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A Short History of the High Costs of Military Air Shows
Gary G. Kohls, MD | Duty to Warn – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

Part of the process that led many to killing and dying for their nation’s financial elites began with the thrill of experiencing military air shows. America’s soldiers, airmen, seamen and marines have been, in reality, working not for the US constitution to which they pledged allegiance, but rather for a whole host of nefarious special interest groups that stopped supporting them when their broken bodies, their broken brains and the body bags came home under cover of darkness.

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Venezuela Building Socialism in the Midst of a War: Report from the Left Forum
Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

5 Jul 2019 – The U.S. is currently unilaterally sanctioning not only Venezuela but also some 30 other countries. The increasing danger of major power confrontation and consequently of world war urgently calls for building a unified movement against militarism, because only a peace movement within the U.S. can overcome this war mongering.

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This Dutch City Has Transformed Its Bus Stops into Bee Stops
Michiel de Gooijer | EcoWatch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

8 Jul 2019 – In the Dutch city Utrecht 316 bus stops now have a green roof. They do not only look great, they also help capture fine dust, storage of rainwater and provide cooling in the summertime. From Bus Stops to Bee Stops

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Debunking the Indo-Pacific Myth
Pepe Escobar | Strategic Culture Foundation – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

9 Jul 2019 – The Trump administration is obsessively spinning the concept of a “free and open Indo-Pacific”. Apart from a small coterie of scholars, very few people around the world, especially across the Global South, know what that means. Now everything one needs to know – and especially not know – about the Indo-Pacific is contained in a detailed Pentagon report.

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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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Comprehension of Requisite Variety via Rotation of the Complex Plane
Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

15 Jul 2019 – Faced with global crises, it is useful to recall the variants of the well-known insight: There Is Always a Well-Known Solution to Every Human Problem — Neat, Plausible, and Wrong. How many of the advocated global strategies can be recognized in that light?

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Lives in the Peace Movement
John Scales Avery – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

I would like to announce the publication of a book describing the lives of some of the people who have contributed importantly to the peace movement. The book can be freely downloaded from the following link: I hope that the lives of these women and men can inspire us as we work together to abolish the institution of war.

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Astronaut
Unknown – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

One of those…

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Frantz Fanon (20 Jul 1925 – 6 Dec 1961)
Jennifer Poulos | Emory Postcolonial Studies – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

Frantz Omar Fanon was a Martinique-born French psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer whose works are influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory, and Marxism. As an intellectual, Fanon was a political radical, and an existentialist humanist concerning the psychopathology of colonization, and the human, social, and cultural consequences of decolonization.

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In Myanmar’s Conflict-Torn Rakhine, Fresh Allegations of ‘War Crimes’
Poppy McPherson and Thu Thu Aung | Reuters – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

12 Jul 2019 – When 35-year-old Ah Hla showed up to a police station in western Myanmar in late April hoping to see her husband among the prisoners, she didn’t know whether he was alive or dead. “I went there with the hope that I am going to see my husband, but he was not there,” said Ah Hla, who had walked to the police station with a group of relatives of the detained men. When she arrived, police told her that her husband of 15 years had hanged himself in his cell, and that his body had already been disposed of.

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Stifling the Amman Message
Chandra Muzaffar – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

14 Jul 2019 – In the case of the aborted Amman Message Seminar in Malaysia, since names and identities are known, and as one of the three organisers of the seminar, the International Movement for a Just World (JUST) would like to know what action has been taken against the individual and group that threatened to bomb the venue. The public has a right to know.

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A Call to Apply the TRANSCEND Method to the Middle East Conflict
Diane Perlman, PhD – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

Before the UN Conference on a Nuclear Weapons [WMD] Free Zone in the Middle East

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Planetary Condominium: The Legal Framework for the Common Home of Humanity
Paulo Miguel Ferreira Magalhães, et al. | Global Challenges Foundation – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

Inspired by the thoughts of Garrett Hardin and Elinor Ostrom the submission proposes to legally recognize the Earth System as Natural Intangible Common Heritage of Humankind and scale-up the legal model of condominiums to the global level: A condominium is an object with a unitary structure and common functional systems, with private rights for determined fractions and, simultaneously, common ownership and governance for common structures and functions. Different legal regimes would be able to coexist. A revived UN Trusteeship Council would be the guardian of the new heritage and others global commons, as well as for addressing global catastrophic risks using the planetary boundaries framework as a guidance system.

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Bangladesh Can Make Myanmar Pay for Crimes against Rohingya
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

8 Jul 2019 – Bangladesh simply lacks the resources to cope with the burden of having to shelter and feed 1.2 million Rohingya genocide survivors. It is also unfair to Dhaka to be left to handle a huge refugee burden alone without adequate financial support from the international community. Dhaka should move International Court of Justice to force Myanmar to pay reparations to for hosting victims of genocide.

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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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Defining Constructive Resistance
Majken Jul Sørensen | Journal of Resistance Studies – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

What does it mean when people start to build the society they desire independently of structures of power?

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Activists Walk “Cease and Desist” Order into Nuclear Weapons Base in Germany
Submitted by Kathy Kelly – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

10 Jul 2019 — News advisory on antinuclear protests that Voices for Creative Nonviolence co-coordinator Brian Terrell is currently attending in Büchel, Germany. Included is the “Treaty Enforcement Order” presented to Büchel Air Base today and a photograph of the eleven activists’ entry to the base.

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150,000,000 More Child-Mothers?
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

So far, 650 million women alive today were married as children.

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Cows with ‘Portholes’ into Stomach Filmed by Animal Rights Group
Euronews – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

20 Jun 2019 – An undercover video released by a French animal rights group showed live cows whose sides have been perforated with a “porthole” into their stomach to study their digestion.

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Nelson Mandela (18 Jul 1918 – 5 Dec 2013)
Biography – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa in 1994, serving until 1999. A symbol of global peacemaking, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

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Against Busyness and Surfaces: Emerson on Living with Presence and Authenticity
Maria Popova | Brain Pickings – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

“After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, love, and so on — have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear — what remains? Nature remains; to bring out from their torpid recesses, the affinities of a man or woman with the open air, the trees, fields, the changes of seasons — the sun by day and the stars of heaven by night.” — Walt Whitman

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Why Stimulus Can’t Fix Our Energy Problems
Gail Tverberg | Our Finite World – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

10 Jul 2019 – Economists tell us that within the economy there is a lot of substitutability, and they are correct. However, there are a couple of not-so-minor details that they overlook: There is no substitute for energy. It is possible to harness energy from another source, or to make a particular object run more efficiently, but the laws of physics prevent us from substituting something else for energy.

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And Ye Shall Inherit the Whirlwind or Learn to Live in Gratitude and Grace (Parts 1 to 3)
Stefan Schindler | Engaging Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

We are free to become free. This is the lesson taught by Socrates. It is also the essence of Buddhism. The word “Buddha” means “awake.” Awakening, as Plato would say, is recollecting the sanity we were born with. Nietzsche quotes Pindar: “Become who you are.” We are inextricable strands in the holistic web of being and becoming. Said the poet Byron: “Are not the mountains, waves, and skies, a part of me and of my soul, as I of them?” John Lennon said: “I am the walrus.”

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Settlers Seize another Home in Jerusalem
Asharq Al-Awsat – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

11 Jul 2019 – Israeli soldiers evicted a Palestinian family from their east Jerusalem home and handed it over to settlers yesterday. The police forcefully removed the family from their home after a court dismissed their appeal and ruled in favor of the settler group ending a 25-year-long battle over the property against Elad settlement association.

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Nuclear Weapons as Theological Statements
TalkWorks – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

Johan Galtung on the way forward for nuclear disarmament and sustainable global security.

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Choosing a Material or Spiritual Lifestyle–or a Balance of Both
Stephen Knapp – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

Quite often I get questions from young people who may be in college or starting out in their career, regarding the decision of whether they should take up a serious spiritual lifestyle or remain engaged in material pursuits such as education, career, family, etc. Others are worried that their family will not understand or will wonder what will become of them if they become overly spiritual. Or the family may even become overly upset if they show too much spiritual inclination. Let us think this over.

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Land Thieves Ramp up Deforestation in Brazil’s Jamanxim National Forest
Sue Branford and Thais Borges | Mongabay – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

4 Jul 2019 – Deforestation is rising dramatically in Brazil, with satellite data showing the country’s Amazonian region lost more forest in May than during any other month in the past decade.

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July 16, 1945: First Successful Test of Atomic Bomb
Mystic Stamp – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

On16 Jul 1945, members of America’s Manhattan Project held their first successful test of the atom bomb in Alamogordo, New Mexico. [A day to live in infamy]

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Indian Child Lydian Nadhaswaram Plays the Piano Masterfully (Music Video of the Week)
Posted by Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

Word in the streets is that Lydian Nadhaswaram is an incarnation of Chopin… Who am I to judge or contradict? Just enjoy…

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Men
Jean Ranc – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

Pity the hollow men who
only know how to say No!
After creating false gods and
phallic weapons in the image of

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Give Peace a Chance: Don’t Believe the War Profiteers
Roy Eidelson – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

11 Jul 2019 – Last month I had the opportunity to share some thoughts at a Divest Philly from the War Machine event, hosted by Wooden Shoe Books and sponsored by World Beyond War, Code Pink, Veterans for Peace, and other anti-war groups. Below are my remarks, slightly edited for clarity. My thanks to everyone involved.

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Fruits for All — Eating, Sharing, Curing
Dr Ravi P Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

Most countries grow different types of fruits. Cold countries such as Europe, Canada USA and colder parts of other countries grow apples of different shapes, sizes and flavors. These regions also have cherries, plums and other varieties that grow best in relatively cool climates.

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Response to the Report on Venezuela by the High Commissioner of the UN Human Rights Council, Michelle Bachelet
International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

8 Jul 2019 – The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, strongly rejects the Report on Venezuela presented on 4 July by the High Commissioner of the UN Human Rights Council, Michelle Bachelet. The Report lies outrageously about the reality of Venezuela, using the same narrative used over and over again by the U.S. government in condemning and disqualifying the legitimate government of President Nicolas Maduro.

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(Italiano) Verso il bordo della guerra: Provocare l’Iran per che cosa? Per chi?
Richard Falk | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

10 Luglio 2019 – L’intervista seguente con il giornalista iraniano Javad Hieran-Nia è stata pubblicata in Iran su Iran Mehr News e Tehran Times insieme al Middle Scholar’s Statement sulla politica iraniana di Trump.

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Budget 2019: India’s Super-Rich Peak Tax Rate at 42.7%
Moneycontrol News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

5 Jul 2019 – Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced today that individuals earning more than Rs 5 crore [approx. € 630,000 or US$ 740,000] a year would pay a surcharge of 37.5 percent on their tax, over above their 30 percent marginal tax.

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In Most of America, It’s Saturday – in Tennessee, It’s a Day to Honor the KKK’s First Grand Wizard
Ryan Koronowski | Think Progress – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

13 Jul 2019 – Today is “Nathan Bedford Forrest Day” in Tennessee, according to a proclamation signed by Gov. Bill Lee (R). Forrest, for those who may not know their Civil War history, was a Confederate general who was elected to be the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. He was also a slave trader and perpetrator of the Fort Pillow Massacre of hundreds of black Union troops.

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Owned
George Monbiot – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

8 Jul 2019 – All billionaires want the same thing – a world that works for them. For most, this means a world in which they are scarcely taxed and scarcely regulated, where labour is cheap and the planet can be used as a dustbin, where they can flit between tax havens and secrecy regimes, using the earth’s surface as a speculative gaming board, extracting profits and dumping costs. The world that works for them works against us.

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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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R2P-R2K, the Responsibility to Protect and the Right to Know: Reflections on the Question of Palestine
Irene Gendzier | The Beirut Forum – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

What can R2P mean in a period when the most powerful state in the world is one that violates international law with impunity, as in the decision by the U.S. President on March 25, 2019 to legitimize Israel’s control over the Occupied Golan Heights? What, then, does it mean to endorse R2P in Palestine/Gaza in this context? Who has the power to enforce the Responsibility to Protect in an environment defined by Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza?

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Remembering the World Court Advisory Opinion on Israel’s Separation Wall after 15 Years
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

The question that remains is ‘how much longer can the Zionist Project swim against the strong historical current of anti-colonialism?’ The answer in my view depends on whether the global solidarity movement, together with Palestinian resistance, can reach a tipping point that leads Israeli leadership to reconsider its ‘security’ and its future. Such a point was reached in South Africa, admittedly under quite different conditions, but with an analogous sense that the Afrikaner leadership would never give up control without being defeated in a bloody struggle for power.

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(Português) Quando John C. Reilly desistiu de filme por ser contra a morte de um burro
David Arioch | Vegazeta – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

Reilly estava participando das filmagens em Trollhättan, na Suécia, quando afirmou que não continuaria na produção ao saber que um burro seria assassinado.

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Ring Any Bells? Again?
Ben Garrison – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

Lack of Imagination? False Flag? New Axis of Evil? Provocation? Fake News? Déjà-vu all over again? All of the above?

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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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Controlling Deadly Malaria without Chemicals
Jules Bernstein | Univ. of California Riverside – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

28 Jun 2019 – Scientists have finally found malaria’s Achilles’ heel, a neurotoxin that isn’t harmful to any living thing except Anopheles mosquitoes that spread malaria.

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Consciousness + Institutional Change = Culture of Peace
David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

2 Jul 2019 – People are taking to the streets to defend human rights and demand democracy around the world. We need more institutional change if we are to harness the consciousness of people in the coming decade when the global financial system has crashed and a window of opportunity opens for us to move from the culture of war to a culture of peace.

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Toward the Brink of War: Provoking Iran for What? For Whom?
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

30 Jun 2019 – The following interview with the Iranian journalist Javad Hieran-Nia was published in Iran’s Mehr News and Tehran Times together with Middle Scholar’s Statement on Trump’s Iran Policy.

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Facebucks Are the Last Thing the World Needs
Prabir Purkayastha | Independent Media Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

5 Jul 2019 – Is Facebook’s money—Libra—funny money, or a threat to all currencies? Or is it just a giant scam to transfer people’s cash into Facebook? Just what is the social media giant up to?

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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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(Italiano) Lo scarpone militare affonda nel pantano artico
Elena Camino | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

25 Giugno 2019 – Military bootprint si può tradurre come ‘impronta dello scarpone militare’ – che richiama il concetto, ormai abbastanza diffuso, di ‘impronta ecologica’ – e in questo caso fornisce un’indicazione (più che una misura) dell’impatto ambientale esercitato dall’apparato militare sul pianeta.

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To Tweet or Not to Tweet
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

So I wonder: if you can’t get your idea(s) across in fewer than 280 characters, is your idea worthwhile? Or are you one of these people who has a hard time sneaking a few good ideas into so narrow a cell, and if so, what’s wrong with YOU?

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In Afghanistan, We Have Three Dreams
Dr Hakim Young and the Afghan Peace Volunteers – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

5 Jul 2019 – In Kabul, our thoughts and feelings are diverse, complicated and flawed, so we centre our three dreams on relationships. We hope that each of us can take tiny actions to free ourselves from the ravages of money and power.

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What Comes after Bahrain?
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

6 Jul 2019 – Is There an ‘After’ after the Kushner Show in Bahrain? The growing movement of global solidarity as reinforced by Palestinian acts of resistance to apartheid structures of oppression is the sole basis for a peaceful future for both peoples, Palestinians and Israeli Jews.

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Hundreds of Sharks and Rays Entangled in Plastic Debris, Study Finds
Jordan Davidson | EcoWatch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

5 Jul 2019 – More than a thousand sharks and rays have become entangled in jettisoned fishing gear and plastic debris, a new study has found. The researchers behind the study warn that the plastic trapping the sharks and rays may cause starvation and suffocation.

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Debt-Free Money: A Non-Sequitur in Search of a Policy
L Randall Wray | New Economic Perspectives – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

In discussing money, G.F. Knapp (one of the developers of the State Money Approach, adopted by Keynes and by Modern Money Theory) made a useful analogy with the cloakroom token. When you drop off your coat at the cloakroom, the attendant offers you a token, usually with an identification number. The token is evidence of the debt of the cloakroom, which owes you a coat. Some hours later you return with the token. The attendant returns your coat.

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(Français) Assange doit être un hacker: la tribune du rapporteur spécial de l’ONU sur la torture que les médias anglo-saxons ont refusée
Ambassadeur Nils Melzer | Investig’Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

Cette tribune a été proposée pour publication au Guardian, au Times, au Financial Times, au Sydney Morning Herald, à The Australian, au Canberra Times, au Telegraph, au New York Times, au Washington Post, à Reuters et à Newsweek. Aucun n’a répondu positivement. – Je sais, vous pensez peut-être que je me fais des illusions. Comment la vie dans une ambassade avec un chat et un skateboard peut-elle être assimilée à de la torture? …

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US Government Tops All for Creating Refugees
Eric Zuesse | Strategic Culture Foundation – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

30 Jun 2019 – This new report from the United Nations proves that America’s regime-change operations have actually created half of the world’s refugees. It proves that America’s penchant for invading and trying to overthrow the governments that its billionaires want to replace (“regime-change”) has been by far the biggest of all single causes of refugees worldwide, vastly higher than any other government.

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Monsters Walk the Earth. Why These Three Countries Are the Real Troika of Evil
Philip Giraldi | Strategic Culture Foundation – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

27 Jun 2019 – Americans, Saudis and Israelis have become monsters in the eyes of the rest of the world even if in their own minds they are endowed with special privilege due to their being “Exceptional,” “Chosen by God” or “Guardians of Mecca and Medina.” All three countries share a dishonest sense of entitlement that supports the fiction that their oppressive and illegal behavior is somehow perfectly legitimate.

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Thumbs Down to Facebook’s Cryptocurrency
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Economics Laureate | Project Syndicate – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

2 Jul 2019 – Only a fool would trust Facebook with his or her financial wellbeing. But maybe that’s the point: with so much personal data on some 2.4 billion monthly active users, who knows better than Facebook just how many suckers are born every minute?

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Global Peace and Security: World Leaders Betray the Canons of Truth, Wisdom and Humanity
Mahboob A. Khawaja, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

6 Jul 2019 – Global politics is overwhelmingly becoming robotic. Global political leaders are fast becoming actors on stage – issuing abstract statements of outrage and phony sense of grief when thousands and millions of human lives are constantly bombarded by the weapons they manufacture and sell to crush the human soul and to support the war economies.

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The Little Known Story/History of the Chernobyl Children Cured in Cuba
Miguel Faure Polloni | Resumen – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

In 1990, the Cuban government headed by Fidel Castro treated more than 25,000 children, accompanied by their families, who were victims of the tragedy from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, in the Tarará pediatric hospital. Most of them had thyroid cancer and leukemia from exposition to iodine-131 or caesium-137. They also suffered from deformities, muscular atrophy, skin disease, and stomach problems.

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Understanding When Repression Will Help or Hurt a Movement
Michael Wilson-Becerril | Resistance Studies – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

27 Jun 2019 – When repression backfires, it can galvanize movements. But sometimes it does the opposite. What explains these different outcomes?

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Hindi Poems: The Environment
Dr Ravi P Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

The author wrote the poems in Hindi and translated them to English.

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Reviving Yemen’s Ancient Coffee Legacy: An Opportunity to Facilitate Conflict Transformation and the Empowerment of Traditionally Marginalized Groups
Cameron Casenhiser | Cordoba Foundation of Geneva – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

The gap between the specialty coffee industry and organizations like the CFG may be closer than one may initially think. If organizations dedicated to promoting peace in conflicted areas, such as Yemen, were to partner with organizations such as ACE, Qima, and Port of Mokhtar, the resilient coffee farming communities may be discovered as not only containing voices of hope, but also as internal resources for developing local peace actors.

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Restorative Justice in Brazil: Culture of Peace instead of Punishment
CPNN | Justica Restaurativa em Debate – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

28 Jun 2019 – Restorative Justice is an “orderly and systemic set of principles, methods, techniques and activities of its own, aimed at raising awareness about relational, institutional and social factors motivating conflicts and violence, and through which conflicts that generate harm, concrete or abstract, are resolved in a structured way. ”

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R2P – All Member States
Vijay Prashad | The Beirut Forum – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

In abstraction, the R2P doctrine is of great interest. But, in concrete terms, it is merely an instrument of Western power and has been used entirely to extend Western interests on the world stage. To believe that R2P can be harnessed to the cause of the Palestinians is illusionary. The doctrine of R2P needs to be withdrawn. ‘All member states’ need to find another instrument to tackle the destruction of the planet and its peoples.

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The Greatest…. What???
Christine Barie and Kathie MM | Engaging Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

Great? Who? What?

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Henry David Thoreau (12 Jul 1817 – 6 May 1862)
Ann Woodlief | American Transcendentalism Web - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

Many readers mistake Henry’s tone in Walden and other works, thinking he was a cranky hermit. That was far from the case, as one of his young neighbors and Edward Emerson attest. He found greater joy in his daily life than most people ever would. He traveled often, to the Maine woods and to Cape Cod several times, and was particularly interested in the frontier and Indians.

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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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(Português) “Carga viva”, nossa miséria refletida nos olhos dos animais
David Arioch | Vegazeta – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

2 julho 2019 — “Carga Viva” – Se sucumbem a bordo, são moídos; se escapam de um acidente, morrem afogados ou são abatidos pouco depois de chegarem às margens.

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Italy Judge Orders Release of Sea-Watch Captain Carola Rackete
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

2 Jul 2019 – Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said he had hoped for a tougher response from the justice system but promised to expel as soon as possible the captain. An Italian judge ruled today that German captain Carola Rackete of a migrant charity ship had not broken the law when she forced a naval blockade at the weekend, saying she had carried out her duty to protect life.

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Ventura Highway (Music Video of the Week)
America – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

A Classic from 1972 – Quick back, relax, enjoy…

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Dam!
Anonymous/Unknown – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

A boy is selling fish on a corner. To get his customers’ attention, he is yelling, “Dam fish for sale! Get your dam fish here!”

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Daoism – The Way
Judith A. Berling | Asia Society Center for Global Education – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

A noted Chinese anthropologist has written that Chinese religion “mirrors the social landscape of its adherents. There are as many meanings as there are vantage points.” The same could be said of the diverse tradition we call Daoism. Daoism was understood and practiced in many ways, each reflecting the historical, social, or personal situation of its adherents. While this diversity may confuse and perplex the outside observer, it accounts for the resilience of Daoism in China.

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Meanwhile, Around the World
Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019

Transcending Transcend: A New Phase – 1 July 2019: an iconic date. The second half of a calendar year, right after an equinox announcing the second half of the solar year. Time to take stock. And to ‘go beyond, transcend’ to something new. Leaving the old behind? No, taking the old with us into the new.

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Libra: Facebook’s Audacious Bid for Global Monetary Control
Ellen Brown | Web of Debt – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

On June 18, Facebook unveiled a white paper outlining ambitious plans to create a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, to be launched in 2020. It has high hopes that Libra will become the foundation for a new financial system free of control by Wall Street and central banks. But it will not be competing with Visa or Mastercard, which are among its 28 soon-to-be co-founding members, including Paypal, Stripe, Uber, Lyft and eBay.

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Civil Society Coalition for Cultivation of Short-term Bias
Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

International Complicity in Avoidance of Consideration of Long-term Human Suffering – In a period when much is made of the consequences of evolution of global warming over the coming decades and to the end of the century — highlighted by extreme weather conditions — virtually nothing is discussed about the evolution of migration pressure over the decades to come. Whereas statistical estimates are available on the former, none are officially available on the latter.

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Doukhobor Peace Day Message 2019
Koozma J. Tarasoff | Spirit Wrestlers – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

29 Jun 2019 – It was on the midnight of June 28-29, 1895 that 7,000 Russian Doukhobors in Transcaucasia, Russia (and now Turkey) set ablaze piles of their own and government-issued rifles, pistols and swords in the first mass protest in history against militarism and war. This year 2019 marks the 124th anniversary of this momentous pioneering happening calling for hope in creating a world without wars.

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An American Attack on Iran Would Be an Unmitigated Disaster for the US, Iran and the World: Iran War Statement
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

25 Jun 2019 – The following statement on US warmongering in relation to Iran was prepared by Mark LeVine, Professor of History, University of California, Irvine and myself. Some of the early signatories are among the leading scholars in the field of Middle East Studies. Their names are listed below.

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In Bahrain, the Horizon of Peace Stretched Further Away from Palestinians
Jonathan Cook – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

30 Jun 2019 – The Peace to Prosperity workshop, held in Manama, is just the latest in a long-running series of impossible propositions. As with previous peace plans, Donald Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ makes impossible demands of the Palestinians. The aim once again is to force the Palestinians to reject it – and provide Israel with a pretext to seize more of their homeland.

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The Story of Water
The Story of Stuff Project – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

Profit-driven corporations want control over your city’s public water systems. What could go wrong? The Story of Water exposes the dangers of water privatization and highlights innovative solutions that cities are adopting that keep water management in public hands.

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Vladimir Putin Interview with The Financial Times
The Kremlin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

27 Jun 2019 – On the eve of the G20 summit in Osaka, Vladimir Putin spoke with The Financial Times editor Lionel Barber and Moscow bureau chief Henry Foy.

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US Congress Calls for Facebook to Halt Cryptocurrency Project, Libra
Nivesh Rustgi | CoinGape – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

“Facebook has data on billions of people and has repeatedly shown a disregard for the protection and careful use of this data,” she said in a statement. “With the announcement that it plans to create a cryptocurrency, Facebook is continuing its unchecked expansion and extending its reach into the lives of its users.” — Maxine Waters, House Financial Services Committee Chair

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Why Does Everyone Hate Modern Money Theory?
L. Randall Wray | New Economic Perspectives – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

Money is a creature of the state. Money is effectively an IOU. Anyone can issue money; the trouble is getting it accepted. The ability to impose taxes (or other obligations) makes a country’s ‘money’ valuable.

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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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Patrice Lumumba (2 Jul 1925 – 17 Jan 1961)
Encyclopedia Britannica – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

Lumumba was a man of strong character who intended to pursue his policies regardless of the enemies he made within his country or abroad. Because of its wealth, size, and proximity to white-dominated southern Africa, Lumumba’s opponents feared the consequences of a radicalized Congo. Forced out of office during a political crisis, he was assassinated a short time later.

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Myanmar Must Give Rohingya ‘Pathway to Citizenship’ – UN Investigator
Emma Batha | Reuters – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

26 June 2019 – The Rohingya are among an estimated 10 to 15 million stateless people in the world who are not recognized as citizens of any country. Sometimes called “legal ghosts”, stateless people are deprived of basic rights from education to employment and vulnerable to exploitation, violence and arbitrary detention.

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‘Suu Kyi and Virtually the Entire Opposition Were Completely Enamoured with US Power’
Maung Zarni | The Citizen – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

24 Jun 2019 – An extended interview with Maung Zarni, an educator and political activist in exile who was closely associated with Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy and erstwhile face of democratic politics in Myanmar. Zarni recalls the hopes many vested in Suu Kyi after her father Aung San was assassinated in 1947, and his own journey towards disillusionment.

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Confucianism
Judith A. Berling | Asia Society Center for Global Education – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

Confucianism is often characterized as a system of social and ethical philosophy rather than a religion. In fact, Confucianism built on an ancient religious foundation to establish the social values, institutions, and transcendent ideals of traditional Chinese society.

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On Luck
Anonymous - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

Beer Bottle: “You break me, you get 1 year of bad luck!”

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An Honorable Course in Iran: End Sanctions, Resume Dialogue
Kathy Kelly – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

means of aggression, the United States should heed calls for dialogue and negotiation, relying on Albert Camus’s conclusion to his profound anti-war essay following World War II: “The only honorable course will be to stake everything on the formidable gamble, that words are more powerful than munitions.”

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Who Deserves Your Trust?
Christine Barie and Kathie MM | Engaging Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

This is a test!

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Investigate Morsi’s Death
Chandra Muzaffar – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

27 Jun 2019 – It is imperative that a credible inquiry is conducted at once under the aegis of the UN. Because it is alleged that when he collapsed in court, no medical attention was accorded to Morsi for about 20 minutes, various quarters including his family have accused the authorities in Egypt of conspiring to murder him.

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Identifying the Vaccinology-Illiterate among Us
Gary G. Kohls, MD | Duty to Warn – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

Journalists, Talking Heads, Legislators, Lobbyists, Medical School Professors/Students, Physicians, Internet Trolls, Parents of Vulnerable Infants, etc.

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One on One – Johan Galtung
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

Johan Galtung, considered the father of peace studies, discusses why he dedicated his life to waging peace in the world.

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Sahel Instability Spreads
René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

28 Jun 2019 – Despite U.N. troops, French army troops, European Union military trainers, and national armies, instability is spreading in the Sahel five States: Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Chad–all former French colonies. The French government still plays a large role in the economic, political and security life of these Sahel 5 – what has been called “la Francafrique”.

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Raag Malhar — Song and Rain
Dr Ravi P Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

24 Jun 201 – The Indian capital Delhi is experiencing unusually hot and dry weather. In the process, the people and animals are suffering and several people and their cattle are dying because of the torrid and dry heat. The myth in India is that when such a difficult situation arises, people start singing and beseeching the rain gods to be kind and shower the land with rain, by singing Raag Malhar.

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Hermann Hesse (2 Jul 1877 – 9 Aug 1962): Revolt and Enlightenment
Rene Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

Rebellion against established structures, the quest for personal values and a religious impulse are all elements in Siddhartha, published in 1922, perhaps his most widely-read book. It is not clear that Hesse found the harmony of enlightenment in his own life. In his last major work The Glass Bead Game (1943) he describes what might be an ideal Buddhist monastery devoted to the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge.

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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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Praying Nonkillingly
Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

A Mosaic of Poetic Pleas

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