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(Français) Notre monde en voie de disparition: Forêts Tropicales
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Aug 2019

Mais l’Amazonie est immense, on pourrait dire: c’est le cas. Est-il important que nous en détruisions quelque chose pour le soja et l’élevage? Eh bien, une étude récente a suggéré que la déforestation de 20-25% de l’Amazonie serait en train de basculer point après lequel il cesse de fonctionner écosystème de la forêt pluviale et ce, comme on peut s’y attendre, serait catastrophique. De plus, les graves sécheresses récentes semblent avoir “Le premier scintillement de ce point de basculement écologique”; suggère qu’il est déjà imminent.

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What Is Empathy?
Dr Brené Brown | RSA Short – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Aug 2019

What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? We can only create a genuine empathic connection if we get in touch with our own fragility. Dr Brené Brown is a researcher, professor and author who has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.

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The Insect Apocalypse Is Coming: Here Are Five Lessons We Must Learn
Robert Walker | Independent Media Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Aug 2019

15 Aug 2019 – In a recent report, scientists warn of a precipitous drop in the world’s insect population due to human activity—and that spells trouble for humans. We need to pay close attention, as over time, this could be just as catastrophic to humans as it is to insects.

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Killing Julian Assange Slowly
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Aug 2019

14 Aug 2019 – Since April 11 when unlawfully dragged from Ecuador’s London embassy to captivity, Assange has languished under draconian conditions in a UK dungeon at the behest of the Trump regime, wanting him tried in the US for the “crime” of truth-telling journalism. More on this below.

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Sri Lanka: Starving Elderly Elephant’s Emaciated Body in Buddhist Festival
Joe Roberts | Metro – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Aug 2019

13 Aug 2019 – This starving 70-year-old elephant is made to walk miles every night so people can feel ‘blessed’ at a religious festival, an activist has claimed.

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Kashmir: A Coup against the Constitution and the Kashmiris
People's Union for Civil Liberties | Countercurrents – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Aug 2019

7 Aug 2019 – The PUCL condemns the abrogation of key portions of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution and the bifurcation of the State of Jammu and Kashmir and taking away its statehood. While the deed by itself is deceitful, the manner in which it was done is even more so.

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Our Vanishing World: Rainforests
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Aug 2019

But the Amazon is huge, you might say: Does it matter if we destroy some of it for soy and cattle farming? Well, one recent study suggested that deforestation of 20–25% of the Amazon would be the tipping point beyond which it would cease to be a functioning rainforest ecosystem and this, as you might expect, would be catastrophic. Moreover, recent severe droughts appear to be ‘the first flickers of this ecological tipping point’ suggesting that it is already imminent.

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Kapu Aloha Needed Now More Than Ever to Free Us from Our Addiction to War & Violence
James Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Aug 2019

6 Aug 2019 – Kapu Aloha is a solemn Hawaiian pledge and commitment to live aloha (love and nonviolence) even under the most adverse circumstances. The U.S. spends 32 million dollars per minute on war – every minute of every hour of every day of the year. The U.S., which represents only 5% of the world’s population, has 45% of the world’s guns. There are 390 million guns in the U.S., more guns than people. This includes 15-20 million military assault weapons, the kind used in the recent mass killings in El Paso and Dayton.

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India Moves to Strip Kashmir of Autonomy, Potentially Setting Up Conflict in Disputed Territory
Murtaza Hussain – The Intercept, 12 Aug 2019

5 Aug 2018 – Early morning today, the Indian government announced a change to its constitution, revoking the autonomy of the disputed northern state of Jammu and Kashmir and potentially setting the stage for a major new conflict. The change opens the door to a situation similar to Chinese policy in Tibet and Xinjiang and Israeli policy in the West Bank, allowing the Indian government to move huge numbers of settlers into Kashmir, the country’s only Muslim-majority region, thereby forcibly transforming its demographics.

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Trump Regime Aims to Starve Venezuelans into Submission
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Aug 2019

9 Aug 2019 – The Trump regime is waging all-out war by other means on Iran and Venezuela, heading toward a similar policy against China. Their latest shoe to drop against Venezuela occurred Wednesday [7 Aug] when a vessel carrying 25,000 tons of soy cake was illegally seized in the Panama Canal. The ship is “being kept in the Panama Canal due to the criminal blockade imposed by” the Trump regime, explained Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez.

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As India and Pakistan – And America and Iran – Go Toe-To-Toe, Now Is the Time to Recall the Scorched Corpses of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Robert Fisk | The Independent – Microsoft News, 12 Aug 2019

8 Aug 2019 – This week marks only the 74th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Over the past few days, I’ve had to look hard to find a headline about the two Japanese cities. But, especially in the Middle East and what we like to call south-east Asia, we should be remembering these gruesome anniversaries every month. Hiroshima was atomic-bombed 74 years ago on Tuesday; Nagasaki 74 years ago on Friday. Given the extent of the casualty figures, you’d think they’d be unforgettable.

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A Dreaming Stranger on a Train
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Aug 2019

“Perhaps that’s what I feel, an outside and an inside and me in the middle, perhaps that’s what I am, the thing that divides the world in two, on the one side the outside, on the other the inside, that can be as thin as foil, I’m neither one side nor the other, I’m in the middle, I’m the partition, I’ve two surfaces and no thickness, perhaps that’s what I feel, myself vibrating, I’m the tympanum, on the one hand the mind, on the other the world, I don’t belong to either.” — Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

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London International Arms Fair
Alberto Portugheis | HUFUD – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Aug 2019

Sands Films Studio, in Rotherhithe, is hosting a series of alternative events to compete with the International Arms Fair 2019 taking place at ExCeL. In one venue, various expressions of protest and opposition to the Arms Fair and all other such Death Fairs anywhere in the world. Series of Alternative Events: Sep 10-14, 2019

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Cuban Compassion: Training Doctors for a Pacific Island Nation Running Out of Time
Robert Huish and Sharon McLennan – The Conversation, 5 Aug 2019

11 Jul 2019 – Cuba is offering a compelling example of how we can take care of each other during the climate crisis with its work training doctors on Kiribati, a nation that is being devastated by climate change.

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China Sees New Era of ‘Shared Destiny’ with US No Longer in the Driving Seat
Darius Shahtahmasebi - RT, 5 Aug 2019

1 Aug 2019 – The release of China’s white paper on defense demonstrates an increasingly confident and more assertive China. “Asia-Pacific countries are increasingly aware that they are members of a community with shared destiny” is perhaps the single-most important sentence of the entire white paper. China is hinting that the region shares the destiny of what will become “the end of a US-led alliance system.”

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Policies That Lead to the Violation of Human Rights
Amos Gvirtz – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Aug 2019

1 Aug 2019 – When we struggle for Palestinians’ rights over their landed property, we are struggling against the policies which attempt to confiscate their land. When we struggle for their right to a roof over their heads, we are struggling against the government’s policy of home demolitions. When we struggle against the theft of their water sources, we are struggling against policies which attempt to cause them to leave Area C or Palestine altogether. And so it goes.

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A Brief History of the CIA’s Dirty War in South Sudan
Thomas C. Mountain | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Aug 2019

30 Jul 2019 – With the CIA’s dirty war in South Sudan winding down, it’s time to take a brief but comprehensive look at the origins and history of this most secret of Pax Americana crimes in Africa. It is in the national interests of the USA to deprive China of access to African energy resources, with the Sudanese oil fields being the only Chinese owned and operated in Africa.

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Brazil’s Massive Crime against Humanity in the Amazon Forest
Paul Craig Roberts – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Aug 2019

29 Jul 2019 – The corrupt Brazilian government installed by Washington has decided to destroy the Amazon Rain Forest. This will adversely affect the Earth’s climate by eliminating a massive carbon sink. The beneficiaries of the destruction of the rain forest are the timber loggers who are buddies with Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro.

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The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Front Men
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. | Children’s Health Defense Team – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Aug 2019

23 Jul 2019 – The pharmaceutical has a “complex and mutually-dependent” relationship with physician trade groups and physicians. Although the details are not always fully or accurately documented, the funding trail can often provide revealing clues. Thus, the American Academy of Pediatrics, one of the most notorious vaccine industry front groups, receives funding from all four manufacturers of childhood vaccines in the U.S. (Merck, Pfizer, Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline).

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When Warriors Become Saints
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jul 2019

As I sit on the small balcony on the top floor of an old house in Lisbon, Portugal, it is early evening, the time for wine and voices wafting on the fragrant breeze… Wherever you go, the monuments and statues glorifying humanity’s violent history are always presented as a form of liberation. Tourist attractions. Generals, princes, and kings atop horses, brandishing swords and guns, “grace” squares and monuments as a reminder to the common folk.

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Extinction Is Stalking Humanity: The Threats to Human Survival Accumulate
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jul 2019

I have previously written a summary of the interrelated psychological, sociological, political-economic, military, nuclear, ecological and climate threats to human survival on Earth. I would like to add to it by focusing attention on three additional threats – geoengineering, medical vaccinations and electromagnetic radiation – that are less well-known (largely because the evidence is officially suppressed and only made available by conscientious investigative activists).

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5G Apocalypse [Must Watch!]
New Earth Media – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jul 2019

The Extinction Event – What is 5G? We need to know the dangers of this technology. A full length documentary by Sacha Stone exposing the 5G existential threat to humanity in a way we never imagined possible!

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Fully Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated — A Summary of the Research
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. | Children’s Health Defense – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jul 2019

“How do child health outcomes compare between fully vaccinated and unvaccinated children”? During a Congressional hearing on autism, Dr. Coleen Boyle, the Director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, gave evasive answers to lawmakers pressing her on this point. After considerable badgering, she finally stated, “We have not studied vaccinated versus unvaccinated [children].” That was perjury.

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Johan Galtung Predictions: Fall of U.S. Empire, End to U.S. Wars
RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jul 2019

Galtung suggests solutions based on 50 years of research in the areas of conflict transformation, mediation, peace studies, and related disciplines.

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Twitter Restores Assange Activism Account in Response to Backlash
Caitlin Johnstone | Intrepid Report - TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jul 2019

22 Jul 2019 – After a week of vocal protests from online supporters of Julian Assange, Twitter has reversed its unjust removal of the prominent pro-Assange activism account @Unity4J. It cannot be denied that there is pressure being applied to new media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to forcibly marginalize all perspectives which fall outside the ever-shrinking Overton window of approved political discourse.

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(Français) L’esprit limité: Pourquoi la peur poursuit l’humanité à l’extinction
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jul 2019

Ma propre préoccupation se termine violence, en prévenant l’extinction des personnes et en reconstruisant et durablement nos relations avec la terre et entre nous. Et vous?

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Merger Mania: The Military-Industrial Complex on Steroids
William D. Hartung - TomDispatch, 22 Jul 2019

16 Jul 2019 – Raytheon, already one of the top five U.S. defense contractors, is planning to merge with United Technologies. That company is a major contractor in its own right, producing, among other things, the engine for the F-35 combat aircraft, the most expensive Pentagon weapons program ever.

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Fighting Climate Change Means Ending War
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jul 2019

17 Jul 2019 – The “world’s greatest democracy” has morphed, over the course of my lifetime, into a money-driven military-industrial monstrosity, waging pointless wars, selling arms to the world, expanding its prison archipelago and generating endless wealth for the powerful — all the while insulated from public scrutiny by the mainstream propaganda industry, which shrugs and calls it all self-defense and situation normal as it serves up endless distractions to Spectator Nation.

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London’s ‘Media Freedom’ Conference Smacks of Irony: Critics Barred, No Mention of Jailed Assange
Eva Bartlett – RT, 22 Jul 2019

15 Jul 2019 – Irony is the word which comes to mind at the mention of the “Global Conference for Media Freedom” co-hosted by the UK and Canadian foreign ministers. Everything about this twilight zone gathering smacked of irony.

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Take a Trip to the Digital Library of Nonviolent Resistance
Kurt Schock | International Institute for Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

Nonviolence International and IIP have created an open access online collection of training manuals and handbooks from the 1960s onward.

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(Castellano) La mente limitada: por qué el miedo está llevando la humanidad a la extinción
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

Mi propia preocupación es poner fin a la violencia, evitar la extinción humana y construir de nuevo y de manera sostenible nuestras relaciones con la Tierra y con los demás. ¿Tú que dices?

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Soros and Koch Funding New ‘Anti-War’ Think Tank— and We Should Probably Be a Little Bit Suspicious
Danielle Ryan – RT, 15 Jul 2019

4 Jul 2019 – There’s a new “anti-war” think tank coming to town. It will promote a new US foreign policy — one based on diplomacy instead of sanctions and war. Sounds great, until you hear it’s being funded by Soros and Koch.

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Happenings in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

11 Jul 2019 – The books were published by two old and respected publishing houses: Harper and Little Brown. However, something was odd, for the word fuck was spelled f*ck. These books were about hope, acceptance, and living the good life, cliché topics in a feel-good culture: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Everything is F*cked, and Calm the F*ck Down. It seemed you had to be fucked first before you could accept the hope that the good life was coming your way.

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Neither Victims nor Executioners
Albert Camus, Nobel Literature Laureate – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

30 Nov 1946 – Yes, we must raise our voices. Up to this point, I have refrained from appealing to emotion. We are being torn apart by a logic of history which we have elaborated in every detail — a net which threatens to strangle us. It is not emotion which can cut through the web of a logic which has gone to irrational lengths, but only reason which can meet logic on its own ground.

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Provoking Iran Over and Over: US “Throwing Kitchen Sink” at Islamic Republic
Makia Freeman | The Freedom Articles – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

2 Jul 2019 – Provoking Iran has become a favorite US pastime, it seems. The CIA, along with the Mossad and MI6, just can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to bullying, meddling with and provoking the Persian nation. From Operation Ajax in 1953 to the Iranian Revolution of 1979, from shooting down an Iran Air commercial passenger plane in 1988 to pulling out of JCPOA in 2018 to (last week) violating Iranian air space in 2019, the US government is engaging in extreme provocation of the Islamic Republic in the hopes of getting it to take the bait.

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The Limited Mind: Why Fear Is Driving Humanity to Extinction
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

My own preoccupation is ending violence, averting human extinction and building anew and sustainably our relationships with the Earth and each other. What about you?

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Orwell’s 1984 No Longer Reads like Fiction. It’s the Reality of Our Times
Robert Bridge – RT, 8 Jul 2019

28 Jun 2019 – 70 years ago, the British writer George Orwell captured the essence of technology in its ability to shape our destinies in his seminal work, 1984. The tragedy of our times is that we have failed to heed his warning.

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HUFUD Peace Summit
Alberto Portugheis | HUFUD – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

We, at HUFUD, believe that peace is possible and judging by the reactions of those who attended our last conference held on 17 June 2019 at the Initiatives of Change in London, the majority agree with us! You will find below some photos and a link to a short video taken from our event “Peace is Possible”.

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US Southern Border: Shock and Outrage Are Not Enough – Action Is Required
Marc Ash - Reader Supported News, 8 Jul 2019

5 July 2019 – The images and reports coming out of US immigrant facilities are every bit as bad as they seem, and likely worse. These are human rights atrocities being committed on US soil by US officials. Not only are there children in cages, they are being left in those cages with little food, water, hygiene or medical attention. Seven children are now dead and in all likelihood more will be.

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A Plan to Sustain TRANSCEND Media Service-TMS
Robert Kowalczyk and Gary Corseri – Members of TRANSCEND, 8 Jul 2019

We feel certain that you appreciate TRANSCEND Media Service-TMS as much as we do. It is truly a meeting place for those of us in Conflict Transformation, Peace Journalism and all related fields. Should TMS suddenly disappear from the Internet, we would all feel bereft of a great source of community sharing, discussion and inspiration. Therefore, it is hereby proposed that, working together via our shared network, we can find a way to better sustain Antonio’s work as it is in behalf of our own community.

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American Concentration Camps
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

26 Jun 2019 – Asylum seekers once had legal rights, but not anymore. As their numbers increased, due primarily to worsening conditions in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras (countries the United States helped ravage politically), virtually all the refugees started getting treated as “illegals.” These are American concentration camps. They’re not death camps, but they’re evolving, I fear, in much the same moral and political void.

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Demasking the Torture of Julian Assange
Prof. Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture | Medium – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

On the Occasion of the International Day in Support of Torture Victims, 26 June 2019 – This Op-Ed has been offered for publication to the Guardian, The Times, the Financial Times, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian, the Canberra Times, the Telegraph, The New York Times, the Washington Post, Thomson Reuters Foundation, and Newsweek. None responded positively.

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Giants: Who Really Rules The World?
Abby Martin | Empire Files – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

13 Apr 2019 – Abby Martin sits down with Peter Phillips, former director of Project Censored and professor of Political Sociology at Sonoma State University. His new book, Giants: The Global Power Elite, details the 17 transnational investment firms that control over $50 trillion in wealth—and how they are kept in power by their activists, facilitators and protectors.

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NY Times Admits It Sends Stories to US Government for Approval before Publication
Ben Norton | The Grayzone – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

24 Jun 2019 – The New York Times has publicly acknowledged that it sends some of its stories to the US government for approval from “national security officials” before publication. This confirms what veteran NYT correspondents like James Risen have said: The American newspaper of record regularly collaborates with the US government, suppressing reporting that top officials don’t want made public.

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Still Manufacturing Consent: An Interview with Noam Chomsky
Alan MacLeod | FAIR-Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jun 2019

Alan MacLeod and Noam Chomsky discussed the origins of the classic work of media criticism (co-authored with Edward Herman) Manufacturing Consent, the role of that book’s “propaganda model” today, Google and Facebook, Donald Trump and Russia, fake news and Syria. This is a lightly edited transcript.

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MLK: Beyond Vietnam–A Time to Break Silence [Full Speech]
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jun 2019

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made the comment that the U.S. government is “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today” in a speech delivered on 4 April 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City, exactly one year before his untimely death by the hands of CIA assassins.

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A Brief and Independent Inquiry into the Involvement of the United Nations in Myanmar from 2010 to 2018
UN Diplomat Gert Rosenthal – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jun 2019

29 May 2019 – It should be noted at the outset that this exercise is being compared by many knowledgeable people in the United Nations and the Human Rights community to the iconic internal review carried out in 2012 on the United Nations’ actions in Sri Lanka by a panel under the leadership of Charles Petrie. In fact, there are many commonalities to events that triggered the Organization’s actions in Sri Lanka from 2007 to 2009 with those observed in Myanmar from 2010 to 2018, as well as to the manner in which different parts of the UN System responded to those events.

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How ‘Bungling Boris’ Bounced Back from His 2016 Setback
Neil Clark – RT, 24 Jun 2019

18 Jun 201 – Barring an earthquake, Boris Johnson will become Tory leader and Britain’s new PM on July 22, if not before. It’s all a far cry from 3 years ago, when his leadership campaign was over before it began. What’s been the difference?

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Fukushima’s Three Nuclear Meltdowns Are “Under Control” – That’s a Lie
William Boardman - Reader Supported News, 24 Jun 2019

22 Jun 2019 – The bland language of the official IAEA report is itself a form of lying, offering the false appearance of reassurance that a catastrophic event will be safely managed “for several decades.” There is no way to know that: it is a hope, a prayer, a form of denial. The IAEA, as is its job in a sense, offers this optimism that is unsupported by the realities at Fukushima.

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Once Upon a Time Never Comes Again: Bob Dylan, a Masked Man in Search of Redemption?
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jun 2019

21 Jun 2019 – It is quite a story, powerful enough to induce one to ask: Who are we becoming in this American Dream? Will we keep sleeping through the nightmares we create and support, or will be return home with Dylan and embrace the radical truth he once gifted us with and dare to “tell it and speak it and think it and breathe it/And reflect from the mountains so all souls can see it” that our country continues to kill and oppress people all around the world as it did once upon a time very long ago?

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“Their Little Show”: Brazilian Judge in Corruption Case Mocked Lula’s Defense and Secretly Directed Prosecutors’ Media Strategy During Trial
Andrew Fishman, Rafael Moro Martins, Leandro Demori, Glenn Greenwald and Amanda Audi – the Intercept, 24 Jun 2019

17 Jun 2019 – Brazil’s Justice Minister Sergio Moro, while serving as a judge in a corruption case that upended Brazilian politics, took to private chats to mock the defense of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and direct prosecutors’ media strategy, according to newly unearthed chats from an archive obtained by The Intercept Brasil.

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EU Blasted for Ever Closer Cooperation with Terror Regime in Israel
Stuart Littlewood | Redress Information & Analysis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jun 2019

12 Jun 2019 – One hundred and fifteen European researchers and academics have delivered a stinging rebuke to Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission. “Public funds contributed by European taxpayers are channeled to a country that not only disregards human rights but also uses the most advanced knowledge and technology for the very violation of human rights…. This is not compatible with the values Europe upholds.”

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Redrawing the Galtung Triangle – Finding Place for Healing Trauma in Peace Work
Kirthi Jayakumar – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jun 2019

Abstract – The Galtung Triangle describes direct violence as emanating from underlying cultural and structural violence. This focal point enables a cogent understanding of how every instance of direct violence depicts something underlying that needs to be addressed. This paper digs deeper and makes the case for expanding the framework presented by Galtung, by advancing an argument that underlying structural and cultural violence, is unhealed and unresolved trauma. In doing so, this paper argues in favor of addressing the unhealed trauma in order to address both structural and systemic factors keeping violence alive, as well as the direct manifestations of violence.

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(Français) Comment la guerre de l’Occident en Libye a stimulé le terrorisme dans 14 pays
Mark Curtis | Entelekheia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jun 2019

4 Juin 2019 – Huit ans après la guerre de l’OTAN en Libye de 2011, alors que le pays entre dans une nouvelle phase de son conflit, j’ai fait le point sur le nombre de pays dans lesquels le terrorisme s’est propagé comme un produit direct de cette guerre. Le nombre est d’au moins 14.

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“Peace Is Possible” All-Day Summit
Alberto Portugheis | HUFUD – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jun 2019

We are happy to announce our “Peace Is Possible” All-Day Summit. A free event, held at Initiatives of Change in LONDON on 17 June 2019. Panel debates will follow each film and speech.

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Angkor Wat Archaeological Digs Yield New Clues to Its Civilization’s Decline
Alison Kyra Carter – The Conversation, 10 Jun 2019

3 Jun 2019 – Many tourists hold an outdated romanticized image of an abandoned temple emerging from the jungle. But research around Angkor Wat suggests its collapse might be better described as a transformation. Angkor Wat was never abandoned. What can be abandoned is the tired cliché of foreign explorers “discovering” lost cities in the jungle.

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Speeding into the Void of Cyberspace as Designed
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jun 2019

While Internet billionaires like Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Mark Zuckerberg slam government surveillance, talk up freedom, and embrace Snowden and crypto privacy culture, their companies still cut deals with the Pentagon, work with the NSA and CIA, and continue to track and profile people for profit. It is the same old split-screen marketing trick: the public branding and the behind-the-scenes reality.

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Which Lessons Did Germany Adopt?
Amos Gvirtz – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jun 2019

28 May 2019 – The German Bundestag’s decision to brand the activities of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) as anti-Semitic is in my opinion misguided, for two main reasons: the lessons of World War II and the question of nonviolent versus violent struggle. Israel has officially drawn two particular lessons from the Holocaust: “Never again”, and “We are allowed to do anything and no one is permitted to criticize our actions.”

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Washington’s Huawei Hypocrisy… US Government Is Instrument of American Corporations
Finian Cunningham – RT, 3 Jun 2019

31 May 2019 – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Chinese Huawei as an agent for Beijing. The US government, conversely, is the consummate instrument of American corporations. Its congenital service to corporate profit-making is the real national security risk to American citizens and a global security threat for all people of the world due to the wars that Washington unswervingly pursues on behalf of US corporate interests.

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Pretexts for an Attack on Iran
Ray McGovern – Consortium News, 27 May 2019

15 May 2019 – Ray McGovern probes the step-up in U.S. belligerence towards a country posing the same non-existent strategic threat as Iraq.

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Understanding NATO, Ending War
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 May 2019

On 4 April 2019 NATO marked its 70th anniversary. Coinciding with it, peace activists and concerned scholars in several countries conducted a variety of events to draw attention to, and further document, the many war crimes and other atrocities committed by NATO (sometimes by deploying its associate and crony terrorist armies – ISIS, Al Qaeda, Al Nusra – recruited and trained by the CIA and funded by Saudi Arabia, other Gulf countries and the US directly.

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Žižek: Labeling BDS ‘Anti-Semitic’ Desecrates the Holocaust in Order to Legitimize Apartheid
Slavoj Žižek – RT, 27 May 2019

26 May 2019 – Israeli criticism of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign is somewhat justified, but those who won’t equally blast the apartheid politics of the state of Israel have no moral high ground from which to preach.

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There’s Far More Diversity in Venezuela’s ‘Muzzled’ Media than in US Corporate Press
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz – FAIR|Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 May 2019

20 May 2019 – The international corporate media have long displayed a peculiar creativity with the facts in their Venezuela reporting, to the point that coverage of the nation’s crisis has become perhaps the world’s most lucrative fictional genre. Fairy tales about totalitarian state censorship in Venezuela reflect US corporate media regime’s own self-censorship, which is far more efficacious than any so-called “authoritarian” leader could imagine.

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The Indian Government Has Systematically Used Torture to Crush Opposition in Kashmir, New Report Finds
Murtaza Hussain – The Intercept, 27 May 2019

26 May 2019 – “Torture is an ongoing issue in Kashmir, but the reality is that most cases are not even reported.” A landmark report has accused the Indian government of “systematically and indiscriminately” using torture as a tool to crush an independence movement in the northern state of Kashmir.

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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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