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American Empire Defined
The Peace Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 May 2019

Informative, educational

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Stop a U.S. War on Iran!
James Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 May 2019

“Iran and Venezuela are both in the gun sights of U.S. imperialism. Sound the alarm and take action to stop these reckless and disastrous wars before they begin. Military personnel should prepare to refuse illegal orders to commit aggression against nations that are no threat to the U.S.”
— Gerry Condon, President, US Veterans for Peace

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Answering the Mysterious Call of an Artist’s Spiritual Vocation
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 May 2019

What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance, by Carolyn Forché – If you are like me, you will be inspired by what the poet Char called “wisdom with tear-filled eyes.” This book is just that. It is a call to Americans to face the truth and resist.

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How the West’s War in Libya Has Spurred Terrorism in 14 Countries
Mark Curtis – Middle East Eye, 13 May 2019

3 May 2019 – The true extent of the fall-out from the Libya war is remarkable: it has spurred terrorism in Europe, Syria, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.

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What’s Next: War with Venezuela?
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 May 2019

8 May 2019 – Mix a little socialism in with the oil and war may be unavoidable. With our trillion dollar military budget, threatening (and waging) war is pretty much the only thing we know how to do as a nation, and by “we” I mean the ones in control, publicly and/or secretly — the ones whose egos have expanded to the size of the nation, who mean themselves when they say “that’s what the United States will do.”

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The Disintegrated Mind: The Greatest Threat to Human Survival on Earth
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 May 2019

Given that the expression ‘mental disintegration’ describes a shocking psychological state but also one that is so widespread it afflicts virtually everyone, it can be described as posing the greatest threat to human survival on Earth because it caused – and now prevents virtually everyone from thinking, feeling, planning and behaving functionally in response to – the multifaceted threats to humanity and the biosphere.

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Nonviolence Charter: Progress Report #14 (Apr 2019)
Robert J. Burrowes, Anita McKone & Anahata Giri – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 May 2019

This is the latest six-monthly report on progress in relation to ‘The People’s Charter to Create a Nonviolent World’ together with a sample of news about Charter signatories and organizations. Our collective effort to build a worldwide consensus against the use of violence in all contexts continues to make progress, even against rather overwhelming odds! At the time of today’s report, we have signatories in 105 countries. We also have 117 organizations/networks from 37 countries.

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No Direction Home: The Journey of Frantz Fanon
Adam Shatz | Raritan Quarterly, Rutgers University – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 May 2019

Winter 2019 – Reading Fanon, one sometimes has the impression that mere expository prose cannot do justice to the impulsive movement of his thought. I use the word “movement” advisedly: Fanon did not write his texts; he dictated them while pacing back and forth, either to his wife, Josie, or to his secretary, Marie-Jeanne Manuellan (who has just published a memoir about the experience). This method of composition lends his writings an electrifying musicality: restless, searching, and, as he fell prey to the leukemia that would kill him, otherworldly in its call for a new planetary order, cleansed of racism and oppression.

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(Castellano) Hacer frente a lo “imposible”: Poner fin a la violencia
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 May 2019

29 Apr 2019 – Siempre que, en circunstancias normales, se plantea el tema de la violencia, la mayoría de las personas levantan las manos horrorizadas y comentan que “está en nuestros genes”, “no se puede hacer nada al respecto” u otras palabras que reflejan la impotencia que la mayoría de la gente siente en torno a la violencia. Pero hay un gran número de personas en todo el mundo que no aceptan esto y que están luchando, sin descanso, para poner fin a la violencia antes de que nos acabe a nosotros. ¿Qué hay de usted?

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Nonviolence or Nonexistence
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 May 2019

2 May 2019 – The day before he died, Martin Luther King said these words at a packed church in Memphis: “Men for years now have been talking about war and peace. Now no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world, it is nonviolence or nonexistence. That is where we are today.”That’s where we are today . . . half a century later!

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Assange – A Dangerous Precedent
Courtenay Barnett – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Apr 2019

As defence Attorney and a human rights activist I am acutely aware of the importance of legal protection for the right to speak via the media, both print and electronic, to bring public attention to matters of administrative, governmental and other official wrongdoings.

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Tackling the ‘Impossible’: Ending Violence
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Apr 2019

24 Apr 2019 – Anyone who pays attention to the subject of violence in any detail soon discovers that plenty of people are interested in tackling this problem, even if it is ‘impossible’. Moreover, of course, at least some people recognize that while we must tackle each manifestation of violence, understanding the cause of violence is imperative if we are to successfully tackle its many manifestations at their source. To do all of this effectively, however, is a team effort. And hopefully, one day, this team will include all of us.

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Kim-Putin Summit Reaffirms Onset of Multipolar Future
John Wight - RT, 29 Apr 2019

26 Apr 2019 – The summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Vladimir Putin was significant on various levels and reaffirms the onset of a multipolar world. Knowing your enemies and understanding your friends is a maxim to live by.

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We Accept Charlize Theron Bringing Her Boy Up as a Girl – But Let’s Not Pretend It’s No Big Deal
Igor Ogorodnev - RT, 29 Apr 2019

22 Apr 2019 – Actress Charlize Theron has every right to treat her adopted son as female, but there is no shirking from the inherent oddness of the situation, or more importantly, arguments about whether it is the right parenting decision.

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A New Middle East: The Long Awaited Independence
Cristina Cabrejas-Artola – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Apr 2019

26 Apr 2019 – For centuries, Western powers have essentially blocked any attempts to make the Middle East a self-sufficient region. A powerful Middle East gave rise to a declined Europe through scientific discoveries, providing the foundations of the industrial revolution. The Middle East is rising again, hopefully to end centuries of foreign dependency and false protection retaking the lead of further scientific advancement.

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2019 World Press Freedom Index – A Cycle of Fear
Reporters Without Borders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Apr 2019

The 2019 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) shows how hatred of journalists has degenerated into violence, contributing to an increase in fear. The number of countries regarded as safe, where journalists can work in complete security, continues to decline, while authoritarian regimes continue to tighten their grip on the media.

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Defending Julian Assange -> Defending the Truth
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Apr 2019

Because of my own longstanding interest in developing thoughtfully-designed nonviolent strategies in our struggle to make our world one of peace, justice and ecological sustainability, let me suggest a strategic way forward that will honor the courage of Julian and Chelsea by maximizing the impact of their truth-telling on the longer-term struggles just mentioned while also taking separate action to provide some additional pressure to assist them in the short and medium terms.

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Between Yes and No, Heaven and Earth with Albert Camus on a Spring Morning
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Apr 2019

18 Apr 2019 – For a writer to fight injustice to the exclusion of creating beauty and living passionately contradicts the deepest desires of the human heart. Albert Camus taught us this. The love of life must inform the rebel’s resistance to injustice… You are right, Albert, “We must simultaneously serve suffering and beauty.”

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(Castellano) Defendiendo a Julian Assange -> Defendiendo la Verdad
Robert Burrowes | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Apr 2019

Debido a mi propio interés de larga data en desarrollar estrategias no violentas cuidadosamente diseñadas en nuestra lucha por hacer de nuestro mundo un mundo de paz, justicia y sostenibilidad ecológica, permítame sugerir una forma estratégica de avanzar que honre el coraje de Julian y Chelsea maximizando el impacto de su relato de la verdad en las luchas a más largo plazo que se acaban de mencionar, al tiempo que se toman medidas por separado para ejercer una presión adicional para ayudarles en el corto y mediano plazo.

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Truth Itself Is Behind Bars in Julian Assange’s Cell
George Galloway - RT, 22 Apr 2019

17 Apr 2019 – As the cell-door slammed behind the world-renowned publisher Julian Assange, the Champagne corks were popping in some surprising salons. Liberals across the world, forever telling us that they’d “die for our right to say it” turned out to be dying for the Trump Justice Department to get their hands on the ghost of what they used to be, or wanted us to think they were.

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The Horrors of Child Prostitution in Ghana
Sophia Bogner and Paul Hertzberg – Der Spiegel, 22 Apr 2019

More than 100,000 children in Ghana work as prostitutes. Melphia, 13, is one of them. She lives in a slum and spends her nights in hotel rooms with businessmen, police officers and, increasingly, tourists.

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(Italiano) Perché gli attivisti falliscono
Robert J. Burrowes | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Apr 2019

Nonostante enormi sforzi continui per più di un millennio, durante e a partire dalla formazione e plasmazione del mondo moderno, e con il costante aumento delle tematiche contestate, gli attivisti di vario genere hanno fatto progressi insufficienti su punti chiave, particolarmente in relazione al porre fine alla violenza e alla guerra (e alla minaccia della guerra nucleare), al fermare lo sfruttamento di molti popoli e gli infiniti assalti alla biosfera terrestre.

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US Makes Stuff Up to Grease the Skids for War on Iran
William Boardman - Reader Supported News, 22 Apr 2019

19 Apr 2019 – With absolutely zero good reasons for waging war on Iran, the Trump administration goes on making stuff up to lie the country into yet another war. The template looks like the Bush administration’s successful effort to lie the US into the Iraq War, the catastrophic effects of which keep unfolding.

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Assange Arrested & Escorted out of Ecuadorian Embassy
RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Apr 2019

11 Apr 2019 – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been evicted from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has spent the last six years. Ecuador’s president has announced that the country has withdrawn asylum from Assange.

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Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum; U.S. Requests Extradition
Robert Mackey – The Intercept, 15 Apr 2019

11 Apr 2019 – The WikiLeaks founder was arrested by British police who were invited into Ecuador’s London embassy today after his asylum was withdrawn. This breaking news report will be updated throughout the day.

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Another African Convicted in another Racist, Chauvinist Western Court
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Apr 2019

10 Apr 2019 – Western propaganda about the Rwandan Genocide has been so triumphant that a Rwandan Hutu on trial in the West faces inevitable jury bias. Last week a jury in Boston Federal Court convicted Rwandan asylum seeker Jean Leonard Teganya of fraud and perjury for lying on his immigration papers about his involvement in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.

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Dictator: Media Code for ‘Government We Don’t Like’
Alan MacLeod | FAIR-Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Apr 2019

11 Apr 2019 – Let’s start with a quiz: Quick! Name some dictators! I’m willing to bet most of you responded with just a few of the same names: Assad, Putin, Castro, Kim Jong-un, Gaddafi, Maduro. This is not because they are the only dictators in the world (far from it), or that all of them even necessarily qualify for the title, but precisely because these are the figures most constantly labeled as such by our media.

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Assange’s ‘Conspiracy’ to Expose War Crimes Has Already Been Punished
Joe Emersberger | FAIR-Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Apr 2019

In 2010, the Guardian, like the New York Times and a few other corporate newspapers, briefly partnered with WikiLeaks to publish the contents of thousands of confidential US diplomatic cables, known as Cablegate. The material exposed atrocities perpetrated by the US military, as well as other disgraceful acts—like US diplomats strategizing on how to undermine elected governments out of favor with Washington, spying on official US allies and bullying poor countries into paying wildly exorbitant prices for life-saving drugs.

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Trump Regime Escalates Sanctions War on Venezuela
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Apr 2019

8 Apr 2019 – Sanctions are ineffective as a regime change tool, harming targeted economies and populations, achieving little more. Yet they’re a US favorite, used repeatedly against targeted countries like Venezuela, Iran, Syria, North Korea, and many others.

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Battlefield Libya: Fruits of US-NATO Regime Change
Tony Cartalucci | Land Destroyer Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Apr 2019

10 Apr 2019 – Libya is back in the news, as fighting escalates around the capital, Tripoli. The confusing chaos that has continually engulfed Libya since 2011 is the predictable outcome of a US-led political and military intervention. Other examples showcasing US-led regime change “success” include Afghanistan, Iraq, and Ukraine.

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The CIA Takeover of America in the 1960s Is the Story of Our Times
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Apr 2019

A Quasi-Review of, A Lie Too Big To Fail: The Real History of the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, by Lisa Pease

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(Castellano) Por qué fracasan los activistas
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Apr 2019

Los sistemas formales de gobernanza humana en la Tierra -es decir, los gobiernos y las organizaciones intergubernamentales como las Naciones Unidas- están controlados por la élite mundial, que es invisible para la mayoría de las personas, incluidos los activistas, y por lo tanto no es considerada por ellos. Así, por supuesto, es como la élite lo quiere y uno todavía puede encontrar fácilmente cuentas que preguntan si la élite (por el nombre que se le dé) realmente existe e incluso le atribuyen una cualidad mística. Si es que la idea no es simplemente descartada como una “teoría de la conspiración”.

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Syria: Is US Fighting ISIS or Liquidating Assets?
Tony Cartalucci | Land Destroyer Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Apr 2019

28 Mar 2019 – That the “final stronghold” of ISIS resides in US occupied territory in Syria says it all. From US Defense Intelligence Agency memos noting efforts to create a “Salafist” [Islamic] “principality” [State] in eastern Syria precisely where ISIS rose and now clings to its “final stronghold,” to the obvious fact that ISIS’ fighting capacity was only possible through extensive state sponsorship – it was already clear that the US and its partners in regime change against Syria had been using terrorists including ISIS as proxy ground forces.

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The US Just ‘Invaded’ an Island in the East China Sea & No One Noticed
Darius Shahtahmasebi – RT, 8 Apr 2019

29 Mar 2019 – Just recently, the US military launched a full-on invasion of an island in the East China Sea to send a strong message to China, and yet barely any mainstream media outlet has covered the story or its massive implications.

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The New EU Copyright Law Closes the Book on Free Speech Online. That’s a Feature, Not a Bug.
Helen Buyniski - RT, 8 Apr 2019

26 Mar 2019 – The controversial copyright law facing a final vote in the EU parliament is less about copyright than it is about hammering a final nail in the coffin of the freedoms the internet once promised. Yes, Article 13 is that bad.

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War with Russia?
James Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Apr 2019

3 Apr 2019 – Former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper are key figures, along with mainstream media parrots, in fueling the new demonization of Russia on behalf of the U.S. Military Industrial Complex. The demonizing of Russia is now as bad as or worse than during the 1950s McCarthy-era and the height of the Cold War. To avoid catastrophic nuclear confrontation with Russia we need dialog and diplomacy, not escalating confrontation.

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US Is Manufacturing a Crisis in Venezuela so that There Is Chaos and ‘Needed’ Intervention
Eva Bartlett – RT, 8 Apr 2019

29 Mar 2019 – Venezuela is America’s current target for mass destabilization in the hope of installing a puppet government. America has for years been waging an economic war against Venezuela, including debilitating sanctions which have dramatically affected the state’s ability to purchase medicines, and even mundane replacement parts needed in buses, ambulances, etc. Alongside the economic war there has been a steady propaganda war, but in recent months, the propaganda has escalated dramatically, from corporate media to US political figures.

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Even for the West Bank, This Is a Shocking Story
Gideon Levy and Alex Levac | Haaretz – Reader Supported News, 1 Apr 2019

A young Palestinian’s attempt to help a stranger shot by Israeli troops costs him his life

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(Français) Bal macabre au Brésil: le clan Bolsonaro, l’extrême droite et les milices
Laurent Delcourt | CETRI – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Apr 2019

14 mars 2019 – Les révélations récentes de la presse brésilienne sur les liens entre le fils aîné du président Bolsonaro et l’une des plus dangereuses organisations criminelles de Rio, soupçonnée notamment de l’assassinat de la jeune conseillère progressiste Marielle Franco, le 14 mars 2018, jettent une lumière crue sur la proximité entre l’extrême droite politique et les milices urbaines qui contrôlent une partie des quartiers périphériques de la ville. Les mesures prises par l’actuel gouvernement offrent à ces groupes paramilitaires de nouvelles marges de manœuvre pour opérer en toute impunité, tandis qu’elles annoncent pour les défenseurs des droits humains, les minorités et les populations marginalisées des heures encore plus sombres.

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The United Kingdom vis-a-vis the European Union
Cristina Cabrejas Artola – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Apr 2019

During the 60’s, France under the leadership of President Charles de Gaulle vetoed Britain’s entry as he expressed his concern about Britain diminishing France’s position in the EEC and the influence of the Anglo-American relations in Europe. It would take 24 years after the inception of the EEC, that on January 1st 1973 UK together with Denmark and the Republic of Ireland, that finally Britain joined the European block.

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‘Renouncing Violence’ Is a Demand Made Almost Exclusively of Muslims
Adam Johnson | FAIR-Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Apr 2019

29 Mar 2019 – A FAIR survey of the phrase “renounce violence” in the New York Times over the past 10 years shows that 95 percent of the time the demand is made of Muslim organizations, people or political parties, the most prominent being the Taliban and Hamas. There are zero instances of anyone in the Times—whether reporters quoting officials or columnists—from March 28, 2009, to March 28, 2019, insisting or suggesting that the United States, Israel or any white-majority country “renounce violence.”

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Truth v. Fiction in Venezuela
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Apr 2019

25 Mar 2019 – Followers of independent alternative media know Venezuela is the hemisphere’s leading social democracy. It’s not a “dictatorship” as falsely claimed by US hardliners and establishment media. Reality on the ground in Venezuela is a world apart from the fabricated Western narrative—all propaganda all the time, supporting the Trump regime’s coup plot.

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Our Wounded Planet
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Apr 2019

27 Mar 2019 – Should we save the planet or kill the enemy?… I am because you are!

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Third Trump Regime Sabotage of Venezuela’s Electrical Grid Foiled
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Apr 2019

28 Mar 2019 – Unbowed after over two months of failed efforts to topple Maduro, failure to win over its military or gain popular support, its paramilitary attack scheme and other tactics foiled so far—the Trump regime cyberattacked Venezuela’s electrical power grid for the third time since March 7. This time, preparations were in place to counter further cyberattacks.

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Why Activists Fail
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Mar 2019

Despite enormous ongoing effort over more than a thousand years, during and since the formation and shaping of the modern world, and as the number of issues being contested has steadily increased, activists of many types have made insufficient progress on key issues, particularly in relation to ending violence and war (and the threat of nuclear war), stopping the exploitation of many peoples and halting the endless assaults on Earth’s biosphere.

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(Castellano) Banca de élite a sus expensas: Cómo se utilizan los paraísos fiscales secretos para robarle su dinero
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Mar 2019

18 Mar 2019 – Los paraísos fiscales son lugares en todo el mundo donde las personas ricas, los delincuentes y los terroristas, así como los gobiernos y los organismos gubernamentales (como la CIA), los bancos, las empresas, los fondos de cobertura, las organizaciones internacionales (como el Vaticano) y los sindicatos del crimen (como la Mafia), pueden esconder su dinero para evitar la regulación y la supervisión y, muy a menudo, evadir impuestos.

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The Conflict of Our Time: U.S. Imperialism vs the Rule of Law
Nicolas J S Davies | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Mar 2019

11 Mar 2019 – The world faces many overlapping crises: regional political crises from Kashmir to Venezuela; brutal wars that rage on in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia; and the existential dangers of nuclear weapons, climate change, and mass extinction. The underlying crisis of legitimacy and authority that makes so many of our problems almost impossible to solve is the conflict between U.S. imperialism and the rule of law.

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Cyberattack Caused Venezuela’s Power Outage
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Mar 2019

11 Mar 2019 – On Thursday [7 Mar] at around 5:00PM during the rush hour for maximum effect, a cyberattack on Venezuela’s electrical grid plunged most of the nation into darkness.

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New Film
Alberto Portugheis | HUFUD – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Mar 2019

Following its Premiere on 7 March at the London premises of Global Justice Now premises and organised by their youth division Our Future Now, the documentary film PEACE IS POSSIBLE, on the work of HUFUD (Humanity United for Universal Demilitarisation), is now available on the Internet.

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Elizabeth Warren Is Right – We Must Break Up Facebook, Google and Amazon
Robert Reich – The Guardian, 18 Mar 2019

10 Mar 2019 – The presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren announced on Friday [8 Mar] she wants to bust up giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon. The titans of the new Gilded Age must be busted and the idea has bipartisan support. It’s time big tech was brought to heel.

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Multilateralism: A Testimony
Ambassador Idriss Jazairy and Roberto Savio| Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Mar 2019

For over 70 years, the UN system has been perceived as the guardian of peace and development in the world. However, multilateralism today is undeniably under strain. The effectiveness of global institutions and of global policymaking is questioned, and alliances are fraying.

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(Português) Apicultores brasileiros encontram meio bilhão de abelhas mortas em três meses
Pedro Grigori | Agência Pública/Repórter Brasil – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Mar 2019

• Pesticidas que causaram extermínio no Brasil estão banidos da União Europeia
• Impacto nos polinizadores faz Ibama reavaliar registro de quatro ingredientes ativos
• MPF investiga mortes em 4 estados e no Distrito Federal

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Elite Banking at Your Expense: How Secretive Tax Havens Are Used to Steal Your Money
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Mar 2019

Tax havens are locations around the world where wealthy individuals, criminals and terrorists, as well as governments and government agencies (such as the CIA), banks, corporations, hedge funds, international organizations (such as the Vatican) and crime syndicates (such as the Mafia), can stash their money so that they can avoid regulation and oversight and, very often, evade tax. According to Nicholas Shaxson: ‘Tax havens are now at the heart of the global economy.’

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A Peek into the Horrific Findings of the UN Report on Israel’s Massacre of Gaza Protesters
Robert Inlakesh – MintPress News, 11 Mar 2019

8 Mar 2019 – The commission found serious human rights violations that may constitute crimes against humanity and called on Israel to “Lift the blockade on Gaza with immediate effect.”

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OPCW Syria Report Cripples Western “Chemical Weapons” Narrative
Tony Cartalucci - Global Research, 11 Mar 2019

4 Mar 2019 – The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has presented its final report regarding an alleged chemical weapons attack on Douma, Syria on April 7, 2018. Despite attempts by the Western media to hail it as “proof” that the Syrian government used chemical weapons in Douma – the report says nothing of the sort. In fact, the report fails to link any of the alleged 43 deaths to apparent chlorine found at the scene of the alleged attack.

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Re-Inhabiting Planet Earth
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Mar 2019

6 Mar 2019 – The atmosphere didn’t catch fire at 5:30 that morning, but Segre’s words remain relevant, sort of like radioactive fallout. They encapsulate what may be history’s ultimate moment of human arrogance: the belief in a sense of separateness from and superiority to nature so thorough that we have, with our monstrous intelligence, the ability and therefore the right to play Bad God and make the whole planet go poof.

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Debunking the Myth That Anti-Zionism Is Antisemitic
Peter Beinart – The Guardian, 11 Mar 2019

7 Mar 2019 – It is a bewildering and alarming time to be a Jew, both because antisemitism is rising and because so many politicians are responding to it not by protecting Jews but by victimising Palestinians. Conflating anti-Zionism with Jew-hatred is a tragic mistake.

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The “Parties” Are Enjoyed by the Wealthy, Not by Popular Sectors
Roberto Sansón Mizrahi | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Mar 2019

21 Feb 2019 – Many countries apply adjustment policies arguing that the State generated a “party” spending income it did not have, which produced serious imbalances. This proposition conceals perverse situations: the “party,” if there was one, was enjoyed by large corporations and wealthy families. Let us be clear: if there were parties, they were just for some; the rest has been submitted to an unbridle process of concentration of wealth and, with that, decisional power as well.

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(Castellano) Una estrategia no violenta para derrotar el intento de golpe de Estado de EE.UU. en Venezuela
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Feb 2019

Al pueblo de Venezuela: Una vez más, la élite de los Estados Unidos ha decidido tratar de imponer su voluntad en el pueblo de otra nación, en este caso, y no por primera vez, su país, Venezuela.Por supuesto, este golpe es perfectamente consistente con la política exterior estadounidense de los últimos dos siglos, cuyo enfoque esencial ha sido asegurar su control en áreas geoestratégicas clave del mundo y robar los recursos de naciones extranjeras.

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Pink Floyd’s Waters Slams Venezuela Border Aid Concert
Brian Ellsworth and Sarah Marsh | Reuters – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Feb 2019

19 Feb 2019 – Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters slammed an upcoming “Live Aid”-style concert to raise funds for humanitarian aid for Venezuela, calling the event a U.S.-backed effort to tarnish the socialist government in a video circulating today.

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A World Party
Roberto Savio | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Feb 2019

19 Feb 2019 – I have decided that I can be more useful as a practitioner than as a theoretician in the cultured an interesting debate that Paul Raskin has opened on a world political party. But I still remember that during the debate on the New International Information Order in the seventies, the German chairman of the conference observed: “what Roberto had said works in practice. But the question is: would it work in theory”?

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How Much of Venezuela’s Crisis Is Really Maduro’s Fault?
Steve Ellner – Consortium News, 25 Feb 2019

15 Feb 2019 – The Venezuelan opposition frequently argues that neither the sanctions nor depressed international oil prices are to blame for the nation’s economic difficulties, only the mismanagement of the economy. There are several factors for Venezuela’s economic crisis, but you wouldn’t know it by listening to U.S. leaders or following corporate media.

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After 18 Years of War, the Taliban Has the Upper Hand in Afghanistan Peace Talks
Bilal Sarwary and Murtaza Hussain – The Intercept, 25 Feb 2019

15 Feb 2019 – For many observers, the negotiations register as a defeat — recognition that the Taliban has not only survived, but will be central to Afghanistan’s future.

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Facts Don’t Interfere with Propaganda Blitz against Venezuela’s Elected President
Joe Emersberger | Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Feb 2019

12 Feb 2019 – The Miami Herald (2/8/19) reported, “Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro continues to reject international aid.”“ The “Venezuelan leader” is Venezuela’s elected president. In contrast, it referred to Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s “interim president.” Calling for international aid and being democratically elected will do as little to protect Maduro’s government from US aggression as being disarmed of WMD did to prevent Iraq from being invaded—unless there is much more pushback from the US public against a lethal propaganda system.

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World Premiere London, UK
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Feb 2019

Disarmament: Alternative to International Security – Screening of the documentary ‘Peace is Possible’, about the work of HUFUD-Humanity United for Universal Demilitarisation. London Thursday 7 March, 7 pm. Event organised by Our Future Now, the Youth Network of Global Justice Now.

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A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat a US Military Invasion of Venezuela
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Feb 2019

To the People of Venezuela: Recently I wrote an article explaining how you could defeat, using nonviolent strategy, the US coup attempt that is taking place in your country. I would like to complement that article by now briefly explaining how you can also defeat a military invasion by the United States and any collaborating invaders by using a strategy of nonviolent defense as well.

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(Português) Uma estratégia não violenta para derrotar uma invasão militar dos EUA na Venezuela
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. | Dinâmica Global – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Feb 2019

Para o povo da Venezuela: Recentemente eu escrevi um artigo explicando como você poderia derrotar, usando a estratégia não-violenta, a tentativa de golpe dos EUA que está ocorrendo em seu país. Gostaria de complementar esse artigo explicando brevemente como você também pode derrotar uma invasão militar dos Estados Unidos e de qualquer invasor colaborador usando uma estratégia de defesa não-violenta também.

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Real ‘Obscene Masquerade’: How BBC Depicted Staged Hospital Scenes as Proof of Douma Chemical Attack in Syria
Vanessa Beeley – RT, 18 Feb 2019

16 Feb 2019 – An extraordinary turn of events: Riam Dalati is on the BBC production team based in Beirut and an “esteemed colleague” of Quentin Sommerville, the BBC’s Middle East correspondent. Dalati broke ranks with his UK Government-aligned media, on Twitter, to announce that “after almost 6 months of investigation, I can prove, without a doubt, that the Douma hospital scene was staged.”

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(Português) Nos Dá Medo Pensar?
Bertrand Russell | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Feb 2019

Fora o pensamento! Voltemos aos fantasmas do preconceito, não estejam a propriedade, a moral e a guerra em perigo! É melhor que os seres humanos sejam estúpidos, amorfos e tirânicos, antes que seus pensamentos sejam livres. Posto que se seus pensamentos fossem livres, seguramente não pensariam como nós. E esse desastre deve se evitar a todo custo. Assim argumentam os inimigos do pensamento nas profundezas inconscientes de suas almas. E assim agem as igrejas, escolas e universidades.

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The Cancer of Bankers
Rudo de Ruijter | Court Fool – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Feb 2019

In The magic of bankers you have been able to read how bankers create balances for loans with a simple line of bookkeeping. There is no money involved. The money for the balances doesn’t even exist. This extremely lucrative trick incites the bankers to supply as many loans as possible, but there is more. There are specific growth impulses that make it impossible to stop the growth of the outstanding loans. Not even with regulations. This has tremendous consequences for our society.

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Give a Little Bit (Music Video of the Week)
Roger Hodgson | Supertramp – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Feb 2019

Faroe Islands: What a night! For the first time ever, Roger Hodgson, legendary singer/songwriter and formerly of Supertramp, gave a concert at 4:00AM! Due to multiple plane delays that were out of his control, he arrived extremely late and people were waiting! The show must go on and on it went!

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(Português) “Verdades” que São Imposições: O Caso dos Juros das Grandes Corporações
Roberto Sansón Mizrahi | Opininon Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Feb 2019

29 jan 2019 – Em economia há questões apresentadas como “verdades” indisputáveis que, na realidade, servem para impor interesses e privilégios não defensáveis a céu aberto. Um exemplo é como se veem e se apresentam os juros de grandes corporações, como se obtêm e se distribuem. É crítico explicitar o que estiver encoberto para poder considerar novas opções.

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(Castellano) Aprendiendo de Gandhi
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Feb 2019

Aunque creía que la acción personal era muy importante, Gandhi también era un extraordinario estratega político y sabía que tenemos que hacer algo más que transformar nuestras vidas personales. Tenemos que ofrecer oportunidades que obliguen a otros a considerar hacer lo mismo. Gandhi fue asesinado el 30 de enero de 1948. Pero su legado perdura. Usted también puede aprender de él, si lo desea.

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Career War Criminal Elliott Abrams to Lead US on Venezuela
William Boardman - Reader Supported News, 11 Feb 2019

4 Feb 2019 – Some say history repeats itself. Mark Twain said history doesn’t repeat, but it rhymes. The January 25 appointment of convicted perjurer Elliott Abrams as the new US Special Envoy on Venezuela is evidence that history just goes on and on and on with ironic cruelty and relentless injustice. That would be especially true if you happen to have the world’s largest proven oil reserve, as Venezuela does.

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World Premiere London, UK
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Feb 2019

Screening of the documentary ‘Peace is Possible’, about the work of HUFUD-Humanity United for Universal Demilitarisation. London Thursday 7 March, 7 pm. Event organised by Our Future Now, the Youth Network of Global Justice Now.

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Are We Afraid of Thinking?
Bertrand Russell | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Feb 2019

Away with thought! Back into the shades of prejudice, lest property, morals, and war should be endangered! Better men should be stupid, slothful, and oppressive than that their thoughts should be free. For if their thoughts were free they might not think as We do. And at all costs this disaster must be averted.” So the opponents of thought argue in the unconscious depths of their souls. And so they act in their churches, their schools, and their universities.

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The Magic of Bankers
Rudo de Ruijter | Court Fool – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Feb 2019

If you don’t know how banks work, you will never be able to understand the world.

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US Media Ignore—and Applaud—Economic War on Venezuela
Gregory Shupak | Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Feb 2019

6 Feb 2019 – The US media chorus supporting a US overthrow of the Venezuelan government has for years pointed to the country’s economic crisis as a justification for regime change, while whitewashing the ways in which the US has strangled the Venezuelan economy.

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What’s Really Going On in Venezuela
Marc Ash - Reader Supported News, 11 Feb 2019

Since 1999, the US has waged economic warfare against Venezuela in an attempt to destabilize and deconstruct the Socialist Revolution started by former Venezuelan president and close Fidel Castro ally Hugo Chavez. The US wants Venezuela, with its rich oil reserves, to be a compliant client-state. That was what motivated the Cuban Revolution and that is what drives anti-colonialist sentiment in Venezuela today.

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A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat the US Coup Attempt in Venezuela
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Feb 2019

To the People of Venezuela – Yet again, the United States elite has decided to attempt to impose its will on the people of another nation, in this case, and not for the first time either, your country Venezuela. Your ongoing resistance to the coup is essential if you are to defeat the coupmakers and defend your elected government. But the chances of success are vastly enhanced if your struggle, and that of your solidarity allies around the world, is focused for maximum strategic impact and designed to spread the cost of doing so. Of course, whether or not you decide to consider and/or adopt my proposed strategy, you have my solidarity.

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“Truths” That Are Impositions: The Case of Large Corporations’ Profits
Roberto Sansón Mizrahi | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Feb 2019

23 Jan 2019 – In economics, there are issues presented as undisputable “truths” which in reality are used to impose interests and privileges that cannot be defended in open air. An example is how large corporations’ profits are seen and presented, how they are obtained and distributed. It is critical to make explicit what might be concealed to consider new options.

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Mystery of the Venezuelan Gold: Bank of England Is Independent of UK Govt – But Not of Foreign Govt
George Galloway – RT, 4 Feb 2019

20 Jan 2019 – Pirates don’t have to look like Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean. They can fly the Union Jack rather than the skull and crossbones. They can be called the Bank of England rather than the Jolly Roger.

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‘Moral Disgrace’: EU Parliament Lectures World on Rule of Law, Then Destroys Legality in Venezuela
John Laughland – RT, 4 Feb 2019

1 Feb 2019 – It’s a moral disgrace when the EU Parliament, which lectures the world on the need to respect the rule of law, uses legal language to tell lies about the legality of the situation in Venezuela, and to destroy that legality.

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Disarmament, Not Low-Yield Nukes
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Feb 2019

30 Jan 2019 – Seven-plus decades ago, as humanity was ensnarled in a monstrous world war, its instinct to win — to dominate others above all else — achieved ultimate manifestation: the capacity to annihilate all life on Planet Earth. Nuclear weapons are, you might say, the logical outcome of the 10,000-year journey of civilization.

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The CIA Then and Now: Old Wine in New Bottles
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Feb 2019

When the CIA’s dirty tricks were made public in the 1970s, it is not hard to imagine that the intellectual pimps who do their long-range thinking were asked to go back to the drawing board and paint a picture of the coming decades and how business as usual could be conducted without further embarrassment. By that time it had become clear that intellectual or high culture was being swallowed by mass culture and the future belonged to electronic screen culture and images, not words.

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International Appeal: Stop 5G on Earth and in Space
Arthur Firstenberg | Stop 5G – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Feb 2019

We the undersigned scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites. 5G will massively increase exposure to radio frequency radiation on top of the 2G, 3G and 4G networks for telecommunications already in place. RF radiation has been proven harmful for humans and the environment. The deployment of 5G constitutes an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a crime under international law.

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The ‘Venezuelan People’ Are Whoever Agrees with Donald Trump
Alan MacLeod | FAIR-Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Feb 2019

31 Jan 2019 – The latest bizarre episode in the Trump presidency is currently playing out in Venezuela. Just weeks after President Nicolás Maduro’s inauguration, Trump officially recognized Juan Guaidó, the 35-year-old head of the National Assembly—a man who has never even run for president—as the rightful head of state.

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Washington Has Appointed a President for Venezuela
Paul Craig Roberts – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jan 2019

23 Jan 2018 – After listening since 2016 to the American presstitutes complain, without providing a mere scrap of evidence, of Russia meddling in US elections, a person would think that the last thing Washington would do would be to meddle in other countries’ elections. Washington now has gone far beyond mere meddling. It has declared that the elected president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, is no longer the Venezuelan president. President Trump elected by diktat the Venezuelan president: “Today, I am officially recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela.

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(Castellano) Los seres humanos estamos destruyendo la vida en la Tierra, pero nos engañamos a nosotros mismos de que no es así
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jan 2019

A pesar del hecho obvio de que son los seres humanos los que están infligiendo toda esta violencia, es virtualmente imposible hacer que la gente preste atención a este hecho simple e incontrovertible y preguntarse por qué, precisamente, los seres humanos se están comportando de manera tan violenta y destructiva. ¿Y podemos abordar eficazmente esta causa?

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Learning from Gandhi
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jan 2019

For Gandhi, conflict was a perennial condition. He also viewed it positively and considered it desirable. For him, it is an important means to greater human unity precisely because their shared conflict could remind antagonists of the deeper, perhaps transcendental, unity of life. He viewed violence differently, however: violence was built into social structures and not into people. Gandhi was assassinated on 30 Jan 1948. But his legacy lives on.

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‘Resistance’ Media Side with Trump to Promote Coup in Venezuela
Alan MacLeod | FAIR-Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jan 2019

25 Jan 2019 – After winning re-election in 2018, President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela was recently sworn in for a second term. However, Trump has taken the extraordinary step of declaring the elections void. He also arranged to have National Assembly head Juan Guaidó name himself the country’s new leader. This has spurred the Venezuelan right wing onto the streets to try to force Maduro out of office, leading to the deaths of 14 people. On Trump’s support for regime change in Venezuela, the “resistance” media are lining up shoulder to shoulder with the president.

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James W. Douglass Talks about Gandhi and the Unspeakable: His Final Experiment with Truth
Introduction by Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jan 2019

Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948 but the spirit of his nonviolent experiments with truth live throughout the world in individuals and groups. The writer and peace-activist James Douglass, a guide to such experiments with truth and author of many books on nonviolence and the meaning of political assassinations, recently travelled to Gandhi’s home district in India and delivered the following talk. It begins at 26:58 minutes into the video.

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US Regime Change in Venezuela: The Documented Evidence
Tony Cartalucci | Land Destroyer Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jan 2019

25 Jan 2019 – Venezuela faces dangerous destabilization with USA and some allies having recognized opposition figure Juan Guaido as “president” and declaring actual Venezuelan president – Nicolas Maduro – no longer recognized. According to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – the impetus for Washington’s sudden interest in Venezuela is the suffering of the Venezuelan people. Why Venezuela?

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126 Years of Illegal US Occupation of Hawai’i
James Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jan 2019

On January 17, 1893 a coup d’état was carried out against Queen Lili’uokalani and the Hawaiian Kingdom by foreign business interests with U.S. Marines. An illegal U.S. occupation of Hawai’i has continued ever since. Today, occupied Hawai’i is home to more than 100 U.S. military installations. Native Hawaiians, 20% of the population, make up the majority of homeless and 60% of the prison population in their own homeland.

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(Castellano) Reflexiones sobre 2018, Pronósticos 2019
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jan 2019

31 diciembre 2018 – En muchos sentidos es doloroso reflexionar sobre el año 2018, un año de oportunidades vitales perdidas cuando tanto está en juego. Ya sea política, militar, social, económica, financiera o ecológicamente, la humanidad dio algunos grandes pasos hacia atrás mientras dejaba pasar un sinfín de oportunidades para hacer una diferencia positiva en nuestro mundo.

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Response to US Global Bullying: Iran, India Ditch Dollar to Continue Trading Oil despite Sanctions
Darius Shahtahmasebi – RT, 21 Jan 2019

14 Jan 2019 – In an effort to circumvent US-imposed sanctions, India and Iran have reportedly ditched the US dollar and are trading oil in rupees. The reason becomes clear after considering the dynamics at play in the region.

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Martin Luther King Day and the Unspeakable
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jan 2019

21 Jan 2019 – “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous,” warned Dr. King, “than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” How true those words. For the government that honors Dr. King with a national holiday killed him. This is the suppressed truth behind the highly promoted day of service. It is what you are not supposed to know. It is what Thomas Merton, as quoted by James W. Douglass, called The Unspeakable.”

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Human Beings Are Destroying Life on Earth but Deluding Ourselves That We Are Not
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jan 2019

Despite the obvious fact that it is human beings who are inflicting all of this violence, it is virtually impossible to get people to pay attention to this simple and incontrovertible fact and to ask why, precisely, are human beings behaving in such violent and destructive ways? And can we effectively address this cause?

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Liberté, Égalité, Impérialisme! Vive la France in Black Africa! (Part 2)
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – Consortium News, 21 Jan 2019

“Hotel Rwanda” is a touchstone of interventionist ideology. Debunking that script helps show why the closure of the assassination case against Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame serves Western interests.

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A New Spectre Is Haunting Europe
Roberto Savio | Other News - Human Wrongs Watch, 21 Jan 2019

17 Jan 2019 – After Teresa May’s defeat in the British parliament it is clear that a new spectre is haunting Europe. It is no longer the spectre of communism, which opens Marx’s Manifesto of 1848; it is the spectre of the failure of neoliberal globalisation, which reigned uncontested following the fall of the Berlin Wall, until the financial crisis of 2009.

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