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Nobel Peace Nominations 2023 – Deadline 31 January
Fredrik S. Heffermehl | Nobel Peace Prize Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

Nobel Peace Prize Watch will encourage all with nomination rights to nominate a candidate within the original intention of Alfred Nobel for peace by global demilitarization and those who have worked to «reduce or abolish standing armies.»

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Conjoining the Incommensurables at the WEF Davos Forum of 2023
Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

Freudian Economics Underlying Stakeholder Capitalism

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Lifting the Curtain: Barbara Walters
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

21 Jan 2023 – This post is a departure from my usual focus on current political concerns. It attempts a mini-exploration of the public/private interface of a news and entertainment celebrity, especially known for her ability to go ‘persona,’ and even enter intimate terrain with some of the most famous political leaders of our time.

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Peace at Gregorian Christmas (Part 2): The Evolution of Christmas in the 21st Century
Prof Hoosen Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

The beginnings of traditional Christmas as celebrated by the majority of Christians.

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USA 2023: 34 Mass Shootings in First Three Weeks (1.5 carnages/day)
Paul LeBlanc | CNN - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

23 Jan 2023 – At least 10 people are dead and 10 injured after a mass shooting in Monterey Park, California, on Saturday 21 Jan night. BREAKING NEWS: Shooting Leaves at Least 12 Injured in Louisiana on Sunday 22 Jan 2023.

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(Italiano) Immanuel Wallerstein su sinistra e destra globali
Johan Galtung | Centro Studi Sereno Regis –TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

Crisi, appunto. La via d’uscita è un discorso nuovo, meno materiale, più spirituale; qualcosa per cui vivere, non solo da. In questo momento Wallerstein vede il capitalismo in crisi senza rimedio–di cui non sono così sicuro–e anche l’egemonia americana in crisi senza rimedio–una visione che condivido–, come la caduta di un impero per il quale i locali le élite erano solite uccidere e governare; ora deve fare la maggior parte degli omicidi da solo.

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The Plague of Social Isolation
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

21 Jan 2023 – The rupture of social bonds and loss of community, caused by the decades-long assault on the poor and working class and the ravages of the pandemic, have resulted in a dangerous social isolation.

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The Secretive Legal Weapon That Fossil Fuel Interests Use against Climate-Conscious Countries
Lois Parshley | Grist - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

17 Jan 2023 – Investor-state dispute settlements increasingly allow oil and gas investors to sue countries over their climate policies.

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U.S. Mercenaries in Ukraine Are Fighting Each Other in Court
Peter Maass | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

20 Jan 2023 – Amid accusations of fraud and sexual misconduct, the U.S. military vets founders of the high-profile Mozart Group are waging a personal war back home.

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The Occident Is Now Militarising Itself to Death for a Second Time
Jan Oberg, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

May Others Learn to Avoid That Fate – If we survive the demise of the global US Empire and concomitantly of NATO, a new much more balanced, multipolar, cooperative and peaceful world becomes thinkable, desirable and possible.

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Proxy War: US Announces Massive $2.5 Billion Weapons Package for Ukraine
Dave DeCamp | Antiwar - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

19 Jan 2023 – The package will include more Bradley armored vehicles and for the first time, Stryker armored vehicles.

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(Português) Merecemos ainda continuar sobre a Terra?
Leonardo Boff – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

20 jan 2023 – Sou um pessimista esperançado. Pessimista face à realidade perversa sob a qual vivemos e sofremos. Esperançado porque creio que o ser humano pode mudar a partir de uma nova consciência e no Criador que desta crise e eventualmente de uma ruína pode construir ou tipo de seres  humanos, mais fraternos entre si e respeitosos da Casa Comum.

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Solving the Debt Crisis the North American Way
Ellen Brown | Web of Debt – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

20 Jan 2023 – Our forefathers turned their debts into currency. That Constitutional approach could work today.

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Free Julian Assange: The Belmarsh Tribunal at the National Press Club Washington DC
Pressenza Int'l Press Agency - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

21 Jan 2023 – Chaired by Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!) and Srećko Horvat (philosopher co-founder of DiEM25), the Tribunal included testimony from Julian’s father John Shipton.

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The Language Factor
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

The world over, languages play a dominant role in the history, culture, education and academic work of nations. One can see several examples in everyday lives of people. 

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Promoting Falsehoods and Marginalizing Truth-Tellers
Nolan Higdon and Mickey Huff | Project Censored - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

17 Jan 2023 – WaPo’s Revelations about Russiagate Reporting Failures Typify Legacy Media Failures

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Land of the Fee, Home of the Depraved
Mr. Fish | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

10 Jan 2023 – Who is in charge?

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The WEF and WHO – Are They Running a Death Cult? A WHO/Pharma Controlled Worldwide Tyrannical “Health System”
Peter Koenig | Global Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

10 Jan 2023 – Let us never let an abject power-hungry non-elected criminal like Klaus Schwab, with his roots in the Third Reich, and his NGO, the World Economic Forum, dominate humanity. May sheer solidarity, togetherness of thought and will power, overcome the pathological objectives of the psychopaths’ wish for power and money dominance.

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Kids These Days
Caitlin Johnstone - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

Well you know kids these days they’re so entitled
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They’ll quit a job just because they don’t like it
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or because it doesn’t pay enough
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US Installs New Nukes in Europe: As Destructive as 83 Hiroshima Bombs
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

20 Jan 2023 – As if the 100 billion dollars that the United States has so far provided to Ukraine in both weapons and aid were not enough, the US has now started to install in Europe its brand new, more destructive nuclear warheads.

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Empire by Invitation
Samar Al-Bulushi | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

19 Jan 2023 – African leaders are asking for more U.S. counterterrorism support. They should be careful what they wish for.

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(Italiano) In mezzo all’internet delle cose
Elena Camino | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

18 Gennaio 2023 – Quali implicazioni nel vivere in ‘smart cities’, immersi nelle onde, in mezzo all’’internet delle cose’?

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Why War?
Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

Letters between Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud, 1932

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Harry the ‘Traitor’ and Lynch ‘the Grinch’: The Corporate Media’s Automatic Smear Machine
Media Lens - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

19 Jan 2023 – Whatever we think of the Harry and Meghan Markle saga, it matters when the son of the current king and brother of the future king writes in his new book, ‘Spare’: “Does the Crown generate tourism income that benefits all? Of course. Does it also rest upon lands obtained and secured when the system was unjust and wealth was generated by exploited workers and thuggery, annexation and enslaved people? Can anyone deny it?”

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Stop the Violence against the Peruvian People and the Journalists!
Defend Democracy Press - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

18 Jan 2023 – We, communicators and journalists (below), repudiate the brutal violence against the Peruvian people by the security forces and the disturbing attacks against journalists and photographers who seek to tell the truth about what is happening in the country.

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Imagining an Economy Where You Don’t Have to Buy Anything
The Story of Stuff Project – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

21 Dec 2022 – What if we didn’t have to spend money on the things we need, getting them instead from our neighbors? That’s what the Buy Nothing Project set out to create. With hundreds of groups around the world, the infrastructure of Buy Nothing could transform our economy.

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All Quiet (Panic) on the Western Front–The Davos Freak Show
Pepe Escobar | Global Research – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

17 Jan 2023 – How to Monetize the Whole World – The mainstream media spinning non-stop for a week all the “news” to extol new declinations of The Great Reset, re-baptized The Great Narrative, framed as a benign offer by “stakeholder capitalism”.

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Climate Change
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

19 Jan 2023 – The World Economic Forum has been discussing world problems for just about as long as ExxonMobil has been lying about climate change. Greenland just had its hottest decade in 1,000 years and that its massive ice sheet is rapidly melting, causing more sea level rise. Catastrophic climate disruption is here, and disruptors like Greta Thunberg are clearly not the ones who should be arrested.

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Moderna Wants to Quadruple the Price of Its Covid-19 Vaccine as Hundreds Die per Day
Bradley Blankenship | RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

18 Jan 2023 – With the US federal government’s stock of vaccines for residents running out, Moderna now plans to raise the cost of its vaccine from $26 to up to $130 in a decision that understandably has North Americans pissed.

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Peru’s Natural Resources: CIA-linked US Ambassador Meets with Mining and Energy Ministers to Talk ‘Investments’
Ben Norton | Geopolitical Economy Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

20 Jan 2023 – Peru has large reserves of copper, gold, zinc, silver, lead, iron, and natural gas. After a coup overthrew left-wing President Pedro Castillo on 7 Dec 2022, the US ambassador, CIA veteran Lisa Kenna, met with mining and energy ministers to discuss “investments”. Europe is importing Peruvian LNG to replace Russian energy.

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Want to Be a True Feminist Ally? Learn from These Men
Julie Bindel | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

A new generation of pro-feminist men is defying stereotypes and combating sexist violence. This battle is not about hating men but about ensuring the rights of women, and I am seeing more men join the fight. That all men who identify as anti-sexist stand up and be counted.

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Davos: Gates, Schwab, Global Elites Face Growing Criticism of Their ‘Master the Future’ Agenda
Michael Nevradakis, Ph.D. - The Defender - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

18 Jan 2023 – Thousands of prominent political and business figures are congregating in Davos, Switzerland, this week for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, as critics accused them of “centralizing power into the possession of hand-picked global elites.”

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Japan Reenlists as Washington’s Spear-Carrier
Patrick Lawrence | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

21 Jan 2023 – It is always the same when Japanese premiers travel to Washington to summit [submit?] at the White House. Nothing seems to happen and nobody pays much attention even when important things happen, when we should all pay attention.

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Conscious Peace: World Peace Depends upon Our Collective Consciousness
William T. Hathaway – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

Recent research has shown that the effects don’t stop with the individual. Large groups of people meditating together produce coherence and stability not just in themselves but also in the society around them.

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Time for Action is Now: What Will Happen after the ICJ Delegitimizes Israel’s Occupation of Palestine
Ramzy Baroud | Politics for the People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

11 Jan 2023 – The ICJ’s opinion is very important, but without meaningful action, a legal opinion alone will not reverse the sinister reality on the ground in Palestine, especially when this reality is bankrolled, supported and sustained by Washington and Israel’s other western allies.

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‘Jaw-Dropping’ Evidence Syngenta Knew Its Paraquat Weedkiller Could Cause Parkinson’s
Suzanne Burdick, Ph.D. | The Defender - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

19 Jan 2023 – Internal documents show Swiss chemical giant Syngenta and Chevron USA for decades covered up research showing long-term exposure to the weedkiller Paraquat could cause Parkinson’s disease, investigative journalist Carey Gillam shows.

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Macron Wants to Double French Military Spending
David William | Defend Democracy Press - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

20 Jan 2023 – Armaments: France wants to increase military spending to 400 billion.

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Censorship
Cory Doctorow – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

Wall Graffiti Spray: “The problem with Censorship is” with a solid black square after, to represent a blacked out line and loss of information from censorship.

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Covid-19 Drugmakers Pressured Twitter to Censor Activists Pushing for Generic Vaccine
Lee Fang | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

16 Jan 2023 – The social media pressure campaign was just a part of the pharmaceutical industry’s successful lobbying blitz to retain patents — and make obscene record profits.

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Teach your Children (Music Video of the Week)
Crosby, Stills and Nash - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

1970 Live – Legendary singer-songwriter David Crosby died on 18 Jan 2023. He was 81. RIP
Click on Watch on YouTube and Enjoy –> Inspiring Song

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The Tragic Miracle of Consciousness: John Steinbeck on the True Meaning and Purpose of Hope
Maria Popova | The Marginalian – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

“Hope is a diagnostic human trait and this simple cortex symptom seems to be a prime factor in our inspection of our universe.”

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What Price “Defense”?
William D. Hartung | TomDispatch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

17 Jan 2023 – Going Down the Military Drain– US Costly, Dysfunctional Approach to Security Is Making Us Ever Less Safe

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New US Nuclear Weapons on European Soil: A Violation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty
Tica Font | Pressenza - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

21 Jan 2023 – The US has begun to replace its nuclear weapons on European soil with more modern ones. It is replacing the B61-3, B61-4 and B61-7 thermonuclear bombs with the B61-12, which has become the main US and NATO air-launched nuclear weapon.

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Have We Reached ‘Peak Meat’? Why One Country Is Trying to Limit Its Number of Livestock
Senay Boztas | The Guardian - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

16 Jan 2023 – Dutch farms are feeling the squeeze from EU rules and need to make sweeping changes to the farm system – could a huge producer like the US follow suit?

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Israeli Settler Colonialism and Apartheid: Poised for Victory or Defeat?
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

13 Jan 2023 – Anyone with but half eye open during the last several decades should by now be aware of the existence of an undisclosed Zionist Long Game that preceded the establishment of Israel in 1948,  and remains currently very much alive. It aims at extending Israeli sovereignty over the whole of Occupied Palestine.

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The Reusable Shipping Bags That Could Solve Online Shopping’s Plastic Problem
The Story of Stuff Project – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

1 Dec 2022 – Companies like RePack are beginning to offer an innovative new business model, leasing reusable bags to retailers that sell goods online. Using a service like RePack can save up to 80% of CO2 emissions from shipping and reduce packaging waste by 99%.

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Why Europe Won’t Decouple from the United States – unless Two Things Happen
Jan Oberg, Ph.D. | The Transnational – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

6 Jan 2023 – This article was published yesterday, 5 Jan, by the very important Chinese “Global Times” under the headline, ‘Two Reasons That Europe Would Be Forced to Decouple from the US.’

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What the Rioters in Brazil Learned from North Americans
Anne Applebaum | The Atlantic – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

9 Jan 2023 – Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters showed that antidemocratic revolutions can be contagious too.

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The Forgotten Journalists (Part 2): The Quartering of Jamal Khashoggi
Prof Hoosen Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

The Silence of the Nations: The Quartering of Jamal Khashoggi on 2 Oct 2018–May His Soul Rests in Peace – The Middle Eastern Hit Squads are a Commonly Used Mechanism to Terminate Dissidents

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How Western Sanctions Blow Back, Hurting Europe, Deepening Asian Integration
Renate Bridenthal | Geopolitical Economy Report - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

11 Jan 2023 – Western sanctions led Russia to greatly increase trade with Asia, while devastating Europe’s economy. The US tech war against China is damaging its own industry.

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Biden Tramples on Japan’s Post-WWII Pacifist Constitution by Pushing Country’s Rearmament
Sara Flounders | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

9 Jan 2023 – Main target is China in dangerously provocative policy that faces no visible domestic opposition in the U.S.

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Grandson of Charles de Gaulle, an Old CIA Nemesis, Condemns West’s Policy in Ukraine
Jeremy Kuzmarov | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

11 Jan 2023 – Pierre de Gaulle, grandson of former French President Charles de Gaulle, has said the U.S. and NATO triggered the Ukraine conflict and are making Europeans suffer by fueling and waging a pre-planned economic war against Russia.

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How the Workers’ Parliaments Saved the Cuban Revolution
Pedro Ross Leal | Monthly Review – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

13 Jan 2023 – A Rare Look from Inside Cuba: In highlighting the little-known role of the Cuban working class during the Special Period, the author has produced a book essential to understanding the survival of revolutionary Cuba.

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Immanuel Wallerstein on the Global Left and Right
Johan Galtung - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

Crisis, indeed. The way out is a new discourse, less material, more spiritual; something to live for, not only from. Right now Wallerstein sees capitalism in crisis with no remedy–of which I am not so sure–and the US hegemony also in a crisis with no remedy–a view I share–, as the fall of an empire for which local elites used to kill and rule; now having to do most killings itself.

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Biden’s War (Part 2)
Stephanie Hiller – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

14 Jan 2023 – We tend to view our political leaders as actors in an ideological drama: beautifully attired, faces polished by make-up to look real. But we forget that they are human. Is it not possible for grown men to talk to each other from their hearts?

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Top 20 Most Cringeworthy Zelensky PR Moments
Caitlin Johnstone - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

14 Jan 2023 – One of the most cringeworthy and degrading aspects of the globe-spanning narrative control campaign surrounding the US empire’s proxy war in Ukraine has been the way the nation’s president Volodymyr Zelensky has been turned into an ever-present corporate mascot for the most aggressive ad campaign ever devised.

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‘The Government Killed Him’: A Tribute to Activist and Programmer Aaron Swartz 10 Years after His Death
Maximillian Alvarez | The Real News Network – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

13 Jan 2023 – As a computer programmer, Swartz changed the internet forever and fiercely fought against the privatization of knowledge. The federal government persecuted him for it until his death by suicide in 2013.

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Seeing Is Believing: What the Data Reveal about Deaths Following COVID Vaccine Rollouts around the World
Gavin de Becker | The Defender – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

9 Jan 2023 – Why would so many countries big and small, rich and poor, in different parts of the world, some with congested cities, some sparsely populated, cold weather or hot weather, tropical or desert, high altitude or low altitude, small islands or landlocked — why would they all see increases in COVID-19 deaths after mass vaccination?

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After 50 Years of Failed Environmental Diplomacy, We Need to Ask the Obvious Question: “Who Owns the World?”
Ole von Uexkull | Right Livelihood – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

31 Dec 2022 – Half a century ago, 122 countries met in Stockholm for the first UN Conference on the Environment. Last June, the Swedish government hosted an anniversary summit with no political clout or ambition. This was emblematic of the failure of 50 years of environmental diplomacy due to the fact that our leaders have consistently avoided the central question – that of justice.

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African Solutions to African Problems: Let the African Union Resolve the GERD Dispute!
Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

9 Jan 2023 – Following the US-Africa Summit last month, the million dollar question is whether Ethiopia and the US have kissed and made up. Is the Biden administration a “friend” of Ethiopia?

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Genetic Engineering Gives Scientists ‘God-like Power’–but Is It Ethical?
Dan Falk | Undark - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

10 Jan 2023 – In his new book, “As Gods: A Moral History of the Genetic Age,” Matthew Cobb, a biologist and historian at the University of Manchester, takes an in-depth look at the turbulent history of genetic engineering.

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How Safe Can We Really Be?
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

11 Jan 2023 – What is freedom–the freedom to be armed and able to defend yourself? Does one man’s freedom force the rest of us to watch their country turn into a John Wayne movie?… And the strongman may kill his enemies, but he can’t kill the paradox.

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The Psychology of Veridos™ (Seekers of Truth and Justice)
Diane Perlman, Ph.D.  | CoronaWise - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

9 Jan 2023 – A Study of Moral Heroism of the 5% or less – A courageous vocal minority has arisen in the face of relentless opposition, demonization, censorship and punishment to challenge the official Covid narrative, to speak out and work for truth, justice, health and freedom.

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Venezuela: Guaidó Is Gone, but Media Dishonesty Is Here to Stay
Ricardo Vaz | FAIR-Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

11 Jan 2023 – The latest iteration of Washington’s regime-change efforts against the democratically elected Venezuelan government came to an end. On 30 Dec an opposition-controlled parliament voted to end the US-backed “interim government” headed by Juan Guaidó.

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MLK: Beyond Vietnam… to Ukraine
Rick Sterling – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

16 Apr 2023 – In April 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered an eloquent and stirring denunciation of the Vietnam War and US militarism in his “Beyond Vietnam” speech, which is relevant to today’s war in Ukraine. Exactly one year after delivering the speech at Riverside Church, Luther King was assassinated. 

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Why China’s Belt and Road Initiative-BRI Is Back with a Bang in 2023
Pepe Escobar | The Cradle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

6 Jan 2023 – As Beijing’s BRI enters its 10th year, a strong Sino-Russian geostrategic partnership has revitalized the BRI across the Global South.

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Net Zero Will Lead to the End of Modern Civilization, Says Top Scientist
Chris Morrison | Daily Sceptic - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

10 Jan 2023 – A damning indictment of the Net Zero political project has been made by one of the world’s leading nuclear physicists. In a recently published science paper, Dr. Wallace Manheimer said it would be the end of modern civilisation.

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Hypocritical or Psychopathic?
Carlos Latuff - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

… or Both?

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Farruca: Flamenco Dance (Music Video of the Week)
Melina Najjar – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

Dancer: Melina Najjar
Guitarist: Yazan Ibrahim

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Bloom
Emily Dickinson – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

Without flowers, there would be no us.
No poetry.
No science.
No music.

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Yemen War Continues Beyond Media Spotlight
Felix Abt | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

11 Jan 2023 – The Washington Post even gives positive spin by suggesting that the war has improved gender equality in devastated country.

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T-shirts
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

These days, most young people wear interesting t-shirts that have sometimes photos of Spiderman or some other popular character that children like.

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Europe and the Legitimization of Deception
Patrick Lawrence | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

8 Jan 2023 – The U.S. has long practiced the diplomacy of no diplomacy. You can’t expect much from bimbos such as Antony Blinken or Wendy Sherman, his No. 2 at the State Department. All they can do is roar, even if they are mice next to any serious diplomat. 

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Meditation: A Lifeline to Sanity in a World Gone Crazy
William T. Hathaway – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

We need to stay grounded in ourselves so we can act effectively amid all the seismic shocks that keep rolling through us. Meditation helps us develop an inner unshakability, a great asset in times like these.

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World Peace and Conflict Resolution: Ukraine, Russia, and We the People
Mahboob A. Khawaja, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

Voices of the Oppressed

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US Threatens African Countries, Demanding to End Relations with Russia
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | InfoBrics - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

11 Jan 2023 – On 9 Jan, the Wall Street Journal reported that relations USA – South Africa are tense: Last month a South African naval base received a Russian cargo ship sanctioned by Washington, with no public information about the contents on the vessel.

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Itamar Ben Gvir Just Banned the Palestinian Flag
Mariam Barghouti | Mondoweiss - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

9 Jan 2023 – Today the Israeli Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben Gvir, banned the display of the Palestinian flag in all public spaces. This order is one in a recent string of escalating attacks on Palestinians by the newly formed ultra-rightwing Israeli government. 

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Glenn Greenwald: US Government Doesn’t Care about Spreading Democracy
Tucker Carlson interviews Glenn Greenwald | FOX News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

9 Dec 2022 – The USA is spreading democracy on the other side of the world by sending billions of taxpayers’ dollars in weapons to Ukraine, whose war is being orchestrated and fueled by US and NATO. If you want to believe the fairy tale that the US government goes to war to spread democracy, then Ukraine is not the place for you.

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Beyond Geopolitics: Re-Examining Russia’s BRICS Relationship
Lucas Dias Rodrigues dos Santos | E-IR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

20 Dec 2022 – The BRICS have come a long way (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). Despite the differences, they have deepened their relationship with regular meetings (from leaders’ summits to scientific cooperation), and jointly-run institutions (New Development Bank-NDB). Argentina and Iran have applied to join.

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At School
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

Teacher: “What a pair of strange socks you are wearing, one is green the other is blue with red spots!”

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Consciousness: Viññana Sutta
Buddha Sutra – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

“Monks, eye-consciousness is inconstant, changeable, alterable. Ear-consciousness… Nose-consciousness… Tongue-consciousness… Body-consciousness… Intellect-consciousness is inconstant, changeable, alterable.”

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Hope . . . An Implacable Cosmos-Endowed Vitalism
Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

A 2023 national Gallup Poll in the USA revealed that North Americans are very pessimistic regarding 2023. Across all demographic markers, a majority “predict negative conditions in 12 of 13 economic, political, societal and international arenas.” ‘Hope’ appears to be absent or insufficient for mediating or mollifying pessimism.

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Russia-Ukraine War: How the US Paved the Way to Moscow’s Invasion
Jonathan Cook – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

10 Jan 2023 – Nearly a year after Russia’s invasion, the western narrative of an ‘unprovoked’ attack has become impossible to sustain.

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Brazil’s Lula: “Join Us in a Great Collective Effort against Inequality”
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil | Jacobin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

6 Jan 2023 – In a landmark inauguration speech, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva lays out his agenda for a more just Brazil and a new internationalism.

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With Echoes of Jan. 6, Thousands of Bolsonaro Supporters Storm Presidential Offices
Julia Conley | Common Dreams - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

9 Jan 2023 – “The insurrection in Brazil can be directly tied to Trump and the Republicans’ emboldening of fascism and violent extremism,” said one progressive U.S. lawmaker. Lula was in São Paulo at the time of the attack and Congress was not in session.

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George Harrison’s Search for a Higher Truth
George Harrison | T&H Inspiration - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

An eye-opening and moving talk from Beatle George Harrison (1943-2001) on truth, life, change and consciousness. Let’s remember the messages he had to share with the world: “It’s all in the mind.”

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The UN General Assembly Drags Israel to the World Court
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | JUST - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

4 Jan 2023 – The UNGA voted last week to refer Israel to the ICC (World Court) for its ongoing violation of the right of the Palestinian people in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza. Before we analyse the significance of the vote, let us probe the actual voting pattern.

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(Norsk-Norwegian) Fredspioneren Johan Galtung 92 år!
Antonio C. S. Rosa | Redaktør – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

‘Fader of Peace Studies’ feirer sin 92-årsdag. Som 24-åring ble han fengslet i 6 måneder som militærnekter i Norge. I fengsel skrev han, sammen med Arne Næss, sin første bok: Gandhi’s Political Ethics. I dag har han bidratt med mer enn 170 bøker; over 1500 artikler, artikler og bokkapitler; og over 500 redaksjoner for TRANSCEND Media Service om freds- og konfliktstudier, mekling og relaterte spørsmål. GRATULERER med dagen, JOHAN!

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Can NATO and the Pentagon Find a Diplomatic Off-Ramp from the Ukraine War?
Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

3 Jan 2023 – The precarious fine line the US and NATO are walking in Ukraine, caught between their commitment to an open-ended, ever-escalating war and the existential danger of nuclear war. The dichotomy between the sober assessments of senior military officials and the policy choices of their political bosses.

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Harvard University Succumbs
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

7 Jan 2023 – Harvard University Withdraws a Fellowship from Kenneth Roth & Human Rights Watch

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Looking Forward to 2023
David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

1 Jan 2023 – Before looking forward to 2023, let’s look back at 2022 from the perspective of the culture of peace.

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‘Hallelujah Chorus’ from Handel’s Messiah (Music Video of the Week)
Royal Choral Society – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

The Royal Choral Society has performed Handel’s Messiah on Good Friday at the Royal Albert Hall every year since 1876. This clip features the glorious Hallelujah Chorus with the choir. Students from the City of London School for Girls joined the choir for this performance.

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Trying to Predict the Future
John Scales Avery, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

3 Jan 2023 – I announce the publication of a new eBook entitled “Trying to Predict the Future”. It may be downloaded and circulated free of charge.

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If You Wouldn’t Ask Hannibal Lecter to Stop Mass Atrocities, Don’t Ask “The International Community”
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

4 Jan 2023 – The hope that the U.S. will intervene anywhere in the world for humanitarian reasons is misguided in the extreme. Claims of concern are always a ruse hiding ulterior motives. Imperialist actions are antithetical to human needs.

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The Old Use the Young to Wage War: “Thank You Sir, May I Have Another?”
Vern Loomis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

“With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.” Oscar Wilde’s wry observation highlights an obvious truth: age alone does not confer wisdom or any other desirable trait. The powerful and elderly decision-makers of the world demonstrate the disconnect between age and wisdom with every war.

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Spiritual Evolution
Unknown - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

Indeed

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The Sino-Russian Summit You Didn’t Read About
Patrick Lawrence | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

4 Jan 2023 – The New York Times coverage of the recent summit between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping misses some of its most important details.

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Happy Reading
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

Most countries have many festivals–some peculiar to the country others related to prominent religions. We celebrated the Sikh festival Gurupurab recently on November 8.

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Brazil Has a New President, and a Renewed Chance to Save the Amazon
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

5 Jan 2023 – The victory in Brazil’s presidential race by Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva may be one of the most momentous events in modern world history. Lula returned for a third term and has pledged to protect the Amazon and the indigenous communities that have long stewarded the forest.

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They Write Themselves (Part 2)
Tom Tomorrow | Daily Kos – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

2 Jan 2023 – Are You Kidding?

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