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Mr. Fish’s Cartoons

Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Dec 2010

Wanted
Julian Assange wanted for…

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The Reality at Jaitapur, Mr. Hollande

Anuj Wankhede and Cressida Morley, Dianuke – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Feb 2013

French President Francois Hollande is making his first visit out of Europe and has chosen India as a destination for his visit starting 14th February [2013]. On his radar is to sell Areva’s failed EPR (European Pressurized Reactor) nuclear reactors to India. Even as France has not been able to implement the EPR reactors there or in Finland nor has the US regulator certified it. However, the Indian government is eager to set up these reactors in a huge area in coastal Maharashtra – at Jaitapur – a highly bio-diverse region that needs preservation.

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MAY I QUOTE YOU, MR. PRESIDENT?

Prof. Rodrigue Tremblay, 12 Oct 2008

A Selection of 50 Quotes from President George W. Bush, for Entertainment or Meditation•A man lost in his geography: 1-"We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe."George W. Bush2-"It’s time for the human race to enter the […]

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Occupy North Pole (VIDEO OF THE WEEK)

Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Dec 2011

In this year’s holiday animation by Mr. Fish, an elf confronts Santa about his exploitation of free labor.

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Never Forget…

Mr. Fish – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

Never Remember…

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The Evil We Do Is the Evil We Get

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

10 Sep 2021 – The hijackers who carried out the attacks on 9/11, like all radical jihadist groups in the Middle East, spoke to us in the murderous language we taught them. We did not, and do not, grasp that we are the mirror image of those we seek to destroy. We too kill with an inchoate fury.

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The Empire Does Not Forgive

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Sep 2021

30 Aug 2021 – The Americans, like the British and the Soviets before them, dug their own graveyard in Afghanistan. The Taliban is about to be confronted with the wrath of a wounded empire. The Cuban, Vietnamese, Iranian, Venezuelan and Haitian governments know what comes next. It isn’t pretty. It will be paid for by the poorest and most vulnerable Afghans. Joe Biden: “We will not forgive, we will not forget, we will hunt you down and make you pay.”

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The Collective Suicide Machine

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2021

26 Jul 2021 – The return of the Taliban to power will be one more signpost of the end of the U.S. empire — and nobody will be held accountable. Two decades of combat, one trillion dollars spent, 100,000 troops deployed, high-tech gadgets, artificial intelligence, cyberwarfare, Reaper and the Global Hawk drones with high-resolution cameras, Special Operations Command, elite rangers, SEALs, black sites, torture, electronic surveillance, satellites, attack aircraft, mercenary armies…

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Debt to Society

Mr. Fish | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2021

Good luck!

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How Not to Do Activism

Michael Gecan | Boston Review - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jul 2021

The calculus of power isn’t defined by hits or clicks or tweets. It is measured in relationships and meaningful reactions over time. While social media can be a useful tool in organizing, it is not a strategy. Real change depends on finding a large group of local leaders, not a single charismatic person.

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Bless the Traitors

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jul 2021

12 Jul 2021 – Daniel Hale exposed the widespread and indiscriminate murder of noncombatants in the global US drone war. For his heroism, he faces ten years in prison while those who oversee these war crimes continue their killing spree.

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Julian Assange and the Collapse of the Rule of Law

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jun 2021

Chris Hedges gave this talk at a rally on 10 June 2021 night in New York City in support of Julian Assange. John and Gabriel Shipton, Julian’s father and brother, also spoke at the event, which was held at The People’s Forum.

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“Dying for an iPhone”

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jun 2021

31 May 2021 – The suffering of the working class, within and outside the United States, is ignored by our corporatized media, and yet, it is one of the most important human rights issues of our era.

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Israeli Defense Farce

Mr. Fish | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 May 2021

Antisemitism – 13 May 2021

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The Unraveling of the American Empire

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

19 Apr 2021 – America’s defeat in Afghanistan is one in a string of catastrophic military blunders that herald the death of the American empire. US leadership has stumbled from one military debacle to another, a trajectory mirroring the sad finales of other historical imperial powers.

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The Evil within Us

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Mar 2021

22 Mar 2021 – Millions of largely white Americans, hermetically sealed within the ideology of the Christian Right, yearn to destroy the ‘Satanic’ forces they blame for the debacle of their lives. And one such evangelical just killed eight people in Atlanta.

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Bandaging the Corpse

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Mar 2021

12 Mar 2021 – The ruling elites agreed to throw money at the crisis with the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 bill known as American Rescue Plan (ARP). But the Biden’s bailout will not alter the structural inequities and other fundamental underpinnings of America’s death spiral.

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The Age of Social Murder

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Mar 2021

2 Mar 2021 – The ruling elites, despite the accelerating and tangible ecological collapse, mollify us, either by meaningless gestures or denial.

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Cancel Culture, Where Liberalism Goes to Die

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

15 Feb 2021 – Elites and their courtiers who trumpet their moral superiority by damning and silencing those who do not linguistically conform to politically correct speech are the new Jacobins.

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Papering Over the Rot

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

1 Feb 2021 – The death spiral of the American Empire will not be halted with civility. The staggering concentration of wealth at the top has deformed our governing institutions — new window dressing will not end oligarchy.

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Output

Mr. Fish – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jan 2021

One moment insider, the next…

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This Isn’t Goodbye

Mr. Fish | Scheer Post - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jan 2021

Troy Revisited – 20 Jan 2021

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The Collective Suicide of the Liberal Class

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Dec 2020

7 Dec 2020 – No one can, or should, take them seriously. They stand for nothing. They fight for nothing.

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Anglo American Requiem

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Nov 2020

5 Nov 2020 – Well, it’s over. Not the election. The capitalist democracy. However biased it was towards the rich and hostile to the poor and minorities, the capitalist democracy offered the possibility of incremental and piecemeal reform. Now it is a corpse. $1.51 billion for the Biden campaign and $1.57 billion for the Trump campaign — to make us think there are choices. There are not. The empty jousting between a bloviating Trump and a verbally impaired Joe Biden is designed to mask the truth. The oligarchs always win. The people always lose. It does not matter who sits in the White House. America is a failed state.

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David Vine: Tracing America’s Brutal Imperialist History through Its Military Bases

Robert Scheer | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Nov 2020

30 Oct 2020 – A political anthropologist puts a much needed pin to the balloon of American exceptionalism with an invaluable guide to a country that, long before Orwell came along, said war was peace – and interventionism was the highest form of anti-colonialism.

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The Politics of Cultural Despair

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Oct 2020

19 Oct 2020 – The physical and moral decay of the United States and the malaise it has spawned have predictable results. We have seen in varying forms the consequences of social and political collapse during the twilight of the Greek and Roman empires, the Ottoman and Hapsburg empires, Tsarist Russia, Weimar Germany and the former Yugoslavia. Voices from the past, Aristotle, Cicero, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Joseph Roth and Milovan Djilas, warned us.

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The Cost of Resistance

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Sep 2020

22 Sep 2020 – Two of the rebels I admire most, Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks publisher, and Roger Hallam, the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, are in jail in Britain. That should not be surprising. You can measure the effectiveness of resistance by the fury of the response. Julian courageously exposed the lies, deceit, war crimes and corruption of the ruling imperial elites. Roger has helped organized the largest acts of mass civil disobedience in British history.

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Something’s Rotten in the Corporate States of America

Robert Scheer interviews Barbara Freese | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Aug 2020

21 Aug 2020 – A new book by Barbara Freese explores eight stories about the unfettered corporate greed that has corrupted modern society and led to an astounding loss of life.

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America’s Death March

Chris Hedges | Scheerpost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Aug 2020

10 Aug 2020 – Regardless of the outcome, the election will not stop the rise of hypernationalism, crisis cults and other signs of an empire’s terminal decline.

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USA’s Social Hell

Chris Hedges | Scheerpost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jul 2020

22 Jul 2020 – This is Kabir’s America. It is our America. And our shame. Robert “Kabir” Luma was 18 when he found himself in the wrong car with the wrong people. He would pay for that misjudgment with 16 years and 54 days of his life, locked away for a crime he did not participate in and did not know was going to take place. Released from prison, he was tossed onto the street, without financial resources and, because of fines and fees imposed on him by the court system, $7,000 of debt. He ended up broke in a homeless shelter in Newark–filthy, infested with lice and bedbugs.

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Gaslighted by the Ruling Class

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jun 2020

15 Jun 2020 – There is only way to defeat these forces of occupation and the ruling elites they protect. It is not through voting. It will come from the streets, where tens of thousands of courageous men and women, facing arrest, indiscriminate police violence, economic despair and the threat of Covid-19, are fighting for not only an end to racism, but freedom.

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The US Ruling Class Have Destroyed Our Capitalist Democracy and Replaced It with a Mafia State

Chris Hedges | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jun 2020

2 Jun 2020 – What the Roman philosopher Cicero called a commonwealth, a res publica, a “public thing” or the “property of a people,” has been transformed into an instrument of naked pillage and repression on behalf of a global corporate oligarchy. We are serfs ruled by obscenely rich, omnipotent masters who loot the U.S. Treasury, pay little or no taxes and have perverted the judiciary, the media and the legislative branches of government to strip us of civil liberties and give them the freedom to commit financial fraud and theft.  

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The Zionist Colonization of Palestine

Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Mar 2020

24 Feb 2020 – For more than a century Zionists and, later, Israelis have pursued a project to seize and ethnically cleanse Palestinian land.

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What Is Happening to Assange Will Happen to the Rest of Us

Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Feb 2020

10 Feb 2020 – The global security state, which is not bound by the rule of law, will target all who defy it.

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The Disaster of Utopian Engineering

Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Feb 2020

28 Jan 2020 – Neoliberalism, the latest utopian project, aims at concentrating wealth in the hands of the few while reducing the many to peonage.

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How Democracies Die

Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jan 2020

13 Jan 2020 – The United States’ descent toward tyranny mirrors the experience of Germany and Italy in the 1930s.

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War with Iran

Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jan 2020

3 Jan 2020 – The assassination of Gen. Soleimani has opened a Pandora’s Box containing existential dangers to the American Empire.

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Hope Lies in the Streets

Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Dec 2019

15 Dec 2019 – Global finance capital has seized control of the economies of most nation-states. The citizens watch, helplessly, as money and goods are transferred with little regulation across borders, as jobs in manufacturing and the professions are shipped to regions of the global south where most workers are paid a dollar or less an hour and receive no benefits, … Civil disobedience is the last tool we have to prevent corporate tyranny and save the planet.

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How to Save the Planet and Ourselves

Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Nov 2019

18 Nov 2019 – Roger Hallam, a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, understands corporate power and knows how to fight it. It is up to us to act.

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Death by Oligarchy

Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Nov 2019

11 Nov 2019 – Once oligarchs seize power, they dismantle outside controls to create a corrupt economy and finally a corrupt state. Tyranny follows.

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That We Live under a Dictatorship Is Now Unquestionable: The Assange Case

Eric Zuesse – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Oct 2019

23 Oct 2019 – The military-industrial complex didn’t entirely control the U.S. Government back in 1971 when its absolute right of censorship was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Pentagon Papers case; but, now, after 9/11, it finally does, and thus democracy has become totally eliminated in today’s America.

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The Age of Radical Evil

Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Oct 2019

14 Oct 2019 – All life, including our own, has become expendable, sacrificed on the altar of profit in a culture of death. “Radical evil, worse than merely treating others as objects, renders vast numbers of people superfluous. They possess no value at all and when no longer of utility to the powerful, discarded as human refuse.” — Hannah Arendt

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Saving the Planet Means Overthrowing the Ruling Elites

Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Sep 2019

Friday’s [20 Sep] climate strike by students across the globe will have no more impact than the mass mobilizations by women following the election of Donald Trump or the hundreds of thousands of protesters who took to the streets to denounce the Iraq War. This does not mean these protests should not have taken place. But such demonstrations need to be grounded in the bitter reality that in the corridors of power we do not count.

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Worshipping the Electronic Image

Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jul 2019

15 Jul 2019 – Our post-literate culture has crippled us intellectually and produced a president whose babble replicates the nonsensical diatribes of the age.

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The Coming Show Trial of Julian Assange

Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jun 2019

On Friday [14 Jun 2019] I was in a small courtroom at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London. Julian Assange, held in Belmarsh Prison, appeared on a video screen directly in front of me. He listened intently as Ben Brandon, the prosecutor, seated at a narrow wooden table, listed the crimes he allegedly had committed and called for his extradition to the United States to face charges that could result in a sentence of 175 years. The American, British and Swedish judicial systems have been manipulated and corrupted to ensure the publisher is extradited to the U.S.

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The Thought Police Are Coming

Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jun 2019

11 Jun 2019 – The oppression of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange heralds a frightening new totalitarianism.

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Manufacturing War with Russia

Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jun 2019

3 Jun 2019 – Despite the Robert Mueller report’s conclusion that Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia during the 2016 presidential race, the new Cold War with Moscow shows little sign of abating. The demonization of Putin and Russia was designed to poison bilateral relations, boost U.S. war industry profits and make détente impossible.

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Reckoning with Failure in the War on Terror

Chris Hedges | Truthdig - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Apr 2019

8 Apr 2019 – The endless conflict is the final gasp of the American Empire, signaling the end of hegemony abroad and democracy at home.

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Gilets Jaunes/Yellow Vests: Only the Struggle Matters

Chris Hedges - Truthdig, 8 Apr 2019

1 Apr 2019 — The uprising in the streets of Paris illustrates the importance of resisting corporate oppression, no matter what the outcome.

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Chelsea Manning and the New Inquisition

Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Apr 2019

18 Mar 2019 — The whistleblower is back behind bars as the government continues to try to hide its crimes.

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Worshipping the Electronic Image

Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Feb 2019

17 Feb 2019 – Our post-literate culture has crippled us intellectually and produced a president whose babble replicates the nonsensical diatribes of the age.

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Confronting the Culture of Death

Chris Hedges – Truthdig, 28 Jan 2019

21 Jan 2019 – We must face down the corporate capitalism that is destroying humanity and the ecosystem itself. Salvation is in resistance. Chris Hedges, an ordained Presbyterian minister, gave this sermon Jan. 20 at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, British Columbia, in Canada.

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Resistance Is the Supreme Act of Faith

Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jan 2019

31 Dec 2018 – We can resist the radical evil enveloping our lives and our planet only when we acquire the faith that resistance always weakens the oppressor and empowers the oppressed.

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Banishing Truth

Chris Hedges - Truthdig, 31 Dec 2018

24 Dec 2018 – The decay of American journalism, captured by corporate power, has marginalized and often silenced its most courageous reporters. Investigative journalism depends not only on reporters such as Hersh, but as importantly on men and women inside the systems of power who have the moral courage to expose lies and make public crimes.

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Neoliberalism’s Dark Path to Fascism

Chris Hedges - Truthdig, 3 Dec 2018

26 Nov 2018 – The financial elites have engineered a monumental con job that threatens to rip away the remainder of our freedoms. Neoliberalism transforms freedom for the many into freedom for the few. Its logical result is neofascism, which abolishes civil liberties in the name of national security and brands whole groups as traitors and enemies of the people.

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Crucifying Julian Assange

Chris Hedges | Truthdig - TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Nov 2018

12 Nov 2018 – The media’s refusal to defend the WikiLeaks publisher is a betrayal of press freedom.

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Conjuring Up the Next Depression

Chris Hedges – Truthdig, 17 Sep 2018

10 Sep 2018 – This manufactured financial tsunami will transform the United States, already a failed democracy, into an authoritarian police state. Life will become very cheap, especially for the vulnerable—undocumented workers, Muslims, poor people of color, girls and women, anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist critics branded as agents of foreign powers—who will be demonized and persecuted for the collapse. The elites, in a desperate bid to cling to their unchecked power and obscene wealth, will disembowel what is left of the United States.

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Saying Goodbye to Planet Earth

Chris Hedges – Truthdig, 27 Aug 2018

19 Aug 2018 – Climate change is not simply an environmental problem—it is a planetary transition. We will survive only if we rapidly evolve to create new forms of civilization.

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The ‘Gig Economy’ Is the New Term for Serfdom

Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Aug 2018

The corporate capitalist elites, which have seized control of ruling institutions including the government and destroyed labor unions, are re-establishing the inhumane labor conditions that characterized the 19th and early 20th centuries. They want everyone to be temp workers trapped in demeaning, low-paying, part-time, service-sector jobs without job security or benefits.

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The Useful Idiocy of Donald Trump

Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Aug 2018

5 Aug 2018 – The problem with Donald Trump is not that he is imbecilic and inept—it is that he has surrendered total power to the oligarchic and military elites. They get what they want. They do what they want. Although the president is a one-man wrecking crew aimed at democratic norms and institutions, although he has turned the United States into a laughingstock around the globe, our national crisis is embodied not in Trump but the corporate state’s now unfettered pillage.

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The War on Assange Is a War on Press Freedom

Chris Hedges – Truthdig, 23 Jul 2018

15 Jul 2018 – The arrest of the WikiLeaks founder, which appears near, would be the first domino to fall. Afterward, thousands of publishers, editors and reporters in the U.S. would be in peril.

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The Con of Diversity

Chris Hedges – Truthdig, 16 Jul 2018

8 Jul 2018 – Racial diversity in the hands of the ruling elites—political and corporate—is a tool for preserving white privilege, wealth and power.

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Scapegoating Iran

Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2018

The wars in the Middle East are the worst strategic blunders in American history. But don’t expect U.S. politicians and generals to accept responsibility for the mess when they can blame it on Iran.

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Killing Gaza

Chris Hedges – Truthdig, 14 May 2018

“Killing Gaza” will be released Tuesday 15 May, to coincide with what Palestinians call Nakba Day—“nakba” means catastrophe in Arabic—commemorating the 70th anniversary of the forced removal of some 750,000 Palestinians in 1948 by the Haganah, Jewish paramilitary forces, from their homes in modern-day Israel. The release of the documentary also coincides with the Trump administration’s opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

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The Campaign to Exterminate Muslims

Chris Hedges – Truthdig, 16 Apr 2018

8 Apr 2018 – The Israeli massacre of Palestinians is a prelude to a dystopian, neocolonial world where global elites, hoarding wealth and controlling the mechanisms of power, resort to bloodshed to keep the oppressed at bay. What Israel is doing to Palestinians in the open-air prison that is Gaza, subject to repeated murderous assaults by the Israeli war machine, will be done to desperate climate refugees and citizens who rise up to protest the pillage by global oligarchs. Those who resist will be branded as terrorists. The global elites have a plan for the future. It is visible in the killing fields of Gaza.

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Building the Iron Wall

Chris Hedges – Truthdig, 2 Apr 2018

18 Mar 2018 – The ominous assault on the final redoubts of a free press, through an attempt to brand dissidents, independent journalists and critics of corporate power and imperialism as agents of a foreign power, has begun. Those who challenge the dominant corporate narrative already struggle on the margins of the media landscape. The handful of independent websites and news outlets are the few platforms left that examine corporate power and empire, the curtailment of our civil liberties, lethal police violence and the ecocide carried out by the fossil fuel and animal agriculture industries, as well as cover the war crimes committed by Israel and the U.S. military in the Middle East.

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The Deadly Rule of the Oligarchs

Chris Hedges - Truthdig, 19 Feb 2018

Once oligarchs take power, rational, prudent and thoughtful responses to social, economic and political problems are ignored to feed insatiable greed.

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Thought Police for the 21st Century

Chris Hedges – Truthdig, 5 Feb 2018

The abolition of net neutrality and the use of algorithms by Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter to divert readers and viewers from progressive, left-wing and anti-war sites, along with demonizing as foreign agents the journalists who expose the crimes of corporate capitalism and imperialism, have given the corporate state the power to destroy freedom of speech.

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The Abuses of History

Chris Hedges - Truthdig, 2 Oct 2017

24 Sep 2017 – Historians, like journalists, are in the business of manipulating facts. Some use facts to tell truths, however unpleasant. But many more omit, highlight and at times distort them in ways that sustain national myths and buttress dominant narratives. History is what the present chooses to remember about the past.

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The Price of Resistance

Chris Hedges – Truthdig, 24 Apr 2017

Talk That Chris Hedges Gave on 17 April 2017 at Princeton University – In the conflicts I covered as a reporter in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans, I encountered singular individuals of varying creeds, religions, races and nationalities who majestically rose up to defy the oppressor on behalf of the oppressed. Some of them are dead. Some of them are forgotten. Most of them are unknown.

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The Mafia State

Chris Hedges - Truthdig, 12 Dec 2016

The later years—George W. Bush and Barack Obama—are marked by declarations that things are getting better even though they are getting worse. The final years—Donald Trump—see the lunatic trolls, hedge fund parasites, con artists, conspiracy theorists and criminals drop all pretense and carry out an orgy of looting and corruption… We will remove them from power or enter a new dark age.

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U.S. Actions in Iraq Fueled Rise of a Rebel

Tim Arango and Eric Schmitt – The New York Times, 11 Aug 2014

10 Aug 2014 – When American forces raided a home near Falluja during the turbulent 2004 offensive against the Iraqi Sunni insurgency, they picked up an apparent hanger-on, an Iraqi man in his early 30s whom they knew nothing about.

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The Folly of Empire

Chris Hedges – Truthdig, 14 Oct 2013

In dying empires like our own, the people glorify idiotic leaders and blissfully ignore the looming collapse.

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Being Gay

Mr. Fish - Truthdig, 17 Sep 2012

I was determined to be gay, even if I had to sleep with other guys to do it, because, just as it was with racism and sexism, homophobia was not founded in reason so it could not be destroyed by logic. In fact, to merely talk about why it might be wrong to hate gay people made discrimination against homosexuals little more than a matter of opinion, no more substantive than announcing a dislike for argyle or Mexican food or dogs in sunglasses.

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Are You a Seeker of Truth or a Believer in Lies?

Michael J. Talmo – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Aug 2021

27 Aug 2021 – Truth, facts, and individual freedom don’t seem very important these days. As the COVID-19 epidemic rages on, our little blue planet is drowning in a sea of lies, oppression, and propaganda. Day after day, our weary brains are being saturated with case numbers, death totals, and supposedly overcrowded hospitals while governments and private businesses are coercing and bullying us into taking so called vaccines that are killing and permanently disabling who knows how many tens of thousands. We are told that we must bow to the voice of authority and give up our freedom lest we be accused of being selfish and murdering our fellow earthlings.

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Transnational Activism vs White Saviourism in Myanmar Affairs

Maung Zarni | FORSEA – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Aug 2021

18 Aug 2021 – As a Burmese who has been angry – very angry – for decades over numerous forms and countless instances of oppression and injustices in Myanmar, and emphatically, around the world, I am less concerned about the morally corrupt desire of revenge and vengeance of the oppressed towards their oppressor or the System than the enveloping White Saviourism with its corrupting coloniality.

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The Ganges Is Returning the Dead. It Does Not Lie.

Om Gaur | The New York Times - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jun 2021

17 Jun 2021 – The Ganges, or Ganga, is the holiest of India’s rivers, and most Hindus believe that dipping their body in it will purify their soul. But when the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic hit this spring, the river also became Exhibit A for the Modi administration’s failures and deceptions.

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Nepo-India Territorial Disputes Transformation by Dialogue Means

Bishnu Pathak - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Mar 2021

March 2021 – A territorial dispute occurs when official government representative of one country release explicit statement(s) claiming sovereignty and integrity over a specific portion of territory that is claimed or administered by another country. It is an explicit contention between two or more nation-states over a specific piece of the terrestrial territory. The ‘Issue Correlates of War Project’ identifies over 800 territorial disputes occurred internationally since 1816.

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Prime Minister’s Constitutional Coup: Nepal Heading to People’s Movement III

Prof Bishnu Pathak – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

21 Feb 2021 – This state-of-the-art paper is prepared based on personal experiences, participant observation, literature review, and exchanging and sharing approaches rather than on theoretical conceptions.

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Rising?

Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

3 Feb 2021 – Vaccine apartheid is being practiced and not just in Palestine (Israeli colonizers get it, Palestinians don’t) but around the world as rich (white ruled) countries who became rich because of a history of colonization and oppression get it while developing/poor countries impoverished by the attacks of the West (like Yemen and Syria) do not.  

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Bill Gates and Neo-Feudalism: A Closer Look at Farmer Bill

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr | Children’s Health Defense – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

4 Feb 2021 – Bill Gates has quietly made himself the largest owner of farmland in the United States. For a man obsessed with monopoly control, the opportunity to also dominate food production must seem irresistible. “Gates has a Napoleonic concept of himself, an appetite that derives from power and unalloyed success, with no leavening hard experience, no reverses.” — Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, presiding judge in the Gates/Microsoft antitrust-fraud case

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George Galloway: The Brexit Deal Is Done. We Are Now Free to Build a New Britain…If We Want It

George Galloway | RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Dec 2020

24 Dec 2020 – Free to decide who can live here and who must leave. Free to say FU to EU demands to sanction others. Free to make friends with the capriciously chosen enemies of both Washington and Brussels – usually the same in any case. We are free to trade on any terms we like with the suns rising in the east. Free to refuse to go quietly into the sunset in the west.

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Fools’ Crusade: Why United States Provocations towards China Will Lead to Disaster

Jeff J. Brown and Jeremy Kuzmarov | The Transnational - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Dec 2020

15 Dec 2020 – On July 21st, The New York Times ran a front-page article highlighting the revival of the Committee on the Present Danger, a Cold War organization that called for greater military spending to meet the Soviet threat, but whose focus is now on China. Joe Biden told Foreign Affairs that the U.S. needed to get tough with China calling Chinese leader Xi Jinping a “thug” who “doesn’t have a democratic bone in his body.” A recent poll by the Pew Research Center found that 73 per cent of Americans had an unfavourable view of China.

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It’s Time to Find Our Common Ground and Fight the Real Deep State

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr | Children’s Health Defense – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2020

16 Dec 2020 – Big Oil, King Coal, Big Chemical, Big Tech and Big Pharma are titans of a Deep State cartel that is driving our country down the road to plutocracy and environmental apocalypse. We must unite to fight them — and not each other. For decades, the Rockefeller family owned some 80% of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry. Today, the Rockefeller Empire — in tandem with JP Morgan Chase — continues to own half the pharmaceutical industry in the U.S.

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CHD Article on Beneficiaries of COVID Pandemic Accepted by Peer-Reviewed Journal

Children's Health Defense Team - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2020

14 Dec 2020 – An article by Children’s Health Defense on how the pandemic facilitated a financial, tech, biopharmaceutical and military-intelligence push for centralized, technocratic control has been accepted by the International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice and Research.

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Corrupt Science and Elite Power: Your Techno-Slavery Is Now Imminent

Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Dec 2020

2 Dec 2020 – Given that the fundamental aim of the coup is to substantially reduce the human population and keep those still alive, subject to permanent surveillance as well as mind and behavioural control, as ‘techno-slaves’ to the global elite, the time to resist is now.

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The COVID Illusion

Michael J. Talmo – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Oct 2020

“The Magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.” — Ben Okri. Take a whole bunch of vague symptoms that can be caused by just about anything and that can occur in every human on the planet, put them all into a made-up umbrella term called COVID-19, claim that it’s caused by a virus, real or fake doesn’t matter, include even healthy people with no symptoms as cases, use deeply flawed inaccurate tests, and presto: you have a global pandemic.

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Fools’ Crusade: Why United States Provocations towards China Will Lead to Disaster

Jeff J. Brown and Jeremy Kuzmarov | Covert Action Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Oct 2020

25 Oct 2020 – On July 4, 2020, the U.S. Navy dispatched an unprecedented two aircraft carriers and four other warships to the South China Sea for naval maneuvers in waters claimed by China. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo subsequently broke with the official U.S. policy of neutrality in territorial conflicts in the South China Sea and declared that China’s claims to most of the Sea were “completely unlawful,” though most of the disputed territories had been part of China prior to being taken over by Japan in the 1895 Sino-Japanese War.

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On the Coming Decline and Fall of the US Empire

Prof. Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Oct 2020

[Paper written in 2015] -> Empires have different profiles. The US Empire has a complete configuration, articulated in a statement by a Pentagon planner: “The de facto role of the United States Armed Forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault. To those ends, we will do a fair amount of killing”. In other words, direct violence to protect structural violence legitimized by cultural violence.

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Open Letter to the British Government

Lawyers for Assange - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Aug 2020

14 Aug 2020 -152 legal experts and 15 lawyers’ associations have today written to UK Prime Minister accusing government authorities of violating “national and international law”. The international group of legal practitioners, professors, judges, doctors of law and eminent jurists has called to bring an end to Julian Assange’s extradition proceedings, and grant his “long overdue freedom”, on legal grounds.

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Weaving Pain in Silence: Gender Based Violence (GBV)

Irene Dawa – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Aug 2020

The Lives of Refugee Women in Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement, Arua, Uganda – In contemporary conflict, as much as 90% of causalities are among the civilians, most of whom are women and children. For most women, the end of war and conflict is marked by the excessive effects of trauma and shame as a result of Gender Based Violence (GBV).

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The Canton Speech by Eugene Debs

Eugene V. Debs | Jacobin Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jun 2020

16 Jun 2020 – Today in 1918, Eugene V. Debs delivered the speech that landed him in prison. However pedestrian for Debs, the offending speech is a study in socialist oration, with memorable lines like “The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles.” In honor of its anniversary we reprint it here in full.

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Why Bombs Made in America Have Been Killing Civilians in Yemen

Michael LaForgia and Walt Bogdanich | The New York Times - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 May 2020

16 May 2020 – President Trump sees arms deals as jobs generators for firms like Raytheon, which has made billions in sales to the Saudi coalition. The Obama administration initially backed the Saudis too, but later regretted it as thousands died.

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The Coronavirus Pandemic as Opportunity in the Midst of Suffering: For a Future of Global Solidarity

Dr. Evelin Lindner | Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 May 2020

2 Apr 2020 – Where do we stand, as humankind? We have dug ourselves into a multitude of perilous crises, both despite and because of what we call progress or economic growth. In service of profit, we practice strategies of development that shred our social fabric while simultaneously plundering our planet – fuelling a toxic combination of sociocide and ecocide that leads to intractable cycles of systemic humiliation. The coronavirus pandemic is one manifestation of this dire predicament.

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COVID-19 Crisis: Crime, Poverty and the Need to Evolve Social Security

Hassanal Noor Rashid | JUST – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Apr 2020

Global inequality and injustice have been heated topics and of deep social concern throughout human history.

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Letter from President Maduro as the U.S. Threatens Venezuela with War

Nicolás Maduro Moros - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

2 Apr 2020 – In greeting you, with affection, I take the liberty of addressing you on the occasion of denouncing the severe events taking place against the peace and stability of Venezuela, at a time when the concern of the States and Governments should be focused on the protection of the life and health of their citizens, due to the acceleration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Civilized, Barbarians, Savages

Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

23 Mar 2020 – A civilization or culture is defined as a set of customs, traditions, ethics, values, language, music, dance, gastronomy, clothing, religion, and social and political organization of a people, ethnic group, tribe, or nation.

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Civilized, Barbarians, Savages

Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Mar 2020

23 Mar 2020 – A civilization or culture is defined as a set of customs, traditions, ethics, values, language, music, dance, gastronomy, clothing, religion, and social and political organization of a people, ethnic group, tribe, or nation.

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Coronavirus Emergency: Here’s What We Know So Far

UN News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Feb 2020

A new strain of coronavirus (officially named 2019-nCoV), which has caused respiratory diseases in China, and spread to at least 23 other countries, has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization. Here are the basic facts you need to know about the virus (figures correct as of Feb 3 2020).

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Japan Races to Build New Coal-Burning Power Plants, Despite the Climate Risks

Hiroko Tabuchi – The New York Times, 10 Feb 2020

3 Feb 2020 – It is one unintended consequence of the Fukushima nuclear disaster almost a decade ago, which forced Japan to all but close its nuclear power program. Japan now plans to build as many as 22 new coal-burning power plants — one of the dirtiest sources of electricity — at 17 different sites in the next five years, just at a time when the world needs to slash carbon dioxide emissions to fight global warming.

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