Peace Journalism Perspective

EDITORIAL

TMS

Political Maturity and Rational Empathy for the Enemy

#745 | Diane Perlman, Ph.D. - TRANSCEND Media Service

After the breakup of the USSR, even though Putin felt it “was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century,” he requested that Russia join NATO and the European Union, following proposals made by Gorbachev and Yeltsin.

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TRANSCEND VIDEOS

Peace Building

Charles Eisenstein - TRANSCEND Media Service

25 Mar 2022 - Recording of a live call I hosted last week on peace-building. The basic premise we worked with is that all levels of peace and conflict, from the international to the relational to the internal, are interconnected.

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FEATURED RESEARCH PAPER

The Defense of Nature: Resisting the Financializaton of the Earth

John Bellamy Foster | Monthly Review - TRANSCEND Media Service

1 Apr 2022 - The rapid financialization of nature that is promoting a Great Expropriation of the global commons and the dispossession of humanity on an unprecedented scale.

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Other Commentaries

TRANSCEND News

IMPORTANT APPEAL FOR DONATIONS TO TMS

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

We can’t continue producing and delivering our TMS Weekly Digest to your Inbox--unfailingly since 2008—without your help. Censorship is closing in on alternative media/journalism; the elites demand more of it. We will not waiver in our commitment to our Solutions-Oriented Peace Journalism, and will never install a paywall, charge for a subscription, sell your data, or accept advertising.

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TRANSCEND MEMBERS

Memorability, Mnemonics, Maths, Music and Governance

Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens - TRANSCEND Media Service

Memory Enhancement Ensuring Strategic Credibility - In a period in which great emphasis is placed on the complexity of governance and the issues which it is required to address, remarkably little is said of the challenges to memory.

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It Is Foolish for Finland and Sweden to Join NATO and Ignore both the Causes and Consequences

Jan Oberg, Ph.D. | The Transnational – TRANSCEND Media Service

12 May 2022 - Today, Finland decided to become a full NATO member. Sweden will do the same next week. What caused this ill-considered and panicking but fateful policy change and what its consequences will be.

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Inequality Tightens Its Grip on the Most Vulnerable

Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service

13 May 2022 - Please do not say you were not aware that the world produces enough food to feed all human beings on Earth, while nearly double the combined European Union’s population go to bed hungry… every single night.

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Extend the Spirit of Partisans to Fight New Fascisms: Homophobia, Discrimination, Exclusion and Racism

Maung Zarni | FORSEA – TRANSCEND Media Service

9 May is officially the Europe or Victory Day, commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany by the Allies–-USSR, USA, France and UK–-in 1945. For the first time since the ethnic cleanings in 1992-95, Bosnian human rights activists explore the possibility of international solidarity networks, linking their local activism with those from other parts of the world.

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Tears and Hope from the Last Few Days

Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service

14 May 2022 - World renowned journalist Shireen AbuAqleh was intentionally murdered by an Israeli sniper in Jenin. We planted ten trees in her honor. The constellation of events and circumstances and her background actually were so amazing that it provided a huge dose of sadness but also a big ray of hope for us.

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The Global Killing Fields of Journalists: The Death of Shireen Abu Akleh (Part 1)

Prof Hoosen Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service

Dedicated Journalists Are the Foundation of a Solid, Democratic State

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Notes from Eritrea (Part II)

Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 May 2022 - If Eritreans or other peoples of the world choose multi-party democracy, fine, but the US/NATO shouldn't be trying to ram it down their throats with sanctions or using it as an excuse to bomb them into submission.

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Nakba – To Strive for Justice till Liberation

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | JUST - TRANSCEND Media Service

14 May 2022 - Today is Nakba--the day that Palestinians remember as the Great Catastrophe when the illegitimate entity called Israel was formally established on Palestinian land. It was the beginning of the dispossession of the Palestinian people which has continued for the last 74 years.

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The Final Battle for Humanity: It Is ‘Now or Never’ in the Long War against Homo Sapiens

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

If we lose this battle, the Long War against humanity will have been lost. This battle is for everything that it means to be human – human identity, human freedom, human rights, privacy, dignity, free will and anything else that makes life worth living – and for control of the Earth and all its resources.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Homo Sapiens

John Scales Avery, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

A Book Announcement - Humans, in their arrogance, call themselves "Homo sapiens sapiens", the "wisest of the wise"! Admittedly, our species has enormous technical, cultural, and scientific progress to its credit. But wisdom? That is another matter entirely.

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IN FOCUS

Empire of Bioweapon Lies

Pepe Escobar – TRANSCEND Media Service

13 May 2022 - An ongoing U.S. bioweapons program in Ukraine was one of the Top Three reasons that led to Operation Z. So just when we thought we could enjoy the summer by watching Europe commit hara-kiri, it’s time to stock up on those Aperol Spritz. Get ready for a new hit series, season 1: Inside the American bioweapon racket.

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Progressive International: The Athens Declaration on Ukraine

Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service

Today, 13 May 2022, three members of the Progressive International, Yanis Varoufakis, Jeremy Corbyn and Ece Temelkuran, called a press conference to make public the Athens Declaration on the Russian invasion and the war in Ukraine. Here is the text.

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How to Follow the Ukraine War

Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service

16 May 2022 - How to Bypass Official Propaganda and Disinformation

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ANGLO AMERICA

Biden Wanted $33B More for Ukraine. Congress Quickly Raised It to $40B. Who Benefits?

Glenn Greenwald | Substack – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 May 2022 - Tens of billions, soon to be much more, are flying out of U.S. coffers to Ukraine as North Americans suffer, showing who runs the U.S. government, and for whose benefit.

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Jesus, Endless War, and the Rise of U.S. Fascism

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service

9 May 2022 - The Democratic Party is hoping to thwart an election by running against the Supreme Court decision on abortion. The Christian fascists believe military power, and its “manly” virtues, are blessed by God. No military budget is too big. No war waged by the US is evil. Violence is the primary form of communication. Vengeance is the highest good.

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The Last Good Guys? Five Reasons Why Washington Can’t Break Its War Addiction

William J. Astore | TomDispatch - TRANSCEND Media Service

8 May 2022 - Why has the United States already become so heavily invested in the Russia-Ukraine war? And why has it so regularly gotten involved in so many other wars on this planet since it invaded Afghanistan in 2001? Persistent warfare should never be confused with strength and certainly not with righteousness, especially on a planet haunted by a growing sense of impending doom.

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White House Rejects Rep. Seth Moulton’s Characterization of a “Proxy War” with Russia

Ryan Grim | The Intercept – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 May 2022 - Biden has dished out his own escalatory rhetoric, calling Putin a war criminal and suggesting that the Russian president couldn’t remain in power.

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Medical Bigotry: Jim Crow in a White Lab Coat

Michael J. Talmo - TRANSCEND Media Service

13 May 2022 - Bigotry is an ugly thing. In my country, the US, it has had a long and nasty history. From treating black people and women as second class citizens via slavery, Jim Crow Laws, and blaming Eve for the fall of the human race in Genesis, to persecuting gay and transgender people, to barring atheists from holding public office.

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The Bizarre, Unanimous Dem Support for the $40b War Package to Raytheon and CIA: “For Ukraine”

Glenn Greenwald | Substack – TRANSCEND Media Service

14 May 2022 - "The US Anti-War Left Is Dead--The Squad's $40b War Vote Just Killed It." Many Dems voting YES have long denounced exactly these sorts of bills. What happened?

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ASIA--PACIFIC

Marcos Dynasty Back in Power: What’s Next for the Philippines?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service

12 May 2022 - The Marcos dynasty is returning to power in the Philippines. Almost exactly 50 years after Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law and a dictatorship, his namesake son secured more than 30 million votes, nearly double that of his nearest rival, current Vice President Leni Robredo. Will he replicate his father’s dictatorial ambitions?

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EUROPE

Ukraine’s Partial Gas Cut to Europe Could Force Activation of Nord Stream 2

Paul Antonopoulos | InfoBRICS – TRANSCEND Media Service

Kiev attempts to blackmail Europe by partially halting gas flow from Russia.

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PALESTINE - ISRAEL

Acclaimed Palestinian-American Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh Killed in Israeli Raid in West Bank

Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service

12 May 2022 - Shireen was a beloved journalist known for her tireless reporting on Palestine. As news of her death spread, crowds turned out in a spontaneous outpouring of anger and grief gathered outside her home in occupied East Jerusalem. Israeli soldiers then raided the home in an act both pointless and cruel.

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Israeli Police Attack Funeral Procession for Shot Journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh

Sufian Taha | The Guardian - TRANSCEND Media Service

13 May 2022 - Israeli forces have attacked a funeral procession for a Palestinian American journalist shot dead this week, kicking and hitting people with batons and causing mourners carrying her coffin to lose balance and drop it to the ground.

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‘All the Questions Were about Israel’: Inside Deutsche Welle’s Purge of Arab Journalists

Hebh Jamal and Lena Obermaier | +972 Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service

5 May 2022 - When Deutsche Welle fired seven Arab journalists over accusations of antisemitism, many in Germany took its decision at face value. But a closer look shows DW's investigation was riddled with political motives.

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‘Boycott’ Is a Powerful Film That Needs to Be Seen

Michael Arria | Mondoweiss – TRANSCEND Media Service

An important new documentary tells the story of anti-BDS laws and the people who have stood up to them.

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ENVIRONMENT

Brazil’s Amazon Breaks another Deforestation Record

Olivia Rosane | EcoWatch - TRANSCEND Media Service

10 May 2022 - Another month in 2022, another announcement of record deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. “The cause of this record has a first and last name: Jair Messias Bolsonaro.”

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POETRY FORMAT

Sanctions

Laini Mataka | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service

15 May 2022 - the hateful’s favorite tool for dismantling dissension, their weapon of choice for punishing those who refuse to gap their legs wide for rape w/out protest.

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Evil Intent

Dr Usha Roopnarain – TRANSCEND Media Service

The seeds of evil have been sown. To each country it’s own. Crimes of evil, crimes of hate.

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Buddha Poornima

Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

Today the 16 May is Buddha Poornima The day that Buddha — Siddharth Gautam Sitting under a Baudhi tree obtained enlightenment

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BIOGRAPHIES

Malcolm X (19 May 1925 – 21 Feb 1965)

Biography – TRANSCEND Media Service

Civil Rights Activist, Minister - African-American leader and prominent figure in the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X articulated concepts of race pride and black nationalism in the 1950s and '60s.

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INSPIRATIONAL

How to Face the Centuries with Confidence: The Mystery of the World’s Most Majestic Tree

Maria Popova | The Marginalian – TRANSCEND Media Service

Some great poetic truth quickens as you stand beneath one of the world’s oldest trees--older than your most distant known ancestor, your country, your country’s religion: 3,266 years old. “The calm deposition of the rings… has gone on millimeter by millimeter for millennium after millennium — advancing ripples in the tide of time.”

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ORIGINAL LANGUAGES

(Norsk-Norwegian) Farene ved Svensk og Finsk NATO-medlemskap

Bjørn Eidsvig – TRANSCEND Media Service

15. mai 2022 - De foreslåtte medlemskapene kan forventes å forårsake store, mer spesifikke problemer. Les og tenk nøye gjennom hva du ønsker å gjøre i denne saken.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Seeing vs Believing

Unknown - TRANSCEND Media Service

Ring any bells?

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JOKE OF THE WEEK

The Absolutist

Tom Tomorrow | Daily Kos – TRANSCEND Media Service

This Modern World - 2 May 2022

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SHORT VIDEO CLIPS

Putin’s Monroe Doctrine against NATO

John Mearsheimer | Economy & Geopolitics – TRANSCEND Media Service

Russia Ukraine War Update by John Mearsheimer – 5 May 2022

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U.K. Orders Zelensky to Stop Peace Negotiations with Russia

The Jimmy Dore Show – TRANSCEND Media Service

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had two simple messages to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky: 1- Putin should be pressured, not negotiated with. 2- Even if Ukraine is ready to sign some agreements with Putin, NATO/Western allies are not.

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Tears in Heaven (Music Video of the Week)

Eric Clapton - TRANSCEND Media Service

Tears in Heaven is a ballad written by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings about the pain Clapton felt following the death of his four-year-old son, Conor, who fell from a window of the 53rd-floor New York apartment of his mother's friend, on March 20, 1991. Clapton, who arrived at the apartment shortly after the accident, was visibly distraught for months afterwards.

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