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Medical Bigotry: Jim Crow in a White Lab Coat
Michael J. Talmo - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2022

13 May 2022 – Bigotry is an ugly thing. In my country, the US, it has had a long and nasty history. From treating black people and women as second class citizens via slavery, Jim Crow Laws, and blaming Eve for the fall of the human race in Genesis, to persecuting gay and transgender people, to barring atheists from holding public office.

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‘Boycott’ Is a Powerful Film That Needs to Be Seen
Michael Arria | Mondoweiss – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2022

An important new documentary tells the story of anti-BDS laws and the people who have stood up to them.

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Marcos Dynasty Back in Power: What’s Next for the Philippines?
Richard Javad Heydarian | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2022

12 May 2022 – The Marcos dynasty is returning to power in the Philippines. Almost exactly 50 years after Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law and a dictatorship, his namesake son secured more than 30 million votes, nearly double that of his nearest rival, current Vice President Leni Robredo. Will he replicate his father’s dictatorial ambitions?

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(Italiano) Tribunale dei Popoli sulle Guerre Ucraine
Richard Falk | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 May 2022

È ormai tempo d’iniziative della società civile per opporsi al disastroso confronto globale che sta ora mettendo in pericolo il mondo, anzi prospettive di sopravvivenza di specie, perseguendo obiettivi politici degli Stati Uniti camuffati con una certa dose di complicità dei media che continuano a trasmettere l’impressione che la guerra in Ucraina concerna la difesa dell’Ucraina.

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Vladimir Putin
Michael Brenner – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 May 2022

Vladimir Putin is a formidable personality who leads a great country that has been experiencing an historic transformation. We will have to deal with him and with it, one way or another. Simply shouting to the skies: “genocidal killer” is dangerous, counter-productive – and, frankly, childish.

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The New Turn in Ukraine: Putin’s War Becomes Biden’s War
Richard E. Rubenstein – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 May 2022

27 Apr 2022 – Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 Feb, it was fair to call the ensuing conflict “Putin’s war.” True, the U.S. and Europe could have avoided it by stopping NATO expansion. True, U.S. arms had been pouring into Ukraine since 2014, and Ukraine was using them to kill pro-Russian separatists. But Putin crossed the line; it does matter who shoots first, and he shot first. At first one could rightfully have called this Putin’s war, but it has now become Joe Biden’s war as well. Consider what has happened so far.

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The Second Level Geopolitical War in Ukraine Takes Over
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 May 2022

30 Apr 2022 – The recent acknowledgement that U.S. goals are secondarily related to the wellbeing of Ukraine, and primarily by the dangerously regressive goals of taking on challengers to the unipolarity, which has guided U.S. grand strategy since the end of the Cold War.

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The Different Ways That the U.S. and Chinese Governments Use Their Power to Regulate Capitalism
Richard D. Wolff | Independent Media Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 May 2022

28 Apr 2022 – As defined by its productive relation of employer/employee, capitalism is now developing its productive forces and GDP growth faster in China’s public form of capitalism than in the United States’ private form. The role of the state is central to this decline and ascent.

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(Italiano) Guerra ed estinzione della specie
Howard Richards | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 May 2022

Per pensatori critici le conseguenze a cascata della guerra d’Ucraina sono prove ridondanti di quanto già sapevano prima della guerra: non ci sono soluzioni ai problemi principali dell’umanità entro gli schemi delle strutture legale ed etiche basilari del sistema-mondo moderno.

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The Tragedy of Julian Assange
Emanuel Pastreich | US Provisional Government – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 May 2022

24 Apr 2022 – We must understand that end of journalism, and the end of justice, are products of the massive concentration of wealth, a process that has produced new political players who are rarely mentioned in the media at all. That is to say that those who most want to punish Assange, are not on trial and in many cases their names are unknown to the public.

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Toward a Peoples Tribunal on the Ukraine Wars
Richard Falk – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 May 2022

The time has come for civil society to counter the global confrontation endangering the world for U.S. geopolitical goals disguised, with media complicity, in a Ukraine War for its own defense. This is a false and dangerous image… I hope some readers throughout the world will feel motivated to make the Peoples Ukraine Wars Tribunal a reality!

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Al-Aqsa Violence during Ramadan
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Apr 2022

21 Apr 2022 – Once more Israel strikes hard against Palestinian rights when the world has its attention fixed elsewhere, with a mainstream media posture of indifference and inattention compounding the problem . The pro-Palestinian solidarity movement is being seriously challenged not to let this happen.

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Renounce the Geopolitical War between the U.S. and Russia
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Apr 2022

18 Apr 2022 – Stopping the Geopolitical War being waged by the United States against Russia is a precondition for ending the aggressive war initiated by Russia against Ukraine and also a return to semi-responsible statecraft, which is the most we can expect or hope for in the present. Diplomacy seeking a ceasefire and a political compromise is the only sane path.

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Two for the Road
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Apr 2022

A little child in church for the first time watched as the ushers passed the offering plates.

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Why Are Humans Fighting Other Humans when We Are Facing Extinction as a Species?
Howard Richards – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Apr 2022

How can the absurdity of humans fighting humans lead to solutions while physics, chemistry and biology have us slated for extinction?  How can we contribute to rethinking and reinventing ourselves? An idea: a Pedagogy  of the Rich, conceived as a companion volume to Paulo Freire´s ‘The Pedagogy of the Oppressed.’  It could also be called ‘The Pedagogy of the Unoppressed.’

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The Role of Capitalism in the War in Ukraine
Richard Wolff | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Apr 2022

14 Apr 2022 – To the motives for war in human history, capitalism added another: profit. Ukraine, per se, is not the issue. It is tragically a war-ravaged pawn in a much larger conflict.

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Complexities of the Ukraine War
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Apr 2022

15 Apr 2022 – This war can be characterized thus:
– Level One: Russia vs. Ukraine
– Level Two: USA vs. Russia
– Level Three: Ukrainian nationalism vs. Russian-oriented separatism

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This Geopolitical War Is a ‘Geopolitical Crime’
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Apr 2022

9 Apr 2022 – There is no doubt that atrocities have been committed in Ukraine, seemingly yet not exclusively by Russian attacking forces, and in a perfect world those who so acted would be held responsible. But the world is highly imperfect when it comes to accountability for international crimes.

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Make Peace, Not War, in Ukraine
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Apr 2022

31 Mar 2022 – There were a series of provocations by NATO that aroused security concerns in Moscow, including the expansion of NATO after the Cold War was over, the threat from the Soviet Union had disappeared, and promises were made by Western leaders to Gorbachev of no further NATO expansion. Such geopolitical behavior amounted to imprudent statecraft by the West,

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2022 Global Policy Institute Book Award to Richard Falk
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Apr 2022

Dr. Falk is now a Santa Barbara resident. After four decades at Princeton, he has served as Visiting Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has lectured widely around the world as one of America’s most recognizable and relentless crusaders for international justice.

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Comedians’ Tragedy: The Global Shortage of Cynicism in the Russian-Ukrainian War
Michimi Muranushi | FORSEA - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Apr 2022

30 Mar 2022 – The world has no choice but to condemn the Russian aggression against Ukraine. It has no choice but to help the Ukrainians to end the war with honor. But it is the role of the Ukrainians to produce statesmen who understand that the Ukrainians need to suspect not only the Russians but also the Americans and the Europeans.

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Resurrecting the Fear of AIDS
Michael J. Talmo - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Apr 2022

2 Apr 202 – Here we go again folks. The COVID-19 narrative is getting old. Oppressive, idiotic, and useless restrictions are being rolled back. But now we are being told that scientists in the Netherlands discovered a more aggressive variant of HIV-AIDS. They have to find some way to keep the fear porn going.

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Negotiate Peace in Ukraine Now!
Richard E. Rubenstein – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Mar 2022

Interestingly, most news sources in the U.S. and Europe continue to attribute Russia’s military difficulties in Ukraine to their own incompetence or Ukrainian heroism, but seldom to the $3.2 billion worth of high-tech weapons that the U.S. has shipped to Kyiv since 2014. Joe Biden, of course, is an architect of this de facto Western alliance with Ukraine. What his end game is nobody can say.

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(Italiano) Guerra in Ucraina: una prospettiva geopolitica
Richard Falk | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Mar 2022

18 Marzo 2022 – Ripresa modificata di una conferenza tenuta il 9 marzo 2022 a una sessione dei Colloqui su Studi Globali all’Università di California – Santa Barbara convocata dal professor Jan Nederveen Pieters, purtroppo priva di una serie di domande impegnative a seguito del mio intervento, fra cui da vari partecipanti in Europa.

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Ukraine War: Three Academic Perspectives
Daniel Falcone interviews Richard Falk - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Mar 2022

17 Mar 2022 – The following discussion resulted from three separate interviews. There was no interaction among the three of us. I wonder whether this war is best described as ‘Russo-Ukrainian War’ or simply as ‘Ukrainian War’ or ‘Russo-U.S. Proxy War.’ It seems an amalgam of all three.

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Stop the Ukraine War — Now!
Richard E. Rubenstein – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Mar 2022

11 Mar 2022 – The war in Ukraine can and must be stopped now, before any more Ukrainians or Russians are killed and maimed, by declaring a ceasefire and then negotiating a peace. A decisive victory or defeat for either party is highly unlikely. Now – right now! — is the time for a ceasefire. There simply is no alternative to a negotiated peace.

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Ruling Out Social Democracy as an Option and a Way to Rule It Back In
Howard Richards – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Mar 2022

14 Mar 2022 – A decisive misunderstanding prolonging today´s mega crisis is the lingering belief that social democracy, as it existed in Europe during the thirty glorious years after World War II, and in a different form in the USA during the four terms of Franklin Roosevelt´s presidency, is a viable option in today´s world. 

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The Ukraine War: A Geopolitical Perspective
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Mar 2022

Talk on 9 Mar 2022 at the Global Studies Colloquium, UCSB. When we agreed on a theme for my presentation, we were in a pre-Ukraine world. Interim developments: the imprudent US-led provocations, Russian aggression against a sovereign state of over 44 million people, the confrontational Western sanctions, and a surging Russophobia produced a win/lose calculus rather than partial win/win political outcomes.

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Abolish Violent and Corrupt Police Forces
Michael J. Talmo - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Mar 2022

How brutal the police are depends on the country. Some places are worse than others. But data reported by CNN in a June 2020 article shows that cops in my country, the US, are among the worst.

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Does Gabriel Boric Have the Answer?
Howard Richards – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Mar 2022

Markets command governments more than governments command markets. Governments, whatever their ideology, in practice devote themselves to attracting investment and to discouraging disinvestment. “When investors choose not to invest, policymakers are powerless to force them.”

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On Humiliation
Michael Brenner – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Mar 2022

28 Feb 2022 – Russia’s actions in the Ukraine, to a great extent, are the culmination of the numerous humiliations that the West, under American instigation, has inflicted on Russia’s rulers and the country as a whole over the past 30 years.

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Ending Poverty by Rethinking Thinking
Howard Richards – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Mar 2022

Ending poverty would benefit everyone. It would be relatively inexpensive. It would open paths to sustainability. Rethinking thinking is needed to see why ending poverty is feasible…

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Ipsis Literis
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Mar 2022

The little girl opened the door and said happily to her uncle,

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Leak Exposes Ericsson’s Secret Dealings with ISIS amid Iraq Corruption Spree
Sydney P. Freedberg, Maggie Michael and Amir Musawy | International Consortium of Investigative Journalists – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Feb 2022

27 Feb 2022 – The embattled Swedish telecom giant concealed years of bribery and fraud in the war-torn nation and grappled with undisclosed corruption allegations in more than a dozen other countries.

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The Paused Quest for Humane Governance in the Arab World: Is It Time ‘to fail better’?
Richard Falk – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Feb 2022

The acceleration of history foreshortens our memory of past events, especially when disillusionment displaces hope. This happened a decade ago when uprisings were celebrated as ‘the Arab Spring.’ The role of activist youth, the spontaneous displays of populist strivings for a better political future, created the feeling that something irreversible, and for the better, was taking place. Yet it was not to be.

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On Israel as an Apartheid State: An Interview with Richard Falk
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Feb 2022

19 Feb 2022 – An interview David Falcone originally published in CounterPunch on 11 Feb prompted by the Amnesty Report but extending beyond it.

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‘Politics as Usual’ Will Never Be a Solution to the Current Climate Threat (or to Nuclear War)
C.J. Polychroniou interviews Richard Falk | DWF News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Feb 2022

17 Feb 2022 – There is an ever-growing consensus that the climate crisis represents humanity’s greatest problem. Indeed, global warming is more than an environmental crisis — there are social, political, ethical and economic dimensions to it. (Commentary added by Roger Kotila)

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Corporate Vaccine Mandates and Vaccine Passports — Brought to You by BlackRock and Vanguard?
Michael Nevradakis, Ph.D. | The Defender - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Feb 2022

16 Feb 2022 – Investment giants BlackRock and The Vanguard Group stand to benefit from their ownership stakes in most of the corporations that imposed COVID vaccine mandates, and in some of the technology firms developing vaccine passports.

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Is the Amnesty International Report an Israeli ‘Sharpeville Moment?’
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Feb 2022

10 Feb 2022 – This interview followed the release on 1 Feb of the explosive Amnesty International Report finding Israel guilty of the continuing crime of apartheid. How much longer can governments, the UN, and liberal Zionist close their eye in face of the mounting consensus in the international human community on the question of Israeli apartheid?

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Let’s Face It: The Human Race Is Stark Raving Nuts
Michael J. Talmo - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Feb 2022

Some have speculated that there must be some external agent other than us humans driving this global insanity. It’s hard to believe that people could be so self-destructive, evil, and incredibly stupid. Some say it’s the devil, others cite space aliens and inter-dimensional beings. Who knows? But maybe, just maybe, we humans are just plain nuts.

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The Problematics of Middle Eastern Diplomacy: The Case of Iran
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Feb 2022

2 Feb 2022 – In relation to both Iran, Israel, and Palestine, the essential message sent by the new leadership is continuity when it comes to substance combined with a resumption of the pre-Trump pretension of equi-distance diplomacy when it comes to the search for a sustainable peace.

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For Warmth
Thich Nhat Hanh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Feb 2022

I hold my face between my hands.
No, I am not crying.

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US National Debt Surpasses $30 Trillion for the First Time
Michael Peterson | teleSUR - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Feb 2022

2 Feb 2022 – On Monday [31 Jan], the U.S. Treasury Department announced that the national debt surpassed US$30 trillion, which included US$23.5 trillion in debt held by the public and US$6.5 trillion in intergovernmental holdings.

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Death and Destruction on the Highways: A Global Disaster Hiding in Plain Sight
Richard E. Rubenstein – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Feb 2022

What accounts for the indifference to a calamitous loss of life and millions of serious injuries?  Johan Galtung points to an answer in his 1969 essay on structural violence, where he notes that, unlike personal violence in which people intentionally and visibly injure each other, the violence generated by a social system can seem so natural and inevitable that it virtually disappears from people’s consciousness.

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Will the Iran Nuclear Agreement Be Restored?
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Jan 2022

26 Jan 2022 – An interview with Mojtaba Majidi of the Mehr News Agency (Tehran) on the Vienna Talks that are seeking to restore the Iran Nuclear Agreement of 2015 reached during the Obama presidency.

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(Castellano) Borrador de Propuestas para Construir la Paz en Chile
Howard Richards – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Jan 2022

20 enero 2022 – Quisiera decir algo concretando unos sueños de paz que han venido a vivir en mi alma, con la finalidad de hacerlos concretos con acciones que mi mente y otras mentes consideran inteligentes, y también con otra finalidad mayor. La finalidad mayor es contribuir a un sueño colectivo que nace, compartido entre numerosos individuos y numerosas instituciones tanto privadas como públicas.

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Silence in Communication
Thich Nhat Hanh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Jan 2022

Mind you

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Dangerous Gaps: Knowledge, Action, and Justice
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jan 2022

16 Jan 2022 – This essay was published on 13 Jan 2022 on This View of Life, which brings to bear the views of science and evolutionary biology on a series of global challenges increasingly overwhelming the capabilities of civilizational modernity.

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None Dare Call It “Encirclement”
Michael Klare | TomDispatch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jan 2022

13 Jan 2022 – Washington Tightens the Noose around China

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No Comparison
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jan 2022

A customer complained to his tailor,

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(Italiano) L’ascesa sorprendente della Cina
Richard Falk | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jan 2022

4 Gennaio 2022 – L’ascesa sorprendente della Cina: dovuta a un ‘socialismo con caratteristiche cinesi’ o a un ‘capitalismo con facciata cinese? O a un po’ di entrambi?

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Bombshell: CDC No Longer Recognizes the PCR Test as a Valid Method for Detecting “Confirmed Covid-19 Cases”
Michel Chossudovsky | Global Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jan 2022

31 Dec 2021 – In the Course of the Next Two Days the PCR Test in the US Will Be Declared Invalid

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Fake History?
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jan 2022

Austria’s greatest achievement…

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Lowering USA’s Delusion Throne
Michael Brenner – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jan 2022

When Pompey the Great made his triumphant return to Rome in 61 BCE, a spectacular ceremony was planned. The centerpiece was to be a towering throne where Pompey would pass through a Victory arch. But a small problem arose: the throne was 4 feet taller than the height of the arch. That is a neat metaphor for the uneasy position in which Uncle Sam finds himself these days.

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January 6th: A Year Later
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jan 2022

6 Jan 2022 – In retrospect, the attempted insurrection at the Capitol was about a great deal more than an angry expression of disappointment by the populist side of gun culture America. The coup attempt of January 6th failed, yet it succeeded in undermining the unwritten, yet vital, social contract that brought high levels of stability to United States since the republic was established in 1789.

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What’s Ahead for Palestine in 2022
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jan 2022

2 Jan 2022 – To begin with, we will witness a growing awareness that traditional diplomacy will not bring stability, much less peace with justice to this struggle that has gone on for more than a century.

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Private Prescriptions for a Better Life in 2022
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jan 2022

1 Jan 2022 -A thoughtful Indian friend in Paris sent this list as her prescription for a better life in 2022. I adopted her list and added to it. I invite readers to propose their own additions and subtractions.

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Was China’s Amazing Rise Due to ‘Socialism with Chinese Characteristics’ or ‘Capitalism with a Chinese Facade? Or a Little of Both?
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Dec 2021

23 Dec 2021 – There has in recent months many discussions centering around the proper characterization of China from an ideological point of view. The Chinese leadership has its own reasons for doing this, seeking to present what it deems a glorious self-image.

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Objective
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Dec 2021

A little girl became restless as the preacher’s sermon dragged on and on.

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A Proposal to Humanity: A Path to Surviving Today`s Megacrises
Howard Richards – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Dec 2021

After WWII it was believed that the formula for peace, dignity, and sustainable prosperity had been discovered.  It was called “Development.”  Its ingredients included the rule of law, human rights including those declared in the Universal Declaration of 1948, and–crucially–mixed economies like those pioneered in Scandinavia. Now the dreams of 1948 have turned into the nightmares of 2021. Why?

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(Italiano) Creare sussistenze dignitose che non dipendano da vendite
Howard Richards | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Dec 2021

Si dissolvono i principali ostacoli al salvarci dalle sei minacce all’umanità trattate in Project Save the World; per chi non ne sappia abbastanza, le 6 minacce sono: Guerra e armi, riscaldamento globale, fame, pandemie, contaminazione radioattiva, e rischi cibernetici.

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FDA Now Wants 75 Years to Release Pfizer Vaccine Documents
Michael Nevradakis, Ph.D. | The Defender - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Dec 2021

10 Dec 2021 – “ … it is dystopian for the government to give Pfizer billions, mandate Americans to take its product, prohibit Americans from suing for harms, but yet refuse to let Americans see the data underlying its licensure.”

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Covering Up Failure: Ignoring the Record of Regime-Changing Interventions
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Dec 2021

6 Dec 2021 – The militarized U.S. political class rejects the record of failure with respect to regime-changing interventions since suffering defeat in the Vietnam War, which ended in 1975.

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Why the Dutch Are Closing Prisons – and What They’re Doing with Empty Ones
Deborah Nicholls-Lee | Positive News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Dec 2021

7 Dec 2021 – The Netherlands has reduced its prison population to such a degree that it’s now turning old prisons into socially useful buildings, such as schools and refugee centres. What went right?

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(Norwegian-Norsk) Overskuddsdeling – etisk atferd i praksis
Howard Richards – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Dec 2021

13. desember 2021 – De siste tiårene har noen hundre mennesker i Norge blitt ufattelig rike, en tendens vi ser i en rekke land. Globalt kontrollerer noen styrtrike familier praktisk talt alle økonomiske sektorer over hele verden. Man kan undre seg over at rike mennesker er så uvillige til å dele av sin overflod med folk som ikke får dekket sine mest grunnleggende behov.

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Create, or Help Create, Dignified Livelihoods That Do Not Depend on Sales
Howard Richards – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Dec 2021

Project Save the World’s six threats to humanity: War and Weapons, Global Warming, Famine, Pandemics, Radioactive Contamination, and Cyber Risks. Question: “Where do we start?”

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(Italiano) Baloccarsi mentre Roma brucia: mentre USA e Cina si preparano alla guerra, i soloni USA esitano
Richard E. Rubenstein - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Dec 2021

Coloro che negli USA battono i tamburi di preparazione alla guerra sono mossi da preoccupazioni di cui possono essere inconsapevoli, come timori che il proprio tessuto sociale stia disintegrandosi, che il dominio bianco a livello globale come negli USA sia obsolescente e che il ruolo della propria nazione da egemone globale (o “leader”, come direbbero) sia alla fine

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On the Collective Will of the Human Species to Survive
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Nov 2021

23 Nov 2021 – The human will to survive is often uncritically taken for granted, which was of little consequence prior to the advent of the nuclear age in 1945. That the first atomic explosion was the event chosen by the scientific community agreed to signal the advent of the age of the Anthropocene is of added significance.

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Climate Change in an Unjust World
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Nov 2021

23 Nov 2021 – It is a great pleasure to participate once again in this annual Congress on Agricultural and Food Ethics. The fact that it coincides with the UN COP-26 Summit on CC taking place is especially appropriate.

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Fiddling as Rome Burns: While the U.S. and China Prepare for War, USA Pundits Dither
Richard E. Rubenstein – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Nov 2021

Those in the USA beating the drums of war are driven by concerns they may be unaware: fears that the social fabric is disintegrating, that white rule on a global level is obsolescent, or that their nation’s role as a global hegemon (or “leader”) is ending. The main task of US peace advocates today is to help citizens to understand that preparing for a war with China will not allay any of these fears or solve the problems, which can only happen by confronting the homeland elites that monopolize wealth, power, and social status for their own agendas.

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Climate Challenge Cannot Be Overcome in an Unjust World
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Nov 2021

16 Nov 2021 – Climate Change, Survival, and Justice in Relation to Agricultural and Food Security – The UN COP-26 delivered mixed messages that disappointed a worried world public. Only the future will tell us whether Glasgow was a welcome new beginning or, in Greta Thunberg’s rhetoric, “more blah, blah, blah.”

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(Italiano) Cambiamento Climatico, Sopravvivenza e Giustizia
Richard Falk | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Nov 2021

18 Nov 2021 – Il Raduno sul Cambiamento Climatico ONU COP-26 recentemente concluso a Glasgow ha rilasciato messaggi misti a un pubblico mondiale preoccupato.

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Mind &/or Brain
Michael Brenner - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Nov 2021

8 Nov 2021 – The question of what constitutes ‘thinking’ overlaps the issues of MIND/BRAIN. Defining, delineating and explicating self-awareness, rationality, and logic has been a perplexing challenge since time immemorial. ‘’Discovery’ of the subconscious has enormously complicated these tasks. Advances in neurology add a new dimension to the discourse.

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US Government Boldly Scrutinized: Oliver Stone’s New JFK Documentary Is a Must-Watch
Michael McCaffrey | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Nov 2021

12 Nov 2021 – Stone’s new documentary, ‘JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass’, isn’t perfect, but it’s vitally important.

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Climate Change, Survival, and Justice
Richard Falk – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Nov 2021

The recently concluded UN COP-26 Climate Change Gathering in Glasgow delivered mixed messages to a concerned world public. Only the future will tell whether Glasgow was a welcome new beginning or, in Greta Thunberg’s well-chosen rhetoric, “more blah, blah, blah.”

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Heavens
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Nov 2021

A teacher asks his class,

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Has The World Become Nazi Germany?
Michael J. Talmo - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Nov 2021

3 Nov 2021 – When it comes to resisting any form of tyranny, a common assertion is that if you make any comparisons to Nazi Germany you lose the argument. Really? Consider this:

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Is This a Sputnik Moment? Or a Paranoid Geopolitical Moment?
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Nov 2021

6 Nov 2021 – US Military Interests Are Promoting a Culture of Fear With China – This is a slightly modified interview with Daniel Falcone. It attempts to challenge the pathological geopolitics that diverts attention from climate change and the global justice agenda in a period of growing dangers.

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Michael Jackson 5 Medley (Music Video of the Week)
Michael Jackson and Jackson 5 | Mark Dukes - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Nov 2021

It’s important that current and future generations understand the shock wave this performance created. It not only launched Michael into super-stardom, it had a significant cultural impact. It was the first time, on a global scale, that non-black teens by the millions were idolizing a black artist. Long Live the King!!! Please Click on Watch on YouTube

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Marriage
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Nov 2021

Marriage is the triumph of…

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Colin Powell: In Life and Death
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Oct 2021

Colin Powell died on Monday [18 Oct 2021] at the age of 84. Richard Falk reflects on Powell’s life and the US reaction to his passing including the relevance of identity politics, the question of moderation, his contribution to the horrors of Vietnam and Iraq, and US governmental hypocrisy in the wake of its January 2020 assassination of the comparable Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani.  

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On Denigrating the Humanities
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Oct 2021

18 Oct 2021 – This post reflects on the brutal frankness of this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Professor Joshua Angrist, unqualified rationale for leaving his faculty position at Hebrew University in Jerusalem for a higher paying professorship at MIT. The put down of literature is mindlessly irresponsible and civilizationally obtuse.

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Outgoing U.N. Envoy Says Myanmar Has Spiraled into Civil War
Michelle Nichols | Reuters - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Oct 2021

21 Oct 2021 – Myanmar has spiraled into civil war following a military coup, the outgoing U.N. special envoy on Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, said today, warning that the chance to return to democracy is disappearing and signaling that further targeted sanctions could be helpful.

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Cultures
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Oct 2021

Bacteria…

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The Rebranding of Antisemitism after the Holocaust
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

12 Oct 2021 – This post is concerned with the legacy of the Holocaust as providing antisemitism as a policy tool exploited by Israel and Zionist activists to intensify Palestinian suffering and deflect attention from Israeli wrongdoing. My main contention is that the Holocaust experience accentuated the tendencies of the Zionist movement to be opportunistic in the course of its long effort to attain, little by little, its territorial and ideological goals.

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A Couple for the Road…
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

My wife keeps complaining I never listen to her — or something like that. ** “Why do you answer every question with another question?” “What’s wrong with that?”

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A Call to Practice an Ethic of Care by Sharing Surplus
Howard Richards – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

Given today´s economic science and common sense assume, jobs for everybody, paid for by the products the employees contribute to making, will never happen. There will never be enough employers finding it profitable to hire workers and pay them well to create sustainable good jobs for everyone who needs one.

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(Italiano) Iron Dome Israeliane: la farsa del finanziamento USA
Richard Falk | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

4 Ottobre 2021 – Che gli Stati Uniti paghino il conto per ricostituire la scorta di missili nel sistema difensivo israeliano Iron Dome (Cupola di Ferro) utilizzato durante l’attacco a Gaza in maggio è una caricatura di legalità e giustizia.

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L’ONU 75enne: una storia mista di delusioni e adempimenti
Richard Falk | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

8 Ottobre 2021 – L’ONU: S’impegna aldilà del suo potenziale [“fa a pugni sopra la sua classe di peso”] ? Le pressioni verso l’unità e il bene pubblico globale possono ricostruire un’ONU orientata e autorizzata a servire gli interessi umani piuttosto che quelli nazionali o la geopolitica? Il suo contributo è nella politica simbolica, come “una superpotenza soft power”, il suo segretario generale è quasi solo come una voce rispettata della ragione e dell’empatia o un gentile critico dell’eccesso geopolitico.

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Face Masks: Enough Already
Michael J. Talmo - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

7 Oct 2021 – It’s been over a year-and-a-half since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic and the battle over wearing masks is still going on. Who would have thought? Grow a spine and throw those masks away.

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Consequences
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

A boy brought home a very bad school report.

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Florida’s Republican Governor Awards Medal of Freedom to Che Guevara’s Assassin
Michael Stephen Smith | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

6 Oct 2021 – After Rodriguez ordered Che be shot, his hands were chopped off and shipped to Langley, but not before he stole the Rolex from Che’s corpse that was meant for the son of one of his compatriots in Bolivia.

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The UN after 75: A Mixed Record of Disappointment and Fulfillment
Richard Falk – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Oct 2021

UN: Does It Punch above Its Weight? Can pressures toward unity and global public good remake a UN oriented and empowered to serve the human interest rather than national ones or geopolitics? Its contribution is in symbolic politics, as ‘a soft power superpower,’ its Secretary General being almost alone as a respected voice of reason and empathy or a gentle critic of geopolitical excess.

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Reacting to Crime by Waging War(s) – 9/11+9/12: Compounding Tragedy
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Sep 2021

20/22 Sep 2021 – Greater transformative effects resulted from 9/12 than the tragic events of 9/11 due to the vengeful recklessness of the U.S. response. It is a reflection of the deficiencies of political pedagogy and journalistic priorities in the US that despite all that has happened at home and abroad in the course of the last twenty years virtually no distinct attention is given to 9/12.

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ShadowDragon: Inside the Social Media Surveillance Software That Can Watch Your Every Move
Michael Kwet | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Sep 2021

21 Sep 2021 – A Michigan State Police contract obtained by The Intercept sheds new light on the use of a little-known surveillance software that helps law enforcement and corporations watch people’s social media and other activities—the product of a growing industry.

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Culture
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Sep 2021

A boy asks, “Father, where is the equator?”

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(Italiano) Invertire la marcia verso l’auto-distruzione?
Howard Richards | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Sep 2021

Sì, è ancora possibile invertire la marcia verso l’auto-distruzione. Oggi non esistono più i conflitti d’interesse che hanno creato l’insostenibile mondo odierno.

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(Italiano) Il ritiro USA/NATO dall’Afghanistan è soddisfacente?
Richard E. Rubenstein | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Sep 2021

Alcuni “costruttori di pace” dicono di No!

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What a Travesty! Iron Dome Subsidy
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Sep 2021

25 Sep 2021 – For the US to pay the bill for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system used during the Gaza attack in May is a travesty of law and justice. And to gain support for such a measure by a vote of 420-9 in the U.S. House of Representatives should be an embarrassment for the strategic rationality of American foreign policy.

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The COVID-19 “Vaccine” and the Nuremberg Code: Crimes against Humanity, Genocide
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | Global Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Sep 2021

• EU/EEA/Switzerland to 11 Sep 2021: 24,528 Covid-19 injection related deaths and 2,292,967 injuries
• UK to 1 Sep 2021: 1,632 Covid-19 injection related deaths and 1,186,844 injuries
• USA to 3 Sep 2021: 14,506 Covid-19 injection related deaths and 3,146,691 injuries
• TOTAL for EU/UK/USA: 40,666 Covid-19 injection related deaths and 6,626,502 injuries on 15 Sep 2021

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