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EDITORIAL

TMS

Use of Fossil Fuels Must Stop

#714 | John Scales Avery – TRANSCEND Media Service

The IPCC Report states that, “We need transformational change operating on processes and behavior at all levels: individual, communities, business, institutions and governments. We must redefine our way of life and consumption.”

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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

What Went Right This Week: Historic Malaria Vaccine for Africa Gets Go-Ahead, plus more Positive News

Sarah LaBrecque | Positive News – TRANSCEND Media Service

7 Oct 2021 - The WHO gave the nod for a malaria vaccine to be rolled out to much of Africa, an indigenous group officially named a new species for the first time, and a global citizens' assembly was announced for Cop26, plus.

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NOBEL LAUREATES

The Nobel Peace Prize 2021

The Norwegian Nobel Committee – TRANSCEND Media Service

Oslo, 8 Oct 2021 - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.

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Other Commentaries

TRANSCEND MEMBERS

Institutional Blackmail — No Jab, No Job, No Livelihood

Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 Oct 2021 - Reframing Virtual Death and Assisted Dying by "Just Suffering Theory" – Governments’ responses to the pandemic have been cautiously sensitive to the concerns articulated in the Nuremberg Code. Yet, progressively those provisions have been circumvented through policies of "No Jab, No Job", with restrictions imposed on the unvaccinated--and freedoms reserved for the vaccinated.

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Forbes Reveals Why the US Government Is Trying to Extradite Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab

Roger D. Harris - TRANSCEND Media Service

2 Oct 2021 - Alex Saab is “the key that unlocks the Venezuelan monetary mystery—that is, how a country facing sanctions from the US, the UK and the European Union—is still able to export things like gold and oil…and really the only man who can actually explain how the country [Venezuela] survives today,” according to Forbes. 

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Lessons for Ethically-compromised Physicians in 2021 from the Nuremberg Doctors’ Trial

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

4 Oct 2021 - The Medical Case, U.S.A. vs. Karl Brandt, et al. (also known as the Doctors' Trial), was prosecuted in 1946-47 against twenty-three doctors and administrators accused of organizing and participating in war crimes and crimes against humanity in the form of medical experiments and medical procedures inflicted on prisoners and civilians.

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“Carbon Capture” – Two World Views, Two Technology Paradigms, Two Economic Systems, Two Futures

Prof. Vandana Shiva | Jivad – TRANSCEND Media Service

6 Oct 2021 - The Earth is Living. She is Gaia, Pachamama, Vasundhara, Terra Madre. For indigenous cultures she is Mother Earth. Even scientists like James Lovelock call her Gaia because they have understood that she is living. The living Earth is a biological self organised self-regulated living system. She is auotopoietic. She has evolved her biodiversity and her complex biosphere over billions of years.  Through the biosphere she creates and regulates her climate systems. The Earth’s living systems ,the “Gaian system”, self-regulates global temperature, atmospheric content, ocean salinity, thus maintaining the infrastructure for life to persist and evolve .

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India: Land of Diversities

Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

India is a nation of extensive diversities--religious, cultural, economic and geographic to name a few. There is a say that suggests we should encourage unity in diversity. By and large, India survives by this ideology. Let us all promote this aspect of life.

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Shell Shocked in Amhara, Ethiopia: “I don’t even want to hear the word ‘America’”

Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service

6 Oct 2021 - A displaced person in Ethiopia’s Amhara Region told photographer and human rights investigator Jemal Countess that he didn’t want to talk to him because he was American and “didn’t even want to hear the word America” because of all the damage America has done in Ethiopia.

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“Eulogy” for James Bond: World Peace Is at Peril

Prof Hoosen Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service

1 Oct 2021 - The Glorious End

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INDIGENOUS RIGHTS

Decolonization or Extinction – Indigenous People’s Day 2021

The Red Nation – TRANSCEND Media Service

9 Oct 2021 - In 2015, The Red Nation and a coalition of Native and non-Native organizations led a successful campaign to rename the second Monday of October Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The Albuquerque City Council issued a proclamation abolishing Columbus Day.

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Celebrating the 2021 National Indigenous Peoples Month

Genevieve Balance Kupang | Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service

10 Oct 2021 - Capitalizing on inclusion, cultural heritage, shared commonalities, and recognition of contribution to the Kiwi community, the New Zealand tangata whenua (locals) welcomed indigenous peoples from the Philippines and other migrants who work in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

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MEDIA

Facebook, the Largest Autocracy on Earth

Adrienne LaFrance | The Atlantic - TRANSCEND Media Service

27 Sep 2021 - When a company has all the power of a country itself, it takes on a darker meaning. The basic components of nationhood are land, currency, a philosophy of governance, and people. When you’re an imperialist in the metaverse, you need not worry so much about physical acreage—though Zuckerberg does own 1,300 acres of Kauai, one of the less populated Hawaiian islands. As for the rest of the items on the list, Facebook has them all.

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EXPOSURES - EXPOSÉS

Pandora Papers: An Offshore Data Tsunami

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists - TRANSCEND Media Service

3 Oct 2021 - The ICIJ spent more than a year structuring, researching and analyzing the more than 11.9 million records in the 2.94 terabyte Pandora Papers leak: over 330 politicians, 130 Forbes billionaires, celebrities, fraudsters, drug dealers, royal family members, and leaders of religious groups. The task involved journalists, technology and time.

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US Denounced as ‘Biggest Peddler of Financial Secrecy’ after Pandora Papers Leak

Jake Johnson | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service

"U.S. President Biden must match his own rhetoric on shutting down global illicit finance, and start with the biggest offender—his own country. The biggest blockers to transparency are the U.S. ... and the U.K., the leader of the world's biggest tax haven network."

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ANGLO AMERICA

How the U.S. Derailed an Effort to Prosecute Its Crimes in Afghanistan

Alice Speri | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service

5 Oct 2021 - The new chief prosecutor of the ICC, Karim Khan, sought to reopen a suspended investigation in Afghanistan but it would not include conduct by the USA and its allies. He wrote in a statement that his office would focus exclusively on crimes committed by the Taliban and by the Islamic State Khorasan Province, or IS-K. His decision came after years of U.S. obstruction.

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CIA Plan to Poison Assange Wasn’t Needed–the US Found a ‘Lawful’ Way to Disappear Him

Jonathan Cook – TRANSCEND Media Service

30 Sep 2021 - The reality of Julian Assange’s years of persecution is far worse than even the picture painted by a new investigation of a thuggish, power-mad CIA bent on vengeance for his role in exposing its crimes.

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Florida’s Republican Governor Awards Medal of Freedom to Che Guevara’s Assassin

Michael Stephen Smith | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service

6 Oct 2021 - After Rodriguez ordered Che be shot, his hands were chopped off and shipped to Langley, but not before he stole the Rolex from Che’s corpse that was meant for the son of one of his compatriots in Bolivia.

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MILITARISM

Graphics: Major U.S. Military Operations since WW II

CGTN China Global Television Network - TRANSCEND Media Service

7 Oct 2021 -Two decades ago, on 7 Oct 2001, the onset of the U.S. bombing campaign against the Taliban triggered an endless nightmare for Arabs in general and the Afghan people in particular: 5,430,084 deaths and incalculable suffering.

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ASIA--PACIFIC

Kishida Elected as Japan’s PM, Calls Election for October 31

Al Jazeera News - TRANSCEND Media Service

4 Oct 2021 - Fumio Kishida was formally elected as Japan’s prime minister today. A 64-year-old former foreign minister with an image as a consensus builder, he has called a parliamentary election for 31 Oct and promised to bolster the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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CENTRAL ASIA

Afghanistan Today – Overview

UK Afghanistan Peace Project - TRANSCEND Media Service

20 Years of Occupation by 31 of the Richest Countries in the World - What has US/UK and NATO occupation achieved? Afghanistan today:

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From Rural Drought to Urban Shortages: Afghanistan’s New Hungry

Shadi Khan and Irwin Loy | The New Humanitarian - TRANSCEND Media Service

6 Oct 2021 - ‘We have cut our grocery expenditures and are trying to consume as little as possible.’ Hunger is rising in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, and the clearest sign may be who’s now struggling to afford food: the educated, urban, and middle-class.

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UNITED NATIONS

Global Leadership, Peace and Conflict Resolution beyond the Lens of Rationality

Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. – TRANSCEND Media Service

We, the People of the globe must realize the truth and urgency at a time of challenging transformation and our sensual abilities for survival under circumstances of extreme geopolitical problems – continuous wars, COVID19 pandemic, climate change, violations of human rights, and dangers of insane cruelty in policies and practices to endanger our own future on this planet.

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ENVIRONMENT

The Amazon Rainforest Is Losing 200,000 Acres a Day–Soon It Will Be Too Late

Kim Heacox | The Guardian - TRANSCEND Media Service

7 Oct 2021 - Three days before Christmas, 1988, Brazilian rubber tapper and environmental activist Chico Mendes was shot dead by a rancher’s son. Since his murder, nearly 1 million sq km of the Amazon, an area the size of Texas and New Mexico combined, have been destroyed: an average of 200,000 acres every day, or 40 football fields per minute.

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IN FOCUS

Your Money AND Your Life

Edward Snowden | Substack - TRANSCEND Media Service

9 Oct 2021 - Central Banks Digital Currencies Will Ransom Our Future

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The Anonymous Executioners of the Corporate State

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service

6 Oct 2021 - Judge Loretta Preska, an advisor to the conservative Federalist Society, to which Chevron is a major donor, sentenced human rights attorney and Chevron nemesis Steven Donziger to six months in prison Friday [1 Oct]. Imprisoning the David to Chevron's Goliath is the latest outrage by a US judiciary now engineered to always favor the interests of capital.

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CAPITALISM

The Richer You Are the Creepier You Get: Notes from the Edge of the Narrative Matrix

Caitlin Johnstone - TRANSCEND Media Service

6 Oct 2021 - So the Facebook “whistleblower” all the mass media are loudly amplifying today is pushing for regulations that Facebook just happens to fully support, likely because the trillion-dollar corporation knows it will impose costs that make the emergence of future competitors impossible? Cool. That’s not suspicious at all.

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REVIEWS

Aspects of Nonkilling Literature

Dr. Bill Balwant Bhaneja - TRANSCEND Media Service

5 Oct 2021 - It was Canadian philosopher Northrop Frye who once observed that we may not live in literature as much as we live in culture. Six recent nonkilling literary works with a focus on saving humanity from killings are examined. The books, both fiction and non-fiction, point not only to the act of lethality but also challenges posed by societal dehumanization, deprivation and declining values.

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The Spoils of War

Mary Kaldor | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service

Andrew Cockburn, The Spoils of War: Power, Profit and the American War Machine (Verso) - A chilling account of how corruption has become institutionalised at the heart of the U.S. war machine with consequences for us all.

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COVID19 - CORONAVIRUS

The World Economic Forum and the Pandemic

Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service

6 Oct 2021 - The WEF has been involved in the coronavirus pandemic in several ways.

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The Research Is Clear: Ivermectin Is a Safe, Effective Treatment for COVID. So Why Isn’t It Being Used?

Dr. Elizabeth Mumper | The Defender - TRANSCEND Media Service

4 Oct 2021 - Despite efforts to denigrate Ivermectin as “horse paste” and prevent doctors from prescribing it and patients from using it, the latest research shows this safe, inexpensive drug is effective at keeping COVID patients out of the hospital.

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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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COVID World Data -Total: 238,6M -Dead: 4,8M -Survival Rate: 98%

Worldometer and Avi Schiffmann - TRANSCEND Media Service

On 11 Oct 2021 (6am GMT): Total Cases: 238,652,927 Deaths: 4,867,295 Active: 24,459,776 Recovered: 215,856,036 Cases Closed: 220,723,331 Total Vaccinated: 3,664,224,352 Percentage Dead: 2% (approximately)

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DEBATES ON COVID - VACCINES

The Cult of the Vaccine

Matt Taibbi | TK News - TRANSCEND Media Service

8 Oct 2021 - "The Jab" Is Just the Latest Story to Be Reported as Mantra

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Face Masks: Enough Already

Michael J. Talmo - TRANSCEND Media Service

7 Oct 2021 - It's been over a year-and-a-half since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic and the battle over wearing masks is still going on. Who would have thought? Grow a spine and throw those masks away.

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INSPIRATIONAL

Place, Personhood, and the Hippocampus: The Fascinating Science of Magnetism, Autonoeic Consciousness, and What Makes Us Who We Are

Maria Popova | Brain Pickings – TRANSCEND Media Service

“Often the places we grow up in… influence how we perceive and conceptualize the world, give us metaphors to live by, and shape the purpose that drives us.”

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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. 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

Pink Hibiscus

Dr Usha Roopnarain – TRANSCEND Media Service

The hibiscus sturdy and tall, the sweet fragrance of  the pink blossoms, epitomizing romantic love,

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BIOGRAPHIES

Hannah Arendt (14 Oct 1906 – 4 Dec 1975)

Encyclopedia of World Biography – TRANSCEND Media Service

A Jewish girl forced to flee Germany during World War II (1939–45), Hannah Arendt analyzed major issues of the twentieth century and produced an original and radical political philosophy.

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Friedrich Nietzsche (15 Oct 1844 – 25 Aug 1900)

Bernd Magnus | Encyclopædia Britannica – TRANSCEND Media Service

Friedrich Nietzsche’s attempts to unmask the motives that underlie traditional Western religion, morality, and philosophy deeply affected generations of theologians, philosophers, psychologists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. He thought through the consequences of the triumph of the Enlightenment’s secularism, expressed in his observation that “God is dead.”

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ORIGINAL LANGUAGES

L’ONU 75enne: una storia mista di delusioni e adempimenti

Richard Falk | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service

8 Ottobre 2021 - L’ONU: S’impegna aldilà del suo potenziale [“fa a pugni sopra la sua classe di peso”] ? Le pressioni verso l'unità e il bene pubblico globale possono ricostruire un'ONU orientata e autorizzata a servire gli interessi umani piuttosto che quelli nazionali o la geopolitica? Il suo contributo è nella politica simbolica, come "una superpotenza soft power", il suo segretario generale è quasi solo come una voce rispettata della ragione e dell'empatia o un gentile critico dell'eccesso geopolitico.

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(Français) PEGASUS israélien: votre téléphone est-il un instrument de surveillance permanente?

Belen Fernandez | Investig'Action/Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service

7 Oct 2021 - Le scandale « Pegasus » est le dernier épisode en date du thriller de science-fiction dystopique, mais bien réel que nous vivons à l’heure actuelle.

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(Português) Nove Vezes em que Woody Harrelson Promoveu o Veganismo ou os Direitos Animais

David Arioch | Vegazeta – TRANSCEND Media Service

21 set 2021 - Sem se alimentar de animais há mais de 30 anos, o ator vegano Woody Harrelson tem utilizado há muito tempo a sua influência para motivar mais pessoas a considerarem o veganismo, os direitos animais e a preservação do meio ambiente.

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MEMORABLE QUOTES

“The further away you are from a problem the more likely you think you have a solution.”

Popular Proverb – TRANSCEND Media Service

Street Wisdom

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Instascam

Mr. Fish | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service

Big Brother 2021

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JOKE OF THE WEEK

Consequences

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

A boy brought home a very bad school report.

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SHORT VIDEO CLIPS

Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen: The 60 Minutes Interview

Frances Haugen | 60 Minutes - TRANSCEND Media Service

4 Oct 2021 - Frances Haugen says in her time with Facebook she saw "conflicts of interest between what was good for the public and what was good for Facebook." Scott Pelley reports.

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Music Video of the Week)

Israel "IZ" KamakawiwoʻOle – TRANSCEND Media Service

The Hawaii state flag flew at half-staff on July 10, 1997, the day of his funeral attended by some ten thousand people. Thousands of fans gathered as his ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean at Mākua Beach in Hawai'i two days later. The funeral and the scattering of ashes were featured in this music video released posthumously.

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