Peace Journalism Perspective

EDITORIAL

TMS

Ukraine: The West Has Paved the Road to War with Lies

#728 | Jan Oberg, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

While this is being written, tension builds up around the more comprehensive Ukraine conflict formation. If this blows up in real war - God forbid! - the main reason will be three serious lies disseminated by the NATO side.

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TRANSCEND VIDEOS

Theory of Everything: The Standard Model

Quanta Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Jul 2021 - The Standard Model of particle physics describes how everything in the universe is made of 12 different types of matter particles, interacting with three forces, all bound together by a rather special particle called the Higgs boson. The Standard Model is the most successful scientific theory ever.

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FEATURED RESEARCH PAPER

Structures of Oppression

Kheya Bag & Susan Watkins | New Left Review - TRANSCEND Media Service

Querying recent analogies of ‘race’ and ‘caste’, the authors ask what parallels and divergences a more systematic comparison of African-American and Dalit predicaments might reveal.

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TMS PEACE JOURNALISM

What Went Right This Week: Defending Democracy, Plus More Positive News

Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service

13 Jan 2022 - Analysis suggested autocrats are losing their grip on power, child marriage was banned in the Philippines, gorillas got a boost, plus…

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Untangling Ourselves from the Dark Side

Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service

12 Jan 2022 - “You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.” The words are those of Albert Einstein. He adds, pointing out a truth: “The very prevention of war requires more faith, courage and resolution than are needed to prepare for war.”

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Other Commentaries

TRANSCEND MEMBERS

Dangerous Gaps: Knowledge, Action, and Justice

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

16 Jan 2022 - This essay was published on 13 Jan 2022 on This View of Life, which brings to bear the views of science and evolutionary biology on a series of global challenges increasingly overwhelming the capabilities of civilizational modernity.

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Introducing TRANSCEND and TMS

Diane Perlman, Ph.D. | Substack - TRANSCEND Media Service

10 Jan 2022 - Can We Transcend Covid? Some Perspectives on Mass Psychology - I would like to introduce you to TRANSCEND, A Network for Peace Development Environment, near to my heart. I encourage you to subscribe to TRANSCEND Media Service (TMS)

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Fully Ready to Kill, Shockingly Unprepared to Save Lives

Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service

14 Jan 2022 - While absolutely ready to kill, with the biggest military powers spending in 2020 nearly two trillion US dollars on weapons, the world is shockingly unprepared to save the lives of millions of unarmed, innocent civilian victims of wars… and other man-made catastrophes.

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Ushering Joy, Harmony, Peace through Religion

Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

There are several religions or faiths in the world. Of these, the principal ones are (In approximate order of establishment) Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Baha’i Faith, Sikhism, Arya Samaj, etc.

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The Destruction of Literary Heritage (Part 1)

Prof Hoosen Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service

15 Jan 2022 - It is appropriate to begin in ancient history to highlight how libraries were destroyed for political and territorial gains by stronger forces oppressing the weaker ones, throughout history.

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#Ethiopia #TigrayGenocide #ExcuseForRegimeChangeWar

Ann Garrison | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service

13 Jan 2022 - Ethiopia’s growing ties with China and Russia and the Joint Declaration on Comprehensive Cooperation Between Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea so threaten U.S. global hegemony that a U.S. “regime change” campaign is well underway. One of the first stages of any such campaign is, of course, massive disinformation.

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Communing with Albert Camus in 2022

Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service

10 Jan 2022 - The person with whom we are all most intimate is oneself.  It’s just the way it is.  I don’t mean that in some oracular Delphic “know thyself” way, or in any deep psychoanalytical sense, but very simply.  We have our own thoughts and feelings that come and go like breaths, most of which never get expressed in words. 

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IN FOCUS

The Rule of Law Must Finally Evolve into the Rule of Justice

Alfred de Zayas | CounterPunch – TRANSCEND Media Service

14 Jan 2022 - Many politicians, academics, media pundits are wont of invoking the “rule of law”, a “rules-based international order”, “values diplomacy,” etc.  But what do all these benevolent-sounding slogans actually mean in practice?  Who makes the rules, who interprets them, who enforces them?  What transparency and accountability accompany these noble pledges?

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USA, Russia and NATO Look for New Frontiers of Influence

Mahboob A. Khawaja, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

13 Jan 2022 - Why the Lessons of History Are Ignored - USA, Russia and NATO’s Geneva diplomatic talks ended in failure without any formal course of action to avoid military confrontation on Ukraine’s border.

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APPEALS

Peace and Justice Organizations Call for Freedom for Julian Assange

UNAC - TRANSCEND Media Service

14 Jan 2022 - Imprisoned WikiLeaks founder, journalist and free speech champion Julian Assange today faces life imprisonment for telling the truth about U.S. war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and at the U.S. torture base in Guantanamo Bay. Assange faces charges under the 1917 U.S. Espionage Act.

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AFRICA

Why Is Joe Biden Discreetly Looking the Other Way as His AFRICOM Commander Commits War Crimes for Which He Would Have Been Hanged at Nuremberg?

Jeremy Kuzmarov | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service

13 Jan 2022 - Townsend Oversaw Army Unit in Syria That Committed Myriad Atrocities and Helped Cover Up Crimes - He claims that the U.S. was “never a colonizing power in Africa,” that AFRCOM’s motto is “African solutions, for African problems,” and that countries “drowning in poverty” frequently “ask for U.S. help.” These words mask the imperial underpinnings of U.S. foreign policy.

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ANGLO AMERICA

Hey, Hey, USA! How Many Bombs Did You Drop Today?

Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies – TRANSCEND Media Service

10 Jan 2022 - Airpower Summary and its implications. The U.S. and its allies have dropped 46 bombs and missiles per day on other countries for the past twenty years, promoting the myth that U.S. militarism is a force for good. The country that has been bombing cities to rubble and waging wars that kill millions paints Russia and China as threats to peace.

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MILITARISM

None Dare Call It “Encirclement”

Michael Klare | TomDispatch – TRANSCEND Media Service

13 Jan 2022 - Washington Tightens the Noose around China

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Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems and the Fight to Contain Them

Rebecca Gordon | TomDispatch - TRANSCEND Media Service

9 Jan 2022 - The continued construction and deployment of killer robots is not inevitable. Let’s give U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres the last word: “Machines with the power and discretion to take human lives without human involvement are politically unacceptable, morally repugnant, and should be prohibited by international law.” I couldn’t agree more.

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ASIA--PACIFIC

The Mauling of Tennis Player Novak Djokovic

Dr. Binoy Kampmark | Asia-Pacific Research - TRANSCEND Media Service

10 Jan 2022 - Tennis World Number One Novak Djokovic’s treatment by Australian authorities, and his subsequent detention as an unlawful arrival despite being granted a visa to participate in the Australian Open, had the hallmarks of oppression and incompetent vulgarity; another example of provincial opportunism and crass stupidity.

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BRICS

Brazil: Lula Leads Bolsonaro by 20 Points Newly Released Poll Shows

teleSUR - TRANSCEND Media Service

14 Jan 2022 - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2011) is 20 points ahead of President Jair Bolsonaro in voting intentions for the October elections, according to a survey released today by the Ipespe institute.

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Evangelicals in Brazil Are Stronger Today Than Ever Before

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service

7 Jan 2022 - The appointment of André Mendonça to the Supreme Federal Court was a turning point for the evangelical movement in Brazil.

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ENVIRONMENT

Cattle Boom in Brazil’s Acre Spells Doom for Amazon Rainforest, Activists Warn

Sarah Brown | Mongabay – TRANSCEND Media Service

7 Jan 2022 - With about 80% of its forests still untouched, Acre is one of Brazil’s least-deforested Amazonian states. But in the past three decades, the thriving cattle industry has become a major threat to Acre’s forests, with livestock now outnumbering the state’s human population by a factor of four.

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CENTRAL ASIA

Washington Pursues RAND’s Plan in Kazakhstan, Then in Transnistria

Thierry Meyssan | Voltaire Network – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 Jan 2022 - The events that have been unfolding for the past week in Kazakhstan are the fifth part of a plan by the RAND Corporation, the sixth of which will take place in Transnistria. The four previous episodes took place over the last two years in Ukraine, Syria, Belarus and Nagorno-Karabakh. The aim is to weaken Russia by forcing it to over-deploy.

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Selected Articles on the Kazakhstan Uprisings

CovertAction Magazine and openDemocracy – TRANSCEND Media Service

9 Jan 2022 - Anger, Injustice and Politics Brought People to the Streets in Kazakhstan

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Are Western Wealthy Countries Determined to Starve the People of Afghanistan?

Vijay Prashad | Globetrotter – TRANSCEND Media Service

14 Jan 2022 - A few days after the Taliban took power in Afghanistan in mid-August 2021, the U.S. government announced the seizure of $9.5 billion in Afghan assets that were being held in the U.S. banking system. Under pressure from the USA, the IMF also denied Afghanistan access to $455 million of its share of special drawing rights.

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LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

‘Jaw-Dropping’ Targeting: How Pegasus Was Used against Critical Journalists in El Salvador

Phineas Rueckert | Forbidden Stories - TRANSCEND Media Service

13 Jan 2022 - A new report by Citizen Lab and Access Now, shared with Forbidden Stories, shows how investigative journalists at El Faro and GatoEncerrado, two independent media outlets in El Salvador, were repeatedly and aggressively targeted with Pegasus spyware.

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SYRIA IN CONTEXT

Syrian Extremists Had Free Access to Western Media, Says Award Winning Syrian Photographer

Patrik Paulov | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service

15 Jan 2022 - Issa Touma, photographer from Aleppo, has portrayed the Syrian people before, during and after the war. But it was only when he moved to Sweden that he understood why the Western world’s image of Syria was so distorted.

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MEDIA

The Day CNN’s Jake Tapper Sold His Soul to Pharma

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr | The Defender – TRANSCEND Media Service

6 Jan 2022 - There’s a reason CNN’s Jake Tapper is intent on branding me a “menace” and “a liar,” and why he refuses to debate me on the merits of facts and scientific evidence. Here’s the back story.

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COVID19 - CORONAVIRUS

COVID World Data -Total: 328,8M -Dead: 5,5M -Death Rate: 0.01%

Worldometer and Avi Schiffmann - TRANSCEND Media Service

On 17 Jan 2022 (6am GMT): Total Cases: 328,827,870 Deaths: 5,557,760 Active: 55,554,929 Recovered: 267,715,181 Cases Closed: 273,272,941 Total Vaccinated: 4,712,854,193

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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

How the CDC Fooled the World

Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service

15 Jan 2022 - Throughout the pandemic, the US Center for Disease Control published numerous false and misleading studies that bolstered national and international political goals and guided social media censorship. Three recent examples illustrate the issue.

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The Covid Vaccine War (II)

Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Jan 2022 - New developments concerning “vaccine passports”, vaccine mandates, and protests against them – an updated international overview.

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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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REVIEWS

Public Intellectual–The Life of a Citizen Pilgrim, by Richard Falk

Clarity Press - TRANSCEND Media Service

Book Reviews and Selected Interviews (UNCLA Law, Ha'aretz, Counterpunch, Consortium News

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POETRY FORMAT

The Kite

Dr Usha Roopnarain – TRANSCEND Media Service

Up and up the kite flies. The wind carries it afloat Yet it cannot reach the star.

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INSPIRATIONAL

James Baldwin on Resisting the Mindless Majority, Not Running from Uncomfortable Realities, and What It Really Means to Grow Up

Maria Popova | The Marginalian – TRANSCEND Media Service

“We ought to try, by the example of our own lives, to prove that life is love and wonder and that that nation is doomed which penalizes those of its citizens who recognize and rejoice in this fact.”

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SPIRITUALITY

Maha Kumbha Mela 2001: The Greatest Spiritual Festival and Gathering of People in the History of the World

Stephen Knapp (Sri Nandanandana dasa) – TRANSCEND Media Service

Every six years, the Kumbha Mela festival is the largest gathering of people, mostly Hindus, in the history of the world; what to speak of it being a religious festival. Over the course of its 41 days, it is calculated that as many as 70 million people of all kinds attend the Kumbha Mela. However, 2001 saw an amazing increase.

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OBITUARIES

Glenn D. Paige (28 Jun 1929 – 22 Jan 2017): A Giant for Peace Leaves Behind an Indelible Mark – In Memoriam

Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service

His transformation from praising a killing society, USA, in the Korean War to invoking a non-killing society did not come easily. To revoke his own book on the Korea War decision, and the prize received for that book, has few equals.

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ORIGINAL LANGUAGES

(Italiano) Tempi sospesi per l’umanità

Elena Camino | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service

14 Gennaio 2022 - Tempi sospesi per l’umanità: problemi planetari, tragedie globali, guerre, cambiamento climatico e pandemia… e il nucleare?

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MEMORABLE QUOTES

“Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind…”

Dalai Lama – TRANSCEND Media Service

The 14th Dalai Lama, known as Gyalwa Rinpoche to Tibetans [born 6 Jul 1935], is the current Dalai Lama, the highest spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, and a retired political leader of the nation. His teachings are about peace of mind, holiness and love. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Pandemic Real Talk

Tom Tomorrow | Daily Kos – TRANSCEND Media Service

3 Jan 2022 - Pandemic Real Talk with the invisible hand of the free market.

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JOKE OF THE WEEK

No Comparison

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

A customer complained to his tailor,

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IN-DEPTH VIDEOS

Kazakhstan Coup Fails, US-Russia Talks Go Nowhere. Is War on Horizon?

The Grayzone - TRANSCEND Media Service

15 Jan 2022 - Max Blumenthal and geopolitical analyst Pepe Escobar: Inside Look at Kazak & Russia Events

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SHORT VIDEO CLIPS

I Say a Little Prayer (Music Video of the Week)

Aretha Franklin – TRANSCEND Media Service

A Classic from 1967 by the "Queen of Soul" - (Official Lyric Video)

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