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The Future of TRANSCEND

Diane Perlman, Ph.D. - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Oct 2023

30 Oct 2023 – It is high time to plan for the future of TRANSCEND. Johan just turned 93. A few weeks ago, Antonio C. S. Rosa, Marilyn Langlois and I spent precious time together in Portugal where Antonio lives. There is minimal awareness and understanding of the field of “conflict resolution.” Here are some ideas.

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NO to Mandates! YES to Wise Power!

TheNewView – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jun 2022

Featuring Diane Perlman and Marilyn Langlois, TMS editorialists.
(Beginning at 13m:50s in the video) Perlman’s slide presentation proposes a model akin to the Transcend Method of conflict transformation, representing solutions-oriented thinking to create a new reality. They considered how this can be applied to the Ukraine situation and other conflicts.

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A Plea to TMS Readers

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Mar 2018

Dear TMS Readers,
Our dear friend, brother, colleague, and compañero, Antonio C. S. Rosa, has for many years given selflessly and generously of his time–many many hours every single week–to put together this valuable and highly informative collection of articles and commentary that you can’t find elsewhere. His expenses are minimal but they are real. if you value this resource, please take a moment to donate now, whatever you can spare, and the more of you who give a small amount the greater the collective participation in this peace-building enterprise. Now’s the time to show solidarity not only by sharing ideas but also by sharing the modest means required to keep the TMS platform alive!
— Marilyn Langlois, Member and TMS Writer

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UNIFA, the University of the Aristide Foundation in Haiti

Haiti Action Committee – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2017

August 2017 – A Message from the Friends of UNIFA submitted by TRANSCEND, HAC member Marilyn Langlois. – The University of the Aristide Foundation is a high quality, multidiscipline, accredited university taught by Haitian and international professors prominent in their fields.

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2023 Supporters

, 3 Jan 2024

Alphabetical list of TMS supporters who donated at least once in 2023. Alessio Putzu Anthony Marsella Antonino Drago Billie Knighton Branislav Gosovic Caroline Hurley Caroline Knepper Dennis Almeida Dennis Wong Dewakar Bhatia Eva Marianne Tennfjord Frances M Jeffries Frederic Herter Fredrik S. Heffermehl Gary Corseri Geir Bye George Kent George McKinney George Paxton Gregg Rooten […]

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Thumos, Fire in the Belly and a Taste of Salt

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Dec 2023

“One can condemn the violent acts of 7 October without invalidating the justice of the Palestinian liberation struggle. Israel uses this incident to absolve itself of all responsibility for past oppressions and provide a pretext for more atrocities.” — Ilan Pappé

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The Greatest Threat to World Peace? A Review of Daniele Ganser’s ‘USA: The Ruthless Empire’

Marilyn Langlois - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Nov 2023

10 Nov 2023 – If you regard the United States as perhaps flawed but overall a force for good in the world, here is a volume that will clear the air and paint an honest picture of the significant, not-so-rosy impact US foreign policy and actions have had in the world around us.

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(Italiano) L’uomo allo specchio: Uno sguardo al cuore e alla mente dietro TRANSCEND Media Service

Marilyn Langlois | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2023

Rincantucciati in un appartamentino all’ottavo piano di un caseggiato non lontano dal fiume Douro a Porto, in Portogallo, ci sono uno scrittoio, due computer laptop e una poltrona ortopedica. “Questo è il TMS!” proclama Antonio, l’uomo allo specchio, con ostentazione.

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The Man in the Mirror: A Glimpse at the Heart and Mind behind TRANSCEND Media Service

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Oct 2023

After spending a year of military service guarding the Brazilian President in Brasilia, he was arrested and tortured by agents of the 1964 coup d’état regime who suspected him of being a Communist based on a membership card to the Brazil-Russia Cultural Union. The 20-year-old had joined to learn how to play chess… Antonio told me he felt rage, powerlessness and the urge for revenge… But he found another way.

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Confessions of a Think Tank Junkie

Diane Perlman, Ph.D.  | Substack - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Oct 2023

25 Oct 2023 – Expanding on Caitlin Johnstone’s Brilliant Analysis

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(Italiano) 11 settembre: Chi è stato? E perché importa al movimento pacifista

Marilyn Langlois | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jul 2023

Johan Galtung mi presentò a Graeme a un simposio TRANSCEND nel 2011 in North Carolina. L’11 settembre non era nell’agenda formale, ma emerse in conversazioni laterali con l’approssimarsi del 10° anniversario. Galtung ha sempre promosso un dialogo aperto su argomenti provocanti, tenendo testa a una propensione delle istituzioni accademiche e delle maggiori piattaforme mediatiche ad ignorare opinioni dissenzienti sul 11.09 passandole per infatuate teorie cospiratorie.

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9/11: Whodunnit? and Why It Matters to the Peace Movement

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jun 2023

Johan Galtung introduced me to Graeme at a 2011 TRANSCEND symposium in North Carolina.  9/11 was not on the formal agenda, but came up in side conversations as the 10-year anniversary approached.  Galtung has always promoted open dialog on challenging topics, bucking the penchant of academic institutions and major media platforms to ignore dissenting views on 9/11 and dismiss them as crazy conspiracy theories.

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Will the Circle be Unbroken? Reviving the Spirit of Bandung and Panchsheel

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Mar 2023

“I hate the US empire, and I love the US republic.” — Johan Galtung. Economic colonization continues, backed up by financial networks, covert CIA/MI6 operations and hundreds of US military bases that dot the globe in over 85 countries.  The sun still never sets on the modern Anglo-American empire. Implementation of the Panchsheel principles would set the stage for peaceful coexistence in a nuclear weapons-free world.

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Identified: The Boating Crew That Blew Up Nordstream

Unknown - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Mar 2023

Alas!

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2022 Supporters

, 11 Jan 2023

Alphabetical list of TMS supporters who donated at least once in 2022. Aklea Althoff Alberto Portugheis Anthony Judge Anthony Marsella Anthony Mendola Antonino Drago Billie Knighton Branislav Gosovic Candice Carter Caroline Hurley Dennis Wong Dewakar Bhatia Diane Perlman Discover Rubin Elizabeth Cullen Frederic Herter Fredrik S. Heffermehl Geir Bye George Kent George Paxton Hayden F […]

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Wisdom from the Jungle

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Nov 2022

Western thievery and arrogance are not directed at Haiti alone.  In the above paragraphs, substitute ethnic Russians in Donbass, Palestinians, Ethiopians, Eritreans, Congolese, Yemenis, Syrians, Cubans, etc., for Haitians, and you’ll connect the dots. 

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Dissecting the Evolution of the Official 9/11 Narrative

Marilyn Langlois, Graeme MacQueen and Ted Walter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Sep 2022

19 Sep 2022 – Last week marked the 21st anniversary of the crimes of 9/11, which cost over 3,000 lives and triggered the never-ending “War on Terror”.  On this occasion, ‘Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth’ published a lengthy research report by [TRANSCEND member] Dr. Graeme MacQueen and Ted Walter. 

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How Do You Know What You Think You Know? The Value of Dissident Voices

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Aug 2022

How do you react when hearing someone express an opinion that strikes you as ridiculous, outrageous, unbelievable?

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(Italiano) Legami USA al Nazismo

Marilyn Langlois | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jun 2022

Volonterosa sospensione d’incredulità: il pericolo di trascurare i legami USA al nazismo

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Willing Suspension of Disbelief: The Danger of Overlooking US Ties to Nazism

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 May 2022

It is a tool of the ongoing stealth war of the super-rich predator class against the rest of humanity over control of the earth’s people and resources that hides behind manufactured conflicts instigated to distract and demoralize.

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2021 Supporters

, 2 Jan 2022

Alphabetical list of TMS supporters who donated at least once in 2021. Abigail Abysalh Alberto Portugheis Ali Durmaz Amedeo Cottino Anthony Judge Anthony Marsella Antonino Drago Barry Deutsch Billie Knighton Branislav Gosovic Candice Carter Dennis Almeida Dewakar Bhatia Diane Perlman Emanuel Garcia Frederic Herter Gary Steven Corseri Gaye Bennett Geir Bye George Kent Howard Richards […]

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Are We Building Our Own Prison Thinking We Own the Key to Our Cell?

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Aug 2021

Regardless of how strongly one might support the vaccine program—and I use the term “vaccine” very loosely, as these injections are far different from traditional vaccines—mandates should be vigorously opposed.  There is no proven benefit to such requirements, and if left in place they will only escalate and allow Big Pharma and Big Tech to take increasing control over more and more aspects of our lives.

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Declaration of the Crime of Apartheid: Israel

Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jul 2021

9 Jul 2021 – The Declaration on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid in Historic Palestine below is an initiative endorsed by scholars and artists worldwide. Please distribute widely as there is a campaign underway to reach 1,000 signatures. List of the 773 signatories (last update : 8 Jul 2021)

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HIV Now Sets the Pace in the Bogus-vaxx Race

Rosemary Frei, MSc - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jun 2021

14 Jun 2021 – This month marks the 40th anniversary of the first report of ‘acquired immunodeficiency syndrome’ or ‘AIDS.’ Officials like Anthony Fauci are using the occasion to spread the message that vaccines for HIV will soon be rolling out. Forty years of fruitless effort supposedly are suddenly successful thanks to the precedent of the lightening-speed and ‘successful’ development of Covid vaccines.

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2020 Supporters

, 2 Jan 2021

Alphabetical list of supporters who donated at least once in 2020: Alberto Portugheis Alejandro Bendana Anne Dietrich Anthony Judge Anthony Marsella Antonino Drago Bertil Sandén Billie Knighton Björn Lindgren Caroline Knepper Charles Webel Dennis Almeida Dennis Wong Dewakar Bhatia Diane Perlman Elizabeth Sarfaty Ellen Turgasen Emanuel Garcia Erin Watters Eva Marianne Tennfjord Frederic Herter Fredrik […]

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(Italiano) Siamo nel 2020, l’anno del coronavirus. Che cosa vorresti fare?

Marilyn Langlois | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2020

L’anno 2020 volge al termine, memorabile per i suoi incessanti riflettori sul coronavirus.  Riflettendo sugli ultimi 12 mesi, immaginate cosa potreste fare se foste in una posizione di grande potere e influenza. Gli scenari offerti sono due, i quali hanno diversi obiettivi di fondo. Lo Scenario Global PowerElite, orientato a proteggere i diritti dei super-ricchi per continuare ad accumulare sempre più ricchezze. L’altro è lo Scenario One Earth Family, volto a garantire che ogni essere umano possa vivere in dignità e armonia con la terra.  Inizierò io questo esercizio; poi toccherà a te.

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It’s 2020. What Would YOU Do?

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Dec 2020

Reflecting on the past 12 months, imagine what you would do if you were in a position of great power and influence. Two scenarios are offered, each with different underlying goals. The ‘Global Power Elite scenario’ is geared toward protecting the right of the super-rich to continue amassing ever more riches, and the ‘One Earth Family scenario’ is aimed at ensuring every human being can live in dignity and harmony with the earth.

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(Norsk-Norwegian) Hvordan vi blir bedratt

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Sep 2020

Mange kjenner uttrykket ”verden vil bedras”, gjerne med tillegget ”la den derfor bedras”. Opprinnelsen er tilskrevet den romerske satirikeren Gaius Petronius Arbiter (ca. 27–66), forfatter av novellen Satyricon. Uansett beskriver uttrykket dagens mediesituasjon, der folk flest ikke har annet valg enn å tro på det de hører og ikke vet hva de ikke hører. Mange blir lurt av falske eller villedende historier og akronymer, forkortelser som skjuler virkeligheten for ”uinnvidde”. Forfatteren gir en rekke eksempler på hvordan makthavere skjuler seg bak institusjoner vi ikke har noe forhold til.

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Ernest Wamba dia Wamba (1942 – 15 Jul 2020): A Healer from Within

Jacques Depelchin | Africa Is a Country - TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Aug 2020

A brother, comrade, philosopher, historian, thinker, healer, and dreamer left us physically. But he is still there to help us navigate through the times, assuming we realize how he understood the senselessness of the managers of a dominant system that presumes it must control and own everything.

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(Norwegian-Norsk) Hvordan vi blir bedratt

Marilyn Langlois - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jun 2020

Mange kjenner uttrykket ”verden vil bedras”, gjerne med tillegget ”la den derfor bedras”. Opprinnelsen er tilskrevet den romerske satirikeren Gaius Petronius Arbiter (ca. 27–66), forfatter av novellen Satyricon. Uansett beskriver uttrykket dagens mediesituasjon, der folk flest ikke har annet valg enn å tro på det de hører og ikke vet hva de ikke hører.

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(Italiano) Ascolta tua madre: nessuno dovrebbe essere troppo ricco o troppo povero

Marilyn Langlois | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 May 2020

I super-ricchi sono diventati così esperti a distrarre e dividere il resto di noialtri da tenerci impantanati in beghe per ogni tipo d’ingiustizia—guerre, oppressione razziale, patriarcato, partigianeria, degrado ambientale –al punto di perdere spesso di vista la smania di potere e di profitto alla radice di ciascuno di questi mali. Quindi, nostro dovere fondamentale è far sì che nessuno sia troppo ricco p troppo povero.

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Listen to Your Mother: Nobody Should Be Too Rich or Too Poor

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 May 2020

The super-rich have become so adept at distracting and dividing the rest of us to keep us mired in clashes over all kinds of injustices—wars, racial oppression, patriarchy, partisanship, environmental degradation–that we often overlook the lust for power and profit at the root of every one of these evils. Hence, our most fundamental task is to make sure nobody is too rich or too poor.

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Deception? Deception?

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Apr 2020

How many of us are deluded and deceived Amanda Wingfields, clinging to the hope of the proverbial “gentleman caller”—in the guise of a bold new president, a gallant billionaire philanthropist, a miracle vaccine—solving all our problems and sweeping us off to a fantasy world where those who work hard and follow the rules might have the opportunity–if they’re lucky–to enjoy democracy, freedom and good health?

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Let’s Talk about Sex

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Dec 2019

If you’re looking for a treatise on the joys of love-making between consenting, autonomous adults, read no further. In fact, what follows quite the inverse, revealing an ongoing nightmare of child sexual violence that lurks just beneath the surface of our collective consciousness and has infected the highest circles of power. After all, who wants to think about such things? But ignoring them will not make them go away. Pedophilia, human trafficking, kiddie porn are terms that pop up here and there in news reports and local crime blotters.

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2019 Supporters

, 14 Dec 2019

Alphabetical list of TMS supporters who donated at least once in 2019. Alberto Portugheis Alejandro Bendana Amedeo Cottino Anne Dietrich Anthony Judge Anthony Marsella Antonino Drago Barbara Melamed Bertil Sandén Billie Knighton Carolyn Schwebel Chandra Muzaffar Christoph Besemer Dennis Almeida Dewakar Bhatia Ellen Turgasen Emanuel Garcia Eva Marianne Tennfjord Frank Kling Frederic Herter Fredrik S. […]

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Don’t Repeat US Military Occupation of Haiti

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Dec 2019

6 Dec 2019 – Advocating US military intervention and a US base in Haiti resurrects painful memories of the brutal US military invasion and occupation from 1915-1934. Ninety years ago, on 6 Dec 1929, US Marines killed many peasant farmers who were demonstrating against the occupation. A sculpture at the very spot to commemorate this massacre was destroyed within two months of its dedication in 1987.

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The Future of Work

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Mar 2019

In order to prepare our children for the future of work we need to teach them in school about worker solidarity and the history of the labor movement. Instead of being prodded to compete for limited spaces at universities and scarce “dream” jobs (guaranteeing that many will lose out), young people should be learning how to build a society where every job is a good job.

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Stand with the People’s Uprising in Haiti

Haiti Action Committee – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Mar 2019

25 Feb 2019 – Statement in Solidarity with the Popular Uprising in Haiti – This February marks the 15th anniversary of the 2004 coup d’état that ousted the democratically elected government of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. In these fifteen years, the Haitian popular movement has refused to be silenced, in spite of the kidnapping and forced exile of President Aristide and his wife and colleague, Mildred Trouillot Aristide, a subsequent UN military occupation, continuous and deadly repression against peaceful protestors, and a rigged electoral system.

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At the Funeral

Phoebe Anne Thomas Sorgen – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jan 2019

Viewing his serene face prior to his open casket funeral, three TRANSCEND members chatted softly, sharing fond memories of their beloved Dietrich Fischer.

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Calling all Healers!

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jan 2019

In TMS’ first editorial of the new year, Johan Galtung anointed 2019 as the Year of Health. This is a call to all of you to recognize and cultivate the healer in yourselves, to support and elevate healers everywhere at all levels. To revive ancient healing methods and create new ones for the most intractable ailments afflicting individuals, communities, societies and our human species.

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2018 Supporters

, 4 Jan 2019

Alphabetical list of TMS supporters who donated at least once in 2018. Alberto Portugheis Anthony J. Marsella Amedeo Cottino Angela Dogliotti Anthony Judge Arlene Hetherington Baher Kamal Billie Knighton Björn Lindgren Branislav Gosovic Centro Studi Sereno Regis Chandra Muzaffar Charles Webel Chowdhury Abrar Dennis August Almeida Dennis Wong Dewakar Bhatia Ellen Turgasen Emanuel Garcia Enrico […]

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Congo in the Abyss

Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2018

17 Oct 2018 – A very important critical overview of the mostly ignored atrocities perpetrated by western imperialism in this region. “In Congo, globalized capitalism creates permanent chaos.”

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No No Keshagesh*

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Oct 2018

“Keshagesh means Greedy Guts. It’s what you call a little puppy who eats his own food and then wants everybody else’s.” –Buffy Sainte-Marie. Selfishness is the common cold we treat with parental guidance and peer pressure. Greed is a cancer that will consume us as a species unless we get serious about implementing effective interventions.

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List of TMS Supporters

, 4 Jul 2018

Thank you for your contribution! Please click: Our goal for 2024: 100 Supporters. Join us now! Alejandro Bendaña Rodriguez Billie Knighton Carol Liane Brouillet Dennis A Almeida Dennis Wong Dewakar Bhatia Dick Bennett Eva Marianne Tennfjord Frederic Herter Howard Richards Jocelyn Wright Judith Lipton Lena Jarlöv Leo Maathuis Marianne Perez Fransius Marilyn Langlois Michael Burgess […]

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A Plea to TMS Readers

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jun 2018

Dear TMS Readers, our dear friend, brother, colleague, and compañero, Antonio C. S. Rosa, has for many years given selflessly and generously of his time–many many hours every single week–to put together this valuable and highly informative collection of articles and commentary that you can’t find elsewhere. His expenses are minimal but they are real. if you value this resource, please take a moment to donate now, whatever you can spare, and the more of you who give a small amount the greater the collective participation in this peace-building enterprise. Now’s the time to show solidarity not only by sharing ideas but also by sharing the modest means required to keep the TMS platform alive!

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A Challenge to Philanthropists

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 May 2018

Instead of expressing admiration for rich people who give to the poor we should be challenging them to join us in demanding structural changes to ensure a decent and dignified life for everyone. The Greek root of the word philanthropy is love of humanity. So I invite those who truly love humanity to walk the talk, shoulder to shoulder with all our sisters and brothers, following these four principles.

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Transformative Cities Atlas of Utopia

Transformative Cities Team, via Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Apr 2018

26 Mar 2018 – After months of work we are excited to share with you Transformative Cities Atlas of Utopias, a global gallery that we launch today of inspiring community-led transformation. The atlas features 32 communities from 19 countries who responded to TNI’s Transformative Cities initiative which seeks to learn from cities working on radical solutions to our world’s systemic economic, social and ecological crises.

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Playing by the Rules? Nuclear Powers Could Learn from Olympic Athletes and Fans

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Feb 2018

Sometimes it is regular people in unlikely places who need to show world leaders the way: ice hockey players or figure skaters here; families attending an international sports event there. People who have an innate sense of fairness and solidarity and are willing to follow sensible rules, as long as they are applied evenly. So instead of the US insisting on North Korea discontinuing its nuclear weapons program, what if the US tried listening to what people want and took a different approach?

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(Norsk) Bør vi innføre et øvre tak på rikdom?

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jan 2018

Tenk deg at trillioner av dollar blir omfordelt og fordelt utover hele økonomien, inkludert til offentlige finanser, for å tilby sterkt tiltrengte tjenester og infrastruktur. Altfor ofte investerer de svært velstående inntektene sine i eksotiske finansielle instrumenter som ikke har noe å gjøre med målbare aktiviteter. Innføring av et øvre tak på formuer kombinert med et solid gulv for livskvalitet ville føre til økt pengesirkulasjon i jobbintensive aktiviteter både i privat og offentlig sektor.

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Happy Birthday – Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr (Music Video of the Week)

Stevie Wonder – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jan 2018

Pictorial Tribute to Martin Luther King from ‘Happy Birthday’ by Stevie Wonder as part of the campaign to declare MLK’s birthday a national holiday. MLK was born on 15 Jan 1929.

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“We Still Have a Choice Today: Nonviolent Coexistence or Violent Coannihilation” — MLK

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jan 2018

“When profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered. True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s prophetic words continue to haunt and challenge us. He would be 89 years old today, January 15.

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(Italiano) Divide et impera, a chi giova? – Gli USA e l’ex Jugoslavia

Marilyn Langlois | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Nov 2017

L’uomo è un animale sociale e la sua sopravvivenza dipende dalla cooperazione con i suoi simili e dal mutuo sostegno. Solo in un’atmosfera in cui si percepiscono scarsità, minacce e conflitti irrisolti le persone si dividono e demonizzano “l’altro”. Se continuiamo ad attingere a quest’umanità profonda e a respingere costantemente gli incentivi alla divisione, noi esseri umani possiamo sicuramente unire le forze per assicurare una vita decente a tutti.

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Quality-of-life Floor and Wealth Ceiling: A House We Can All Live in

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2017

The house in which we all can live has a quality-of-life floor with a minimum material living standard and a ceiling of maximum material personal wealth. It can be built by harnessing the boundless energy of inclusive populism, or “people-ism”. It would need to be constructed on the most stable foundation possible, one of “equi-archy” (term Galtung uses to describe an egalitarian structure, as opposed to hierarchy and oligarchy).

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Divide and Conquer, Cui Bono? – The US and Former Yugoslavia

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2017

Human beings are social creatures whose survival depends on cooperation and mutual support. Only in an atmosphere of perceived scarcity, threats and unresolved conflicts do people divide and demonize “the other”. The common denominator in divide and conquer scenarios is increasing concentration of wealth and economic control in the hands of a greedy few to the detriment of poor and working families.

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Richmond’s People to People Delegation: How Beautiful Is Cuba

Willie Thompson, Tarnel Abbott and Marilyn Langlois – San Francisco Bay View, 16 May 2016

We were gratified by the hospitality extended to us in an atmosphere where, by and large, people do right by each other. As the popular national song declares, “Cuba que linda es Cuba!” “How beautiful is Cuba!”

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Haiti’s Election Verification Commission: A Step in the Right Direction

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 May 2016

His [deputy political counselor at the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince] concluding remark, “When capabilities are so low and challenges are so great, where do you draw the line about how flawless the process has to be?” was indicative of the self-serving US policy of dismissing Haitian people’s intelligence, skills and aspirations.

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Haitians Denounce US-Funded Denial of Democracy

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Dec 2015

If you happen upon one of the few international news articles about the October 25 first round presidential election in Haiti, and it fails to mention Fanmi Lavalas, Haiti’s largest and most popular political party, and its candidate, Maryse Narcisse, you can be sure the report is part of a well-orchestrated media black-out.

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Haiti: Will Democracy Be Denied—Again?

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Oct 2015

Haitians are in the streets demanding their votes be counted, their voices heard. International solidarity groups are demanding the same. US Congresswoman Maxine Waters, a courageous and consistent champion of the Haitian people, is demanding no less in her recent letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry.

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Snapshots from the Democratic People’s Republic of [North] Korea (Part 2)

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Sep 2015

28 Sep 2015 – Last week TMS published my first account of a recent visit to North Korea, with general impressions and global context, highlighting the US role in tensions in that region. This week I will try to put a more personal and human face to this country, which received us so graciously.

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Letter from the Democratic People’s Republic of [North] Korea: Who Is the Real Aggressor? (Part 1)

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Sep 2015

North Koreans, proud of the cultural heritage, artistic legacies and common language they share with fellow Koreans in the south, long for reunification of the peninsula. DPRK proposals for reunification are based on three principles: Independence (negotiated by Koreans without foreign interference), Federation (limited powers of central government with both north and south retaining autonomy in many areas), and Peaceful Means (mutual commitment to resolving issues nonviolently).

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Haiti/Honduras: Same System, Different Players*

Charlie Hinton – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Mar 2014

Since the days of the Monroe Doctrine, the U.S. has considered all of Latin America its exclusive “back yard.” It’s maintained a regionally consistent imperial policy to guarantee subservient governments and business arrangements that submit fully to the discipline of global financial markets at the expense of democracy and human rights.

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Thank You, Haiti! Thank You, Cuba!

Marilyn Laglois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Mar 2014

It’s time to show some appreciation and support for the people of two neighboring Caribbean islands. January 1, 2014 was the 210th and 55th anniversary of two major revolutions— one in Haiti and the other in Cuba— that can help us wake up and reclaim our humanity.

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Learning from El Salvador’s Ongoing Struggle for Peace, Dignity and Inclusion

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Apr 2013

The words of Monseñor Oscar Romero, who was murdered by US-trained snipers during a mass on March 24, 1980, still ring true today, offering us an ongoing challenge to restructure our society: “If we really want an effective end to violence, we must remove the violence that lies at the root of all violence: structural violence, social injustice, exclusion of citizens from the management of the country, repression…”

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Chevron Corporation Upgrades from “C” to “B”

Marilyn Langlois, April 1, 2013 – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Apr 2013

Richmond, California Refinery to Be Worker-Owned and Operated – “The work of organizations like 350.org made us realize that unless we do something dramatic to slow down climate change, the earth will no longer provide a livable habitat for our great-grandchildren and their descendants”, noted Chevron CEO John Watson in a statement released today. “Consumers are so addicted to oil that we, as producers of fossil fuel products, need to prioritize a rapid transition to renewable energy resources.

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Let the Sunshine In: A 9/11 Conflict Analysis

Marilyn Langlois, TRANSCEND Convener for USA-West Coast – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Sep 2011

Beyond my personal interest as a mother whose daughter’s life was endangered on that day, as a member of the TRANSCEND network of peaceful conflict transformation I approach the tenth anniversary of 9/11 with a conflict analysis that seeks a deeper understanding and sustainable solutions. Johan Galtung, founder of the TRANSCEND network, has defined violence as “an avoidable insult to basic human needs”, and asserts that behind every act of violence there is an unresolved conflict.

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TRANSCEND Africa Report 2009-2010

Rais Reza Boneza - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Feb 2011

African’s Peaceful means

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An Urgent Call: Return Former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to Haiti

Jean-Bertrand Aristide – Hayti.net, 7 Feb 2011

In support of former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide (currently in exile in South Africa), hundreds of signatories to a petition have demanded that the United States, the United Nations and the Haitian government stop blocking the leader from returning to the land of his birth. A letter from Aristide himself precedes this call.

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Donate – Please Choose Your Option to Support TMS

, 3 Apr 2010

Thank you for donating to TMS! We provide different channels for donations below. No matter which one you choose, please consider a recurring (monthly or yearly) donation to give us more stability and to ensure the existence of TMS in the future.   1) Bank Transfer In the EU, please use a SEPA bank transfer […]

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About Us

, 3 Apr 2010

TRANSCEND – A Network for Peace Development Environment (If you are here for the first time, please read Johan Galtung’s Welcome Note) VERY IMPORTANT: TMS does not accept sponsored or payed posts from advertising or other businesses not in line with Peace Journalism and/or our editorial policies. Only pieces that abide to THESE GUIDELINES will […]

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WHATEVER IT TAKES

Diane Pearlman, 25 Jan 2009

Open Letter to President Obama from Conflict Analysis Professionals for Enduring SecurityDear President Obama, Congratulations on your election. We look forward to working with you to heal our country in every way we can. We are interdisciplinary conflict analysis professionals including psychologists and other social scientists devoted to the study and practice of violence prevention, […]

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Divide and Conquer

David Moore and Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Nov 2017

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STAND SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH THE PEOPLE OF HAITI

Marilyn Langlois - Haiti Emergency Relief Fund Board Member, TRANSCEND Convener for USA, 22 Jan 2010

–When asked “How are they surviving?” Haitian journalist Wadner Pierre responded, “Well, they’re all sharing.  That’s what we do.  That’s the way Haitians are.” (January 16) –“The city has seen little violence, despite persistent fears that shortages of food, water and shelter will spark unrest.”  (January 21) –Photograph of a white female US Navy medic cradling and […]

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ALLOW ARISTIDE TO RETURN TO HAITI NOW

Submitted by Marilyn Langlois – Haiti Information Project, 16 Jan 2010

Haiti Information Project editorial by Kevin PinaHaiti is facing one of its most severe challenges after a large earthquake rocked the capital yesterday destroying most government buildings and killing possibly thousands. Now more than ever the people of Haiti need hope for the future and as Haiti’s ambassador to Washington Raymond Joseph said yesterday on […]

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