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How US Marines Are Being Reshaped for China ‘Threat’
Jonathan Marcus | BBC News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Feb 2023

1 Feb 2023 – The US military commitment to the Pacific was underlined in a White House meeting between the leaders of the US and Japan. But behind the scenes, this renewed focus on Asia has sparked a fierce debate within one of its most fabled military forces.

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Palestinians Are Not Liars: Confronting the Violence of Media Delegitimization
Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Feb 2023

30 Jan 2023 – Palestinian journalists pay a heavy price for carrying out their mission of spreading the truth about the Israeli oppression of Palestinians. Their work is critical not only to balanced media coverage but to the very cause of justice and freedom in Palestine. However, the harm inflicted on Palestinian journalists is not only physical and material. They are also constantly exposed to a very subtle but equally dangerous threat: the constant delegitimization of their work.

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How a Drug Company Made $114 Billion by Gaming the US Patent System
Rebecca Robbins | The New York Times/Reader Supported News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Feb 2023

30 Jan 2023 – AbbVie for years delayed competition for its blockbuster drug Humira, at the expense of patients and taxpayers. The monopoly is about to end.

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Twitter Files & the Death of Russiagate (Matt Taibbi, Chris Hedges, John Kiriakou)
Joe Lauria | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Feb 2023

1 Feb 2023 – Matt Taibbi joins CN Live! to discuss the implications of his Twitter Files revelations, including his latest on Hamilton 68 and its fatal blow to the Russiagate narrative. With Chris Hedges and John Kiriakou.

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Earth Constitution: Only A Democratic World Federal Government Is Realistic
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Feb 2023

2 Feb 2023 – The Constitution for the Federation of Earth (aka Earth Constitution) is a blueprint for an emerging democratic world federal government — an Earth Federation movement led by the  World  Constitution & Parliament Association to replace the United Nations system stymied with its obsolete and fatally flawed Charter.  

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Why Bonnie Raitt’s “Just Like That” Is a Song for the Ages
Harvey Wasserman | Reader Supported News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Feb 2023

4 Feb 2023 – In an era when cruelty and greed run rampant, human kindness is at an ultimate premium. Of all the emotions our species finds in desperately short supply, compassion and empathy top the list.

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Germany Risks Forgetting Its History
Scott Ritter | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Feb 2023

31 Jan 2023 – Two days before Holocaust Remembrance Day last week, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, under heavy pressure from Washington, announced that Germany would send 14 Leopard tanks to Ukraine breaking the self-imposed constraints on the military’s role in German foreign policy in place since the end of WWII.

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The Nightmare of NATO Equipment Being Sent to Ukraine
Scott Ritter | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Jan 2023

24 Jan 2023 – The West’s recent approval of more military assistance for Kiev risks nuclear nightmare, fails Ukrainian expectations, and rebukes the WWII history enshrined in a prominent Soviet war memorial in Berlin. Today the White House decided that it would send about 30 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, a political cover for Germany that decided to ship 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Kiev.

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Remembering Robert Parry, Who Died 5 Yrs Ago Today
Nat Parry | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Jan 2023

27 Jan 2023 – The founder of Consortium News died five years ago today. Robert Parry had an illustrious career as an investigative reporter for the Associated Press, Newsweek and PBS Frontline, best-known for his revelations in the Iran Contra scandal and the October Surprise.

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‘The Government Killed Him’: A Tribute to Activist and Programmer Aaron Swartz 10 Years after His Death
Maximillian Alvarez | The Real News Network – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

13 Jan 2023 – As a computer programmer, Swartz changed the internet forever and fiercely fought against the privatization of knowledge. The federal government persecuted him for it until his death by suicide in 2013.

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Glenn Greenwald: US Government Doesn’t Care about Spreading Democracy
Tucker Carlson interviews Glenn Greenwald | FOX News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

9 Dec 2022 – The USA is spreading democracy on the other side of the world by sending billions of taxpayers’ dollars in weapons to Ukraine, whose war is being orchestrated and fueled by US and NATO. If you want to believe the fairy tale that the US government goes to war to spread democracy, then Ukraine is not the place for you.

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Pelé (23 Oct 1940 – 29 Dec 2022), Brazil’s Mighty King of ‘Beautiful Game,’ Has Died
Tales Azzoni and Mauricio Savarese | AP News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jan 2023

29 Dec 2022 – Pelé, the Brazilian king of soccer who won a record three World Cups and became one of the most commanding sports figures of the last century, died today. He was 82. The standard-bearer of “the beautiful game” had undergone treatment for colon cancer since 2021. RIP

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On the Influence of Neo-Nazism in Ukraine
Joe Lauria | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jan 2023

29 Dec 2022 – A short history of neo-Nazism in Ukraine in response to NewsGuard’s charge that Consortium News published false content about its extent. 

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Former Pope Benedict XVI (16 Apr 1927 – 31 Dec 2022) Passes Away
Vatican News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jan 2023

31 Dec 2022 – Following the announcement of the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI today at the age of 95, we look back at his long life and its main highlights with the following official biography.

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Daniel Ellsberg: Indict Me Too
Joe Lauria | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Dec 2022

7 Dec 2022 – Daniel Ellsberg has called on the U.S. to indict him for having the same unauthorized possession of classified material as Julian Assange. Ellsberg follows the Cryptome.org founder who has also invited prosecution.

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Moral High Ground
Carlos Latuff | MintPress News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Dec 2022

Are you serious?  Really??  Wow!

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Cryptome Founder Asks to Be Indicted with Assange
Joe Lauria | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Dec 2022

30 Nov 2022 – John Young, the founder of the Cryptome website, has asked the U.S. Justice Department to also indict him as he published un-redacted State Dept. files before WikiLeaks did.

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Be It Resolved: Don’t Trust Mainstream Media
Matt Taibbi | TK News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Dec 2022

1 Dec 2022 – My Opening Remarks for the Munk Debates in Toronto Tonight

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The COVID Pandemic Farce Served as a Trial Balloon for the New World Order
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò | LifeSiteNews – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Nov 2022

22 Nov 2022 – Viganò’s Address to Medical Doctors for Covid Ethics International – “There can be no neutrality, because when there is a clash between two armies, those who choose not to fight are also making a choice that affects the outcome of the battle.”

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Largesse: US Air Force Seeks the Aircraft Equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife
Stephen Losey | Defense News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Nov 2022

7 Nov 2022 – Preparing for a potential fight against China, weighing limited budgets and fleets, and looking for more capabilities from existing aircraft: if a C-130 can act as bomber, a bomber can serve as a cargo plane, the argument goes. Toys for the boys.

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Revealed: The Former Israeli Spies Working in Top Jobs at Google, Facebook and Microsoft
Alan MacLeod | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Nov 2022

31 Oct 2022 – A MintPress study has found that hundreds of former agents of the Israeli spying organization, Unit 8200, have positions of influence in the biggest tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon. The Israeli Defense Forces’ Unit 8200 is infamous for surveilling the indigenous Palestinian population.

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German Air Chief: F-35 Buy Safe despite Rising Inflation Costs
Vivienne Machi | Defense News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Oct 2022

25 Oct 2022 – Rising prices for everything have put some of Berlin’s up-arming plans into question. The air force’s multibillion-euro F-35 program, however, is expected to weather inflation-related cost increases intact, according to the service’s chief of staff.

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Strategy to Open the Door for a New UN and for an Earth Constitution
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Oct 2022

29 Oct 2022 – The United Nation’s primary job is to end war. It hasn’t worked. It could not prevent the devastating criminal invasion of Iraq by the US, and now it’s Russia against US/Ukraine. To add to the frustrating madness, US/NATO promises a future war against China over Taiwan. The UN needs a world federal constitution.

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U.S. Military News Roundup
Defense News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Oct 2022

18 Oct 2022 – Thought-provoking Commentary and News on War and Destruction – Sponsored by The Boeing Company

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The Chris Hedges Report: Noam Chomsky (Part 1)
The Real News Network – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Oct 2022

21 Oct 2022 – In a wide-ranging discussion, Noam Chomsky and Chris Hedges discuss the war in Ukraine, the rising tide of global fascism, the climate catastrophe, and the role left to public intellectuals in an increasingly restrictive and censored media environment.

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Australia Reverses Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital
Al Jazeera News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Oct 2022

18 Oct 2022 – Australia says it will no longer recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing a decision taken by the previous administration in 2018. Foreign Minister Penny Wong says government reiterates commitment to two-state solution.

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Pipelines v. USA
Scott Ritter | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Oct 2022

12 Oct 2022 – Intent, motive and means: People serving life sentences in U.S. prisons have been convicted on weaker grounds than the circumstantial evidence against Washington for the attack on the Nord Stream pipelines.

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Brazil Votes in Tense Election: Bolsonaro vs. Lula
Al Jazeera News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Oct 2022

2 Oct 2022 – Divisive polls head into second round after far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro did better than polls had suggested. The second-round vote will take place on October 30.

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A New UN to Prevent the Sacrifice of Europe to the Nuclear Gods
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Oct 2022

The UN is stymied by its fatally flawed Charter.  Despite the fact that the original purpose of the UN is to end “the scourge of war,” it has failed time and time again.  While the UN has done much good, the world has seen over 250 wars since the Charter was signed. 

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The Timing of the Pipeline Attack
Joe Lauria | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Oct 2022

28 Sep 2022 – The U.S. had already forced Germany to shut down Nord Stream 2 but there are signs that an end to the Ukraine war would have put it back online. Why then did someone attack the pipeline on Monday [26 Sep], releasing the gas it contained into the Baltic Sea?

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John Pilger’s 2014 Warning about Ukraine
John Pilger | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2022

24 Sep 2022 – In an article on May 13, 2014 in The Guardian, republished here, John Pilger warned the “U.S. is threatening to take the world to war” over Ukraine, words that have taken on new meaning.

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The Israel Files: WikiLeaks Docs Show Top Hollywood Producers Working with Israel to Defend Its War Crimes
Alan MacLeod | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2022

23 Sep 2022 – Exploring and highlighting the many revelations about the Israeli occupation of Palestine that WikiLeaks documents disclosed in hopes of shedding light on many of the most important and underreported revelations the publishing group exposed. 

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Reaping the Whirlwind
Scott Ritter | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2022

22 Sep 2022 – “A permanent member of the UNSC invaded its neighbor, attempted to erase a sovereign state from the map,” Biden said. “Russia has shamelessly violated the core tenets of the UN Charter.” History, however, is a harsh mistress, where facts become inconvenient to perception; through the prism of historical fact, the narrative being promulgated by Biden becomes flipped.

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Myanmar Spiraling ‘from Bad to Worse, to Horrific’, Human Rights Council Hears
UN News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2022

21 Sep 2022 – Since the Myanmar military launched its “disastrous” coup last year, UN-appointed independent human rights expert Tom Andrews said today that conditions have worsened, “by any measure”.

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The Historic Collapse of Journalism
Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Sep 2022

Accuracy no longer matters. Witnessing no longer matters. Conformity matters.

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IMF Tells Bolivia to Drop Its Successful Economic Model
Kawsachun News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Sep 2022

16 Sep 2022 – The IMF released a report today on the Bolivian economy in which it recommends adopting drastic neoliberal measures, including; reducing workers’ salaries, cutting public investments, and ending currency controls. These policies have turned Bolivia from one of the poorest countries in the region into it’s fastest-growing economy. 

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Queen Elizabeth II Has Died
BBC News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Sep 2022

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. She died peacefully on Thursday [8 Sep] afternoon at her Scottish estate. The Queen came to the throne in 1952. RIP

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A Warning from Chomsky and Ellsberg
Paul Jay | theAnalysis-news – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Sep 2022

In their 90s, the two men tirelessly fight to warn people of the need for urgent action to deal with climate change and the threat of nuclear war. Joining Paul Jay, they discuss the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the war in Ukraine, and the climate crisis.

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Getting It Wrong on Ukraine
Scott Ritter | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Sep 2022

1 Sep 2022 – Bill Arkin and his employers at Newsweek seem to be content with serving as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s stenographers, putting out stories which have not, and will not, stand the test of time. Arkin is a prisoner of his sources, a problem that pervades Western reporting on the conflict in Ukraine.

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UN Review Conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Declared a Failure
Thalif Deen | IDN-InDepthNews - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Sep 2022

30 Aug 2022 – A Four-Week Festival of Double Standards, Hypocrisy and Lying by Nuclear States – The 10th NPT Review Conference didn’t fail because it couldn’t produce a final document but because the nuclear-armed states haven’t made good on their nuclear disarmament. “This result is terminally unserious, and a total abdication of responsibility in the face of an unacceptably dangerous global situation.” — ICAN Director Beatrice Fihn

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Mikhail Gorbachev, Last Soviet Leader, Dead at 91
Matt Murphy and Robert Greenall | BBC News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Sep 2022

31 Aug 2022 – Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet leader who brought the Cold War to a peaceful end, died yesterday aged 91. RIP

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U.S. Military Space Report
Defense News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Sep 2022

31 Aug 2022 – Thought-provoking Commentary and News on War and Destruction

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The Instinctive Distrust of Big Media
Nat Parry | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Aug 2022

19 Aug 2022 – US citizens’ trust in the media has reached all time lows, with just 11 percent expressing confidence in television news and 16 percent expressing confidence in newspapers. These are the startling findings of Gallup’s latest survey of US attitudes about the media.

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Deliberate Misrepresentation: Western Media Bias Makes Possible Israeli War of Aggression against Palestinians
Ramzy Baroud | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Aug 2022

26 Aug 2022 – While US and western mainstream and corporate media remain biased in favor of Israel, they often behave as if they are a third, neutral party. This is simply not the case. The deadly Israeli wars on Gaza are made possible, not only by western weapons and political support, but through an endless stream of media misinformation and misrepresentation.

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New Polls Show almost No One Trusts Our Media Anymore
Lee Camp | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Aug 2022

15 Aug 2022 – Gone are the days when the CIA secretly infiltrated American newsrooms, craftily tricking people into believing U.S. government propaganda was the real news. Putting the CIA in every newsroom was a clandestine project called Operation Mockingbird, and it paid mighty dividends.

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Ukraine ‘Testing Ground’ Shaping US Network, Electronic Warfare Effort
Colin Demarest | Defense News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Aug 2022

17 Aug 2022 – Fierce battles being waged in Ukraine are showcasing cyber and electronic warfare and their consequences for connectivity and communications, according to the deputy commanding general at U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

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Why the U.S. Is the Main Obstacle to Nuclear Disarmament
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Aug 2022

18 Aug 2022 – The Pentagon has made no secret of its goal of military “full spectrum dominance,” with the added delusional claim that the U.S. is “exceptional” and justified in establishing and maintaining an American empire. What’s wrong with this picture?

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Completing Rotation in Less Than 24-Hours, Earth Creates Record for Shortest Day
The Universal News Network - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Aug 2022

3 Aug 2022 – On July 29, the Earth broke its record for the shortest day as it completed a full spin in 1.59 milliseconds less than its standard 24-hour rotation. The planet recently has been increasing its speed. Back in 2020, the Earth saw its shortest month that has ever been recorded since the 1960s.

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Hiroshima at 77: Another Hiroshima Is Coming — Unless We Stop It Now
John Pilger | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Aug 2022

3 Aug 2022 – Hiroshima and Nagasaki were acts of premeditated mass murder unleashing a weapon of intrinsic criminality. It was justified by lies that form the bedrock of 21st century U.S. war propaganda, casting a new enemy, and target: China.

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Business as Usual for the Death Industry
Defense News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Aug 2022

Thought-Provoking Commentary & Opinions

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Behind the Drought and Food Deficits in Africa
Abayomi Azikiwe | Pan-African News Wire – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jul 2022

19 Jul 2022 – The world is facing a combination of imperialist interventions, climate change and the burgeoning economic crisis of world capitalism.

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Angola Mourns Ex-President Jose Eduardo dos Santos
Africanews | AFP – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jul 2022

9 Jul 2022 – Angolans eulogized former President Jose Eduardo dos Santos who died yesterday in Spain. He was 79 and ruled Angola for 38 years. Born 28 Aug. 1942 to immigrant parents from the archipelago of São Tome, dos Santos was raised in the poor Luanda neighborhood of Sambizanga. His father was a builder, his mother a maid.

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The Financial Bubble Era Comes Full Circle
Matt Taibbi | TK News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jul 2022

9 Jul 2022 – An Unstable Encounter with a $50 Billion Stablecoin

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Quotes on War and Peace, the UN, and the Earth Constitution
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jul 2022

7 Jul 2022 – You can smell it.  US Empire doubling down on war preparations. Ukraine is now armed with over US$ 40 billion in order for Ukrainians to die to the last man to weaken Russia.  North Americans promise military support to Taiwan so they, too, can die for Empire… to weaken China.

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US Supreme Court Ruling on Environmental Protection ‘a Setback in Our Fight against Climate Change’
UN News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jul 2022

30 Jun 2022 – The ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court against the Environmental Protection Agency today is “a setback in our fight against climate change,” said the UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric.

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Assange Put on Suicide Watch after Patel Decision, Father Says
Joe Lauria | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jun 2022

22 Jun 2022 – John Shipton said Julian Assange was stripped naked and put in an empty cell to prevent him from killing himself over the home secretary’s decision to sign his extradition order.

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The Paradoxical Seeds of the Holocaust: Oppression and Death Live on in the Apartheid State
Miko Peled | MintPress News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jun 2022

26 Jun 2022 – It is becoming increasingly difficult for Israel and the agencies that promote Zionism around the world to portray Zionism in rosy colors.

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Multiple Articles on U.S. Militarism, Weapons, War Preparations
Defense News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jun 2022

22 Jun 2022 – Thought-provoking Commentary and News on War and Destruction – Military Space Report

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UK’s Bid to Export Some Refugees to Rwanda, ‘All Wrong’, Says UN Refugee Chief
UN News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2022

13 Jun 2022 – UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, today dismissed the British government’s proposal to process United Kingdom-bound asylum seekers in Rwanda, describing the offshore deal between the two countries announced in April, as “all wrong”.

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Doctor’s Orders: ‘Do Not Extradite Assange’
Doctors for Assange | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2022

13 Jun 2022 – Ahead of the U.K. Home Secretary’s decision on whether to extradite Julian Assange to the United States, a group of more than 300 doctors representing 35 countries have told Priti Patel that approving his extradition would be “medically and ethically unacceptable”.

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African Union Leaders Meet with Russian Government amid Escalating Food Crisis
Abayomi Azikiwe | Pan-African News Wire – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jun 2022

3 Jun 2022 – The Russian special military operations in neighboring Ukraine have brought to the surface a number of persistent economic problems which have plagued the world since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that emerged during the early months of 2020.

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Multiple Articles on U.S. Militarism, Weapons, War Preparations in Space
Defense News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jun 2022

8 Jun 2022 – Thought-provoking Commentary and News on War and Destruction – Military Space Report

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Chad Declares Food Emergency While International Agencies Sound the Alarm
Abayomi Azikiwe | Pan-African News Wire – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jun 2022

9 Jun 2022 – There have been 20 hunger hotspots listed by UN humanitarian organizations while underlying problems remain unaddressed. Two of the major UN agencies are warning of the potential for widespread hunger and famine in several geopolitical regions of the world.

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Italy Drops Last COVID Entry Rules, Ditches Testing and Vaccination Restrictions
Nichola Daunton | Euronews - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jun 2022

1 Jun 2022 – Italy will abolish all entry rules for international travellers from June 1. At present, unvaccinated tourists need to take a test before visiting the country – but this rule expires on May 31. Italy’s Health Ministry have indicated that it “will not be extended,” marking the end of all entry restrictions on travellers.

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Phase Three in Ukraine
Scott Ritter | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jun 2022

30 May 2022 – No amount of western military aid has been able to prevent Russia from achieving its military objective of liberating the entire territories of both Lugansk and Donetsk as Phase Three begins.

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The New Iron Curtain
Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 May 2022

16 May 2022 – The Ukraine crisis proves to be Europe’s crucible and Europe proves a profound disappointment.

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When Is a TV News Interview Not Just an Interview?
Matt Taibbi and Matt Orfalea | TK News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 May 2022

When TV News Won’t Identify Defense Lobbyists – As war rages, viewers watch commercials for weapons dealers, often without knowing it.

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PayPal Cancels Consortium News Account–May Seize Balance
Joe Lauria | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 May 2022

1 May 2022 – PayPal has canceled CN’s account without any prior notice or due process and with virtually no explanation. The online payment system gave no warning or reason and indicated that only if “applicable” will the balance be returned.

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Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Elites’ War to Rule the World
Fritz Pointer | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 May 2022

4 May 2022 – We can date the beginning of the war in Ukraine to October 2002, when the Project for the New American Century was published for the Pentagon and clearly and unambiguously stated U.S. foreign policy for the 21st century: “Full Spectrum Dominance.” That is, to dominate militarily the nations, peoples and resources of the entire world. Not “Full Spectrum” or Global Peace, Diplomacy or Cooperation, but Domination. 

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PayPal’s IndyMedia Wipeout
Matt Taibbi | TK News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 May 2022

3 May 2022 – A series of moves against media outlets by PayPal shows the next step in speech control: confiscation. Why won’t the company answer questions?

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An Intellectual No-Fly Zone: Online Censorship of Ukraine Dissent Is Becoming the New Norm
Alan MacLeod | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 May 2022

25 Apr 2022 – Google has sent a warning shot across the world, ominously informing media outlets, bloggers, and content creators that it will no longer tolerate certain opinions when it comes to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Old Propaganda, New Cold War

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Nicaragua Expels the Organization of American States (OAS)
Kawsachun News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 May 2022

25 Apr 2022 – “We will not have a presence in any of the instances of that diabolical instrument of the misnamed OAS. Its local branch has been closed” reads the communique released by the Foreign Ministry yesterday.

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‘Crushing Dissent’ with George Galloway, Chris Hedges, Scott Ritter and Jill Stein
Joe Lauria and Elizabeth Vos | Consortium News Live – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Apr 2022

14 Apr 2022 – Join us as we examine the information warfare being waged to enforce a single narrative about the war in Ukraine. It may be worse than McCarthyism, which was defeated by its own excesses. Our guests have been targets of censorship and smears in this coordinated assault on freedom of expression.

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Jingoistic Journalism Is No Friend of Ukraine
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Apr 2022

14 Apr 2022 – Propaganda for a bigger and longer Ukraine war is flooding the media on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, NY Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal in attempts to manipulate public opinion.

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Imran Khan Ousted as Pakistan’s PM after Vote
BBC News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Apr 2022

10 Apr 2022 – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has been ousted from power after losing a no-confidence vote in his leadership. The vote was held past midnight after opposition parties brought a motion against him, following days of drama.

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The US Bubble of Pretend
Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Apr 2022

5 Apr 2022 – The lack of objective, principled coverage of the war in Ukraine is a degenerate state of affairs. The one thing worse is the extent to which it’s perfectly fine with most North Americans.

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Biden Confirms Why the US Needed This Ukrainian War
Joe Lauria | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Apr 2022

27 Mar 2022 – In a moment of candor, Joe Biden has revealed why the U.S. needed the Russian invasion and why it needs it to continue.

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Really??
Carlos Latuff | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Apr 2022

No Shame…

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Siddhartha Gautama–the Buddha’s Birthday: 8 April (563 – 483 BC)
Good News Network – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Apr 2022

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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Russians Resist War
Peace News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Apr 2022

27 Mar 2022 – Over 15,000 Arrested for Anti-War Protests – Russian citizens continue to protest against the invasion of Ukraine despite harsh repression by the Russian authorities.

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Despite Government Crackdown, Russians Continue to Protest the War
Culture of Peace News Network - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Mar 2022

6 Mar 2022 – CPNN has published several articles recently about Russian opposition to the war, including open letters from scientists, from cultural figures, and from the “Congress of Intelligentsia.” Opposition continues to grow despite draconian, even ridiculous, measures by the Russian government to stifle protest.

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Ukraine: How Close Was the Nuclear Plant Attack to Catastrophe?
Esme Stallard and Victoria Gill | BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Mar 2022

4 Mar 2022 – Buildings at the Zaporizhzhia plant–the largest in Europe–were damaged after it was hit by shelling. UN’s nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency says that none of the safety systems at the plant were affected, and there was no release of radioactive material.

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The Curse of NATO
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Mar 2022

3 Mar 2022 – The war over Ukraine is an example of the curse of NATO. Russia reacted to the possibility of Ukraine being in NATO. This is not irrational in that US/NATO has over 750 military bases around the world, and many of these bases appear to be there to militarily encircle Russia (and China).

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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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Multiple Articles on Militarism, Weapons, War Preparations
Defense News | Military Space Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Feb 2022

16 Feb 2022 – Thought-provoking News on War and Destruction

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Activism Uncensored: The Freedom Convoy
Matt Taibbi | TK News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Feb 2022

17 Feb 2022 – As Canada Clamps Down on Trucker Protest, American Copycat Event Fails to Materialize So Far – A Balanced Look at the Canadian Protests

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NY Times, Washington Post Driving US to War with Russia over Ukraine
Alan MacLeod | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Feb 2022

4 Feb 2022 – This MintPress study reveals that ninety percent of recent opinion articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal have taken a hawkish view on the Ukraine conflict written by pundits tied to the national security state promoting NATO as a defender of the free world & describing Putin as Hitler incarnate.

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The British Medical Journal Story That Exposed Politicized “Fact-Checking”
Matt Taibbi | TK News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Feb 2022

1 Feb 2022 – The fact-checkers who flagged Paul Thacker’s British Medical Journal article about a Pfizer subcontractor for Facebook admitted they police narrative, not fact.

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What Went Right This Week: Iceland to Ban Whaling, Plus More Positive News
Sarah LaBrecque | Positive News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Feb 2022

10 Feb 2022 – Iceland made moves to ban commercial whaling, a paralysed man walked again, scientists published research into chimpanzees showing each other empathy, …

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Russia-Ukraine Standoff: Putin Says US Could Drag Moscow into War with Aim to Impose Sanctions
Vladimir Putin | Global News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Feb 2022

1 Feb 2022 – The Ukraine Conflict: Views from the Other Side

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Native American Tribes Reach Major Opioid Settlement
BBC News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Feb 2022

1 Feb 2022 – Native American tribes have agreed a landmark settlement with major drug companies over the devastation caused by opioid addiction.

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ICJ Must Not Allow Myanmar’s Coup Regime to Leverage Genocide Hearings as a Source of Legitimacy
Maung Zarni | Anadolu News Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jan 2022

20 Jan 2022 – Court’s failure to deal head-on with highly contested issue of legitimacy of regime will hamper efforts of other int’l state actors to deny mass-murderous military international acceptance, legitimacy.

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Hawaii’s Red Hill Disaster: The Latest Episode in 200 Years of Colonialism
Lowkey | The Watchdog, MintPress News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jan 2022

7 Jan 2022 – In November, a huge underground US Navy fuel storage facility at Red Hill near Honolulu burst, leaking 14,000 gallons of jet fuel, contaminating the water supply, poisoning scores of people and driving thousands of Hawaiian families from their homes.

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What Went Right This Week: Defending Democracy, Plus More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jan 2022

13 Jan 2022 – Analysis suggested autocrats are losing their grip on power, child marriage was banned in the Philippines, gorillas got a boost, plus…

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Mashup: “Omicron DEATH!”
Matt Taibbi and Matt Orfalea | TK News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jan 2022

31 Dec 2021 – Pandemic Scare-Coverage Reaches New Heights, or Depths, or Something

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Learning Something New about [Nobel Peace Laureate] Desmond Tutu
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jan 2022

28 Dec 2021 – You are unlikely to learn about it in the media tributes to Archbishop Rev. Desmond Tutu who died on 26 Dec at 90 (1931-2021). But Tutu, like the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., was morally and spiritually a true world citizen belonging to a large list of VIP’s who supported the drafting of a new world constitution – what is now known as the Earth Constitution.

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South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu Dies at 90
BBC News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Dec 2021

26 Dec 2021 – Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace prize laureate who helped end apartheid in South Africa, has died aged 90.

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Incredible Cave Paintings 8 Miles-Long Revealed Deep in Amazon Forest: The Sistine Chapel of Ancients
Good News Network - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Dec 2021

15 Nov 2021 – Believed to be 12,500 years old, tens of thousands of pristine cave paintings were found across an eight-mile stretch of rock in Colombia’s Amazon rainforest. Hailed as the “Sistine Chapel of the Ancients,” it’s the kind of discovery that changes the world of archaeology; the art is extremely detailed.

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“Every Option Is on the Table”: US Prepping for Libya-Style Intervention in Ethiopia
Alan Macleod | MintPress News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Dec 2021

10 Dec 2021 – War Drums Sounding – While many in the Horn of Africa clearly need help, the Biden administration’s idea of “help” might not be exactly what they had in mind.

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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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