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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, August 18, 2018

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Feature Article | Two Things We Can Do to Help Reunite Families, Jim Wallis, Sojourners

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I believe history will look back on this moment of how we treat immigrants in our country as a test of faith for which we will all be accountable and which will shape the meaning of faith and the response of a new generation in our future. It is time to act — and to start by reuniting separated migrant children from their families.

Publisher's Choice | America’s Derangement Syndrome Is a Danger to World Peace. Robert Gore, Strategic Culture  / Straight Line Logic

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  • Insanity of any kind can lead to insane results, and the insanity being demonstrated by so much of the American governing and chattering classes could lead to a war.
  • Strategic-Culture Editorial
  • Related: From the Archives: US Administration Defends Its RighttoStart Wars on a Whim

Of Special Interest | What If Banks Were Publicly Owned? In LA, This May Soon Be A Reality. David Dayen, HuffPost

  • https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5b6c897c1900001d0350182e.jpeg?cache=velntvvzmu&ops=scalefit_720_noupscaleVoters will decide in November whether to take city money out of the hands of big banks.
  • Related: From the Archives | Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks.

Bloggers & Columnists | Ray McGovern, David Swanson, Jim Wallis



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From the Archives | “No civilization would tolerate what America has done.” David Masciotra, AlterNet / Salon

It seems police can get away with anything.

Law & Justice


Why White Amerikanz Don’t Believe in ‘Personal Accountability’ for Police, Michael Gould-Wartofsky, In These Times

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Police%20Rush%20Protesters.jpgWhatever the explanation, there is a bewildering disconnect between white tolerance of police misconduct—including homicides—and the call for “personal accountability” that has long permeated our national policy discussions.
  • Recent protests have showcased American military might on domestic soil.
  • Related: ‘Dangerous precedent’ – Ray McGovern on excessive police force

Religion & Spirituality


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  • Part 1: It's time for #MeToo in the Catholic church.
  • Predator priests will only face justice when those they abused find the courage to speak up.
  • Part 2: Supporting The Catholic Church Means Supporting The Rape And Sexual Abuse Of Children.
  • The Catholic Church is a profoundly and irredeemably morally corrupt institution that allows children to be treated as disposable sex toys for predatory clergy.

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What If Banks Were Publicly Owned? In LA, This May Soon Be A Reality.

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  • Voters will decide in November whether to take city money out of the hands of big banks.
  • Related: From the Archives | Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks.

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08/18/2018 | York congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 33-year-old activist and organizer thundered, “We are witnessing the emergence of a solution, from profit and greed to collective prosperity. We can empower our community from the ground up. It’s time to take our power back.”

Tran’s organization, Public Bank LA, is leading the revival of an idea that had largely been discarded until the financial crisis. In November, Los Angeles voters will have the opportunity to approve a public bank for the city. If the measure passes, it would become the first government-owned bank developed in the United States since 1919.

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From the Archives | Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks. Ellen Brown, Web of Debt / Truthdig

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, August 11, 2018

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Feature Article | "Criminal Aliens" Vs. The West's Crimes Against Humanity, James Thindwa, Portside http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Families%20Belong%20Together%20Rally%2C%20San%20Diego.jpg

Thousands of people walk down Harbor Drive during the Families Belong Together rally and march in San Diego., Hayne Palmour IV/U-T

  • There is not enough space tocatalogue all the crimes committed collectively by western countries that now feel besieged by migrants of color.
  • Related: Jennifer Harbury: Today’s Refugee Crisis Is Blowback from U.S. DirtyWars  in Central America.

Publisher's Choice | Amazon Is Used to Promote White Supremacist Merchandise and Views, Report Says. Mihir Zaveri, New York (NY) Times

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  • Amazon is helping to line the pockets of hate groups.
  • “This is a conversation about morals and ethics and their own terms of service,” said Danielle Citron, a professor at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and author of the book “Hate Crimes in Cyberspace.”
  • Related: How did we let modern slavery become part of our everyday lives?

Of Special Interest | Why White Amerikanz Don’t Believe in ‘Personal Accountability’ for Police, Michael Gould-Wartofsky, In These Times

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Police%20Rush%20Protesters.jpgWhatever the explanation, there is a bewildering disconnect between white tolerance of police misconduct—including homicides—and the call for “personal accountability” that has long permeated our national policy discussions.
  • Recent protests have showcased American military might on domestic soil.
  • Related: ‘Dangerous precedent’ – Ray McGovern onexcessive police force

Bloggers & Columnists | Michel Chossudovsky, Amy Goodman, Gary G. Kohls, Ray McGovern, David Swanson

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  • Part 1: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • It was an act of sinister state terrorism.
  • Part 2: Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 7 things you should know
  • Things ... that are really important if we’re going to make sure this never happens again.
  • Part 3: The Goals of the Nuclear Disarmament Movement
  • Disarmament is the process of reducing and eradicating nuclear weapons

Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

From the Archives | “No civilization would tolerate what America has done.” David Masciotra, AlterNet  / Salon

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  • (We) have … been programmed into cruelty and apathy by (our) schools, churches, families, politics, and pop culture.
  • Institutional racism. Rampant income inequality. A broken justice system. America may never be a great society.
  • Related: Torture Is Who We Are
  • Related: Altruism and Sadism in Public Policy


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Why White Amerikanz Don’t Believe in ‘Personal Accountability’ for Police

  • Whatever the explanation, there is a bewildering disconnect between white tolerance of police misconduct—including homicides—and the call for “personal accountability” that has long permeated our national policy discussions.
  • Recent protests have showcased American military might on domestic soil.
  • Related: ‘Dangerous precedent’ – Ray McGovern onexcessive police force

Michael Gould-Wartofsky, In These Times

 

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2015/05/14 | Last week, as Baltimore braced for renewed protests over the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) prepared for battle. With state-of-the-art surveillance of local teenagers’ Twitter feeds, law enforcement had learned that a group of high school students was planning to march on the Mondawmin Mall. In response, the BPD did what any self-respecting police department in post-9/11 America would do: it declared war on the protesters.

Over the course of 24 hours, which would see economically devastated parts of Baltimore erupt in open rebellion, city and state police would deploy everything from a drone and a “military counter attack vehicle” known as a Bearcat to SWAT teams armed with assault rifles, shotguns loaded with lead pellets, barricade projectiles filled with tear gas, and military-style smoke grenades. The BPD also came equipped with “Hailstorm” or “Stingray” technology, developed in America’s distant war zones to conduct wireless surveillance of enemy communications.  This would allow officers to force cell phones to connect to it, to collect mobile data, and to jam cell signals within a one-mile radius.

Michael Gould-Wartofsky is the author of the new book The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement (Oxford University Press). He is a PhD candidate in Sociology at New York University. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, The Nation, Salon and Jacobin, and his research has been featured on PBS and NPR.

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Behind%20Bars%2C%20b%26w%20graphic.jpg‘Dangerous precedent’ – Ray McGovern on excessive police force, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Liberty activist and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern has been released by New York police, after spending hours behind bars. Joins RT to tell everyone what happened.
  • Part 1: Ray McGovern describes brutal arrest at Petraeus event
  • Part 2: Petraeus Spared Ray McGovern’s Question

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"Criminal Aliens" Vs. The West's Crimes Against Humanity

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Thousands of people walk down Harbor Drive during the Families Belong Together rally and march in San Diego., Hayne Palmour IV/U-T

  • There is not enough space to catalogue all the crimes committed collectively by western countries that now feel besieged by migrants of color.
  • Related: Jennifer Harbury: Today’s Refugee Crisis Is Blowback from U.S.DirtyWars  in Central America.

James Thindwa, Portside

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July 4, 2018 | tragic consequence of Donald Trump’s fixation with crimes committed by individual undocumented immigrants is that it overshadows crimes against humanity committed by the United States and its western allies. It is also deepening western denial about its long history of criminality against black and brown people in the Global South and the world over. When Bill O’Reilly challenged him about why he indulges murderous autocrats Donald Trump, in a rare moment candor by an American president pushed back: “What, you think our country is so innocent?” But he went further, “There are a lot of killers. We have a lot of killers.” But to hear Trump talk about immigration, white westerners are the victims of invasion and criminality by “illegal” immigrants. This newfound victimology is in sharp contrast to the reality of who has benefited most from the long history of western criminal invasion and economic subjugation that goes back to the Transatlantic slave trade. 
 
It is not clear what examples Trump had in mind, but I would like to offer a
shortcatalogue of western criminal culpability. How about: The aforementioned enslavement of 20 million Africans; the near extermination of Native Americans; violent colonial invasions and economic domination of the black and brown world; U.S. sanctioned bloody coups against democratically elected regimes in Chile, Iran and Congo, among others; the 2014 American-endorsed coup in Honduras; the invasion of Iraq under false pretense and the resulting in the death of nearly a million people; and the invasion of Libya and killing of Muammar Qaddafi. To be sure the crimes listed here were committed against individuals—witness Nelson Mandela’s long incarceration, the murders of Chile’s Salvador Allende, Congo’s Patrice Lumumba and Qaddafi, and the massacre of civilians by government forces in South Africa (Sharpeville and Soweto) other repressive regimes backed by the U.S.—but fundamentally, they were crimes against humanity, a term born out of the Nuremberg Trials. 

James Thindwa is a community organizer in the Chicago, Illinois, area. He heads Chicago Jobs with Justice, where he organizes for workers rights.

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Jennifer Harbury: Today’s Refugee Crisis Is Blowback from U.S. Dirty Wars  in Central America. Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

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  • In our special broadcast from the U.S.-Mexico border, we speak to human rights lawyer Jennifer Harbury, who has lived here in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas for over 40 years and has been active in the response to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. Her husband, Efraín Bámaca Velásquez, was a Mayan comandante and guerrilla who was disappeared after he was captured by the Guatemalan army in the 1980s. After a long campaign, she found there was U.S. involvement in the cover-up of her husband’s murder and torture. Now she continues to work with people fleeing violence in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
  • Related: Column - Sorting out facts and fears in the immigration debate

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, August 4, 2018.

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Feature Article | New Study Confirms That American Workers Are Getting Ripped Off, Eric Levitz, New York Magazine

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(Trump's) right to claim that Americans are getting the short end. But the primary cause of that fact isn’t bad trade agreements or “job killing” regulations — its the union-busting laws and court rulings that the president has done so much to abet.
 

Publisher's Choice | Five Things That Would Reduce Out of Control Russophobia, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: Five Things That Would Make The CIA/CNN Russia Narrative More Believable
I do not believe the establishment Russia narrative.
Part 2: Russiaphobia Is Out of Control
Mueller’s “indictment” of 13 Russians and 3 companies is just another hoax.

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There are three things that are almost always underestimated: the U.S. military budget, altruism, and sadism.

Bloggers & Columnists | Caitlin Johnstone,  Paul Craig Roberts, David Swanson, Thom Hartman

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Paul McCartney brought James Corden to tears with the story behind 'Let It Be.' Mark Shrayber, Upworthy

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Watch the full video below, free your tears, feel the full spectrum of your emotions, and then get to work making the‌‌ world the awesome place we all know it can be.
 

Critical Thinking

Complexity is largely ignored in today's moral judgments: The Meaning Of Good And Evil In Perilous Times. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Complexity is largely ignored in today's moral judgments.
  • We are quick to condemn, with scant effort to understand.
  • Part 2: The Meaning Of Good And Evil In Perilous Times
  • You can’t stamp out conscience.

Government & Politics

Special Report | Trump Is in Major Legal and Political Trouble — His Desperate Attempts to Escape Could Lead America to Catastrophe. Thom Hartmann <>, Independent Media Institute (IMI).

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Donald%20Trump%20%7C%20Salon%2C%20Getty%3AMandel%20Ngan.jpgWhile the time for freak-out is hopefully far in the future, imagining and gaming out our response to some of the worst-case and most extreme possibilities is not at all a hysterical reaction. If anything, it’s the essence of prudence.
  • What do you think he could do? And how should we best react?
  • Related: From the Archives | The dangerous cult of Donald Trump

AHNC | A Shakespeare Quotation

"How ill white hairs become a fool and jester!" Wm Shakespeare

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Special Project | An Hiroshima, Nagasaki Memorial Reader

  • Part 1: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • It was an act of sinister state terrorism.
  • Part 2: Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 7 things you should know
  • Things ... that are really important if we’re going to make sure this never happens again.
  • Part 3: The Goals of the Nuclear Disarmament Movement
  • Disarmament is the process of reducing and eradicating nuclear weapons.

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

 

Part 1: Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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The United States killed 200-300 thousand innocent Japanese civilians with atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki … intentionally.  It was an act of sinister state terrorism.

Global Research News, Global Research

August 06, 2018 |

  • The Satanic Nature of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Hiroshima: A “Military Base” according to President Harry Truman
  • The Bombing of Nagasaki August 9, 1945: The Un-Censored Version
  • Secret Meeting on the Privatization of Nuclear War Held on Hiroshima Day 2003
  • Hiroshima Child

The Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) is an independent research and media organization based in Montreal.

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Part 2: Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 7 things you should know

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The paper cranes are not just a symbol of peace, but also a call to action. They are a reminder that we must keep pushing to see the #endofnukes.

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)  / Rise Up Times

August 3, 2018 | [The week of August 5, 2018] marks 73 years since two atomic bombs were dropped over the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed and maimed, and the effects are still being felt today. But while the mushroom clouds became iconic symbols of mass destruction, and the paper cranes a symbol of hope for a nuclear-free world, there are many things you may not know – or may have forgotten – that are really important if we’re going to make sure this never happens again.

#1 More than 210,000 people were killed

By the end of 1945, the bombing had killed an estimated 140,000 people in Hiroshima, and a further 74,000 in Nagasaki. In the years that followed, many of the survivors would face leukemia, cancer, or other terrible side effects from the radiation.

“Each person had a name. Each person was loved by someone. Let us ensure that their deaths were not in vain.” - Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of the August 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, December 2017

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in one hundred countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. This landmark global agreement was adopted in New York on 7 July 2017.

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Part 3: The Goals of the Nuclear Disarmament Movement


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Disarmament is the process of reducing and eradicating nuclear weapons, as well as ensuring that countries without weapons are not able to develop them. This movement holds that there is never a legitimate use for nuclear arms, and peace will only come with complete disarmament.

Brionne Frazier, ThoughtCo

July 18, 2018 | Nuclear disarmament is the process of reducing and eradicating nuclear weapons, as well as ensuring that countries without nuclear weapons are not able to develop them. The movement to denuclearize hopes to eliminate the possibility of nuclear war because of its potential for catastrophic consequences, as demonstrated by the United States’ bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. This movement holds that there is never a legitimate use for nuclear weapons, and peace will only come with complete disarmament.

Origins of the Anti-Nuclear Weapons Movement

In 1939, Albert Einstein informed President Theodore Roosevelt that the Nazis in Germany were close to building a nuclear weapon. In response, President Roosevelt formed the Advisory Committee on Uranium, which then led to the creation of the Manhattan Project to research nuclear weapon capabilities. The United States was the first nation to successfully build and detonate an atomic bomb.

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