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UN Told Failure to Deal with Diversity Is Root Cause of Wars
Edith M. Lederer | AP News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

One by one, South Africa’s former president Thabo Mbeki listed African countries Tuesday [12 Oct] where the failure to deal with diversity was a root cause of conflict, from the Biafran war in Nigeria in the late 1960s to the current clashes in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. He also cited “the centrality of failure properly to manage diversity” in the conflicts in Congo, Burundi, Ivory Coast and Sudan.

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From Sci-Fi to Reality: How the US Space Force Launched a Digital Revolution
Nathan Strout | Defense News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

11 Oct 2021 – All courtesy of the well-educated but  passive masses who accept the falsehood that Armed Forces are a deterrent.

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The Cult of the Vaccine
Matt Taibbi | TK News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

8 Oct 2021 – “The Jab” Is Just the Latest Story to Be Reported as Mantra

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Kishida Elected as Japan’s PM, Calls Election for October 31
Al Jazeera News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

4 Oct 2021 – Fumio Kishida was formally elected as Japan’s prime minister today. A 64-year-old former foreign minister with an image as a consensus builder, he has called a parliamentary election for 31 Oct and promised to bolster the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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What Went Right This Week: Historic Malaria Vaccine for Africa Gets Go-Ahead, plus more Positive News
Sarah LaBrecque | Positive News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

7 Oct 2021 – The WHO gave the nod for a malaria vaccine to be rolled out to much of Africa, an indigenous group officially named a new species for the first time, and a global citizens’ assembly was announced for Cop26, plus.

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Eric Schmidt Cashes in on Artificial Intelligence Arms Race
Dan Cohen | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Sep 2021

21 Sep 2021 – As the Pentagon drives a hi-tech arms race to maintain its global military superiority, ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt is the man at the center. How the U.S. empire’s drive to control the world using Silicon Valley technology creates the possibility of a devastating war.

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The Empire’s Last Stand
Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Sep 2021

20 Sep 2021 – The origins of the first Cold War have been hopelessly blurred in the histories. We can watch this time. It is occurring before our eyes. I venture a prediction. When enough people begin to resist the madness and we begin to get somewhere, Cold War II will turn out to be the American empire’s last stand.

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Swastika, the Ancient Symbol That Was Hijacked by Evil
Bhakta dasa | ISKCON News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Sep 2021

25 Sep 2021 – The Hon Premier of Victoria, Australia announced that his Government was going to recommend a prohibition of the Swastika symbol as anti-Semitic and racial tension is raising its ugly head by some far-right Neo-Nazi groups. We strongly oppose the prohibition or criminalization of our ancient, auspicious, holy symbol–the Swastika, as it predates by millennia the hateful use of Hakenkreuz by the Nazis.

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Gorgon Stare, the Latest in Mass Surveillance
Ann Garrison | Black Star News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Sep 2021

17 Sep 2021 – U.S. wars in foreign nations always come home. The latest example is “Gorgon Stare,” wide angle surveillance planes, used in Iraq and Afghanistan, that have now been brought home to an urban area near you. “Gorgon Stare” is named for the three Gorgons in Greek mythology, snakeheaded sisters whose stare could turn a person to stone.

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Breakthrough Strategy: The Earth Constitution & the United Nations
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Sep 2021

16 Sep 2021 – The public is largely unaware that forming a world federal union government is the solution to critical world problems, or that the Earth Constitution is the key to the needed changes. The United Nations, hampered by its fatally flawed Charter, is trying to resolve global problems with one hand tied behind its back.

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What Went Right This Week: Indigenous Climate Wins, Plus More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Sep 2021

16 Sep 2021 – How Indigenous resistance reined in fossil fuels, why Britain is more united than we think, the rise of edible playgrounds, plus…

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Why Is Biden Prosecuting Assange for Telling the Truth about Afghanistan?
Daniel Ellsberg, Alice Walker and Noam Chomsky | Newsweek - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Sep 2021

The Biden administration is stubbornly pursuing the extradition of Julian Assange, who exposed the corrupt motives and doomed policies behind the War on Terror. Biden stuck to his word and finally ended the war in Afghanistan. But he cannot close this chapter with the man who told the truth about that war still in prison.

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Geopolitics, Profit, and Poppies: How the CIA Turned Afghanistan into a Failed Narco-State
Alan MacLeod | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

The war in Afghanistan has looked a lot like the war on drugs in Latin America and previous colonial campaigns in Asia, with a rapid militarization of the area and the empowerment of pliant local elites.

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What Went Right This Week: Taming Big Tech to Protect Kids, plus…
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Sep 2021

2 Sep 2021 – A digital privacy code for children came into effect in the UK, campaigners delayed an oil drilling project in Scotland, bearded vultures had a record season in Spain, plus.

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Amazon: In the World’s Largest Reservoir of Biodiversity, Two-Thirds of Species Have Lost Habitat to Fire and Deforestation
Georgina Gustin | Inside Climate News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Sep 2021

1 Sep 2021 – A new report finds that up to 85 percent of threatened animal and plant species have had their habitat damaged by mining, agriculture or logging.

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Dad Strips at School Board Meeting to Make a Point about Mask Mandates (video)
Global News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Aug 2021

23 Aug 2021 – A father stripped out of his suit and down to his underwear during a School District Board meeting today, in a creative attempt to argue for mandatory masking at his child’s high school. Hilarious!

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We Failed Afghanistan, Not the Other Way Around
Matt Taibbi | TK News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Aug 2021

19 Aug 2021 – MSNBC rails against the “fantastically corrupt elite” on the ground that ruined the Afghan mission, but the real corruption was our own.

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What Went Right This Week: Scotland’s Minimum Income Plan, plus More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Aug 2021

26 Aug 2021 – Scotland announced plans for a minimum income to tackle poverty, Qatar took tentative steps towards democracy, and Denmark and Costa Rica sought to hasten the end of fossil fuels, plus the week’s other positive news.

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Afghanistan: We Never Learn
Matt Taibbi | TK News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Aug 2021

16 Aug 2021 – US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, when asked months ago about a “significant deterioration” of the security in Afghanistan once the USA withdrew, said, “I don’t think it’s going to be something that happens from a Friday to a Monday.” As the Taliban waltzes into Kabul, the look of surprise on the faces of top officials should frighten us most of all.

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What Went Right This Week: How We Saved Earth Before, Plus More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Aug 2021

19 Aug 2021 – Scientists said saving the ozone layer bought us time to tackle the climate crisis, Scotland promised free bikes for disadvantaged children, and Illinois put media literacy on the curriculum, plus.

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John Pilger: A Day in the Death of British Justice
John Pilger | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Aug 2021

12 Aug 2021 – The veteran journalist has covered Julian Assange’s case from the beginning and was in London this week to witness the latest shameful episode. “The reputation of British justice now rests on the shoulders of the High Court in the life or death case of Julian Assange.” Here is his dispatch.

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The IPCC Understated the Need to Cut Emissions from Methane and Other Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, Climate Experts Say
Phil McKenna | Inside Climate News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Aug 2021

12 Aug 2021 – A landmark report on the science of climate change underplays the quick benefit of reducing methane emissions, but the Biden administration says they’re on it, anyway.

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Team Hawaiian Kingdom? Activists Want Some U.S. Olympians to Surf for a Different Homeland
Claire Wang | NBC News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2021

27 Jul 2021 – After decades of whitewashing, Hawai’i sovereignty activists say, the effort is part of an attempt to reclaim the sport’s cultural and spiritual importance in its place of birth.

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What Went Right This Week: Empathy in English Channel, Plus More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2021

29 Jul 2021 – A UK charity criticised for rescuing refugees saw a 2,000 per cent increase in donations, a tool was launched to help endangered species, and Montenegro saw its first same-sex marriage, plus more positive news.

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Rwandans Mourn “Mama Rwanda” Esperance Mukashema
Ann Garrison | Black Star News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2021

27 Jul 2021 – One of the winners of this year’s ‘Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Democracy and Peace Prize’ was Esperance Mukashema, a Tutsi survivor of the Rwandan Genocide who spoke out about the crimes of General Paul Kagame’s Rwandan Patriotic Front army during its four-year war to seize power, which ended in the 1994 genocide.

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What if Socialism (or Communism) Is a Better Deal for Poor People?
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jul 2021

22 Jul 2021 – China’s outstanding economic successes are the worst thing that has ever happened for American capitalists (who control most of the American government). Their fear is that economies that favor socialism or communism will become attractive to Americans, especially its poor people and the middle classes who would stand to benefit.  

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Bangladesh Seeks Russia’s Help in Resolving Rohingya Refugee Crisis
News Desk | WeeklyBlitz – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jul 2021

20 Jul 2021 – Dhaka has made a proposal to Moscow to take a trilateral initiative among Bangladesh, Russia and Myanmar to resolve the Rohingya crisis.

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Riding the Wave: Defense Revenues Rise Despite a Dark 2020
Joe Gould | Defense News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jul 2021

12 Jul 2021 – Defense revenues of the top 100 defense companies in the world climbed for a fifth consecutive year, a sign that fiscal 2020 was good for the industry despite the crippling coronavirus.

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The List Is Here: Find Out How Global Defense Companies Performed in FY20
Mike Gruss | Defense News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jul 2021

12 Jul 2021 – The coronavirus pandemic is not yet over and this year’s Defense News Top 100 list offers hints of how the broader international defense market has coped. The answer is that national security firms have fared well. Very well.

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Germany Establishes New Military Space Command
Vivienne Machi | Defense News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jul 2021

13 Jul 2021 – The German military has announced the creation of a separate command dedicated to space, becoming the latest of a handful of nations prioritizing more resources and missions among the stars

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Even in a Challenging Period, Publicly Traded Defense Stocks Thrive
Scott Sacknoff | Defense News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jul 2021

12 Jul 2021 – From a business perspective, 2020 will be remembered as an incredibly challenging and volatile year. Yet, by mid-2021 investment returns of the defense sector rebounded to historic highs. This remarkable indicator demonstrates just how strong the sector has been.

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Activism Uncensored: Colombia in Chaos
Matt Taibbi | TK News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jul 2021

10 Jul 2021 – Any American correspondent working abroad will tell you: coverage of in-country upheavals are dictated by the nature of the government’s relationship to the United States. If they’re technically allies, protests tend to be portrayed as illegitimate. Hence the dilemma in Colombia. As protests erupt on the streets of a longtime U.S. ally, the Biden administration and the American media wait to see whose side they’re on.

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U.S. Mass Murder by Economic Warfare Mocks the UN and the Teachings of Jesus
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jul 2021

7 Jul 2021 – The United Nations has not been able to protect socialist countries in Latin America from economic warfare by the U.S. At its worst such aggression could be considered to be indirect mass murder — some say genocide. Cuba and Venezuela have been prime targets.

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What Went Right This Week: A Milestone for Lab-Grown Meat, Plus More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Jul 2021

1 Jul 2021 -The world’s first lab-grown meat factory opened, an ‘extinct’ mouse reappeared, and the UK brought forward plans to phase out coal, plus the week’s other positive news.

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What Went Right This Week: England’s New Beauty Spots, Plus More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jun 2021

24 Jun 2021 – England was promised four new areas of outstanding natural beauty, Wales shelved plans to build more roads, and Guinea stamped out Ebola, plus the week’s other positive news.

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What Went Right This Week: A Soaring Conservation Success, Plus More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jun 2021

17 Jun 2021 – Scotland celebrated a conservation success story, the real winner of the Euros was revealed, scientists found a novel use for plastic…

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Inside the Pentagon’s Secret Undercover Army
William M. Arkin | Newsweek - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jun 2021

The largest undercover force the world has ever known is the one created by the Pentagon over the past decade. Some 60,000 people belong to this secret army working under masked identities in a program called “signature reduction.” More than ten times the size of the clandestine elements of the CIA, it carries out domestic and foreign assignments in military uniforms or civilian cover, in real life and online, hiding in private businesses and consultancies, some of them household name companies.

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What Went Right This Week: The Other G7, Plus More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jun 2021

10 Jun 2021 – Art installations cut straight to the point at the G7, Israel became the first nation to ban fur, and a plan was announced for a basic income trial in Wales, plus the week’s other positive news.

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What Went Right This Week: All Hail Citizen Science, Plus More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jun 2021

3 Jun 2021 – The UK’s national parks called on visitors to embrace citizen science, there were signs the EU’s carbon footprint is shrinking, and a woman’s sight was saved by a robot, plus more positive news.

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What Went Right This Week: Low-CO2 Passenger Blimps, Plus More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 May 2021

27 May 2021 – A blimp maker promised low-carbon flights by 2025, Tasmanian devils bred in mainland Australia for the first time in 3,000 years, and scientists invented the ‘holy grail’ of batteries, plus more positive news.

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“Fact-Checking” Takes another Beating
Matt Taibbi | TK News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 May 2021

25 May 2021 – Fact-checkers are great, but the media business keeps trying to solve its credibility problem by misrepresenting what they do.

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Tokyo Doctors Call for Olympics to Be Cancelled over COVID Surge
Al Jazeera News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 May 2021

18 May 2021 – A top medical organisation in Japan has thrown its weight behind calls to cancel the Tokyo Olympics, saying hospitals are already overwhelmed as the country battles a spike in coronavirus infections less than three months from the start of the Summer Games.

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What Went Right This Week: Redefining the ‘Big Five’, Plus More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 May 2021

20 May 2021 – The ‘big five’ was rebooted in the name of conservation, the UK unveiled plans to protect peatlands, and multinationals put disability inclusion on the agenda, plus the week’s other positive news.

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram Militants: Six Reasons They Have Not Been Defeated
Ishaq Khalid | BBC News, Abuja - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 May 2021

17 May 2021 – The phrase that Nigerian militant group Boko Haram had been “technically defeated” is ringing increasingly hollow.

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Hamas’s Negotiating Demands Seem Reasonable
Marc Ash | Reader Supported News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 May 2021

21 May 2021 – “That Israeli forces and police agree to never again enter the al-Aqsa mosque, as they did earlier this month, and that Palestinians living in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in disputed east Jerusalem not be evicted by Jewish settlers from homes their families have lived in since the 1950s.”

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The (Im)Proper Meshing of the Corporate Media and the Military-Industrial Complex
Helen Johnson | The Miscellany News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 May 2021

13 May 2021 – This is the fourth article in a five-part series about the military-industrial-media complex. The third article, “The unprecedented consolidation of the modern media industry has severe consequences,” can be found here.

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Reality
Carlos Latuff | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 May 2021

When Masks Fall Down

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Life After an Eating Disorder
Hannah Partos | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 May 2021

11 May 2021 – As psychiatrists suggest a surge of eating disorders could be on the horizon, prompted partly by the pandemic, Cara Lisette reflects on what has helped her through her experience.

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The Truth about Loneliness
Radhanath Swami | ISKCON News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

1 May 2021 – On Valentine’s Day last year, the BBC launched the largest ever Loneliness Experiment with 55,000 people from around the world. They found that loneliness is as bad for our health as having a long-term illness such as diabetes or high blood pressure, or smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It may reduce our life expectancy by up to 8 years.

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What Went Right This Week: Europe’s First 3D-Printed House, Plus More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

6 May 2021 – A Dutch couple moved into Europe’s first 3D-printed house, UK windfarms broke records, and music was mooted as a treatment for Alzheimer’s, plus the week’s other positive news. A couple moved in to Europe’s first printed house A retired Dutch couple have become Europe’s first inhabitants of a 3D-printed house. Elize […]

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Mumia Abu-Jamal Tests the Limits of What the State Can Do to Any of Us
Ann Garrison | Peace & Planet News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

The United States has 5% of the world’s population but imprisons 25% of the world’s prisoners, and the problem of incarceration, its racist character, is really a reflection of everything that’s wrong with American society.

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Iran Welcomes Signs of Reconciliation from Saudi Arabia
DailyNews [India] - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

30 Apr 2021 – Iran’s Foreign Ministry said yesterday that Iran welcomed signs of reconciliation coming from Saudi Arabia and hoped to put a quick end to their political differences. Iran and Saudi Arabia are both important states in the Islamic world whose cooperation can lead to peace and stability in the region.

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What Went Right This Week: Dutch Bees Buzz Back, and More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

29 Apr 2021 – Efforts to boost bee numbers in Dutch cities appeared to yield results, a malaria vaccine showed promise and a UK supermarket started selling pre-loved clothes, plus the week’s other positive news.

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An Afghanistan Veteran Looks Back on the “First Postmodern War”
Matt Taibbi | TK News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

19 Apr 2021 – Adrian Bonenberger, author of Afghan Post and veteran of two tours, reflects on the withdrawal announcement, the MRAP boondoggle, and reporting fraud.

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Rights Experts Condemn UK Racism Report Attempting to ‘Normalize White Supremacy’
UN News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

19 Apr 2021 – UN independent human rights experts today denounced a government-backed report into racism in the United Kingdom, saying that it further distorted and falsified historical facts, and could even fuel racism and racial discrimination.

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Why “Securing Democracy” Will Be Taught in Journalism Schools
Matt Taibbi | TK News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

24 Apr 2021 – Review: Securing Democracy: My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro’s Brazil – Haters gonna hate, but Glenn Greenwald’s latest is a field guide to bringing home (another) scoop of a lifetime.

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What Went Right This Week: ‘The Right to Disconnect’, Plus more Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Apr 2021

15 Apr 2021 – The ‘right to disconnect’ campaign gathered momentum in the UK, France moved to ban short-haul flights and indigenous Brazilians won a landmark court case, plus the week’s other positive news.

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Corporate Versus Public Control of Science and Technology: Forging a Framework for the 21st Century
Nicholas Freudenberg | STAT News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Apr 2021

2 Apr 2021 – Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity.” Louis Pasteur said that in 1876. Today it would be more accurate to say that science belongs to the corporations and investors that have the money, power, and savvy to secure patents and bring new developments to global markets, a change that threatens human and planetary health.

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The ICC’s Attempt to Place Israel on Par with Terror Armies
Yaakov Lappin | Jewish News Syndicate - TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Apr 2021

8 Apr 2021 – The International Criminal Court’s Feb. 5 decision that it has jurisdiction to investigate alleged war crimes in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem represents a milestone in the politicization of international law.

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What Went Right This Week: Britain’s ‘Greenest Day Ever’, Plus More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Apr 2021

8 Apr 2021 – Britain set a green energy record, bee-friendly face masks launched and seeds were sown for a community farm in Manchester, plus the week’s other positive news.

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Siddhartha Gautama–the Buddha’s Birthday: 8 April (563 – 483 BC)
Good News Network – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Apr 2021

8 Apr – Today is the anniversary of the Buddha’s birth—born Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, the fourth largest religion in the world.

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On Anniversary of MLK’s Death, His Words Are ‘More Relevant’ than Ever, His Son Says
Erik Ortiz | NBC News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Apr 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Five decades later, his family says in a new video, he can help “guide humanity in the right direction.”

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The Disarticulation of Pandemic War Propaganda
Raul Diego | MintPress News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Apr 2021

An investigative analysis takes apart a hackneyed piece of propaganda authored by an international alt-right clique with links to the Pentagon.

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Is Traditional Liberalism Vanishing?
Matt Taibbi | TK News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Apr 2021

3 Apr 2021 – “Mighty Ira,” a documentary about legendary former ACLU chief Ira Glasser, is simultaneously inspiring and unnerving.

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What Went Right This Week: ‘Net-Zero’ Netflix, Hydrogen Jets and More Positive News
Sarah LaBrecque and Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Apr 2021

1 Apr 2021 – Netflix made an ambitious net-zero pledge, beavers returned to Wales and hydrogen planes were scheduled for takeoff, plus more.

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Kosovo Becomes First Muslim Nation to Open Jerusalem Embassy
Michael Daventry | Jewish News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Apr 2021

The Kosovar foreign ministry announced the move in a statement on Sunday [14 Mar 2021], six weeks after it established diplomatic ties with Israel on 1 Feb. It is the second European country and the fourth in the world to open an embassy in Jerusalem.

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Scots Become Automatic Organ Donors under New Law
Joanne Macaulay | BBC Scotland News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Apr 2021

26 Mar 2021 -From today, it is presumed that people have consented to donation unless they have stated otherwise. Everyone in Scotland is now an automatic organ donor.

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COVID-19 and the Economic Agenda
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Economics Laureate | Columbia News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Mar 2021

25 Mar 2021 – While we celebrate the United States’ emergence from the pandemic and the economic recovery, poorer countries face dimmer prospects. They don’t have access to COVID-19 vaccines or to the resources to reignite their economies. Many are burdened by debts that were barely manageable before the pandemic, but are crushing them now. What advanced countries should do to help the developing world recover from the pandemic and its economic aftermath.

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European Union Screams at Eritrea
Ann Garrison | Black Star News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Mar 2021

24 Mar 2021 – The European Union (EU) came out “screaming on the Internet” this week, with all-caps, boldface typography, in a video cloaking its latest imperial moves in comically phony human rights sanctimony.

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Aaugh! A Brief List of Official Russia Claims That Proved to Be Bogus
Matt Taibbi | TK News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Mar 2021

18 Mar 2021 – The Director of National Intelligence releases a report, and the press rushes to kick the football again: Konstantin Kilimnik, a “Russian influence agent” (whatever that means), used “prominent U.S. persons” and “media conduits” to “launder their narratives” to American audiences. Maybe it’s time to start asking for proof in these episodes?

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#R2P Propaganda for US War in Ethiopia Reaches Anarchists and Black Lives Matter
Ann Garrison | Black Star News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Mar 2021

Shortly after the 13 Mar 2021 Black Alliance for Peace webinar on the Horn of Africa, I came across a radio broadcast featuring “Anarchists from the Horn of Africa.” They were presenting the rebellion of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front as the struggle of a grassroots movement for autonomy being violently put down by the Ethiopian central government with the help of neighboring Eritrea.

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The Medical Industrial Complex: Never a Cure to Be Found
Dr. John Reizer | NoFakeNews - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Mar 2021

Not only does the medical industrial complex own the intellectual rights to the named entities, the treatment protocols, the pharmaceutical products, the insurance products that pay for the care, and the hospital corporations, they also control the regulatory agencies, the medical researchers, medical schools, medical curricula, media companies that advertise their drugs, and the newscasts that perform medical cheerleading on a daily basis.

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With Ratings Down, the Networks Hunt for a Trump Replacement
Matt Taibbi | TK News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Mar 2021

16 Mar 2021 – Trump saved the cable news business once. Without him, things are looking bleak again. Who will news outlets find to feed the outrage machine?

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Fukushima Meltdowns Turn Ten, Still Getting Worse
William Boardman | Reader Supported News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Mar 2021

9 Mar 2021 – Fukushima Daiichi’s multiple nuclear reactor meltdowns started ten years ago. They are not over. They are not even close to over. Nuclear disasters don’t ever end. The radioactive danger slowly decays over decades, during which it needs constant safety management. Fukushima continues to be a low-level nuclear disaster, as it has been for ten years.

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460 Dead 243,612 Reported Injuries from COVID19 Vaccines Reported in the U.K.
Brian Shilhavy | Health Impact News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Mar 2021

4 Mar 2021 – The UK Government’s reporting system for COVID vaccine adverse reactions from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency released their latest report today. It covers data collected from 9 Dec 2020 through 21 Feb 2021 for the two experimental COVID vaccines currently in use in the U.K., Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

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Keep Victoire Ingabire in Your Hearts
Ann Garrison | Black Star News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Mar 2021

8 Mar 2021 – At the outset of International Women’s History Month, I’d like to ask Black Star News readers to remember and keep in their hearts one of the most courageous women I know, Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza.

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What Went Right This Week: The Power of the Grassroots, Rare Toads Breed and More Positive News
Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Mar 2021

11 Mar 2021 -Grassroots green efforts were deemed crucial and the world’s oldest known wild bird was revealed to have hatched a chick, plus the week’s other positive news.

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Bill Gates’ Global Agenda and How We Can Resist His War on Life
Prof. Vandana Shiva | Independent Science News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Mar 2021

In March 2015, Bill Gates showed an image of the coronavirus during a TED Talk. The real threat to life, he said, is “not missiles, but microbes.” When the coronavirus pandemic swept over the earth five years later, he revived the war language, describing the pandemic as “a world war.” In fact, the pandemic is not a war. The pandemic is a consequence of war. A war against life. The mechanical mind connected to the money machine of extraction has created the illusion of humans as separate from nature, and nature as dead, inert raw material to be exploited.

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What Went Right This Week: Empathy Ads, the ‘Right to Repair’ and More Positive News
Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Mar 2021

5 Mar 2021 – Billboards promoting empathy appeared in London, Europeans won the ‘right to repair’ and mountain hares were protected in Scotland, plus the week’s other positive news.

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US Bombs Syria & Ridiculously Claims Self Defense
Caitlin Johnstone | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Mar 2021

26 Feb 2021 – So we are being told that the United States launched an airstrike on Syria, a nation it invaded and is illegally occupying, because of attacks on “U.S. locations” in Iraq, another nation the U.S. invaded and is illegally occupying. It is impossible for its actions in either of those countries to be defensive. The U.S. is always necessarily the aggressor.

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What Went Right This Week: Women Rise at FTSE Firms, Plus More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Mar 2021

25 Feb 2021 -The number of FTSE female directors was found to have doubled in five years, a bird missing for nearly two centuries reappeared and plans for a major UK gas power plant were shelved, plus the week’s other positive news.

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The Once-Proud New Yorker Soils Itself in Radioactive Offal
Harvey Wasserman | Reader Supported News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

21 Feb 2021 – Graced by its signature brand of droll, sophisticated cartooning, the magazine’s exquisitely edited screeds have reliably delivered profound analyses of the world’s most pressing issues. But in a breathless, amateurish pursuit of atomic energy, the editorial staff has leapt into a sad sinkhole of radioactive mediocracy.

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Marcuse-Anon: Cult of the Pseudo-Intellectual
TK News by Matt Taibbi - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

16 Feb 2021 – Reviewing “Repressive Tolerance” and other works by Herbert Marcuse, the quack who became America’s most influential thinker.

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The Evolution of Earth’s Tectonic Plates over the Past Billion Years
SciNews - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

8 Feb 2021 – Researchers released a new model of Earth’s tectonic plates evolution over the last billion years.

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NASA’s Mars Rover Successfully Touches Down on the Red Planet
Denise Chow | NBC News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

18 Feb 2021 – NASA kicked off a new era of Mars exploration today with the successful landing of Perseverance, a car-size robotic explorer that will search for traces of ancient life on the planet and collect what could be the first rocky samples from Mars that are sent back to Earth.

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Trump Acquitted in Senate Impeachment Trial for Second Time
NBC News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Feb 2021

14 Feb 2021 – The Senate yesterday acquitted former President Donald Trump in a 57-43 vote in his second impeachment trial. The House impeached Trump last month on a charge of incitement of insurrection in the deadly attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6. Seven Republican senators voted in favor of conviction, short of the 67 total votes needed to bar Trump from running for public office again.

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What Went Right This Week: The Plan to Turn Hills into ‘Batteries’, Plus More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Feb 2021

11 Feb 2021 – Engineers hatched a plan to turn UK hills into ‘batteries’, a new drug offered hope in tackling obesity and the welcome side effects of climate action were revealed, plus the week’s other positive news.

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COVID Fuelling Risk of Recruitment and Use of Children in Armed Conflict, UN and EU Warn on International Day
UN News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Feb 2021

12 Feb 2021 – More children could be pushed into the joining armed forces and armed groups due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, senior United Nations and European Union (EU) officials said on International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, observed yesterday.

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Myanmar Coup: What Is Happening and Why?
Alice Cuddy | BBC News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

2 Feb 2021 – Myanmar hit headlines around the world on Monday [1 Feb] when its military seized control. The country’s leader, [Nobel Peace Laureate] Aung San Suu Kyi, and members of her party are thought to be under house arrest.

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CNA Nursing Home Whistleblower: Seniors Are Dying like Flies after COVID Injections!
Brian Shilhavy | Health Impact News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

26 Jan 2021 – James is a Certified Nursing Assistant and he recorded this video as a whistleblower. He reports that in 2020 very few residents in the nursing home where he works got sick with COVID, and none of them died during the entire year of 2020. However, shortly after administering the Pfizer experimental mRNA injections, 14 died within two weeks, and he reports that many others are near death.

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Senior Officials Call on Israel to Halt West Bank Demolitions and Respect International Law
UN News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

5 Feb 2021 – Three high-level UN officials today issued a statement calling for Israel to end demolitions in the occupied West Bank, after meeting with members of a Bedouin community ousted from their homes earlier this week in the northern Jordan Valley, while their belongings were “seized or destroyed”. 

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Suck It, Wall Street
TK News by Matt Taibbi - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Feb 2021

29 Jan 2021 – In a blowout comedy for the ages, finance pirates take it up the clacker. The day-trading followers of a two-million-subscriber Reddit forum called “wallstreetbets” decide to keep short-sellers from laying waste to video game company GameStop, betting it up in defiance of the Street. Worth $6 four months ago, the stock went to $43.03 on Jan 21st, to $147.98 on the 26th, to an incredible $347.51 on January 27th. Short-selling hedge fund Melvin Capital was forced to close out its position at a cost of nearly $3 billion.

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The Psychology of Nuclear Disarmament: Only a Democratic Federal World Union Is Realistic
Roger Kotila | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Feb 2021

25 Jan 2021 – In international relations, multilateralism refers to an alliance of multiple countries pursuing a common goal. Unfortunately, history shows that agreements based upon treaties are eventually broken or ignored.  Time and time again, particularly with the more powerful, treaties are discarded when seen as inconvenient. 

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What Went Right This Week: US Climate Action, Plus More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jan 2021

21 Jan 2021 – US president Joe Biden signed executive orders aimed at tackling the climate crisis, the Dominican Republic approved a bill to end child marriage and jaguars roamed Argentina’s wetlands for the first time in 70 years, plus more positive news.

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MLK’s Warning of America’s Spiritual Death
Gary G. Kohls, MD | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

From the Archive: A half century ago, The New York Times accused Martin Luther King Jr. of “slander” for decrying the Vietnam War and The Washington Post detected “unsupported fantasies” in his speech, recalled more favorably by Gary G. Kohls–originally published on 19 Jan 2014; slightly edited for time element.

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Biden’s Nominee for CIA Director
John Kiriakou | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

11 Jan 2021 – If there must be a CIA, I feel better with Bill Burns being in charge of it.

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Nutrition to Treat and Prevent COVID-19
Doctor Y, Andrew W. Saul, and Robert G. Smith | Orthomolecular Medicine News Service - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

17 Jan 2021 – Speaking out on nutritional therapy for COVID-19 is risky for medical doctors. Yet another physician is being threatened by his state licensing board for writing what you are about to read. We are not calling him/her “Doctor Y” on a whim, but rather by necessity.

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Pro-Trump Crackpots Invade the Capitol, Beware a Draconian Response
Ann Garrison | Black Star News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jan 2021

7 Jan 2021 – How much can we trust corporate media accounts of the Capitol riot on Wednesday, January 6? In no time at all there were claims of Russian involvement. And President-elect Biden has already said he’ll increase budgets for handling domestic terrorism. Will that include the “Black identity extremists” that the FBI identified as a domestic threat in 2019?

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What Went Right This Week: Hope for Stabilising the Climate, Plus More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jan 2021

7 Jan 2021 – Scientists said the climate could stabilise with decisive action, Norway pulled ahead in the race to drive combustion engines off the road and the US state of Georgia elected its first black senator – plus the week’s other positive news.

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Wednesday’s Other Story
Matt Taibbi | TK News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jan 2021

8 Jan 2021 – On the Case of Julian Assange, and Fearing Empire More Than Fearing Trump – Just before the madness at the Capitol broke out Wednesday [6 Jan], news came from London. Julian Assange, who seemed Monday to be the luckiest man alive when a judge denied an American request to extradite him, was now denied bail.

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