BY TRANSCEND MEMBERS

Conscience and Consciousness

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

With uncommon courage and conviction, notable peacemakers, including Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Daniel Berrigan, Philip Berrigan, Helen Caldicott, Glenn Paige, Bell Hooks, Mairead McGuire, Antonio C. S. Rosa, Dalai Lama, Daisaku Ikeda, and scores of others, modeled “conscience” as a way-of-life, accepting the quest for peace must be nurtured and sustained with the totality of one’s being . . . each breath an affirmation of commitment.

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Building on the UN Summit to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants

René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service

Citizens o the world have been actively concerned with the issues of migrants, refugees, the «stateless» and those displaced by armed conflicts within their own country. Thus we welcome the spirit of the Summit Declaration with its emphasis on cooperative action, a humane sense of sharing the responsibilities for refugees and migrants and on seeking root causes of migration and refugee flows.

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Time for Delivery of Food and Water Bombs by Drone?

Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens – TRANSCEND Media Service

24 Sep 2016 - Voluminous Thinking to Complement the Lateral Thinking of the International Community - Media coverage of the dramatic humanitarian situation in Aleppo repeatedly makes the case for the inability of trucks with remedial food supplies to get through safely to the areas most in need.

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Nigeria’s Future: An Interview with Noo Saro-Wiwa about Her New Book

Erika Degortes – TRANSCEND Media Service

The book offers much more than just a report of a five-month journey around her homeland (for long time seen as the repository of all her resentment); it brings a new perspective of Nigeria itself, offering the portrait of a Country whose beauty and variety become evident. Talking about the past, mentioning unsolved conflict, honestly showing the reader the present challenges and imagining a future for Africa’s most populous Country.

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Fasting for Peace and Spirituality

Dr. Ravi P Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

People fast for religious reasons -- to attain spiritual strength and peace. They also fast as a means of protest against injustice or wrong policies of the government especially in India. Fasting as a political instrument or as a religious belief has been going on for centuries in the world. We must understand and sympathize with it and occasionally adopt it to cleanse our bodies.

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An Open Letter to the People of the United States: Election or Revolution?

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

To reiterate: I am not saying 'Don't vote and do nothing' (as so many people do already). I am suggesting that you ponder the dysfunctionality of your society, do some research into the secretive 'deep state' (or military-industrial complex or power elite or the 1% or however you wish to describe it) that controls your 'republic' with its electoral system designed to delude you into believing that you have a say in governing your nation, and then consider how you want to engage politically and act in accord with your conscience in doing so.

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The Saga of Sisyphus

Uri Avnery | Gush Shalom – TRANSCEND Media Service

Shimon Peres is a genius. A genius of impersonation. All his life he has worked on his public persona. The image replaced the man. Almost all the articles written about him since he fell ill are about the imagined person, not the real one. As the Americans like to say: He is so phony he is real.

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Truth Commissions Practices Over the World and a Case of Nepal

Shree Prasad Devkota – TRANSCEND Media Service

Since the early 1980s, the conception of the truth commission has gained prominence as a mechanism for explaining the history and addressing human rights violations. Argentina's National Commission on the Disappearance of Persons 1983-84 began the process, and the 1993 report of the UN Commission on the Truth in El Salvador, From Madness to Hope, sharpened the focus on truth recovery processes.

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A Warming of US/Turkish Relations?

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

There are continuing concerns in Washington and Ankara about whether and to what degree United States-Turkey relations can be restored; it depends on the behavior of the two governments, and likely will be influenced by the outcome of the American presidential elections.

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Non-Aligned to… Nowhere?

Pepe Escobar | Strategic Culture Foundation – TRANSCEND Media Service

22 Sep 2016 - The summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) came and went in Isla Margarita, Venezuela, virtually invisible to Western corporate media. NAM nowadays congregates every African nation except South Sudan; most of Latin America - except Brazil, Argentina and Mexico (they are observers); and most of Asia and the Middle East (China is an observer).

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ACTIVISM

The Road from Standing Rock to Gaza Is a Straight Line

Stanley L. Cohen – CounterPunch

The ultimate question is who gets to decide what is to become with, in and on, Indian land and communities. And while the confrontation at Standing Rock has galvanized Indians and non-native supporters from across the continent, it’s but a symptom of a much deeper crises facing several million Indians holding on to endangered traditions and cultures that predate our arrival by several thousand years. Standing Rock is not “just” about the impact, one way or another, of a so-called development project upon Native land. It’s about the arrogance and greed of power and the trappings of illusion.

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Boycott Nestlé, Says Petition after Company Outbids Town for Water

Jesse Ferreras - The Huffington Post Canada

23 Sep 2016 - A national boycott of Nestlé is launched just one day after it emerged that the company bought a supply of safe drinking water out from under a small town. Activist group The Council of Canadians launched the boycott on Thursday [22 Sep] amid news that Nestlé outbid the Township of Centre Wellington, Ont. for a well that could have given it a new water supply.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

How Ensuring Public Access to Information Can Help to Build Peaceful and Inclusive Societies

Univ. of Sydney Dept of Peace and Conflict Studies – TRANSCEND Media Service

20 October, 2016 - 18:00-19:30h - In this webinar, Jake Lynch traces the debate over information and communication and their place in development and peace, with reference to interventions along a spectrum from journalist training, on the one end, to intended-outcome programming on the other.

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ANGLO AMERICA

Why and How I Talk about 9/11

Emanuel E. Garcia, MD | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service

20 Sep 2016 - In my darker moments I sometimes wonder what’s worse: our age of an endless ‘war on terror’ ushered in by the events of September 11, 2001, or the fact that for the rest of my life I will be subjected to yearly anniversary commemorations of those events, replete with jingoistic absurdities.

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Duty to Warn | Chris Hedges Tells Us Why We Keep Being Fooled by the Powers That Be

Gary G. Kohls, MD – TRANSCEND Media Service

Our job is to dismantle the machinery that is pushing toward the cliff. And this means sustained and massive civil disobedience. As exemplified by the protests at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and by prisoners across the nation who carried out work stoppages last Friday, it means doing everything possible not to cooperate with the elements of authority. It means disrupting the mechanisms of power. It means overcoming fear. It means no longer believing the lies we are told.

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ASIA & THE PACIFIC

Demolition of Religious Buildings in Myanmar’s Rakhine State Set to Start

Radio Free Asia – TRANSCEND Media Service

20 Sep 2016 - First, they come for your identity. Then, they come for your God. Rakhine state government officials are moving to demolish more than 3,000 allegedly illegal buildings, which include 12 mosques, 35 Muslim religious schools, and more than 2,500 houses and other structures.

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Hawaiians Openly Reject President Obama’s Invented Process to Create a Native Hawaiian Tribe

James Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service

“Why? Because they want our land. They want to create a so-called universal land claims settlement of our Crown and Government lands, aka ‘Ceded Lands.’ The USA, that has never been respectful of indigenous peoples—as we are seeing in North Dakota, is trying to dissolve our rights as a people to self-determination as defined by international law, and our human rights as indigenous people that have also been codified by the United Nations.”

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Resuscitating Post-Disaster Response in Nepal

Kedar Neupane – TRANSCEND Media Service

19 Sep 2016 - Government may have several political agenda but nothing should prevent from focusing full attention to the plight of the survivors of the last years’ earthquakes. People of Nepal and the community of nations expect political parties will rise above political differences and speed up the reconstruction efforts in providing basic needs of the fellow citizens.

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Most of Japanese Millennials Are Virgins: Survey

teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service

17 Sep 2016 - A survey of Japanese people aged 18 to 34 found that 70 percent of unmarried men and 60 percent of unmarried women are not in a relationship. It also found that around 42 percent of men and 44.2 percent of women admitted that they were virgins.

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BRICS

Brazil Court Moves on Corruption Probe of President Temer

teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service

The coup-imposed president is already barred from running for public office; now he is under investigation for illegally soliciting campaign donations.

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Brazil’s “Saddest Day”: The Parliamentary Coup

Leonardo Boff – TRANSCEND Media Service

18 Sep 2016 - They took sadistic pleasure in hurting an incorruptible and honorable woman, on the pretext that some of her fiscal practices had been criminal, something that the great majority of legal and economics specialists denied. They staged a farce and betrayed the Constitution. Removing a President without having proven a crime is a coup. The correct term for it is: a “parliamentary coup.”

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EUROPE

Germany and France Press Ahead with a European Military Union

Johannes Stern | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service

23 Sep 2016 - Germany has released the joint military policy paper of German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen and her French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian: “Renewing the Joint Security and Defence Policy: Toward a comprehensive, realistic and reliable defence in the EU.” Under conditions of a deep social and political crisis in Europe and growing conflict between the major powers internationally, Berlin and Paris are rapidly pushing forward the militarisation of the continent.

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European Security with or without Russia?

Roberto Savio – Inter Press Service-IPS

Consequences of the Chinese-Russian Alliance on the Relationship between USA and EU

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SATIRE

The Wall

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

Some Celebration!

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PALESTINE / ISRAEL

34 Years after the Beirut Sabra-Shatila Massacre

Franklin Lamb – TRANSCEND Media Service

What followed were nearly three days of slaughter , rape and dismemberment of the civilian population, men, women and children as the Christian militia penetrated the camp and conducted a frenzied, partly drug fueled, killing spree slaughtering an estimated 1, 800 to 3,500. The carnage was aided by Israeli forces that surrounded Shatila, lighted the night sky with flares turning the night into day, provided heavy equipment to bury and hide bodies, communicated with the Phalange terrorists and blocked camp residents from fleeing Shatila during the carnage while ushering reinforcement killer militia inside.

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Israel Ramps Up House Demolitions as an Instrument of Expropriation

Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service

The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions reports that Israel is demolishing Palestinian homes and livelihoods at an increasing – and alarming – rate. This destruction is explicitly linked to the advancement of new settlements, many of which are illegal under Israeli as well as International law. During July–August this year, at least 2,800 Palestinians had their livelihoods affected by displacement and demolitions, with 42 communities affected over the two months.

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The Illegal Closure of Gaza

Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service

“The closure of Gaza is neither a siege, nor a blockade, nor an economic sanction – it is an illegal act of collective punishment and stands in violation of both international and Israeli law.” -- Gisha-Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, December 2008

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The Malevolence of Occupation

David Lloyd | Dublin Review of Books - TRANSCEND Media Service

1 Sep 2016 - Boycott is, as many proudly recall, an Irish invention. The first boycott targeted a notorious land agent, the eponymous Captain Charles Boycott, for attempting to evict Mayo tenants in 1880… Above all, boycott is an instrument of civil society. We call for a boycott when the means to redress an ongoing injury are denied by the legal or political institutions that ought to intervene.

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SYRIA IN DEPTH

Syria: Attack on Aid Convoy Kills Twenty, Destroys Aid…

Felicity Arbuthnot | Dissident Voice – TRANSCEND Media Service

... and Obliterates US War Crimes? Only representatives of the ‘White Helmets’ organization close to the Nusra Front who found themselves at the right time in the right place by chance with their video cameras can answer who did this and why. They boasted in a video of being on the scene within “moments.” The “White Helmets”, who have had the gall to entitle themselves the Syrian Civil Defence Force, are neither Syrian, nor Civil, nor Defence.

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THE UNITED NATIONS

UN General Assembly Convenes amid Global Military Escalation

Andre Damon | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service

21 Sep 2016 - The 71st United Nations General Assembly convened this week beneath the shadow of a series of global crises that threaten to throw humanity into a new world war. Obama’s proclamation that the “shadow of nuclear Armageddon” has passed flies in the face of his own $1 trillion nuclear rearmament program.

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Boutros Boutros-Ghali and the UN Vanquished

Branislav Gošović – TRANSCEND Media Service

In Appreciation of an Exceptional UN Secretary-General Who Dared… This essay, written as a personal homage to Boutros Boutros-Ghali, is also a comment on the United Nations, predicaments and challenges confronting those occupying the office of UN Secretary-General, and the overarching North-South entanglement in the world body.

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SURVEILLANCE / SPYING / WHISTLEBLOWING / BIG BROTHER

A Walking Tour of New York’s Massive Surveillance Network

Cora Currier – The Intercept

A new “field guide” by Ingrid Burrington makes visible the infrastructure of surveillance in New York, and explains the money and politics behind it.

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ENVIRONMENT

Carmageddon Beckons

George Monbiot – TRANSCEND Media Service

There are plenty of brilliant plans for getting us moving without trashing the planet. So why aren’t they happening? It was a mistake, a monumental, world-class mistake. Cars for everyone was one of the stupidest promises that politicians ever made.

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Loss of Planet Reflectivity an Impending Catastrophe

Robert Hunziker | Dissident Voice – TRANSCEND Media Service

19 Sep 2016 - The planet’s air conditioning system is on the blink, working intermittently, losing its glinting, lustrous white reflectiveness, as it turns deep blue, absorbing 90% of sunlight rather than reflecting it back into outer space. The repercussions of Arctic sea ice loss are immense.

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How Nuclear Power Causes Global Warming

Harvey Wasserman - Reader Supported News

Supporters of nuclear power like to argue that nukes are the key to combatting climate change. Here’s why they are dead wrong. Every day, large reactors like the two at Diablo Canyon, California, individually dump about 1.25 billion gallons of water into the ocean at temperatures up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the natural environment.

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Sunoco, behind the Dakota Pipeline, Has Spilled More Oil than Any Other Operator in USA: Charts

Liz Hampton | Reuters – TRANSCEND Media Service

23 Sep 2016 - Sunoco Logistics, the [alleged] future operator of the oil pipeline delayed this month after Native American protests in North Dakota, spills crude more often than any of its competitors with more than 200 leaks since 2010.

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Greenpeace Investigation Uncovers Studies Showing Pesticides Pose Serious Harm to Honeybees

Joe Sandler Clarke | Greenpeace – TRANSCEND Media Service

22 Sep 2016 - Chemical giants Bayer and Syngenta commissioned private studies which showed that their neonicotinoid pesticides can cause serious harm to bees, a Greenpeace investigation has uncovered.

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MEDIA

Washington Post Makes History: First Paper to Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source (After Accepting Pulitzer)

Glenn Greenwald – The Intercept

The Washington Post received countless benefits off Snowden’s back; now its editorial page wants him imprisoned.

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Brazil’s Big Media Ignores Temer’s Confession — Except Estadão Columnist Who Falsely Claimed Video Was Altered

Glenn Greenwald – The Intercept

23 Sep 2016 - Speaking to a group of U.S. business and foreign policy elites, the country’s installed president, Michel Temer, admitted that what triggered the impeachment process was not any supposed “budgetary crimes,” but rather Dilma’s opposition to the neoliberal platform of social program cuts and privatization demanded by Temer’s party and the big-business interests that fund it.

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ANARCHISM

“Unruly Equality”: A Brief History of Anarchism

Andrew Cornell | Toward Freedom – TRANSCEND Media Service

The very terms anarchy, anarchism, and anarchist are so overcoded with meanings and burdened by associations that people frequently talk past one another, or resort to awkward attempts at humor, even when attempting to discuss them in good faith.

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CAPITALISM

Agriculture: Trade Wars and Food Wars. Obama and the Multi-Nationals

Prof. James Petras – TRANSCEND Media Service

19 Sep 2016 - Potash Corp and Agrium have combined into a $30 billion monopoly over the world fertilizer market. Dow Chemical and DuPont combine in a $130 billion dollar deal in the seed and agricultural chemicals sector. ChemChina prepares to takeover Syngenta in a $44 billion acquisition. Bayer is preparing to buy out Monsanto for $56 billion and further concentrate control over worldwide seed and chemical markets. A quarter of a trillion dollars worth of mergers and acquisitions is poised to concentrate control of global agriculture prices, profits and markets in four directorates.

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Heroin, Nazis, and Agent Orange: Inside the $66 Billion Merger of the Year

Lydia Mulvany | Bloomberg – TRANSCEND Media Service

These companies used to sell heroin and Agent Orange. Now, they want to form the world’s largest supplier of seeds and pesticides.

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PARADIGM CHANGES

6 Ways We’re Already Leading an Economic Revolution

Gar Alperovitz – Yes! Magazine

From the “buy local” movement to public banking, we’re well on our way to a more democratic, cooperative, and people-centered economy.

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TECHNOLOGY

Computer Program Beats Doctors at Spotting Brain Cancer

Ajay Ghosh – The Universal News Network

21 Sep 2016 - A computer program developed by a team of researchers led by an Indian American scientist has outperformed physicians in diagnosing brain cancer. The program was nearly twice as accurate as two neuroradiologists.

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SCIENCE

Archaeology Dig in Spain Yields Prehistoric ‘Crystal Weapons’

6 Sep 2016 -Evidence of the esteem in which crystals were held can be found in a "remarkable set" of 'crystal weapons' found in the megalithic tombs of southwestern Spain. At the site of Valencina de la Concepcion, archaeologists have uncovered crystal arrowheads, an exquisite dagger blade, and cores used for creating the artifacts that date to the 3rd millennium BCE.

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Publisher Wins Rights to Voynich Manuscript, a Book No One Can Read

Agence France-Presse – The Guardian

Tiny Spanish publisher can clone centuries-old manuscript written in language or code that no one has cracked.

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ANIMAL RIGHTS / VEGETARIANISM

Sea Shepherd Reveals a New Weapon in the War against Japan’s Whaling

Daniel Flitton – The Age

21 Sep 2016 - It is a custom-made warship without guns, pimped out with bigger engines and a long-distance fuel tank. Anti-whaling activists Sea Shepherd have a brand new, $12 million custom-built ship they boast will for the first time match the speed and endurance of Japan's whaling fleet.

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Norway to Kill 47 of Its Remaining 68 Wolves

Dan Zukowski | EcoWatch – TRANSCEND Media Service

Norway has announced plans to kill more than two-thirds of its remaining wolves, justifying the action as protection for livestock. The plan has sparked outrage by conservationists.

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HISTORY

This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service

Sep 26–Oct 2 ~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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REVIEWS

Leonardo da Vinci–The Genius in Milan: The Marketing of Genius

Lee Parsons | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service

23 Sep 2016 - Screened in Toronto this past summer, ‘Leonardo da Vinci–The Genius in Milan’ is being distributed in over 50 countries this year and comes out of the largest exhibition ever mounted in Italy of the work of the great polymath, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).

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A New Refutation of Time: Borges on the Most Paradoxical Dimension of Existence

Maria Popova | Brain Pickings – TRANSCEND Media Service

“Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.”

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INSPIRATIONAL

The Private Person and the Public Persona: Borges on the Divided Self

Maria Popova | Brain Pickings – TRANSCEND Media Service

However integrated the our layered identity may be, our twined nature stands like a stereogram — two separate and noticeably different views, composed into a single three-dimensional image of personhood only through the special focal mechanism of our own consciousness.

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Human Decency Moves Civilization Forward

James A. Haught | PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service

Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker asserts that rampant killing was 1,000 times worse in medieval times than today. In his classic 2011 book, “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined,” he notes that international warfare has virtually vanished in the 21st century -- and that murder, rape, genocide, torture, wife-beating, lynching, gay-bashing, dueling, racial attacks, and even cruelty to animals are vastly less than in the past.

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POETRY FORMAT

O Palestine

Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service

Your sisters stayed in their palaces With golden chains and shameless lies Some grinned and aided criminals...

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A Meeting

Gary Corseri – TRANSCEND Media Service

When Jesus and the Buddha met in a meadow of larkspurs, on a balmy day, the bees of the valley went mad with love, the sky and the sun were a glaze.

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IN OTHER LANGUAGES

(Castellano) Sobre el “post-progresismo” en América Latina: aportes para un debate

Atilio A. Boron y Paula Klachko – teleSUR

A partir de su caracterización inicial los autores advierten sobre la necesidad de evitar caer en la trampa maniquea que obliga a optar entre la continuidad del progresismo o la restauración neoliberal, trampa que, según ellos, “oculta un chantaje orientado a propiciar un artificial cierre de filas detrás de los líderes y partidos del progresismo”.

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(Castellano) ¿Es la Alianza del Pacífico el caballo de troya de EE.UU. en América Latina?

Germán Gorraiz López – teleSUR

23 septiembre 2016 - La importancia de la Alianza del Pacífico fue destacada por el analista y economista Jorge González Izquierdo, quien dijo a la AFP que este bloque en lo político “es un contrapeso al grupo que quiso formar el presidente Hugo Chávez de Venezuela”,en alusión a la Alianza Bolivariana para las Américas (ALBA),integrada por Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Dominica, Ecuador, San Vicente y Las Granadinas y Antigua y Barbuda.

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(Français) Une première dans l’Histoire du journalisme : le Washington Post demande l’inculpation de sa propre source – après avoir accepté le prix Pulitzer

Glenn Greenwald | Investig’Action – TRANSCEND Media Service

Ce faisant, le Washington Post a réalisé un exploit ignominieux dans l’histoire des médias US : être le premier journal à avoir explicitement demandé des poursuites pénales contre sa propre source – sur le dos de qui le journal a remporté et accepté avec empressement un Prix Pulitzer du Service Public. Mais encore plus stupéfiant que cet acte de trahison journalistique contre la propre source du journal sont les arguments avancés pour le justifier.

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(Português) Telemóveis no frigorífico, fita-cola na webcam. “Não devemos ser paranóicos, mas para quê facilitar-lhes o trabalho?”

Catarina Santos | Renascença - Sapo

Uma história que ultrapassava a de "um Jason Bourne ou de um James Bond" e que o jornalista Luke Harding transformou no romance não ficcionado "Os ficheiros Snowden – A história secreta do homem mais procurado do mundo”. O livro inspirou "Snowden", o filme de Oliver Stone. Em entrevista à Renascença.

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(Castellano) El persistente bullying contra el PT, Lula y Dilma Rousseff

Leonardo Boff – TRANSCEND Media Service

18 Sep 2016 - Es conocido el bullyng, es decir, el acoso político y social que están sufriendo de manera persistente el PT, Lula y la expresidenta Dilma Rousseff. Una cosa es reconocer que hubo corrupción y errores políticos del PT y otra cosa es atribuir casi exclusivamente tales hechos y más a la crisis actual, al PT y a la expresidenta.

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(Português) Trituração de pintinhos vivos vai acabar nos EUA. Mas e no Brasil?

Yahoo Notícias – TRANSCEND Media Service

21 set 2016 - Por trás de um ovo frito, cozido ou mexido, existe uma indústria que tritura cerca de 90 milhões de pintinhos vivos todos os anos, somente no Brasil. Esses animais, com poucas horas de vida, são ‘descartados’ dessa forma cruel, pois são machos e não botam ovos.

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(Português) O Gato da Vila Paraná

David Arioch | Jornalismo Cultural – TRANSCEND Media Service

24 set 2016 - Querubim ouviu tiro de espingarda seguido de miado. Lá fora, na rua de terra arenosa, Ranulpho nem se mexia, estatelado sobre uma porção de folhas miúdas de sibipiruna. A boca continuava entreaberta, denunciando que a dor da morte não poupava nem os mais inocentes.

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(Português) Sobre cavalos e amizades sem peso nas costas

Caroline Chaves - ANDA Agência de Notícias de Direitos Animais

Cavalo, equídeo, quadrúpede qualquer, não foi feito pra nele montar. Isso pode até lhe desagradar. Mas ele não nasceu pra galopar com ninguém em cima de suas costas, percorrendo longas distâncias, ou mesmo curtas, a toda velocidade. Precisamos parar de colocar nossas vaidades e nossos desejos acima dos direitos, da liberdade dos demais seres.

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SHORT VIDEO CLIPS

(Português) Michel Temer diz que impeachment aconteceu porque Dilma rejeitou ‘Ponte para o futuro’

The Intercept Brasil – TRANSCEND Media Service

22 setembro 2016 - O presidente Michel Temer deixou escapar um segredo em discurso para empresários e investidores: o impeachment de Dilma Rousseff ocorreu para implementar um plano de governo radicalmente diferente do que foi votado através das urnas em 2014, quando o PT ganhou a presidência pela quarta vez, e não por irregularidades praticadas pela ex-presidente.

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One Voice (Music Video of the Week)

Barry Manilow – TRANSCEND Media Service

Barry recorded his own voice some 40 times to compose this inspiring song.

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International Peace Day in Assisi

Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate | The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service

Update about Pope Francis's Message

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This Might Be the Coolest Visualization of Evolution Ever

Harvard Medical School – TRANSCEND Media Service

Bacteria Overcoming Antibiotics on a “Mega-Plate” Petri Dish

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JOKE OF THE WEEK

Poor Driver

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

After a summit meeting, Reagan, Brezhnev and Deng Xiaoping were being driven to the airport in a limousine.

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