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A Think Tank Named PNAC (Project for a New American Century)
Gary G. Kohls, MD | Duty to Warn – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

11 Sep 2019 – Below is a list of 25 of the signatories of a high-powered Right-wing Think Tank that wanted to increase military spending in order to ensure American global hegemony. The PNAC document had a concluding phrase used as evidence that it was ready for a catastrophic event (real OR false flag) that would shake up the citizenry and make them go off to war: “The process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.”

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Top 100 Polluter Indexes
Political Economy Research Institute | University of Massachusetts – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

Aug 2019 – The Top 100 Polluter indexes identify the top corporate air and water polluters and top greenhouse gas emitters using the most recent data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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August Mornings
David Krieger – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

Hiroshima – Nagasaki

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Kashmir after 370
Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

11 Sep 2019 – Early in August 2019, the Indian government repealed Article 370 of the Indian constitution, which provided special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The Article, a later incorporation to the Indian constitution, was titled temporary. In this article, I will focus on the implications of this decision at three levels: people within Jammu and Kashmir; the states of India and Pakistan; and the world in general and major powers in particular.

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Hogwood: A Modern Horror Story
Viva Vegan Charity – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

28 Aug 2019 – Our groundbreaking documentary about the Hogwood Farm is the biggest ever exposure of UK pig factory farming.

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While Britain’s Parliament Is Suspended, Its Arms Fair Is Open for Business
Tim Gee | Waging Nonviolence – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

9 Sep 2019 – In any other week, the arrival of the world’s largest arms fair to Britain would have been big news. Thirty-six thousand people are expected to attend the Defense and Security Equipment International fair, which opens on Tuesday [10 Sep]. It is cruelly symbolic that even as the prime minister closes the doors on Parliament, his government opens the doors of the arms fair.

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Who’s Responsible for the Ecocide in the Amazon
Juan Manuel Crespo | Open Democracy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

9 Sep 2019 – There’s a cause for alarm as the world witnesses how the Amazon forests in Brazil, the Bolivian Chiquitanía and the Paraguayan swamps are being ravaged by uncontrolled fires. And it’s not just Bolsonaro, nor is it just Morales or Correa. There is more to it than meets the eye.

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(Castellano) Liderazgo Político Comparativo: Gandhi vs. Líderes Contemporáneos
Robert Burrowes | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

El 2 de octubre de 2019 se cumple el 150º aniversario del nacimiento de Mohandas K. Gandhi en Gujarat, India. Me gustaría reflexionar sobre el liderazgo visionario que Gandhi ofreció al mundo, comparándolo brevemente con algunos líderes nacionales de hoy en día, e invitarlos a emular el liderazgo de Gandhi.

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«Give Nonkilling a Chance» Book Released in Delhi
Joám Evans Pim | Center for Global Nonkilling – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

7 Sep 2019 – Give Nonkilling a Chance: Are Nonkilling Societies Possible? edited by Prof. Anoop Swarup and dedicated to late Prof. Glenn D. Paige, with contributions from across the world, was released at Gandhi Smriti, Delhi on 31 Aug 2019.

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Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Sows Confusion
Richard E. Rubenstein – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

If Democrats are unable to recognize Trump’s (and their own) addiction to power as the sole means of dealing with conflicts, they will not understand that “toughness” and “softness” constitute a false dichotomy in foreign affairs. Power does not solve the social problems that generate war. Creativity, empathy, analysis, and determination are needed to solve those problems and generate effective options for conflict resolution. We have reason to believe that younger members of the opposition, in particular, have already begun to understand this.

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Realization
Anonymous – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

Is it?

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France and Germany Escalate Occupation of Mali and the Sahel
Will Morrow | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

11 Sep 2019 – The French and German governments are expanding their nearly seven-year-old neo-colonial occupation of Mali and the resource-rich Sahel region of western Africa.

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Yemen: Western Powers May Be Held Responsible for War Crimes – UN
BBC – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

4 Sep 2019 – The UK, US, France and Iran may be complicit in possible war crimes in Yemen over their support for parties to the conflict there, UN experts say. The Western powers provide weapons and logistical support to the Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s government, while Iran backs the Houthi rebels. The experts say both sides continue to commit violations with impunity.

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US Agency Warns of Lung Illness Epidemic among Young People, Attributed to E-Cigarettes
Benjamin Mateus | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

9 Sep 2019 – The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a public warning of a rapidly developing epidemic of severe lung illnesses associated with the smoking of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), also known as “vaping.”

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Complete 9/11 Timeline Pipeline Politics
Submitted by Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

The Soviet Union collapses in 1991, creating several new nations in Central Asia. Major US oil companies, including ExxonMobil, Texaco, Unocal, BP Amoco, Shell, and Enron, directly invest billions in these Central Asian nations, bribing heads of state to secure equity rights in the huge oil reserves in these regions. The oil companies commit to $35 billion in future direct investments in Kazakhstan. {Read on…}

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Will NPR Now Officially Change Its Name to National Propaganda Radio?
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

Back in the 1960s, the CIA official Cord Meyer said the agency needed to “court the compatible left.” He knew that drawing liberals and leftists into the CIA’s orbit was the key to efficient propaganda. Right-wing and left-wing collaborators were needed to create a powerful propaganda apparatus that would be capable of hypnotizing audiences into believing the myth of American exceptionalism and its divine right to rule the world.

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Why War?
Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

Letters between Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud, 1932

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A Morning in Afghanistan
Kathy Kelly – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

11 Sep 2019 – On a very warm September morning in Kabul, several dozen men, women, and children sit on the carpeted floor of a room at the Afghan Peace Volunteers’ Borderfree Center. Amidst political posturing, aerial terrorism and street bombings, Afghan citizens pursue their daily work toward peace.

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Principles for Global Sustainability
David Krieger | Nuclear Age Peace Foundation – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

11 Sep 2019 – I would encourage you to seek to advance global sustainability by adopting a planetary perspective, doing no harm, engaging in doing good for the planet and its present and future inhabitants, choosing hope, and persevering. If we accept these responsibilities as individuals and work to implement them in our national and international policies, we can turn Earth Day into a year-around commitment to creating a planet we can be proud to pass on to future generations.

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Aging
Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

Among the deplorable – isms that hurt and dehumanize
Ageism is one all Humanity should learn to neutralize

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USA and Brazil Agree to Amazon Development
BBC – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

14 Sep 2019 – The US and Brazil have agreed to promote private-sector development in the Amazon, during a meeting in Washington on Friday the 13th. Brazil’s foreign minister said opening the rainforest to economic development was the only way to protect it. He also hit back at criticism of Brazil’s handling of the forest fires.

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9/11 Whistleblowers: Michael Springmann
The Corbett Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

That so many of the visas were issued from a single office may seem like a minor footnote at first glance, but it is not. In fact, the Jeddah Consulate is not just another US Consular Office. It has a history of issuing visas to terrorists at the request of the CIA. This is the story.

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Activists Follow the Money Fueling Amazon Fires
Negin Owliaei Kelsey Hawkins-Johnson | Inequality – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

9 Sep 2019 – Protesters around the World Are Singling Out the Bad Actors Profiting Off

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TMS Promotion: We need someone to Double the Donations received in a given period–Please Come Forward!
Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

Let’s talk. Thank you!

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(Português) Pombos são rolados como bolas de boliche em concurso no Canadá
ANDA Agência de Notícias de Direitos Animais – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

6 set 2019 – Crianças e adultos participam da competição que acontece anualmente em uma feira no Canadá; as aves são jogadas e rolam pelo chão perdendo equilíbrio e caindo na maioria das vezes.

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NRA Sues San Francisco for Declaring It a “Domestic Terrorist Organization”
Elliot Hannon | Slate – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

10 Sep 2019 – The National Rifle Association filed suit against the city of San Francisco yesterday after the city declared the gun rights group a “domestic terrorist organization.” The city’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the resolution after at least three people were shot and killed at a garlic festival in Gilroy, California.

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Japan May Have to Dump Radioactive Water into the Sea, Minister Says
Reuters – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

10 Sep 2019 – “Japan’s government must commit to the only environmentally acceptable option for managing this water crisis which is long term storage and processing to remove radioactivity, including tritium,” Shaun Burnie, senior nuclear specialist with Greenpeace Germany, said in an email.

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British Judge Jails Assange Indefinitely, Despite End of Prison Sentence
Oscar Grenfell | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

14 Sep 2019 – In a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange will remain in prison, despite the fact that his custodial sentence for “absconding” bail expires on Sep 22. The ruling is the latest in a series of attacks on Assange’s legal and democratic rights by the British judiciary.

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Have You Noticed How Social Media Purges Always Align with the US Empire?
Caitlin Johnstone – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

12 Sep 2019 – Twitter has suspended multiple large Cuban media accounts. Earlier this year, Twitter and Facebook coordinated with each other to remove hundreds of accounts they claim were tied to “coordinated influence operations” in Iran, Russia, and Venezuela. Cuba, China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela, and the Catalan independence movement. Noticing a pattern here?

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By the way…
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

A little girl comes running and says, “Father, my toothbrush fell into the toilet!”

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How Animal Researchers Stay Out of the News
Martha Rosenberg | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

10 Sep 2019 – Perhaps you know a lot more about how farm animals are treated on factory farms than dogs, primates and other animals are treated in US labs. It is no coincidence. Exposure of what occurs behind the Plexiglass Curtain would be so damaging to university research contracts that millions are spent to prevent transparency. The animal-research industry is a vast, macabre enterprise.

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Africa India Relations — Promoting Harmony and Goodwill
Dr Ravi P Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

Africa is a continent comprising 54 countries and has a population of about 1.3 billion people of which Nigeria on the western coast is the most populated one. Incidentally India itself has a population of the same size. Africa is a multi lingual continent and has vast diversities — social, economic, racial and historical.

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The Shocking Paper Predicting the End of Democracy [in the USA]
Rick Shenkman | Politico – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

8 Sep 2019 – Human brains aren’t built for self-rule, says Shawn Rosenberg. That’s more evident than ever. People have been saying for two millennia that democracy is unworkable, going back to Plato. The Founding Fathers were sufficiently worried that they left only one half of one branch of the federal government in the hands of the people.

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姜暁艶 シルクロード- Silk Road (Music Video of the Week)
姜暁艶 - Jian Xiaoyan – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

Enjoy and imagine that for thousands of years people traveled on foot between China and the Middle East. Wishing Peace to the World from the Heart of Compassion. Composed by Kitaro.

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Natural Disasters: Where Is God in All of This?
Stephen Knapp – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

As we look around the world or watch and read the news, practically everywhere is affected by some kind of natural disaster. Floods are displacing millions of people, forest fires are destroying thousands of acres and burning out of control, earthquakes continue to force people to live in fear, and tornadoes and hurricanes have become more fierce and numerous than ever. And if that is not enough, droughts are causing massive crop damage and water shortages.

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Conflict Management in Kashmir: State–People Relations and Peace
Posted by Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

Conflict Management in Kashmir: State–People Relations and Peace, by Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra, Cambridge University Press – The book examines the intersections of political violence, deprivation and conflict and explores the prospects of conflict management by studying one of the world’s most multifaceted and complex political turmoils – Kashmir.

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(Português) Porcos: ONG internacional registra em vídeo triste realidade por trás do bacon
David Arioch | Vegazeta – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

5 set 2019 – Gaiolas de gestação, expressões viscerais de descontentamento, gritos que parecem de crianças agonizando, incapacidade de se mover e de ter contato íntimo com os próprios filhos; e estresse crônica que culmina em mordidas nas grades de metal. Este é o cenário registrado pela ONG internacional Wake em seu novo vídeo sobre a triste realidade de porcos criados para consumo.

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Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” Live (Music Video of the Week)
Roger Waters – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

2 Sep 2019 – Roger Water Performs at London Rally in Defense of Julian Assange

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Burning Amazonia, Denying Climate Change, Devastating Syria, Starving Yemen, Ignoring Kashmir
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

5 Sep 2019 – What is suggested is the dependence of human wellbeing on the emergence of a transnational activist movement that demands major structural reforms of world order that seek a favorable resolution of the bio-ethical crisis. If this seems utopian, you are quite right to react as if there is no plausible path leading from here to there. Yet I believe it is more illuminating to insist that activating the utopian imagination is the only source of a transformed realism that is sensitive to the distinctive challenges and opportunities of the 21stcentury.

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(Castellano) Nuestro Mundo que se Desvanece: Glaciares
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

Algo está causando que los glaciares y los campos de hielo de las montañas del mundo se derritan. Y, a pesar de su primer pensamiento, no es la catástrofe climática en curso.

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(Français) Les feux en Amazonie : pour mieux comprendre
Thierry Velu | Groupe de Secours Catastrophe Français – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

Août 27, 2019 – Une forêt humide qui brûle, c’est plutôt étrange. Le président des pompiers humanitaires du GSCF explique que les incendies qui ravagent l’Amazonie révèlent surtout les problèmes liés à la déforestation du poumon vert. Il relève dès lors toute la vacuité des débats du G7, des débats menés par des gouvernements dont le modèle économique encourage la déforestation de l’Amazonie.

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(Italiano) 5G -Una sigla invitante… E dietro?
Elena Camino | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

22 Agosto 2019 – Nell’urgenza di applicare le ultime novità, si perdono sempre più di vista gli impatti sociali e ambientali, con conseguenze che si stanno evidenziando come sempre più irreversibili. Nonostante l’ottimismo che accompagna lo sviluppo del mondo ICT, anche questo settore tecnologico presenta aspetti ambigui: conseguenze sociali ancora inesplorate, effetti imprevisti sulle possibilità di governance delle comunità umane a tutti i livelli, impatti ambientali e sanitari non misurati…

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Concealing the Truth
Chandra Muzaffar – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

4 Sep 2019 – Concealing the truth from the people is not unusual in politics. It is perhaps more pronounced in global politics partly because it is more difficult to hold powerful global actors accountable. Might Is Right is an adage that rings true at the international level more than in the domestic arena.

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Burning Down the House
John Feffer | Foreign Policy In Focus – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

4 Sep 2019 – Doesn’t idiocy ever take a vacation? Three different attempts at national self-destruction by far-right governments–Johnson in the UK, Bolsonaro in Brazil, and Trump in the US– are laying bare their nihilistic roots. Bolsonaro, at least, is only interested in trashing a rainforest (albeit a large one). Boris Johnson is content to trash a country (albeit a rich one). Donald Trump, with that ego of his, aspires to trash an entire planet.

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Sparking Change: How Movements Pass on Inspiration
Rivera Sun – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

30 Aug 2019 – Change doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Resistance is a continuum. Nonviolent movements arise amidst the efforts of many other struggles. The knowledge of how to organize for change is a global legacy passed between movements and generations of activists through lineages of inspiration that stretch through hundreds of years.

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India Labels 1.9 Million Assam Residents “Foreigners” as Prelude to Their Mass Expulsion
Wasantha Rupasinghe | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

5 Sep 2019 – Almost two million residents of Assam, a state in India’s northeast, have been excluded from the Indian state’s reactionary National Register of Citizens. These de facto “foreigners” are now under threat of being herded into detention centres prior to their mass expulsion.

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John Pilger at London Rally in Defense of Julian Assange
WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

2 Sep 2019 – Journalist John Pilger Speaks at London Rally Organized by Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters

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It’s Coming Soon: Can the UN Rethink Its Future in a Few Months?
Richard Ponzio and Cristina Petcu | PassBlue – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

On 26 Jun 2020 the international community will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter. That doesn’t leave much time to hammer out a “concise, substantive, forward-looking and unifying declaration” that captures member states’ commitment to multilateralism and to the UN before the world leaders’ summit meeting on Sept. 21, 2020 — as the General Assembly resolved this month.

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Color Specific?
Anonymous – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

Some Food for Thought… True or False?

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Peace People Founder Ciaran McKeown Dead at 76
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate | The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

It is with deep sadness that I heard of the death of my dear friend and co-peace worker Ciaran McKeown on 1 Sep 2019. When the Peace People started in Aug l976 at the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland, it was Ciaran, a political journalist, who courageously took the peace leadership–giving up his job and becoming a volunteer in spite of the fact that his fifth child was soon due–and joined myself and Betty Williams in co-founding the Peace People. RIP

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The Destruction of the Amazon, Explained
The Week – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

1 Sep 2019 – The “lungs of the earth” are on fire, and shrinking every day. What are the consequences for the planet? Here’s everything you need to know:

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Roger Waters and John Pilger Make Powerful Defence of Julian Assange in London
WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

3 Sep 2019 – Thousands of people gathered last night in central London to hear Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters deliver a musical tribute to imprisoned WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange. John Pilger, a veteran filmmaker and investigative journalist and a personal friend of Assange, opened the event with an impassioned speech.

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Peace as a Profession and New Peace Action Roles
Johan Galtung | PRIO Peace Research Institute Oslo – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

1974 – Today we see relatively clearly that there are liberal and Marxist conceptions of peace, and perhaps we also see more clearly than before that «liberalism vs. Marxism» is a false dichotomy—although we still live under the pressure of the false dichotomies, and particularly in the thinking about peace. Hence, this essay is an effort to try to indicate, at a very simple, common sense level, that both views are fruitful in conceiving of new forms of peace action, and that they in a sense reinforce each other.

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Comparative Political Leadership: Gandhi vs. Contemporary Leaders
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

On 2 October 2019, it will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas K. Gandhi in Gujarat, India. I would like to reflect on the visionary leadership that Gandhi offered the world, briefly comparing it with some national leaders of today, and to invite you to emulate Gandhi’s leadership.

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(Italiano) Al SIPRI parla il ministro degli esteri dell’Iran – e i media non colgono
Jan Oberg – Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

Il 21 agosto2019 il ministro degli esteri dell’Iran, Dr. Javad Zarif, ha tenuto una conferenza al SIPRI, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. La trattazione mediatica della visita in Svezia di Zarif è stata invariabilmente un’illustrazione che i liberi media occidentali oggi sostanzialmente definiscono la propria libertà come libertà di essere ignoranti, selettivi e partigiani come gli aggrada –e che l’omissione è almeno quanto la falsità un enorme problemi per le possibilità dei consumatori di media di capire gli affari internazionali.

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Commission Against Impunity (CICIG) Suspended in Guatemala
Cristina Cabrejas-Artola – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

4 Sep 2019 – In a country where economic growth and democratic institutions are jeopardized by high levels of corruption, the Commission Against Impunity was created as an anti-corruption independent body of investigators, to assist Guatemala’s judicial institutions in the fight against organised crime.

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“The ‘Enemy of the State’ Speaks–Irreverent Essays and Interviews:” Maung Zarni on Burma/Myanmar
Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

“The Enemy of the State” Speaks: Irreverent Essays and Interviews, by Maung Zarni, Gerakbudaya: 2019 – “Maung Zarni speaks truth to power and his words are powerful because they come from his own lived and personal experience.” — Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, Peace Activist and Member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment

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‘Political Mind Games’ Free PDF Online
Roy Eidelson – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

3 Sep 2019 – It was just a year ago that I published Political Mind Games: How the 1% Manipulate Our Understanding of What’s Happening, What’s Right, and What’s Possible. Now, as we enter the 2020 election cycle, when we’re sure to be bombarded with manipulative psychological appeals designed to advance the interests of the super-rich and powerful, I’m eager to bring its progressive message to a broader audience. To download the free PDF version click HERE.

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Hospitals among Seven Health Centres Attacked in Syria
UN News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

2 Sep 2019 – Seven health centres in Syria have been reportedly attacked in recent days and two of them have been destroyed, the World Health Organization said today.

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The Companies behind the Burning of the Amazon
Glenn Hurowitz, Mat Jacobson, Etelle Higonnet, and Lucia von Reusner | Mighty Earth – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

The incentive for the destruction comes from large-scale international meat and soy animal feed companies like JBS and Cargill, and the global brands like Stop & Shop, Costco, McDonald’s, Walmart/Asda, and Sysco that buy from them and sell to the public. It is these companies that are creating the international demand that finances the fires and deforestation.

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UN Experts Decry Torture of Rakhine Men and Boys Held Incommunicado by Myanmar’s Military
UN News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

3 Sep 2019 – Allegations of torture and ill-treatment leading to the death of ethnic Rakhine men and boys being held in incommunicado detention by Myanmar’s military, has prompted three independent UN rights experts to call for an end to the practice and for “credible, independent” investigations.

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(Português) ONG internacional denuncia empresas que financiam queimadas na Amazônia
David Arioch | Vegazeta – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

3 set 2019 – Segundo a Mighty Earth, maior incentivo à destruição da Amazônia vem de grandes empresas que atuam na indústria de carne e de soja destinada à alimentação de animais criados para consumo.

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How Movements Build Strength through Training
George Lakey | Waging Nonviolence – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

22 Aug 2019 – Training for movements is not unlike training for athletic competition: Pain is inevitable. It’s the conditioning of mind, body and heart that makes winning possible.

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Immanuel Wallerstein: An Obituary
Boaventura de Sousa Santos | Portside – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

5 Sep 2019 – Acclaimed Marxist sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein, author of numerous works on capitalism as a world-system, died on 31 Aug at the age of 88. His death is an irreparable loss for the social sciences. He was unquestionably the most remarkable American sociologist of the twentieth century, and the one with greater international projection. RIP

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Julian Assange’s Brother Remarks at London Rally
WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

2 Sep 2019 – Gabriel Shipton Speaks at London Rally Organized by Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters in Defense of Julian Assange

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The Rise of a New Climate Activism
Sophie Yeo | The Ecologist – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

3 Sep 2019 – Climate activism isn’t new, but the last year has seen a resurgence in attention devoted to the subject. For many campaigners, who have grown weary of watching their warnings fall on deaf ears, it has felt like hope has arrived at last.

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Leo Tolstoy (9 Sep 1828 – 20 Nov 1910)
Gary Saul Morson | Encyclopædia Britannica - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

In contrast to other psychological writers, such as Dostoyevsky, who specialized in unconscious processes, Tolstoy described conscious mental life with unparalleled mastery. Oscillating between skepticism and dogmatism, he explored the most-diverse approaches to human experience. Above all, his greatest works, ‘War and Peace’ and ‘Anna Karenina,’ endure as the summit of realist fiction.

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What Really Happened in Zimbabwe
David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

8 Sep 2019 – Yesterday the New York Times carried several very long articles about former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe who had just died, saying that he was a “tyrant” and that he “presided over the decline of one of Africa’s most prosperous lands.”

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We Are All Indigenous
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

Can we flip the faux-humanity of Bolsonaro on its head and declare: We want to integrate ourselves into an indigenous global understanding. Doing so involves more than just scientific expertise; it involves transforming our way of life — beyond television, beyond the Internet, beyond domination and exploitation — to an ever-present awareness of the planet we inhabit. Can we set aside our technology and start learning to listen to it?

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Right Livelihood Awards – Johan Galtung
True Heroes – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

1987 Right Livelihood Award Laureate – Excerpts

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Imagining Toroidal Life as a Sustainable Alternative
Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

From Globalization to Toroidization or Back to Flatland? Much is made of the fundamental shift in historical perspective from living on a Flat Earth to dwelling on a rotating sphere — a globe revolving around the Sun. The argument here endeavours to clarify the manner in which the toroidal form can be used in support of imaginative insight of strategic relevance — for the individual, if not for the collective.

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This Time, the World Is Watching in Kashmir
Shubh Mathur | Foreign Policy In Focus – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

22 Aug 2019 – How India is shooting itself in the foot by taking over Kashmir at gunpoint; it has set itself up to reap the whirlwind. This time, the world will be watching.

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Cultural Festivals of India — Joy, Peace, Harmony
Dr Ravi P Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

There are several cultural, religious festivals and celebrations all over the world. One such festival is Christmas; although being a Christian festival, it is celebrated all over the world on 25 Dec by non- Christians also. Similarly, Jewish, Muslims, Buddhists and Sikhs have special days to remember and celebrate their own Gods or leaders.

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Intelligent Design
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

A little boy went up to his father and asked:

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Immanuel Wallerstein: Ah, We were once both young and hopeful!
René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

Immanuel Wallerstein (28 Sep 1930 – 31 Aug 2019) the political sociologist best known for his writings on the “world system” and I were friends in the mid 1950s; perhaps not friends but at least both student activists in the World Federalist-World Citizen Movement, especially in their international dimensions.

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(Italiano) Russia e Stati Uniti tentano di legittimare i “killer robots”
Rete Italiana per il Disarmo | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

22 ago 2019 – La Russia e gli Stati Uniti stanno continuando la loro battaglia persa contro l’ormai inevitabile Trattato internazionale riguardante le armi letali autonome (LAWS), i cosiddetti “killer robots”. La maggior parte degli Stati che partecipano ai colloqui diplomatici sui sistemi letali di armi autonome hanno infatti espresso il proprio forte desiderio di negoziare un nuovo Trattato per rispondere alle crescenti preoccupazioni su questa tipologia di armi.

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The Year 2050: A Predic-scription
Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

An important year, being one generation of 30 years ahead of us; neither too close, nor too far into the future, for predictions and prescriptions about The Year 2050 to be realistic–within the range of the probable for predictions and the feasible for prescriptions.

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Trump Moves to Allow Logging in the World’s Largest Intact Temperate Rainforest
Kyla Mandel | Think Progress – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

28 Aug 2019 – As Brazil’s Amazon burns, Trump is taking aim at one of the largest expanses of temperate rainforest. Yesterday, he instructed the agriculture secretary to allow logging in the 16.7 million acre Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska, the nation’s largest national forest.

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(Português) Comissão do Congresso brasileiro aprova emenda à Constituição que permite exploração agrícola de terras indígenas
Rádio Renascença [Portugal] – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

27 ago 2019 – Uma comissão do congresso brasileiro aprovou hoje uma proposta de emenda constitucional para permitir a exploração de agricultura comercial em reservas indígenas, uma prática atualmente proibida. Decisão apoiada pelo Presidente brasileiro surge numa altura em que a comunidade internacional critica a postura do executivo do Brasil face aos incêndios da Amazónia.

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(Português) O legado de Chico Mendes para o Sínodo Panamazônico
Leonardo Boff – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

27 ago 2019 – Chico Mendes é um lídimo filho da floresta, identificado com ela. Cedo se deu conta de que o atual desenvovlvimento prescinde da natureza e que se faz contra ela, pois a vê antes como um estorvo que como um aliado. Foi um dos poucos que entendeu a sustentabilidade como equilíbrio dinâmico e autoregulador da Terra. Chico Mendes será para o Sínodo Panamazônico a realizar-se em outubro de 2019 em Roma, um exemplo paradigmático e uma fonte de inspiração.

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The Initiative to Clean Up Unexploded Bombs in Vietnam
Veterans For Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

Chuck Searcy of Project RENEW describes the major success and strides in making Vietnam safe from the devices of death dropped on the country by the United States.

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Report: Seoul International Conference on Protection of Rohingya Survivors and Accountability for Genocide
Maung Zarni | FORSEA – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

30 Aug 2019 – The Seoul International Conference focused on the illegal and barbaric uses of sexual violence and rape of target victim population as a matter of strategy and policy by genocidal and militaristic regimes, past and present, in Asian region, from the WWII-era Fascist Japan, Suharto’s Indonesia and General Yaya Khan’s West Pakistan in the civil war in East Pakistan (Bangladesh) to Pol Pot’s Cambodia of the late 1970’s to present-day Myanmar. The conference attracted 150 activists, engaged scholars and experts from 12 different countries, far and near.

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(Français) C’est qui, ça?
Erik Rydberg | Investig’Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

29 Août 2019 – Difficile d’imaginer un cas plus inouï que celui de Julian Assange. Il concerne tout le monde. Et tout le monde, ou presque, s’en fout. D’abord, on arrête les Juifs, puis les rouquins, comme on dit… De mémoire de, je ne pense pas avoir assisté à un scandale à ce point aussi intégralement étouffé.

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100,000 Rohingyas Rally in Bangladesh to Mark Genocide Day
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

25 Aug 2019 – At least 100,000 Rohingya refugees rallied in camps in Bangladesh today, marking two years since the start of a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar that forced more than 730,000 to flee across the border. The commemorations took place amid heightened tensions in parts of the camps after security forces shot dead two Rohingya yesterday.

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Roger Waters to Perform ‘Wish You Were Here’ for Julian Assange Outside Britain’s Home Office on 2 Sep 2019
John Pilger – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

On Monday, 2 Sep, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd will perform his classic ‘Wish You Were Here’ outside the Home Office (Interior Ministry) on Marsham Street in the heart of London. I will be speaking. Join us at 6 p.m. in solidarity with Britain’s major political prisoner.

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Protectors of Mauna Kea Are Fighting Colonialism, Not Science
Julianne Tveten | FAIR-Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

27 Aug 2019 – Thousands of Native Hawaiians and their supporters have been congregating since July 15 at the base of Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano and mountain on the island of Hawaii… While proposals to compromise might appear fair, protectors say, they dismiss the historical context in Hawaii of colonialism and the usurpation of Indigenous land that continues today. Thus, these suggestions elide the stark power asymmetry between historically disenfranchised and marginalized Native Hawaiians and the billion-dollar, state-backed TMT project.

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What Good Is a New Cold War without a New Arm$ Race?
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

7 Aug 2019 – “Trump is pursuing probably the most aggressive foreign policy that any US president has pursued in a long time… Before leaving office, President Obama announced a trillion-dollar nuclear weapons upgrade… Putin has vowed not to let the arms race bankrupt the Russian Federation as it did the Soviet Union.”

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Karma: What Is It?
Stephen Knapp – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

Karma is one of those topics that many people know a little about, but few understand the intricacies of it. To start with, Newton’s third law of motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. On the universal scale, this is the law of karma.

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Iran Crisis: Dangers and Opportunities
René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

The Russian proposal for Collective Security for the Persian Gulf follows closely the procedures which led to the 1975 Helsinki Final Act and the creation of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Bogdanov stressed multilateralism as a mechanism for all involved in the assessment of situations, the decision-making process, and the implementation of decisions.

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Make It with You (Music Video of the Week)
Bread - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

Delightful! Kick back and enjoy…

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Iran’s Foreign Minister Speaks at SIPRI – And the Media Don’t Get It
Jan Oberg | The Transnational – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

On 21 Aug 2019, Iran’s foreign minister, Dr. Javad Zarif, gave a speech at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI. The media coverage of his visit to Sweden was yet another illustration of the ‘free’ Western media’s freedom to be ignorant, selective and biased – and that ‘omission,’ at least as much as ‘fake,’ is a huge problem for media consumers’ chances to understand international affairs.

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(Português) Amazônia Abriga Mais da Metade das Espécies Terrestres de Animais e Plantas
David Arioch | Vegazeta – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

24 ago 2019 – A Amazônia abriga a maior área de floresta tropical remanescente em nosso planeta. Com quase o dobro do tamanho da Índia, essas florestas desempenham um papel vital na regulação do clima global e na prestação de outros serviços, como a purificação da água e a absorção de carbono.

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Civil Disobedience
Henry David Thoreau – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

Thoreau has no objection to government taxes for highways and schools, which make good neighbors. But government, he charges, is too often based on expediency, which can permit injustice in the name of public convenience. The individual, he insists, is never obliged to surrender conscience to the majority or to the State. If a law “is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another,” he declares, “then, I say, break the law.” The essay makes it clear that this stance is not a matter of whim but a demanding moral principle.

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Reconstructing Nonviolence: A New Theory and Action for a Post-Secular Society
Posted by Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

Nonviolent methods of action have been a powerful tool since the early 20th century for social protest and revolutionary social and political change, and there is diffuse awareness that nonviolence is an efficient spontaneous choice of movements, individuals, and whole nations. Yet from a conceptual standpoint, nonviolence struggles to engage with key contemporary political issues: the role of religion in a post-secular world; the crisis of democracy; and the use of supposedly ‘nonviolent techniques’ for violent aims.

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We Aren’t Terrified Enough about Losing the Amazon
James Temple | MIT Technology Review – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

26 Aug 2019 – With fires raging in the Brazilian Amazon this year, media reports have resurfaced a scary scenario known as “the Amazon dieback.” Scientists aren’t sure if there’s a tipping point, or how close we are to it – but it would be “absolutely catastrophic” if we cross it.

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Privilege and Education Advantage
Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

In a democratic society, theoretically based upon equality of opportunity and resources, the “advantage” ethic represents a serious problem. While individual variations among citizens’ abilities and capacities must be acknowledged and valued, variations based on wealth, power, and position provide “advantages” which ultimately destroy the fabric of the “democratic” society. The playing field of life is not level! Unethical, Immoral, Illegal Abuses of “Privilege”

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Portugal as a Strategic Target
Boaventura de Sousa Santos | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

29 Aug 2019 — A series of recent events has unveiled increasingly disturbing signs that far- right internationalism is turning Portugal into a strategic target. For the far right, it is the weak link through which it can carry out its attack on the European Union.

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The Key to a Sustainable Economy Is 5,000 Years Old
Ellen Brown | Web of Debt – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

30 Aug 2019 – We are again reaching the point known as “peak debt,” when debts have compounded to the point that their cumulative total cannot be paid. Student debt, credit card debt, auto loans, business debt and sovereign debt are all higher than they have ever been. As economist Michael Hudson writes, “Debts that can’t be paid won’t be paid.” The question, he says, is ‘how’ they won’t be paid.

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The World Is Burning!
James Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

28 Aug 2019 – The heart wrenching fires in the Amazon. Africa, Australia, the US continent, Europe, etc. and increasingly right here in Hawaii are not “wild” fires. – Humanity Is on the Path toward Global Destruction through Climate Disaster and/or Nuclear War

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The Inequities of this world — in Life, in Death
Ravi P Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Sep 2019

We are born, live in this unequal world and then die. There are inequities staring at us in this world — social, economic, religious, educational, racial and of other kinds, both in life and in death.

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