Peace Journalism Perspective

EDITORIAL

TMS

Peacebuilding: Where Do We Go from Here?

#697 | René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service

While talk of a “New Cold War” is overly dramatic, there are real structural tensions that have been there for a long time and that will not be easily overcome. Recent events in the Middle East, the future of Afghanistan and its impact on the wider Pakistan-India-Iran area, the future of the two Koreas – all are fundamental issues related to the balance of power at the regional and world levels.

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TRANSCEND VIDEOS

Meet Antonio C. S. Rosa: Pioneer in Peace Journalism

Sebastian Eck – TRANSCEND Media Service

"TMS HAS INTEGRITY": Meet the man behind TRANSCEND Media Service

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FEATURED RESEARCH PAPER

The Future of Conflict Prevention and Conflict Transformation in the Global Agenda after COVID-19

Eloá dos Santos Prado – TRANSCEND Media Service

The ideal international security environment is the one that does not have conflict and violence lasting long nor spilling over cross-borders. Therefore, attention has been also paid to strategies and tools for handling conflict, for such reason comes to the fore conflict management, conflict settlement, conflict resolution, conflict transformation and conflict prevention. This essay, in part II, wants to reflect on the last two approaches.

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TMS PEACE JOURNALISM

What Went Right This Week: The Other G7, Plus More Positive News

Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service

10 Jun 2021 - Art installations cut straight to the point at the G7, Israel became the first nation to ban fur, and a plan was announced for a basic income trial in Wales, plus the week’s other positive news.

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NOBEL LAUREATES

The Inflation Red Herring

Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Economics Laureate – TRANSCEND Media Service

9 Jun 2021 - Far from signaling the return of significant inflation, temporary price increases are exactly what one would expect in a recovery following an economic shutdown. Whether those peddling inflation fears are pursuing their own agenda or simply jumping the gun, they should not be heeded.

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Other Commentaries

SPOTLIGHT

Open Letter: The 16 Jun 2021 Biden/Putin Summit

Roger Kotila, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

The following recommendations for the Summit Meeting between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joseph Biden are the product of discussions among a core group of international think tanks specializing in world peace, disarmament, and a federal geopolitical system change to transform the United Nations.

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TRANSCEND MEMBERS

IDF Operation ‘Guardian of the Walls’: Prelude, Aftermath, Prospects

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

7 Jun 2021 - The Palestinian ordeal is certainly not over, but for the first time we can envision it ending!

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Prelude to War? The US/NATO, Egypt, and Ethiopian Sovereignty

Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service

9 Jun 2021 - Ethiopian American activist and community organizer Benyam Kitaw says that US hostility toward Ethiopia could lead to further sanctions, economic pressure, and perhaps even war.

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How Billion-Dollar Foundations Fund NGOs to Manipulate U.S. Foreign Policy: A Case Study from Nicaragua

Rick Sterling | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service

8 Jun 2021 - U.S. foreign policy is increasingly promoted by billionaire-funded foundations. The neoliberal era has created individuals with incredible wealth who, through “philanthropy,” flex their influence and feel good at the same time. While these philanthropists can be liberal on some issues, they almost universally support U.S. foreign policy and the “free market.” Because many of these super-rich individuals made their wealth through investments and speculation, most do not like a planned economy, socialized services beyond the private sector, or greater government control.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

A Critical Decade

John Scales Avery – TRANSCEND Media Service

14 Jun 2021 - I would like to announce the publication of a book, which discusses the urgent changes that are needed to save our planet and our collective future. The book may be downloaded and circulated free of charge.

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COVID19 - CORONAVIRUS

Pre-Symptomatic Transmission Is Very Real

Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service

12 Jun 2021 - Because many authorities justified mask mandates with pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic coronavirus transmission, many skeptics and critics tried to argue against the existence or importance of pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic transmission. But pre- and asymptomatic transmission is real for the same reason that face masks don’t work: aerosols.

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COVID World Data: 176,7M Total; 3,8M Deceased; 164,6M Cases Closed

Worldometer and Avi Schiffmann - TRANSCEND Media Service

On 14 Jun 2021 12pm GMT: Total Cases: 176,782,604 Deaths: 3,820,853 Percentage Deaths: 0.01% Active: 17,358,886 Recovered: 160,845,875 Cases Closed: 164,666,728 Total Vaccinated: 987,900,015

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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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IN FOCUS

The Difference between ‘Woke’ and a True Awakening

Slavoj Žižek | RT – TRANSCEND Media Service

10 Jun 2021 - The supposedly liberal ‘wokeness’ and cancel culture have little to do with awakening to what’s going on in the world and trying to change it – it’s just noise for the sake of noise, while the status-quo is carefully preserved.

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MILITARISM

Inside the Pentagon’s Secret Undercover Army

William M. Arkin | Newsweek - TRANSCEND Media Service

The largest undercover force the world has ever known is the one created by the Pentagon over the past decade. Some 60,000 people belong to this secret army working under masked identities in a program called "signature reduction." More than ten times the size of the clandestine elements of the CIA, it carries out domestic and foreign assignments in military uniforms or civilian cover, in real life and online, hiding in private businesses and consultancies, some of them household name companies.

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The US National-Security State Has an Invisible Army

Branko Marcetic interviews William Arkin | Jacobin Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service

9 Jun 2021 - Tens of thousands of Americans work for US military and intelligence agencies, operating domestically under false identities with fake documents and James Bond–style spy gizmos. Why? To allow the national-security state to pursue its forever wars smoothly, forever.

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ANGLO AMERICA

How Organized Crime Infiltrated American Business after WWII and Corrupted National Politics from Truman to Trump

Jeremy Kuzmarov | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service

10 Jun 2021 - Provocative new book documents the unsavory alliance between the Mafia, the CIA, and the corporate establishment that transformed America into “the world’s most dangerous nation.”

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HISTORY

Endogenous Racism against People of African Origins–Tulsa and Sharpeville: Parallels in History (Part 1)

Prof Hoosen Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service

The Global Injustices towards Black People - June 1st 2021 marked the centennial of the Race Riots now called the Race Massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1921, which led to the killing 300 North Americans of African origins, destroying their residences, businesses, and eradicating “The Black Wall Street” of Oklahoma forever.

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HEALTH

Oral Cancer in Florida – World No Tobacco Day

Vidushi Prasad - TRANSCEND Media Service

Oral Cancer is a subtype of head and neck cancer occurring in an oral cavity. It is a cancerous tissue growth that may involve tongue, the floor of mouth, cheek, gingiva, palate, lips or oropharynx. It may be of different types adenocarcinoma, lymphoma, melanoma, but most common is squamous cell carcinoma, and it is one of the chronic diseases that results in high mortality rate due to late diagnosis.

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ASIA--PACIFIC

Burma: Engaging with State Power without Losing Principles or Head (Part 1)

Maung Zarni | FORSEA – TRANSCEND Media Service

9 Jun 2021 - The Burmese military regime remained, as intransigent towards any compromise with the democratic opposition, as it was repressive, towards Burmese dissidents.

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Burma: Engaging with State Power without Losing Principles or Head (Part 2)

Maung Zarni | FORSEA – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 Jun 2021 - In those years, the Burma policy world was caught in the emerging Orwellian duality of ‘Sanctions Bad, Engagement Good’ of international debates which took place with respective proponents talking past one another, pursuing their own concealed interests.

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PALESTINE - ISRAEL

Power at Any Cost: How Opportunistic Mansour Abbas Joined Hands with Avowed ‘Arab Killers’

Ramzy Baroud | Politics for the People – TRANSCEND Media Service

7 Jun 2021 - We are led to believe that history is being made in Israel, following the formation of a government coalition that for the first time includes an Arab party, Ra’am. In truth, Mansour Abbas, a Palestinian Arab politician who is willing to find common ground with extremists and proud ‘Arab killers’, only represents himself. The future shall attest to this claim.

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Whither Palestine? Whither Israel? After the Violence Spike, after the Abraham Accords, after Netanyahu

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

13 Jun 2021 - The changing circumstances in Israel/Palestine over the last six weeks. Two questions that will shape the Palestinian destiny: Will the post-Netanyahu government push harder the political agenda of the right-wing settler movement? Will the aftermath of the IDF military operation, Guardian of the Walls, increase Palestinian resistance and global solidarity?

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WHISTLEBLOWING

Why Daniel Ellsberg Wants the U.S. to Prosecute Him under the Espionage Act

Jon Schwarz | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service

In an exclusive interview, Ellsberg explains why he hopes the courts take on the law used to crack down on whistleblowers.

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Julian Assange and the Collapse of the Rule of Law

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service

Chris Hedges gave this talk at a rally on 10 June 2021 night in New York City in support of Julian Assange. John and Gabriel Shipton, Julian’s father and brother, also spoke at the event, which was held at The People’s Forum.

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The American Working Class Must Come to Assange’s Defense!

Thomas Scripps | WSWS - TRANSCEND Media Service

10 Jun 2021 - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been subjected to more than a decade of vicious uninterrupted persecution by the imperialist powers. He is currently in London’s Belmarsh maximum-security prison, fighting extradition to the US.

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SCIENCE

What Are Atomic Bomb Quasicrystals, and Why Do They Matter?

Susan D’Agostino | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists - TRANSCEND Media Service

9 Jun 2021 - Something unexpectedly lovely was created amid the detonation of an atomic bomb 75 years ago: a mathematically perfect quasicrystal. Quasicrystals may be able to determine responsible parties in a nuclear terrorist attack.

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INSPIRATIONAL

Comfort

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

A neighbor's wife had died, and he was very sad.

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SPIRITUALITY

An Alien’s View of Life on Earth

Stephen Knapp (Sri Nandanandana dasa) – TRANSCEND Media Service

The author’s reasons for never having been too comfortable on this human level of existence, giving a different perspective on the peculiarities of what living on this planet and in a human body can be like, and why it may be better to move on.

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POETRY FORMAT

The Brutality of Hate: Stop Homophobia!

Dr Usha Roopnarain – TRANSCEND Media Service

I wrote this poem after I read about Aubrey Boshoga a member of the LGBTQ community in South Africa. The community lives in fear and anxiety as crimes against their group goes unpunished. No life should be lost on the basis of discrimination and oppression on grounds of sex, gender and sexual orientation.

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Doorstep Delivery Services — DDS

Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

The economy has shriveled so much That DDS have been launched But we should know DDS of what

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BIOGRAPHIES

Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara (14 Jun 1928 – 9 Oct 1967)

Encyclopædia Britannica – TRANSCEND Media Service

Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, theoretician and tactician of guerrilla warfare, prominent communist figure in the Cuban Revolution (1956–59), and guerrilla leader in South America, Guevara was a medical doctor specialized in leprosy. Traveling around South America, he observed conditions that spurred his revolt against poverty and capitalist exploitation, adopting Marxist ideology, theory and practices. He is revered by many as a martyred cultural hero, having become an iconic cult figure as a symbol of anti-imperialist struggles everywhere.

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ORIGINAL LANGUAGES

(Italiano) Armi nucleari: le vulnerabilità

Elena Camino | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service

7 Giugno 2021 - Le scelte sulle armi nucleari: le vulnerabilità presenti e future. Chi prende le decisioni, e su quali basi?

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(Português) Sem Espiritualidade Não Salvaremos a Vida na Terra

Leonardo Boff – TRANSCEND Media Service

8 jun 2021 - Em momentos de grandes crises, desastres naturais, e agora do Coronavírus, os seres humanos deixam vir à tona a sua essência: a solidariedade, a cooperação, o cuidado mútuo e a espiritualidade. Michail Gorbachev, na elaboração da Carta da Terra: “Ou desenvolvemos uma espiritualidade com novos valores,centrados na vida e na cooperação, ou não haverá solução para a vida na Terra.”

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(Français) Réflexions sur le génocide comme crime ultime

Alfred de Zayas et Richard Falk | Investig'Action - TRANSCEND Media Service

10 Juin 2021 - L’utilisation abusive du mot «génocide» est un manque de respect envers les proches des victimes des massacres arméniens, de l’holocauste et du génocide rwandais. Il est bien plus dangereux de découvrir que nous risquons également d’être immergés dans les eaux troubles du «faux droit» (fake law). Il est urgent de réagir. Une telle évolution n’est pas tolérable.

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(Português) Grupos da USP e Universidade de Lisboa realizam colóquio internacional “Derrida e a Questão dos Animais”

David Arioch | Vegazeta – TRANSCEND Media Service

No dia 25 junho 2021, o Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa e o grupo de ética e direitos animais da Universidade de São Paulo realizam o colóquio internacional “Derrida e a Questão dos Animais”. Evento online fecha a primeira série de encontros sobre o livro “O animal que logo sou”, do filósofo franco-magrebino Jacques Derrida.

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IN-DEPTH VIDEOS

US Kidnaps Venezuelan Diplomat: The Case of Alex Saab

Anya Parampil | Red Lines/The Grayzone - TRANSCEND Media Service

4 Jun 2021 - Attorney Femi Falana talks about the shocking case of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab who has been kidnapped for violating illegal sanctions to feed his country. Under pressure from the USA, Cape Verdean authorities arrested Saab in Jun 2020 when he stopped to refuel his plane. Falana explains why the case is invalid, accusing the US of practicing "gangsterism".

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SHORT VIDEO CLIPS

US Navy Pilots Describe Encounters with UFOs

Bill Whitaker | 60 Minutes - TRANSCEND Media Service

17 May 2021 - Bill Whitaker reports on the regular sightings of unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAP, that have spurred a report due to Congress next month. "60 Minutes" is the most successful television broadcast in history.

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Napalm Sticks to Kids (Music Video of the Week)

Covered Wagon Musicians | Vietnam War Song Project – TRANSCEND Media Service

A vivid account of US forces indiscriminately dropping bombs on Vietnam, hitting pregnant women, children, and other civilians. The focus of the song is chemical weapon Napalm B - a jellied gasoline mixture, with polystyrene, benzene, and gasoline. Declared a war-crime since 1980, the US government extensively used this weapon during the Vietnam conflict, dropping 388,000 tons on Indochina between 1963 and 1973.

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MEMORABLE QUOTES

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist – TRANSCEND Media Service

Paulo Coelho de Souza, born Aug 24, 1947, is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist, best known for his novel, The Alchemist. In 2014, he uploaded his personal papers online to create a virtual Paulo Coelho Foundation. Wikipedia

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Apartheid

André Carrilho | OppArt/The Nation – TRANSCEND Media Service

Lost Links

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JOKE OF THE WEEK

Man vs Man

Readers’ Digest – TRANSCEND Media Service

Q: What is the difference between capitalism and socialism?

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