Peace Journalism Perspective

EDITORIAL

TMS

Paths Not Taken: Peace Initiatives That Would Have Helped Avoid the Mess We’re in Now

#746 | Jake Lynch – TRANSCEND Media Service

Why is there so little talk of peace for Ukraine? Is the world community really prepared to sit on its hands as the country is destroyed? We have no alternative but to redouble our advocacy, despite the knock-backs. Peace takes time, whereas a counsel of haste is a counsel of war. But we may not have ages and ages, so we need to work out how to make a difference.

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TRANSCEND VIDEOS

When Is a TV News Interview Not Just an Interview?

Matt Taibbi and Matt Orfalea | TK News - TRANSCEND Media Service

When TV News Won't Identify Defense Lobbyists - As war rages, viewers watch commercials for weapons dealers, often without knowing it.

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FEATURED RESEARCH PAPER

Not Soon Enough: Meditations on Ending War and Visioning Peace

Ivana Milojević, Ph.D. | Journal of Future Studies - TRANSCEND Media Service

March 2022 -To end war, we need to challenge the futures fallacies we use to construct reality. We also need to envision peaceful futures. This essay analyses a ‘failure of (futures) imagination’ behind wars and concludes with four meditations/visions on peace.

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TMS PEACE JOURNALISM

The History They Don’t Teach You in School: U.S. and Russia Have a Long History of Collaboration

Nancy Spannaus | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service

21 May 2022 - Relationship Can Be Rekindled Today, Even in These Darkest of Times

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The Heart Is Mightier Than the Sword

Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service

Sounds like a horror movie on permanent rewind through the brain, through the soul. Catch your breath, buy a gun. What other choice do you have?... The heart is mightier than the sword. I’m allowing myself to imagine a world where most people believe this.

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Other Commentaries

NEWS

Washington Moves to Annex North-East Syria by Proxy

20 May 2022 - Under cover of media focus on the NATO proxy war in Ukraine and the Zionist assassination of Al Jazeera senior correspondent Shireen AbuAkleh, Washington is making moves to annex Syrian territory.

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TRANSCEND MEMBERS

Biodiversity Is Health

Navdanya International– TRANSCEND Media Service

22 May 2022 - To celebrate World Biodiversity Day, we present Biodiversity Is Health. We break down how all levels of biodiversity have a direct and tangible tie to human health, especially as an intimate connection exists between the biodiversity of our diets and gut, and our surrounding ecosystems, making health a continuum. Biodiversity is, hence, needed at every level of the food system.

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A Reset That Serves the People

Ellen Brown | Web of Debt – TRANSCEND Media Service

19 May 2022 - Instead of buying into the World Economic Forum’s dystopian “Great Reset,” we can build an alternative system with a mandate to serve the people.

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“The Winter of Our Discontent:” Mind’s Accommodation to Disparate Experiences

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

A Personal Essay – 20 May 2022 - MIND, MEANING, CHANCE . . .

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Journalist Assassination: Are Israeli Defense Forces Out of Control?

Robin Edward Poulton, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

18 May 2022 - Israeli Soldier Kills Al Jazeera Journalist on 11 May 2022

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The Global Killing Fields of Journalists: “The Silence of the World” (Part 2)

Prof Hoosen Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service

In the assassination of journalists, the universal silence highlights the demise of humanity.

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Nakba at 74

Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service

16 May 2022 - On this 74th anniversary of the beginning of our Nakba (catastrophe) we mourn the ethnic cleansing that began in 1948 and that continues today with silent transfer, home demolitions, land confiscation and more. But we also pledge it as a day of dedication, meditation, and work towards return (al-awda) and liberation.

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Notes from Ethiopia: The TPLF Destruction of Afar (Part 4)

Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service

18 May 2022 - The U.S. backs TPLF war, then when IDPs overwhelm public health capacity, USAID sends help. Measles threatens to sweep IDP camps full of undernourished children. Contradictions of empire.

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‘By Deliberately Ignoring Risk, the World Is Bankrolling Its Own Destruction’

Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service

20 May 2022 - It is often said that a pessimistic person is an optimistic but well-informed person.

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Ramjas College of Delhi University

Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

I was a student of Ramjas College of DU and lived in its Hostel for five years while I did my undergraduate and postgraduate studies. I wrote this piece after leaving the college half a century back and have some fond memories which I want to share with my readers here.

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ACTIVISM

Why Learning from Each Other’s Struggles Is Vital to Long-Term Movement Success

Laurence Cox | Waging Nonviolence – TRANSCEND Media Service

Time is too short to reinvent the wheel if we want to win. Movements must take seriously how they train and strategize.

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IN FOCUS

“Notes on Exterminism” for the Twenty-First-Century Ecology and Peace Movements

John Bellamy Foster | Monthly Review – TRANSCEND Media Service

May 2022 - The dual exterminist tendencies: the planetary ecological crisis and the growing threat of global nuclear annihilation.

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The New Iron Curtain

Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service

16 May 2022 - The Ukraine crisis proves to be Europe’s crucible and Europe proves a profound disappointment.

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Global Peace, Security and Conflict Resolution: We, the People, Witness the Coming of an Insane Future

Mahboob A. Khawaja, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

17 May 2022 - The quest for a peaceful resolution of the current crisis is more important than other imperatives of global concern. The global leaders who claim to possess greatness of mind have failed miserably to stop the ongoing slaughter of humanity in Ukraine, Yemen, Syria, Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq…

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JUSTICE

Amnesty International Resists Calls to Designate Assange a ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ as Extradition Looms

Mohamed Elmaazi | The Dissenter - TRANSCEND Media Service

16 May 2022 - The international human rights organization Amnesty International has resisted calls to designate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a "prisoner of conscience," even though the organization acknowledges he is the target of a "politically motivated prosecution" by the United States.

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MEDIA

Western Media Engages in a War on Truth

Russell Bentley | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service

16 May 2022 - Yellow Journalism of the Hearst Era Is Alive and Well in the 21st Century

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AFRICA

Biden Redeploys Troops to Somalia While Humanitarian Crisis Looms

Abayomi Azikiwe | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service

20 May 2022 - U.S. war policy in Ukraine and Eastern Europe has prompted hyperinflation, food deficits and economic underdevelopment around the world. The military maneuvers in the Horn of Africa as well will prove detrimental to the people of the region and throughout the world.

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ANGLO AMERICA

On Bush’s Freudian Confession

Caitlin Johnstone - TRANSCEND Media Service

19 May 2022 - While criticizing Russia for having rigged elections and shutting out political opposition, the 43rd president made the following comment: “The result is an absence of checks and balances in Russia, and the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean, of Ukraine.”The bullshit doesn’t get any more brightly illuminated than this, folks. All that spin and narrative management they’ve been pouring into the US proxy war in Ukraine, and Bush undoes it all with the Bushism to end all Bushisms.

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New Documents Show How Drug Companies Targeted Doctors to Increase Opioid Prescriptions

Charles Ornstein | ProPublica - TRANSCEND Media Service

17 May 2022 - A trove of documents published as part of a legal settlement offers an unvarnished look inside the financial relationships between pharmaceutical companies and the medical community — from the perspective of drug companies themselves.

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USA’s Selective Outrage over Ukraine Is Fashioned by a Well-Oiled Propaganda Machine… Just Ask the People of Yemen

Robert Bridge | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service

15 May 2022 - North Americans are being shepherded to the next emoji crusade – the latest being Russia’s special operation in Ukraine – like consumers waiting in line for junk food and Happy Meals. When does the mindless virtue-signaling end?

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Escaping the Apocalypse on the Killing Fields of Ukraine

Stephanie Hiller – TRANSCEND Media Service

21 May 2022 - It’s not surprising that the threat to destroy Roe V. Wade has shown its ugly head at the same time as a desperate, bloody war and a horrible white supremacist attack in Buffalo. All three are expressions of patriarchy gone haywire as power elites strive to achieve global dominance.

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PALESTINE - ISRAEL

Not in the Heat of Battle

Amos Gvirtz – TRANSCEND Media Service

16 May 2022 - On the eve of Israel's Memorial Day and six days after Holocaust Memorial Day, Israel's High Court of Justice issued their heinous decision to allow the Israeli army to demolish eight Palestinian villages and expel their inhabitants in the South Hebron Hills.

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Recasting Attention to the Raging Genocide

Shad Saleem Faruqi and Jaspal Kaur Sadhu Singh | JUST – TRANSCEND Media Service

19 May 2022 - We wish to reiterate that though the global attention these days is focused on the Russia-Ukraine war, the world needs to recast its attention and conscience to the genocide, protracted aggression and injustices in the illegally occupied territories of the West Bank. Shireen Abu Akleh’s assassination underlies the daily reality of apartheid in occupied Palestine.

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Angela Davis, John Pilger, Roger Waters Rave about Just-Released ‘Our Vision for Liberation’

Ilan Pappé & Ramzy Baroud | Politics for the People - TRANSCEND Media Service

18 May 2022 - In commemoration of the 74th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, Professor Ilan Pappe and Dr. Ramzy Baroud announce the release of their latest book, ‘Our Vision for Liberation: Engaged Palestinian Leaders & Intellectuals Speak Out.’

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POETRY FORMAT

Still Support We Can Offer!

Jocelyn Wright - TRANSCEND Media Service

We sit helplessly by as opponents to peace Decimate Ukraine One town after another On diverse devices, TVs, and radios Forgetful of our shared humanity

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Ode to Grief

Dr Usha Roopnarain – TRANSCEND Media Service

Poem written at the passing on of my beloved brother Niresh Manilall in South Africa.

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BIOGRAPHIES

Ralph Waldo Emerson (25 May 1803 – 27 Apr 1882)

American Transcendentalism Web – TRANSCEND Media Service

Emerson had become quite famous, a major figure in the American literary landscape, a celebrity which brought both adulation and satire. He had been a profound inspiration for many writers, especially Henry Thoreau and Walt Whitman.

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INSPIRATIONAL

Logic vs Emotion

Bruce Lee - TRANSCEND Media Service

Words -> Reactions

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SPIRITUALITY

Swami Vivekananda Addresses the Parliament of Religions–Chicago 1893

Swami Vivekananda - TRANSCEND Media Service

“As the different streams having their sources in different places all mingle their water in the sea, so, O Lord, the different paths which men take through different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to Thee.”

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ORIGINAL LANGUAGES

(Italiano) Maturità politica ed empatia razionale per il nemico

Diane Perlman | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service

20 Maggio 2022 - Dopo lo sfascio dell’URSS, seppure Putin lo considerasse “la maggiore catastrofe geopolitica del secolo”, richiese l’adesione della Russia alla NATO e all’Unione Europea, a seguito di proposte fatte da Gorbachev e Yeltsin.

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(Castellano) La batalla final por la humanidad: Es ‘ahora o nunca’ en la larga guerra contra el homo sapiens

Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. - TRANSCEND Media Service

Si perdemos esta batalla, no habrá batalla posterior. La Larga Guerra contra la humanidad se habrá perdido, de una vez por todas. Esta batalla es por todo lo que significa ser humano: identidad humana, libertad humana, derechos humanos, privacidad, dignidad, libre albedrío y cualquier otra cosa que haga que valga la pena vivir la vida, y por el control de la Tierra y todos sus recursos.

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(Português) A Sombra Tenebrosa do Bolsonarismo no Brasil

Leonardo Boff – TRANSCEND Media Service

18 maio 2022 - Bolsonaro é tão pouco político e desvairado que nem esconde o jogo. Revela-o às claras. Tal comportamento de um chefe de estado que se caracteriza por constantes ameaças às instituições e pelo permanente descaso da situação dramática do país, dos milhões de famintos, de insuficiência alimentar, dos desempregados, nos provoca graves preocupações e sérias apreensões.

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(Italiano) Ammazza-ammazza

Enrico Peyretti | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Maggio 2022 - Si ammazzano, si ammazzano. Per un pezzo di terra. Ammazza-ammazza. Per un orgasmo mentale della psicopatia di potenza. Ahimé, sono esseri para-umani, simil-umani, fermi al grado primitivo dell’evoluzione umanizzatrice.

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(Português) Joaquin Phoenix lança documentário sobre o impacto do uso de antibióticos na pecuária

David Arioch | Vegazeta – TRANSCEND Media Service

19 de maio de 2022 - “The End of Medicine” também aborda os riscos de novos surtos e pandemias por meio da criação de animais para consumo.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Mistakes

HKM Life – TRANSCEND Media Service

Practical Wisdom

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JOKE OF THE WEEK

Life in the Stupidverse

Tom Tomorrow | Daily Kos – TRANSCEND Media Service

This Modern World - 9 May 2022

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SHORT VIDEO CLIPS

Teach Your Children (Music Video of the Week)

Playing For Change – TRANSCEND Media Service

Live in Australia - Song by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (w/lyrics)

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