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The Return of Fascism
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2022

24 Sep 2022 – As in the 1930s, a bankrupt liberalism, grotesque social inequality and declining living standards are empowering fascist movements in Europe and the U.S.

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

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

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Survivors Uncensored: Voices from Rwanda and the Rwandan Diaspora
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2022

21 Sep 2022 – The abuse of the Rwandan catastrophe in service to US/EU/NATO interventionist ideology. The US will never stop defending the narrative because they’ll never admit to having engineered what happened and continues in Rwanda and DRC.

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The Analects of Confucius
Translated by Robert Eno – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2022

The Analects of Confucius is an anthology of brief passages that present the words of Confucius and his disciples, describe Confucius as a man, and recount some of the events of his life. The book may have begun as a collection by Confucius’s immediate disciples soon after their Master’s death in 479 BCE.

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

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

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

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

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Latin Americans Reject Resource Plundering by Same NATO Countries Fueling Military Conflict in Ukraine
Camila Escalante | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Sep 2022

13 Sep 2022 – It’s a witch hunt where Washington is saying either you are with the U.S., NATO and the West, or you’re against us. Anyone trying to be ‘neutral’ becomes ‘pro-Russia’. Meanwhile, no one is sanctioning the U.S. or the EU for their plundering wars or their violent crimes against humanity and war crimes throughout the world.

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All-Day Peace Conference in the UK: The Game of War and the Path to Peace
Alberto Portugheis | HUFUD – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Sep 2022

24 September 2022 – 10am to 6pm — Harrogate, Yorkshire. Organized by HUFUD and Harrogate Quakers

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Film ‘I Am Peace’ from Alberto Portugheis Selected
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Sep 2022

The Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace (GAMIP) Short Film Forum 2022

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Ukraine and the Crisis of Media Censorship
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Sep 2022

2 Sep 2022 – Throughout the Ukraine war, Western news outlets have mindlessly parroted the opinions of a ruling elite and overseen a public discourse that is often unhinged from the real world.

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Monarchs Belong in the Dustbin of History
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Sep 2022

11 Sep 2022 – No institution helps obscure the crimes of empire and buttress class rule and white supremacy as effectively as the British monarchy.

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Let’s Stop Pretending America Is a Functioning Democracy
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Sep 2022

4 Sep 2022 – The U.S. posits itself as a champion of opportunity, freedom, human rights and civil liberties, even as half the country struggles at subsistence level, militarized police gun down and imprison the poor with impunity, and the primary business of the state is war. This collective self-delusion masks who we have become. Under inverted totalitarianism, there is no attempt, unlike fascism and state socialism, to address the needs of the poor.

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Western Media Continues to Ignore Ukraine’s Public ‘Kill List’ Aimed at Those Who Question the Kiev Regime
Eva Bartlett – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Sep 2022

11 Sep 2022 – The Mirotvorets list is an issue trending in independent and Russian media, but not in the mainstream international press.

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

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

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Factchecking the Factchecker on Chomsky, Russia and Media Access
John Kempthorne | FAIR Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Sep 2022

30 Aug 2022 – US-based media platforms have made an extraordinary effort to cut Western audiences off from news from a Russian perspective. When social critic Noam Chomsky pointed out how unprecedented this was, Newsweek‘s “factchecker” (26 Jul 2022) declared his criticism “clearly untrue”—a determination that did more to confirm the ideological strictures of US media than to debunk them.

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Thirty Six Percent of Mass Shooters Were Trained by the U.S. Military, but the Media Never Report It
Jack Gilroy | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Sep 2022

30 Aug 2022 – Media pundits and politicians blame lax gun laws, social isolation and mental illness for mass shootings, but ignore the advent of a fascist culture that venerates the U.S. military.

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Staring into the Eyes of the Wolf
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Sep 2022

31 Aug 2022 – Close your eyes and try to envision the two wolves. The wise grandfather explains to the child that the two wolves are inside all of us. One of the wolves is an arrogant narcissist — a jerk, an egocentric idiot. You know, evil. The other is the embodiment of joy and empathy, kindness and love. The trembling child asks in alarm: “Which one wins?”

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Digitizing Your Identity Is the Fast-Track to Slavery: How Can You Defend Your Freedom?
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Sep 2022

31 Aug 2022 – Throughout your lifetime, you or someone you trusted has unwittingly given up many aspects of your biometric and other personal data so that your digital identity can be created. Over time, this digital identity is being progressively defined and is replacing your actual physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual identity.

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

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

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

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

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Is Lula under Threat? Political Intrigue Grows as Right Suddenly Merges with Left in Brazil’s Upcoming Presidential Election
Julian Cola | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Aug 2022

25 Aug 2022 – Latin America’s pink tide resumes its stride when Luíz Inácio “Lula” da Silva is re-elected for a third term as president. It’s a sentiment rooted in the size and geopolitical importance of the country. Lula’s two-term presidency (2003-2011) was no fluke, much less a disappointment.

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Ukraine and the Politics of Permanent War
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Aug 2022

28 Aug 2022 – Permanent War Requires Permanent Censorship

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What Do the New York Times, Kiev Independent, Euromaidan Press, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and TikTok all Have in Common?
John Parker | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Aug 2022

22 Aug 2022 – They are all funded or staffed by Western and U.S. intelligence members pushing the U.S. narrative on Ukraine. Fact-finding mission to Ukraine and Russia to report on the suppressed information that challenges the narrative of NATO and its member states, led by the U.S. The Facebook algorithm driving white supremacists. More…

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No Longer a Pariah? Russia and China Could Be about to ‘Normalize’ North Korea and Leave the US with another Asian Headache
Timur Fomenko | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Aug 2022

18 Aug 2022 – Once a Cold War proxy battleground for superpowers, is the Korean peninsula being pulled apart by bloc politics again?

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Amidst Uproar over Nancy Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan, Media Ignores Aggressive U.S. Maritime Action in South China Sea
Sara Flounders | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Aug 2022

18 Aug 2022 – In order to force high-tech companies to decouple from the People’s Republic of China and reverse U.S. decline, U.S. imperialism needs a political/military crisis with China.

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(Português) Beleza virtual, liberdade virtual, amor virtual: o Metaverso é o nosso futuro?
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Aug 2022

Quando foi a última vez que você saiu de manhã para fazer parte de um glorioso nascer do sol? Ou você se sentou em uma praia vendo o sol se pôr no horizonte? O que você sente quando toca a pele de um ente querido? Um avô, um pai, um amante ou um filho?

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

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

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We Are Not the First Civilization to Collapse, but We Will Probably Be the Last
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Aug 2022

14 Aug 2022 – The archeological remains of past civilizations, including those of the prehistoric Cahokia temple mound complex in Illinois, are sobering reminders of our fate.

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This Media Empire Leads the Charge in the US-China Propaganda War
Bradley Blankenship | RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Aug 2022

19 Aug 2022 – Australian-born American billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s global media empire has consistently led anti-China narratives in the Western media. Encompassing a long list of influential–both television and print–media, the list of talking points aimed at Beijing is immense. 

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Time to Sign the Treaty
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Aug 2022

10 Aug 2022 – The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday Clock is closer to midnight than it has ever been. It’s time to get the US and the 8 other nuclear powers to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Humanity is playing with nuclear fire as if climate catastrophe was not bad enough.

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War Propaganda about Ukraine Starting to Wear Thin
Chay Bowes | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Aug 2022

13 Aug 2022 – More and More Are Seeing Through the Lies – Amnesty International confirms the inconvenient truths, which many independent journalists and political observers already knew.

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Militarism vs Life
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Aug 2022

“As Long as There Is Militarism, the Chances of Living in a World without Wars Are Null”

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(Castellano) Belleza virtual, libertad virtual, amor virtual: ¿es el Metaverso nuestro futuro?
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Aug 2022

¿Cuándo fue la última vez que saliste afuera por la mañana para ser parte de un glorioso amanecer? ¿O te sentaste en una playa a ver la puesta de sol en el horizonte? ¿Qué sientes cuando tocas la piel de un ser querido? ¿Un abuelo, un padre, un amante o un hijo?

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At the Lost and Found
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Aug 2022

5 Aug 2022 – Those who are never lost are forever lost.  Only those who know they are lost and that life is a shipwreck have a chance to find their way to shore. The world’s great religions, including Taoism and Existential philosophy, understand that at the heart of human existence is the presence of the not (death, emptiness, void).

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The US War on Drugs Isn’t What It Seems – and Colombia’s New President Wants to End It
Bradley Blankenship | RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Aug 2022

14 Aug 2022 – Gustavo Petro Promises a Major Blow to US Hegemony over Latin America – Leftist Gustavo Petro was inaugurated as Colombia’s new president on 7 Aug ushering in an unprecedented political swing for a perennially right-wing government.

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The Most Bloated Military Budget in U.S. History: A Staggering $850 Billion
Jeremy Kuzmarov | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Aug 2022

11 Aug 2022 – Specially Named to Honor an 87-Year-Old Disciple of Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan – 2023 NDAA Represents Swan Song in Senate of a Long-Time Stalwart of the Radical Right

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The Ugly Americans: Donald, Joe, Nancy, and more
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Aug 2022

2 Aug 2022 – Dangerous Don, Joe, and Nancy are big believers in the US empire of global domination. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi goes to Taiwan against China’s wishes. The Ugly Americans believe they have a right to go anywhere in the world and do anything they want, including overthrowing governments, assassinating people, and taking other countries resources.

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Shedding Light on Who, Exactly, Is Responsible for the War in Ukraine
Roger Annis | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Aug 2022

6 Aug 2022 – Western capitals make statements about sending troops to Ukraine. London intends to send 600 military personnel. Rendering assistance to the state where settlement is a remote prospect and the domestic conflict is far from being resolved, the West should understand that it automatically becomes an accomplice in the crimes against Ukrainian civilians.

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Why No One Cared That Al Qaeda Honcho Zawahiri Got Droned
Murtaza Hussain | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Aug 2022

3 Aug 2022 – That Zawahiri’s killing went so quietly suggests that the cultural and political behemoth that was the war on terror had long preceded him into the grave.

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Colombia’s First Leftist President Will Bring Historic Change, if the US Lets Him
Daniel Kovalik | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Aug 2022

7 Aug 2022 – Colombia is the latest Latin American country to turn from the right, and possibly stand up to Washington, with the inauguration of ex-guerrilla President Gustavo Petro.

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

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

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Surrendering Power to Reverence
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Aug 2022

3 Aug 2022 – “I humbly beg forgiveness for the evil committed by so many Christians against the Indigenous Peoples.” So said Pope Francis last week, at a powwow in Alberta, at the start of his “apology tour” across Canada — for the participation of the Catholic Church in the multi-century horror of Native American “residential schools.”

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(Nederlandse-Dutch) De elite staatsgreep om ons te doden of ons tot slaaf te maken: Waarom kunnen regeringen, rechtszaken en protesten hen niet tegenhouden?
Robert J. Burrowes - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Aug 2022

In 2020 lanceerde de Wereld Elite, onder de dekmantel van het “virus”/”vaccin” verhaal, haar lang geplande staatsgreep om de totale controle over de menselijke bevolking te veroveren.

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When the Just Go to Prison
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Aug 2022

31 Jul 2022 – When those who expose the crimes of the state are criminalized and sent to prison, tyranny is inevitable. Daniel Hale’s imprisonment is a microcosm of the vast gulag being constructed for all of us.

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Former Bolivian President Evo Morales Calls for a Global Campaign to Eliminate NATO
Jeremy Kuzmarov | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Aug 2022

30 Jul 2022 – In interview with British journalist, Morales says the U.S. uses NATO to provoke wars and sell weapons. U.S./UK-backed coup against him in 2019 was undertaken for lithium and because his government advanced an alternative economic model to the neoliberal “Washington Consensus”

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The Elite Coup to Kill or Enslave Us: Why Can’t Governments, Legal Actions and Protests Stop Them?
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Aug 2022

What is happening and why the most popular responses – lobbying governments, contesting elections or forming new political parties, legal challenges and protests – by those concerned cannot succeed. And what we must do, if we wish to defeat this coup.

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(čeština-Czech) Elitní převrat k zabití nebo zotročení nás: Proč je nemohou vlády, právní kroky a protesty zastavit?
Robert J. Burrowes - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Aug 2022

V roce 2020 zahájila globální elita pod záminkou „viru a očkování“ svůj velmi dlouho plánovaný puč s cílem získat úplnou kontrolu nad lidskou populací.

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Virtual Beauty, Virtual Freedom, Virtual Love: Is the Matrix Metaverse Our Future?
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jul 2022

When is the last time you were outside in the morning to experience a glorious dawn? Or sat watching the sun set across the ocean horizon? How do you feel when you touch the skin of someone you love? A grandparent, parent, lover or child?

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Robert Parry Exposed CIA Criminality and Set the Gold Standard for Investigative Journalism
John Kiriakou | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jul 2022

22 Jul 2022 – “American Dispatches: A Robert Parry Reader,” is a compendium of the most impactful and important pieces of investigative journalism published by Nat Parry’s father Robert, the eminent reporter from the Associated Press, Newsweek, and PBS, and the founder of Consortium News.

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War with Iran
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jul 2022

22 Jul 2022 – The United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel, responsible for military fiascos, hundreds of thousands of deaths and war crimes in the Middle East, are now plotting to attack Iran.

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‘Good’ Wars, ‘Good’ War Criminals, ‘Good’ Dictators, ‘Good’ Separatists, ‘Good’ Oligarchs, ‘Good’ Money Launderers—and Their Antitheses
Felix Abt | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jul 2022

Everything You Have Always Wanted to Know about It

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The Dawn of the Apocalypse
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jul 2022

24 Jul 2022 – We were warned for decades about the death march we are on because of global warming. And yet, the global ruling class continues to frog-march us towards extinction.

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Calling Putin ‘Hitler’ to Smear Diplomacy as ‘Appeasement’
Joshua Cho | FAIR- Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jul 2022

21 Jul 2022 – The extreme caricatures of Putin as equal to or worse than Hitler, frequent Nazi comparisons, and Munich references made by Western media paint those who would prefer a negotiated settlement to years of bloodshed, the risk of World War III and nuclear war as “appeasers” of a Hitlerian dictator with genocidal ambitions.

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The Uber Files: Inside a Global Lobbying Machine
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jul 2022

10 Jul 2022 – The Uber Files investigation reveals how the ride-hailing juggernaut would “embrace the chaos” as it stormed into new markets around the world, driven by assertive tactics, a phalanx of lobbyists and helped by powerful friends.

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Ignoring How Militarism Fuels Climate Change Will Be the Death of Us
Sue Ann Martinson | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jul 2022

14 Jul 2022 – It’s time to acknowledge how the failure to connect the dots between U.S. imperialism and the growing climate crisis threatens all life on this planet in more ways than one.

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War with Iran
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jul 2022

15 Jul 2022 – The United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel, responsible for military fiascos, hundreds of thousands of deaths and innumerable war crimes in the Middle East, are now plotting to attack Iran.

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Bogus Report on Nicaragua by “60 Minutes” Exposed as Propaganda from CIA-linked National Endowment for Democracy
Susan Lagos | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jul 2022

I was appalled to see your program on Nicaragua of June 19, 2022. The correction of this travesty of reporting requires 60 Minutes to actually come to Nicaragua to interview the people whose lives have improved since 2007 with free universal education and health care; 99.2% of homes have electricity; about 90% have running water; the best roads in the region; housing programs; more than half a million people have received a registered title to their land.

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Haiti: The Ransom Is Still Being Paid
Robert Roth | San Francisco Bay View - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jul 2022

On 20 May 2022, the NYT published a series entitled “The Ransom” about the “Independence Tax” enforced by France in 1825 on the world’s first Black Republic. Haiti became the only place where the descendants of slaves were forced to pay compensation to the descendants of slave owners.

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The Uber Files
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jul 2022

10 Jul 2022 – The secret story of how the tech giant won access to world leaders, cozied up to oligarchs and dodged taxes amid chaotic global expansion.

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NATO: The Most Dangerous Military Alliance on the Planet
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jul 2022

10 Jul 2022 – The massive expansion of NATO, not only in Eastern and Central Europe but the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia, presages endless war and a potential nuclear holocaust.

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Journalism, Music & War
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jul 2022

11 Jul 2022 – Last week I loved reading Johan Galtung’s comparison between the two styles of Journalism and would now like to present the similarities and differences between Music and War.

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The Assassination and Mrs. Paine
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jul 2022

5 Jul 2022 – A Review of Max Good’s Documentary Film – Human duplicity is a marvel to contemplate.  This documentary will force you to do that.

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

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

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NATO Has Completed Its Post-Cold War Transformation from Europe’s Guard Dog into Anglo America’s Attack Dog
Scott Ritter | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jul 2022

30 Jun 2022 – From an ostensible defensive alliance, NATO has grown into an aggressor designed to promote ‘rules’ dictated by the U.S.

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The Russell-Einstein Manifesto 67 Years Later
Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell | Pugwash Conferences – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jul 2022

9 July 1955 – “In view of the fact that in any future world war nuclear weapons will certainly be employed, and that such weapons threaten the continued existence of mankind, we urge the governments of the world to realize, and to acknowledge publicly, that their purpose cannot be furthered by a world war, and we urge them, consequently, to find peaceful means for the settlement of all matters of dispute between them.”

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While Biden Gives Ukrainian Army “the Most Lethal Weapon,” War Profiteer BAE Systems Stock Soars
Jeremy Kuzmarov | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jul 2022

27 Jun 2022 – Sending Ukraine a $300 million shipment of powerful M-777 howitzers is a lobbying triumph for BAE Systems, one of the many war industry corporations fattening on the death and destruction of the Ukraine war.

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U.S. Exposed as “Secret Partner” in Israeli Airstrikes against Syria that Violate International Law
Jeremy Kuzmarov | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jul 2022

29 Jun 2022 – Dirty War in Syria Continues as Media Attention Focuses Elsewhere

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

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

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The Causes and Consequences of the Ukraine War: A Lecture by John J. Mearsheimer
The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jun 2022

Prof. Mearsheimer focuses on both the origins of the war in Ukraine and some of its most important consequences. He argues that the crisis is largely the result of the West’s efforts to turn Ukraine into a Western bulwark on Russia’s border. Russian leaders viewed that outcome as an existential threat that had to be thwarted.

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Embracing the Complexity of Peace
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2022

15 Jun 2022 – Just imagine for once if we led the world in funding peace and not wars. One can also quickly, unavoidably imagine the cynicism that rushes in whenever someone tosses out the word “peace.” Just imagine for once if we led the world in funding peace and not wars.

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Is There Life After Death?
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2022

16 Jun 2022 – A review of ‘James and Whitehead on Life after Death’ by David Ray Griffin – The meaning of death, and whether humans do or do not survive it in some form, has always obsessed people, from the average person to the great artists and thinkers. Death is the mother of philosophy and all the arts and sciences.

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What Is ‘Socialism with Chinese Characteristics’? Inside China’s Economic Model
Ben Norton | Multipolarista - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2022

22 May 2022 – How does socialism with Chinese characteristics differ from Western neoliberal capitalism? Multipolarista editor Benjamin Norton discussed China’s socialist model with economist John Ross, a senior fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China.

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New Bill That Passed U.S. House Reinvokes Old Russian Bogeyman as Pretext for More Intervention in Africa
Richard S. Dunn | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2022

14 Jun 2022 – Liberal Democrats shamefully all voted for the “Countering Malign Russian Influence Activities in Africa” Act—seems like relic from bygone era.

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

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

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On Looking Up by Chance at the Constellations
Robert Frost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jun 2022

You’ll wait a long, long time for anything much
To happen in heaven beyond the floats of cloud
And the Northern Lights that run like tingling nerves.

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Summit of the Americas Fails: Boycott by Presidents of Mexico, Bolivia, Honduras, Guatemala
Ben Norton | Multipolarista – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jun 2022

7 Jun 2022 – As the US government’s Summit of the Americas opens in Los Angeles, California, the presidents of Mexico, Bolivia, Honduras, and Guatemala have refused to attend, protesting the exclusion of Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.

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USA: The Collateral Damage Comes Home
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jun 2022

8 Jun 2022 – 13 gun massacres this past weekend, at strip malls, nightclubs, graduation parties — with 16 people dying, many more injured — and the total number of such shootings so far in 2022 is 246. The country is on pace to match or surpass last year’s total, which is the worst on record.

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Terrified of Freedom: Why Most Human Beings Are Embracing the Global Elite’s Technotyranny
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jun 2022

Human freedom is on the verge of being lost. Forever.

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U.S. Global Empire of Violence!
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jun 2022

31 May 2022 – The U.S. says weapons, weapons, and more weapons, are the solution for everything! More weapons for Ukraine! Arm teachers in schools! Put armed guards everywhere!

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AFRICOM: Black Skin, White Mask
Jeremy Kuzmarov | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jun 2022

3 Jun 2022 – Lt. General Michael Langley is poised to become the first black Four Star Marine Corps Officer and second black commander of AFRICOM—a neocolonial force to enable Western corporate pillage of Africa. We have seen Blacks assist in the subjugation of their own people before and it is not something to cheer about.

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Notes from Wartorn Ethiopia (Part 5)
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jun 2022

1 Jun 2022 – I wish I could conclude on a lighter note, but summoning Gramsci’s “pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will,” I can only resolve to share what I’ve learned back home and suggest that the US let Ethiopia live.

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Why Is Everything Broken?
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jun 2022

The U.S.A. and its allies are waging war on many fronts.  It is a form of total war – cold, hot, medical, military, mind-control, spiritual, etc. – that demands a total response from us.  None of us is completely innocent; we are all part of the deep evil that is happening all around us.  But if we listen carefully, we might hear God asking for our help.  For we need each other.

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

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

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U.S. Congress Holds First UFO Hearings in Fifty Years Just as Biden Administration Budgets Record $27.6 Billion for Space Weapons
Jeremy Kuzmarov | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 May 2022

On 17 May 2022, the U.S. Congress held its first hearings on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena —the new official name for Unidentified Flying Objects —in more than 50 years. Wernher von Braun, a Nazi scientist recruited under Operation Paperclip, said: “Weapons will be based in space—hence the need to create a psychological nexus whereby people will fear all things alien.”

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‘Realist’ Kissinger Says Ukraine Must Give Up Land to Russia, Warns West Not to Seek to Humiliate Putin with Defeat
Tom Porter | Business Insider - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 May 2022

24 May 2022 – Even for those of us who are not big fans of Henry Kissinger, his ‘Realpolitik’ comments yesterday to the World Economic Forum in Davos about what should be done in Ukraine requires careful consideration by Western leaders.

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Sweden Poised to Join NATO as Part of Western Mobilization against Russia
Andi Olluri | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 May 2022

28 May 2022 – Debates in the Country Follow Narrow Lines Defined by Government As Dissenting Voices Are Silenced

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US Threatens Ethiopia and Eritrea with Illegal “Legal Designation of Genocide”
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 May 2022

25 May 2022 – The US is falsely accusing Ethiopia and Eritrea of hindering food aid and committing genocides in the ongoing war in Tigray. The charges are false and the US has no right to make such a claim on its own.

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The History They Don’t Teach You in School: U.S. and Russia Have a Long History of Collaboration
Nancy Spannaus | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 May 2022

21 May 2022 – Relationship Can Be Rekindled Today, Even in These Darkest of Times

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Ethiopia: The TPLF Destruction of Afar (Part 4)
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 May 2022

18 May 2022 – The U.S. backs TPLF war, then when IDPs overwhelm public health capacity, USAID sends help. Measles threatens to sweep IDP camps full of undernourished children. Contradictions of empire.

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Western Media Engages in a War on Truth
Russell Bentley | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 May 2022

16 May 2022 – Yellow Journalism of the Hearst Era Is Alive and Well in the 21st Century

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The Heart Is Mightier Than the Sword
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 May 2022

Sounds like a horror movie on permanent rewind through the brain, through the soul. Catch your breath, buy a gun. What other choice do you have?… The heart is mightier than the sword. I’m allowing myself to imagine a world where most people believe this.

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(Castellano) La batalla final por la humanidad: Es ‘ahora o nunca’ en la larga guerra contra el homo sapiens
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 May 2022

Si perdemos esta batalla, no habrá batalla posterior. La Larga Guerra contra la humanidad se habrá perdido, de una vez por todas. Esta batalla es por todo lo que significa ser humano: identidad humana, libertad humana, derechos humanos, privacidad, dignidad, libre albedrío y cualquier otra cosa que haga que valga la pena vivir la vida, y por el control de la Tierra y todos sus recursos.

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

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

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Not in the Heat of Battle
Amos Gvirtz – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 May 2022

16 May 2022 – On the eve of Israel’s Memorial Day and six days after Holocaust Memorial Day, Israel’s High Court of Justice issued their heinous decision to allow the Israeli army to demolish eight Palestinian villages and expel their inhabitants in the South Hebron Hills.

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USA’s Selective Outrage over Ukraine Is Fashioned by a Well-Oiled Propaganda Machine… Just Ask the People of Yemen
Robert Bridge | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 May 2022

15 May 2022 – North Americans are being shepherded to the next emoji crusade – the latest being Russia’s special operation in Ukraine – like consumers waiting in line for junk food and Happy Meals. When does the mindless virtue-signaling end?

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Sanctions
Laini Mataka | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2022

15 May 2022 – the hateful’s favorite tool for dismantling dissension,
their weapon of choice
for punishing those who refuse to gap their legs wide for rape w/out protest.

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Notes from Eritrea (Part 2)
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2022

11 May 2022 – If Eritreans or other peoples of the world choose multi-party democracy, fine, but the US/NATO shouldn’t be trying to ram it down their throats with sanctions or using it as an excuse to bomb them into submission.

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The Final Battle for Humanity: It Is ‘Now or Never’ in the Long War against Homo Sapiens
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2022

If we lose this battle, the Long War against humanity will have been lost. This battle is for everything that it means to be human – human identity, human freedom, human rights, privacy, dignity, free will and anything else that makes life worth living – and for control of the Earth and all its resources.

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The EU Is Destroying Its Own Energy Security with the Planned Russian Oil Embargo
Timur Fomenko | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 May 2022

7 May 2022 – With no clear alternatives and surging energy prices, sanctions look set to hurt the bloc more than they will harm Russia.

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

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

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