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This Simple Move by China Could Demolish the EU’s Aggressive Agenda
Timur Fomenko | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Dec 2023

29 Nov 2023 – Beijing announced that the citizens of Portugal, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain will be allowed to visit China for a 15-day period visa-free. It may throw a spanner in the works of the rhetoric about a “closed” and “bad-for-business” Beijing.

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West Votes against Democracy, Human Rights, Cultural Diversity at UN–Promotes Mercenaries, Sanctions
Ben Norton | Geopolitical Economy Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Dec 2023

26 Nov 2023 – The West voted [as a block] against the rest of the world on United Nations General Assembly resolutions opposing democracy, human rights, and cultural diversity, while supporting mercenaries and unilateral coercive measures (sanctions).

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Media’s Fatal Compromises
Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Dec 2023

28 Nov 2023 – The practice of “embedding” struck me as a repellent compromise with power. It is no longer enough to tether correspondents to the perspective of the military from whose side they report. We are on the way to huge, bloody, consequential wars fought without any witnesses.

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IDF Knew Real Hamas HQ while Lying about al-Shifa
Gareth Porter | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Nov 2023

23 Nov 2023 – While lying to the world that Hamas HQ was under al-Shifa Hospital, the IDF had already found the actual command center 8.5 km away.

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Israel’s War on Hospitals
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Nov 2023

20 Nov 2023 – Israel is carrying out a campaign to make Gaza uninhabitable. This campaign includes destroying all of Gaza’s hospitals. The message Israel is sending is clear – Nowhere is safe. If you stay you die.

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Activating the Genocide Convention
Craig Murray | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Nov 2023

19 Nov 2023 – There is no room to doubt that Israel’s bombing of Palestinian civilians and depriving them of food, water and other necessities of life are grounds to invoke the 1948 Genocide Convention. 

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Thankfulness Buried in the Rubble
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Nov 2023

22 Nov 2023 – Much as I love Thanksgiving, I find myself struggling to let a sense of thankfulness flow, because when I do–and doing so has always been a crucial part of the holiday–my gratitude for my blessings starts to feel more like luck and, even worse, privilege. Yeah, how nice.

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The Life and Public Assassination of President John F. Kennedy by the CIA
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Nov 2023

23 Nov 2023 – Why Pres. Kennedy was publicly murdered by the CIA sixty years ago has never been more important. There is nothing to debate unless one is some sort of intelligence operative, has an obsession, or is out to make a name or a buck.

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US Blows Off the Whole World to Punish Cuba
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Nov 2023

15 Nov 2023 – On Nov 2, the UNGA voted overwhelmingly for a resolution calling on the US to lift the trade embargo against Cuba that John Kennedy imposed in 1962. The US and Israel were the only two nations to vote no, with Ukraine abstaining. Total dependence creates total compliance.

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Pro-Palestine Protests Are Ignored by the Western Elite, and It May Be a Fatal Mistake
Bradley Blankenship | RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Nov 2023

15 Nov 2023 – Liberal democracy is being destroyed from within by leaders who refuse to stand up to Israel despite public pressure.

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Israel Is Shutting Down Its Human Laboratory in Gaza
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Nov 2023

17 Nov 2023 – Israel uses Palestinians imprisoned in Gaza as human guinea pigs for its weapons and technology industries.

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Anyone Who Believes in the Hollywood Image of the CIA Should Come to Serbia—Where the Agency Has Long Aligned with One of the Country’s Most Notorious Criminal Gangs
Olga Peterson | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Nov 2023

11 Nov 2023 – Most people tend to believe that the CIA is just an intelligence service, gathering information to enable better public policy. However, its real purpose is to engage in political skullduggery and subvert or destabilize other countries in order to help facilitate the goal of U.S. global domination and hegemony.

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Will Palestine Ever Be Free? Understanding Elite Strategy in the Global Context
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Nov 2023

17 Nov 2023 – How the genocidal assault on Gaza and the ongoing military attacks on the occupied West Bank constitute a fundamental threat to the people of Palestine while at the same time they are only a local manifestation of the wider assault on humanity.

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The Horror, The Horror
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Nov 2023

11 Nov 2023 – Israel’s genocidal attacks, killing hundreds of Palestinians a day, including some 160 children, have expanded to shelling the remaining hospitals in Gaza. Israel’s orgy of death will not crush Hamas. Hamas is an idea. This idea is fed on the blood of martyrs. Israel is giving Hamas an abundant supply.

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An Epistle to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Nov 2023

10 Nov 2023 – Seeing you stumble on your way by throwing your full support to the Zionist leaders of Israel has been a body blow to me. That you have not defended the children of Gaza and condemned their massacre by the thousands has shocked and sickened me.

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Militarism vs. Our Shared Humanity
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Nov 2023

8 Nov 2023 – If you don’t care about the victims, the dehumanization process kicks in and, if you’re reading about it on the Internet or watching it on TV, it starts morphing into a video game. Crash, boom, hooray! This is war and we’ve got no choice but to win, no matter the cost.

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Letter to the Children of Gaza
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Nov 2023

8 Nov 2023 – Dear child. We have failed you. This is the awful guilt we carry. We tried. But we did not try hard enough. We will write and film. This is what we do. It is not much. But it is something. We will tell your story again. Maybe it will be enough to earn the right to ask for your forgiveness.

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Will David again Slay Goliath?
Steve Corbett | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Nov 2023

2 Nov 2023 – Lambs being led to the slaughter, these and countless other children need all the good shepherds we can provide to protect them before desperation and suffering drive them to kill in the name of the free Palestine they deserve. Peace, not war, is always worth the effort.

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Conflating Jewish and Pro-Israel Is Wrong and Misleading
Ari Paul | Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Nov 2023

6 Nov 2023 – As protests erupt worldwide against Israel’s ferocious bombardment and invasion of Gaza, US media ponder how this impacts Jewish people. The way this is framed completely mischaracterizes Jewish opinion, falsely acting as if it is unquestionably unified in support of Israeli military attacks.

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Good Times for the Military-Industrial Complex
William D. Hartung | TomDispatch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Nov 2023

But Is It Truly the Arsenal of Democracy?

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Israel’s Final Solution for the Palestinians
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2023

3 Nov 2023 – When Jewish extremists, fanatic Zionists, religious zealots, ultranationalists and crypto-fascists in the apartheid state of Israel say they want to wipe Gaza off the face of the earth, believe them.

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New Document Leak on Plan to Expel Gaza Population
Joe Lauria | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2023

30 Oct 2023 – A leaked document from the Israeli Ministry of Intelligence to an Israeli news site today lays out a plan to transfer more than 2 million Palestinians from Gaza to Egypt’s Sinai desert. [Moses, 13th century BCE, Redux]

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The Harmony Peace Prize 2023 – International Art Competition
Cristina Cabrejas-Artola – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2023

Nov 2023 – The theme of the Harmony Peace Prize 2023 was inspired by Lorenzo de Medici, the ruler of Florence who neutralised Naples and Rome’s military threat. His approach to harmony was influenced by the writings of Plato and Plotinus, two of the most prestigious Greek philosophers.

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The Math of Murder
The Dennis Kucinich Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2023

On Tue 31 Oct 2023, Israel bombed a Palestinian refugee camp with 100,000 inhabitants, producing a hellscape of casualties, buildings in collapse and a massive bomb crater to kill just one single Hamas commander. This annihilation of innocent civilians bombed into “collateral damage” does not support U.S., Israel or the West’s claim for moral high ground.

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Gaza Children Buried Alive, Buried Alive, Buried Alive
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2023

31 Oct 2023 – State Terrorism: As I watch the relentless airstrikes on Gaza, I can’t stop thinking about children trapped underneath the tons of concrete rubble and buried alive. Netanyahu, his generals, and President Biden must be prosecuted by the ICC for genocide and “collective punishment” — a scholarly way of describing mass murder of civilians. 

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Thou Shalt NOT Kill
The Dennis Kucinich Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2023

27 Oct 2023 – We are cartwheeling towards a massive East v. West war with religious and ethnic overtones. This seemingly inexorable March of (nuclear) Folly, will ultimately pit the USA/NATO militarily against China, Russia and their allies. Our survival depends upon surmounting moments such as these.

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Joe Biden Gives Speech Detached from Reality Justifying U.S. Support for Ukraine and Gaza Wars
Jeremy Kuzmarov | CovertAction Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2023

25 Oct 2023 – Right out of a George Orwell Novel – As the U.S. escalates its involvement in wars in Ukraine and Gaza, Joe Biden gave a speech at the Oval Office on 19 Oct trying to legitimize $106 billion for Ukraine, Israel, Gaza, Taiwan.

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Number of Planned Low-orbit Satellites Now Exceeds One Million
Arthur Firstenberg | Global Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2023

2 Nov 2023 – On Sunday [29 Oct], SpaceX launched 23 satellites from Cape Canaveral in the morning, and 22 more from Vandenberg Air Force Base in the evening. This brought the total number of operating satellites irradiating the Earth to about 8,800.

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Let’s Stop Dehumanizing the Future
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2023

1 Nov 2023 – We — by which I mean most of humanity — are still playing with the so-called “just war theory,” the intellectual justification for war dating back to St. Augustine and the early centuries of the Common Era.

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Guernica, Revisited
Daniel Medina | Racket Cartoons – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2023

23 Oct 2023 – Palestine

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Israel: What Really Happened on 7th October?
Sharmine Narwani and Robert Inlakesh | The Cradle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Oct 2023

24 Oct 2023 – Evidence is now emerging that up to half the Israelis killed were combatants; that Israeli forces were responsible for some of their own civilian deaths; and that Tel Aviv disseminated false ‘Hamas atrocities’ stories to justify its devastating air assault on Palestinian civilians in Gaza.

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Can You Believe They Attacked Us?
Daniel Medina | Racket Cartoons – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Oct 2023

10 Oct 2023 – Animals!!

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A Divided European Union Can’t Even Agree on Need for Ceasefire in Israeli Aggression against Gaza
Marc Martorell Junyent | Informed Comment - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Oct 2023

24 Oct 2023 – The European Union’s initial response to the Israel-Gaza atrocities has been chaotic. Shortly after the Hamas attack in Israel, the European Commission announced the suspension of “all payments” to the Palestinians. The EU is the biggest donor of aid to Palestinians in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

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Exterminate All the Brutes
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Oct 2023

28 Oct 2023 – All settler colonial projects, including Israel, reach a point when they embrace wholesale slaughter and genocide to eradicate a native population that refuses to capitulate.

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Igniting a Peace Fire, Even as War Rages
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Oct 2023

25 Oct 2023 – Here’s some advice about parenting: Write your child’s name on his or her leg or stomach, so that when your building is bombed, the child can be identified from the rubble. Mothers in southern Gaza are doing this now.

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Meanwhile at Lockheed Martin
Daniel Medina | Racket Cartoons – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2023

12 Oct 2023 – NO Joke

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A Blow to the Strategy of Power
Amos Gvirtz – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2023

16 Oct 2023 – Fifty years after the surprise of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Israel has once again been taken by surprise. Israel’s fundamental security conception – based solely on its military superiority vis-à-vis its enemies – has received a crushing blow. Peace is essential to our ability to survive in the Middle East.

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Israel’s Culture of Deceit
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2023

18 Oct 2023 – Israel, which always seeks to blame Palestinians for the atrocities it carries out, is the least trustworthy source about the bombing of the hospital in Gaza.

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“Peace, War, and 9/11”: A Cinematic Portrait of Graeme MacQueen, a Warrior for Peace
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2023

19 Oct 2023 – It is one thing to read a review of this important and compelling film and another to watch it.  The former fades into insignificance when one takes an hour-and-a-half to immerse oneself in its tragic yet revelatory story. 

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Let Them Eat Cement
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2023

22 Oct 2023 – Israel is not only decimating Gaza with airstrikes but employing the oldest and cruelest weapon of war — starvation. The U.S. and its Western allies are as morally bankrupt and as complicit in genocide as those who witnessed the Nazi Holocaust of the Jews and did nothing.

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Atrocity Propaganda
Elizabeth Vos | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2023

17 Oct 2023 – Israel and its supporters in the West are helping to provide psychological cover for an ongoing massacre of Palestinian civilians.

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Reporters without Borders Launches Global ‘Collateral Damage’ Campaign
RSF/Reporters Without Borders - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2023

18 Oct 2023 – Developed in partnership with the French advertising agency BETC, the campaign depicts Assange with his facial features made up of the logos of media organisations that initially ran stories based on WikiLeaks in 2010.

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Hell Is Not Predestined
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Oct 2023

11 Oct 2023 – Humanity’s cancer in Israel and Palestine: Missiles fly, hell makes global headlines, thousands die, many of them (oh God, of course) children. Israeli Defense Minister declares: “We are fighting human animals and we act accordingly. . . . We are imposing a complete siege on Gaza; no electricity, no food, no water, no fuel. Everything will be closed.”

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This Way for the Genocide, Ladies and Gentlemen
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Oct 2023

14 Oct 2023 – Washington and European governments are cheerleading Israel’s genocidal campaign in Gaza. The failure to intervene to halt the carnage threatens to ignite violence throughout the region.

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Palestinians Speak the Language of Violence Israel Taught Them
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Oct 2023

8 Oct 2023 – The indiscriminate shootings of Israelis by Hamas and other Palestinian resistance organizations, the kidnapping of civilians, the barrage of rockets into Israel, drone attacks on a variety of targets from tanks to automated machine gun nests, are the familiar language of the Israeli occupier.

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How the Fossil Fuel Industry Came to Love Climate Change
Gloria Guillo | Covert Action Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Oct 2023

6 Oct 2023 – Does the Threat of Climate Change Misdirect the Anti-War Movement?

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Avoiding World War III
Eric Herter | Peace & Planet News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Oct 2023

AI’s Thoughts on Peace – Can artificial intelligence communicate wisdom that has been ignored when it comes from the peace movement?

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Emerging Science: The True Precipitating Cause of Alzheimer’s May Be Much Simpler Than Previously Believed
Ben Bartee | Global Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Oct 2023

5 Oct 2023 – The mainstream medical community has long held that the buildup of amyloid and tau proteins in the brain is the precipitating cause of Alzheimer’s disease, but the true cause may be much simpler and, critically, much more simply prevented/treated.

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Palestinians Have a Legal Right to Armed Resistance against Israeli Colonialism
Ben Norton | Geopolitical Economy Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Oct 2023

8 Oct 2023 – International law clearly shows that the Palestinian people have a legal right to armed struggle against Israeli colonialism, just as South Africans did against Apartheid. Gaza suffers under an illegal Israeli blockade that even a former British prime minister recognized to be a “prison camp”. We look over the evidence.

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Fascism Comes to the USA
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Oct 2023

8 Oct 2023 – The failure of the liberal class to halt the corporate assault on working people has spawned an ascendant Christian fascism that is poised to seize power and radically reshape the United States of America.

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Dying for Inches in Ukraine
Caitlin Johnstone | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Oct 2023

30 Sep 2023 – That weapons systems are being tested on human bodies to the immense benefit of war profiteers over a completely avoidable and provoked war is nightmarishly depraved. 

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Peace Journalists in London and Vicinities
Alberto Portugheis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Oct 2023

I plan to organise a journalistic event (lectures, debate, party) but would like to hear first from Peace journalists interested in taking part.

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Why Our Popular Mass Movements Fail
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Oct 2023

1 Oct 2023 – The wave of global popular protests that erupted in 2010 and lasted a decade were extinguished. This means new tactics and new strategies.

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Waiting for an Apocalypse
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Oct 2023

Finding Hope Living Outside the Box

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From a German War Primer
Bertolt Brecht - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Oct 2023

Among the highly placed
It is considered low to talk about food.
The fact is: they have
Already eaten.

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Father of the Nation: Mahatma Gandhi’s Granddaughter Remembers Her Heroic Ancestor on the Anniversary of His Birth
Tara Gandhi-Bhattacharjee | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Oct 2023

2 Oct 2023 – Gandhi’s desire for harmony with nature and the environment remains significant with the current focus on climate action and sustainability.

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Menendez Bribery Scandal: Egypt versus Ethiopia
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Oct 2023

27 Sep 2023 – U.S. federal investigators caught New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez and his wife Nadine with $180,000 worth of gold bars, $550,000 in cash, plus furniture and a $60,000 Mercedes Benz that they didn’t pay for.

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The Real Message from the BRICS Summit
Prince Michael of Liechtenstein | BRICS Info Portal - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Oct 2023

28 Sep 2023 – Between 22-25 Aug, the BRICS – a loose association of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – held a summit in Johannesburg where some 30 other developing nations were invited to participate.

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BRICS+: Experts Explain What the Strategic Entry of Six New Nations Means for Bloc
Yusra Asif | Al Arabiya/BRICS Info Portal – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Sep 2023

19 Sep 2023 – Why these six countries? One of the prominent goals of BRICS is to enhance cross-border trade among member nations to boost the group economically and reduce the bloc’s reliance on the US dollar.

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Agreement Boosts Academic Mobility Across BRICS Borders
University World News | BRICS Info Portal - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Sep 2023

22 Sep 2023 – BRICS countries, a grouping of emerging economies, agreed to facilitate the recognition of academic qualifications among members to ensure the mobility of skilled professionals, academics and students.

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Australian Parliamentarians Speak Outside DOJ after Assange Talks
Consortium News | Popular Resistance - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Sep 2023

21 Sep 2023 – A delegation of six Australian members of Parliament are in Washington this week lobbying for the release of Julian Assange.

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The Elite’s 5,000-Year War on Your Mind Is Climaxing–Can We Defeat It? (Part 2)
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Sep 2023

10 Sep 2023 – Part 1 of this study introduced the subject and discussed the psychological and political methods used to control our minds. Part 2 will consider the medical and technological methods used and explain what is necessary to win this war.

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Humanitarian Imperialism Created the Libyan Nightmare
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Sep 2023

16 Sep 2023 – NATO’s military intervention in Libya in 2011, which overthrew the regime of Muammar Gaddafi, resulted in a chaotic and murderous failed state. Libyans pay a horrific price for this catastrophe.

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Another Magical JFK Assassination Pseudo-Debate and Limited Hangout
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Sep 2023

4 Sep 2023 – Much has been made of the simultaneous reports in The New York Times and Vanity Fair of a former Secret Service agent, Paul Landis, part of the security detail in Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. 

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Intra-BRICS Trade and Analysis 2023
Chris Devonshire-Ellis and Farzad Ramezani Bonesh | BRICS Information Portal - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Sep 2023

4 Sep 2023 – BRICS countries as a total currently includes about 26% of the total global land mass, and about 42% of the world’s population. This basic clout means that BRICS combined efforts in restructuring the global economy and strengthening economic and financial cooperation have been welcomed by many countries – and been viewed with suspicion elsewhere.

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The Elite’s 5,000-Year War on Your Mind Is Climaxing–Can We Defeat It? (Part 1)
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Sep 2023

“The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”
— Steve Biko, South African freedom fighter, beaten to death in an Apartheid prison cell in 1977

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In AI Regulation Coverage, Media Let US Lawmakers off the Hook
Julianne Tveten | FAIR Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Sep 2023

8 Sep 2023 – Corporate Press: ‘US Policymakers would like to place guardrails on artificial intelligence, but, given its novel and evolving nature, they’ll need more time.’ This narrative minimizes their responsibility— excusing, rather than interrogating, regulatory inertia.

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Media: Bad Faith & Blank Checks
Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Sep 2023

4 Sep 2023 – All mainstream journalism is “embedded journalism” now, for the battlefield is everywhere. An excerpt from Lawrence’s new book, ‘Journalists and Their Shadows.’

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Depleted Uranium Won’t Bring Peace to Ukraine
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Sep 2023

6 Sep 2023 – Militarism is obsolete, for God’s sake. Its technology is out of control. The latest news left me stunned and terror-stricken: “The Biden administration will send munitions containing depleted uranium to Ukraine, despite the dangers such weapons pose to civilians.”

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New BRICS Bloc Will Democratize World Economy and Global South Future
Pedro Mzileni | BRICS Information Portal - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Sep 2023

8 Sep 2023 – The addition of Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Argentina, Egypt, and Iran to the BRICS block is the consolidation of a struggle to end the domination of this planet by Washington. The future of the world is in the Global South.

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The Pedagogy of Power
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Sep 2023

10 Sep 2023 – The ruling classes always work to keep the powerless from understanding how power functions. This assault has been aided by a cultural left determined to banish “dead white male” philosophers.

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Why We Can’t Have World Peace
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Sep 2023

31 Aug 2023 – We can’t have world peace as long as the US government’s foreign policy is to (militarily) conquer the world. Western think tanks refer to this grandiose wet dream to dominate the world as US “exceptionalism” and “hegemony.”

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US Extends Science Pact with China: What It Means for Research
Natasha Gilbert and Gemma Conroy | Nature - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Sep 2023

25 Aug 2023 – The move is a stop-gap measure, and scientists warn that lack of a full renewal could damage research collaborations.

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Numbed by Numbers on the Way to the Digital Palace
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Sep 2023

Everybody knows that 2 + 2 = 4 since 4 = 2 + 2.  They know that excellent thing with certainty but generally fail to appreciate the charming nature of 2 + 2 = 5.  Tautologies are usually preferred to choices that seem to contradict the “laws of nature.” 

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Our Collective Trauma Is the Road to Tyranny
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Sep 2023

3 Sep 2023 – US society spawns trauma and this trauma expresses itself in a variety of self-destructive pathologies, including the erosion of democracy and rise of neo-fascism.

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Six Tropes to Look Out for in Western Media’s Distorted Palestine/Israel Coverage
Lara-Nour Walton | FAIR Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Aug 2023

Do Palestinians deserve to be free? “A complex and controversial issue,” says ChatGPT. Do Israelis deserve to be free? “Yes, like all people.,” affirms the AI gadget. “If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” — Malcolm X

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What Is a Hicks-Style Plea Bargain for Assange?
Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Aug 2023

14 Aug 2023 – David Hicks took a so-called Alford Plea to get out of Guantanamo, in which he pled guilty to a single charge, but was allowed to assert his innocence at the same time.  Such a plea could be offered to Assange. (Watch video below)

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The Nuclear Apple
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Aug 2023

9 Aug 2023 – How do we turn 26 Sep — declared by the UN to be (I kid you not) the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons — into a reality? Or does the human future have nothing to do with “us”? Are we just spectators of our own lives, stuck in the world our leaders continue to bequeath us?

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How the US and France Created a Niger Mess for Themselves
M. K. Bhadrakumar | RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Aug 2023

19 Aug 2023 – Neo-colonial powers have become entangled in a diplomatic and military impasse borne from a fundamental lack of understanding.

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The Crucifixion of Julian Assange
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Aug 2023

This is a sermon I gave on Sunday 20 Aug in Oslo, Norway at Kulturkirken Jakob (St. James Church of Culture). Actor and film director Liv Ullmann read the scripture passages.

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How People Are Fighting the World’s Reliance on the War Economy
April M. Short | Independent Media Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Aug 2023

17 Aug 2023 – Many people are already investing themselves in the local peace economy as they divest from the economy of war.

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The US Is Caught in a Dilemma with Niger
Scott Ritter | RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Aug 2023

15 Aug 2023 – Washington can’t sever relations with the post-coup government lest it lose the basis for its military presence in the African country.

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Mr. Blue and the CIA
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Aug 2023

18 Aug 2023 – Some time ago on a Sunday evening when my wife and I had just sat down to dinner, our phone rang.  Since I didn’t recognize the phone number and it was dinnertime, I hesitated to answer it, but for some chance reason I did.  The voice on the other end was agitated, intense, and asked for me.

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. – The Israel Lobby’s Useful Idiot
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Aug 2023

12 Aug 2023 – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. regurgitates every lie, racist trope, distortion of history, and demeaning comment about the backwardness of the Palestinians peddled by Israel’s most retrograde and far-right elements. This alone discredits him as a progressive candidate. It calls into question his judgment and sincerity.

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US Cluster Munitions Will Bring More Pain and Death to Donbass Civilians, but Washington Doesn’t Care
Eva Bartlett | RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Aug 2023

1 Aug 2023 – Kiev will use its newly received weapons to target residential areas, just as it has for the past nine years.

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US Response to Russia-China Naval Patrol Exposes Glaring Hypocrisy
Timur Fomenko | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Aug 2023

8 Aug 2023 – Washington believes it has a divine right to send its warships wherever it wants, but when ‘rivals’ do the same it’s deemed a threat

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Malu ‘Aina in Search of Volunteers
Jim Albertini and Antonio C. S. Rosa | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Aug 2023

10 Aug 2023 – Founded in 1979, Malu ‘Aina is an all-volunteer non-profit peace farm in Hawaii. We are looking for a farm torch carrier, someone to take on the volunteer farm coordination that Jim Albertini has done for over 40 years. (Read the special note from the TMS Editor, a former volunteer.)

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Do People Change?
Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Aug 2023

11 Aug 2023 – Because there is so much personal anguish, unhappiness, and human mental and physical suffering in the world, many people often wonder how they might personally change to find happiness, contentment, or some elusive something.

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Africa in Rebellion: Is a Second Anti-Colonial Liberation on the Horizon?
Denis Rogatyuk | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Aug 2023

8 Aug 2023 – After a series of coups, one country after the other is moving to expel the traces of former empires.

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USA: How to Hide and Ignore 4.5 Million Deaths
Bryce Greene | Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Aug 2023

1 Aug 2023 – A ‘Costs of War’ study estimates that the USA’s 9/11 wars caused 4.5 million deaths in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia and Syria with 40–60 million people displaced from their homes. “Pax Americana”

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Eight Months Pregnant and Arrested After False Facial Recognition Match
Kashmir Hill | NYT/Reader Supported News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Aug 2023

6 Aug 2023 – Porsha Woodruff thought the police who showed up at her door to arrest her for carjacking were joking. She is the first woman known to be wrongfully accused as a result of facial recognition technology.

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1999 NATO/CIA False Flag Operation at Račak Set Precedent for Similar Operations in Syria and Ukraine
Olga Peterson | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Aug 2023

Designed to Create a Pretext for Military Intervention

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Requiem for NATO’s Nightmare
Scott Ritter | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Aug 2023

28 Jul 2023 – The dysfunction of the Atlantic military alliance over Ukrainian membership was just the most public manifestation of the debacle that was the Vilnius summit.

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Central Europe’s Arms Makers Scramble for Workers as Ukraine Boosts Business
Michael Kahn, Robert Muller and Karol Badohal | Reuters – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Aug 2023

2 Aug 2023 – From building apartments for new employees to offering retired workers free canteen meals to share their expertise, Central Europe’s arms manufacturers are scrambling for new ways to cope with the biggest boom since the end of the Cold War.

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How to Avoid WWIII?
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Jul 2023

28 Jul 2023 – The New York Times recently ran an article on an Artificial Intelligence (AI) start-up named Anthropic. Doing so, they created their own AI, named Claude2, which was linked in the article. A friend asked Claude2 how peace could be brought to Ukraine and avoid WWIII. Its thoughts are below.

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Free Speech Denied 25 Years Ago: Free Speech Trial
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Jul 2023

Big Island, Hawaii’s History: Hawaii Tribune-Herald, 1998 – Albertini presented Choi with an estimated 5-foot-by-8-foot check made out to the District Court for the amount of $100. At the top of the check was written, “free speech denied” and “no lie can live forever.”

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Will the Small States of Oceania Be Able to Maintain Their Independence in the Face of a New China-USA Cold War?
Timur Fomenko | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Jul 2023

23 Jul 2023 – The ‘friends to all, enemies to none’ strategy is living its last days as the US and China press the island nations to take sides.

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The Profiteers of Armageddon
William D. Hartung | TomDispatch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Jul 2023

30 Jul 2023 – Oppenheimer and the Birth of the Nuclear-Industrial Complex

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Haitians Protest UN Occupation and Pending Foreign “Intervention”
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jul 2023

19 Jul 2023 – The US and Canada argue for a multilateral military intervention in Haiti, possibly led by Rwanda, to support the puppet regime they installed. They are using “gang violence” as the excuse, but there are actually more gang killings in Jamaica or El Salvador.

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Colonialism or Sovereignty? How the Global Financial System Traps Countries in Debt
Geopolitical Economy Report - TRANSCEND Media Serevice, 24 Jul 2023

12 Jul 2023 – Political economists Radhika Desai, Michael Hudson, and Ann Pettifor discuss how the international financial system traps Global South countries in debt, reinforcing a neocolonial order.

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