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Thank You Coronavirus
Posted by Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

Nothing will be the same again…

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Coronavirus — Global Plan, Doughnut, Torus, Helix and/or Pineapple?
Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

Zome Modelling Dynamics Allowing for Uncertainty in Perception of Order in Governance? Given widespread urgent calls for a “Global Plan” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the argument first challenges the appropriateness of any “plan” in a global context. This is contrasted with the so-called doughnut model which has been presented as appropriate to ensuring a safe operating space for humanity.

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In Time of Pandemic Praise for the UN
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

3 Apr 2020 – What the COVID-19 experience made clear was the importance of information to virtually every person and governmental body on the planet, and the degree to which the WHO and its Director General were quickly established as a valued source of reliable and trustworthy information. Establishing public trust and informational reliability become paramount goals, and WHO and Tedros Adhanan Grebreyerus, its Director General, have risen to the occasion, gaining media credibility and worldwide respect.

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Anti-Parasitic Drug Kills COVID-19 in Lab
Christine McGinn | MSN - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

4 Apr 2020 – An anti-parasitic drug available throughout the world has been found to kill COVID-19 in the lab within 48 hours. A Monash University-led study has shown a single dose of the drug Ivermectin could stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture.

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On Anniversary of MLK’s Death, His Words Are ‘More Relevant’ than Ever, His Son Says
Erik Ortiz | NBC News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Five decades later, his family says in a new video, he can help “guide humanity in the right direction.”

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Inside Jared Kushner’s Coronavirus Research: A Wide Net on a Giant Facebook Group
Anita Kumar | Politico - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

Just before midnight on 11 March, a doctor asked a group of fellow emergency room physicians on Facebook how they would combat the escalating coronavirus outbreak. “I have direct channel to person now in charge at White House,” Kurt Kloss wrote in his post. Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, had asked him for recommendations.

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(Português) Identificado Medicamento Antiparasitário que ‘Mata’ Covid-19 em 48 Horas
Notícias ao Minuto - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

3 abr 2020 – Um estudo conjunto levado a cabo pelo Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute e pelo Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity, na Austrália, identificou um medicamento antiparasitário capaz de ‘matar’ a Covid-19 nos testes laboratoriais no espaço de 48 horas.

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Portugal to Treat Migrants as Residents during Coronavirus Crisis
Reuters - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

28 Mar 2020 – All foreigners in Portugal with pending applications will be treated as permanent residents from Monday until at least July 1, authorities said on Saturday, to ensure migrants have access to public services during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Beyond Chutzpah: US Charges Venezuela with Narco-Terrorism
Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

According to the parable, the ungrateful son takes out a life insurance policy on his parents, murders them to collect, and is caught and found guilty. At his sentencing, the judge asks if he has anything to say on his behalf. The son replies: “Have mercy upon me because I am an orphan.” That’s chutzpah. US Attorney General Barr’s indictments on March 26 against the government of Venezuela for narco-terrorism go beyond chutzpah.

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The Corona – An Opportunity to Replace Militarist Security with Common and Human Security (Part 1)
Jan Oberg | The Transnational – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

2 Apr 2020 – Governments have spent trillions on preparing for military threats created by their own policies. No one prioritised human and societal security. The unique over-reaction to COVID-19 should worry us much more than the virus itself. It can be seen as a panicky attempt to cover-up the failure of an outdated militarist security policy.

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Siddhartha Gautama–the Buddha’s —Birthday: 8 April (563 – 483 BC)
Good News Network – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

8 Apr 2019 – Today is the anniversary of the Buddha’s birth—born Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, the fourth largest religion in the world.

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1918 Pandemic (H1N1 virus)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in recent history. It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin and spread worldwide during 1918-1919. It is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide.

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(Italiano) «Il virus è la malattia del pianeta stressato»
Francesco Bilotta interviste Prof. Gianni Tamino | Il Manifesto – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

26 marzo 2020 – Intorno alla pandemia causata dal nuovo coronavirus si sta sviluppando un intenso dibattito sugli aspetti sanitari. Anche nel campo delle scienze sociali, per l’impatto che il virus sta avendo sulle nostre abitudini e stili di vita, si stanno producendo riflessioni ed analisi.

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Coronavirus: Once You Have Antibodies, Are You Safe?
Connor Bamford | The Conversation - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

31 Mar 2020 – As more and more people get infected, survive and build up antibodies and T cells against SARS-CoV-2, we may eventually reach a threshold where we achieve “herd immunity”. This refers to the phenomenon where not everyone is immune, but because most people in the population are, the chances that those non-immune susceptible people catch a disease is very small.

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One Year of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Spending Would Provide 300,000 ICU Beds, 35,000 Ventilators and Salaries of 75,000 Doctors
Matthew Impelli | Newsweek - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

26 Mar 2020 – The amount of money spent in one year by the U.S. on nuclear weapons could instead provide 300,000 ICU (intensive care unit) beds, 35,000 ventilators and 75,000 doctors’ salaries, according to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).

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How Deadly Is the Coronavirus? It’s Still far from Clear
Dr John Lee | The Spectator - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

28 Mar 2020 – There Is Room for Different Interpretations of the Data – Any testing regime that is based only in hospitals will over-estimate the virulence of an infection.

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The Coronavirus Did Not Escape from a Lab–Here’s How We Know
Jeanna Bryner | Live Science - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

As the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19 spreads across the globe, with cases surpassing 284,000 worldwide today (March 20), misinformation is spreading almost as fast. One persistent myth is that this virus, called SARS-CoV-2, was made by scientists and escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China, where the outbreak began.

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COVID-19 Blunders Signal End of ‘American Century’
Wang Wen | Global Times - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

30 Mar 2020 – For most people it’s unfathomable that the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is the first global event that hasn’t been led by the US since 1941. The principal founder of peace and conflict studies, Johan Galtung, predicted in his 2009 book ‘The Fall of the US Empire-And Then What?’ that the US empire will decline and fall by 2020. According to Galtung, it is due to USA expanding hegemon that has driven it to exploit and suppress other countries. 

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Empowering and Protecting Families during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Mariana Price - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

22 Mar 2020 – Dr. David Price of Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City shares information on empowerment and protection during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first 15-20 minutes are the most beneficial. An important and simple message/method to follow to avoid being infected. 

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The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Part of the Climate Change Crisis
Vijay Kolinjivadi | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

30 Mar 2020 – The two emergencies have their roots in the world’s current economic model – that of the pursuit of infinite growth at the expense of the environment on which our survival depends – and both are deadly and disruptive. The pandemic is part of climate change and therefore, our response to it should not be limited to containing the spread of the virus. What we thought was “normal” before the pandemic was already a crisis and so returning to it cannot be an option.

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We Can All Help!
Joe Kandra and Kathie MM | Engaging Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

How to Help Others in the Pandemic

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Paul Robeson (9 Apr 1898 – 23 Jan 1976)
Tayo Aluko | Counterfire – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

Black Lawyer, Singer and Football Player, Paul Robeson’s Extraordinary Life Holds Many Lessons for the Present Day

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Letter from President Maduro as the U.S. Threatens Venezuela with War
Nicolás Maduro Moros - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

2 Apr 2020 – In greeting you, with affection, I take the liberty of addressing you on the occasion of denouncing the severe events taking place against the peace and stability of Venezuela, at a time when the concern of the States and Governments should be focused on the protection of the life and health of their citizens, due to the acceleration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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$10/Month x All of Us = TMS Secure–Please Act as We Are Reaching the RED LINE Again
TRANSCEND Media Service team, 6 Apr 2020

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DiEM25 Presents 3-Point Plan for Dealing with COVID-19 Depression
DiEM25 Communications - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

Step 1: Issue €1 trillion in ECB-Eurobonds
Step 2: Inject a €2000 European Solidarity Cash Payment
Step 3: Introduce a European Green Recovery & Investment Program

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Europe Sends Medical Aid to Iran Bypassing U.S. Sanctions
Al-Monitor - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

31 Mar 2020 – In the first transaction of its kind, France, Germany and Britain have sent medical goods to Iran under a trade mechanism set up to bypass US sanctions against Tehran.

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U.N. Security Council ‘Missing In Action’ in Coronavirus Fight
Rick Gladstone | The New York Times - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

2 Apr 2020 – The leader of the U.N. has called the pandemic the biggest international threat in the 75-year history of the organization, but its most powerful body has yet to take action.

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Save the BBC – But for What?
Prof. Jake Lynch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

Among the most significant challenges of political reporting today is the rise of the so-called ‘alt-right’, led by demagogues who specialise in evidence-averse rabble-rousing, notably on issues of race and immigration. A classic BBC kerfuffle followed the call by President Trump last year for members of the so-called ‘squad’ – four left-wing Democratic Congresswomen of colour – to “go back to the places from which they came”. Three of the four were born in the USA. But it was clearly not Trump’s intention to appeal for Rashida Tlaib to return from Washington to Detroit, or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to the Bronx.

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(Italiano) Proteggere la filiera alimentare… non solo merci, anche persone
Elena Camino | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

29 Marzo 2020 – “Scarsità di cibo”: questo il titolo di un recente articolo pubblicato sul giornale «The Guardian». Se i governi introducessero misure protezionistiche durante questa crisi sanitaria da coronavirus, potrebbero verificarsi difficoltà di approvvigionamento di cibo in tutto il mondo: questa l’opinione espressa da Maximo Torero, economista dalle FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation).

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Brazil Scales Back Environmental Enforcement amid Coronavirus Outbreak
The Guardian | Reuters - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

27 Mar 2020- Brazil will reduce efforts to fight environmental crimes during the coronavirus outbreak, despite concerns that reduced protection could lead to a surge in deforestation.

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Amid War Threats, Washington Blocks UN Resolution Demanding End to Sanctions
Bill Van Auken | WSWS - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

4 April 2020 – Washington and its allies on 2 April killed a UN resolution calling for the lifting of unilateral sanctions that are severely impeding efforts to combat the spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Joining the US in blocking the resolution were the European Union and the United Kingdom, along with the right-wing governments of Ukraine and Georgia.

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A New Book on Iran
Posted by Antonio C.S. Rosa | Editor – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

A new book entitled Politics of Oil and Nuclear Technology in Iran has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan. In it, Johan Galtung’s version of the Center Periphery model, described in his article entitled “A Structural Theory of Imperialism,” has been used as an analytical framework.

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The Race Between Economics and COVID-19
Mohamed A. El-Erian | Project Syndicate - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

26 Mar 2020 – For years, the economics profession has suffered from a stubborn reluctance to adopt a more multidisciplinary approach. But now that the COVID-19 pandemic is transforming economic life the world over, the profession has no choice but to leave its comfort zone.

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(Português) O Coronavírus Resgata a Nossa Verdadeira Humanidade
Leonardo Boff – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

31 mar 2020 – A pandemia do coronavírus nos obriga a todos a pensar: o que conta, verdadeiramente, a vida ou os bens materiais? O individualismo de cada um para si, de costas para os outros, ou a solidariedade de uns para com os outros? Podemos olhar a guerra que o coronavírus está movendo em todo o planeta sob um outro ângulo, e este positivo. O vírus nos faz descobrir qual é a nossa mais profunda e autêntica natureza humana.

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Helping Humanity
Schulz | Peanuts – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

Right!

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Investigating Israeli Criminality at the International Criminal Court (ICC)
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

Amicus Brief submitted to the International Criminal Court in The Hague on 16 Mar 2020 in the jurisdictional phase of a proceeding in which to initiate such a legal proceeding and whether the ICC has jurisdiction, that is, legal authority to investigate and possibly prosecute such alleged. As the Prosecutor indicated, the facts at her disposal indicate a basis for accepting Palestine’s request for an investigation of alleged Israeli criminal conduct.

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He’s Got Eight Numbers, Just like Everybody Else”
Kathy Kelly – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

April 3, 2020 – Trident nuclear disarmament activist Steve Kelly, a Jesuit priest and member of Kings Bay Plowshares 7, begins his third year imprisoned in a county jail as he and his companions await sentencing.

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‘Can I Keep You Safe? Your Future Is Uncertain’: Climate and the Fate of Humanity
Media Lens - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

31 Mar 2020 – In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the most immediate objective is to slow its spread, minimise the death toll and help people through the crisis.  But, despite government promises to support citizens who are now losing their jobs and income, the underlying establishment concern will be as it always has been: to preserve the global inequitable system of wealth and power. Private interests, including airlines, fossil fuel industries and sinister-sounding ‘businesses crucial to national security’, have been busy lobbying governments for taxfunder-paid bailouts.

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Acquiring Knowledge and Wisdom
Dr Ravi P Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

Knowledge appears in various forms and of various subjects — science, social sciences, mathematics, economics, etc. Not only newer forms of knowledge such as AI (Artificial Intelligence) or Robotics are emerging, but the nature and features are constantly increasing. I am using the word features to suggest the extension or details of the concept of knowledge.

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Never Has So Little Done So Much Harm to So Many
Scott C. Tips | The National Health Federation - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

4 Apr 2020 – The Latest Coronavirus Attack Is A Cover for Restricting Our Health Freedoms

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Bob Dylan’s Midnight Message to JFK’s Ghost
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

If you listen to Dylan’s piercing voice and follow the lyrics closely, you might be startled to be told, not from someone who can be dismissed as some sort of disgruntled “conspiracy nut,” but by the most famous musician in the world, that there was a government conspiracy to kill JFK, that Oswald didn’t do it, and that the killers then went for the president’s brothers.

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(Português) Acorrentados, elefantes passam fome e podem morrer após anos de exploração
ANDA Agência de Notícias de Direitos Animais – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

3 abr 2020 – Cerca de 2 mil elefantes estão passando fome e vivendo acorrentados na Tailândia, após seus tutores argumentarem que a pandemia de Covid-19 os deixou sem condições financeiras para cuidar dos animais, que há anos são explorados no país para entretenimento humano. Sem alimentação adequada, os animais correm risco de morte.

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Nonviolence Charter: Progress Report 16 (Apr 2020)
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D., Anita McKone, and Anahata Giri – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

Defending Humanity against the Elite Coup – In lieu of the usual six-monthly report of the activities of signatories of the Nonviolence Charter, which would normally go out in April, we are sending this very brief report and invitation to action, in response to the events taking place around the world at the moment.

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Why Nation States See Themselves in a War against a Virus and Forbid Any Normal Life
Michael Kuhn – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

30 Mar 2020 – Is it really all happening or are we living in a science fiction? Within a few days nothing is as it always was. Everybody must go home and without any objection and all this carried out as a veritable state action, always staged and carried out by the foreign ministries of the states with the right publicity for the people at home and the other states abroad, telling everybody that after all, ‘it’s not about health issues, but about state affairs between states.’

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The World Rediscovers Cuban Medical Internationalism
Helen Yaffe | Le Monde Diplomatique - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

30 Mar 2020 – Just weeks ago, US Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders was vilified by the US establishment for acknowledging education and healthcare achievements in revolutionary Cuba. Now, as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, the island’s medical prowess is back in the spotlight.

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“Murder Most Foul”: Unpacking Bob Dylan’s New Epic, from Dallas 1963 to the Pandemic of 2020
David Masciotra | Salon - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

4 Apr 2020 – Bob Dylan’s new song, “Murder Most Foul,” arrives in the mailbox like a postcard from the apocalypse. In an effectively restrained voice, America’s most important songwriter delivers an act of mourning for John F. Kennedy that enlarges into political prophecy, almost as if he is auditioning for authorship of a follow chapter to the book of Revelation. 

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COVID-19 Dashboard: Live Data Continuously Updated
Avi Schiffmann - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

The website nCoV2019.live shows data for all continents. You can view all data or a single continent’s page by clicking the region’s name.

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Why Inequality Could Spread COVID-19
Joseph Stiglitz et al. | The Lancet - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

2 Apr 2020 – Pandemics rarely affect all people in a uniform way. The Black Death in the 14th century reduced the global population by a third, with the highest number of deaths among the poorest. As these populations are more likely to have chronic conditions, this puts them at higher risk of COVID-19-associated mortality. Since the pandemic has perpetuated an economic crisis, unemployment rates will rise substantially and weakened welfare safety nets further threaten health and social insecurity.

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Trump: US to Deploy Anti-Drug Navy Ships near Venezuela
Joshua Goodman | AP – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

2 Apr 2020 – President Donald Trump announced yesterday that Navy ships are being moved toward Venezuela as his administration beefs up counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean following a U.S. drug indictment against Nicolás Maduro. The announcement came at the start of the daily White House press briefing to discuss the coronavirus pandemic.

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An Antidote to Helplessness and Disorientation: The Great Humanistic Philosopher and Psychologist Erich Fromm on Our Human Fragility as the Key to Our Survival and Our Sanity
Maria Popova | Brain Pickings – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

“Only through full awareness of the danger to life can this potential be mobilized for action capable of bringing about drastic changes in our way of organizing society.”

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(Português) Tranquilidade Face ao Coronavirus
Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

Tranquilidade

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(Português) Jane Goodall Diz que Devemos Deixar os Animais em Paz
Jane Goodall | Vegazeta - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

31 mar 2020 – Considerando a origem e as consequências da pandemia de coronavírus, este mês a famosa primatologista Jane Goodall, de 85 anos, protagonizou um vídeo disponibilizado no YouTube em que pede que os animais sejam deixados em paz. “Nosso relacionamento muito próximo com animais silvestres nos mercados ou quando os usamos para entretenimento, desencadeou o terror e a miséria de novos vírus”.

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Messianic Zionism – The Ass and the Red Heifer
Moshé Machover | Monthly Review – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

1 Feb 2020 – The relation between Zionism and Judaism (the Jewish religion) is paradoxical and complex. In its early days, Zionism was apparently a thoroughly secular political movement. Apparently. In reality, while its ego was secular, its id has always been religious. And in recent times, the latter has emerged from its hidden recess and is parading in full view. A form of religious Zionism has gained influence in Israel, which shares with militant Christian evangelism and Islamic jihadism the character of political movement with fundamentalist religious ideology.

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The German Government Has Declared a Complete Stopping to «Defender Europe 20»
Edgars Palladis | The Duran - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

28 Mar 2020 – According to the official Bundestag representative, the the U.S.-led multinational Exercise «Defender Europe 20» has been cancelled.

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Visiting Auschwitz the Day Poland Locked Itself Down
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

30 Mar 2020 – Genocides start with an act of framing human community, with their distinct group identity, typically vulnerable and weak, as ‘a virus’ or ‘existential threat.’

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Israeli Warplanes Attack Several Places in Gaza
Days of Palestine | Kia Ora Gaza - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

Gaza Strip, 28 Mar 2020 – Despite coronavirus pandemic, the Israeli occupation forces continue its crimes against the Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip.

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Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
Walt Whitman – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

Flood-tide below me! I see you face to face!
Clouds of the west—sun there half an hour high—I see you also face to face.

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Not Letting Covid-19 Crisis Go to Waste? US Ramps up War on Drugs… Focusing on Venezuela’s Maduro
RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

1 Apr 2020 – Trump has announced a massive naval deployment in the Caribbean to prevent drug cartels from ‘exploiting’ the Covid-19 pandemic, singling out Venezuela as a major threat to America. Hard pass on the Noriega remix? US narcotrafficking charges against Maduro straight out of Panama playbook

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Israeli Forces Demolish Emergency Coronavirus Clinic for Palestinians
Kia Ora Gaza - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

29 Mar 2020 – Israeli forces on Thursday [26 Mar] entered a Palestinian village in the northern Jordan Valley to confiscate materials designated to build a clinic to deal with the novel coronavirus outbreak. Officials from the Israeli Civil Administration came to the village of Khirbet Ibziq with a military escort, bulldozer and two trucks equipped with cranes to demolish community clinic and emergency housing, according to Israeli human rights monitor Btselem.

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Preparedness for Earthquakes and Tsunamis
Vidushi Prasad – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

The disasters are continuously increasing; in future there is a need to concentrate the resources to lessen the effects of the catastrophe. The emergency preparedness should be ready to evacuate the population and provide the necessary health needs in a disaster situation. It is recommended that countries in disaster prone area should sign a pact deciding that in the case of emergency the help should be provided by their neighbouring country.

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Global Call
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

24 Mar 2020 – A global call from Palestine Action for the Planet. More and more people realize that the current global political and economic structures are unable to deal with global climate crisis, the endless conflicts, proliferation of WMD, and the increased frequency of pandemics. This is no longer just a question of morality and rights but a question of our survival as a civilization and as a planet facing mass extinction. 

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Collateral Murder–10 Years Later
WikiLeaks - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

Today is 5 Apr 2020. Ten years ago today, Julian Assange/WikiLeaks released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in Iraq including two Reuters journalists, and injuring small children. It was called Collateral Murder. The killers in the video are running free whereas Julian Assange, the publisher revealing the crime, has been politically persecuted and arrested on 12 Apr 2019 after being holed up at the Ecuadoran Embassy since 2012. Now he is under pre-trial detention at a high-security prison in London, threatened by extradition to the US, and highly vulnerable to the Coronavirus, after his humanitarian bail request was rejected.

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Don’t Just Avoid the Virus — Defeat It by Strengthening Your Immunity
Amory B. Lovins and Eric Rasmussen, MD | Medium - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

30 Mar 2020 – Simple, science-based steps to boost your immunity can help prevent or moderate infection — including challenging the conventional wisdom about Vitamin C.

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Murder Most Foul (Music Video of the Week)
Bob Dylan - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

Bob Dylan’s New Epic (with lyrics) – Released on 27 Mar 2020

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Bigger Brother
Tim Wu | The New York Review of Books - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

9 Apr 2020 Issue – What we have learned, what Skinner and secret police alike have realized, is this: to know everything about someone is to create the power to control that person. We may not be there yet, but there is a theoretical point—call it the Skinnerlarity—where enough data will be gathered about humanity to predict, with some reasonable reliability, what everyone on earth will do at any moment. That accomplishment would change the very structure of experience. As the legal scholar Jonathan Zittrain has said, it would make life “a highly realistic but completely tailored video game where nothing happens by chance.”

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Inspiration from a Father: Johan Galtung Interviewed by Henrik Urdal
Henrik Urdal | PRIO - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

“When [Gandhi] was shot on 30th January 1948, I found myself crying – much to my puzzlement and dismay. I was 17 and 17-year-olds don’t cry. And a boy to boot. And it wasn’t a habit of mine to cry. Somehow or other, Gandhi’s message had affected me so deeply that I reacted in this unexpected way.”

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Was the Fed Just Nationalized?
Ellen Brown | Web of Debt – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

3 Apr 2020 – Did Congress just nationalize the Fed? No. But the door to that result has been cracked open.

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Spring Didn’t Know – Inspirational
Irene Vella – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

It was March 2020…
The streets were empty, stores were closed, people couldn’t go out anymore.

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Last Night Julian Assange Called Me. Here Is What We Talked About
Yanis Varoufakis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

24 Mar 2020 – Last night, immediately after our first DiEM25 TV event, my phone rang. It was Julian. From prison. It was not that first time that he honoured me deeply by using the few phone calls prison allows him to make to call me. Like every other such occasion, when I unexpectedly recognise his voice a torrent of emotions comes flooding in. Julian wanted to talk about the effects of Covid-19 on the world we live in and, of course, on his case.

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Cuba’s Coronavirus Response Is Putting Other Countries to Shame
Ben Burgis | Jacobin Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

23 Mar 2020 -Cuba is caricatured by the Right as a totalitarian hellhole. But its response to the coronavirus pandemic — from sending doctors to other countries to pioneering anti-viral treatments to converting factories into mask-making machines — is putting other countries, especially the rich ones, to shame.

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Conscience: The Inner Voice of the Higher Self
René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

The United Nations has designated 5 April as the International Day of Conscience. The first celebration is this year 2020. An awakened conscience is essential to meeting the challenges which face humanity today as we move into the World Society. The great challenge which humanity faces today is to leave behind the culture of violence in which we find ourselves and move rapidly to a culture of peace and solidarity.

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Cognitive Engagement with Spike Dynamics of a Polyhedral Coronavirus
Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

30 Mar 2020 – The presentations here follow from an argument previously made suggesting that there were insights to be gained from the form of the coronavirus in 3D. In particular this highlighted the possible isomorphism between the configuration of spikes on the viral form and psychosocial forms potentially characterized in terms of “spikes”.

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Nutritional Advice in These Corona Times
Dag Viljen Poleszynski, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

25 Mar 2020 – Information about Corona virus and measures taken to prevent the spreading of this virus dominate the media. We hear about the number of deaths, how many are infected and about the spread of the virus worldwide. However, we do not receive any information on measures each of us might take to prevent or mitigate the course of the disease if one is already ill.

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Vigil for Peace in Yemen, a New Norm
Kathy Kelly | Voices for Creative Nonviolence – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

27 Mar 2020 – U.S. national security leaders and stakeholders in war, as they shelter in place, have an extraordinary opportunity to set a new norm and link with the vigil for Peace in Yemen, virtually. And, some may even join Yale students on April 9, from sunrise to sunset, in their National Fast for Peace in Yemen. They invite us to pledge support for Doctors Without Borders and other relief groups in Yemen.

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A 21st Century Worldview: Interviewing Ahmet Davutoğlu
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

28 Mar 2020 – Interview that I conducted with the former Turkish Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu, published in Middle East Monitor on March 23-24, 2020. His responses to questions 18-20 concern the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the world. The interview is long, yet a worthwhile overview how the most important intellectual political figure in Turkey views global and national reality given the shape of recent developments.

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When Economists Try to Solve Health Crises, the Results Can Often Be Disastrous
Justin Podur | Independent Media Institute - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

27 Mar 2020 – Classical economics helped kill millions in the British Empire’s famines—following economic orthodoxy today could be just as deadly.

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Civilized, Barbarians, Savages
Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

23 Mar 2020 – A civilization or culture is defined as a set of customs, traditions, ethics, values, language, music, dance, gastronomy, clothing, religion, and social and political organization of a people, ethnic group, tribe, or nation.

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(Italiano) Nell’Europa chiusa per il virus la Ue apre le porte all’esercito Usa
Manlio Dinucci | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

10 Marzo 2020 – L’Arte della guerra . Lo Us Army Europe ha richiesto l’istituzione di «un’Area Schengen militare», con la differenza che a circolare liberamente non sono persone ma carrarmati. Test decisivo è l’esercitazione «Difensore dell’Europa 2020», in aprile e maggio. L’arrivo, il 6 marzo, dei primi 200 soldati Usa in Baviera.

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Short-Term and Long-Term Futures
John Scales Avery – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

28 Mar 2020 – There is a remarkable contrast in the way that governments around the world have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and the way that they have responded to the climate emergency. The pandemic, which indeed represents an extremely grave danger to humanity, has produced a massive global response.

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Vincent van Gogh (30 Mar 1853 – 29 Jul 1890)
Biography – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

“As for me, I am rather often uneasy in my mind, because I think that my life has not been calm enough; all those bitter disappointments, adversities, changes keep me from developing fully and naturally in my artistic career.” —Vincent van Gogh

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(Português) A Primavera Não Sabia (Texto Inspirador)
Irene Vella | Rui Unas – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

Entrevistada por DiLei, Irene explicou a gênese de sua maravilhosa poesia dedicada ao mundo durante a emergência do coronavírus e que se tornou viral em pouco tempo. “Eu estava na minha cozinha sentada num banquinho, tinha dado uma volta pelo jardim para ver as árvores a florescer. Estava excitada. Tinha esquecido as quase três semanas de quarentena voluntária, já que meu marido é imunossuprimido, e a mente começou a voar … ”

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(Italiano) La Primavera Non Sapeva Nulla (Inspirational)
Irene Vella – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

Era l’11 marzo del 2020, le strade erano vuote, i negozi chiusi, la gente non usciva più.

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War and Warming
Nathan Albright | Voices for Creative Nonviolence - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

11 Mar 2020 – “What we most need is grassroots solidarity and cross border hospitality, even with all its messiness” said Yeb, “this movement must be strengthened and built despite our world leaders.” That week at the summit, where the Paris Climate Accord would be drafted, despite a government ban on public assembly, 11,000 people flooded the streets facing tear gas and police clubs, and over 600,000 others around the world marched in support. “Solidarity is not an option,” said Yeb, as he completed his journey and risked arrest joining the demonstrations for climate justice, “it is our only chance.”

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Leading the Charge!
Joe Kandra and Kathie MM | Engaging Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

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The Struggle against Coronavirus: Are We at “War”? How Will It Change the World?
Richard E. Rubenstein – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

Like a wartime enemy, the virus is portrayed as a maleficent external threat, an alien force that endangers one’s homeland and personal security. Associating the biological threat with a political adversary, the American president labeled it a “Chinese virus,” while Chinese leaders have insisted that the virus was manufactured at the Pentagon’s biological warfare facility in Fort Detrick. This game of blame-the-adversary is absurd, of course.

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Africa Eye: Torture ‘Rampant’ among Nigeria’s Security Forces
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

10 Feb 2020 – BBC Africa Eye has uncovered shocking video evidence that torture is being used by multiple branches of the Nigerian police and armed forces. WARNING: This Film Contains Disturbing Scenes Including Images of Torture

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(Italiano) Ribbon – un lungo nastro di speranza per questi giorni (in)quieti
Elena Camino | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

Se questa piccola proposta incontra l’adesione di qualcuna/o, ci si può poi coordinare per stabilire un punto di raccolta dei pannelli e per organizzare iniziative locali, riaffermando con forza la volontà di abolire le armi nucleari dal mondo.

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The Fate of the Planet Rests on Dethroning the IMF and World Bank
Johanna Bozuwa and Thomas M. Hanna | In These Times - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

A Global Green New Deal could herald a new era of international cooperation to curb the climate crisis, based on genuine international solidarity and climate reparations.

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Explaining the ‘Asian Miracle’
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

20 Mar 2020 – A timely aspect of Nayyar’s book is the emphasis he places on the importance of effective state/society relations in explaining the remarkable growth experience of Asia. Such an insight seems relevant to the degree to which various governments are effectively managing responses to the challenge of the Coronavirus pandemic. It would seem at this stage that well-managed autocracies do better than most democracies, and much better than poorly managed democracies that embody capitalist structures, priorities, and values.

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(Português) O Coronavírus: Auto-Defesa da Própria Terra
Leonardo Boff - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

23 mar 2020 – Seremos capazes de captar o sinal que o coronavírus nos está passando ou continuaremos com o mesmo propósito letal, ferindo a Terra e nos auto-ferindo para acumular irracionalmente bens materiais?

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Lesson
Ravi P. Bhatia - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

Two young women each having one baby meet in a Park.

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Is the US a Civilized Nation?
Ron Forthofer | Countercurrents - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

We have continued with savage and barbaric policies in, for example, Korea, Vietnam, Iran, Afghanistan, Cuba, Syria, Libya, Iraq. We have also imposed sanctions on a number of nations that don’t comply with our policies, and these cruel and brutal sanctions are crimes against humanity. This unnecessary and illegal killing by the US of untold numbers while devastating countries and populations that were not a threat to it were hardly acts of a civilized nation.

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Covid-19: Misinformation, Education, and the Need for Clarity
Hassanal Noor Rashid | JUST – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

25 Mar 2020 – The recent explosion of COVID-19 cases in the South East Asian region has contributed to the globally growing pandemic that has impacted our global social order and may have many dramatic unforeseen consequences to come.

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Libya: A Political Deadlock
Loïc Sauvinet | Cordoba Peace Institute Geneva - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

26 Mar 2020 – In the light of these latest developments, we have to ask ourselves how this country collapsed, how a seemingly strong state could fail and allow the dynamics of violence to set in, and finally what could be done to manage a peaceful way out of the crisis? To find some answers or at least some keys to interpreting the situation, it is important to have a multidisciplinary approach, using the tools of historical science, sociology and political science.

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(Português) Hamilton pede boicote de zoológicos e circos com animais
David Arioch | Vegazeta – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

27 mar 2020 – Pedido foi feito aos seus 14,9 milhões de seguidores no Instagram – Esta semana o piloto da Fórmula 1 Lewis Hamilton comparou o isolamento social praticado durante a pandemia de coronavírus com a realidade dos animais submetidos a cativeiro em zoológicos e circos.

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Black and White
Dr Ravi P Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

In today’s complex violent society power is expressed in terms of nuclear weapons and armaments that kill and mutilate large sections of people and our ecosystems. Let us confine ourselves to the non destructive, peaceful power of this expression.

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Jane Goodall (Born 3 Apr 1934)
Biography – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

Animal Rights Activist, Scientist – Jane Goodall is known for her years of living among chimpanzees in Tanzania to create one of the most trailblazing studies of primates in modern times.

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Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance
Tomas Pueyo | Medium – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

19 Mar 2020 – Strong coronavirus measures today should only last a few weeks, there shouldn’t be a big peak of infections afterwards, and it can all be done for a reasonable cost to society, saving millions of lives along the way. If we don’t take these measures, tens of millions will be infected, many will die, along with anybody else that requires intensive care, because the healthcare system will have collapsed.

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Venezuela’s Coronavirus Response Might Surprise Some
Leonardo Flores | Resumen - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

26 Mar 2020 – Within a few hours of being launched, over 800 Venezuelans in the U.S. registered for an emergency flight from Miami to Caracas through a website run by the Venezuelan government. This flight, offered at no cost, was proposed by President Nicolás Maduro when he learned that 200 Venezuelans were stuck in the United States following his government’s decision to stop commercial flights as a preventative coronavirus measure.

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Lives in Poetry
John Scales Avery – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

I would like to announce the publication of a book which presents an historical anthology of the poems of some of the world’s great poets, from very early times until the present, and from many countries and cultures. The book may be freely downloaded and circulated.

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