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PEACE JOURNALISM PERSPECTIVE EDITORIAL[image: Prof. Johan Galtung] Israel,
Germany, and Neighbors Three Removed
Johan Galtung, 18 May 2015 – TRANSCEND Media Service
In the middle of the Middle East is Israel, harboring dreams of an Israel
even greater than King David’s. States will follow the moral authority in
today’s world, Pope Francis, being as afraid of recognizing Palestine too
late as they were of being too early. Netanyahu’s Zionism is not
militarily, but morally defeated. Think peace.
TMS PEACE JOURNALISM A New Dark Age of Militarism
Robert C. Koehler – TRANSCEND Media Service
13 May 2015 – “What struck me,” journalist Christian Parenti said in a
recent Truthout interview, referring to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,
“was the fact that these local towns and states around the region were
sending the only resources they had to New Orleans: weapons and militarized
Targeting Solutions Rather Than Crises, a San Francisco Gathering Asks,
Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service
15 May 2015 – At a time of overwhelming discontent with our leaders, our
businesses, corporate media, freedom of speech and privacy, health,
healthcare and wellness, could there be a brighter light at the end of the
tunnel? A gathering of people from around the world at the first ever event
known as PossibL, happening later this month in San Francisco, hopes the
answer to be Yes.
NOBEL LAUREATES The Secret Corporate Takeover
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Economics Laureate, Project Syndicate – TRANSCEND
Economics Nobel Joseph E. Stiglitz shows why today’s “trade” agreements are
about much more than free trade.
OTHER COMMENTARIES CONFLICT RESOLUTION / MEDIATION Geopolitics Is a Fluid
Game: Negotiations and Their Enemies
Immanuel Wallerstein – Toward Freedom
We must always remember that geopolitics is a fluid game, and most
particularly in this time of structural crisis of the modern world-system
with its chaotic and rapid swings in all arenas, not least in geopolitical
SPOTLIGHT ‘Politico’ Gives CIA’s Worst WMD Liar a Platform to Slam Seymour
Jon Schwarz – The Intercept
What’s neither appropriate nor useful is to give former government
officials the chance to attack Hersh’s story without giving readers the
context of their track record of veracity.
The Killing of Osama bin Laden
Seymour M. Hersh – London Review of Books
The White House’s story might have been written by Lewis Carroll: would bin
Laden, target of a massive international manhunt, really decide that a
resort town forty miles from Islamabad would be the safest place to live
and command al-Qaida’s operations? He was hiding in the open. So America
BY TRANSCEND MEMBERS The Fog of Empire
<https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/05/the-fog-of-empire/> by Vithal Rajan
– TRANSCEND Media Service
Surprising win for Cameron with greater mandate
Right-wing ideology dominates discourse in Britain
Read more... <https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/05/the-fog-of-empire/>
Transcendent Integrity via Dynamic Configuration of Sub-Understandings?
Anthony Judge – TRANSCEND Media Service
Interactive Orbital Animations of World Views Using Data-Driven Documents –
The domains tentatively explored as an illustration for comprehension of
some form of transcendent integration include: world religions,
philosophies, natural sciences, cultural modalities, cognitive modalities,
ruling elites, global governance, environmental conditions, conditions of
May 18-UNESCO International Museum Day
Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service
Further, the Vatican will now recognize the State of Palestine. Things are
changing and Zionists need to realize that they can change nicely to move
towards justice and equality or they will be forced to do so. The USA, the
largest enabler of this rogue “Jewish state,” needs to change its foreign
policy very quickly.
Burundi: Plan Genuine Humanitarian Intervention Now!
Jan Oberg - Transnational Foundation for Peace & Future Research
The coup d’etat of May 13  has failed, its masters being arrested.
President Nkurunziza who was in Tanzania when ousted will return as soon as
he feels he can trust enough loyalists; there may well be increased
repression of the people everywhere and violence between loyalists and
opposition. Toward civil war? Toward genocide?
Parodies of Parity: Israel & Palestine
Richard Falk – TRANSCEND Media Service
Peace will come to Israel and Palestine, and be sustained, if and only if
the oppressor becomes ready to dismantle its oppressive regime by
withdrawing, not merely by disengaging Gaza style. So long as this is not
so, direct negotiations and these periodic calls issued by Washington to
resume direct talks have one main effect–to free Israel to realize its
ambition to establish ‘Greater Israel’ while keeping the Palestinians in
Nepal’s Enforced Disappearance Commission: Roles of International Community
Dr. Bishnu Pathak - TRANSCEND Media Service
Enforced disappearance has been a long, but a neglected history in Nepal.
It is derived from the laws of war where a person secretly arrest, detain,
torture and disappear either by a State or armed force refusing to
acknowledge whereabouts of his/her fate. The force tries hard to decompose
the dead body in such a way not to ever be found.
IN FOCUS US-Russia Round Three: Macedonia
Andrew Korybko – Oriental Review
15 May 2015 – The US and Russia are involved in heated competition amidst
the New Cold War with their latest rivalry over Macedonia. They had already
duked it out over Ukraine and a deadly stalemate has settled over Syria.
Given the enormous long-term strategic stakes involved (liberating Europe
with multipolarity or keeping it shackled in unipolarity), the Third Round
of the US-Russian geopolitical confrontation might be its most climactic
Boatloads of Migrants Could Soon Be ‘Floating Graveyard’ on Southeast Asian
Kanya D'Almeida, IPS – TRANSCEND Media Service
“We don’t have a flotilla to go out and help them, but there are plenty of
countries in the region that do, and plenty of reasons for them to do it –
if they don’t, they’ll be dealing with a floating graveyard soon, rather
than a flotilla of ships.” — Leonard Doyle, director of media and
communications for the International Organisation for Migration.
The Origins of That Eisenhower ‘Every Gun That Is Made…’ Quote
Robert Schlesinger – US News & World Report
The quote currently making the rounds on Facebook is genuine Eisenhower:
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired
signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not
fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not
spending money alone… “
Obama’s Gulf Meeting Protocol: Shake Hands, Smile, Ignore Repression, Repeat
Medea Benjamin & Nalini Ramachandran – Common Dreams
One could rattle off a plethora of Saudi abuses, yet the biggest question
remains: Why does the US, the alleged beacon of liberty and freedom,
maintain such close ties with such an oppressive regime?
SURVEILLANCE / SPYING / WHISTLEBLOWING / BIG BROTHER ‘Guilty of
Embarrassing Government': CIA Whistleblower Gets 42-Month Sentence
Lauren McCauley – Common Dreams
A federal court in Virginia sentenced former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling
to three and a half years in prison on Monday [11 May 2015] in a case that
has received widespread condemnation for revealing the “rank hypocrisy” of
the U.S. government’s war on whistleblowers, as it stands in stark contrast
to leniency granted to former CIA director General David Petraeus.
Why the Media Ignores Jeremy Hammond While Praising Edward Snowden
Kit O'Connell – Mint Press News
Jeremy Hammond’s hack of Stratfor, a corporate intelligence agency, created
global solidarity by revealing how the 1% targets activists worldwide.
WikiLeaks: German Government Aided NSA Spying in Europe
TeleSur – TRANSCEND Media Service
A new document contradicts the German government’s claims that it was not
aware of the NSA spying activities in Europe. The government of Angela
Merkel actively helped the massive surveillance of the U.S. National
Security Office, WikiLeaks revealed on Tuesday [12 May 2015].
ACTIVISM Targets Matter — Why a Small Action Group Took On a Mighty Bank
George Lakey – Waging Nonviolence
We knew from Quaker experience and that of the U.S. civil rights movement
that small groups can organize nonviolent direct action campaigns that
become bigger than the group itself.
Victory! Court Throws Out Nun’s Sabotage Conviction for Nuclear Site
Carrie Johnson, NPR – TRANSCEND Media Service
13 May 2015 – From the moment she was taken into custody in 2012, outside a
building that stores enriched uranium, Sister Megan Rice has argued she has
been driven by a desire to spread a message. “We all know that nuclear
energy is linked inextricably with nuclear weapons.”
INDIGENOUS RIGHTS The 30-Meter Telescope Project on Top of Mauna Kea,
Hawai’i Sacred Mountain
Karin Louise Hermes – TRANSCEND Media Service
This isn’t about being “local” to the islands, this is about being sprung
from the kalo and the earth. This is about defining oneself and one’s
culture from the life of the land, the kama‘āina. The concept of cultural
identity being tied to the land is shared with many indigenous cultures.
AFRICA The Kids Aren’t All Right – Presidential Waivers, Child Soldiers,
and an American-Made Army in Africa
Nick Turse – TomDispatch
17 May 2015, South Sudan — I didn’t really think he was going to shoot me.
There was no anger in his eyes. His finger may not have been anywhere near
the trigger. He didn’t draw a bead on me. Still, he was a boy and he was
holding an AK-47 and it was pointed in my direction. It was unnerving.
ANGLO AMERICA How the World’s Largest Psychological Association Aided the
CIA’s Torture Program
Lisa Hajjar – The Nation
The American Psychological Association’s collusion was crucial because
other physicians were increasingly reluctant to participate in the
interrogations. To date, psychologists who are critical of the APA’s record
on offshore national security interrogations—including report authors Soldz
and Reisner—continue to be described as “dissidents” in the organization.
This revealing report may provide long overdue redress of this ignominious
record of human experimentation and ethical malfeasance.
A Nation of Snitches
<https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/05/a-nation-of-snitches/> by Chris
Hedges – Truthdig
“Freedom demands the destruction of the security and surveillance organs
and the disempowering of the millions of informants who work for the
state.” Are we living in a time bomb where informants keep a populace in a
state of fear?
Read more... <https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/05/a-nation-of-snitches/>
Canadian Government Says Free Speech is for Offending Muslims — Not
Glenn Greenwald – The Intercept
As I’ve argued many times, all applications of hate speech laws are
inherently tyrannical, dangerous and wrong, and it’s truly mystifying (and
scary) that people convince themselves that their judgment is so unerring
and their beliefs so sacrosanct that it should be illegal to question or
dissent from them.
ASIA & THE PACIFIC Thai Military Sends Boat Carrying Hundreds of Rohingya
Refugees “Out to Sea”
Thomas Gaist, WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service
16 May 2015 – An aging fishing boat packed with hundreds of refugees,
mostly ethnic Rohingya fleeing poverty and violent persecution in Myanmar
(Burma), is drifting further out to sea on Friday [15 May 2015], after the
government in Thailand prevented them from reaching land.
Japan’s Cabinet Approves Bills to Loosen Post-War Military Restrictions
Anna Fifield – The Washington Post
Under the American-written constitution imposed on the country after World
War II, Japan has not been permitted to maintain a military and can act to
defend itself only under a direct attack. The changes would give Japan a
right of “collective self-defense” when it is placed in “apparent danger”
as a result of an attack on the United States, Japan’s closest ally.
US and China Approaching Military Standoff in the South China Sea as Obama
Fights for Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
Ian Ralby – TRANSCEND Media Service
The security situation in the vital Pacific basin trade route is escalating
rapidly at the same time that tensions are rising in Washington over
Obama’s Pacific trade pact.
EUROPE The Blindness of the European Union in the Face of US Military
Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Network – TRANSCEND Media Service
EU officials are completely wrong regarding Islamist attacks in Europe and
the migration to the Union of people fleeing wars. All this is not the
accidental consequence of conflict in the broader Middle East and Africa,
but a strategic objective of the United States. Chaos is not an accident,
it is the goal.
LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN Defying U.S., Colombia Halts Aerial Spraying
of Crops Used to Make Cocaine
William Neuman – The New York Times
The government of Colombia on Thursday [14 May 2015] ordered a halt to the
aerial spraying of the country’s vast illegal plantings of coca, citing
concerns that the spray causes cancer. Colombia is one of the closest
allies of the US in Latin America and its most stalwart partner on antidrug
policy, but the change of strategy has the potential to add a new element
of tension to the relationship.
Argentina Sues Citigroup over Debt Repayments
Agence France-Presse – The Guardian
Bank says some employees of Citi Argentina could face criminal charges due
to court battle between South American nation and US hedge funds.
MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA Hillary Clinton, Phosphates, and the Western
Stephen Zunes – National Catholic Reporter
Morocco has ignored a series of U.N. Security Council resolutions and a
landmark World Court decision underscoring the right of the Western Saharan
people to self-determination. In 2002, then U.N. Under-Secretary-General
for Legal Affairs Hans Corell determined that the exploitation of natural
resources in Western Sahara is a “violation of the international law
principles applicable to mineral resource activities in Non-Self-Governing
PALESTINE / ISRAEL Israel to Force Bedouin Village to Pay for Its Own
TeleSur – TRANSCEND Media Service
The Israeli state is claiming that the town, razed to the ground 83 times,
should pay for the 1,000 police deployed to carry out the destruction.
Vatican Recognizes State of Palestine in New Treaty
Nicole Winfield, Associated Press – TRANSCEND Media Service
The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty
finalized Wednesday [13 May 2015], immediately sparking Israeli ire and
accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.
The Nakba: A Crime Watched, Ignored and Remembered
Ilan Pappe – Middle East Eye
The steadfastness of the Palestinians is like the age-old olive trees in
Palestine that succeed in resurfacing between the European pines. The 15th
of May is usually a trigger for a journey back in time. And for an
unfathomable reason each such journey conjures up a different aspect of the
Israeli Court Says Arab Village Must Make Way for Jewish Town
Jonathan Cook – TRANSCEND Media Service
15 May 2015 – Israel’s Palestinian minority is preparing to hold a “day of
rage” to protest against a court ruling last week that cleared the way to
destroy an entire Bedouin village so that it can be replaced by a Jewish
town. Palestinian minority fears decision will revive legislation to drive
tens of thousands of Bedouin off their lands in Negev.
Israeli Soldiers Cast Doubt on Legality of Gaza Military Tactics
Peter Beaumont – The Guardian
Testimonies of Israeli combatants about last year’s war show apparent
disregard for safety of civilians.
SYRIA IN DEPTH 18 May: International Museum Day – The Advancement of
Learning and Culture
Rene Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service
18 May has been designated by UNESCO as the International Day of Museums to
highlight the role that museums play in preserving beauty, culture, and
history. We have seen the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage in
the museum of Mosul by ISIS factions. Today, there is deep concern for
Palmyra as ISIS and government troops battle near Palmyra, a UNESCO World
Protecting and Restoring Syria’s Trains, Part of Her Cultural Heritage
Franklin Lamb – TRANSCEND Media Service
With Daish (ISIS) advancing (5/15/2015) toward the gates of Syria’s ancient
city of Palmyra (Tadmur), an irreplaceable treasure for the Syrian people
and for the world, where this observer has been honored to spend many
inspiring awe-filled hours these past few years observing and contemplating
its unique blend of Greco-Roman and Persian influences, another global
archeological tragedy may be unfolding.
THE UNITED NATIONS New Missions for the UN and a Secretary-General to Fit
Rene Wadlow – Toward Freedom
What should be the role for the UN in dealing with the changing scene of
world politics? What qualities should the Secretary-General and the
leadership team around him possess? The UN system is operating in a world
of much greater complexity today than when it was founded. Thus to be
effective, the UN, its program and Specialized Agencies need leadership
which can promote world interests without undue influence of individual
NGOs Urge Commission of Inquiry to Probe Sexual Abuse in U.N. Peacekeeping
Thalif Deen, IPS – TRANSCEND Media Service
“The truth is startling and simple: No new mechanisms, no new methods of
operation, no new policies can ever work in practice to prevent or punish
sex abusers on staff who commit sexual offenses at present, because the
U.N. bureaucracy responsible for implementing changes is completely
dysfunctional.” — Paula Donovan, co-director at AIDS-Free World
ARTS Roger Waters to Dionne Warwick: “You Are Showing Yourself to Be
Profoundly Ignorant of What Has Happened in Palestine since 1947″
Roger Waters – Salon
Dionne Warwick called me out by name in asserting she’d play Tel Aviv.
Here’s what she misunderstands.
Drone Warfare in ‘Good Kill’
David Walsh, WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service
‘Good Kill’ opens in theaters in the US on May 15 . A roundtable
interview with writer-director Andrew Niccol and actor Ethan Hawke. Drone
strikes carried out by the US military and CIA have killed thousands of
civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and other countries. The
barbaric strikes are illegal under international and US law and amount to
SPORTS Brazil Cancels $2 Billion Contract with Israeli Security Firm for
Charlotte Silver – The Electronic Intifada
12 May 2015 – Brazil’s government has excluded an Israeli “security”
company from working at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro following a
campaign by Palestine solidarity activists who are now turning their focus
to the Olympics Committee, which has named ISDS as an “official supplier”
for the games.
MILITARISM U.S. Hosts Arms Bazaar at White House Arab Summit
Thalif Deen, IPS – TRANSCEND Media Service
According to Colin Kahl, national security advisor to Vice-President Joe
Biden, the United Arab Emirates flies the most advanced U.S.-made F-16
fighter planes in the world. “They’re more advanced than the ones our Air
Force flies,” he told reporters, without going into specifics.
Don’t Think the US Military Is Concerned with the Climate? Think Again
Dane Wigington, Geoengineering Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service
All available data indicates that the US military has been experimenting
with weather modification for over 60 years. Their interest and involvement
with climate engineering is all about power and control. There is nothing
benevolent behind manipulating Earth’s life support systems.
<https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/05/celebrating-destruction/> by John
Feffer – Foreign Policy In Focus
Our wartime commemorations are the functional equivalent of mounting the
heads of our victims on pikes. Are we surprised that others celebrate
bloodshed when we do the same?
US “Operation Rooms” Backing Al Qaeda in Syria
Tony Cartalucci, New Eastern Outlook – TRANSCEND Media Service
US policy think-tank Brookings Institution confirms that contrary to
propaganda, US-Saudi “moderates” and Turkey-Qatar “Islamists” have been
coordinating all along.
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION Nuclear Proliferation Is Still the Greatest
Threat We Face
Valerie Plame Wilson - Reader Supported News
Twenty-six years after the end of the Cold War, the world still has more
than 15,000 nuclear weapons. Whatever other issues people care about —
poverty, the environment, inequality and so many others — if we don’t get
this one right, and soon, nothing else will matter. We are at a crossroads
on this issue and the decisions we make over the next 10 years will set us
on a course either toward the elimination of all nuclear weapons or toward
expanding arsenals and proliferation.
ENERGY Canada Approves Nuclear Waste Site on Great Lakes Shore
Sputinik International – TRANSCEND Media Service
A Canadian advisory panel on Wednesday [6 May 2015] approved a plan to bury
nuclear waste at a site just steps away from Lake Huron, saying it had
concluded the project would pose no danger to the environment.
Obama Administration Approves Shell’s Plan to Drill in the Arctic
Cole Mellino, EcoWatch – TRANSCEND Media Service
11 May 2015 – The Obama administration gave conditional approval today to
Shell to start drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean this summer.
Shell has been fighting for the right to drill in the Arctic for years,
despite a number of botched forays in recent years, and it looks like they
are still going to get their way.
ENVIRONMENT Brazil Plans to ‘Nationalise’ Rainforest in Pioneering Plan to
Donna Bowater – The Independent
Proposal to put all natural resources in the forest under state control
faces legal wrangles – but if passed could enshrine environmental
A Sharp Spike in Honeybee Deaths Deepens a Worrisome Trend
Michael Wines – The New York Times
13 May 2015 – A prolonged and mysterious die-off of the nation’s honeybees,
a trend worrisome both to beekeepers and to farmers who depend on the
insects to pollinate their crops, apparently worsened last year.
HEALTH Organic Is Going Mainstream
Anna Lappé – Al Jazeera America
Food-Industry-Funded Spin on Health and Sustainability Is Losing Traction
Aluminum Toxicity and Vaccines – Recent Basic Neuroscience Research
Gary G. Kohls, MD – TRANSCEND Media Service
Connecting Vaccine Adjuvants and Mitochondrial Injury with Autism,
Alzheimer’s Dementia, Autoimmune Disorders, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,
Gulf War Syndrome, ASIA Syndrome, Schizophrenia, Diabetes, Parkinson’s
disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Life-Saving Drugs for All
<https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/05/life-saving-drugs-for-all/> by Peter
Singer, Project Syndicate – TRANSCEND Media Service
A proposal to create incentives to develop treatments for poor people’s
diseases. A company that develops a product would earn a share of reward
money based on its share of the health improvements achieved by all the
products competing for the available funds.
ANIMAL RIGHTS / VEGETARIANISM Emirates Becomes Latest Airline to Ban
Transport of Big Game Hunting Trophies
Taylor Hill – TakePart Magazine
15 May 2015 – Watch out, big game hunters: The options for bringing back
animal trophies from your African safaris are dwindling. Emirates SkyCargo,
the world’s third-largest cargo carrier behind FedEx and UPS, has announced
it will stop carrying trophies of elephants, rhinos, lions, and tigers
aboard its planes.
A Picture of Loneliness: You Are Looking At the Last Male Northern White
Jonathan Jones – The Guardian
The image of Sudan the rhino, surrounded by the armed guards who protect
him from poachers, shows how little humans have learned since the ice age.
Today, immense love is invested in rhinos, yet they are being slaughtered
in ever greater numbers.
SCIENCE Why I Teach Evolution to Muslim Students
Rana Dajani, Nature – TRANSCEND Media Service
Encouraging students to challenge ideas is crucial to fostering a
generation of Muslim scientists who are free thinkers. “As educators, our
objective is to help students to become independent thinkers.”
SCIENCE / SPIRITUALITY Richard Feynman on Science vs. Religion and Why
Uncertainty Is Central to Morality
Maria Popova, Brain Pickings – TRANSCEND Media Service
“It is impossible to find an answer which someday will not be found to be
wrong. I do not believe that science can disprove the existence of God; I
think that is impossible. And if it is impossible, is not a belief in
science and in a God — an ordinary God of religion — a consistent
STORIES TO INSPIRE YOU Honesty and Insight
<https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/05/honesty-and-insight/> by Dietrich
Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service
An Indian Guru realized that he was getting old and could not teach much
Read more... <https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/05/honesty-and-insight/>
HISTORY This Week in History
<https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/05/this-week-in-history-25/> by Satoshi
Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Servie
May 18-24 – QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Reserve your right to think, for even think
wrongly is better than not to think at all.” Hypatia of Alexandra
BIOGRAPHIES Malcolm X (May 19, 1925-Feb 21, 1965)
Biography – TRANSCEND Media Service
Civil Rights Activist, Minister – African-American leader and prominent
figure in the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X articulated concepts of race pride
and black nationalism in the 1950s and ’60s.
POETRY FORMAT The Lyric You Write and the Song You Sing
Udaya R. Tennakoon – TRANSCEND Media Service
The sky wrote an amazing lyric
The cloud composed a heavenly melody
In the night I saw the moon sings softy
With the chorus stars all around
IN OTHER LANGUAGES (Español) La ciencia sostiene que la felicidad está en
viajar y no en comprar bienes materiales
Journal of Positive Psychology – Diario Norte
La investigación publicada en el “Journal of Positive Psychology” afirma
que la gratificación instantánea generada al adquirir objetos como ropa,
zapatillas o joyas caras es únicamente pasajera.
(Français) Partenariat Trans-Pacifique et mort de la République
Ellen Brown, Investig’Action – TRANSCEND Media Service
La juge Ellen Brown relève comment cet accord ferait passer le droit des
multinationales avant celui des citoyens. Un problème qui se pose aussi à
travers le TTIP.
SHORT VIDEO CLIPS Fukushima Workshop at the World Uranium Symposium in
Fairewinds Energy Education – TRANSCEND Media Service
April 2015 – Fairewinds chief engineer Arnie Gundersen introduces new
scientific evidence to prove high radiation exposures in Japan due to the
Fukushima Daiichi Disaster.
Listen to the Music (MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK)
Doobie Brothers – TRANSCEND Media Service
Song recorded on their second album Toulouse Street and their first big hit
in 1972. A Classic of the 70s.
Microbeads – The Story of Stuff Project
storyofstuffproject – TRANSCEND Media Service
In two quick minutes we let viewers know all about microbeads—the tiny bits
of plastic increasingly found in everything from facial scrubs and soap to
toothpaste and makeup. Microbeads escape most water treatment plants and
end up in our rivers, lakes and oceans by the billions.
SATIRE Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans
Andy Borowitz – The New Yorker
The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a
virulent strain of humans who are virtually immune to any form of
verifiable knowledge, leaving scientists at a loss as to how to combat them.
JOKE OF THE WEEK Arriving <https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/05/arriving/> by
Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service
The director of a prison tells the warden, “Tomorrow, everything has to be
perfectly clean, the chief justice is coming.”
Read more... <https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/05/arriving/>
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