Peace Journalism Perspective

EDITORIAL

TMS

A Call to Practice an Ethic of Care by Sharing Surplus

#715 | Howard Richards – TRANSCEND Media Service

Given today´s economic science and common sense assume, jobs for everybody, paid for by the products the employees contribute to making, will never happen. There will never be enough employers finding it profitable to hire workers and pay them well to create sustainable good jobs for everyone who needs one.

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TRANSCEND VIDEOS

Johan Galtung’s Negative and Positive Peace

Korczyk's Class - TRANSCEND Media Service

What does it mean to have peace? Is it the absence of violence, or do there need to be more factors in place to ensure a peaceful society? This video will explore Johan Galtung's ideas of Peace, and introduce the concepts of direct violence, structural violence, and cultural violence.

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FEATURED RESEARCH PAPER

A Propaganda Model

Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky – TRANSCEND Media Service

Excerpted from Manufacturing Consent, 1988 - The Five Filters: 1. Size, ownership, and profit orientation of the mass media 2. The advertising license to do business 3. Sourcing mass-media news 4. Flak and the enforcers (according to the authors, Freedom House is a flak) 5. Anticommunism as a control mechanism

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TMS PEACE JOURNALISM

A Zen Koan on Columbus Day

Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service

13 Oct 2021 - It’s too easy, right? Too simple — shoving Christopher Columbus off the historical honor roll, pulling down his statues, yanking his “day” away from him and renaming it in honor of the people he murdered, kidnapped, turned into property?

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Other Commentaries

NEWS

Washington Kidnaps a ‘Fugitive’ Ambassador– State Terrorism?

Caitlin Johnstone - TRANSCEND Media Service

17 Oct 2021 - The US Has Placed Itself in Charge Over Which Nations Get to Eat - The propaganda multiplier news agencies AP and AFP have both informed their readers that “fugitive businessman” Special Envoy and Ambassador to the African Union for Venezuela Alex Saab has been extradited to the United States.

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TRANSCEND MEMBERS

Pattern of 14-Foldness as an Implicit Organizing Principle for Governance?

Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens – TRANSCEND Media Service

18 Oct 2021 - The case for the following search of web resources follows from two similar investigations undertaken previously. Web searches were undertaken to determine the extent to which a 14-fold pattern was used to organize information of relevance to any form of governance. A key question is how the individual results are to be interpreted.

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Abandoning Yemen

Kathy Kelly – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 Oct 2021 - Why is the UN Human Rights Council Silencing Yemeni Human Rights Victims? - Politicizing UN agencies and procedures makes it all the more difficult for people making inquiries to establish trusting relationships with people whose rights should be upheld by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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The Rebranding of Antisemitism after the Holocaust

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

12 Oct 2021 - This post is concerned with the legacy of the Holocaust as providing antisemitism as a policy tool exploited by Israel and Zionist activists to intensify Palestinian suffering and deflect attention from Israeli wrongdoing. My main contention is that the Holocaust experience accentuated the tendencies of the Zionist movement to be opportunistic in the course of its long effort to attain, little by little, its territorial and ideological goals.

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The Nobel Peace Prize Should Have Gone to Julian Assange

David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 Oct 2021 - To some extent one must applaud the choice of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to two journalists who have dared to defy government pressure. Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov certainly merit the distinction. But there is another journalist who is even more deserving and his recognition would have contributed far more to the cause of world peace. That is Julian Assange.

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“Green Energy”: Are Humanoids Safe?

Prof Hoosen Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service

Death Knell for Planet Earth: Is Humankind Embracing a Greater Evil?

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Diet for a Dead or Dying Planet

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

The Giant Food Corporations and Their Cunningly Marketed “Happy Meals for All” Are Making Us Sick

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INDIGENOUS RIGHTS

Goodbye, Columbus? Here’s What Indigenous Peoples’ Day Means to Native Americans

Emma Bowman | NPR - TRANSCEND Media Service

President Biden issued a proclamation on Friday [8 Oct] to observe this Oct. 11 as a day to honor Native Americans, their resilience and their contributions to American society even as they faced assimilation, discrimination and genocide. The move shifts focus from Columbus Day, the federal holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus.

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MEDIA

Parting Thoughts from a Humanitarian Reporter

Ben Parker | The New Humanitarian - TRANSCEND Media Service

8 Oct 2021 - ‘Reporting on the aid industry can lurch between boosting or bashing – and not much in between.’ Co-founder, former CEO and long-time editor Ben Parker is leaving The New Humanitarian. Here are his reflections on years of reporting on the aid industry.

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AFRICA

UN Told Failure to Deal with Diversity Is Root Cause of Wars

Edith M. Lederer | AP News – TRANSCEND Media Service

One by one, South Africa’s former president Thabo Mbeki listed African countries Tuesday [12 Oct] where the failure to deal with diversity was a root cause of conflict, from the Biafran war in Nigeria in the late 1960s to the current clashes in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. He also cited “the centrality of failure properly to manage diversity” in the conflicts in Congo, Burundi, Ivory Coast and Sudan.

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ANGLO AMERICA

Netflix to Launch WikiLeaks Smear Job Three Days Before Assange Court Date

Caitlin Johnstone - TRANSCEND Media Service

14 Oct 2021 - Netflix will begin streaming a brazen hatchet job on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks for its U.S. subscribers on October 24th, just three days prior to a significant court date in Assange’s fight against extradition from the UK to the United States on October 27th.

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Tyrants of the Nanny State: When the Government Thinks It Knows Best

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

12 Oct 2021 - We labor today under the weight of countless tyrannies, large and small, carried out in the so-called name of the national good by an elite class of governmental and corporate officials who are largely insulated from the ill effects of their actions. We, the middling classes, are not so fortunate.

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MILITARISM

NATO’s Plans to Hack Your Brain

Ben Norton | The Grayzone – TRANSCEND Media Service

8 Oct 2021 - Behind NATO’s ‘cognitive warfare’: ‘Battle for your brain’ waged by Western militaries. Western governments in the NATO military alliance are developing tactics of “cognitive warfare,” using the supposed threats of China and Russia to justify waging a “battle for your brain” in the “human domain,” to “make everyone a weapon.”

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From Sci-Fi to Reality: How the US Space Force Launched a Digital Revolution

Nathan Strout | Defense News - TRANSCEND Media Service

11 Oct 2021 - All courtesy of the well-educated but  passive masses who accept the falsehood that Armed Forces are a deterrent.

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ASIA--PACIFIC

Covid: Conscientious Resignation of Police Officer in Australia

Krystle Mitchell and Police for Freedom – TRANSCEND Media Service

12 Oct 2021 - Following the conscientious resignation of Acting Senior Sergeant Krystle Mitchell of the Victoria Police in Australia, the international network Police for Freedom has issued a statement. Krystle had served for 16 years and has recently resigned over a matter of conscience in relation to policing of the Covid-19 restrictions.

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BRICS

Bolsonaro Wants to Privatize Brazil’s State-Owned Petrobras

teleSUR - TRANSCEND Media Service

15 Oct 2021 - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro declared yesterday that he wants to privatize state-owned Petrobras as he authorized the entry of US military forces for exercises next month.

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EUROPE

Free Julian Assange: The Belmarsh Tribunal Comes to London

Progressive International - TRANSCEND Media Service

13 Oct 2021 - Inspired by the famous Russell-Sartre people's tribunal, the Belmarsh Tribunal places the War on Terror on trial and holds the US government accountable for its war crimes. It is named for the London prison that has held Assange for the last two years as he faces extradition to the US, which plotted his assassination.

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PALESTINE - ISRAEL

Fantasies

Amos Gvirtz – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 Oct 2021 - Perhaps my fantasies offer an alternative vision? Western Europe realized these fantasies when they established the Common Market and then the European Union; Europe is flourishing like never before. Will Israel continue with the present policy until death and mutual destruction? Or will we show wisdom and choose the path of peace before this happens?

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IN FOCUS

The Final Solution. Full Digitization. “The QR Codification of the World”

Peter Koenig | Global Research – TRANSCEND Media Service

12 Oct 2021 - How come, it hasn’t occurred to everyone yet, that there is something wrong? Badly wrong. Can it be that it is simply cognitive dissonance? You know that there is something horribly wrong, but your comfort zone doesn’t allow you to admit it? That was the case in the Third Reich – that brought forward Hitler’s tyranny. The rest is history.

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The Rehearsal Is Over

Charles Eisenstein | Substack - TRANSCEND Media Service

10 Oct 2021 - A friend wrote me about her dilemma. She owns a company employing hundreds of people and is a staunch critic of that-which-shall-not-be-named. She said she has been trying to fly under the radar until sanity is restored, but with looming mandates for large employers, the radar will soon turn on her. What will she do? I will share with you the inner monologue that her note provoked in me.

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EDUCATION

Peace Education for Good Governance and Nonviolence

Surya Nath Prasad, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

Here I would like to explain about the right kind of education that is peace education. And this man-making education is missing everywhere.

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REVIEWS

The Statelessness Pandemic

Laura van Waas and Natalie Brinham | Project Syndicate – TRANSCEND Media Service

15 Oct 2021 - Over time, denaturalization has rightly come to be seen as a violation of human rights. But, as recent histories of the problem show, the international community still faces the same conundrum that it did a century ago, when droves of newly stateless people appealed to it for protection. At least 15 million people today are stateless, and millions more are threatened with national exclusion. The issue of statelessness thus demands urgent attention, as do works of history that shed light on the problem.

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COVID19 - CORONAVIRUS

COVID World Data -Total: 241,5M -Dead: 4,9M -Survival Rate: 98%

Worldometer and Avi Schiffmann - TRANSCEND Media Service

On 18 Oct 2021 (12pm GMT): Total Cases: 241,546,207 Deaths: 4,915,687 Active: 17,856,372 Recovered: 218,774,148 Cases Closed: 223,689,835 Total Vaccinated: 3,749,474,527 Percentage Dead: 2% (approximately)

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World Coronavirus Map

World Life Expectancy – TRANSCEND Media Service

Profile: How does Coronavirus/Covid19 rank among other illnesses? Is it the most lethal? Info, insights, numbers, statistics on health and causes of death. Updated Daily

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DEBATES ON COVID - VACCINES

Multiple Articles Questioning Aspects of COVID19 or Vaccines

Global Research - TRANSCEND Media Service

* To Inform, Educate, Create Dialogue * The Flip Side of the Official Discourse/Narrative

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SCIENCE

The Most Powerful Space Telescope Ever Built Will Look Back in Time to the Dark Ages of the Universe

Chris Impey | The Conversation - TRANSCEND Media Service

12 Oct 2021 - Some have called NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope the “telescope that ate astronomy.” It is the most powerful space telescope ever built and a complex piece of mechanical origami that has pushed the limits of human engineering. On Dec. 18, 2021, after years of delays and billions of dollars in cost overruns, the telescope is scheduled to launch into orbit and usher in the next era of astronomy.

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INSPIRATIONAL

Thomas Wolfe on Ambition, Gratitude, and the True Measure of Success, in Letters to His Mother

Maria Popova | Brain Pickings – TRANSCEND Media Service

“It is not all bad, but it is not all good, it is not all ugly, but it is not all beautiful, it is life, life, life — the only thing that matters.”

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POETRY FORMAT

The Moon and the Stars

Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

A Poem on our Cosmos

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A Poem for 9/11

Robert Cable – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 September, iconic date Like 7 December 60 years before, Rushed us to judgment and a bloody war As if war had been our unchosen fate.

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Are You Awake?

Dr Usha Roopnarain – TRANSCEND Media Service

Victimization, persecution, corruption, detestation, Deforestation, degradation, alienation. Are you awake? Governed by distractions, Make a distinction, to stop these factions.

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BIOGRAPHIES

Prof. Johan Galtung (Born 24 Oct 1930)

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

The 'Father of Peace Studies' celebrates his 91st birthday. At 24, he was jailed for 6 months as a Conscientious Objector in Norway. In jail he wrote, with Arne Næss, his first book: Gandhi’s Political Ethics. Today he has contributed more than 170 books; over 1500 papers, articles and book chapters; and over 500 Editorials for TRANSCEND Media Service on peace and conflict studies, mediation, and related issues. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHAN!

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ORIGINAL LANGUAGES

(Italiano) Una Costituzione della Terra

Enrico Peyretti | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service

15 Ottobre 2021 - Il Centro Studi Sereno Regis, insieme ad altre realtà cittadine per la pace, promuove e ospita questo incontro “Per una Costituzione della Terra–Festival della Nonviolenza” 20 ottobre 2021.

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(Italiano) L’utilizzo di combustibili fossili deve cessare

John Scales Avery | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service

15 Ottobre 2021 - Il rapporto di 4.000 pagine del Comitato Internazionale sul Cambiamento Climatico afferma che “Abbiamo necessità di un cambiamento trasformativo che agisca sui processi e i comportamenti a tutti i livelli: individuale, comunitario, aziendale, istituzionale e governativo. Dobbiamo ridefinire il nostro modo di vivere e i consumi”.

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(Norwegian – Norsk) Det andre Afghanistan

René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service

Krigen i Afghanistan har kostet Norge mer enn 20 milliarder kroner i militær og sivil bistand fra årsskiftet 2001/2002 til utgangen av april 2021. Hele 9 000 norske soldater tjenestegjorde i landet, hvorav ti ble drept. Forfatteren kommenterer forholdene i dette fattige, krigsherjede landet.

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(Português) O Grande Engodo: O Capitalismo Verde

Leonardo Boff – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 outubro 2021 - Os grandes mega capitais estão reunindo centenas de economistas e politólogos documentados no The Economist (principais acionistas: as famílias Rothschild e Agnelli), sob o título:”O futuro que nos espera”. Se lemos os seus 20 pontos ficamos estarrecidos: apresentam um projeto onde só eles entram, deixando fora o resto da humanidade controlada por uma inteligência artificial destinada a desarmar e liquidar qualquer reação em contrário.

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(Italiano) Iron Dome Israeliane: la farsa del finanziamento USA

Richard Falk | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service

4 Ottobre 2021 - Che gli Stati Uniti paghino il conto per ricostituire la scorta di missili nel sistema difensivo israeliano Iron Dome (Cupola di Ferro) utilizzato durante l’attacco a Gaza in maggio è una caricatura di legalità e giustizia.

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(Français) Le Prix Nobel de la Paix Aurait du Être Attribué à Julian Assange

David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 oct. 2021 - Dans une certaine mesure, il faut applaudir le choix du prix Nobel de la paix de cette année à deux journalistes qui ont osé défier la pression du gouvernement. Maria Ressa et Dmitry Muratov méritent certainement la distinction. Mais il y a un autre journaliste qui le mérite encore plus et sa reconnaissance aurait contribué beaucoup plus à la cause de la paix mondiale. C’est Julian Assange.

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MEMORABLE QUOTES

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. – TRANSCEND Media Service

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesman and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Understand the GOP Bible

Mr. Fish | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service

And Jesus said...

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JOKE OF THE WEEK

A Couple for the Road…

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

My wife keeps complaining I never listen to her — or something like that. ** “Why do you answer every question with another question?” “What’s wrong with that?”

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SHORT VIDEO CLIPS

The Story of Cap and Trade

Annie Leonard | The Story of Stuff - TRANSCEND Media Service

A fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution discussed at the Copenhagen 2009 UN Climate Change Conference. The energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this scheme; the “devils in the details” in current cap and trade proposals.

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One Fine Day (Music Video of the Week)

David Byrne and Brooklyn Youth Chorus – TRANSCEND Media Service

Performed by Brooklyn Youth Chorus, David Byrne and Mauro Refosco at the National Sawdust 2019 Spring Gala

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