Peace Journalism Perspective

EDITORIAL

TMS

How News about Climate and Environment Can Prompt and Enable Audience Action

#720 | Jake Lynch – TRANSCEND Media Service

One could add a roll-call of similar offenders, including Donald Trump (elected 2016), who infamously claimed climate change was a hoax; Jair Bolsonaro, who green-lit the destruction of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest; and India’s Narendra Modi, prime mover in a last-minute démarche to weaken the COP26 agreement on phasing out coal.

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TRANSCEND VIDEOS

Moving Animals

We Animals Media – TRANSCEND Media Service

21 Jan 2021 - “This is my world. Join me as I climb transport trucks, and stay quietly and diligently with animals as they go to slaughter. Join me in the dusty roads and at my little hotel room editing desk, as Miguel and I discuss animals, animal photojournalism and, ultimately, kindness.”

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FEATURED RESEARCH PAPER

Socio-Political Philosophy of M. K. Gandhi: An Analysis

Dr. Tarun Gogoi | Academia – TRANSCEND Media Service

M. K. Gandhi was a prominent figure in the realm of peace and humanism. He played a noteworthy role in the movement of peace and freedom. He bestowed a lot of ideas relating to socio-political dimension. Gandhi " s ideas are basically philosophical in nature as he was inspired by various great philosophers of the world.

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TMS PEACE JOURNALISM

What Went Right This Week: Ideas to Change the World, Plus…

Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service

18 Nov 2021 - A raft of problem-solving inventions were unveiled, the EU drafted a law to curb deforestation, and the UK’s largest urban rewilding project was approved, plus more positive news.

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Other Commentaries

TRANSCEND MEMBERS

President John F. Kennedy: His Life and Public Assassination

Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service

22 Nov 2021 - Despite a treasure trove of new research and information having emerged over the last fifty-eight years, there are many people who still think who killed President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and why are unanswerable questions.

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Looking Back and ‘Looking Forward’ with John F. Kennedy

Gary Corseri – TRANSCEND Media Service

22 Nov 2021 - “The President’s been shot!” he shouted, clamoring his way down the stairs in the dorm. The upper-classman! I was making my way to the third floor, and he was rushing down, letting our small world know—startled, young faces peeping from behind closed doors, aghast and in wonder.

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Specificity of the Nuclear Weaponry: Déjà Dit!

Biljana Vankovska – TRANSCEND Media Service

18 Nov 2021 - No matter how important is to frame the nuclear weapons debate on a global scale, let’s be honest: nuclear weapons exist and are produced, legitimized and used within national frameworks. Global civil society and international deals and treaties sound great but they all remain empty rhetoric and lip-service unless the internal democratic forces start fighting against current security and defence policies.

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Climate Challenge Cannot Be Overcome in an Unjust World

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

16 Nov 2021 - Climate Change, Survival, and Justice in Relation to Agricultural and Food Security - The UN COP-26 delivered mixed messages that disappointed a worried world public. Only the future will tell us whether Glasgow was a welcome new beginning or, in Greta Thunberg’s rhetoric, “more blah, blah, blah.”

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Dear School Nurse, Covid Shots for Tots Are Erring on the Side of Danger

Diane Perlman | Substack - TRANSCEND Media Service

17 Nov 2021 - A Letter You Can Send with a Fully Informed Consent Checklist

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Peace Rattler Humanoids’ Search for the Elusive, Eternal Life and Longevity (Part 2)

Prof Hoosen Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service

17 Nov 2021 - In this second part, the author highlights the modern attempts in the quest for longevity, in the 21st century, using the novel technological advances made in the past few decades. These are lists of the 100 known verified oldest people sorted in descending order by age in years and days.

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Languages and Their Evolution

Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

Some languages such as Greek, Hebrew, Sanskrit and Tamil (of South India) are termed as  classical since they existed hundreds of years ago and gave rise to other languages in different parts of the world. In that sense, we could term them as mother languages.  

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1 in 2 Humans Cannot Celebrate World Toilet Day – This Is Why

Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service

18 Nov 2021 - Did you know that half of the world’s population do not have toilets? And that, globally, at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with feces? And that every day, over 700 children under five die from diarrhea linked to unsafe water, sanitation and poor hygiene?

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tasks for the Future

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

A New Freely Downloadable Book - Today the world is facing several threats, and to avoid them we need to act. The greatest threats are catastrophic climate change and thermonuclear war, but a large-scale global famine also has to be considered.

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ENVIRONMENT

As the World Burns, Glasgow’s COP26 Called a Failure

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

18 Nov 2021 - “We should call it the ‘Glasgow suicide pact’ for the poorest in the world,” Asad Rehman of the COP26 Coalition said. “It does not keep us below the 1.5 degree Celsius guard rail. In fact, it heads us closer to 3 degrees [C, or 5.4 degrees F]…They’re ramming through so many loopholes that it makes a mockery of these climate negotiations.”

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Organized Crime Is a Top Driver of Global Deforestation–along with Beef, Soy, Palm Oil and Wood Products

Jennifer Devine | The Conversation – TRANSCEND Media Service

15 Nov 2021 - Every year the world loses an estimated 25 million acres (10 million hectares) of forest, an area larger than the state of Indiana. Tropical forests store enormous quantities of carbon and are home to at least two-thirds of the world’s living species, so deforestation has disastrous consequences for climate change and conservation.

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ANGLO AMERICA

The Choking of the Global Minotaur

James K. Galbraith | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service

21 Nov 2021 - The supply disruptions plaguing the US economy are not the result of "excessive demand," "central planning," or a lack of efficiency. Rather, it is that a logistics ecosystem that was developed to feed the beast of American consumption was not designed for a pandemic.

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Kyle Rittenhouse, Who Killed Two People, Acquitted of Homicide Charges

Peter Wade | Rolling Stone - TRANSCEND Media Service

19 Nov 2021 - The jury ruled that Rittenhouse, who brought a military-style weapon to a protest and shot three people, killing two of them, was acting in self-defense.

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The Two Greatest Video News-Reports of the Past Decade

Eric Zuesse - TRANSCEND Media Service

21 Nov 2021 - They were not telecast on CBS “60 Minutes” or BBC or any other network, but on YouTube, posted by the creators, astoundingly gifted independent video-journalists, who got everything exactly right, when the mainstream ‘news’-media were getting it wrong, about what had happened and why. Here are the two videos.

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BRICS

Nonviolent Struggle Wins: Three Anti-Farmer Indian Laws to Be Repealed

Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service

19 Nov 2021 - The Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi announced the Government of India’s decision to repeal all three anti-farmer, pro-corporate black laws first brought in as Ordinances in June 2020.

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India: Let Us Learn from Our Farmers!!

Fr. Cedric Prakash, SJ | Countercurrents - TRANSCEND Media Service

20 Nov 2021 - The journey of the farmers is still not over! But they definitely know the way, show the way and go the way for the future of India! Let us have the openness, the humility and the courage to learn from them! Thanks to their relentless struggle and their great sacrifices, for all of us – the three anti-farmer laws have finally been repealed. For more than a year now – with blood, sweat, toil and tears, their protest has continued unceasingly. BRAVO!!

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EUROPE

Revealed, the Shocking Conditions at Belmarsh Prison That Julian Assange Is Exposed to

Kit Klarenberg | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service

17 Nov 2021 - A new report has painted a bleak picture of the London prison where Julian Assange is being held. On 12 Nov, the HM Inspectorate of Prisons published an investigation on conditions in London’s Belmarsh Prison – dubbed ‘Britain’s Gitmo’ – which spells out the nightmarish environment.

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LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

AMLO Proposes to Create a Kind of EU in Latin America

teleSUR - TRANSCEND Media Service

12 Nov 2021 - The Mexican president considered that as the European community was created and later the European Union, "so we need a kind of union and integration with respect to the sovereignty of all countries to strengthen us as a commercial economic region in the world."

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After Daniel Ortega’s Victory in Nicaragua, Biden Signs RENACER Act and OAS Votes to Condemn

Julie Varughese | Toward Freedom - TRANSCEND Media Service

14 Nov 2021 - The “RENACER ACT-Reinforcing Nicaragua’s Adherence to Conditions for Electoral Reform Act of 2021” slaps sanctions on Ortega government officials, attempts to restrict multilateral financing to Nicaragua, monitors Nicaragua’s relationship with Russia, punishes the country for alleged human-rights violations and targets reported corruption inside Nicaragua.

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Venezuela: Chavismo Wins Governorships in 20 of 23 States

teleSUR - TRANSCEND Media Service

21 Nov 2021 - "It is a victory for the humble people, the noble people of Venezuela, who have endured a brutal war." --President Nicolas Maduro. Having counted 90.21 percent of the ballots, the Electoral Council President reaffirmed that the elections took place in a peaceful environment. The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) candidates hold leads in 20 out of 23 governor's race.

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IN FOCUS

The Autocrats Are Winning

Anne Applebaum | The Atlantic - TRANSCEND Media Service

15 Nov 2021 - If the 20th century was the story of slow, uneven progress toward the victory of liberal democracy over other ideologies—communism, fascism, virulent nationalism—the 21st century is, so far, a story of the reverse.

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GREAT RESET

UN-Backed Banker Alliance Announces “Green” Plan to Transform the Global Financial System

Whitney Webb | Unlimited Hangout - TRANSCEND Media Service

5 Nov 2021 - The most powerful private financial interests in the world, under the cover of COP26, have developed a plan to transform the global financial system by fusing with institutions like the World Bank and using them to further erode national sovereignty in the developing world.

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MILITARISM

The Pentagon as Pentagod

William Astore | TomDispatch – TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Nov 2021 - America’s Abyss of Weapons and Warmaking - In the Pledge of Allegiance, we speak proudly of One Nation under God, but this country doesn’t serve or worship Jesus Christ, or Allah, or any other god of justice and mercy. The deity America believes in is the five-sided one headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

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CAPITALISM

Why Are Moderna’s Billionaires Airbrushing Scientists Out of the Vaccine Patent Picture?

Sam Pizzigati | CounterPunch - TRANSCEND Media Service

5 Nov 2021 - Moderna now has four of its top players on the Forbes list of America’s 400 richest. In early 2020, it had none. The quartet owes its current good fortune completely to the company’s Covid-19 vaccine. And who made that vaccine possible?

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World Development under Monopoly Capitalism

Benjamin Selwyn and Dara Leyden | Monthly Review - TRANSCEND Media Service

1 Nov 2021 - Benjamin Selwyn and Dara Leyden explain how, as the internationalization of monopoly capital grows, particularly through the domination of global value chains, so do the worldwide rate of exploitation and degree of monopoly.

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JUSTICE

Interpol: Torture Accusations against UAE Candidate

Kersten Knipp | Deutsche Welle - TRANSCEND Media Service

17 Nov 2021 - The new head of Interpol will be elected next week. However, one of the candidates has been accused of torture. "Given the devastating human rights record of the United Arab Emirates, the appointment of Major General Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi as president would be in blatant contradiction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the organization's mission."

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ORGANIC, GMO, GENETIC ENGINEERING

Approved in Brazil, Argentinean GM Wheat Advances: Warnings and Rejections of an Unprecedented Experiment in the World

Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Nov 2021 - The decision unleashes effects that are yet to be seen: not only socio-environmental movements and more than 1,400 scientists denounce that this variety is resistant to a herbicide 15 times more toxic than glyphosate. "It is inevitable that this wheat generates a process of contamination of non-genetically modified wheat”.

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MUSIC

‘I Just Can’t Believe It Exists’: Peter Jackson Takes Us into the Beatles Vault Locked Up for 52 Years

Andy Welch | The Guardian - TRANSCEND Media Service

20 Nov 2021 - Ahead of his epic series Get Back, the director reveals the secrets of 60 hours of intimate, unseen footage of the Fab Four – and why it turns everything we know about their final days upside down.

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COVID19 - CORONAVIRUS

COVID World Data -Total: 257,9M -Dead: 5,1M -Survival Rate: 98%

Worldometer and Avi Schiffmann - TRANSCEND Media Service

On 22 Nov 2021 (10am GMT): Total Cases: 257,956,787 Deaths: 5,170,610 Active: 21,607,657 Recovered: 232,856,322 Cases Closed: 238,026,932 Total Vaccinated: 4,196,950,004 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

CDC Finally, Quietly, Begrudgingly Releases Natural Immunity Numbers and Now We Know Why They Waited

J.D. Rucker | The Liberty Daily - TRANSCEND Media Service

13 Nov 2021 - If the CDC cared about healthcare, they’d embrace natural immunity and acknowledge the risks associated with the injections. But healthcare is an afterthought to the CDC. 100% of their concern is for the vaccine agenda, science and lives be damned.

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Multiple Articles Questioning Aspects of COVID19 or Vaccines

The Defender and Global Research - TRANSCEND Media Service

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

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ANIMAL RIGHTS - VEGETARIANISM

Ringling’s Animal-Free Comeback Sends a Powerful Industry Message: Cruelty Has No Place in Circuses

Katherine Sullivan | People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) - TRANSCEND Media Service

25 Oct 2021 - Nearly five years after PETA’s triumph over Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, they are planning their return without elephants, tigers, or any other nonconsenting animals! This sends a powerful message to the entire industry: Cruelty doesn’t belong in the circus or in any other form of entertainment.

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INSPIRATIONAL

What Makes You Makes the Universe: Nobel Laureate Erwin Schrödinger on Quantum Physics, Vedanta, and the Ongoing Mystery of Consciousness

Maria Popova | The Marginalian – TRANSCEND Media Service

“This life of yours which you are living is not merely a piece of the entire existence, but is in a certain sense the whole.”

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POETRY FORMAT

Who Can Calm the Mind?

Dr Usha Roopnarain – TRANSCEND Media Service

I tried to tell my mind to let it go. Instead, it controlled me some more! Like a load it grew.

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BIOGRAPHIES

Friedrich Engels (28 Nov 1820 – 5 Aug 1895)

The European Graduate School – TRANSCEND Media Service

Friedrich Engels was a German author, political theorist and philosopher, most well known for his monumental work with Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital.

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (24 Nov 1864 – 9 Sep 1901)

Toulouse-Lautrec Foundation – TRANSCEND Media Service

At the age of 13 Henri fractured his left thigh bone, and at 14, the right. His legs ceased to grow, so that as an adult he was only 1.54m. tall, having developed an adult-sized torso, while retaining his child-sized legs. He is also reported to have had hypertrophied genitals. Physically unable to participate in most of the activities typically enjoyed by men of his age, Toulouse-Lautrec immersed himself in his art. An alcoholic for most of his adult life, he was placed in a sanatorium shortly before his death.

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Dr. Young Seek Choue: An Apostle of Peace

Dr. Surya Nath Prasad – TRANSCEND Media Service

22 Nov 2021 is the 100th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Young Seek Choue, initiator of UN International Year and Day of Peace, who died on 18 Feb 2012. A world renowned peace thinker and practitioner, Dr Choue of South Korea dreamed thought and developed a very novel idea and realizable concept that is 'Oughtopia.'

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Bruce Lee (27 Nov 1940 – 20 Jul 1973)

Biography – TRANSCEND Media Service

Bruce Lee was a revered martial artist, actor and filmmaker known for movies like 'Fists of Fury' and 'Enter the Dragon,' and the technique Jeet Kune Do.

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ORIGINAL LANGUAGES

(Português) O Fracasso da COP26: Ausência da Razão Cordial e Sensível

Leonardo Boff – TRANSCEND Media Service

17 nov 2021 - O sistema e o capitalismo são expressões de algo mais profundo, o verdadeiro deslanchador das mudanças climáticas que ganham corpo dentro do referido sistema e do capitalismo. Por detrás do referido sistema e do capitalismo está um tipo de racionalidade que ganhou feições monopolísticas e, por vezes, tirânicas, pois impôs-se a todas as demais formas como a única válida.

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(Italiano) Cambiamento Climatico, Sopravvivenza e Giustizia

Richard Falk | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service

18 Nov 2021 - Il Raduno sul Cambiamento Climatico ONU COP-26 recentemente concluso a Glasgow ha rilasciato messaggi misti a un pubblico mondiale preoccupato.

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(Italiano) Emissioni di Carbonio: I Militari a Glasgow?

Elena Camino | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service

17 Nov 2021 - Molti gruppi di attivisti e associazioni impegnate nella difesa dell’ambiente, della pace e dei diritti umani avevano alimentato le aspettative del pubblico su un tema centrale della ‘lotta’ al cambiamento climatico. E cioè il tema complesso del ruolo e delle responsabilità degli apparati militari nelle trasformazioni in atto sul nostro pianeta.

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(Castellano) 5º Tribunal Internacional de Derechos de la Naturaleza–Veredicto Oficial sobre el Amazonas

Leonardo Boff - TRANSCEND Media Service

12 nov. 2021 - Derechos de la Naturaleza y el Amazonas, Una Entidad Viva Amenazada - Aquí publicamos los veredictos de la Quinta Corte Internacional de Derechos de la Naturaleza, que tuve el honor de presidir. Tuvo lugar de forma híbrida en Glasgow en la COP26.

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MEMORABLE QUOTES

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.”

Alexander Graham Bell – TRANSCEND Media Service

Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born inventor, scientist, and engineer who is credited with inventing and patenting the first practical telephone. He also co-founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1885.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Instant Karma

Susanta Nanda IFS | Twitter – TRANSCEND Media Service

Hero Cow Flattens Dog Abuser to the Ground in Viral Video - Just as you would surely defend one of your loved ones from harm, a courageous cow gave a man abusing a dog in the street a taste of his own medicine.

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JOKE OF THE WEEK

The Counter-Intuitivist

Tom Tomorrow | Daily Kos – TRANSCEND Media Service

This Modern World

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SHORT VIDEO CLIPS

California Dreamin’ (Music Video of the Week)

The Mamas & The Papas – TRANSCEND Media Service

...The 1965 Classic... Please Click on Watch on YouTube

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