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Learning from History

#751 | Howard Richards – TRANSCEND Media Service

I had already learned from my California experience that whatever national laws may be, the law of the Modern World-System is that investors choose which nation´s laws they will obey when they chose where to site their operations.

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TRANSCEND VIDEOS

What Is ‘Socialism with Chinese Characteristics’? Inside China’s Economic Model

Ben Norton | Multipolarista - TRANSCEND Media Service

22 May 2022 - How does socialism with Chinese characteristics differ from Western neoliberal capitalism? Multipolarista editor Benjamin Norton discussed China’s socialist model with economist John Ross, a senior fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China.

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FEATURED RESEARCH PAPER

Returning to Realism: The Other Face of the Ukraine Crisis

Mohamed Mahad D. Darar | E-International Relations – TRANSCEND Media Service

12 Jun 2022 - The debate over the driving force behind Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has divided the West into two major camps: one renders Russia’s offensive as Putin’s grand scheme to resuscitate the Soviet Empire, while the other portrays Russia’s aggression as Putin’s response to the expansion of NATO to Russia’s neighbors. While both arguments merit serious attention, both ignore a crucial connection.

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Other Commentaries

TRANSCEND News

How to Convince the Non-Donor Readers to also Contribute to TMS?

The TRANSCEND Media Service team

With TMS funds depleted and  donations dwindling, it gets harder to keep up the struggle. It is discouraging after 14 years of making a difference. Please support our Peace Journalism work TODAY. Thank you!

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CONFLICT RESOLUTION - MEDIATION

Reaching a Just and Lasting Peace in Ukraine

Submitted by Richard E. Rubenstein – TRANSCEND Media Service

On June 6-7, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network convened at the Vatican a study group of experts in international affairs, military and security affairs, and international relations among the US, European Union, Ukraine, and Russia. Their statement follows.

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JUSTICE

Assange Put on Suicide Watch after Patel Decision, Father Says

Joe Lauria | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service

22 Jun 2022 - John Shipton said Julian Assange was stripped naked and put in an empty cell to prevent him from killing himself over the home secretary’s decision to sign his extradition order.

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Don’t Extradite Assange

Media Lens - TRANSCEND Media Service

22 Jun 2022 - Last Friday’s decision by Priti Patel to authorise the extradition of Julian Assange to the US is both shameful and unsurprising. Her action paves the way for Assange to be tried under the 1917 Espionage Act, with a sentence of 175 years. The US wishes to set a legal precedent for the prosecution of any publisher or journalist, anywhere in the world, who reports the truth about the US.

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TRANSCEND MEMBERS

Future Global Exodus to the Metasphere

Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens - TRANSCEND Media Service

Enabling Mass Migration of Humanity to a Cognitive Frontier - The publicity regarding the rebranding of Facebook as Meta has drawn attention to one particular understanding of the "metaverse" envisaged by techno-optimists.

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How Finance Is Speculating on the Wheat Crisis – Interview with Dr Vandana Shiva

Navdanya International– TRANSCEND Media Service

16 Jun 2022 - We met Vandana Shiva, president of Navdanya International, to talk about the global situation, rising inequalities and the worrying obesity figures released by the WHO. Global issues which have immediate repercussions on the local.

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Nuclear-Armed Powers Squander $156.000 per Minute on Their MAD Policy

Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service

24 Jun 2022 - They call it MAD: Mutual Assured Destruction. It is about the nuclear-armed powers’ doctrine of military strategy and national security policy. And they spent on their MAD policy more than 156.000 US dollars, every single minute, in just one year–2021.

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Groups Call for American Psychological Association to Apologize and Provide Support to Victims of War-on-Terror Prisoner Abuses

Submitted by Roy Eidelson – TRANSCEND Media Service

On 25th Anniversary of UN International Day in Support of Torture Victims [26 Jun], Psychology and Human Rights Organizations Demand Action from APA

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Journeys of Desperation: The Odyssey of Mass Humanoid Migrations in the 21st Century (Part 2)

Prof Hoosen Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service

‘O you Humanoids, where is our humanity?’

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The New Anglophones in India

Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

Apart from political freedom, our university system continued to be dominated by the British system of education both at the University level and even at the school level. Whatever modern knowledge we needed to acquire, we had to learn the English language; speaking it properly was a sign of good upbringing and education.

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IN FOCUS

G7: Sowing Hunger, Reaping Profits – Our Bread, Our Freedom Campaign

Navdanya International – TRANSCEND Media Service

26 Jun 2022 - G7 should stop promoting hunger by design and support movements for Food Sovereignty and Agroecology. The current globalized, industrial agrifood system is a food system that creates hunger by design.

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St. Petersburg Sets the Stage for the War of Economic Corridors

Pepe Escobar | The Cradle – TRANSCEND Media Service

18 Jun 2022 - In St. Petersburg, the world's new powers gather to upend the US-concocted “rules-based order” and reconnect the globe their way.

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A Lemming Leading the Lemmings: Slavoj Žižek and the Collapse of the Anti-War Left

Jonathan Cook – TRANSCEND Media Service

23 Jun 2022 - The left has sunk a long way since the Iraq war. The renowned public intellectual Slavoj Žižek is the latest recruit to the war hawk camp over Ukraine.

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‘Rationality Is Not Permitted’: Chomsky on Russia, Ukraine and the Price of Media Censorship

Ramzy Baroud | Politics for the People – TRANSCEND Media Service

23 Jun 2022 - The unprecedented control and censorship over the Ukraine war narrative is because western governments do not want their public to know that the world is vastly changing. Ignorance might be bliss, but not in this case.

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ANGLO AMERICA

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Roe V. Wade, Ending Right to Abortion Upheld for Decades

Nina Totenberg and Sarah McCammon | NPR – TRANSCEND Media Service

24 Jun 2022 - In a historic and far reaching decision, the U.S. Supreme Court officially reversed Roe v. Wade today, declaring that the constitutional right to abortion upheld for nearly a half century, no longer exists.

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Fascists in Our Midst

Chris Hedges | Substack – TRANSCEND Media Service

26 Jun 2022 - Supreme Court rulings, including the overturning of Roe v. Wade, herald the ascendancy of Christian fascism in the United States.

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Fear and Loathing: The US Travel Guide to the World

Belen Fernandez | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service

21 Jun 2022 - The US state department really wants travelling Americans to be wary of the ‘dangerous’ world their country helped create.

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MILITARISM

Multiple Articles on U.S. Militarism, Weapons, War Preparations

Defense News – TRANSCEND Media Service

22 Jun 2022 - Thought-provoking Commentary and News on War and Destruction – Military Space Report

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Peace Chaplain

William T. Hathaway – TRANSCEND Media Service

21 Jun 2022 - Radical Peace presents the experiences of war resisters, deserters, and peace activists who are working to change our warrior culture. A seminarian contributed this chapter about learning to love her enemies. Because of her activism, she wishes to remain anonymous.

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BRICS

The Wide Role Brazil’s Military Has Played in the Destruction of the Amazon

Pedro Marin | Orinoco Tribune - TRANSCEND Media Service

23 Jun 2022 - In the Brazilian Amazon, as deforestation reaches record levels and rivers are increasingly polluted, the illegal gold mining contributing to these problems continues largely unabated. The response of the government has been to increase military action to curb environmental crimes in Brazil. Far from achieving this purpose, however, the military intervention has only led to tragedies in the region, directly or indirectly.

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EUROPE

Europe Dumps Its Climate Commitments after Facing Shortage of Russian Gas

Abdul Rahman | Peoples Dispatch - TRANSCEND Media Service

26 Jun 2022 - The quick shift by rich European countries to “dirty” energy sources such as coal instead of managing demands raises serious concerns about the fate of global climate action and the future of the environmental movement.

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PALESTINE - ISRAEL

The Paradoxical Seeds of the Holocaust: Oppression and Death Live on in the Apartheid State

Miko Peled | MintPress News - TRANSCEND Media Service

26 Jun 2022 - It is becoming increasingly difficult for Israel and the agencies that promote Zionism around the world to portray Zionism in rosy colors.

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ECONOMICS

Who Is to Blame for Inflation? The Power Brokers of Capitalism

Yanis Varoufakis | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service

22 Jun 2022 - Inflation as a Political Power Play Gone Wrong - A half-century long strategy, led by corporations, Wall Street, governments, and central banks, is coming undone. As a result, the West’s authorities now face an impossible choice: push conglomerates and states into cascading bankruptcies or allow inflation to go unchecked.

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SPORTS

The Tragic Absurdity of Qatar’s World Cup Sportswashing

Dave Zirin | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service

22 Jun 2022 - Were there not so much suffering involved, the Qatar 2022 World Cup would be an absurdist parody of sportswashing. Labor abuses, homophobia, corruption? Qatar and FIFA will use the men’s World Cup to put a happy gloss on it all.

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DEBATES ON COVID - VACCINES

Covid Vaccines and Fertility

Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service

Jun 2022 - Why is there a substantial decrease in births in Germany and Switzerland – nine months after the beginning of covid mass vaccinations?

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POETRY FORMAT

A Bouquet of Many Blooms

Dr Usha Roopnarain – TRANSCEND Media Service

A deserved praise I give. There are no binaries …only bouquets

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BIOGRAPHIES

Helen Keller (27 Jun 1880 – 1 Jun 1968)

American Foundation for the Blind – TRANSCEND Media Service

American educator Helen Keller overcame the adversity of being blind and deaf to become one of the 20th century's leading humanitarians, as well as co-founder of the ACLU.

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Danilo Dolci (28 Jun 1924 – 30 Dec 1997)

EDDILI – TRANSCEND Media Service

Alone he stood, faced by hostility of the church, the government, the landowners, and the mafia. Surely, only with a flame of faith in his heart he could face hatred, corruption, brutality, indifference, poverty, dereliction and despair. But he did face them and achieved his victories. He lived on the same level of those he was trying to help, working at grassroots level.

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Franz Kafka (3 Jul 1883 – 3 Jun 1924)

Biography – TRANSCEND Media Service

Born in Prague, capital of what is now the Czech Republic, writer Franz Kafka grew up in an upper middle-class Jewish family. After studying law at the University of Prague, he worked in insurance and wrote in the evenings. In 1923, he moved to Berlin to focus on writing, but died of tuberculosis shortly after. His friend Max Brod published most of his work posthumously, such as Amerika and The Castle.

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Patrice Lumumba (2 Jul 1925 – 17 Jan 1961)

Encyclopedia Britannica – TRANSCEND Media Service

Lumumba was a man of strong character who intended to pursue his policies regardless of the enemies he made within his country or abroad. Because of its wealth, size, and proximity to white-dominated southern Africa, Lumumba’s opponents feared the consequences of a radicalized Congo. Forced out of office during a political crisis, he was assassinated a short time later.

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Glenn Durland Paige (28 Jun 1929 – 22 Jan 2017): A Prophet of Nonkilling

David Krieger | Center for Global Nonkilling – TRANSCEND Media Service

I wrote this in 2010, the year in which Glenn received the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s Distinguished Peace Leadership Award. It is about Glenn’s great transformation in life from a successful academic to a prophet of nonkilling. I’ve left the article in the present tense, and believe that Glenn lives on in the hearts and minds of the many people he inspired with his commitment to and leadership for a nonkilling world.

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Hermann Hesse (2 Jul 1877 – 9 Aug 1962): Revolt and Enlightenment

Rene Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service

Rebellion against established structures, the quest for personal values and a religious impulse are all elements in Siddhartha, published in 1922, perhaps his most widely-read book. It is not clear that Hesse found the harmony of enlightenment in his own life. In his last major work The Glass Bead Game (1943) he describes what might be an ideal Buddhist monastery devoted to the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge.

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Antoine de Saint Exupéry (29 Jun 1900 – 31 Jul 1944): Solitude and Solidarity

Rene Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service

Saint Ex’s style was influenced by Frederic Nietzche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra which he had read. However, the spirit is much closer to Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet. His outlook was basically that of the Stoics: the common nature of all humans whatever the cultural differences, harmony with Nature, and calm in the face of danger.

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INSPIRATIONAL

Learned Helplessness

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

People who have suffered from oppression since childhood often fail to exercise freedoms if they become available to them later, but those who initially enjoyed freedom will always search for it again.

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ORIGINAL LANGUAGES

(Português) Brasil: A política de ódio e o assassinato do indigenista Bruno e do jornalista Dom

Leonardo Boff – TRANSCEND Media Service

20 Jun 2022 - O assassinato do conhecido indigenista Bruno Pereira e do jornalista inglês Dom Phillips comoveram o país e o mundo. Esse crime  só é compreensível no quadro de uma política de ódio e perseguição que o atual governo estabeleceu como política normal, atingindo principalmente os povos originários, os negros, os de outra opção sexual e os pobres em geral.

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(Português) Marcação animal é barbárie institucionalizada

David Arioch | Vegazeta – TRANSCEND Media Service

"Escolha dos 'instrumentos' só leva em conta eficiência e menor custo - sem anestesia ou alívio para dor. Talvez haja medonho prazer nessa violação. E devo duvidar que não?"

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(Italiano) I migranti tengono in vita un miliardo di persone… nonostante le difficoltà inenarrabili

Baher Kamal | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service

15 giu 2022 – Ecco un altro dato: 230 milioni di lavoratori migranti sono oggi un’importante fonte di salvezza per un miliardo di persone che muoiono di fame nelle comunità più povere del mondo, oltre che un’ancora di salvezza vitale per l’economia dei loro Paesi d’origine.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Angry? Careful!

Posted by Antonio C.S. Rosa | editor – TRANSCEND Media Service

Irrationality of Anger

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JOKE OF THE WEEK

A Mazing Grace

Mr. Fish | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service

Meanwhile in the USA

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IN-DEPTH VIDEOS

The Causes and Consequences of the Ukraine War: A Lecture by John J. Mearsheimer

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies – TRANSCEND Media Service

Prof. Mearsheimer focuses on both the origins of the war in Ukraine and some of its most important consequences. He argues that the crisis is largely the result of the West’s efforts to turn Ukraine into a Western bulwark on Russia’s border. Russian leaders viewed that outcome as an existential threat that had to be thwarted.

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SHORT VIDEO CLIPS

The System That Can Completely Eliminate Single-Use Bottles

The Story of Stuff - TRANSCEND Media Service

19 May 2022 - Double Mountain Brewery teamed up with eight other Oregon-based breweries to design a standardized, refillable glass bottle that can be refilled and used over and over again. What can the world learn from their system?

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Only Human (Music Video of the Week)

Jonas Brothers – TRANSCEND Media Service

Official Music Video by Jonas Brothers Performing “Only Human”

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