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Biden’s Foreign Policy and Nuclear Weapons: A Dialogue
Richard Falk and David Krieger | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

5 May 2021 – Biden’s international bipartisan approach risks a renewed arms race in a political and economic atmosphere that makes it unaffordable as well as acutely dangerous. My conversation with David Krieger explores some of the ramifications.

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Prof. Noam Chomsky on Democracy
FORSEA Forces of Renewal Southeast Asia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

Recorded for the Delegates at the Official Launch of FORSEA, Kuala Lumpur, 16 Feb 2019

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Dan Ellsberg Blows the Whistle Again at Conference to Commemorate His Legacy
Jeremy Kuzmarov | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

7 May 2021 – Dan Ellsberg, the legendary whistleblower who has been arrested more than 75 times for protesting the U.S. warfare state, has not mellowed with age. The 90-year-old Pentagon Papers leaker details top secret plans in 1958 to destroy Taiwan and warns that similar discussions are going on in the Pentagon today.

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Origin of Covid–Following the Clues: Did People or Nature Open Pandora’s Box at Wuhan?
Nicholas Wade | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

5 May 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives the world over for more than a year. Its death toll will soon reach three million people. Yet the origin of pandemic remains uncertain: The political agendas of governments and scientists have generated thick clouds of obfuscation, which the mainstream press seems helpless to dispel. In what follows I will sort through the available scientific facts, which hold many clues as to what happened, and provide readers with the evidence to make their own judgments.

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USA: More Than a Year into the Pandemic, We’re Still Figuring out What Risks We’re Willing to Take
Joel Achenbach | The Washington Post - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

3 May 2021 – Risk analysis is not something humans are necessarily good at. We rely on anecdotes more than scientific data. The questions we ask rarely have a simple yes or no answer. Risk tends to be on a sliding scale. Outside of self-isolation, there is no obvious way to drive the risk of viral transmission to zero, nor is risky behavior guaranteed to result in a dire outcome. We have no choice but to live probabilistically.

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No Jab for Me–My 35 Reasons as a North American Physician
Gary G. Kohls, MD | Duty to Warn – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

5 May 2021 – The FDA did not approve Moderna or Pfizer mRNA gene therapeutics they dubbed “vaccines”. It simply authorized them. Fauci confirms. “In the US, the FDA in its ambiguous statement  provided a so-called Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, namely “to permit the emergency use of the unapproved product, … for active immunization…”

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Israeli Man Trying to Take Over Palestinian Home Says ‘If I Don’t Steal It, Someone Else’ Will
Brett Wilkins | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

4 May 2021 – In a glaring example of settler colonialism in action, a video on social media this week shows a Palestinian woman confronting an Israeli man who admits he is trying to steal her family’s home. The house is located in an occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood where Palestinian residents have been ordered to vacate by an Israeli court.

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Vaccines: Right, Wrong, What?
Dan Monroe - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

Please LEAVE YOUR COMMENT/OPINION Below

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United States Withdraws from Afghanistan? Not Really!
Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad | Independent Media Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

5 May 2021 – The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 was criminal. It was criminal because of the immense force used to demolish Afghanistan’s physical infrastructure and to break open its social bonds. Now, 20 years later, the gulf between the Taliban and the others has widened. Appetite for negotiations simply does not exist any longer.

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The “Kill a Leftist” Law
Eve Ottenberg | CounterPunch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

7 May 2021 – So now it’ll be legal in some Neolithic U.S. states to run over leftists with your car. What’ll come next? Legalizing pushing people out of airplanes at 35,000 feet? Running over swimmers with boats? Unleashing your rabid dog on people whose political persuasions offend you? There are so many possibilities! It’s already legal for cops to shoot leftists.

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Remembering My Friend General Hendrik Van Der Graaf, Famous UN Peacemaker Who Died on 10 Mar 2021
Robin Edward Poulton, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

UNIDIR’s General Henny Invented “Weapons-for-Development” – He was a leader in UN and EU peace and disarmament, particularly in reducing the proliferation and illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons.

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Ads for Profit and Humiliation
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

In this pandemic season, there is suffering everywhere
People are falling ill, trying to get vaccine
Many unable to find hospitals and medicine
A new problem has arisen, unable to get oxygen

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“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
Andre Gide | Autumn Leaves – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

André Paul Guillaume Gide was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Gide’s career ranged from its beginnings in the symbolist movement, to the advent of anticolonialism between the two World Wars.

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Time to Talk about That Other Existential Threat to the Planet
Anton Wagner | NOW Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

26 Apr 2021 – A Nanos poll commissioned by a coalition of peace groups suggests Canadians are shaking off their indifference to nuclear war amid the pandemic.

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The Right-Wing Outrage Cycle
Tom Tomorrow | Daily Kos – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

This Modern World – 3 May 2021

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Rampant Wall Street Speculation: The Fever Chart of a Terminally Diseased System
Nick Beams | WSWS - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

7 May 2021 – The phenomenal rise of the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, which has risen 11,000 percent since the start of the year, is the expression of a seemingly new principle in the world of speculation—the more intrinsically worthless a so-called “asset” the faster its rise.

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67 Years in the Peace Movement
John Scales Avery – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

I would like to announce the publication of a book which discusses the things that I have experienced during my 67 years of work in the peace movement. The book may be freely downloaded and circulated.

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Are Chemicals Shrinking Your Penis and Depleting Your Sperm? Here’s What the Evidence Really Says
Tim Moss | The Conversation - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

3 May 2021 – A doomsday scenario of an end to human sperm production has been back in the news recently, now with the added threat of shrinking penises. Prof. Shanna Swan, a US epidemiologist who studies environmental influences on human development, recently published a new book called Countdown.

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Coronavirus Global Data: 159M Total; 137,5M Recovered; 3,3M Deceased; 649,8M Vaccinated
Worldometer and Avi Schiffmann - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

On 10 May 2021 12pm GMT:
Total Vaccinated: 649,854,005
Total Cases: 159,032,809
Recovered: 137,513,459
Deaths: 3,308,358
Cases Closed: 139,915,431
Active: 19,117,378

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Purge Genocide Culprits from Democratic Leadership: Myanmar
Maung Zarni | Anadolu Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

8 May 2021 – Hesitating to take stand against Rohingya genocide is costing $1B to National Unity Government and blocks its global recognition.

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The Soul-Expanding Value of Difficulty: Rilke on How Great Sadnesses Transform Us and Bring Us Closer to Ourselves
Maria Popova | Brain Pickings – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

“That is at bottom the only courage that is demanded of us: to have courage for the most strange, the most singular and the most inexplicable that we may encounter.”

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World Coronavirus Map
World Life Expectancy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 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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Joint Analysis across Conflicts
George Kent – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

Under some conditions, dialogues between parties in conflict can be facilitated through joint written analysis of the issues produced in systematic ways; a mediation process. Their final text could describe their disagreements. Their joint document is likely to be more helpful than uncoordinated separate statements from them. The availability of the Internet now makes it possible to conduct this sort of cooperation over great distances. Specialists in peace studies could develop skills in facilitating constructive dialogues across conflicts.

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Israeli Apartheid and Palestine Grievances
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

3 May 2021 – Questions from Rodrigo Craveiro from Correio Braziliense, 27 Apr 2021, in response to Report of Human Rights Watch on Israeli Apartheid; it is followed by my responses to questions of Zahra Mirzafarjouyan on behalf of Mehr News Agency in Tehran, addressing some of the underlying causes of Palestinian grievances.

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Can Guantánamo Ever Be Shut Down?
Karen J. Greenberg | TomDispatch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

4 May 2021 – Dealing with the Forever Prison of America’s Forever Wars – The Guantánamo conundrum never seems to end. The wrongfulness of indefinite detention as a system created expressly to evade the law — and one that brought ill-repute to the United States globally. Pariah state.

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The Global Fightback against Israeli Lawfare Attacks on Advocacy for Palestinian Rights
Jake Lynch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

Supporters of Palestinian rights have been fighting back successfully against efforts to silence their advocacy and suppress their solidarity actions, with major legal victories in four separate jurisdictions over the last year.

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Israel Is Trying Hard to Erase Jerusalem’s Palestinians
Jalal Abukhater | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

4 May 2021 – And it has made colonial violence a permanent feature of Palestinian lives in the holy city.

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How the World’s Energy Problem Has Been Hidden
Gail Tverberg | Our Finite World - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

4 May 2021 – We live in a world where words are very carefully chosen. Companies hire public relations to give just the right “spin” to what they say. Politicians suggest that everything is going well. Newspapers would like their advertisers to be happy. I believe that what has happened in recent years is that the “truth” has become very dark.

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Sunday Morning
Michael David Morrissey – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

I woke up this morning
ashamed
it being Sunday

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Od Ebra do Dunava (Music Video of the Week)
Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

Live in Vilnius, Lithuania (Click on Watch on YouTube)

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Can the Pope End Corruption?
Frank Vogl | The Globalist - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

6 May 2021 – Pope Francis is taking all the right steps to end the deep-rooted corruption in the Vatican. Will he be successful?

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History: The Massacre at My Lai, Vietnam
Seymour M. Hersh | The New Yorker - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

14 Jan 1972 – A U.S. Army mass killing and the massacre’s coverup.

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The Truth about Loneliness
Radhanath Swami | ISKCON News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

1 May 2021 – On Valentine’s Day last year, the BBC launched the largest ever Loneliness Experiment with 55,000 people from around the world. They found that loneliness is as bad for our health as having a long-term illness such as diabetes or high blood pressure, or smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It may reduce our life expectancy by up to 8 years.

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Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan Pick Up 600 More Acres in Hawaii
Conor Skelding | New York Post - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

1 May 2021 – An existing online petition demanding that Zuckerberg stop “colonizing” the Aloha State is now well over 1 million signatures as of today. The couple now owns more than 1,300 acres on Kauai. In 2017, the social-media lord filed suit against native Hawaiians owning tiny parcels around his land to force them to sell their lots so he could “enhance” his privacy.

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What Went Right This Week: Europe’s First 3D-Printed House, Plus More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

6 May 2021 – A Dutch couple moved into Europe’s first 3D-printed house, UK windfarms broke records, and music was mooted as a treatment for Alzheimer’s, plus the week’s other positive news. A couple moved in to Europe’s first printed house A retired Dutch couple have become Europe’s first inhabitants of a 3D-printed house. Elize […]

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Covid 19 Crisis in India
Prof. Hoosen Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

Resurrection and Rise of Humanity, Community Assistance from Sikhs, Individuals and the Indigent, Corporations/Bollywood Conspicuous Silence

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Systemic Coherence of the UN’s 17 SDGs as a Global Dream
Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals, as widely promoted by the UN, can be understood as the culmination of humanity’s best effort to respond in a coherent manner to the longer-term challenges of global governance in this period.

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(Italiano) Giornalismo di pace e libertà di stampa
Gianmarco Pisa | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

Nella ricorrenza del 3 maggio, una riflessione sul rapporto tra giornalismo di pace e libertà di stampa.

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The Ex-Pfizer Scientist Who Became an Anti-Vax Hero
Steve Stecklow and Andrew MacAskill | Reuters - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

A Skeptic’s Story: Michael Yeadon was a scientific researcher and vice president at drugs giant Pfizer Inc. He co-founded a successful biotech. Then his career took an unexpected turn.

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Will Corporate Greed Prolong the Pandemic?
Lori Wallach and Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Economics Laureate – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

6 May 2021 – The shortfall in global COVID-19 vaccine production could be closed if manufacturers around the world were granted access to the necessary technology and knowledge. But first, the US and other key governments must recognize the drug companies’ opposition to this solution for the deadly rent-seeking that it is.

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The U.S. Owes Hawaiians Millions of Dollars Worth of Land but Congress Helped Make Sure the Debt Wasn’t Paid
Rob Perez | ProPublica - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

7 May 2021 – Hawaii’s two elder statesmen — U.S. Sens. Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka — were at the forefront of efforts to ensure that the U.S. compensated Native Hawaiians for ancestral lands taken from them over the years. In a 1995 law, the U.S. promised to pay its land debt to Hawaiians, thousands of whom are waiting for homes. But Congress, including the state’s own delegation, voted to give the land to other parties.

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Meaning of Maybe
Readers’ Digest – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

Read on…

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It’s Not Assange but the War Criminals He Exposed Who Should Be in Jail
Niall Farrell | Belfast Media - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

5 May 2021 – The Australian Julian Assange and WikiLeaks were a top team of journalists. Both in terms of scoops and global political impact they exposed the barbarism of the 21st century’s “never-ending wars”. “If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started with truth” – Julian Assange

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(Italiano) Applicazioni di Ahimsa–Nonviolenza nel Quotidiano
Johan Galtung | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

30 Aprile 2021 – Il TRANSCEND Peace Development Environment Network ha iniziato con conflitti geopolitici a livello macro e mega; molti ben noti e drammatici. Ma i conflitti nella vita di tutti i giorni, a scuola, nella coppia-famiglia, al lavoro possono essere ancora più drammatici.

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Global Days of Action on Military Spending New Infographic
International Peace Bureau, Nobel Peace Laureate – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

27 Apr 2021 – Our campaign has prepared this infographic, which intends to make visible the opportunity cost of global military expenditures (1.98 trillion $). It illustrates current levels of military spending, also divided in shares, and compares them with the cost of human security-oriented programmes.

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Post-Acute Covid: An Update
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

29 Apr 2021 – The etiology of “long Covid” has remained rather mysterious, but recent findings by British experts indicate that even a “mild” coronavirus infection may induce micro blood clots and blood vessel inflammation in the lungs. This condition is not visible in standard x-ray and CT scans, but only in specialized lung perfusion and gas exchange scans.

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Open Letter to Two World Leaders: ‘I Have No Enemies and I Don’t Want War’
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

26 April 2021 – Dear Presidents Biden and Putin, having visited Russia and the USA and having met your peoples, I believe they are not, nor they wish to be, enemies. Please, put away rhetoric of insult and abuse and start a dialogue of respect for each other and your countries. Make peace-not war, start to disarm, give the world some hope.

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Karl Marx (5 May 1818 – 14 Mar 1883)
The European Graduate School – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

In 1845 Marx was expelled from France by Guizot. He fled with Friedrich Engels to Brussels where they stayed for three years with intermittent trips to England to visit Engels’ family who had cotton-spinning interests in Manchester. While in Brussels Marx wrote a piece against the idealistic socialism of P.J. Proudhon called The Poverty of Philosophy. He also worked on his materialist conception of history, and developed the manuscript that would come to be named The German Ideology when it was published after his death.

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(Português) Entidades repudiam plano de Bolsonaro para a Amazônia
David Arioch | Vegazeta – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

29 abril 2021 – “Oferecer recursos ao Brasil, neste contexto, seria entregar um cheque em branco que aumentará a violência e a destruição da Amazônia”.

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From Palestine: Open Letter to the US Government and Those That Toe Its Line
Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

27 Apr 2021 – Oppression in the past had localized effects while the 21st century showed connectedness of human destiny. Knowledge is power and it is hard to isolate one country now. Witness for example climate change, nuclear proliferation, cyber power, and ease of development of weapons even by besieged groups (e.g. in Yemen or Gaza). Power is being democratized whether racists like it or not.

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The Never Ending News
Tom Tomorrow | Daily Kos - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

Blah blah blah–Lethal

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Declaration for the Transition to a Culture of Peace in the XXI Century
David Adams, Federico M. Zaragoza and Roberto E. M. Caballero | Transition to a Culture of Peace - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

1 May 2021 – We will be circulating the Declaration as widely as possible for signatures and dissemination, and a website is in preparation for this. Below is the short English version.

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The Seeds of Vandana Shiva–>Documentary {Trailer}
Becket Films | Vimeo – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

The Seeds of Vandana Shiva, a feature-length documentary, presents the remarkable life story of the Gandhian eco-activist and agro-ecologist. A classic David versus Goliath tale, the film shows how TRANSCEND member Vandana, a brilliant scientist, became Monsanto’s worst nightmare and a rock star of the international organic food movement.

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Daniel Berrigan and His Fearless Nonviolence, at 100
Rev. John Dear | Waging Nonviolence - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

27 Apr 2021 – Five years since his death and 100 since his birth, legendary priest, author, poet and activist Daniel Berrigan continues to offer wisdom and insight on living a life of creative nonviolence.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal Tests the Limits of What the State Can Do to Any of Us
Ann Garrison | Peace & Planet News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

The United States has 5% of the world’s population but imprisons 25% of the world’s prisoners, and the problem of incarceration, its racist character, is really a reflection of everything that’s wrong with American society.

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The Right to Crash Cars into People
Alex Pareene | The New Republic - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

24 Apr 2021 – How Republicans across the country came to endorse a terrorist tactic against protesters.

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Coronavirus Global Data: 153,5M Total; 131,6M Recovered; 3,2M Deceased; 604,5M Vaccinated
Worldometer and Avi Schiffmann - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

On 3 May 2021 12pm GMT:
Total Vaccinated: 604,516,098
Total Cases: 153,577,431
Recovered: 131,616,153
Deaths: 3,218,196
Cases Closed: 134,144,472
Active: 21,946,257

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Voices Are Raised Against the NBA Launching Its New African League in Rwanda
Dave Zirin | The Nation - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

30 Apr 2021 – Human rights groups are concerned that using Rwanda as a backdrop would provide a public relations boost for its autocratic leader.

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Scientists Sound Alarm after Finding 25% of California Sea Lions Have Cancer
Joseph Mercola, M.D. | The Defender – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

26 Apr 2021 – Animals often act as sentinels for what’s to come, said the authors of a new study on the “unprecedented” rate of cancer in California’s wild sea lions.

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Creativity Is Our Superpower — 13 Stories of Inventive Nonviolence
Rivera Sun | Waging Nonviolence – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

21 Apr 2021 – This collection of stories from the news showcases the incredible versatility, imagination, and super creativity of nonviolence in action.

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Iran Welcomes Signs of Reconciliation from Saudi Arabia
DailyNews [India] - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

30 Apr 2021 – Iran’s Foreign Ministry said yesterday that Iran welcomed signs of reconciliation coming from Saudi Arabia and hoped to put a quick end to their political differences. Iran and Saudi Arabia are both important states in the Islamic world whose cooperation can lead to peace and stability in the region.

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Kiss of the Sun
Mary Ruefle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

If, as they say, poetry is a sign of something
among people, then let this be prearranged now,
between us, while we are still peoples: that
at the end of time, which is also the end of poetry

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Killing Democracy Once and for All: The Global Elite’s Coup d’état That Is Destroying Life as We Know It
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

1 May 2021- Whatever victories have apparently been achieved in the long struggle to achieve political representation, human rights, dignity, economic justice, cultural and gender identity, ecological sustainability and other causes dear to the hearts of those who have struggled, the elite (local, national or global) has always retained control and merely surrendered the minimum necessary to keep the bulk of the human population submissive.

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Preserving Intellectual Property Barriers to COVID-19 Vaccines Is Morally Wrong and Foolish
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Economics Laureate | RSN/Washington Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

28 Apr 2021 – Why, after three months of making great progress on domestic vaccination, has President Biden not ended a self-defeating policy from the Trump administration that hinders a global initiative to increase access to covid-19 vaccines and treatments?

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Our Planet, Our Future: An Urgent Call for Action by Nobel Laureates and Other Experts
National Academies of Science, Engineering, Medicine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

29 Apr 2021 – This statement was inspired by the discussions at the 2021 Nobel Prize Summit and issued by the Steering Committee.

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(Português) Verdade e Mentira
Parábola Judaica - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

Mentira ou Verdade?

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Somewhere in My Heart (Music Video of the Week)
Aztec Camera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

A Classic from the 80’s – Biggest hit from the Scottish band.
(Click on Watch on YouTube)

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Ten Years Since WikiLeaks and Assange Published the Guantánamo Files
Oscar Grenfell | WSWS - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

1 May 2021 – Last week marked a decade since WikiLeaks published a tranche of 779 secret files from the US government’s Guantánamo Bay military prison, revealing in greater detail than ever before the global dragnet of illegal detention associated with the fraudulent “war on terror.”

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About Vedic Prophecies
Bhaktitirtha Swami - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

Several years ago I got a very desperate call from one of the directors of the NBC Television Network program on “Prophecies.” They requested information on our Vedic tradition for their program. They were particularly interested in millennium prophecies. I explained to the director the difference between assorted types of psychics and clairvoyance in contrast to one who is connected with a transcendental heritage.

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Our Humanity – Our Identity
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | JUST - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

1 May 2021 – Identity politics has been on the ascendancy in many parts of the world in the last few decades. Its relationship to ethnicity, culture and religion is what concerns us at this point. To understand this relationship one has to consider the context. We should also try to explain the impact of identity politics upon religion itself.

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The Plight of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Australia
FORSEA Forces of Renewal for Southeast Asia - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

“It’s from the frying pan of wars and genocide at home, into the flaming fire of an off-shore refugee-prison complex in Australia”. How a democratic state such as Australia adopted and institutionalized an anti-refugee policy since around 2001.

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WATER
John Scales Avery – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

28 Apr 2021 – I would like to announce the publication of a book, which discusses the relationships between water and life. The book may be freely downloaded and circulated.

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Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 Aug 1941): The Local and the Universal
René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

In a period of rapid change as we face today, it is often difficult to find the right balance between the cultural contributions and needs of the local, the national, and the universal. One way of finding this balance is to look at the life and work of others, who earlier confronted the same challenges. One such person was the poet, writer and cultural reformer Rabindranath Tagore.

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The Spirituality of Science and the Wonder of the Wilderness
Maria Popova | Brain Pickings – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

Ornithologist and Wildlife Ecologist J. Drew Lanham on Nature as Worship – “As I wander into the predawn dark of an autumn wood, I feel the presence of things beyond flesh, bone, and blood. My being expands to fit the limitlessness of the wild world.”

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(Norsk-Norwegian) Den globale elitens statskupp
Robert J. Burrowes – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

15. Mars 2021 – Over hele verden forsøker internasjonale organisasjoner som Verdens helseorganisasjon (WHO), regjeringer og private medier, som opptrer som agenter for den globale eliten, å innføre tiltak for verdens befolkning mot det ikke-eksisterende viruset kalt SARS-CoV-2.

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Israel’s Attacks on Iran Are Not Working
Anchal Vohra | Foreign Policy - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

27 Apr 2021 – The recent sabotage of the Iranian nuclear program has been spectacular—and strategically incoherent.

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The Largest Assessment of Global Groundwater Wells Finds Many Are at Risk of Drying Up
Harrison Tasoff | University of California Santa Barbara - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

23 Apr 2021 – UC Santa Barbara assistant professors Debra Perrone and Scott Jasechko have compiled the most comprehensive assay of groundwater wells to date, spanning 40 countries that collectively account for half of all global groundwater pumping. Their study offers an unprecedented account of the world’s groundwater resources.

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Between Us
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

26 Apr 2021 – He was sick of people, especially those he saw in masks because of their obsessive fear of death… He said to Billy Bush, “Thank you, it took me a while, but between us, that sure explains the masked desperadoes running in packs. But I won’t tell them, for as you told me long ago, they prefer their illusions.”

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In the Shadow and Shade of Apartheid in South Africa: Post-Liberation Impact on the Rainbow Nation
Prof. Hoosen Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

South Africa has annually celebrated “The Freedom Day” on 27 Apr since 1994, when the oppressive regime of the Whites Only Nationalist Party, which was in power since 1948, finally gave way to a democratically elected, first Black president of South Africa.

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World Coronavirus Map
World Life Expectancy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 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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(Italiano) Riflessioni sul genocidio come crimine estremo
Richard Falk | Centro Studi Sereno Regis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

L’abuso del termine genocidio è sdegnoso verso i parenti delle vittime dei massacri armeni, dell’Olocausto, del genocidio rwandese – come pure un disservizio alla storia, al diritto, e alla conduzione prudente dei rapporti internazionali. Sapevamo già di essere alla deriva in un oceano di fake news. E’ ben più pericoloso scoprire che rischiamo anche di venire sommersi nelle acque turbolente del “fake law” [falso diritto]. Dobbiamo reagire, con senso d’urgenza. Tale sviluppo non è tollerabile.

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The CIA Has Been Taking Over for Decades—Even Former Presidents Tried to Warn Us
Lee Camp | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

26 Apr 2021 – For generations the Intelligence Community has been a runaway truck–crushing everything in its path, creating coups around the world, killing thousands, and intruding on the lives of average citizens. Even the president who created the CIA and dropped atomic bombs on people, even THAT guy felt the CIA was a grave danger just after he saw a president get whacked live on prime time in Houston. I wonder why.

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“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead. Walk beside me… just be my friend.”
Albert Camus, Nobel Literature Laureate – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

Albert Camus was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, the second youngest recipient in history. Camus was born in Algeria to French Pieds Noirs parents. He spent his childhood in a poor neighborhood and later studied philosophy at the University of Algiers. His works include The Stranger, The Plague, The Myth of Sisyphus, The Fall, and The Rebel.

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How We Can Place the Wellbeing Economy at the Heart of Our Cities
Nadine Maarhuis | Sustainable Urban Delta - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

22 Apr 2021 – The current growth-obsessed economic system is becoming increasingly more dangerous for both people and planet. In order to build resilient and inclusive cities, we need an alternative.

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‘We Are Witnessing a Crime against Humanity’: Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid Catastrophe
Arundhati Roy | The Guardian - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

28 Apr 2021 – It’s hard to convey the full depth and range of the trauma, the chaos and the indignity that people are being subjected to. Meanwhile, Modi and his allies are telling us not to complain.

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Another of those…
Parade - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

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India — Large, Charming and More
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

India is a vast country that has the hottest places
Yes and the coldest regions on the planet
How come? Well, don’t we have the Himalayas
The word himalaya means home of snow

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Stop the Cold War on China Now and Become Partners–for the Common Good of Humanity
Jan Oberg, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

The conflict between the US/West and China will shape humanity’s future more than any other conflict… The West must learn to live on an equal footing with The Rest, in unity of diversity not uniformity under US leadership/dominance.

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What Went Right This Week: Dutch Bees Buzz Back, and More Positive News
Gavin Haines | Positive News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

29 Apr 2021 – Efforts to boost bee numbers in Dutch cities appeared to yield results, a malaria vaccine showed promise and a UK supermarket started selling pre-loved clothes, plus the week’s other positive news.

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Did China Stage the Videos of People Collapsing in Wuhan?
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

26 Apr 2021 – Already in mid-March 2020, at a time when many people were still buying toilet paper, SPR argued that the coronavirus situation appeared to show aspects of a possibly real pandemic, a mass psychosis, and a psychological (i.e. propaganda) operation (the “three P’s”).

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Pharmaceutical Industry Dispatches Army of Lobbyists to Block Generic Covid-19 Vaccines
Lee Fang | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

23 Apr 2021 – The pharmaceutical industry is pouring resources into the growing political fight over generic coronavirus vaccines. New lobbying disclosures show over 100 drug lobbyists working to defeat the IP waiver request at the WTO.

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Earth Democracy: Recognising the Rights of Nature, Respecting Human Rights
Prof. Vandana Shiva | Jivad – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

21 Apr 2021 – Earth Democracy is a world view, paradigm and practice that is based on the recognition that everything is interconnected, the Earth Is Living, the Earth has rights, that we have duties to care for the Earth , and regenerate her soil, seeds and biodiversity, her water and food systems. Our rights flow like a spring from our duties.

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‘Vaccine Passports’: An Update
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

20 Apr 2021 – From a strategic perspective, ‘vaccine passports’ are the most important aspect of the entire pandemic; in fact, they are more important than the pandemic itself, at least in the long term. This is because vaccine passport advocates, such as the ID2020 consortium founded by Bill Gates and the Rockefeller Foundation, openly state that ‘vaccine passports’ may be used as a platform for a global biometric ID, allowing unprecedented population control and monitoring, modeled after China.

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Coping with Depression
Melinda Smith, M.A., Lawrence Robinson, and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. | HelpGuide – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

When you’re depressed, you can’t just will yourself to “snap out of it.” But this guide to depression help can put you on the road to recovery.

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees.

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Wall Street’s Cooked Books Fueled the Financial Crisis in 2008–It’s Happening Again
Jon Schwarz and Ryan Grim | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

20 Apr 2021 – This time, the issue is not a bubble in the housing market but rather apparent widespread inflation of the value of commercial businesses, on which loans are based.

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(Português) Joaquin Phoenix e Leonardo DiCaprio pedem que Biden não faça acordo com Bolsonaro em relação à Amazônia
David Arioch | Vegazeta – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

22 abril 2021 – Artistas acusam Bolsonaro de cumplicidade na destruição da Amazônia, permitindo que o fogo consuma milhões de hectares de floresta.

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The Rentier Resurgence and Takeover: Finance Capitalism vs. Industrial Capitalism
Michael Hudson - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

Marx and many of his less radical contemporary reformers saw the historical role of industrial capitalism as being to clear away the legacy of feudalism – the landlords, bankers and monopolists extracting economic rent without producing real value. But that reform movement failed. Today, the Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIRE) sector has regained control of government, creating neo-rentier economies.

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Dr Maung Zarni Shares His Expert View of the Burmese Military
FORSEA - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

21 Apr 2021 – Zarni argues that contrary to the view of western journalists and Burma experts, which promotes the empirically false conception of the Tatmadaw as “the glue” that keeps the country’s ethnic groups together, the Tatmadaw has been the single most divisive and destabilising institution in the diverse ethnic nations that formed a voluntary Union of Burma in the last days of the British rule post-WWII.

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The Stoic Antidote to Frustration: Marcus Aurelius on How to Keep Your Mental Composure and Emotional Equanimity When People Let You Down
Maria Popova | Brain Pickings – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

The art of tempering your fury with an infuriating existential truth. The vast majority of our mental, emotional, and spiritual suffering comes from the violent collision between our expectations and reality. As we dust ourselves off amid the rubble, bruised and indignant, we further pain ourselves with the exertion of staggering emotional energy on outrage at how reality dared defy what we demanded of it.

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