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South Africa Is Burning: The Legacy of Mandela Is Dead for a Nation of Thieves

“Like Gandhi in India, Mandela Has Become a Mere Myth in South Africa” It is indeed ironic that South Africa is “celebrating” Mandela Day[2], on 18th July, marking the birthday of the great international icon, amid serious civil unrest, resulting in the…

The Path beyond Extinction and Escape: Return to Earth, Regenerate and Share

Prof. Vandana Shiva | Navdanya International– Message for World Environment Day, 5th June 2020 On 31st May, while people were dying during the Corona Pandemic, while millions had lost their livelihoods and were going hungry during the “lockdown”, while millions were…

A Universal Basic Income Is Essential and Will Work

By Ellen Brown 19 Apr 2020 – A central bank-financed UBI can fill the debt gap, providing a vital safety net while preventing cyclical recessions. According to an April 6 article on CNBC.com, Spain is slated to become the first country in…

The Corona – An opportunity to replace militarist security with common and human security. Part 1

Governments have spent trillions on preparing for military threats created by their own policies. No one prioritised human and societal security. The unique over-reaction to COVID-19 should worry us much more than the virus itself. It can be seen as…

Civilized, Barbarians, Savages

Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor – TRANSCEND Media Service A civilization or culture is defined as a set of customs, traditions, ethics, values, language, music, dance, gastronomy, clothing, religion, and social and political organization of a people, ethnic group,…

The largest US-led military exercise in Europe scales down but COVID-19 doesn’t stop it!

By Jan Oberg Defender Europe 20 is a huge, basically US military exercise, on European soil between February and May this year. It has already started. In the midst of a closed-down coronavirus Europe. And it is war-preparing, not peace- or…

Stop the Extradition of Julian Assange-Defend Freedom of the Press

By Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate I would like to thank Eamon McMahon and the Organizers of this event for giving us the opportunity to discuss what I consider to be one of the most important issues of our time,…

NATO’s 4th Crises: The 2 Per Cent Goal as Defense Illiteracy

By Jan Oberg Political NATO’s London Summit on December 3 and 4, 2019 displays the deep political crisis of the 70-year-old alliance: Only a dinner and a short meeting, no statement to be issued, quarrels among the leading military members, accusations, substantial…

After Evo, the Lithium Question Looms Large in Bolivia

By Vijay Prashad The overthrow of the elected leader cannot be understood without a glance at the nation’s massive reserves of this crucial mineral. Bolivia’s president Evo Morales was overthrown in a military coup on November 10. He is now…

Climate Change Is Breaking Open America’s Nuclear Tombs in Marshall Islands and Johnston Island

By James Albertini | Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action 14 Nov 2019 – The Marshall Islands say that plutonium is leaking into the Pacific Ocean from the concrete dome the U.S. built to dispose of its nuclear waste. …

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