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Can We TRANSCEND the Brewing US Civil War?

#666 | Diane Perlman, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

A civil war is brewing in the US as Trump’s unprecedented assaults on democracy set landmines yet to explode. How did we get to this point of the pathological splitting of the opposites? What does the Transcend Method offer us now?

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TRANSCEND VIDEOS

How to End the War in Afghanistan

World BEYOND War - TRANSCEND Media Service

19 Nov 2020 - The U.S. war on Afghanistan is in its 19th year. Enough is enough! Ann Wright is the moderator. Panelists are Kathy Kelly, Matthew Hoh, Rory Fanning, Danny Sjursen, and Arash Azizzada.

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FEATURED RESEARCH PAPER

Everyone’s Gandhi — A Collection of Gandhi Columns

L Gopalakrishnan | Academia – TRANSCEND Media Service

It is hoped that the articles and anecdotes will serve a long felt need: to bring the Mahatma closer to us, make him a Father in every sense of the word i.e. every one's Gandhi. Since Mahatma Gandhi cannot be any one person’s property, there is no copyright of this publication. You are welcome to freely use portions of this book with due acknowledgement. Printed & Published by: Gandhi Peace Foundation

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NOBEL LAUREATES

[Nobel Peace Laureate] President Obama, Who Promised to Sow Peace, Instead Led the Nation in War

Christi Parsons and W.J. Hennigan | Los Angeles Times - TRANSCEND Media Service

Before he took office in 2008, Barack Obama vowed to end America’s military invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, but he left a very different legacy. U.S. military have been at war for all eight years of Obama’s tenure, the first two-term president with that distinction. He launched airstrikes or military raids in at least seven countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan.

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How a [Nobel Peace Laureate] Human Rights Angel Lost Her Halo

Hannah Beech | The New York Times - TRANSCEND Media Service

14 Nov 2020 - Ten years after she left house arrest and vowed to fight for justice, Myanmar’s civilian leader has instead become a jailer of critics and an apologist for the slaughter of minorities.

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Other Commentaries

TRANSCEND News

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TRANSCEND Media Service team

There is little political leadership on which to count. Therefore, the presentation of a wide range of views in TMS provides ideas and techniques for nongovernmental conflict resolution efforts.” -- Rene Wadlow, President and a Representative to the UN, Geneva, Association of World Citizens

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TRANSCEND MEMBERS

Reframing Fundamental Belief as Disinformation?

Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens – TRANSCEND Media Service

23 Nov 2020 - Pandemic Challenge to Advertising, Ideology, Religion and Science - There is no lack of strongly articulated concern about misinformation and disinformation, as highlighted by the assertion early in the pandemic by the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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Susan Rice, Scourge of Africa, May Become Secretary of State

Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 Nov 2020 - Rice has been intimately involved in covering up the deaths of more than six million Congolese, and has cultivated close relations with every US-backed tyrant on the continent. “That’s the kind of ruthless, bloodthirsty, lying, hypocrite she is.”

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Remembering Robert Fisk

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

15 Nov 2020 - ‘Remembering Robert Fisk’ is the text of an interview conducted by Daniel Falcone, and published below on Nov. 9, 2020 in Counterpunch. There is one insertion mentioning Seymour Hersh as a fourth journalist in this style of exceptional devotion to the courage and craft of truth telling in place of danger or where transparency is obscured by state secrets.

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Kamala and Joe [Satire]

Vithal Rajan – TRANSCEND Media Service

‘Kamala, now that we have a moment to ourselves, let me offer you my own personal congratulations for a glorious victory! The victory is as much your doing.’ ‘No, Joe, no! You are too modest! The Glory is all yours!’

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An Invitation to Seeking Truth in a Country of Lies

Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Nov 2020 - The following is the Introduction to my new book, Seeking Truth in a Country of Lies. I offer it here as an invitation to consider joining me in the book so we may seek together. In putting together this selection of essays, I was reminded of what Albert Camus once wrote: “A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.”

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Is There any Hope for the USA?

Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service

19 Nov 2020 - I left the US in 2008 not because of pressure but because I thought I could serve humanity better in Zionist occupied Palestine than in Zionist occupied USA. I hope to die in Canada and atone for my stupidity and culpability in paying taxes to the USA, the most well-oiled killing machine in history, by teaching peace studies and promoting pacifism, which I think is the only force powerful enough to overcome the US' super weapons.

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Robert Fisk of The Independent Has Died and Journalism Is Poorer

Robin Edward Poulton, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

Most of the borders of the modern Middle East were created by the British, French and Americans after WWI, by splitting up the Ottoman Empire. How many people discussing politics and elections in the pubs of US or UK understand that vital fact?

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RCEP Augurs Hope

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | JUST - TRANSCEND Media Service

18 Nov 2020 - In the mist of the gloom generated by the twin health and economic crises, the birth of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is a ray of light. More than a million lives have been lost worldwide as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, there is massive unemployment, and entire societies have been devastated.

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NONVIOLENCE

Education for Peace and Nonviolence in Times of Crisis

Pía Figueroa | Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service

21 Nov 2020 - Doris Balvín, senior researcher at the New Civilization Humanist Studies Center in Lima, Peru and a specialist in social ecology, speaks about education for peace and nonviolence in times of social and ecological crisis.

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Coronavirus Global Data: 59M+ Infected; 40M+ Recovered; 1,3M+ Deceased

Worldometer and Avi Schiffmann - TRANSCEND Media Service

*Two Databases Permanently Displayed on TMS* *Global, Localized, Specific Data Updated in Real Time* As of 23 Nov 2020 12pm GMT: Total Cases: 59,037,722 Recovered: 40,799,651 Cases Closed: 42,194,184 Active: 16,843,538 Deaths: 1,394,533

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Lessons from around the World on Fighting COVID’s Second Wave

Jimmy Whitworth | The Conversation - TRANSCEND Media Service

20 Nov 2020 - Here's what the west can learn from South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and more.

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A Room, a Bar and a Classroom: How the Coronavirus Is Spread Through the Air

Mariano Zafra and Javier Salas | El País - TRANSCEND Media Service

The coronavirus is spread through the air, especially in indoor spaces. Scientists now openly acknowledge the role played by the transmission of aerosols – tiny contagious particles exhaled by an infected person that remain suspended in the air of an indoor environment. How does the transmission work? And, more importantly, how can we stop it? (Read on...)

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DEBATING COVID-19

2 Companies Say Their Vaccines Are 95% Effective. What Does That Mean? + More

Children's Health Defense Team | The Defender – TRANSCEND Media Service

20 Nov 2020 -The Defender’s COVID Vaccine NewsWatch brings you the latest headlines on COVID-19 and vaccines.

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What’s Not Being Said about the Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine. “Human Guinea Pigs”?

F. William Engdahl | New Eastern Outlook - TRANSCEND Media Service

13 Nov 2020 - he Pharma giant Pfizer has now announced what they claim were spectacular results in initial human tests. They use an experimental technology known as gene editing, specifically mRNA gene-editing, something never before used in vaccines. Before we rush to get jabbed in hopes of some immunity, we should know more about the radical experimental technology and its lack of precision.

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Portuguese Court Rules PCR Tests as Unreliable & Unlawful to Quarantine People

GreatGameIndia - TRANSCEND Media Service

18 Nov 2020 - A Portuguese appeals court has ruled that PCR tests are unreliable and that it is unlawful to quarantine people based solely on a PCR test. [From TMS Editor: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is a method widely used to rapidly make millions to billions of copies of a specific DNA sample, allowing scientists to take a very small sample of DNA and amplify it to a large enough amount to study in detail.]

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ANGLO AMERICA

Donald Trump’s Refusal to Concede the Election Is Something to Be Feared

Stuart Emmrich | Vogue - TRANSCEND Media Service

21 Nov 2020 - It’s time to step back and realize we are witnessing something this country has never seen before: a sitting president trying to undo a free and fair election and challenging the very basis of our democracy. Tweets and frivolous lawsuits are one thing (and the Trump team has gone 1 for 32 at last count). But this past week, Donald Trump crossed the line into potentially illegal territory.

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I Lived through a Stupid Coup–The USA Is Having One Now

Indi Samarajiva | Indica – TRANSCEND Media Service

11 Nov 2020 - What else do you call Donald Trump refusing to leave, consolidating control of the military, and spreading lies across the media? That, my friends, is just a coup. You take the power, you take the guns, and you lie about it. American commentators say “we’re like the third world now” as if our very existence is a pejorative. You’re no better than us. The third world from the Sun is Earth. You live here too.

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Senior Trump Official Says Politicians Get ‘Very Rich’ by Supporting Israel

Amir Tibon | Haaretz - TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Nov 2020 - Senior U.S. Defense official Douglas Macgregor, who was recently installed at the Pentagon by Trump’s partisan loyalists, has come under fire for saying that American politicians become "very, very rich" by supporting Israel and that the pro-Israeli lobby is trying to drag the United States into war.

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US State Department’s Attack on the BDS Movement Violates Freedom of Expression and Endangers Human Rights Protection

Amnesty International - TRANSCEND Media Service

19 Nov 2020 - “The Department of State’s targeting of groups advocating for using peaceful means, such as boycotts, to end human rights violations against Palestinians as antisemitic violates freedom of expression and is a gift to those who seek to silence, harass, intimidate and oppress those standing up for human rights around the world." -- AI

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American Presidential Election and Democracy Look for Change, Moral and Intellectual Leadership

Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. – TRANSCEND Media Service

19 Nov 2020 - When false claims challenge the truth, it breeds fearful and ferocious public outcomes. No wonder, why the American masses are more divided today than any time in recent history. American presidential elections failed to produce a viable prospect for the working of democracy.

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ASIA-UPDATES ON MYANMAR ROHINGYA GENOCIDE

Putting Myanmar Election Results in Perspective

Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service

19 Nov 2020 - Election cycles will neither reverse colonial treatment of non-Burmese population, nor end genocide against Rohingya.

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LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN

Former President Evo Morales Returns to Bolivia One Year after Being Forced into Exile by Military Coup

Kenny Stancil | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service

9 Nov 2020 - Twelve months after being driven into exile by right-wing forces, socialist former president Evo Morales was "received by the very social movements who defeated the coup and restored democracy."

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PALESTINE - ISRAEL

A Comic Display of Geopolitical Subservience: Mike Pompeo’s Visit to Israel

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

22 Nov 2020 - On the entirely inappropriate and distasteful visit of the U.S. Secretary of State to Israel for three days. For me the entire event was a grotesque occasion of national embarrassment from start to finish. Even the most dimwitted imperialist would know better than to declare Pompeo’s subservience to Israel in these scary words: “Israel is everything we want the entire Middle East to look like going forward.” 

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UNITED NATIONS

UN Charter’s “Sovereignty” Gives Brazil the Legal Right to Destroy the Lungs of the Earth

Roger Kotila | Democratic World Federalists – TRANSCEND Media Service

20 Nov 2020 - A "new UN" is possible, one given the tools it will need to actually save the world from the harm allowed by selfish sovereignty. After all, why should Brazil, or China, or the USA, or any country have the legal sovereign right to endanger humanity? The Charter's flaws are serious.

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MILITARISM

The New Ruling Coalition: Opposition to Afghanistan Withdrawal Shows Its Key Factions

Glenn Greenwald | Substack – TRANSCEND Media Service

19 Nov 2020 - An unholy union of the National Security State and the neocon-backed and corporate-funded Democratic Party are about to assume power: with media-supported internet censorship a key weapon.

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The Children of Fallujah: The Medical Mystery at the Heart of the Iraq War

Laura Gottesdiener | The Nation - TRANSCEND Media Service

9 Nov 2020 - The debate over Fallujah has centered on the use and impact of toxic material in US weapons, particularly depleted uranium. The discussion has largely overlooked the long-term public health effects of urban warfare on civilian populations and the dangers of politicizing science and medicine in times of military violence abroad.

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Elite Australian Troops Unlawfully Killed 39 Afghan Civilians amid a Culture of ‘Blood Lust,’ Report Alleges

Angus Watson, Ben Westcott and Brad Lendon | CNN - TRANSCEND Media Service

19 Nov 2020 - "Blood lust" and "competition killings" were a norm, according to a long-awaited official report. Chief of the Australian Defense Force Gen. Angus Campbell said there had been a "warrior culture" among some members of Australia's Special Forces serving in Afghanistan.

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How the U.S. Military Buys Location Data from Ordinary Apps

Joseph Cox | Vice/Motherboard - TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Nov 2020 - The U.S. military is buying the granular movement data of people around the world, harvested from innocuous-seeming apps, Motherboard has learned. A Muslim prayer app with over 98 million downloads is one of the apps connected to a wide-ranging supply chain that sends ordinary people's personal data to brokers, contractors, and the military.

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The New U.S. War on Western Sahara

David Swanson - TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Nov 2020 - I’m not misusing the word “war” to mean something like the war on Christmas or drugs. I mean war. There is a new U.S. war in Western Sahara, being waged by Morocco with the support of the U.S. military, which unbeknownst to most people in the U.S. arms, trains and funds the militaries of the world, including almost all of the most brutal governments of the world.

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IN FOCUS

We Need to Rethink the Concept of Genocide

Philippe Sands | Aljazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service

20 Nov 2020 - Seeing genocide as less exceptional may help us view war crimes and crimes against humanity in a more serious light.

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The New Elite: Dark Nights Rising

Thomas Klikauer & Nadine Campbell | CounterPunch - TRANSCEND Media Service

13 Nov 2020 - There is a new elite on the rise.The old elite was defined by leisure and conspicuous consumption . The new elite has to work – mostly in elite professions – to earn money. The new elite’s employment is located in a relatively narrow spectrum of occupations separating the new elite from non-elite. The new elite finds employment mainly in three main categories: CEOs, CFOs, elite law firms.

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EXPOSURES - EXPOSÉS

Secret Genetic Engineering Research: How the U.S. and EU Governments Want Us to Run Blindly Into a High-Risk Adventure

17 Nov 2020 - Classified information: Millions and millions are spent on genetic engineering projects, but research into the risks of genome changes and into detection methods that make it possible to detect genetically modified organisms, for example in food, is completely underfunded.

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Gates to a Global Empire

Navdanya international - TRANSCEND Media Service

Over Seed, Food, Health, Knowledge …and the Earth -The report gathers evidence and throws light on the dangers of philanthrocapitalism, which is boosting the corporate takeover of our seed, agriculture, food, knowledge and global health systems, manipulating information and eroding our democracies. Over the last 30 years it has emerged as a major force, able to derail the international agenda and push our future and the future of our planet towards extinction and ecological collapse.

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Gates’ Ag One: The Recolonisation of Agriculture

Navdanya International | Independent Science News – TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Nov 2020 - IICA announced partnerships with Microsoft, Bayer, Corteva ( subsidiary of DuPont), and Syngenta, all along with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. We can start to see a repeating pattern with all these alliances in the launching of Ag One. Through the Gates Foundation’s promotion of chemical and genetically modified inputs, they open up isolated or hard to reach markets in Africa, South Asia and Latin America for private corporations to derive profits.

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ECONOMICS

Personal Reflections on Exposing the Myths of Money

Hazel Henderson | Ethical Markets - TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Nov 2020 - Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell was asked on “60 Minutes” the usual dumb question: “Where’s the money coming from?”. Powell responded that the Fed prints its, not just the banknotes, but also digitally in its computer databases and programs. Essentially, the Fed simply moves some of the decimal points! And all central banks empower their commercial banks to create money every time they make a loan or mortgage for a borrower.

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GREAT RESET

Who Pressed the Great Reset Button?

Dr. Joseph Mercola - TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Nov 2020 - Globalist Technocrats Poised to Press the Great Reset Button - Not one area of life will be left untouched by The Great Reset plan, which aims to reform everything from government, energy and finance to food, medicine, real estate, policing — even how we interact with our fellow human beings.

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If the ‘Great Reset’ Really Is so Good for Us, Let’s Hold a Referendum on It, so It Can Have a Democratic Mandate (or Not)

Neil Clark | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service

20 Nov 2020 - The World Economic Forum’s ‘Great Reset’ and associated Fourth Industrial Revolution would, if implemented, mean far deeper changes to our everyday lives than Brexit, yet is being pushed through without any proper debate.

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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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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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Martin Wight (26 Nov 1913 – 15 Jul 1972): Analyst of International Relations Traditions

René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service

Martin Wight was an analyst of approaches to the study and practice of international relations. He taught at the London School of Economics and later at the then newly created University of Sussex. He was a conscientious objector to military service during the Second World War.

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INSPIRATIONAL

Acting Is a Wonderful Way of Avoiding Feeling Despair – A Guide

Louis Kriesberg | The Transnational - TRANSCEND Media Service

21 Oct 2020 - So many bad things are occurring every day, it is hard to fight against any one of them, as new ones distract us. Below, I sketch out an approach to taking actions that have a good chance to be effective and satisfying in overcoming objectionable circumstances.

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SCIENCE - SPIRITUALITY

Conflict Resolution and the Gita

Joshua M. Greene (Yogeshvara Dasa) | Integral Yoga Magazine/ISKCON News – TRANSCEND Media Service

Mediation is a process of conflict resolution in which a trained intermediary assists disputants to arrive at a mutually agreeable settlement. In this intriguing interview by Integral Yoga Magazine, Joshua Greene (Yogeshvara Dasa), a seasoned mediator and instructor of the Gita, evaluates the Bhagavad Gita through the lens of mediation.

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POETRY FORMAT

I only Wish…That the Truth Has a Tongue

Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service

All your armies. All your fighters, All your tanks and all your soldiers, Against a boy holding a stone,

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Remembering JFK: Voices from a Smoldering Grave . . . Memorial Prose Poem

Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

I write in memory of a tragic day in history that changed the destiny of the USA and the world. With the assassination of JFK, the path was open for presidential deceit and deception, for abuses of national purpose and moral authority. Say what you will, JFK was our nation's last hope for principled charismatic leadership capable of inspiring hope and sacrifice for higher purpose.

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Heart as a Vagabond

Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

A person can be a Vagabond He roams hither and thither

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(Français) Sucre

Gary Corseri – TRANSCEND Media Service

Douce apocalypse dans le sang ! Cauchemar de Stephen King dans le cerveau ! Salves de mortier aux synapses ! Envahisseur de notre abri personnel ! DouxDoux comme les lèvres de Dalila !

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ORIGINAL LANGUAGES

(Português) JBS É Acusada de Mentir sobre Comprometimento Contra o Desmatamento

David Arioch | Vegazeta – TRANSCEND Media Service

Nesse ritmo, a ONG prevê que a criação de gado pode provocar um desmatamento equivalente a duas vezes a área da Suécia. “No ritmo atual de desmatamento, até 2025 – quando a JBS planeja monitorar efetivamente uma pequena parte de sua cadeia de suprimentos na Amazônia – mais de 25 mil quilômetros quadrados terão sido desmatados somente no Cerrado”, avalia.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Crybaby

Joe Kandra, Kathie MM, Pat Daniel | Engaging Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service

... throwing a tantrum.

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IN-DEPTH VIDEOS

Palestine Is Still the Issue

John Pilger – TRANSCEND Media Service

‘What has changed,’ says Pilger on his return to film his 2002 documentary, ‘is that the Palestinians have fought back. Stateless and humiliated for so long, they have risen up against Israel’s huge military regime, although they themselves have no army, no tanks, no American planes and gunships or missiles… For [them], the overriding, routine of terror, day after day, has been the ruthless control of almost every aspect of their lives, as if they live in an open prison.’

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SHORT VIDEO CLIPS

Joe Biden and Kamala on Israel, Palestine

Palestine Chronicle TV – TRANSCEND Media Service

9 Nov 2020 - We composed a short video reflecting the views of both Biden and Harris on Israel, Palestine, Hamas, Iran, and other related issues in the Middle East.

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Salute to Gaza – Salam Li Ghazza (Music Video of the Week)

Ahmed Matar | Gaza Youth Choir – TRANSCEND Media Service

Peace to Gaza Peace سلامٌ لغزة سلامٌ سلام سلامٌ لكل العيون الحزينة تفيضُ دموعها بئساً وعزة سلامٌ سلامٌ لغزة سلام

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JOKE OF THE WEEK

White Lies

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

A communist party functionary came home after midnight, and his wife was furious.

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