Articles by TRANSCEND Media Service

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Pattern of 14-Foldness as an Implicit Organizing Principle for Governance?
Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

18 Oct 2021 – The case for the following search of web resources follows from two similar investigations undertaken previously. Web searches were undertaken to determine the extent to which a 14-fold pattern was used to organize information of relevance to any form of governance. A key question is how the individual results are to be interpreted.

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Prof. Johan Galtung (Born 24 Oct 1930)
Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

The ‘Father of Peace Studies’ celebrates his 91st birthday. At 24, he was jailed for 6 months as a Conscientious Objector in Norway. In jail he wrote, with Arne Næss, his first book: Gandhi’s Political Ethics. Today he has contributed more than 170 books; over 1500 papers, articles and book chapters; and over 500 Editorials for TRANSCEND Media Service on peace and conflict studies, mediation, and related issues. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHAN!

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Netflix to Launch WikiLeaks Smear Job Three Days Before Assange Court Date
Caitlin Johnstone - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

14 Oct 2021 – Netflix will begin streaming a brazen hatchet job on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks for its U.S. subscribers on October 24th, just three days prior to a significant court date in Assange’s fight against extradition from the UK to the United States on October 27th.

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The Story of Cap and Trade
Annie Leonard | The Story of Stuff - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

A fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution discussed at the Copenhagen 2009 UN Climate Change Conference. The energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this scheme; the “devils in the details” in current cap and trade proposals.

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Abandoning Yemen
Kathy Kelly – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

11 Oct 2021 – Why is the UN Human Rights Council Silencing Yemeni Human Rights Victims? – Politicizing UN agencies and procedures makes it all the more difficult for people making inquiries to establish trusting relationships with people whose rights should be upheld by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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The Rebranding of Antisemitism after the Holocaust
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

12 Oct 2021 – This post is concerned with the legacy of the Holocaust as providing antisemitism as a policy tool exploited by Israel and Zionist activists to intensify Palestinian suffering and deflect attention from Israeli wrongdoing. My main contention is that the Holocaust experience accentuated the tendencies of the Zionist movement to be opportunistic in the course of its long effort to attain, little by little, its territorial and ideological goals.

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Tyrants of the Nanny State: When the Government Thinks It Knows Best
John W. Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead | The Rutherford Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

12 Oct 2021 – We labor today under the weight of countless tyrannies, large and small, carried out in the so-called name of the national good by an elite class of governmental and corporate officials who are largely insulated from the ill effects of their actions. We, the middling classes, are not so fortunate.

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The Moon and the Stars
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

A Poem on our Cosmos

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The Nobel Peace Prize Should Have Gone to Julian Assange
David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

11 Oct 2021 – To some extent one must applaud the choice of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to two journalists who have dared to defy government pressure. Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov certainly merit the distinction. But there is another journalist who is even more deserving and his recognition would have contributed far more to the cause of world peace. That is Julian Assange.

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Washington Kidnaps a ‘Fugitive’ Ambassador– State Terrorism?
Caitlin Johnstone - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

17 Oct 2021 – The US Has Placed Itself in Charge Over Which Nations Get to Eat – The propaganda multiplier news agencies AP and AFP have both informed their readers that “fugitive businessman” Special Envoy and Ambassador to the African Union for Venezuela Alex Saab has been extradited to the United States.

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Fantasies
Amos Gvirtz – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

11 Oct 2021 – Perhaps my fantasies offer an alternative vision? Western Europe realized these fantasies when they established the Common Market and then the European Union; Europe is flourishing like never before. Will Israel continue with the present policy until death and mutual destruction? Or will we show wisdom and choose the path of peace before this happens?

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COVID World Data -Total: 241,5M -Dead: 4,9M -Survival Rate: 98%
Worldometer and Avi Schiffmann - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

On 18 Oct 2021 (12pm GMT):
Total Cases: 241,546,207
Deaths: 4,915,687
Active: 17,856,372
Recovered: 218,774,148
Cases Closed: 223,689,835
Total Vaccinated: 3,749,474,527
Percentage Dead: 2% (approximately)

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The Statelessness Pandemic
Laura van Waas and Natalie Brinham | Project Syndicate – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

15 Oct 2021 – Over time, denaturalization has rightly come to be seen as a violation of human rights. But, as recent histories of the problem show, the international community still faces the same conundrum that it did a century ago, when droves of newly stateless people appealed to it for protection. At least 15 million people today are stateless, and millions more are threatened with national exclusion. The issue of statelessness thus demands urgent attention, as do works of history that shed light on the problem.

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NATO’s Plans to Hack Your Brain
Ben Norton | The Grayzone – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

8 Oct 2021 – Behind NATO’s ‘cognitive warfare’: ‘Battle for your brain’ waged by Western militaries. Western governments in the NATO military alliance are developing tactics of “cognitive warfare,” using the supposed threats of China and Russia to justify waging a “battle for your brain” in the “human domain,” to “make everyone a weapon.”

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(Italiano) Una Costituzione della Terra
Enrico Peyretti | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

15 Ottobre 2021 – Il Centro Studi Sereno Regis, insieme ad altre realtà cittadine per la pace, promuove e ospita questo incontro “Per una Costituzione della Terra–Festival della Nonviolenza” 20 ottobre 2021.

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“Green Energy”: Are Humanoids Safe?
Prof Hoosen Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

Death Knell for Planet Earth: Is Humankind Embracing a Greater Evil?

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(Italiano) L’utilizzo di combustibili fossili deve cessare
John Scales Avery | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

15 Ottobre 2021 – Il rapporto di 4.000 pagine del Comitato Internazionale sul Cambiamento Climatico afferma che “Abbiamo necessità di un cambiamento trasformativo che agisca sui processi e i comportamenti a tutti i livelli: individuale, comunitario, aziendale, istituzionale e governativo. Dobbiamo ridefinire il nostro modo di vivere e i consumi”.

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Multiple Articles Questioning Aspects of COVID19 or Vaccines
Global Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

* To Inform, Educate, Create Dialogue
* The Flip Side of the Official Discourse/Narrative

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Free Julian Assange: The Belmarsh Tribunal Comes to London
Progressive International - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

13 Oct 2021 – Inspired by the famous Russell-Sartre people’s tribunal, the Belmarsh Tribunal places the War on Terror on trial and holds the US government accountable for its war crimes. It is named for the London prison that has held Assange for the last two years as he faces extradition to the US, which plotted his assassination.

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UN Told Failure to Deal with Diversity Is Root Cause of Wars
Edith M. Lederer | AP News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

One by one, South Africa’s former president Thabo Mbeki listed African countries Tuesday [12 Oct] where the failure to deal with diversity was a root cause of conflict, from the Biafran war in Nigeria in the late 1960s to the current clashes in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. He also cited “the centrality of failure properly to manage diversity” in the conflicts in Congo, Burundi, Ivory Coast and Sudan.

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A Zen Koan on Columbus Day
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

13 Oct 2021 – It’s too easy, right? Too simple — shoving Christopher Columbus off the historical honor roll, pulling down his statues, yanking his “day” away from him and renaming it in honor of the people he murdered, kidnapped, turned into property?

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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesman and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.

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(Norwegian – Norsk) Det andre Afghanistan
René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

Krigen i Afghanistan har kostet Norge mer enn 20 milliarder kroner i militær og sivil bistand fra årsskiftet 2001/2002 til utgangen av april 2021. Hele 9 000 norske soldater tjenestegjorde i landet, hvorav ti ble drept. Forfatteren kommenterer forholdene i dette fattige, krigsherjede landet.

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The Final Solution. Full Digitization. “The QR Codification of the World”
Peter Koenig | Global Research – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

12 Oct 2021 – How come, it hasn’t occurred to everyone yet, that there is something wrong? Badly wrong. Can it be that it is simply cognitive dissonance? You know that there is something horribly wrong, but your comfort zone doesn’t allow you to admit it? That was the case in the Third Reich – that brought forward Hitler’s tyranny. The rest is history.

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Peace Education for Good Governance and Nonviolence
Surya Nath Prasad, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

Here I would like to explain about the right kind of education that is peace education. And this man-making education is missing everywhere.

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Thomas Wolfe on Ambition, Gratitude, and the True Measure of Success, in Letters to His Mother
Maria Popova | Brain Pickings – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

“It is not all bad, but it is not all good, it is not all ugly, but it is not all beautiful, it is life, life, life — the only thing that matters.”

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Goodbye, Columbus? Here’s What Indigenous Peoples’ Day Means to Native Americans
Emma Bowman | NPR - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

President Biden issued a proclamation on Friday [8 Oct] to observe this Oct. 11 as a day to honor Native Americans, their resilience and their contributions to American society even as they faced assimilation, discrimination and genocide. The move shifts focus from Columbus Day, the federal holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus.

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A Poem for 9/11
Robert Cable – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

11 September, iconic date
Like 7 December 60 years before,
Rushed us to judgment and a bloody war
As if war had been our unchosen fate.

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Parting Thoughts from a Humanitarian Reporter
Ben Parker | The New Humanitarian - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

8 Oct 2021 – ‘Reporting on the aid industry can lurch between boosting or bashing – and not much in between.’ Co-founder, former CEO and long-time editor Ben Parker is leaving The New Humanitarian. Here are his reflections on years of reporting on the aid industry.

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Are You Awake?
Dr Usha Roopnarain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

Victimization, persecution, corruption, detestation,
Deforestation, degradation, alienation.
Are you awake? Governed by distractions,
Make a distinction, to stop these factions.

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One Fine Day (Music Video of the Week)
David Byrne and Brooklyn Youth Chorus – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

Performed by Brooklyn Youth Chorus, David Byrne and Mauro Refosco at the National Sawdust 2019 Spring Gala

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World Coronavirus Map
World Life Expectancy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

Profile: How does Coronavirus/Covid19 rank among other illnesses? Is it the most lethal? Info, insights, numbers, statistics on health and causes of death. Updated Daily

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Understand the GOP Bible
Mr. Fish | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

And Jesus said…

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A Couple for the Road…
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

My wife keeps complaining I never listen to her — or something like that. ** “Why do you answer every question with another question?” “What’s wrong with that?”

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(Português) O Grande Engodo: O Capitalismo Verde
Leonardo Boff – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

11 outubro 2021 – Os grandes mega capitais estão reunindo centenas de economistas e politólogos documentados no The Economist (principais acionistas: as famílias Rothschild e Agnelli), sob o título:”O futuro que nos espera”. Se lemos os seus 20 pontos ficamos estarrecidos: apresentam um projeto onde só eles entram, deixando fora o resto da humanidade controlada por uma inteligência artificial destinada a desarmar e liquidar qualquer reação em contrário.

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Covid: Conscientious Resignation of Police Officer in Australia
Krystle Mitchell and Police for Freedom – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

12 Oct 2021 – Following the conscientious resignation of Acting Senior Sergeant Krystle Mitchell of the Victoria Police in Australia, the international network Police for Freedom has issued a statement. Krystle had served for 16 years and has recently resigned over a matter of conscience in relation to policing of the Covid-19 restrictions.

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The Rehearsal Is Over
Charles Eisenstein | Substack - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

10 Oct 2021 – A friend wrote me about her dilemma. She owns a company employing hundreds of people and is a staunch critic of that-which-shall-not-be-named. She said she has been trying to fly under the radar until sanity is restored, but with looming mandates for large employers, the radar will soon turn on her. What will she do? I will share with you the inner monologue that her note provoked in me.

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A Call to Practice an Ethic of Care by Sharing Surplus
Howard Richards – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

Given today´s economic science and common sense assume, jobs for everybody, paid for by the products the employees contribute to making, will never happen. There will never be enough employers finding it profitable to hire workers and pay them well to create sustainable good jobs for everyone who needs one.

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Bolsonaro Wants to Privatize Brazil’s State-Owned Petrobras
teleSUR - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

15 Oct 2021 – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro declared yesterday that he wants to privatize state-owned Petrobras as he authorized the entry of US military forces for exercises next month.

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From Sci-Fi to Reality: How the US Space Force Launched a Digital Revolution
Nathan Strout | Defense News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

11 Oct 2021 – All courtesy of the well-educated but  passive masses who accept the falsehood that Armed Forces are a deterrent.

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The Most Powerful Space Telescope Ever Built Will Look Back in Time to the Dark Ages of the Universe
Chris Impey | The Conversation - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

12 Oct 2021 – Some have called NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope the “telescope that ate astronomy.” It is the most powerful space telescope ever built and a complex piece of mechanical origami that has pushed the limits of human engineering. On Dec. 18, 2021, after years of delays and billions of dollars in cost overruns, the telescope is scheduled to launch into orbit and usher in the next era of astronomy.

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(Italiano) Iron Dome Israeliane: la farsa del finanziamento USA
Richard Falk | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

4 Ottobre 2021 – Che gli Stati Uniti paghino il conto per ricostituire la scorta di missili nel sistema difensivo israeliano Iron Dome (Cupola di Ferro) utilizzato durante l’attacco a Gaza in maggio è una caricatura di legalità e giustizia.

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Diet for a Dead or Dying Planet
Gary G. Kohls, MD | Duty to Warn – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

The Giant Food Corporations and Their Cunningly Marketed “Happy Meals for All” Are Making Us Sick

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(Français) Le Prix Nobel de la Paix Aurait du Être Attribué à Julian Assange
David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

11 oct. 2021 – Dans une certaine mesure, il faut applaudir le choix du prix Nobel de la paix de cette année à deux journalistes qui ont osé défier la pression du gouvernement. Maria Ressa et Dmitry Muratov méritent certainement la distinction. Mais il y a un autre journaliste qui le mérite encore plus et sa reconnaissance aurait contribué beaucoup plus à la cause de la paix mondiale. C’est Julian Assange.

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Institutional Blackmail — No Jab, No Job, No Livelihood
Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

11 Oct 2021 – Reframing Virtual Death and Assisted Dying by “Just Suffering Theory” – Governments’ responses to the pandemic have been cautiously sensitive to the concerns articulated in the Nuremberg Code. Yet, progressively those provisions have been circumvented through policies of “No Jab, No Job”, with restrictions imposed on the unvaccinated–and freedoms reserved for the vaccinated.

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Forbes Reveals Why the US Government Is Trying to Extradite Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab
Roger D. Harris - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

2 Oct 2021 – Alex Saab is “the key that unlocks the Venezuelan monetary mystery—that is, how a country facing sanctions from the US, the UK and the European Union—is still able to export things like gold and oil…and really the only man who can actually explain how the country [Venezuela] survives today,” according to Forbes. 

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Pandora Papers: An Offshore Data Tsunami
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

3 Oct 2021 – The ICIJ spent more than a year structuring, researching and analyzing the more than 11.9 million records in the 2.94 terabyte Pandora Papers leak: over 330 politicians, 130 Forbes billionaires, celebrities, fraudsters, drug dealers, royal family members, and leaders of religious groups. The task involved journalists, technology and time.

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The World Economic Forum and the Pandemic
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

6 Oct 2021 – The WEF has been involved in the coronavirus pandemic in several ways.

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L’ONU 75enne: una storia mista di delusioni e adempimenti
Richard Falk | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

8 Ottobre 2021 – L’ONU: S’impegna aldilà del suo potenziale [“fa a pugni sopra la sua classe di peso”] ? Le pressioni verso l’unità e il bene pubblico globale possono ricostruire un’ONU orientata e autorizzata a servire gli interessi umani piuttosto che quelli nazionali o la geopolitica? Il suo contributo è nella politica simbolica, come “una superpotenza soft power”, il suo segretario generale è quasi solo come una voce rispettata della ragione e dell’empatia o un gentile critico dell’eccesso geopolitico.

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The Research Is Clear: Ivermectin Is a Safe, Effective Treatment for COVID. So Why Isn’t It Being Used?
Dr. Elizabeth Mumper | The Defender - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

4 Oct 2021 – Despite efforts to denigrate Ivermectin as “horse paste” and prevent doctors from prescribing it and patients from using it, the latest research shows this safe, inexpensive drug is effective at keeping COVID patients out of the hospital.

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Lessons for Ethically-compromised Physicians in 2021 from the Nuremberg Doctors’ Trial
Collated by Gary G. Kohls, MD | Duty to Warn – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

4 Oct 2021 – The Medical Case, U.S.A. vs. Karl Brandt, et al. (also known as the Doctors’ Trial), was prosecuted in 1946-47 against twenty-three doctors and administrators accused of organizing and participating in war crimes and crimes against humanity in the form of medical experiments and medical procedures inflicted on prisoners and civilians.

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The Cult of the Vaccine
Matt Taibbi | TK News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

8 Oct 2021 – “The Jab” Is Just the Latest Story to Be Reported as Mantra

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How the U.S. Derailed an Effort to Prosecute Its Crimes in Afghanistan
Alice Speri | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

5 Oct 2021 – The new chief prosecutor of the ICC, Karim Khan, sought to reopen a suspended investigation in Afghanistan but it would not include conduct by the USA and its allies. He wrote in a statement that his office would focus exclusively on crimes committed by the Taliban and by the Islamic State Khorasan Province, or IS-K. His decision came after years of U.S. obstruction.

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US Denounced as ‘Biggest Peddler of Financial Secrecy’ after Pandora Papers Leak
Jake Johnson | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

“U.S. President Biden must match his own rhetoric on shutting down global illicit finance, and start with the biggest offender—his own country. The biggest blockers to transparency are the U.S. … and the U.K., the leader of the world’s biggest tax haven network.”

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Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen: The 60 Minutes Interview
Frances Haugen | 60 Minutes - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

4 Oct 2021 – Frances Haugen says in her time with Facebook she saw “conflicts of interest between what was good for the public and what was good for Facebook.” Scott Pelley reports.

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“Carbon Capture” – Two World Views, Two Technology Paradigms, Two Economic Systems, Two Futures
Prof. Vandana Shiva | Jivad – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

6 Oct 2021 – The Earth is Living. She is Gaia, Pachamama, Vasundhara, Terra Madre. For indigenous cultures she is Mother Earth. Even scientists like James Lovelock call her Gaia because they have understood that she is living. The living Earth is a biological self organised self-regulated living system. She is auotopoietic. She has evolved her biodiversity and her complex biosphere over billions of years.  Through the biosphere she creates and regulates her climate systems. The Earth’s living systems ,the “Gaian system”, self-regulates global temperature, atmospheric content, ocean salinity, thus maintaining the infrastructure for life to persist and evolve .

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Decolonization or Extinction – Indigenous People’s Day 2021
The Red Nation – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

9 Oct 2021 – In 2015, The Red Nation and a coalition of Native and non-Native organizations led a successful campaign to rename the second Monday of October Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The Albuquerque City Council issued a proclamation abolishing Columbus Day.

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Global Leadership, Peace and Conflict Resolution beyond the Lens of Rationality
Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

We, the People of the globe must realize the truth and urgency at a time of challenging transformation and our sensual abilities for survival under circumstances of extreme geopolitical problems – continuous wars, COVID19 pandemic, climate change, violations of human rights, and dangers of insane cruelty in policies and practices to endanger our own future on this planet.

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Hannah Arendt (14 Oct 1906 – 4 Dec 1975)
Encyclopedia of World Biography – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

A Jewish girl forced to flee Germany during World War II (1939–45), Hannah Arendt analyzed major issues of the twentieth century and produced an original and radical political philosophy.

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A Propaganda Model
Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

Excerpted from Manufacturing Consent, 1988 – The Five Filters:
1. Size, ownership, and profit orientation of the mass media
2. The advertising license to do business
3. Sourcing mass-media news
4. Flak and the enforcers (according to the authors, Freedom House is a flak)
5. Anticommunism as a control mechanism

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Johan Galtung’s Negative and Positive Peace
Korczyk's Class - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

What does it mean to have peace? Is it the absence of violence, or do there need to be more factors in place to ensure a peaceful society? This video will explore Johan Galtung’s ideas of Peace, and introduce the concepts of direct violence, structural violence, and cultural violence.

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Face Masks: Enough Already
Michael J. Talmo - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

7 Oct 2021 – It’s been over a year-and-a-half since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic and the battle over wearing masks is still going on. Who would have thought? Grow a spine and throw those masks away.

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India: Land of Diversities
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

India is a nation of extensive diversities–religious, cultural, economic and geographic to name a few. There is a say that suggests we should encourage unity in diversity. By and large, India survives by this ideology. Let us all promote this aspect of life.

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(Français) PEGASUS israélien: votre téléphone est-il un instrument de surveillance permanente?
Belen Fernandez | Investig'Action/Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

7 Oct 2021 – Le scandale « Pegasus » est le dernier épisode en date du thriller de science-fiction dystopique, mais bien réel que nous vivons à l’heure actuelle.

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Your Money AND Your Life
Edward Snowden | Substack - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

9 Oct 2021 – Central Banks Digital Currencies Will Ransom Our Future

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Instascam
Mr. Fish | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

Big Brother 2021

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The Nobel Peace Prize 2021
The Norwegian Nobel Committee – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

Oslo, 8 Oct 2021 – The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.

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Aspects of Nonkilling Literature
Dr. Bill Balwant Bhaneja - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

5 Oct 2021 – It was Canadian philosopher Northrop Frye who once observed that we may not live in literature as much as we live in culture. Six recent nonkilling literary works with a focus on saving humanity from killings are examined. The books, both fiction and non-fiction, point not only to the act of lethality but also challenges posed by societal dehumanization, deprivation and declining values.

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The Richer You Are the Creepier You Get: Notes from the Edge of the Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

6 Oct 2021 – So the Facebook “whistleblower” all the mass media are loudly amplifying today is pushing for regulations that Facebook just happens to fully support, likely because the trillion-dollar corporation knows it will impose costs that make the emergence of future competitors impossible? Cool. That’s not suspicious at all.

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Shell Shocked in Amhara, Ethiopia: “I don’t even want to hear the word ‘America’”
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

6 Oct 2021 – A displaced person in Ethiopia’s Amhara Region told photographer and human rights investigator Jemal Countess that he didn’t want to talk to him because he was American and “didn’t even want to hear the word America” because of all the damage America has done in Ethiopia.

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Pink Hibiscus
Dr Usha Roopnarain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

The hibiscus sturdy and tall,
the sweet fragrance of  the pink blossoms,
epitomizing romantic love,

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The Spoils of War
Mary Kaldor | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

Andrew Cockburn, The Spoils of War: Power, Profit and the American War Machine (Verso) –
A chilling account of how corruption has become institutionalised at the heart of the U.S. war machine with consequences for us all.

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Afghanistan Today – Overview
UK Afghanistan Peace Project - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

20 Years of Occupation by 31 of the Richest Countries in the World –
What has US/UK and NATO occupation achieved? Afghanistan today:

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CIA Plan to Poison Assange Wasn’t Needed–the US Found a ‘Lawful’ Way to Disappear Him
Jonathan Cook – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

30 Sep 2021 – The reality of Julian Assange’s years of persecution is far worse than even the picture painted by a new investigation of a thuggish, power-mad CIA bent on vengeance for his role in exposing its crimes.

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Use of Fossil Fuels Must Stop
John Scales Avery – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

The IPCC Report states that, “We need transformational change operating on processes and behavior at all levels: individual, communities, business, institutions and governments. We must redefine our way of life and consumption.”

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Graphics: Major U.S. Military Operations since WW II
CGTN China Global Television Network - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

7 Oct 2021 -Two decades ago, on 7 Oct 2001, the onset of the U.S. bombing campaign against the Taliban triggered an endless nightmare for Arabs in general and the Afghan people in particular: 5,430,084 deaths and incalculable suffering.

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The Amazon Rainforest Is Losing 200,000 Acres a Day–Soon It Will Be Too Late
Kim Heacox | The Guardian - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

7 Oct 2021 – Three days before Christmas, 1988, Brazilian rubber tapper and environmental activist Chico Mendes was shot dead by a rancher’s son. Since his murder, nearly 1 million sq km of the Amazon, an area the size of Texas and New Mexico combined, have been destroyed: an average of 200,000 acres every day, or 40 football fields per minute.

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Place, Personhood, and the Hippocampus: The Fascinating Science of Magnetism, Autonoeic Consciousness, and What Makes Us Who We Are
Maria Popova | Brain Pickings – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

“Often the places we grow up in… influence how we perceive and conceptualize the world, give us metaphors to live by, and shape the purpose that drives us.”

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Kishida Elected as Japan’s PM, Calls Election for October 31
Al Jazeera News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

4 Oct 2021 – Fumio Kishida was formally elected as Japan’s prime minister today. A 64-year-old former foreign minister with an image as a consensus builder, he has called a parliamentary election for 31 Oct and promised to bolster the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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An Alien’s View of Life on Earth
Stephen Knapp (Sri Nandanandana dasa) – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

The author’s reasons for never having been too comfortable on this human level of existence. A different perspective on the peculiarities of what living on this planet and in a human body can be like, and why it may be better to move on.

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Friedrich Nietzsche (15 Oct 1844 – 25 Aug 1900)
Bernd Magnus | Encyclopædia Britannica – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

Friedrich Nietzsche’s attempts to unmask the motives that underlie traditional Western religion, morality, and philosophy deeply affected generations of theologians, philosophers, psychologists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. He thought through the consequences of the triumph of the Enlightenment’s secularism, expressed in his observation that “God is dead.”

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“The further away you are from a problem the more likely you think you have a solution.”
Popular Proverb – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

Street Wisdom

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Facebook, the Largest Autocracy on Earth
Adrienne LaFrance | The Atlantic - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

27 Sep 2021 – When a company has all the power of a country itself, it takes on a darker meaning. The basic components of nationhood are land, currency, a philosophy of governance, and people. When you’re an imperialist in the metaverse, you need not worry so much about physical acreage—though Zuckerberg does own 1,300 acres of Kauai, one of the less populated Hawaiian islands. As for the rest of the items on the list, Facebook has them all.

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From Rural Drought to Urban Shortages: Afghanistan’s New Hungry
Shadi Khan and Irwin Loy | The New Humanitarian - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

6 Oct 2021 – ‘We have cut our grocery expenditures and are trying to consume as little as possible.’ Hunger is rising in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, and the clearest sign may be who’s now struggling to afford food: the educated, urban, and middle-class.

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Consequences
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

A boy brought home a very bad school report.

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World Coronavirus Map
World Life Expectancy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

Profile: How does Coronavirus/Covid19 rank among other illnesses? Is it the most lethal? Info, insights, numbers, statistics on health and causes of death. Updated Daily

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Celebrating the 2021 National Indigenous Peoples Month
Genevieve Balance Kupang | Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

10 Oct 2021 – Capitalizing on inclusion, cultural heritage, shared commonalities, and recognition of contribution to the Kiwi community, the New Zealand tangata whenua (locals) welcomed indigenous peoples from the Philippines and other migrants who work in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

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Florida’s Republican Governor Awards Medal of Freedom to Che Guevara’s Assassin
Michael Stephen Smith | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

6 Oct 2021 – After Rodriguez ordered Che be shot, his hands were chopped off and shipped to Langley, but not before he stole the Rolex from Che’s corpse that was meant for the son of one of his compatriots in Bolivia.

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“Eulogy” for James Bond: World Peace Is at Peril
Prof Hoosen Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

1 Oct 2021 – The Glorious End

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The Anonymous Executioners of the Corporate State
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

6 Oct 2021 – Judge Loretta Preska, an advisor to the conservative Federalist Society, to which Chevron is a major donor, sentenced human rights attorney and Chevron nemesis Steven Donziger to six months in prison Friday [1 Oct]. Imprisoning the David to Chevron’s Goliath is the latest outrage by a US judiciary now engineered to always favor the interests of capital.

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COVID World Data -Total: 238,6M -Dead: 4,8M -Survival Rate: 98%
Worldometer and Avi Schiffmann - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

On 11 Oct 2021 (6am GMT):
Total Cases: 238,652,927
Deaths: 4,867,295
Active: 24,459,776
Recovered: 215,856,036
Cases Closed: 220,723,331
Total Vaccinated: 3,664,224,352
Percentage Dead: 2% (approximately)

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(Português) Nove Vezes em que Woody Harrelson Promoveu o Veganismo ou os Direitos Animais
David Arioch | Vegazeta – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

21 set 2021 – Sem se alimentar de animais há mais de 30 anos, o ator vegano Woody Harrelson tem utilizado há muito tempo a sua influência para motivar mais pessoas a considerarem o veganismo, os direitos animais e a preservação do meio ambiente.

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What Went Right This Week: Historic Malaria Vaccine for Africa Gets Go-Ahead, plus more Positive News
Sarah LaBrecque | Positive News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

7 Oct 2021 – The WHO gave the nod for a malaria vaccine to be rolled out to much of Africa, an indigenous group officially named a new species for the first time, and a global citizens’ assembly was announced for Cop26, plus.

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Music Video of the Week)
Israel "IZ" KamakawiwoʻOle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

The Hawaii state flag flew at half-staff on July 10, 1997, the day of his funeral attended by some ten thousand people. Thousands of fans gathered as his ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean at Mākua Beach in Hawai’i two days later. The funeral and the scattering of ashes were featured in this music video released posthumously.

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A New Water Source That Could Make Drought a Thing of the Past
Ellen Brown | Web of Debt – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Oct 2021

1 Oct 2021 – Oceans of water are beneath our feet, and new technologies are extracting it economically without ecological damage.

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Integrating Ouroboros and Yi Jing as Fundamental Symbols in 3D
Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Oct 2021

Dynamics of Change Indicated in Virtual Reality by a Torus of 64 Hexagrams – Curiously the imaginative anticipation of the organization of a possible future by different cultures involves a change of metaphor from “global” to “toroidal.”

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A Buddhist Perspective on Gandhi and Nonviolence
Dr. A.T Ariyaratne | Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Oct 2021

Facebook Live, Tue 5 Oct 2021, 11:30 am (GMT)
In Celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 2 Oct Birth Anniversary

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The True Cost of the Military-Industrial Complex
Our Changing Climate – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Oct 2021

The environmental and social costs of militarism with a focus on the US military industrial complex as the biggest military in the world. How the military is a massive polluter in terms of both emissions and chemical waste. The video connects environmental destruction with military imperialism and concludes that demilitarization is the only truly effective answer to the carbon footprint of the military.

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Lending Legitimacy to a Murderous Military: What Is in the “Stateless” Label for Rohingyas?
Natalie Brinham and Ali Johar | University of Melbourne - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Oct 2021

Oct 2021 – Critiquing the widely accepted understanding of “statelessness” as a rights claim, the authors call our attention to the ways in which labelling the Rohingya ethnic community as stateless undermines belonging and legitimises the power of the Myanmar military to exclude.

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Jesus, Judas and Che Guevara
Prof. Johan Galtung - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Oct 2021

Che Guevara, of the Bolivia diaries and the brilliant movie based on them, was assassinated by the CIA on 9 Oct 1967. In an interview in the early 60s he conveyed to this author his disappointment that his respected Fidel privileged Soviet support against a US attack, and the Soviets wanted raw sugar in return for their industrial goods.

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