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NASA: Applause for Perseverance Ignores Plutonium Bullet We Dodged
Karl Grossman | FAIR-Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Mar 2021

25 Feb 2021 – With all the media hoopla last week about the Perseverance rover, frequently unreported was that its energy source is plutonium—considered the most lethal of all radioactive substances (half-life of 24,100 years)—and nowhere in media was the NASA projection that there were 1-in-960 odds of an accidental release of the plutonium on the mission.

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Why I Support an International Treaty to Ban Weaponized Drones and Drone Surveillance
Kathy Kelly | Covert Action Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Mar 2021

28 Feb 2021 – At a time in my life when I barely knew drones existed, a young Lebanese mother mourning the death of her six-year-old daughter, Zainab, helped me understand how monitoring by drones terrified her and her neighbors. It was the summer of 2006, during a war referred to as the Israeli-Hezbollah war.

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Kizito Mihigo and the Struggle for Rwandan Truth and Reconciliation
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Mar 2021

17 Feb 2021 – A year ago Rwandan gospel singer Kizito Mihigo tried to flee Rwanda by crossing into Burundi. He had already spent four years in prison for recording a song in which he dared to say that the Rwandan Genocide was a tragedy for both major ethnicities, Hutu and Tutsi “Police apprehended Kizito at the Burundian border and days later reported that he’d hung himself in jail.”

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US’ Attempts to Wall Itself Off from Terror Unleashed by Years of Its Brutal Intervention in Guatemala Are Cruel and Immoral
Daniel Kovalik | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Mar 2021

24 Feb 2021 – One thing Americans fail to understand is that wars and military interventions against other countries have profound effects that can last for many decades. The effects do not simply end with the signing of a peace treaty or the withdrawal of troops. There may be no better example of this than the case of US intervention in Guatemala beginning almost 70 years ago.

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

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

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“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”
Martin Luther King, Jr | Nobel Peace Prize acceptance - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Mar 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for Civil Rights and Social Justice. King adhered to Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence. In 1955 he began his struggle to persuade the US Government to declare the policy of racial discrimination in the southern states unlawful. The racists responded with violence to the black people’s nonviolent initiatives. (The Norwegian Nobel Institute)

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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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Rusesabagina’s Show Trial and Shooting Deaths of a Rwandan Dissident and an Italian Ambassador
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Mar 2021

24 Feb 2021 – Is there any limit to how far the West will go to cover for Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s Crimes? “With every war, kidnapping, and murder on foreign soil, Kagame’s critics ask if he’s finally gone too far, while the US is still Rwanda’s top bilateral donor.”

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Fossil Fuel Apologists Crafted Lies Now Heard on Fox, Blaming Wind Power for Texas Blackouts
Robert Mackey | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

17 Feb 2021 – Republicans failed to ensure that the Texas power grid could withstand a cold snap, so the party’s broadcast arm recycled lies about wind energy to deflect blame on to Democrats.

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‘We Have to Live till We Die’ Is the Covid-Era Inspiration We All Need
Slavoj Žižek feat. Rammstein | RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

14 Feb 2021 – Is there a more sobering lesson than being humiliated and reduced to near-impotence by a virus, a primitive self-reproductive mechanism which some biologists don’t even count as a form of life? No wonder that calls for a new ethic of modesty and global solidarity abound. But is this the true lesson to be learned here? What if the problem with living in the shadow of a pandemic is exactly the opposite: not death but life, a strange life that drags on, allowing us neither to live in peace nor to quickly die?

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

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

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Ending Corporate Tyranny: Solutions to the Plague That Afflicts Us All
Michael Diamond | Covert Action Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

18 Feb 2021 – We are succumbing to an array of physical illnesses and mental declines on a planet that will soon be uninhabitable. This reign of destruction has been brought about by individuals and corporations that seek gain at the expense of our health. This must be stopped.

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Critics Must Be Silenced for Billionaires to Keep Profiting from Pandemic
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr | Children’s Health Defense – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

16 Feb 2021 – By controlling the media, billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates can prolong a crisis indefinitely while they accumulate unprecedented wealth and power over humanity. The lockdown has netted Bezos $70 billion since its start. Bill Gates, meanwhile, has made $20 billion.

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How to Understand the [Postjournalism] Rage Economy
Murtaza Hussain | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

13 Feb 2021 – In “Postjournalism,” media ecologist Andrey Mir analyzes the way the ‘News Economy’ shapes our perceptions of reality.

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The Importance of The Hague Court
Amos Gvirtz – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

15 Feb 2021 – The International Criminal Court in The Hague has approved its jurisdiction to investigate Israelis and Hamas members on the suspicion of war crimes! Let’s hope that this decision will begin to provide protection to the defenseless populations living under the Israeli occupation, and that the Israeli army will cease from actions which undermine its status as a legitimate army.

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Israel Violates International Law Anew, Again Bombing Syria…To Further Indifference of Western Media
Eva Bartlett | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

16 Feb 2021 – Israeli missiles targeted Syria again yesterday. Usually under the pretense of “targeting Iranian/Iranian-backed militias,” Israel’s strikes violate Syria’s sovereignty and international law. Israel’s military chief of staff boasted about hitting over 500 targets in just 2020 alone. If Israel’s routine bombings of Syria are reported in Western media at all, it is with the usual downplaying of (and normalizing of) Israel’s violations of international law.

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“God does not play dice.”
Albert Einstein – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Feb 2021

“I, in any case, am convinced He does not play dice with the universe.” It was addressed by Einstein to Max Born (one of the fathers of Quantum Mechanics) in a letter that he wrote to Born in 1926. The reason for the quote is to express how bizarre quantum mechanics is as a theory.

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States Have No Inherent ‘Right to Exist’—but It’s a Media Fixation on Israel/Palestine
Gregory Shupak | FAIR-Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Feb 2021

12 Feb 2021 – No state has an intrinsic “right to exist.” As international relations scholar Scott Burchill points out, there is no abstract “right to exist” in international law, or in “any serious theory of international relations.” Nor is it customary, Burchill explains, for states or sub-state groups to recognize a state’s “right to exist.” 

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

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

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Who Are the Ultimate War Profiteers? A U.S. Air Force Veteran Removes the Veil
Christian Sorensen | Covert Action Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Feb 2021

10 Feb 2021 – While war corporations, or so-called “defense contractors,” make billions in profits, Wall Street is the ultimate beneficiary of today’s nonstop wars. The prosaic nature of war profiteering—far from the work of a shadowy cabal—is precisely why the collusion is so destructive and should be outlawed.

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What If Oumuamua Is the Real Deal?
Robert Hunziker | Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Feb 2021

14 Feb 2021 – If Oumuamua is a real alien craft, then Earthlings are doing some really weird stuff on the scale of alien intelligence. Think about it… If it’s an alien craft or drone there’s no way it entered the sun’s solar system, swooping within 15M miles of Earth, powered by fossil fuels. It is the first known interstellar object in our solar system. It’s estimated to be between 330 and 3,280 feet long and between 115 and 548 feet wide and dark red in color, and it tumbles.

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To Defuse Political Violence across US, Conflict Mediators Apply Lessons from Gang Disputes and Foreign Elections
Joseph G. Bock, Marta Poblet and Per Aarvik | The Conversation – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Feb 2021

3 Feb 2021 – After a violent American election season, activists are trying to keep the peace using technologies and techniques more often applied in unstable democracies. Civilian peacekeepers are trying to stop violence before it starts.

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A Murderous System Is Being Created Before Our Very Eyes
Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture | Republik - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

A made-up rape allegation and fabricated evidence in Sweden, pressure from the UK not to drop the case, a biased judge, detention in a maximum security prison, psychological torture – and extradition to the U.S., where he could face up to 175 years in prison for exposing war crimes. For the first time, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer, speaks in detail about the explosive findings of his investigation into the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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Bill Gates and Neo-Feudalism: A Closer Look at Farmer Bill
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr | Children’s Health Defense – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

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

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National vs. Human Security
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

3 Feb 2021 – The sea change — awareness — begins with the realization that security isn’t a linear, one-way process: Round up the bad guys, the troublemakers, the illegals, lock ’em up, get them out of our way and, voila, problem solved, security attained, the good Americans are safe. Trouble’s in a cage! The remarkable, bureaucratic ignorance of this policy transcends the racism that drives it.

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The mRNA COVID Vaccine Is Not a Vaccine
Makia Freeman | The Freedom Articles - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

NOT a Vaccine: the mRNA COVID VAX is a chemical pathogen production device and a technocratic, trans-humanistic tool to reprogram your DNA.

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Pentagon Goes Rooting for ‘Extremists’ among Its 3.6mn Trained Killers
Helen Buyniski | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

6 Feb 2021 – The US military is making a big show of cleansing its ranks of ‘extremism’ – because nothing says tolerance like raining fiery death on innocent strangers at the command of a guy who just stepped down from Raytheon’s board. With “domestic extremists” now officially the enemy du jour in Washington, the top order of business has become finding some.

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

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

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Creeping Corporate Statism, aka Fascism
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

3 Feb 2021 – Despite depending on separate news media that purvey different realities, the two corporate parties both serve a corporate dictatorship.

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Ajamu Baraka: We Are Entering a New Totalitarian Era
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Feb 2021

27 Jan 2021 – Ajamu Baraka warns of a new era of totalitarian neoliberalism. “Anybody who is in opposition to the hegemony of the neoliberal project is at some point over the next few years going to experience the heavy hand of the state.”

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Complex Life Threatened
Robert Hunziker | Countercurrents - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Feb 2021

22 Jan 2021 – Throughout the world, scientists are speaking out like never before. They’re talking about an emergency situation of the health of the planet threatening “complex life,” including, by default, human life. It’s scary stuff.

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US Backs Al-Qaeda in Yemen while Dubbing Its Houthi Enemies ‘Terrorists’
Ben Norton | The Grayzone – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Feb 2021

12 Jan 2021 – The US State Department designated Yemen’s Houthi movement — the most effective force in fighting al-Qaeda — as a “terrorist” organization. Meanwhile, Washington and Saudi Arabia have supported al-Qaeda.

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“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”
Albert Einstein - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Feb 2021

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.

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Two Shocking Headlines That Sum Up Covid: Billionaires MADE $3.9 Trillion during the Pandemic, while Workers LOST $3.7 Trillion
Damian Wilson | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Feb 2021

30 Jan 2021 – The economic impact of Covid-19 on regular folk across the globe is as devastating as the physical toll it has taken, but we can’t just blame the super rich(er) for our woes – the true villains are much closer to home.

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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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Nonviolence Workshops in Australia
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Feb 2021

With the intention of developing a strategic nonviolent response to the elite coup – aka the World Economic Forum’s ‘Great Reset’ – nonviolent activists in Melbourne, Australia are conducting workshops to build on existing resistance taking place in that city and elsewhere around the world.

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Bamboo Tree as Renewable Energy Source
Ariel Bellamy | Earthava - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Feb 2021

Bamboo Tree: Renewable Energy Source and So Much More

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10 Things You Need to Know about the Experimental COVID Vaccines
Makia Freeman | The Freedom Articles - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jan 2021

12 Jan 2021 – The COVID vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna are called mRNA (messenger RNA) vaccines – a completely new type of vaccine that has never been licensed or used on humans before. Traditional vaccines introduce pieces of a weakened virus to stimulate an immune response. mRNA vaccines inject molecules of synthetic genetic material from non-humans sources into your cells, thus hijacking your genes and permanently reprogramming them. These newly created proteins are not regulated by your DNA and are thus completely foreign to your body.

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Nuclear Weapons Are Finally Outlawed, Next Step Is Disarmament
Robert Mardini | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jan 2021

22 Jan 2021 – More than 75 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world’s first multilateral agreement banning nuclear weapons finally enters into force today.

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(Italiano) La distruzione di biodiversità della Terra
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jan 2021

Ralph Waldo Emerson una volta predisse che «La fine della razza umana sarà che finirà per morire di civiltà». Se dobbiamo dimostrare che aveva torto, non ci resta molto tempo. Questo perché Homo Sapiens è una parte del tessuto della vita. E noi lo stiamo scelleratamente distruggendo quel tessuto.

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

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

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For Whom the Bell Tolls: A Report on the State of Planet Earth at Year’s End 2020
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

The global elite continues to exercise enormous power to determine our fate and only a strategic response has any genuine prospect of defeating the elite coup to defend our identity, freedom and volition. ‘Never send to know for whom the bell tolls.’

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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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ACTION ALERT: What Can ‘Now Be Told’ by NYT about Pentagon Papers Isn’t Actually True
Jim Naureckas | FAIR-Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

Contrary to what is generally believed, Mr. Ellsberg never ‘gave’ the papers to the Times.” In fact, Ellsberg did give the papers to Sheehan, as the story gets around to revealing 38 paragraphs later: “So he told Mr. Ellsberg that he now needed the documents, not just his notes…. This time, when Mr. Sheehan asked, Mr. Ellsberg consented…. He arranged for Mr. Sheehan to pick up a complete copy of the historical study stowed in an Ellsberg family apartment in Manhattan.”So the big revisionist revelation in the New York Times article turns out to be false.

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The Future of Vaccines
The Corbett Report - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

23 Dec 2020 – In his video report, “The Future of Vaccines,” investigative journalist James Corbett reviews how the novel COVID-19 vaccine is paving the way for non-consensual medical experimentation on the general public.

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Death by Coincidence?
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr | Children’s Health Defense – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

14 Jan 2021 – Declarations by health officials and vaccine makers that deaths and injuries following COVID vaccinations are unrelated coincidences are becoming a pattern. They’re also depriving people of the information they need to make informed decisions.

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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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Destroying the Web of Life: The Destruction of Earth’s Biodiversity Is Accelerating
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

Ralph Waldo Emerson once noted that ‘The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.’ If we are to prove him wrong, we do not have much time left. This is because Homo Sapiens is a part of the web of life. And we are ruthlessly destroying that web.

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Explaining the United Nations
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

A letter written by a citizen of Kashmir I read recently, addressed to the United Nations Secretary General, urging him to ensure an end to the Kashmir conflict, prompts me to write this piece. The writer stated the end of the conflict was necessary “if war was to be avoided, not only between India and Pakistan, but a war that would extend to various countries”.

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The Trump Administration’s Parting Outrage against Cuba
Medea Benjamin and Leonardo Flores | Intrepid Report - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

On 11 Jan 2021, in his final days before leaving office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo added one parting blow to the series of bludgeons his administration has inflicted on Cuba for four years: putting the island on the list of “state sponsors of terror” that includes only Iran, North Korea and Syria. The designation drew swift condemnation from policymakers and humanitarian groups.

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Trump’s Twitter Ban May Be Justified, but That Doesn’t Mean Tech Giants’ Power Isn’t Scary
Alan MacLeod | FAIR Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

15 Jan 2021 – In the wake of the dramatic storming of the Capitol last week, a host of big media companies, including Facebook, Reddit, Pinterest, Twitch, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok, have all taken measures against Donald Trump. Making the most headlines, however, was the decision of the president’s favorite medium, Twitter (8 Jan 21), to permanently suspend him “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”

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(Português) 10 Estratégias de Manipulação em Massa Utilizadas Diariamente Contra Você
Tales Luciano Duarte | Saia da Caixinha/Yogui.co - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jan 2021

“Em um estado totalitário não se importa com o que as pessoas pensam, desde que o governo possa controlá-la pela força usando cassetetes. Mas quando você não pode controlar as pessoas pela força, você tem que controlar o que as pessoas pensam, e a maneira típica de fazer isso é através da propaganda (fabricação de consentimento, criação de ilusões necessárias), marginalizando o público em geral ou reduzindo-a a alguma forma de apatia” (Chomsky, N., 1993)

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Madman Trump’s Last Ditch Options
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jan 2021

8 Jan 2021 – Are Trump’s Most Reckless Actions Yet to Come? Just what we need in the midst of a global pandemic! Iranian officials are aware of intelligence suggesting the Trump administration is engaged in a “plot to fabricate a pretext for war.” Israeli and US nuclear submarines and other warships including the USS Nimitz carrier strike force are in position.

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Porn Addiction Coach Reveals the Problem Has ‘Nothing to Do with Sex’ as He Helps Struggling Men Navigate Dependency in Lockdown
Chris Sweeney | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jan 2021

10 Jan 2021 – The digital revolution and social media explosion have allowed the addiction to flourish. Tim Reigle is helping thousands of men all over the globe break their erotic compulsions and regain control of their lives. The Covid-19 pandemic has birthed many externalities, but one that’s flown under the radar is the explosion in men succumbing to porn.

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The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants.
Albert Camus - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jan 2021

Albert Camus was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, the second-youngest recipient in history. His works include The Stranger, The Plague, The Myth of Sisyphus, The Fall, and The Rebel. Camus was born in Algeria to French Pieds Noirs parents.

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New York Times Declines My Rebuttal to Defamatory Op-Ed on COVID Vaccines
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr | Children’s Health Defense – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jan 2021

5 Jan 2021 – On Dec. 30, 2020, the New York Times published an opinion piece by my niece, Dr. Kerry Meltzer. Although the piece contained factual errors and defamatory accusations, the Times declined to publish my letter to the editor correcting those false claims.

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The Fascist Coup of 6 Jan 2021
David North | WSWS - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jan 2021

7 Jan 2021 – The fascist insurrection in Washington DC—which resulted in the storming of the US Congress, the panicked dispersal of terrified senators and members of the House, the delay of the official validation of Joseph Biden’s Electoral College majority, and even the occupation of the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi—is a turning point in the political history of the United States.

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Chaos or Happy New Year?
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jan 2021

29 Dec 2020 – In the midst of the Covid pandemic, one thing which unites the US Congress is an increasing War Budget. Meanwhile, an Israeli submarine, possibly carrying nuclear weapons, has crossed the Suez canal and headed for the Persian Gulf in a show of force to Iran.

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Execution Will Mark MLK’s Birthday
Barbara Koeppel | Reader Supported News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jan 2021

1 Jan 2021 – Shakespeare got it right. Something is definitely rotten, but not in Denmark. The decay is made in America and engulfs the fortress at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

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Upcoming Ruling in Assange Trial Threatens More Than Just Freedom of the Press
Steve Brown | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jan 2021

2 Jan 2021 – His two children could lose their father for the rest of their lives. Although important legal principles are at stake in the extradition trial of Julian Assange, for which a ruling will be handed down on January 4, it should not be forgotten that there are important human issues at stake as well. One such issue is Assange’s health.

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The Second Cold War Is Coming
Roberto Savio | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND MEDIA SERVICE, 4 Jan 2021

31 Dec 2020 – The new Cold War will be between China and the West, but it will be quite different from the one with the Soviet Union. The USSR, a military giant with little industrial development, had the advantage of presenting itself as the champion of an international ideology. Today, China harbors no real international flag, and the West is besieged by internal contradictions.

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NIH ‘Very Concerned’ about Serious Side Effect in Coronavirus Vaccine Trial
Arthur Allen, Liz Szabo, and Kaiser Health News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jan 2021

The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage, even as the National Institutes of Health has launched an investigation of the case.

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John Pilger on the New Cold War with China, Biden’s Victory, Coronavirus (…)
Going Underground | RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Dec 2020

19 Dec 2020 – John Pilger discusses the devastating impact of Covid-19 in the UK, rising poverty and militarism, the Western logic for the new Cold War with China, the victory of Joe Biden over Donald Trump, why not much will change in the White House, the Yemen War, the survival of Venezuela despite crippling international sanctions, mainstream journalism vs. real journalism–and more.

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

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

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George Galloway: The Brexit Deal Is Done. We Are Now Free to Build a New Britain…If We Want It
George Galloway | RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Dec 2020

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

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America’s Longest War: An Afghan’s Perspective
Mustafa Ariaie | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Dec 2020

26 Dec 2020 – How the U.S. has imposed puppet leaders in Afghanistan who have allied with the Taliban, advocated ethnic cleansing, and betrayed their people. The U.S. troop presence and covert training of corrupt Afghan security forces have been major factors contributing to the growth of terrorism in Afghanistan.

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The Dystopian Western World
Paul Craig Roberts - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Dec 2020

21 Dec 2020 – As the second decade of the 21st century comes to an end, democracy and free speech no longer exist in the Western World. In all its respects, Western civilization no longer exists. The West is living the worst of Orwell’s 1984 and Raspail’s Camp of the Saints.

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It’s Time to Find Our Common Ground and Fight the Real Deep State
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr | Children’s Health Defense – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2020

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

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(русский – Russian) Коррумпированная наука и власть элиты: «Техно-рабство» Covid-19 и «Великая перезагрузка»
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. | Альтернативная информация о COVID-19 – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2020

Вам нравится верить, что ученые изучают доказательства — будь то в отношении Covid-19 или чего-то еще — и предоставляют высококачественные знания, которые можно использовать для руководства при формировании государственной политики, чтобы они лучше служили интересам обычных людей? К сожалению, это утверждение — просто пропаганда неосторожных.

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The Planet’s Problem from Hell: Samantha Power
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2020

16 Dec 2020 – Just when it seemed that Joe Biden’s coming administration couldn’t be more of a horror show, he’s likely to appoint another monster from the deep, violent know-it-all Samantha Power to head the US Agency for International Development; a perfect position to wield foreign aid as a cudgel for beating foreign heads of state till they bow to US empire.

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A Pandemic of ‘Russian Hacking’
Ray McGovern and Joe Lauria | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2020

19 Dec 2020 – The hyperbolic, evidence-free media reports on the “fresh outbreak” of the Russian-hacking disease seems an obvious attempt by intelligence to handcuff President-elect Joe Biden into a strong anti-Russian posture. Neither the actor, nor the motive, nor the damage done is known for certain in this latest scare story.

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The Biodiversity Paradigm: Building Resilience for Human and Environmental Health
Ruchi Shroff & Carla Ramos Cortés | Springer Link – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2020

11 Nov 2020 – It is a well-established fact that biodiversity is pivotal to human and planetary health. This paper looks through an ecological sciences perspective at the interconnections and interrelations between human health and Earth’s health. But regardless of the wide recognition of the benefits of biodiversity, we are seeing a political and economic landscape which actively runs contrary to and further erodes diversity in favor of the globalized industrial food system, seed uniformity and further centralization through false tech solutions.

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Wall Street Vultures Are Ready to Get Rich from Water Scarcity
Nick Martin | The New Republic - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2020

9 Dec 2020 – The basis of all human life is now officially on the market. Call it the No Future futures index.

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U.S. National Lawyers Guild Condemns U.S. Illegal Occupation of Hawaii
James Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Dec 2020

On 28 Nov 1843, the United Kingdom and France jointly recognized the Hawaiian Kingdom as a sovereign and independent State, which was followed by formal recognition by the United States on 6 Jul 1844. By 1893, when it was overthrown, the Hawaiian Kingdom maintained over 90 legations (embassies) and consulates throughout the world.

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The United States of America Is a Military ‘Democracy’
John Stanton | Intrepid Report - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Dec 2020

11 Dec 2020 – What is the point of the United States spending 1.2 trillion dollars on national security/defense when its healthcare system, critical infrastructure (bridges, sewage pipes, roads, etc.), small to mid-sized businesses, and social safety nets—even the constitutional order— are collapsing? Maybe it is all part of the plan.

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

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

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A Brief History of US Military Poisoning of Hawai’i
Ann Wright, Kyle Kajihiro and Jim Albertini | Popular Resistance - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Dec 2020

U.S. military contamination in Hawai’i comes from the military bases on four of the islands. The island of Kauai has the large Pacific Missile Test Facility. The Big Island of Hawai’i has the massive 130,000 acre firing range. The island of Kahoʻolawe is still contaminated from being bombed for decades. 43,000 active duty military personel, 9,600 Guard and Reserve, 60,000 dependents and 20,000 military employees live in Hawai’i. The military complex population of 132,600 comprises 10% of the 1.4 million population of the state.

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Abandoning Afghanistan
Mort Rosenblum | Reader Supported News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Dec 2020

6 Dec 2020 – Nineteen years and only Allah knows how many lives later – perhaps 500,000 – that still stands. And now Donald Trump has chosen to cut and run, leaving Joe Biden with an ungodly mess in a collapsed state of hapless victims ruled by violent factions that see the USA as a bitter enemy.

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Coronavirus Protocols as Tools of Repression
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Dec 2020

10 Dec 2020 – Covid-19 is a convenient excuse for governments to ban or restrict activities they don’t like. State measures to control coronavirus undoubtedly have great potential for justifying state repression and surveillance. “It’s beyond the Patriot Act authors’ wildest dreams.” In Africa, it’s been crudely weaponized to suppress elections, as witnessed in Uganda and Ethiopia. 

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Media Fuels Economic War on Nicaragua with False ‘Conflict Beef’ Story
John Perry | Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR)/Grayzone - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Dec 2020

Liberal media outlets are aiding a US economic war on Nicaragua’s Sandinista government, calling for a boycott of “conflict beef” based on deeply flawed opposition accusations.

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

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

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Corrupt Science and Elite Power: Your Techno-Slavery Is Now Imminent
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Dec 2020

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

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Australian War Crimes Report: A Damning Indictment of the Barbarity in Afghanistan
Socialist Equality Party (Australia) - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Dec 2020

2 Dec 2020 – Despite six volumes of redactions—blacking out the specific and gruesome details—the official report released last week on the atrocities committed by Australian Special Forces in Afghanistan is a devastating indictment of all the governments and ruling establishments, from Washington to London and Canberra, involved in this criminal war conducted by US imperialism.

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Peace Is Possible
Alberto Portugheis | HUFUD - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Dec 2020

The following is an open letter I sent from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to the International Peace Bureau in Berlin, Germany, following their request for a donation on “Giving Tuesday” (1st December)

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The Year of the Cat (Music Video of the Week)
Al Stewart – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Dec 2020

Live – 1976 Classic. Enjoy!

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

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

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Ethiopia: Civil War and Nation Building in the 21st Century
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Dec 2020

2 Dec 2020 – In light of the Ethiopian central government’s military clash with regional forces in Tigray province, Ann Garrison speaks with a member of the Oromo people, the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia.

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Locked in and Locked out: The Impact of Digital Identity Systems on Rohingya Populations in Myanmar
Natalie Brinham, et al. | Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion/UN Special Rapporteur on Racism - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Dec 2020

November 2020 – This paper sheds urgent light on how the digitization of identity stands to worsen the human rights situation for the Rohingya, who the global community has failed time and time again. It also centres Rohingya perspectives on the action necessary to ensure that technological innovation does not become a cover for severe discriminatory exclusion on the basis of ethnicity and religion.

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

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

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Technological Solutionism Will Not Save Our Food Systems
Carla Ramos Cortés | Navdanya International - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Nov 2020

9 Nov 2020 – Although most international actors agree that our current food system is broken, not all agree on how this call for ‘food systems transformation’ should go. Now, the COVID public health crisis and its resulting economic devastation have accelerated calls to respond through the ‘Great Reset’ of capitalism through embracing the fourth industrial revolution.

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Wars R Us: ‘Understanding the War Industry’
Jeremy Kuzmarov | ConvertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Nov 2020

28 Nov 2020 – Pay no attention to all those nasty left-wing allegations about how military contractors collude and conspire with the Pentagon. Rather than simply having what President Dwight Eisenhower called the military-industrial complex, we actually have a military-industrial-congressional complex, with a media and academic adjunct.

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Iran in the Crosshairs: Tracing Overt and Covert Action
Eric Walberg | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Nov 2020

The assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, Prof. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, has seriously complicated any efforts to normalize relations with Iran under a new Biden administration. Walberg contrasts the republican and democratic positions toward Iran while tracing key historical and recent events all in an effort to provide deeper insight into understanding Iran and U.S.-led efforts toward destabilization. — Editor

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Uganda’s Youth Majority Brave Police Blockades and Bullets to Rally Behind Bobi Wine
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Nov 2020

25 Nov 2020 – US elites may see the writing on the wall in Uganda, where the youth majority population is braving police blockades and bullets to rally behind Bobi Wine. “The dictator is worried about what will happen if he rigs and steals the election this time.”

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Donald Trump’s Refusal to Concede the Election Is Something to Be Feared
Stuart Emmrich | Vogue - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Nov 2020

21 Nov 2020 – It’s time to step back and realize we are witnessing something this country has never seen before: a sitting president trying to undo a free and fair election and challenging the very basis of our democracy. Tweets and frivolous lawsuits are one thing (and the Trump team has gone 1 for 32 at last count). But this past week, Donald Trump crossed the line into potentially illegal territory.

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Susan Rice, Scourge of Africa, May Become Secretary of State
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Nov 2020

11 Nov 2020 – Rice has been intimately involved in covering up the deaths of more than six million Congolese, and has cultivated close relations with every US-backed tyrant on the continent. “That’s the kind of ruthless, bloodthirsty, lying, hypocrite she is.”

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Lessons from around the World on Fighting COVID’s Second Wave
Jimmy Whitworth | The Conversation - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Nov 2020

20 Nov 2020 – Here’s what the west can learn from South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and more.

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

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

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If the ‘Great Reset’ Really Is so Good for Us, Let’s Hold a Referendum on It, so It Can Have a Democratic Mandate (or Not)
Neil Clark | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Nov 2020

20 Nov 2020 – The World Economic Forum’s ‘Great Reset’ and associated Fourth Industrial Revolution would, if implemented, mean far deeper changes to our everyday lives than Brexit, yet is being pushed through without any proper debate.

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