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Media Worried US Won’t Occupy Syria Forever
Gregory Shupak | FAIR-Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jan 2019

11 Jan 2019 – In December, President Donald Trump said that he planned to withdraw the US troops from Syria, which number between 2,000 and 4,000. Trump’s claim was widely condemned in corporate media, demonstrating the commentariat’s shared belief in American benevolence toward other peoples, in Washington’s alleged right and duty to decide other countries’ fates, and in the forever war the US supposedly has to wage in the Middle East.

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From Child Refugee in Mozambique to School Principal in the United States
Marta Martinez | UNHCR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jan 2019

Growing up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bertine Bahige was studying hard to become a doctor. At 13, he had his life figured out. Or so he thought. Resettlement gave Bertine Bahige a new chance in life. The former Congolese refugee would have never imagined he would one day call Wyoming home.

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Study: U.S. Newspapers Are More Than Twice as Likely to Cite Israeli Sources in Headlines than Palestinian Ones
Murtaza Hussain – The Intercept, 14 Jan 2019

12 Jan 2019 – The study analyzed 50 years of news headlines on the Israel-Palestine conflict and found an overwhelming slant toward the Israeli point of view.

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What Are We Working for “At Eternity’s Gate”?
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jan 2019

Vincent, responding to Gauguin, a former stock broker, when he urged him to paint slowly and methodically, said, “I need to be out of control. I don’t want to calm down.” He knew that to be fully alive was to be vulnerable, to not hold back, to always be slipping away, and to be threatened with annihilation at any moment. When painting, he was intoxicated with a creative joy that belies the popular image of him as always depressed.

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Time to Get Out of Afghanistan
Robert D. Kaplan – The New York Times, 7 Jan 2019

The United States is spending beyond its means on a mission that might only be helping its strategic rivals.

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Christmas Colors Light Up a Diverse Syria as Peace & Stability Return – And the West Barely Noticed
Vanessa Beeley - RT, 7 Jan 2019

31 Dec 2018 – Christmas celebrations have literally radiated out across Syria and western media was curiously silent in the face of such displays of unity and solidarity among Syria’s diverse peoples.

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Liberté, Égalité, Impérialisme! Vive la France in Black Africa! (Part 1)
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jan 2019

2 Jan 2019 — Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s troops most likely shot down a plane carrying two African presidents, igniting genocides that killed millions. Geopolitics trumped international justice again—just in time for Christmas. On December 21, a French court closed the long-running case against Kagame for assassinating Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira.

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Game Theory and Disarmament: Thinking Beyond the Table
Max Willner-Giwerc | E-IR, Northeastern University – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jan 2019

18 Dec 2018 – Game theory and disarmament have a long and rich history together. Though the logic of game theory has been used for millennia, it was not formalized until the violence of World War II, and the nascent field was popularized extensively during the Cold War. Indeed, it was pursued mainly for military purposes, especially to model the nuclear arms race between the Soviet Union and the United States. These models were studied “exhaustively” during the Cold War, and they led to a rich body of literature and theory that has become integral to economics, philosophy, mathematics, international relations, business, and evolutionary biology.

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Afghanistan in 2019: Fewer US Troops, More CIA Torture and Killings
William Boardman - Reader Supported News, 7 Jan 2019

3 Jan 2019 – Perhaps it’s just another sign of American psychic numbing, but the Times story seems to have provoked little response from other media, from politicians of any stripe, or from the public. More American war crimes in some Muslim country? Well, Happy New Year!

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Giuliani Says Assange Should Not Be Prosecuted
Joe Lauria – Consortium News, 7 Jan 2019

31 Dec 2018 – Donald Trump’s lawyer said today that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange should not be prosecuted and he compared WikiLeaks publications to the Pentagon Papers.

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Reflections on 2018, Forecasting 2019
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Dec 2018

Whether politically, militarily, socially, economically, financially or ecologically, humanity took some giant strides backwards while passing up endless opportunities to make a positive difference in our world. Let me, very briefly, identify some of the more crucial backward steps.

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Organ Theft, Staged Attacks: UN Panel Details White Helmets’ Criminal Activities, Media Yawns
Eva Bartlett – RT, 31 Dec 2018

25 Dec 2018 – Utter silence. That is the sound of Western corporate media days after a more than one-hour-long panel on the White Helmets at the United Nations on December 20.

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(Português, Castellano) ‘Peço Silêncio’ – “Pido Silencio”
Pablo Neruda - Revista Prosa Verso e Arte, 31 Dec 2018

“Pido Silencio”, o poema que traduz os sentimentos mais profundos do poeta. Leia e ouça na voz do poeta.

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A Spiritual Special Ops Team’s Christmas Gift
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Dec 2018

24 Dec 2018 – “It happened that a fire broke out backstage in a theater. The clown came out to inform the public. They thought it was a jest and applauded. He repeated his warning, they shouted even louder. So I think the world will come to an end amid general applause from all the wits, who believe that it is a joke.” — Soren Kierkegaard, Either/Or

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(Castellano) En defensa del individuo humano
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Dec 2018

Trágicamente, es la más sagrada de las instituciones -la escuela- que yo llamo “prisión para niños”, donde se produce gran parte del daño. Diseñada para aterrorizar a los niños para que obedezcan y se conformen, sobre la base de que “una sola talla sirve para todos”, la escuela destruye las capacidades físicas, sensoriales, intelectuales y emocionales de los niños, produciendo individuos con una capacidad casi nula de sentir algo profundo, pensar creativamente y comportarse poderosamente con integridad.

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Of Cockroaches and Humans
Roberto Savio | IPS - Human Wrongs Watch, 17 Dec 2018

16 Dec 2018 – Rita Levi-Montalcini, the Italian Nobel laureate honoured for her work in neurobiology, once gave a splendid conference with the title “The imperfect brain”. There she explained that man has a brain that is not used completely, while the reverse is true for the cockroach.

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In Defense of the Human Individual
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Dec 2018

12 Dec 2018 – Tragically, it is that most hallowed of institutions – school – which I call ‘prison for children’ where much of the damage is done. Designed to terrorize children into obedience and conformity on the basis that ‘one size fits all’, school destroys the physical, sensory, intellectual and emotional capacities of children churning out individuals with near-zero capacity to feel anything profound, think creatively and behave powerfully with integrity.

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(Português) Relembre grifes e estilistas que abandonaram produtos de origem animal em 2018
Julia Cortezia- ANDA Agência de Notícias de Direitos Animais, 17 Dec 2018

15 dez 2018 – Grandes marcas abandonaram peles e pelos em suas futuras coleções em 2018, marcando um grande avanço para a causa animal.

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William Blum (6 Mar 1933 – 9 Dec 2018), Renowned U.S. Foreign Policy Critic, Dead at 85
Chris Agee and Louis Wolf – CovertAction Magazine, 17 Dec 2018

William Blum died in Virginia early this morning on December 9, 2018 after falling in his Washington D.C. apartment and sustaining serious wounds 65 days ago. Blum left the State Department in 1967 and became a founder and editor of the Washington Free Press, the first “alternative” newspaper in the capital. In 1969, he wrote and published an exposé of the CIA in which were revealed the names and addresses of more than 200 CIA employees.

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Washington Using Legal Cover to Conceal Economic Banditry
Finian Cunningham - RT, 17 Dec 2018

12 Dec 2018 – The blatant arrest of a Chinese telecoms executive in Canada on behalf of the US is shrouded in obscure legalistic claims. But the bottom line is clear; the US is abusing the legal process to pursue lawless economic interests. Increasingly in the eyes of the world, it is a renegade state which absurdly justifies its criminality with lofty claims of rule of law.

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Revolution in Ukraine? Yes, please! Revolution in France? Rule of law!
Danielle Ryan - RT, 10 Dec 2018

3 Dec 2018 – When violent protests shook Kiev in 2013, Western analysts and leaders quickly threw their support behind the anti-government ‘revolution’ — but after weeks of Yellow Vest protests in France, the reaction has been very different.

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America’s Permanent-War Complex
Gareth Porter | The American Conservative - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Dec 2018

Nov/Dec 2018 Issue – Eisenhower’s worst nightmare has come true, as defense mega-contractors climb into the cockpit to ensure we stay overextended. The privatization of military and intelligence institutions began even before the end of the Cold War. It is a system of war that powerful arms contractors and their bureaucratic allies may have the ability to maintain indefinitely.

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(Castellano) El engaño humano y nuestra destrucción de la biósfera: ¡Ni siquiera lo estamos intentando!
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Dec 2018

3 diciembre 2018 – ¿Ha escuchado la expresión “cambio climático”? Esa encantadora expresión que sugiere unas vacaciones en un lugar con un clima más agradable… La extinción nos llama. La elección es suya.

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Going to the Gym Is a Sign of Being Gay, Says Malaysian Newspaper
RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Dec 2018

A Malaysian newspaper has published a gay-spotter’s checklist. It includes things like being a gym member or having a beard as signs of male homosexuality. Hugging, holding hands, being alone and talking disparagingly about men, meanwhile, are a sure-fire way of telling someone is a lesbian, according to the guide.

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A World Adrift
José Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Laureate | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Dec 2018

29 Nov 2018 – As I stared at the picture of seven-year-old Amal Hussain dying of hunger I couldn’t contain my anguish, tears flooding my eyes. Some hours earlier I was wining and dining with friends whom I told about my revulsion at the world’s indifference at the Yemen tragedy, at the hypocrites of the West who shamelessly crawl at the feet of the butcher of Saudi Arabia Mohammed Bin Salman.

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Sometimes a Pair of Pants Can Give You Vertigo
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Dec 2018

6 Dec 2018 – Between my desire for a changed world and the world that seemed to change only for the worse lay the desolation Berger identified. Many people feel it, I know, especially dissidents who fight in various ways against the powerful. But we prefer not to go there, to see what it consists of and how we may transmute it into acts and words that might make a difference.

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Sheikh Sayakh Will Go to Prison, the Disgrace to His Judges
Amos Gvirtz – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Dec 2018

5 Dec 2018 – Sheikh Sayakh is about to be imprisoned for not accepting the robbery of his lands and the expulsion of his village members by the state of Israel that expelled them in 1952. He returned to his land and reconstructed it. The state demolished the village 130 times trying to expel Sheikh Sayakh and his people from the village. It has now charged and convicted him for invading the very lands it robbed from him.

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(Português) Imagens angustiantes mostram a realidade dos animais criados para indústria de peles
Julia Cortezia - ANDA Agência de Notícias de Direitos Animais, 3 Dec 2018

Em uma investigação feita pela Humane Society International (HSI), foi revelado as condições em que minks, raposas e cães-guaxinins estão confinados nas fazendas de pele finlandesas.

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230,000 “Jihadists” in 70 Countries: Since 9/11 the Number of Al Qaeda Affiliated Terrorists Has Quadrupled. Study
RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Dec 2018

23 Nov 2018 – US taxpayers have already forked over a mind-melting $5.9 trillion to fund the massive and increasingly secretive war – but the noble pursuit of eradicating terrorism has apparently had the opposite effect.

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Human Delusion and Our Destruction of the Biosphere: We Aren’t Even Trying!
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Dec 2018

27 Nov 2018 – Have you heard the expression ‘climate change’? That lovely expression that suggests a holiday in a place with a more pleasant climate… Extinction beckons. The choice is yours.

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Another Crimean War Looms as NATO Provocations Enter Russian Waters
George Galloway - RT, 3 Dec 2018

26 Nov 2018 – A new Crimean War would be the last, but few amongst the general public realize that endless baiting of Russia, the cycle of war games, sanctions, and false accusations could well lead to all-out war between NATO and Russia.

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Has America Become a Plutocracy?
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr - Newsweek, 26 Nov 2018

21 Nov 2018 – America has spent $6 trillion on war since 9/11. It can credibly be argued that America is now, officially, a plutocracy. My grandfather, Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy, warned that America could not be both an imperial nation abroad and a constitutional democracy at home. That unstable configuration, he argued, would diminish the middle class, yield large chasms between rich and poor and erode our constitutional and civil rights.

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New Technology Promises Natural Gas with No Emissions
Alan Neuhauser – US News & World Report, 26 Nov 2018

The development could change the conversation around clean energy.

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United States Will Bring Assange to US in Chains
Ann Garrison – Consortium News, 26 Nov 2018

It appears increasingly likely WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange will wind up in the clutches of the U.S. government.

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(Português) Opções para a Economia Popular
Roberto Sansón Mizrahi | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Nov 2018

22 nov 2018 – Transição da muito pequena à média escala para empreendimentos da economia popular. Pode ser encarado? Que apoios são requeridos? Temos destacado que a economia popular não é um cercado onde deixar encurralados os pobres e marginalizados mas, pelo contrário, pode se transformar em uma das colunas fundantes de um novo rumo e forma de funcionar orientados ao bem-estar geral e o cuidado ambiental.

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More Doctors Program: Humanity vs. Fascism in Brazil
The Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Nov 2018

17 Nov 2018 – In contrast with its economic potential, Brazil occupies the 125th place in the world health ranking. In 2013, given the precariousness of care in the poorest regions, Dilma Rousseff’s government created the More Doctors Program, based on an agreement with the Pan American Health Organization, and driven above all by Cuba’s response based on solidarity.

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Autonomous Weapons Will Be Tireless, Efficient, Killing Machines—And There Is No Way to Stop Them
Andreas Kirsch | Quartz – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Nov 2018

The world’s next major military conflict could be over quickly. Our human soldiers will simply not stand a chance. Drones and robots will overrun our defenses and take the territory we are standing on. Even if we take out some of these machines, more of them will soon arrive to take their place, newly trained off our reactions to their last offense.

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Mainstream Media on Gaza: Israelis Get Killed, but Palestinians Merely ‘Die’
Darius Shahtahmasebi - RT, 19 Nov 2018

15 Nov 2018 – After a Twitter backlash, the Guardian was forced to amend a brazenly propagandized headline which sought to undermine the basic rights of Palestinians and elevate Israeli soldiers to levels previously thought unimaginable.

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Gaza Burns Hotter than Hollywood but There’s Nobody to Put the Fires Out
George Galloway - RT, 19 Nov 2018

13 Nov 2018 – The world is fixated by the forest fires in Hollywood burning down stars’ mansions. With supreme irony some of them belong to those who helped raise millions of dollars for the Israeli Army which is now burning the hovels of Gaza.

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Amnesty Strips Aung San Suu Kyi of Its Highest Honor; Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Should Be Next
Danielle Ryan – RT, 19 Nov 2018

16 Nov 2018 – Amnesty International announced it would strip Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its top award, saying it was “profoundly dismayed” at her failure to acknowledge the full scale of atrocities against the Rohingya people.

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Et tu, RT? Amplifying Western Disinformation on Rwanda
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Nov 2018

“The institutionalization of the ‘Rwandan genocide’ has been the remarkable achievement of a propaganda system sustained by both public and private power. We’re told that the US failed to stop Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, so we’re now obliged to ‘intervene’ anytime and anywhere another genocide is underway.”

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Phil Ochs and the Crucifixion of President John F. Kennedy
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Nov 2018

Whatever the truth in this age of “not knowing,” I think his story is a parable for our times. Whenever you think you’re getting the straight scoop, think again, and then again. The CIA’s Operation Mockingbird is still singing its siren song to convince us that the crucifixion was a one-time event, when Phil knew otherwise, right from the start and right to the end. I think he tried to warn us and wouldn’t be silenced, even in death.

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(Italiano) La guerra per por fine alle guerre 100 anni dopo: valutazione e riorientamento della nostra resistenza alla guerra
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Nov 2018

L’autore e commentatore sociale britannico H.G. Wells ha forse coniato l’espressione che rese originariamente popolare la 1ª Guerra mondiale: La guerra che porrà fine alle guerre, secondo il titolo del suo libro basato su articoli scritti durante quel vasto conflitto militare. Por fine alla Guerra non è impossibile; tutt’altro, effettivamente. Ma ci vorrà una quantità fenomenale d’intelligente sforzo strategico, coraggio e dedizione.

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Criminal War, Poverty at the Heart of European & US Migration Turmoil
Finian Cunningham - RT, 19 Nov 2018

12 Nov 2018 – Europe has certainly adopted more fortress-like controls against would-be refugees. A concomitant rise in anti-immigrant political parties has in turn fueled popular resentment towards EU institutions. But the debate requires much more than “moral appeals.”

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Cruelty, Cruelty, Cruelty: Nauru, Yemen, Gaza
Stuart Rees – New Matilda [Australia], 19 Nov 2018

6 Nov 2018 – Article 5 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights decreed, ‘No-one shall be subjected to torture, or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.’ The Convention on the Rights of the Child had similar aspirations. Those rules and standards seem to have been forgotten or disregarded.

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The New Abnormal
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Nov 2018

“Mass shootings and mass burnings. Welcome to the new America.” Gunfire and wildfire. This is a country at war with itself in multiple ways.

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Veterans Day Reflection from 50 Years Ago
James Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Nov 2018

11 Nov 2018 – Looking back 50 years ago today, I learned two valuable lessons in nonviolence. In Nov 1968, I was teaching at St. Francis School in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. On Veterans Day, two other teachers and myself decided to picket the local Draft Board in protest of the escalating war in Vietnam. We made two strategic mistakes that day:

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Concentration Camps for Kids: An Open Letter
Alberto Manguel, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, et al. | The New York Review of Books – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Nov 2018

6 Nov 2018 – In Texas, in rows of yellow tents, some 1,600 children ages thirteen to seventeen forcefully taken from their families sleep in lined-up bunks. This generation will be remembered for having allowed for concentration camps for children to be built on “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” This is happening here and now, but not in our names.

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Trump Regime Imposes New Illegal Sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Nov 2018

6 Nov 2018 – Cuba isn’t a US enemy as explained under the 1917 Trading with the Enemy Act. Neither country declared war on the other. The same applies to Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran and other countries illegally sanctioned by Washington. Yet the same policies persist. On Thursday [1 Nov], John Bolton announced them on Havana and Caracas.

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The Pentagon’s Cunning Plot to Militarize the Economy
William D. Hartung | Democratic World Federalists – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Nov 2018

8 Nov 2018 – Given his erratic behavior, from daily Twitter eruptions to upping his tally of lies by the hour, it’s hard to think of Donald Trump as a man with a plan. But in at least one area — reshaping the economy to serve the needs of the military-industrial complex — he’s (gasp!) a socialist in the making.

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The War to End War 100 Years On: An Evaluation and Reorientation of our Resistance to War
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Nov 2018

British author and social commentator H.G. Wells may have coined the expression that originally popularized World War I as The War that Will End War, as his book, based on articles written during that vast military conflict, was titled. Ending war is not impossible. Far from it, in fact. But it is going to take a phenomenal amount of intelligent strategic effort, courage and commitment.

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(Castellano) La psicología del fascismo
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Nov 2018

El continuo aumento del fascismo en todo el mundo está atrayendo cada vez más la atención, sobre todo porque se necesita un mayor control dentro de las sociedades nacionales que durante mucho tiempo se ha visto que lo han rechazado. Algunos estudios recientes nos han recordado las características de los movimientos e individuos fascistas, particularmente cuando se manifiestan entre fascistas políticamente activos.

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Leon Trotsky (7 Nov 1879 – 21 Aug 1940)
Robert V. Daniels | Encyclopædia Britannica - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Nov 2018

In the struggle for power following Vladimir Ilich Lenin’s death, Joseph Stalin emerged as victor, while Trotsky was removed from all positions of power and later exiled (1929). He remained the leader of an anti-Stalinist opposition abroad until his assassination by a Stalinist agent.

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Capitalism and the Wage System
Bertrand Russell – The Sun Magazine, 5 Nov 2018

The modern growth of monopolies in the shape of trusts, cartels, federations of employers and so on has greatly increased the power of the capitalist to levy toll on the community. This tendency will not cease of itself, but only through definite action on the part of those who do not profit by the capitalist regime.

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Genetically Engineered Viruses May Become the Next Generation of Warfare
Tomasz Pierscionek – RT, 5 Nov 2018

1 Nov 2018 – Many technologies have dual use potential and can be applied to either civilian or defense projects, depending on the intent of those in charge. The urge to use a biogenetic weapon to incapacitate a rising competitor may one day prove too much of a temptation to ignore.

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(Português) Sofrimento performático: Lutadores de artes marciais derrubam touros em espetáculo para entreter turistas
Julia Cortezia - ANDA Agência de Notícias de Direitos Animais, 5 Nov 2018

1 nov 2018 – Uma prática que envolve lutadores de artes marciais combatendo touros tem ganhado destaque entre os mestres de Kung Fu e muitos turistas na China. Para marcar pontos, lutam até derrubarem touros no chão.

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The Apocalypse Not Now
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2018

“When they will sell you even your rain,” he said sadly. “They sold me a bill of goods. The American dream! What a bad joke, here I am, a college graduate, not a drunk or drug addict, and I’m living in a tent in the woods in a ravine by a golf course. Some nights I think they make it rain on me for fun, as if to say: here’s your free water, you loser.”

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The Psychology of Fascism
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2018

29 Oct 2018 – The continuing rise of fascism around the world is drawing increasing attention particularly as it takes firmer grip within national societies long seen to have rejected it. Some recent studies have reminded us of the characteristics of fascist movements and individuals, particularly as they manifest among politically active fascists.

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(Português) Arábia Saudita Contra o Iémen: A Chacina Que Não Indigna Governos Nem Opiniões Públicas
Sofia Lorena – Público (Portugal), 29 Oct 2018

“Os civis não estão a morrer à fome no Iémen, estão a ser mortos à fome”, diz o secretário-geral do Conselho Norueguês para os Refugiados. A ONU avisa que se a guerra continuar até 13 milhões de civis podem morrer à fome.

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No More Violence!
James Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2018

27 Oct 2018 – In recent days, we have learned about the terrorist murders at a Jewish Synagogue, the mailing of package bombs to critics of President Trump, etc. What we haven’t heard as much are the ongoing US wars (is it currently six or seven?) in the Middle East that have resulted in millions killed, wounded or made refugees; covert US “Special Ops” taking place all over the world; and the past US wars and regime changes in Latin America that have created chaos, violence, poverty and a vast number of fleeing refugees and asylum seekers.

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Why You Might Consider the Buddha’s Proposal
Jack Balkwill | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2018

We live in a world where there are thousands of heroes who go unrecognized, driven by a need to make this world a better place. They are in the shadows, away from the spotlight of mainstream media. Much of what they do is anathema to the teachings of the establishment. War, for example, is glorified by the establishment’s mainstream media, because the powers behind mainstream media make a lot of money from war (through their expanded financial portfolios).

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Congo in the Abyss
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2018

17 Oct 2018 – A very important critical overview of the mostly ignored atrocities perpetrated by western imperialism in this region. “In Congo, globalized capitalism creates permanent chaos.”

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American “Zersetzung”
Karen Melton Stewart | Activist Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2018

15 Oct 2018 – So, suddenly someone you are related to, someone you know pretty well, or your spouse, begins to have some bad luck, then massive bad luck, then never-ending bad luck… What can you do now that you at least suspect another narrative is possible to explain the torment he/she is going through? Support the person as credible. Finding quality and trustworthy doctors and a lawyer of integrity is essential. The Homeland Security apparatus may try to interfere.

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Slavoj Žižek: Until the Rich World Thinks ‘One World,’ Migration Will Intensify
Slavoj Žižek - RT, 29 Oct 2018

28 Oct 2018 – Migration is, once again, headline news. Columns of migrants from Honduras are approaching the US border through Mexico; African migrants broke through barriers and entered the small Spanish exclave on the northern tip of Africa; Middle East migrants are trying to enter Croatia. The “rich” world urgently needs to address the reasons behind mass migration, rather than its symptoms. And understand we live in one world.

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30th Straight Bloody Friday in Gaza
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2018

Gazans show no signs of ending their liberating struggle against Israel’s illegal blockade and overall occupation harshness. On Friday [19 Oct], another 275 Palestinians were wounded, including 49 children, three women, three journalists and four paramedics, at least 10 seriously. Since March 30, at least 204 Gazans were killed, well over 22,000 others injured, thousands from live fire at peaceful unarmed demonstrations.

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Trump Says US Will Withdraw from Nuclear Arms Treaty with Russia
Julian Borger and Martin Pengelly – The Guardian, 22 Oct 2018

21 Oct 2018 – Experts warn of ‘most severe crisis in nuclear arms control since the 1980s’ as Trump confirms US will leave INF agreement. “We’ll have to develop those weapons,” the president told reporters in Nevada after a rally. “We’re going to terminate the agreement and we’re going to pull out.”

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The Analects of Confucius
Robert Eno | Indiana University Bloomington – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Oct 2018

The Analects of Confucius is an anthology of brief passages that present the words of Confucius and his disciples, describe Confucius as a man, and recount some of the events of his life. The book may have begun as a collection by Confucius’s immediate disciples soon after their Master’s death in 479 BCE.

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This Is Not Law Enforcement – It Is a War Crime
Amos Gvirtz – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Oct 2018

17 Oct 2018 – This one-sided war that the Israeli army is waging against the Khan Al-Akhmar civilian population includes: widespread land robbery; relentless destruction of houses; establishing settlements on stolen land, then expanding them; deportations; stealing water and quarry sources; preventing the return of Palestinians; preventing unification of families; preventing entry of visitors. These are not connected in any way to national security but with Israel’s project of territorial expansion.

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Overthrowing Other People’s Governments: The Master List
William Blum | The Anti-Empire Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Oct 2018

Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War. (* indicates successful ouster of a government)

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Banned Weapons Used in All US War Theaters
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Oct 2018

18 Oct 2018 – Whenever US forces aggressively attacks countries, dirty war is waged, including use of banned weapons.

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Yemen Is Not a Wedge Issue, It’s an Ongoing Nexus of War Crimes
William Boardman - Reader Supported News, 22 Oct 2018

20 Oct 2018 – Political assassination is a common and useful tool for tyrants. The US assassinates people all the time, most ruthlessly by remote drone killings with little care for collateral damage. That’s one reason the US has special forces deployed in more than a hundred countries. This was most recently illustrated by the BuzzFeed News report of American mercenaries assassinating “undesirables” in southern Yemen, the part of Yemen the Saudis are not bombing.

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(Português) Estudo: Mais de 90% do sal no mundo contém microplásticos
Julia Cortezia - ANDA Agência de Notícias de Direitos Animais, 22 Oct 2018

19 out 2018 – Um estudo descobriu que mais de 90% de sal analisado continha microplásticos. Ele foi conduzido pelo Greenpeace East Asia e pelo professor Kim Seung-Kyu na Universidade de Incheon e publicado na revista científica Environmental Science & Technology.

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(Français) Impérialisme et Fascisme
Kurt Gossweiler | Investig’Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Oct 2018

Le fascisme, au même titre que l’impérialisme, est un phénomène international.

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Nonviolence Charter: Progress Report #13 (Oct 2018)
Robert J. Burrowes, Anita McKone & Anahata Giri – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Oct 2018

This is the latest six-monthly report on progress in relation to ‘The People’s Charter to Create a Nonviolent World’ together with a sample of news about Charter signatories and organizations. Our collective effort to build a worldwide consensus against the use of violence in all contexts continues to make progress, even against rather overwhelming odds!

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(Português) Filmagem denuncia bezerros criados em pequenas gaiolas e cobertos de fezes
Julia Cortezia - ANDA Agência de Notícias de Direitos Animais, 15 Oct 2018

Por trás da indústria de laticínios: filmagens de fazenda da Califórnia mostram como animais estão sendo criados no local – condições desumanas

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Iranian-Saudi Detente Could Transform the Region but US Power Is There to Prevent It
Finian Cunningham – RT, 15 Oct 2018

10 Oct 2018 – The rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia has for decades roiled the Middle East with sectarian conflict, instability and war. Thinking about how the region would look if these two powerhouses normalized relations is intriguing. But, sadly, such an outcome is unrealistic. American power and Saudi rulers are a symbiotic scourge on the region, which, shamefully, will never permit restoration of relations with Iran. Peaceful relations may only come when American and Saudi power are democratized.

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Faked Concern: Haley & Corporate Media Bleating about Idlib Civilians, Ignore Terrorists’ Presence
Eva Bartlett – RT, 15 Oct 2018

8 Oct 2018 – They ignore, too, the reality of life in areas which were once occupied by these terrorists: the torture, imprisonment, maiming, assassination, and starvation endured by the civilian population at the hands of these extremists and paid mercenaries supported by the USA.

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(Français) Le désespoir de Gandhi et la lutte pour la vérité et l’amour
Robert J Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Oct 2018

«Quand je désespère, je me souviens qu’au cours de toute l’histoire, les moyens de vérité et d’amour ont toujours gagnés. Il y a eu des tyrans et des meurtriers et ils peuvent sembler invincibles, mais à la fin, ils s’effondrent toujours. Pensez-y – toujours.» — M.K. Gandhi

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Algorithm’s Going to Get You: The Mysterious Rules of Social Media Lead to a Strange Place
Simon Rite – RT, 8 Oct 2018

2 Oct 2018 – I make my living online, where ‘The Algorithm’ is the essential tool that no one really knows how to use. In essence it’s the ever changing set of rules the big online companies like Google programme into their systems to decide who sees what in their search results and timelines.

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America Is on the Road to Becoming a Fascist State
Robert Scheer | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Oct 2018

5 Oct 2017 – In a compelling essay for The New York Review of Books this month, Christopher R. Browning, a leading historian of the Holocaust and Nazism, outlines the frightening parallels between the United States and the Weimar Republic. “No matter how and when the Trump presidency ends,” he writes, “the specter of illiberalism will continue to haunt American politics.”

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US Military Plan to Spread Viruses Using Insects, Which Could Create a ‘New Class of Biological Weapon,’ Scientists Warn
Josh Gabbatiss | The Independent – Reader Supported News, 8 Oct 2018

5 Oct 2018 – Insects could be turned into “a new class of biological weapon” using new US military plans, experts have warned. However, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa), which is responsible for developing military technologies in the US, says it is merely trying to alter crops growing in fields by using viruses to transmit genetic changes to plants.

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Brave New World Revisited Again
Dan Glazebrook - RT, 1 Oct 2018

28 Sep 2018 – 60 years ago this year, Aldous Huxley published Brave New World Revisited, which concluded that the real world was moving towards the future predicted in his classic dystopian novel much more quickly than he had first imagined.

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Are Sanctions against Myanmar’s Military Enough?
Azaera Amza | TRT World – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Oct 2018

In one year, over 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, but the weight of the international response to their persecution has been dubious.

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Gandhi’s Despair and the Struggle for Truth and Love
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Oct 2018

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it – always.”
— M.K. Gandhi

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(Português) Chicago Está a Um Passo de Proibir Carruagens Puxadas por Cavalos
Julia Cortezia - ANDA Agência de Notícias de Direitos Animais, 1 Oct 2018

Um decreto foi proposto pela Chicago Alliance for Animals que, se aprovado, irá acabar com o transporte de carruagens que utilizam cavalos.

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World’s Top 5 ‘Most Evil’ Corporations
RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Oct 2018

Most companies become successful thanks to their stellar reputations. But not always. The most hated companies trending on the internet.

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Don’t Share This! EU’s New Copyright Law Could Kill the Free Internet
Neil Clark - RT, 24 Sep 2018

20 Sep 2018 – It’s basically a battle between billionaires Axel Springer SE and Google. But it is ordinary internet users who will fall victim to the EU’s new copyright law, which urgently needs modification. The new copyright legislation, passed last week, clamps down quite severely on sharing things online. When Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, warns us of the dangers the new law poses, we should all sit up straight and pay attention.

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Korea’s Historic Peace Move Puts Onus on Washington to End Conflict
Finian Cunningham – RT, 24 Sep 2018

21 Sep 2018 – It can’t get more symbolic than that. The leaders of the two Koreas this week clasped hands atop the highest mountain on the peninsula, vowing to unite in peace. The ball is now in Washington’s court to help deliver that peace.

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(Português) Fazenda de café certificada pela Starbucks é flagrada com trabalho escravo
Daniela Penha | Repórter Brasil – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Sep 2018

Ação resgatou 18 trabalhadores de propriedade mineira que tinha dois dos mais importantes selos de boas práticas do mundo. Embora sua certificadora tenha aprovado a fazenda, a Starbucks nega ter comprado o produto.

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Human Rights & Humanitarian Law: Genocide
Jean Paul Sartre | Tamil Nation – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Sep 2018

Jean Paul Sartre’s Statement at the Second Session of the Bertrand Russell International War Crimes Tribunal on Vietnam held in Denmark in November 1967 remains, almost 40 years later, an inspiring appeal to the conscience of humanity – inspiring not only because of the force of its reason but also because it reveals Sartre’s passionate commitment to justice.

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Slave Labor Found at Starbucks-Certified Brazil Coffee Plantation
Daniela Penha | Repórter Brasil, Mongabay – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Sep 2018

18 Sep 2018 – Brazil Labor Ministry investigators have raided the Córrego das Almas farm in Piumhi, in rural Minas Gerais state, and rescued 18 workers who were laboring on coffee plantations in conditions analogous to slavery.

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(Português) Câmeras escondidas expõem macacos sendo torturados em experimentos na Holanda
Julia Cortezia - ANDA Agência de Notícias de Direitos Animais, 24 Sep 2018

19 set 2018 – A Animal Defenders International (ADI) gravaram vídeos para mostrar condições horríveis sofridas por macacos no maior centro de pesquisa de primatas da Europa. Centro de pesquisa triplicou o número de primatas utilizados em experimentações, indo de 95 indivíduos em 2016 para 317 em 2017.

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The U.S. Goes to War against the ICC to Cover Up Alleged War Crimes in Afghanistan
Murtaza Hussain – The Intercept, 17 Sep 2018

12 Sep 2018 – John Bolton is on a jihad against the ICC, seeking to ensure that the U.S. is free of international norms on human rights.

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Trump Administration Threatens Sanctions against International Criminal Court
Patrick Martin | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Sep 2018

The Trump administration announced Monday [10 Sep] that it would retaliate against the International Criminal Court, a judicial panel established under the auspices of the UN, if the ICC took any action against US military or civilian officials over charges of war crimes in Afghanistan. The announcement was made by National Security Advisor John Bolton.

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Are You Political?
James Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Sep 2018

“I’m Not Political” – From 1942 to 1944, transport trains delivered Jews and others to Auschwitz gas chambers from all over German-occupied Europe, where they were killed en masse. In Hawaii, Camp H.M. Smith is headquarters of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command covering more than 50% of the earth. U.S. nuclear submarines and strategic nuclear bombers are based on Oahu. The Pohakuloa Training Area is a training ground for nuclear war and military human experimentation. Are You Political?

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Explosive Skripal Allegations May Blow Up in Syria
George Galloway - RT, 17 Sep 2018

11 Sep 2018 – Explosive Skripal allegations will probably blow up in Syria’s Idlib where the US/UK axis is cocked, ready to fire. The UK media lost their collective mind over Russia but their masters have not. There is method in their madness.

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How Criminalization of the Victim Is Done
Amos Gvirtz – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Sep 2018

11 Sep 2018 – It is quite remarkable to trace the process of criminalizing the victim and to examine this process as it plays out in the case of the Bedouins of the Negev. For hundreds and perhaps thousands of years the Bedouins have lived in the Negev where the desert climate forced most if not all of them to develop a nomadic, and over the course of time, a semi-nomadic lifestyle, remaining sedentary during the rainy season.

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The Fakest Fake News: The U.S. Government’s 9/11 Conspiracy Theory
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Sep 2018

If you want to fathom today’s world, absolutely nothing is more important than to understand the truth about the attacks of September 11, 2001… 9/11 Unmasked is the definitive book on the defining event of the 21st century.

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How Today’s American Plutocrats Are Not so Different from the Czars
Jack Balkwill | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Sep 2018

3 Sep 2018 – Serfdom was prevalent during the reign of the Russian Czars. Almost 80% of the Russian people were either peasants or serfs. Today we have wage slaves to replace the peasants, obligated to work so that the modern Romanovs, our ruling plutocrats, may live in similar splendor. Today, the richest 10% of American families are worth a combined $51 trillion, equal to 75% of total household wealth. To put that figure in perspective, US GDP totaled only $18.5 trillion in 2016.

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Big Brother Is Keeping ‘Five Eyes’ on You
Darius Shahtahmasebi - RT, 10 Sep 2018

7 Sep 2018 – Just last week, the world’s leading snooping powers quietly and without notice issued a disturbing warning to tech giants, telling them to surrender unprecedented backdoor access to their citizens’ data. The UK plays a pivotal part in the so-called Five Eyes alliance, which also includes the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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