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

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

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How Many Satellites Are Orbiting Earth?
Supriya Chakrabarti | The Conversation - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Sep 2021

17 Sep 2021 – In the past decade, the number of satellites in orbit has skyrocketed thanks to tiny electronics and cheap launches. The crowded night sky is posing problems for astronomers and astronauts.

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Return to the Source: The US Military Swarms over Africa
Editorial | Black Agenda Report - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Sep 2021

Military exercises carried out by AFRICOM on the African continent in recent years have occurred across the continent–east, west, north, and south–as well as on the surrounding seas and oceans. They have included participation from Europe and from almost every African country.

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Ivermectin Obliterates 97 Percent of Delhi Cases
Justus R. Hope, MD | The Desert View - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

A 97% decline in Delhi cases with Ivermectin represents the last word in an epic struggle to save lives and preserve human rights. This graph symbolizes the victory of reason over corruption, good over evil, and right over wrong. It is an absolute vindication of Ivermectin and early outpatient treatment. It is a clear refutation of the WHO, FDA, NIH, and CDC’s policies of “wait at home until you turn blue” before you get treatment.

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Victoria, Australia Will ‘LOCK OUT’ Unvaccinated People from Its Economy
RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

6 Sep 2021 – Premier Dan Andrews made the announcement. Victoria is currently under draconian lockdown restrictions, with residents under a 9pm to 5am curfew, forbidden from leaving their homes except to work, buy groceries, or get a Covid-19 vaccination.

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El Salvador’s Bitcoin Rollout Is a Hopelessly Ambitious, Hugely Unpopular Economic Disaster Waiting to Happen
Bradley Blankenship | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

8 Sep 2021 – El Salvador’s right-wing government has adopted the cryptocurrency bitcoin as mass protests filled the streets, with many concerned about having to rely on the highly volatile digital asset for their income.

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‘The Dark Side of Paradise: Hawai’i in a Nuclear World’ Now Free Online
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

Folks in Hawai’i, the Pacific and elsewhere will be glad to know that the classic 1980 book, The Dark Side of Paradise: Hawai’i in a Nuclear World, is available again in PDF. Please click to download:

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We Need Open and Honest Discussion about the Pros and Cons of Vaccine Mandates, Not the Hysterical Shouting Match We Have Now
Ramsha Afridi | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

6 Sep 2021 – Vaccines are a medical miracle. Vaccine mandates are also a massive infringement on personal choice. We need a proper and public cost benefit analysis to work out the best way forward; instead, we just have tribal yelling.

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The Medical-Industrial Complex, like the Military-Industrial Complex, Is a Threat to Democracy
Rachel Marsden | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

1 Sep 2021 – The public has caught on to the use of fear to shape opinion in support of costly wars that give free license for control under the guise of security. But now it’s falling for the same illusion from the medical-industrial complex.

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Is Billionaire Philanthropy a Sham?
Robert Reich – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

31 Aug 2021 – Remember when Jeff Bezos was showered with praise for donating $100 million to food banks last year? That may seem like a lot, and it is. But once you consider all that Bezos has raked in during the pandemic – including making $13 billion in a single day in 2020 – it’s a few hours of his earnings.

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

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

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US and UN Treachery in the African Great Lakes Region: Why Rwandan Refugees Don’t Want to Go Home
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

8 Sep 2021 – The term “United Nations” in front of the UN’s various humanitarian agencies is deceptive. It implies that they’re funded by the UN’s general budget and therefore are politically neutral but the UN High Commission for Refugees, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and the UN High Commission for Human Rights are all donor dependent, primarily on the EU and other European nations, who look out for their interests and those of the US.

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Meet the Real-Life Devil’s Advocate Battling Australian Courts on Behalf of Satan after Religious Education ‘Got His Goat’
Chris Sweeney | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

7 Sep 2021 – Trevor Bell, the first Advocatus Diaboli of the Noosa Temple of Satan, is currently leading litigation challenging religious teaching in Queensland schools, and “the Christian stranglehold over Australia’s government and society.”

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Military Space Report
Northrop Grumman – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Sep 2021

Military Doom & Gloom News

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Over Two Decades, U.S.’s Global War on Terror Has Taken Nearly 1 Million Lives and Cost $8 Trillion
Murtaza Hussain | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Sep 2021

1 Sep 2021 – The U.S.-led global war on terror has killed nearly 1 million people globally and cost more than $8 trillion since it began two decades ago. These staggering figures come from a landmark report issued today by Brown University’s Costs of War Project, an ongoing research effort to document the economic and human impact of post-9/11 military operations.

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Are We Human? Are We Free? Defeating the World Economic Forum’s ‘Great Reset’ before It Destroys Us
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Sep 2021

For most people, 2020 will be remembered as the year of the ‘virus’ and 2021 will be remembered as the year of the ‘vaccine’. What most people will probably never know is that 2021 is shaping to be the year in which humanity and freedom are both destroyed. If you wish to play a vital role in their defence, you are invited to undertake the actions indicated on these flyers, and share them with those who you think might be interested.

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AFRICOM in the Congo
Kambale Musavuli | Black Agenda Report - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Sep 2021

1 Sep 2021 – The US military has operated in the Congo for a long time doing covert operations in South Sudan and Central African Republic. Their current engagement is not covert and highly arrogant after being the military that has trained Rwanda and Uganda, which invaded the Congo twice killing over 6 million people. AFRICOM arrived in the Congo ostensibly to fight ISIS; we can be sure they will do more to support the US looting of the Congo’s wealth than stopping terrorism.

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For the US, India Is Little More Than a Pawn to Be Deployed against China – Not a Nation to Be Respected on Its Own Terms
Maitreya Bhakal | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Sep 2021

31 Aug 2021 – The US is desperate to recruit allies in its hybrid war against China, and highly covets New Delhi – which has its own issues with Beijing – as a useful partner. So why is Washington so unhelpful and discourteous to its ally?

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2 Things Mainstream Media Didn’t Tell You about FDA’s Approval of Pfizer Vaccine
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr and Meryl Nass, M.D. | Children’s Health Defense – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Aug 2021

24 Aug 2021 – Buried in the fine print of yesterday’s approval by the U.S. FDA of the Pfizer Comirnaty COVID vaccine are two critical facts that affect whether the vaccine can be mandated, and whether Pfizer can be held liable for injuries. The FDA is playing bait and switch with the American public. If it doesn’t say Comirnaty, you have not been offered an approved vaccine.

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A Photograph and Its Meaning
Gary Corseri short interview with Robert Kowalczyk – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Aug 2021

Note: My American friend, Robert Kowalczyk, a retired Professor and Department Chair at Kindai University, Osaka, Japan, was a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, working in Seoul, South Korea, during the Vietnam War. “Can you tell me more about this photo, this image? How did you compose it?” “I always feel the best images compose themselves, that’s how they stay alive.”

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Somalia, from the Cold War to the War on Terror
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Aug 2021

25 Aug 2021 – Cold War and War on Terror destabilize Somalia and cause great suffering for its people.

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U.S. Deploys Marines to Haiti under Guise of ‘Disaster Relief’
Patrick MacFarlane | The Libertarian Institute - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Aug 2021

25 Aug 2021 – The devastation of the 7.2 earthquake on 21 Aug has provided U.S. leaders the cloak of humanitarian aid to deploy Marines to Haiti. Sadly, as the next few weeks play out, the U.S. Military and international NGOs will likely repeat the “Fatal Assistance” of 2010. Regardless, the Haitian people must be given the respect and dignity to control their own destiny. Haitians and non-interventionists everywhere must insist on it.

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We Are Human, We Are Free – 7 Days Campaign
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Aug 2021

We Are the Power – We Create Our Future

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Insane U.S. Plan to Spend Billions on Weaponizing Space Makes Defense Contractors Jump for Joy
Karl Grossman | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Aug 2021

25 Aug 2021 – But Rest of World Cowers in Horror at Prospect of New Arms Race Leading to World War III

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As Kabul Is Retaken, Papers Look Back in Erasure
Gregory Shupak | FAIR-Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Aug 2021

19 Aug 2021 – Corporate media coverage of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan offered more mystification than illumination. I looked at editorials in five major US dailies: the Boston Globe, LA Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Their editorial boards consistently trivialized South Asian lives, erased US responsibility for lethal violence, and made untenable assertions about Washington’s supposedly righteous motives in the war.

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US Military Steps up Taliban-Approved Evacuation from Kabul
Patrick Martin | WSWS - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Aug 2021

19 Aug 2021 – Some 2,000 US citizens and Afghan associates were flown out of Kabul yesterday, and the US military said it would be able to increase the airlift to 9,000 a day once all runways at the main airport are cleared. There were at least 4,000 US troops at the airport and a total of 6,000 were expected once the full deployment was carried out.

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Slavoj Žižek: The True Enemy for Islamists Is Not the West’s Neocolonialism or Military Aggression, but Our ‘Immoral’ Culture
Slavoj Žižek | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Aug 2021

20 Aug 2021 – Ayatollah Khomeini once wrote: “We’re not afraid of sanctions. We’re not afraid of military invasion. What frightens us is the invasion of Western immorality.” And it is this fear that fuels the Taliban.

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Apple’s Plan to “Think Different” about Encryption Opens a Backdoor to Your Private Life
India McKinney and Erica Portnoy | Electronic Frontier Foundation - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Aug 2021

Apple is planning to build a backdoor into its data storage and messaging systems. Apple’s compromise on end-to-end encryption may appease government agencies in the U.S. and abroad, but it is a shocking about-face for users who have relied on the company’s leadership in privacy and security.

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And So It Begins Again: The Media Recycles Afghanistan War Lies
Patrick Martin | WSWS - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Aug 2021

20 Aug 2021 – Following the desperate evacuation of US troops, the corporate press is raising concerns for the “human rights” of Afghans. For the last 20 years, the corporate media raised no objections as the USA killed over 100,000 people, set up black site torture chambers, carried out drone assassinations, robbed the country of its resources, and facilitated horrific crimes by promoting the war as a “just cause,” a necessary response to 9/11.

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Tigrayans Speak Out in Support of Ethiopia and Prime Minister Abiy, not the TPLF
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Aug 2021

18 Aug 2021 – A Tigrayan speaks in support of the Ethiopian government.

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In the Tradition of U.S. Puppets, When They Finally Get Kicked Out, They Steal as much of the Country’s Treasure as They Can
Jeremy Kuzmarov | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Aug 2021

17 Aug 2021 – True to Form, Last Sunday the U.S. Puppet President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, Fled Kabul with Four Luxury Vehicles and a Helicopter Stuffed So Full of Cash That a Huge Pile of It Could Not Fit and Had to Be Left on the Tarmac

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When Will We Stop Letting Our Presidents Lie USA into Wars?
Thom Hartmann | The Hartmann Report - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Aug 2021

16 Aug 2021 – Let’s never forget that what we are watching happen right now in Afghanistan is the final act of George W. Bush‘s 2004 reelection strategy. The U.S. has been lied into too many wars. It’s cost us too much in terms of money, credibility and blood. We must remember the lies. We can’t afford to let this one go down the memory hole, too.

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

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

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Epic Afghan Failure Shows That USA’s Naive Belief It Can Cure the World’s Ills with Democracy, Dollars, and M16s Is Wrong
Tom Fowdy | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Aug 2021

12 Aug 2021 – The Taliban’s close to retaking control and the US occupation’s been a total failure. Yet the fundamental lesson’s being ignored: Washington needs to stop exporting its ideology as if it’s an answer to the problems countries face.

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

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

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War, Herbicides and Moral Disengagement
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Aug 2021

On 10 Aug 1961 the U.S. started poisoning the forests and crops of Vietnam with herbicides to deprive the commies of Ho Chi Minh of food and ground cover. Agent Orange Awareness Day was on 10 Aug. I think we should spend the rest of the year honoring War and Dehumanization Awareness Day.

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Does China’s Rise Really Threaten the U.S.—Or Just Its Sociopathic Power Elite, Who Want to Keep Ruling the World Even If It Drags Us into WW III?
Dee Knight | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Aug 2021

14 Aug 2021 – Government-sponsored “fake news” is brainwashing the public into accepting a new U.S./NATO-sponsored Cold War with China.

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If You Build It, They Will Come: Apple Has Opened the Backdoor to Increased Surveillance and Censorship around the World
Kurt Opsahl | Electronic Frontier Foundation - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Aug 2021

11 Aug 2021 – Apple’s new program for scanning images sent on iMessage steps back from the company’s prior support for the privacy and security of encrypted messages. It has created an infrastructure that is all too easy to redirect to greater surveillance and censorship. Apple has paved the road to mandated security weakness around the world, enabling and reinforcing the arguments that, should the intentions be good enough, scanning through your personal life and private communications is acceptable.

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Where Are We?
Amos Gvirtz – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Aug 2021

9 Aug 2021 – Very quietly and with no media fuss, in the space of a week the IDF destroyed two Palestinian villages, Humsa al Bqai’a (for the sixth time) and Ras a-Tin, in a drive to compel the residents to relocate. The IDF has devised a strategy for circumventing legal measures that would delay execution of demolition orders, issued only after the fact.

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Hiroshima Never Again!
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Aug 2021

Aug. 6th marks the anniversary of the U.S. dropping the first atomic bomb named “Little Boy” on the city of Hiroshima, Japan in 1945. Three days later, on Aug. 9th a second atomic bomb named “Fat Man” was dropped on Nagasaki. In two blinding flashes of light, heat and radiation, hundreds of thousands of people were killed.

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Reflections from Kyoto (on Hiroshima and Nagasaki)
Robert Kowalczyk – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Aug 2021

Dissonance Searching for Resonance

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Pentagon Documents Reveal How the DOD Bullies Movie and TV Producers into Forcing Them to Accept Their ‘Assistance’
Tom Secker | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Aug 2021

5 Aug 2021 – The US military’s central office for dealing with Hollywood revealed how the Department of Defense strong-armed the industry to achieve its propaganda goals. The reports were obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request.

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Brilliant New Film ‘Pray Away’ Picks Personal Stories of ‘Ex-Ex-Gays’ to Expose Faith-Based Conversion Therapy as a Religious Sham
Damian Wilson | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Aug 2021

7 Aug 2021 – Conversion’s therapy’s bogus science is exposed in a new documentary in which ‘ex-gay’ Christian cheerleaders admit they’re homosexual and confess they were lying all along as they brought misery to vulnerable young people.

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Twitter Will Allow You to Deny the Genocide of Palestinians, but Not a ‘Uighur Genocide’, So I’ve Been Banned
Maram Susli | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Aug 2021

7 Aug 2021 – Big Tech censors are shutting down voices like mine, because they don’t like me exposing the truth of what’s going on in Palestine. But they’re happy with tweets about killings in Xinjiang, even when there’s no evidence for it.

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Democracy: Enemy of the Powerful
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2021

28 Jul 2021 – Perhaps the best possible thing we could acknowledge being is a “divided nation.” Failing to do so justifies — or at least avoids noticing — all manner of violent cruelty and repression in the name of so-called democracy, from the jailing of whistleblowers who reveal U.S. war crimes…

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Rethinking the Critical Race Theory Debate
Patrick D. Anderson | Black Agenda Report - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2021

23 Jul 2021 – The conspicuous absence of Derrick Bell who levels a class critique against the Black bourgeoisie, whom he sees as having led Black political protest down the wrong path time and time again.

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Journalist Craig Murray Jailed for Eight Months in a Major Assault on Democratic Rights
Robert Stevens | WSWS - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2021

30 Jul 2021 – Yesterday, Murray was informed that the UK’s Supreme Court refused to hear his appeal for a punitive eight months by a Scottish court. The railroading of Murray into prison is the culmination of a politically motivated witch-hunt. For the last decade, he has been a trenchant defender of Julian Assange.

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Taking Control by Destroying Cash: Beware Cyber Polygon as Part of the Elite Coup
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2021

Anyone who is paying attention to what is taking place in the background is well aware that the life we knew before 2020 has already ended and what is being systematically put in its place as the World Economic Forum implements its ‘Great Reset’ will bear no comparison to any period prior to last year. Of course, those of us who qualify as ‘ordinary people’ have had no say in the shape of what is being implemented.

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Chris Hedges and Slavoj Žižek on the Pandemic’s Ramifications (Parts 1 & 2)
On Contact | RT America – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2021

13-15 Jul 2021 – Chris Hedges discusses the social, political, cultural economic ramifications of the pandemic with the philosopher Slavoj Žižek.

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Evo Morales Denounces New U.S.-led Operation Condor
Nan McCurdy and Nora McCurdy | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jul 2021

19 Jul 2021 – Operation Condor was a U.S.-directed secret intelligence program in the 1970s-’80s in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay, which resulted in the torture and “disappearance” of thousands of people. Plan follows precedent of state-sponsored assassination campaign targeting leftists.

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Building Solidarity with Haiti’s Popular Movement
Robert Roth | Haiti Action Committee - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jul 2021

It is imperative that we respect the people’s aspirations for progress and for a just society. It is paramount that we stand in solidarity with the people’s protests demanding a new form of state. The nation deserves a new system that is more in harmony with the dreams of our founders, a new vision of the republic rooted in justice, transparency and participation.

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

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

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Civilizing the Savage
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jul 2021

21 Jul 2021 – We crossed the Atlantic, encountered a bunch of savages, defeated them, claimed the continent. We won! This is the history I remember learning, as satisfying and stupid as a John Wayne movie.

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The Covid Deception Exposed
Paul Craig Roberts | Institute for Political Economy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jul 2021

21 Jul 2021 – Dr. Robert Malone, who pioneered the mRNA technology, has provided data that clearly show that the countries with the smallest percentage of their population vaccinated have the fewest number of new Covid cases. Countries with the largest percentages of population vaccinated have surging numbers of new Covid cases. How can this be?

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These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions Can Shatter the Mythology That Sanctifies U.S. Imperialism
Matt Mckenna | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jul 2021

23 Jul 2021 – The 20th century muckraking journalist Upton Sinclair once opined that “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” With this in mind, it is easy to understand why a small but powerful class of war profiteers might not acknowledge or seek to educate the public about the nefarious nature and immorality of U.S. empire.

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Reflections from Kyoto
Robert Kowalczyk – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jul 2021

25 Jul 2021 – Dissonance Searching for Resonance – Last night from Tokyo, Japan those of our troubled, speculative, hopeful, and cynical world who had live-screen accessibility could watch the opening ceremonies of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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HUFUD Peace & Human Rights Award – Essay Competition
Alberto Portugheis | HUFUD – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jul 2021

We are looking for bright and imaginative Peace Seekers to come up with innovative plans for the planet to be free of Armed Forces – that is, free of wars, politically concocted as well as those of a private initiative. Submissions Deadline: 30 Sep 2021. The recipient of the £1000 HUFUD Peace Award will be announced on 30 Nov 2021.

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“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”
Albert Einstein – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jul 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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CIA Stories: The CIA is Born
Abby Martin | Empire Files – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jul 2021

20 Jun 2021 – Abby Martin introduces the first installment of a new Empire Files series about the CIA explaining why the agency was created, and how it became the most nefarious criminal organization in the world, with CIA expert Douglas Valentine.

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

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

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Moral Intelligence or Nuclear War
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jul 2021

14 Jul 2021 – Let’s dance at the border! One of these days, something will give — the rich, the powerful will suddenly look around cluelessly. What’s happening? Awareness will sweep across the planet: We are one, and life is sacred. This consciousness will even invade political life and what I call moral intelligence will find political traction.

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The Controversial Prosecutor at the Heart of the Julian Assange Case
Murtaza Hussain | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jul 2021

17 Jul 2021 – The battle to extradite Assange from the UK to the US is of paramount importance to the future of national security reporting. Prosecutor Gordon Kromberg has been dogged by allegations of bias and politicized prosecutions. Now he could shape the future of journalism.

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Media Play Up Protests, Play Down Effect of US Sanctions in Cuba
Alan MacLeod | FAIR-Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jul 2021

16 Jul 2021 – The Media were quick to give the protests front and center coverage. Far larger and more deadly movements in Chile and Ecuador were mostly ignored by the corporate press. Meanwhile, the political situation in Haiti, which has seen three continuous years of nationwide protest, was overwhelmingly ignored until the assassination of US-backed President Jovenel Moïse last week.

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Cry, the Bedeviled Country: I Weep for My Homeland of South Africa, As I Watch Its Disintegration from Afar
Jani Allan | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jul 2021

17 Jul 2021 – Widespread looting and burning has killed over 100, and wrecked factories, shops and homes, with Indian and whites increasingly the target. Is the country I love, where I spent 30 years of my life, spiralling into racial warfare?

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Disgusting Perverts or Just Misunderstood? Meet the Zoophiles Who Have Sex with Animals and Want to Be Embraced by Pride
Chris Sweeney | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jul 2021

6 Jul 2021 – Zoophiles believe it’s acceptable to be intimate with an animal, and want the LGTBQ+ movement to add a Z to its name. RT spoke to one about their secret world, and with members of the ‘furry’ and ‘therian’ communities.

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Ethiopian Conflict and International Law
Ann Garrison interviews Francis A. Boyle | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jul 2021

8 Jul 2021 -Legal scholar Francis A. Boyle told Ann Garrison that a “Responsibility-to-Protect” intervention in Ethiopia would be illegal and catastrophic.

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Data, Not Arms, the Key Driver in Emerging US-China Cold War
Robert Reich | The Guardian - TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jul 2021

10 Jul 2021 – Cybersecurity comes down to which side has access to more information about the other and can utilize it best.

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The Syria Deception: The Public Has Been Hoodwinked Yet Again into Supporting a Criminal War of Aggression—and One That Has Been Effectively Lost
Jeremy Kuzmarov | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jul 2021

8 Jul 2021 – United States warmakers have become so skilled at propaganda that not only can they wage a war of aggression without arousing protest; they can also compel liberals to denounce peace activists using language reminiscent of the McCarthy era. Take the case of Syria. The people and groups one would normally count on to oppose wars have been the ones largely defending it.

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Letting Filthy Private Jets Go Tax-Free Shows How the EU Prioritises the Mega-Rich Over the Masses
Damian Wilson | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jul 2021

8 Jul 2021 – Despite being hugely damaging for the environment, private planes operated by mi(bi)llionaires are to be given carbon tax exemption by hypocritical bureaucrats who tirelessly push a green agenda. It’s Brussels hypocrisy at its finest.

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How Not to Cover Critical Race Theory
Julie Hollar | FAIR-Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jul 2021

10 Jul 2021 – Fox News and its conservative media allies have turned white rage onto a more actionable target: critical race theory. Though the theory is a longstanding and specific academic lens for understanding systemic racism, the right has transformed it into a catchall for anything that encourages talking about and addressing racism.

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Aloha & Mahalo Haunani-Kay Trask! RIP
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jul 2021

Haunani-Kay Trask, Hawaiian scholar and activist, died in the morning of 3 Jul 2021 on Oahu, Honolulu. She was 71. Tenured as a professor for more than 30 years at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Trask worked in co-founding the contemporary field of Hawaiian Studies.

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

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

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Fox News’ Anti-Vaccination Hysteria Has Reached a Disturbing New Level
Ryan Bort | Rolling Stone - TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jul 2021

9 Jul 2021 – Right-wing media is melting down over President Biden’s push to … inoculate people against a virus that has killed more than 600,000 Americans.

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Strategically Resisting the New Dark Age: The 7 Days Campaign to Resist ‘The Great Reset’
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jul 2021

8 Jul 2021 – Measured by the Christian calendar, the period of about 500 years from the fall of the Roman Empire until the end of the first millennium was a time characterized by economic, intellectual and cultural decline in the European Christian world. In retrospect, it is now referred to as ‘the Dark Age’, even as other cultures, including that of Islam but those in other parts of the world too, thrived during this period.

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Assange Turns 50 in Jail–A Reminder of a Western Democracy Paradox He Exposed: Non-Freedom Gives a Sense of Freedom
Slavoj Žižek | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Jul 2021

3 Jul 2021 – Today, WikiLeaks co-founder Assange is celebrating his 50th birthday, being held at the Belmarsh maximum-security prison in London as Washington seeks his extradition to the US, where he could be jailed for up to 175 years if found guilty. That reminds us of the dark aspects of the ‘Land of the Free’ and most of Western democracies.

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Illusions of Empire: Amartya Sen on What British Rule Really Did to India
Amartya Sen | The Guardian - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Jul 2021

29 Jun 2021 – Sen’s counter-history of the institutionalized elite’s delusion that the British Raj was better than French rule, building liberal institutions for the colonized, etc. As a tyrannical blood-sucking alien ruler, Britain did nothing good for the colonized out of the goodness of its heart. Many of the arguments defending the Raj are based on serious misconceptions about India’s past, imperialism and history itself.

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U.S. Military: Greatest Polluter on the Planet!
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Jul 2021

29 Jun 2021 – The U.S. Military is the largest consumer of oil and largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the world. In the name of “defense” the U.S. military is carbon bombing the planet and countries all around the world, including munitions sites this week in Syria and Iraq.

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Scientific American Retracted Pro-Palestine Article without Any Factual Errors
Murtaza Hussain | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Jul 2021

1 Jul 2021 – After right-wing outrage, the esteemed journal removed an opinion piece expressing solidarity with Palestinians under Israeli bombardment.

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NYTimes Op-Ed Denounces Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden on 50th Anniversary of Publishing the Pentagon Papers
Barbara Koeppel | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Jul 2021

1 Jul 2021 – This past June 13th, The New York Times celebrated the 50th anniversary of its publishing the Pentagon Papers. In a special section, “Uncovering the Secret History of the Vietnam War,” it told how a team of 50 reporters, researchers and editors worked on the story for nearly four months, holed up in a “whole group of suites” at a New York City Hilton Hotel—to ensure their secrecy.

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Art versus Drones
Kathy Kelly | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Jul 2021

29 Jun 2021 – An exhibit seeks to raise public awareness of the anonymous killing machines. People in many parts of the world can’t speak up. Comparatively, we don’t face torture or death for protesting. We can tell the stories of the people being killed now by our drones, or watching the skies in terror of them.

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Transcending War: Everyone Wins
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jun 2021

23 Jun 2021 – When will we as a nation admit it? Barbara Lee was right. She was the only member of Congress to vote against the Authorization for the Use of Military Force back in 2001, following the 9/11 disaster, which allowed George W. Bush to invade Afghanistan. A year later she voted against a second AUMF that launched the invasion of Iraq and Bush’s alleged Global War on Terror, a.k.a., our endless war to pummel evil into dust and sweep it out of the universe.

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‘7 Days Campaign to Resist The Great Reset’ Now Launched
Robert J. Burrowes & Anita McKone – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jun 2021

‘We Are Human We Are Free’ announces the launch of the ‘7 Days Campaign to Resist The Great Reset’. This worldwide nonviolent resistance movement is a strategy to resist the achievement of elite control through implementation of the World Economic Forum’s ‘Great Reset’.

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Have We Learned Nothing? Biden Backs Mass Murder in the Middle East
Connor Freeman | The Libertarian Institute - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jun 2021

18 Jun 2021 – The Gaza Strip, measures only 25 miles long and five miles wide. It is one of the most densely populated places on the planet. Since 2007, Israel has imposed a full blockade on Gaza from the air, land, and sea. The two million Palestinians living there are trapped in an open air prison where food, potable water, electricity, medicine, building materials, etc. are severely restricted by the Israeli authorities.

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Under Pandemic, UN Votes to Condemn Cruel and Illegal U.S. Blockade of Cuba—but There Is a Twist
Chris Agee | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jun 2021

24 Jun 2021 – 184 Countries Vote in the UN to Condemn U.S. Blockade of Cuba—As Usual, Two Countries Vote Against: the U.S. and Israel. While Conditions in Cuba Under the Blockade are Worsening, Cuba’s Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Industry May Help Them Out of the Pandemic

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Farewell to Anti-Virus Guru John Mcafee
Damian Wilson | RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jun 2021

24 Jun 2021 – The Wild, High-Living, Paranoid, Millionaire Genius I Was Glad to Call My Neighbour – The suicide of tech entreprenuer John McAfee in his Spanish prison cell, as he awaited deportation to the USA over tax fraud, draws a curtain on the madcap escapades of the most colourful character I’ve ever come across.

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Ethiopians Go to the Polls Even After the US Tells Them Not to
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jun 2021

23 Jun 2021 – Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia are now alarming US political and military elites by forming an alliance and threatening to chart an independent path in the Horn of Africa. Many Ethiopians expressed enthusiasm for what they consider the country’s first real, competitive election.

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Key Witness in Assange Case Admits to Lies in Indictment
Bjartmar Oddur Þeyr Alexandersson and Gunnar Hrafn Jónsson | Stundin - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jun 2021

26 Jun 2021 – A major witness in the United States’ Department of Justice case against Julian Assange has admitted to fabricating key accusations in the indictment against the Wikileaks founder. The witness, who has a documented history with sociopathy and has received several convictions for sexual abuse of minors and wide-ranging financial fraud, made the admission in a newly published interview in Stundin where he also confessed to having continued his crime spree whilst working with the Department of Justice and FBI and receiving a promise of immunity from prosecution.

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The Covid Vaccine Is Causing the Covid Variants
Paul Craig Roberts | Institute for Political Economy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jun 2021

15 Jun 2021 – The so-called Covid variants, officially designated as mutations, are being used to extend the British lockdown. However, Dr. Luc Montagnier, 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and former director of the Retrovirology Lab at the Pasteur Institute, reports that in fact it is the vaccinations that are producing the variants.

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Confronting the Ruling Elite
Chris Hedge interviews Richard Falk | RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jun 2021

5 Jun 2021 – Richard Falk joins Chris Hedges for a new episode of “On Contact.” Falk has denounced what he calls “the global legalization of rogue behavior embedded in the UN Charter” which vests a right of veto in the five permanent members of the Security Council, the only organ within the UN system with the authority to reach binding decisions.

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How Organized Crime Infiltrated American Business after WWII and Corrupted National Politics from Truman to Trump
Jeremy Kuzmarov | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jun 2021

10 Jun 2021 – Provocative new book documents the unsavory alliance between the Mafia, the CIA, and the corporate establishment that transformed America into “the world’s most dangerous nation.”

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Prelude to War? The US/NATO, Egypt, and Ethiopian Sovereignty
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jun 2021

9 Jun 2021 – Ethiopian American activist and community organizer Benyam Kitaw says that US hostility toward Ethiopia could lead to further sanctions, economic pressure, and perhaps even war.

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How Billion-Dollar Foundations Fund NGOs to Manipulate U.S. Foreign Policy: A Case Study from Nicaragua
Rick Sterling | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jun 2021

8 Jun 2021 – U.S. foreign policy is increasingly promoted by billionaire-funded foundations. The neoliberal era has created individuals with incredible wealth who, through “philanthropy,” flex their influence and feel good at the same time. While these philanthropists can be liberal on some issues, they almost universally support U.S. foreign policy and the “free market.” Because many of these super-rich individuals made their wealth through investments and speculation, most do not like a planned economy, socialized services beyond the private sector, or greater government control.

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The Difference between ‘Woke’ and a True Awakening
Slavoj Žižek | RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jun 2021

10 Jun 2021 – The supposedly liberal ‘wokeness’ and cancel culture have little to do with awakening to what’s going on in the world and trying to change it – it’s just noise for the sake of noise, while the status-quo is carefully preserved.

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Apartheid
André Carrilho | OppArt/The Nation – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jun 2021

Lost Links

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Nukes, Lies and Invisible Murder
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jun 2021

2 Jun 2021 – “The employment or threat of employment of nuclear weapons could have a significant influence on ground operations. . . . Integration of nuclear weapons into a theater of operations requires the consideration of multiple variables. Using nuclear weapons could create conditions for decisive results and the restoration of strategic stability. Specifically, the use of a nuclear weapon will fundamentally change the scope of a battle and create conditions that affect how commanders will prevail in conflict.” – ‘Nuclear Operations’ Report by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Off the Rails: New Report by Corporate-Funded Think-Tank Reveals How Profit-Driven Motives Drive New Cold War against China
Danny Haiphong | Covert Action Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jun 2021

5 Jun 2021 – A new report published in Railway Age magazine and written by the Information Technology Innovation Foundation has sounded the alarm about China’s growing high-speed rail sector amid escalations in the U.S.’s New Cold War against China. It paradoxically acknowledges the failure of the economic model the U.S. has tried to impose on the rest of the world.

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Norman Finkelstein: Truth and Justice Are the Ultimate Test, Not International NGOs
Ann Garrison interviews Norman Finkelstein | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jun 2021

2 Jun 2021 – Even Human Rights Watch says Israel is committing crimes against humanity in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and in Gaza, and the idea of a Jewish state in the context of Palestine is not legitimate. “Do concentration camp guards have a right to self-defense?”

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USA Dominant again in Arms Sales: Selling Death
William D. Hartung | TomDispatch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jun 2021

25 May 2021 – When it comes to trade in the tools of death and destruction, no one tops the United States of America. Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and others are again profiting at the expense of so many of the rest of us. And Again… and Again… and Again

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

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

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US-Funded Belarusian Regime-Change Activist Arrested on Plane Joined Neo-Nazis in Ukraine
Ben Norton | The Grayzone – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 May 2021

27 May 2021 – Belarusian regime-change activist Roman Protasevich, whose arrest on a grounded plane caused a global scandal, joined Ukraine’s neo-Nazi Azov Battalion and was cultivated by the US government’s media apparatus.

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