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Communing with Albert Camus in 2022
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jan 2022

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

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(Français) Mauvaise foi, mauvaises nouvelles et Julian Assange
Edward Snowden | Le Grand Soir - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jan 2022

24 décembre 2021- Edward Snwoden explique pourquoi la décision de la Haute Cour britannique en faveur de l’extradition d’Assange pourra créer un précédent extrêmement dangereux pour le métier de journaliste.

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Musings on Olympia by Emanuel Garcia
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jan 2022

31 Dec 2021 – If you are a lucky reader, you chance upon a book that makes your hair stand on end in wonder and sends a shiver down your spine.  This book does that, for it is deft, digressive, and capricious in ways that leave you wondering what whim set the author’s mind so ablaze to dare to set this story to paper.

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Obituary: South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu
DW - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Dec 2021

26 Dec 2021 – One of South Africa’s giants in the fight against the apartheid regime in the 20th century, Desmond Tutu remained a critical voice in the country’s politics throughout his life. He died today aged 90.

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Everything Going Great
Edward Snowden | Continuing Ed - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Dec 2021

23 Dec 2021 – Gospel, a word from Old English, is a compound that means “good news.” And it’s gospel that’s been in short-supply as we head into the Christmas season. Whenever this fact gets me down, I remember that finding evil, malfeasance, and even suffering in the headlines is just a sign that the press is doing its job. I don’t think any of us wants to wake up in the morning and read “Everything Going Great!”

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Robert Francis Kennedy, Jr.’s Heroic Resistance to the CIA’s Continuing Covid Coup D’état
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Dec 2021

7 Dec 2021  – With his extraordinary new book, RFK, Jr. has made it very clear that he will not allow Orwell’s 1984 totalitarian boot to stamp on his face. His is a very rare moral courage, and he is asking us to join him, before it is too late and we enter into a new dark age.

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Changes
Rick Godwin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Dec 2021

Right!

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President John F. Kennedy: His Life and Public Assassination
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Nov 2021

22 Nov 2021 – Despite a treasure trove of new research and information having emerged over the last fifty-eight years, there are many people who still think who killed President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and why are unanswerable questions.

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Cultural Revolutions
Edward Snowden | Substack - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Nov 2021

10 Nov 2021 – Freedom Is Not a Goal, but a Direction

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A Quest for Wisdom: Inspiring Purpose on the Path of Life
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Nov 2021

7 Nov 2021 – A Review of David Lorimer’s Book – This is a fascinating and beautiful book, one of those gems you serendipitously discover and shake your head at your good fortune.

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The Banners of the King of Hell Advance
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Oct 2021

For we are living in a world of endless propaganda and simulacra where vast numbers of people are hypnotized and can’t determine the difference between the real world of nature, the body, etc. and digital imagery. Reality has disappeared into screens. Simulation has swallowed the distinction between the real world and its representations. Meaning has migrated to the margins of consciousness. This process is not yet complete but getting there.

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A Propaganda Model
Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

Excerpted from Manufacturing Consent, 1988 – The Five Filters:
1. Size, ownership, and profit orientation of the mass media
2. The advertising license to do business
3. Sourcing mass-media news
4. Flak and the enforcers (according to the authors, Freedom House is a flak)
5. Anticommunism as a control mechanism

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Your Money AND Your Life
Edward Snowden | Substack - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

9 Oct 2021 – Central Banks Digital Currencies Will Ransom Our Future

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“Last Warning, They Want to Take Control!”
Edward Snowden | Inner Vision – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Sep 2021

27 Jun 2021 – Edward Snowden explains how the government is taking advantage of the people, stealing their information and storing it in a secret data center. He tells about his experience working at the CIA, NSA, and FBI as a contractor. Snowden further suggests that we need to take action against mass surveillance.

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9/12
Edward Snowden | Substack - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

12 Sep 2021 – The Greatest Regret of My Life – The following is an excerpt from my memoir, Permanent Record, available in most languages wherever fine books are sold.

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Unanswered Questions: What the September Eleventh Families Asked and the 9/11 Commission Ignored
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

11 Sep 2021 – It is impossible to overemphasize the importance of this book. Reading ‘Unanswered Questions’ will roil you to the depths of your soul and illuminate your mind as Ray McGinnis presents fact after fact backed up by almost one thousand endnotes and twelve years of meticulous research. There is nothing speculative about this book. It is not a “conspiracy theory.”

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The All-Seeing “i”: Apple Just Declared War on Your Privacy
Edward Snowden | Substack - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Aug 2021

26 Aug 2021 – By now you’ve probably heard that Apple plans to push a new and uniquely intrusive surveillance system out to many of the more than one billion iPhones it has sold, which all run the behemoth’s proprietary, take-it-or-leave-it software. This new offensive is tentatively slated to begin with the launch of iOS 15⁠—almost certainly in mid-September⁠—with the devices of its US user-base designated as the initial targets.

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A Hell of Our Own Making
Edward Snowden | Substack - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Aug 2021

18 Aug 2021 – Reflections on the Road to Kabul – Nearly 20 years after it was launched in the wake of 9/11, the long war in Afghanistan, one of the great cruelties of my generation, has unexpectedly reached its expectedly tragic conclusion. I am certainly not sad to see it go, but it’s difficult to avoid a profound sense of regret at the error of it all.

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A Conversation with Daniel Ellsberg
Edward Snowden | Substack - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Aug 2021

The Whistleblower Who Started It All – For the Fourth of July, I reached out to an old friend, Daniel Ellsberg, to experiment with recording little conversations for you about big topics. I hope you enjoy it.

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The Houses of Dead and Crooked Souls
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Aug 2021

Obama’s Vineyard mansion stands as an outward sign of his inner disgrace, his soullessness. Trump’s golden towers and his never-ending self-promotion or the multiple million-dollar mansions of high-tech, sports, and Hollywood’s superstars send the same message. Take Bill Gates’ sixty-three-million-dollar mansion, Xanadu, named after William Randolph Hearst’s estate in Citizen Kane, that took seven years to build.

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(Français) Pour Trouver la Paix au Mali, Il Faudra Ecouter
Robin Edward Poulton, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Aug 2021

La gouvernance démocratique ne signifie pas voter: elle signifie une vraie participation du peuple, donc la consultation et l’écoute. Injurier et crier n’avane personne et rien. Ecouter permet de comprendre. Voici deux livres qui vont aider les Maliens à s’écouter.

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Apophenia
Edward Snowden | Substack - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Aug 2021

5 Aug 2021 – How the Internet Transforms the Individual into a Conspiracy of One – The easier it becomes to produce information, the harder that information becomes to consume — and the harder we have to work to separate the spurious from the significant.

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The Insecurity Industry
Edward Snowden | Substack - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2021

26 Jul 2021 – The greatest danger to national security has become the companies that claim to protect it. The first thing I do when I get a new phone is take it apart simply because it is unsafe to operate. Surgically removing the two or three tiny microphones hidden inside is only the first step of an arduous process.

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Answering Readers’ Questions
Edward Snowden | Substack - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jul 2021

19 Jul 2021 – …How do we sort True conspiracies from False?

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Peace by Piece: Harnessing Peace, Conflict and Dialogue
Robin Edward Poulton, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jul 2021

Peace by Piece: Harnessing Peace, Conflict and Dialogue, by Uduak-Abasi Akpabio, Amazon, Jun 2021 – Making peace is tough in a world where vast sums of money fuel the makers and users of weapons. Violence enriches the suppliers of ammunition. Arms and automobile manufacturers, petroleum corporations and security companies all get rich from war. Other people’s misery and deaths make weapon corporations rich.

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Drinking Coffee in the Early Morning Rain and Thinking of Donald Rumsfeld
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jul 2021

17 Jul 2021 – I think of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on his recent deathbed. Here was a man whose entire life was dedicated to the American Empire. He spent all his allotted time making war or making money from the spoils of war. He was a desert maker, a slaughterer for the Empire. No doubt he died very rich in gold.

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Conspiracy: Theory and Practice
Edward Snowden | Substack - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Jul 2021

29 Jun 2021 – Toward a Taxonomy of Conspiracies – The truest conspiracies meet with the least opposition. Conspiracy practices — the methods by which true conspiracies such as gerrymandering, or the debt industry, or mass surveillance are realized — are almost always overshadowed by conspiracy theories: those malevolent falsehoods that in aggregate can erode civic confidence in the existence of anything certain or verifiable. In my life, I’ve had enough of both the practice and the theory.

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The Most Dangerous Censorship
Edward Snowden | Substack - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jun 2021

22 Jun 2021 – Think about it: if the suppression is happening in your own home, if you’re suppressing your own speech, who will know? And how can you ever call for help?

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Geneva Summit: Low Expectations, Modest Results, Glimmers of Hope
Edward Lozansky | The Washington Times - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jun 2021

24 Jun 2021 – U.S. political circles and the media: this summit is a huge mistake because it will allow President Putin to appear as an equal partner of the U.S. president. The Hill’s headline screamed that “Biden loses to Putin at Geneva summit just by showing up.” Hudson Institute portrayed it as “Biden’s gift to Putin” because it will lead to “empowering Russia, undermining the EU, a threat to the NATO alliance.”

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The Etymological Animal Must Slip Out of the Cage of Habit to Grasp Truth
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jun 2021

2 Jun 2021 – Since Sep 11, 2001, the corona virus lockdowns, and the WEF’s push for a Fourth Industrial Revolution that will lead to the marriage of artificial intelligence, cyborgs, digital technology, and biology, that the USA has been slipping into a new form of fascism. Dissent has become unpatriotic and worse – treasonous. Unless people wake up and rebel in greater numbers, the gates of this electronic iron cage will quietly be shut.

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Second Stage Terror Wars
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 May 2021

11 May 2021 – If you wistfully think the corona crisis will soon come to an end, I suggest you alter your perspective. We are in the second phase of a long war of terror waged with two weapons – military and medical – whose propaganda messaging is carried out by the corporate mainstream media in the pursuit of the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset. Part one has so far lasted twenty years; part two may last longer. You can be certain it won’t end soon and that the new terrorists are domestic dissidents.

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Remembering My Friend General Hendrik Van Der Graaf, Famous UN Peacemaker Who Died on 10 Mar 2021
Robin Edward Poulton, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

UNIDIR’s General Henny Invented “Weapons-for-Development” – He was a leader in UN and EU peace and disarmament, particularly in reducing the proliferation and illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons.

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Between Us
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

26 Apr 2021 – He was sick of people, especially those he saw in masks because of their obsessive fear of death… He said to Billy Bush, “Thank you, it took me a while, but between us, that sure explains the masked desperadoes running in packs. But I won’t tell them, for as you told me long ago, they prefer their illusions.”

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Afghanistan 2022: Peace without Reconciliation Will Be a Salvaging Operation for Biden
Robin Edward Poulton, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

19 Apr2021 – What can President Biden’s team and his Secretary of State Antony Blinken salvage from the promised withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan? American dreams of ‘democracy’ produced the Afghan nightmare President Biden wants to terminate in September 2021. Can he replace the nightmare with something that resembles peace, based on realism?

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The Assassination and Resurrection of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Apr 2021

2 Apr 2021 – Very few Americans are aware of the truth behind the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the United States’ celebrated civil rights icon.  Few books have been written about it, unlike other significant assassinations, especially JFK’s. For more than fifty years there has been a media blackout supported by government disinformation to hide the truth. 

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Adam Thiam’s Death Reminds Us How Europe Harms Africa
Robin Edward Poulton, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Mar 2021

25 Mar 2021 – Mali’s greatest journalist and political analyst, Adam Thiam, has died of COVID. I mourn a friend whom I greatly admired.

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Media Pseudo-Debates and the Silence of Leftist Critics
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Mar 2021

19 Mar 2021 – The Incompetent, Negligent, Mishandling, Miscalculating Elite Blunderers – You’ve heard of them, no doubt, the U.S. rulers who can’t rule too well and are always getting surprised by events or fed bad advice by their underlings. Their “mistakes” are always well intentioned. They stumble into wars through faulty intelligence…

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“Everything we face, we may not be able to change, but it is certain that what is not faced can never be changed.”
James Baldwin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Mar 2021

James Arthur Baldwin (1924-1987) was an American novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, and activist. His essays, collected in Notes of a Native Son, explore intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in the Western society of the United States during the mid twentieth-century.

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The Pine-eyed Boy Escapes from the Belly of the Dark Night in the Fish’s Tale
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Mar 2021

24 Feb 2021 – We are now living in a world where freedom has been replaced by dim grim grimaces of widespread depression and resignation as the shroud of solicitous neofascism descends upon us. Human freedom is under widespread assault. Free speech is being attacked. Censorship is widespread and growing. Flesh and blood life is being sucked into a whirlpool of “a universe of disembodied data.”

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Opening the CIA’s Can of Worms
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

13 Feb 2021 – To denounce censorship, as they have done, is admirable. But now Greenwald, Taibbi, and Hedges need go up to the forbidden gate with the sign that says – “This far and no further” – and jump over it.  That’s where the true stories lie.  That’s when they’ll see the worms squirm.

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The Invincible Green Stick of Happiness
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Feb 2021

6 Feb 2021 – After a night of haunting dreams that flowed as if they were written like running water, written on air, as the Roman poet Catullus once said, in the depth of a dark winter morning, I decided that I would take a walk in the afternoon, hoping that the sun would then appear, and it did, so I went walking toward the woods through deep white new-fallen snow all around me…

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JFK, Allen Dulles, and Indonesia
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

2 Feb 2021 – Before I digress slightly, let me state from the outset that the book by Greg Poulgrain that I am about to review is extraordinary by any measure. The story he tells is one you will read nowhere else, especially in the way he links the assassination of President Kennedy to former CIA Director Allen Dulles and the engineering by the latter of one of the 20th century’s most terrible mass murders.  It will make your hair stand on end and should be read by anyone who cares about historical truth.

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Vaccines May Not Work as Well against the Coronavirus Variant Detected in South Africa, Research Shows–People May Also Face a Risk of Reinfection
Aylin Woodward | Business Insider - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jan 2021

22 Jan 2021 – At first, there was little evidence to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines wouldn’t work against the mutated, more infectious versions of the virus that have emerged in the last few months. But preliminary research published this week suggests that a coronavirus variant detected in South Africa in December can partially evade the defenses vaccines build in our bodies’ immune systems.

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An Open Letter to President Biden
Robin Edward Poulton, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jan 2021

One of my sad conclusions: the U.S.A’s foreign policy has been a major cause of war in the world since 2001, a source of poverty and misery, a manufacturer of refugees and of terrorists. As an expert on the origins of terrorism, I know that the U.S.A. is a major supporter of terrorism and terrorist organizations.

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“Orders to Kill” Dr. Martin Luther King: The Government That Honors MLK with a National Holiday Killed Him
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

A Review of ‘The Plot to Kill King’ by William Pepper – Very few Americans are aware of the truth behind the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Few books have been written about it, unlike other significant assassinations, especially JFK’s. For almost fifty years there has been a media blackout supported by government deception to hide the truth.

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The Correct Response to Fascism Is Not Compromise: QAnon and Hate Speech Need to Be Dealt with Head-On
Robin Edward Poulton - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

11 Jan 2021 – After the invasion of – and temporary suspension of – Congress, what is the correct response? As a peace maker, you might think I would opt for compromise, but that is not my position. A surgeon faced with a cancerous tumor does not wait until the tumor gets bigger: he cuts it out as soon as possible, and radiates the surrounding area to ensure the cancer does not grow back. QAnon is a cancer in the American body politic, and it needs to be treated like the Fascist Cancer it has become.

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After 50 Years, the Pentagon Papers Give Up Their Final Secrets
Edward Helmore | The Guardian - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jan 2021

10 Jan 2021 – It is to many the greatest journalistic scoop in a generation. Journalist behind scoop reveals how he tricked whistleblower to get copies of explosive Vietnam War reports.

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Eisenhower Farewell Address – 17 Jan 1961
U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jan 2021

We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes.

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What Time Is It in Lockdown?
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Dec 2020

24 Dec 2020 – Here where I dwell in the northern hemisphere, the winter solstice has just occurred. The darkest day of the year in a dark year. A few days ago was also the Grand Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn and the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, which is interesting to those who like the musical Hair and believe their fates lie in the stars and not in themselves.

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‘Buy It or Else’: Inside Monsanto and BASF’s Strategy to Force Farmers to Buy GMO Seeds and Pesticides
Johnathan Hettinger | Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Dec 2020

4 Dec 2020 – Internal company records show the companies knew their weedkiller, sprayed on GMO soybeans, would drift onto neighboring fields, devastate non-GMO organic crops, and that crop damage would be extensive. They sold it anyway.

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Partly Truth and Partly Fiction – Totally Genius: Kris Kristofferson
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Dec 2020

While great songs usually take but a few minutes to travel from the singer’s mouth to the listener’s ears, they keep echoing for a long time, as if they had taken both singer and listener on a circular journey out and back, and then, in true Odyssean fashion, replay the cyclic song of the shared poetic mystery that is life and death, love and loss, the going up and coming down, the abiding nostalgia for a future home.

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To Force Climate Action, We Need More Than Just Protests
Edward Carver | Jacobin Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Dec 2020

11 Dec 2020 – Two years ago, the Sunrise Movement and Extinction Rebellion both captured media attention through bold direct action. Since then, Sunrise has combined protest with political work challenging fossil-fuel interests. XR and other groups tepid about electoral politics should do the same.

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Listening to the Silence with Don DeLillo
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Dec 2020

5 Dec 2020 – In 1997, Don DeLillo, the author of seventeen novels, published what many consider his masterpiece, Underworld. It was a prophetic book in many ways, especially with its focus on the World Trade Towers and the way the book’s cover, front and back, pictured the towers shrouded in smoke or clouds with what seemed like a large bird approaching it at its upper floors.

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Unspeakable Memories: The Day John Kennedy Died
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Nov 2020

23 Nov 2020 – There is a vast literature on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, who died on this date, November 22, 1963. Unless one is a government disinformation agent or is unaware of the enormous documentary evidence, one knows that it was the U.S. national security state, led by the CIA, that carried out JFK’s murder. Confirmation of this fact keeps arriving in easily accessible forms for anyone interested in the truth.

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An Invitation to Seeking Truth in a Country of Lies
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Nov 2020

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

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Robert Fisk of The Independent Has Died and Journalism Is Poorer
Robin Edward Poulton, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Nov 2020

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

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Peace Proved to Be Possible, Even after Thirty Years of Cambodian Civil War
Robin Edward Poulton, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Nov 2020

As proponents of Peace Journalism in a world of wars and conflicts, a conflict resolution and disarmament success story is a precious commodity. Cambodia at the turn of the Millennium provided such a story.

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Biden’s Foreign Policy May Be Disappointing & Dangerous
Roger Kotila | DWF - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Nov 2020

12 Nov 2020 – If we are lucky, Biden will have an “enlightened” moment and try to do some good — like abandon US militarism in favor of a progressive foreign policy. This means that the US government and media will quit pretending that Russia and China (and Muslims) are “enemies.”  Fake enemies insure a robust US War Business, but are bad for world peace.

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Elections 2020: Everybody Knows the Fight Was Fixed
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Nov 2020

11 Nov 2020 – Who is winning the battle, the people or the ruling elites? The answer is obvious. It matters not at all whether the president has been Trump or Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush, Barack Obama or George H. W. Bush, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, or Jimmy Carter. The power of the national security state has grown under them all and everyone is left to moan and groan and wonder why.

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The UN Institute for Disarmament Research-UNIDIR Is 40 Years Old
Robin Edward Poulton, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Nov 2020

Happy Birthday UNIDIR! Yes, it is 40 years since French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing created it. Disarmament does not just happen! It requires a great deal of hard work and patience as you persuade armed rebels or armed governments to give up their arms, to immobilize them or even destroy them.

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UK Massive Syria Propaganda
Robin Edward Poulton – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Oct 2020

20 Oct 2020 – Dear Antonio, it was satisfying to read Ben Norton’s exposé of the NATO propaganda machine in Syria. How right he is! A recent analysis posted on TMS of press reports in Swiss and Austrian media, showed that 80% come from AP, AFP or Reuters: our ‘free’ press is not free of bias. Thank you to TMS for keeping us all informed about the truth, while Western media supply NATO’s ‘alternative facts’ to the general public.

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To Rebel against Necessity and More
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Oct 2020

“I am convinced that it would be a waste of time to show a people of intimidated slaves a different manner of speaking, a different manner of gesticulating; but perhaps it would be worthwhile to show them a different way of living. No word and no gesture can be more persuasive than the life, and if necessary, the death of a man who strives to be free, loyal, just, sincere, disinterested: a man who shows what a man can be.” Che Guevara did that. Now it’s up to us.

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The Death of Andre Vltchek, a Passionate Warrior for Truth
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Sep 2020

24 Sep 2020 – For decades, Andre Vltchek, an old-school journalist and artist (but a young man) who traveled the world in search of truth and who always stood up straight, tried to revolve the world and encourage people to revolt against injustice. In this age of arm-chair reporters, he stood out for his boldness and indefatigable courage. He told it straight.

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The End of Reality?
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Sep 2020

So, if you feel you also may be going insane in the present climate of digital screen life, where real is unreal but realer than real, the apparent is cryptic, and up is down, true is false, and what you see you don’t, it has a history. One hundred and thirty-two years ago, Nietzsche added that “something extraordinarily nasty and evil is about to make its debut.” We know it did.

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‘Chasing the Light’ by Oliver Stone
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Aug 2020

26 Aug 2020 – Like the wandering and rascally Odysseus upon whom he models his life, Oliver Stone is “double-minded” in the most profound and illuminating ways. The title of his fantastic new memoir is a case in point. “One of the first basic lessons in filming,” he writes, “is chasing the light.

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Send in the Clowns for the Circus Is in Town
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Aug 2020

21 Aug 2020 – Trump, Biden, Pence, Harris, and their clownish sidekicks, Pompeo, Michelle Obama, et al., are performing daily. The Umbrella People run a three-ring circus, and although their clowns pop out of separate tiny cars and, acting like enemies, squirt each other with water hoses to the audience’s delight, raucous laughter, and serious attentiveness, they are all part of the same show, working for the same bosses. Sadly, many people think this circus is the real world and that the clowns are not allied pimps serving the interests of their masters, but are real enemies.

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Lebanon: A Proposal
Robin Edward Poulton, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Aug 2020

14 Aug 2020 – Lebanon today is like Cambodia after the Khmer Rouge: the solution for Cambodia was to abandon everything and to start over. During 1993–following the Paris Peace Accord–the United Nations took over Cambodia and ran the country for one year.

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Masked, Homeless, and Desolate
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jul 2020

Fear and obedience oozes from them. Death walks the streets with people on leashes in lockstep. That they have been the victims of a long-planned propaganda campaign to use an invisible virus to frighten them into submission and shut down the world’s economy for the global elites is beyond their ken. This is so even when the facts are there to prove otherwise.

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Coronavirus
Colin Dwyer | NPR - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jul 2020

7 Jul 2020 – The Brazilian president, who has consistently downplayed the dangers of the virus, revealed his positive test result during nationally televised remarks today. “It came back positive,” he told reporters from behind a mask. He is just the second major world leader, after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, to confirm he contracted the virus.

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Passing Behind Our Backs
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jun 2020

Like Bob Dylan, “I return once again to Homer who says, ‘Sing in me, oh Muse, and through me tell the story.’” Our stories often happen behind our backs where we can’t see them. Telling them is the trick. You need to turn around and see what’s behind you to pass them around.

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The Online Double-bind
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 May 2020

The Internet is a double-bind because we are damned if we do and damned if we don’t. News, writing, and information of all sorts are now often not available any other way. The era of paper newspapers is coming to an end. This was meant to be. Other sources of fact and fiction have gradually been eliminated, while the content on the Internet has been dramatically increased and progressively censored.

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Civil Society Is the Second Pillar of West African Nation States
Robin Edward Poulton, Ph.D. | Virginia Commonwealth University - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 May 2020

Experience from many African nations – as well as America, Asia and Europe – provides compelling evidence that civil society plays a fundamental role in social progress and in promoting peace and democratic governance. Civil society has organised democratic governance in West African for millennia, and not simply since colonial rule began. Our political science research shows how civil society has been and remains critical to the evolution of West African Nation States – nearly all of which are recent post-colonial creations – and that a Five Pillar conception of the Nation State conforms more closely to West African realities than the traditional Western concept of Executive + Legislative + Judiciary.

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Weapons Don’t Fight Pandemics
Miodrag Soric | DW - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 May 2020

26 Apr 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic shows that we’ve got our security priorities wrong. Virus outbreaks, after all, cannot be contained by military force. Time for a security rethink. Tanks, fighter planes and aircraft carriers — where many crew members have fallen ill with the coronavirus — are useless against a pandemic. The world’s mightiest army simply will not keep us safe. On the contrary, increased defense spending leads to states diverting money away from health care systems.

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Death: A Simple Idea with a Powerful Punch
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 May 2020

Since death is one idea that has no history except as an idea and not a reality any of us have experienced, it is the most frightening idea there is and also quite simple. It is the ultimate unknown. It has always haunted human beings, whether consciously or unconsciously. It lies at the root of war, violence, religion, art, love, and civilization.

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I Think I Shall Never See… (Earth Day Poem)
Adwik Roshan – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Apr 2020

I Think I shall never see
A creation as lovely as a tree
As it dances in the wind,
Moving back and forth in glee

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Bob Dylan’s Midnight Message to JFK’s Ghost
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

If you listen to Dylan’s piercing voice and follow the lyrics closely, you might be startled to be told, not from someone who can be dismissed as some sort of disgruntled “conspiracy nut,” but by the most famous musician in the world, that there was a government conspiracy to kill JFK, that Oswald didn’t do it, and that the killers then went for the president’s brothers.

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Beethoven’s Piano Concerto #3 (Music Video of the Week)
Ludwig van Beethoven, Alice Sara Ott | France Musique – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

Pianist Alice Sara Ott plays with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mikko Franck in the auditorium of Radio France, Paris. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto #3 was first performed in Vienna on 5 April 1803, the same day as the oratorio Christ on the Mount of Olives and the Symphony #2.

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An Offer and an Appeal to You…
Robin Edward Poulton, Ph.D. - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

We all have interesting and varied sources of information and analysis. One of the most exciting and insightful that I use and enjoy is TRANSCEND Media Service, founded by Professor Johann Galtung, the “Father of Peace Studies” and leader of a multi-national group of distinguished academics and activists working for peace in all its forms. The articles analyse world affairs from a multitude of different approaches. I would like to offer this information source to you and your students. A University Education should challenge students to seek out ideas and to discover new sources. TMS does some of this preparatory work for your students: they can find many unexpected analyses and varying points of view in a single website.
— Robin Edward Poulton ChONM, ChROSC, UNSM, MBIM, MA (Hons St A), MSc (Oxon), PhD (Paris)

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The Coronavirus Is Not the Plague: The Plague Is US
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Mar 2020

21 Mar 2020 – Intuition tells me that although the emperor has no clothes and a vast PSYOPS occupation is now underway, too many are too grown-up to see it. It’s an old story continually updated. Like ‘The Plague. ‘

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Toilet Paper Is the People’s Vaccine
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Mar 2020

14 Mar 2020 – The coronavirus panic has resulted in hordes of people running after toilet paper in the USA and Australia.  Such actions are the flip side of running with the bulls, except that I suspect those who run with the bulls have some sense of why they do it.  I imagine the thrill is a bit different, even if the goal is similar.

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Ukraine, Russia, and the USA
Edward Lozansky, Ph.D. - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Mar 2020

14 Mar 2020 – Why the Conflict in the Donbass Is Still Far from a Settlement Because of the USA

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David Ray Griffin’s The Christian Gospel for Americans: A Systematic Theology
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Mar 2020

There are very few writers who have done more to try to open the public’s mind to the evil nature of the American empire than David Ray Griffin. His series of books on the false flag attacks of September 11, 2001 will endure for a long time, and they will one day, when it is safe to do so, be recognized as seminal texts exposing the traitorous conspiracy of elements within the Unites States’ government to launch the endless so-called war on terror.

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Painting a True Christ
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Feb 2020

A Review of Terrence Malick’s Film “A Hidden Life”- Franz, a devout Roman Catholic, is deeply disturbed by the rise of Hitler and the thought of participating in his immoral killing machine.

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The United States of America’s Doll House: A Vast Tapestry of Lies and Illusions
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Feb 2020

3 Feb 2020 – While truth-tellers Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning sit inside jail cells and Edward Snowden lives in exile in Russia, the American people hole up in an illusionary dwelling constructed to reduce them to children afraid of the truth. Or is it the dark? It has become a more sophisticated haunted doll’s house, an electronic one with many bells and whistles and images that move faster than the eye can see. We now inhabit a digital technological nightmare controlled by government and corporate forces intent on dominating every aspect of people’s lives.

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The Outbreaks of both the Wuhan Coronavirus and SARS Likely Started in Chinese Wet Markets
Aylin Woodward | Business Insider – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Feb 2020

1 Feb 2020 – The coronavirus spreading in China and the SARS outbreak of 2003 both are from the coronavirus family, and both likely started in wet markets. At such markets, outdoor stalls are squeezed together to form narrow lanes and put people and live and dead animals — dogs, chickens, pigs, snakes, civets, and more — in constant close contact. That makes it easy for a virus to jump from animal to human.

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Edward Snowden: Trump Has Created a Global Playbook to Attack Those Revealing Uncomfortable Truths
Edward Snowden – The Washington Post, 3 Feb 2020

27 Jan 2020 – On Tuesday [21 Jan], Brazilian federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against Glenn Greenwald, the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and founding editor at the Intercept Brazil, for his explosive reporting on corruption at the very highest levels of Brazil’s government. The public importance of these stories was staggering… The most essential journalism of every era is precisely that which a government attempts to silence. These prosecutions demonstrate that they are ready to stop the presses — if they can.

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Hovering in Cyberspace
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jan 2020

24 Jan 2020 – We live in a fabricated reality where the visible world became nearly meaningless once the screen world became people’s “window on the world.” An electronic nothingness replaced reality as people gleefully embraced digital wraparound apparitions. These days people still move about in the physical world but live in the electronic one. The result is mass hallucination.

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The Searching Life and Enigmatic Death of Albert Camus
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jan 2020

Albert Camus’ search ended sixty years ago on January 4, 1960, the day he died. Although he had already written The Stranger, The Rebel, The Plague, and The Fall, and had won the Nobel Prize for Literature, he felt his true work had barely begun.

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(Français) Paroles sur les Crises au Mali et les Limites de la Démocratie
Dr Robin Edward Poulton – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Dec 2019

Expériences et Analyses Pour Favoriser la Paix – Le Mali est victime d’un Choc des Corporations – Extrait Du Livre

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Terra Incognita
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Dec 2019

Sitting dark and tight
In crepuscular light,
You pass the shuttered houses
That line the half-lit streets,

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The Art of Doublespeak: Bellingcat and Mind Control
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Dec 2019

The U.S./U.K./NATO propaganda outfit Bellingcat, like all effective war-promoting intelligence agency propaganda, needs the support of left-wing intellectuals to give it credence. The CIA recognized this in the 1950s and created multiple methods to get that support, which it has done effectively up to the present day. This left-wing support is necessary to control the thinking of the portion of the population that considers itself “educated” and in the know, who in turn pass on their compromised “knowledge” to others in a sophisticated game of mind control.”

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A Game-Changer in the Fight against Ebola
Sarah Baldwin | Watson Institute, Brown University – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Dec 2019

27 Nov 2019 -In modern medicine, physicians and health care practitioners tend to talk about treatments rather than cure. It’s a spectrum. For a disease that had 66 percent mortality that can now be decreased to as low as 10 or 15 percent if you get this treatment early, I have no problem calling that a cure.

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Amazon Rainforest Sees Biggest Spike in Deforestation in Over a Decade
Colin Dwyer | NPR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Nov 2019

18 Nov 2019 – Picture, for a second, just how vast New York City is. All told, including Staten Island, the Bronx and every block in between, the massive metropolis takes up more than 300 square miles. Now, try to picture a hunk of land more than 12 times that size. That’s about how much of the Amazon rainforest was destroyed in just the span of a year, according to Brazilian authorities.

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What’s Joker’s Joke?
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Nov 2019

The joker’s joke is no joke at all. It is deadly serious. When Arthur Fleck says, “I used to think my life was a tragedy, but now I realize it’s a comedy,” and unleashes his murderous violent rage with a Joker’s smile, he was turning into those he condemned as his oppressors. Their nihilism became his own; their violence his. The film asks us to contemplate such a marriage of seeming opposites, its dialectic, and not turn away from the faces in the mirror.

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‘Our only Aim Is to Go Home’: Rohingya Refugees Face Stark Choice
Sarah Marsh and Redwan Ahmed – The Guardian, 11 Nov 2019

4 Nov 2019 – Life in the world’s largest refugee camp has grown harder in the past few months. With citizenship in Myanmar still denied, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh must either live under severe restrictions or move to an isolated island.

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The Metamorphosis of the Deep State
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Nov 2019

2 Nov 2019 – To think that the deep state is government employees just doing their patriotic duty is plain idiocy and plainer propaganda, just as denying its existence was. It is a trick, not the treat it is made to seem.

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When Time Stands Still
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Oct 2019

I am finding that far too much of what is being published about our world situation is doing little good. We need different approaches. Here’s one.

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Without Encryption, We Will Lose All Privacy. This Is Our New Battleground
Edward Snowden – The Guardian, 21 Oct 2019

15 Oct 2019 – The vulnerability of our computers and computer networks has been ranked the number one risk in the US Intelligence Community’s Worldwide Threat Assessment – that’s higher than terrorism, higher than war. Your bank balance, the local hospital’s equipment, among many, many other things, all depend on computer safety. The US, UK and Australia are taking on Facebook in a bid to undermine the only method that protects our personal information.

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Public Notices/Private Questions/Musical Dreams
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Oct 2019

3 Oct 2019 – Throughout our days we all notice many things that elicit questions that quickly pass through us as in a dream. Here are some questions that I caught on the fly before they melted from my mind, and when I asked myself what the answers were, only songs came to me, songs that didn’t exactly answer the questions but set me to dreaming. This is an invitation to dream along.

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Why Does Chris Hedges Hedge His Bets?
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Sep 2019

27 Sep 2019 – The CIA’s mind control operations need to be exposed, as Hedges does to a degree in this latest article. But revealing while concealing is unworthy of one who condemns “creeps who revel in human degradation, dirty tricks, and murder.” It itself is a form of mind control. Perhaps he will see fit to publicly explain why he has done this.

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