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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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Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

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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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, July 28, 2018

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Feature Article | Mainstream media’s moral cowardice: Time for the (NY) Times (and everyone else) to stand against evil. Chauncey DeVega, Salo

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Lunch counter sit in protest, 1960; Anti Trump protest, 2018 (AP/Mark Lennihan)

  • In covering Trump, media too often defaults to lazy what-aboutism. History tells us cowardice will be punished.
  • Related: Your rage at Trump is justified.

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.
     

Of Special Interest | New Study Confirms That American Workers Are Getting Ripped Off. Eric Levitz, New York Magazine

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/McDonald%27s%20Employees%20Fight%20for%20Higher%20Wages.jpgWhy we fight. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

(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.
 

Bloggers & Columnists | Heather Digby Parton, Chauncey DeVega


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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Donald%20Trump%20%7C%20Salon%2C%20Getty%3AMandel%20Ngan.jpgSeries | A Nation Under Trump, Week Ending July 28, 2018, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Trump’s incompetence: Secret weapon?
  • Is this terrifying bumbler the GOP’s secret weapon?
  • Part 2: Your rage at Trump is justified.
  • Your rage at Trump is justified: Don’t let scolds like the New York Times shame you for it.

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Mainstream media’s moral cowardice: Time for the (NY) Times (and everyone else) to stand against evil.

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Lunch
countersit in protest, 1960; Anti Trump protest, 2018 (AP/Mark Lennihan)

  • In covering Trump, media too often defaults to lazy what-aboutism. History tells us cowardice will be punished.
  • Related: Your rage at Trump is justified.

Chauncey DeVega, Salon

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June 22, 2018 | False equivalency is a form of moral cowardice.

On Wednesday, the New York Times featured another story on the political discord and chaos caused by Donald Tump's presidency. The Times' headline read "In Era of Trump, Incivility Spreads in a Divided Nation."

Chauncey DeVega is a politics staff writer for Salon. His essays can also be found at Chaunceydevega.com. He also hosts a weekly podcast, The Chauncey DeVega Show.

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Your rage at Trump is justified. Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon

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  • Your rage at Trump is justified: Don’t let scolds like the New York Times shame you for it.
  • There’s a myth that goodness exists independent of rage. It’s a lie to keep those being held down from rising up.

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, July 21, 2018

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Feature Article | This Political Hell was Created by Rigged Primaries and Horrible Establishment Candidates, Not “Protest Votes.” Ian Berman, MintPress News

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  • The only way I will ever accept my choice being called a protest vote is if establishment Democrats acknowledge the primary was insurmountably rigged on Clinton’s behalf.
  • Buck the Establishment


Publisher's Choice | The Most Incompetent Demagogue In History, Robert Kuttner, Huffpost
http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Trump%20Mocks%20Disabled%20NY%20Times%20Reporter_1.jpgNo one likes us
I don’t know why
We may not be perfect
But heaven knows we try
But all around
Even our old friends put us down
Let’s drop the big one
And see what happens…
- Randy Newman, “Political Science,” 1972


Of Special Interest | Collin Daybell | Republicans and Democrats
 

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Collin%20Daybell%20%7C%20Republicans%20and%20Democrats.jpgNo matter how many times they claim to be “progressive” or “socialist” if they are Democrats they aren’t either.
 

Bloggers & Columnists | Chris Hedges, David Swanson, Glenn Greenwald

 


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Chris Hedges: Know That If We Resist We Keep Hope Alive. Christopher Smiley with Chris Hedges, Dandelion Salad

  • “Accept sorrow—for who cannot be profoundly sorrowful at the state of our nation, the world and our ecosystem—but know that in resistance there is a balm that leads to wisdom and, if not joy, a strange, transcendent happiness. Know that if we resist we keep hope alive.”
  • Related: Don’t let the Democrats censor the real resistance, Gloria La Riva, Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL)


Government & Politics

 https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1828/42591212255_707f2b483b_z.jpgThe Intelligence Community is Neither by David Swanson, David Swanson, Dandelionsalad

  • and Sam Husseini Dragged out of Press Conference
  • and Debate: Glenn Greenwald vs Joe Cirincione
  • Related: David Swanson Discusses “Curing American Exceptionalism”


Human Rights

The Trump policy of separating children from their parents is what the US has always done. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Immigration%20Banner_0.jpgPart 1: Trump Administration’s Policy of Separating Children is Reminiscent of Indian Boarding Schools
  • The Trump administration of separating children from their parents is not a novel idea. It is not a new thing exercised by the federal government.
  • Part 2: Separating Families? It’s What the US has Always Done
  • The solution is … to call upon all Americans to be better humans.
  • Related: Column: Sorting out facts and fears in the immigration debate, Michael Leiber, Lyndsay Boggess, Bryanna Fox and Richard Moule, Jr., Special to the Tampa Bay (FL) Times

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Series | Make America Kind Again. Sarah Thebarge, Patheos


Maybe America needs to become kind for the very first time.
 


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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, July 14, 2018.

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Feature Article | Our challenge really is against the stupidity and cognitive dissonance that rules us today. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Portrait%20Well-to-Do%20Psuedo-Intellectual.jpgPart 1: Vandana Shiva, physicist and thinker: our challenge really is against the stupidity that rules us today
  • "We are not atomized producers and consumers, we are part of an earth community, we are part of a human community…"
  • Part 2: The Entire Western World Lives In Cognitive Dissonance
  • The Western mind … (is) so full of propagandistic nonsense that there is no connection to reality.

Publisher's Choice | Ralph Nader: The Democrats Are Unable to Defend the U.S. from the “Most Vicious” Republican Party in History. Jon Schwarz the Intercept

https://theintercept.imgix.net/wp-uploads/sites/1/2017/06/ralph-nader-1498252482.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&q=90&fit=crop&w=1440&h=720Ralph Nader in Washington, D.C. in 2008. Photo: Stephen Voss/Redux

There are some people who think the Democratic Party can be reformed from within by changing the personnel. I say good luck to that. What’s happened in the last twenty years? They’ve gotten more entrenched. Get rid of Pelosi, you get Steny Hoyer. You get rid of Harry Reid, you get [Charles] Schumer. Good luck.

Of Special Interest | U.S. Supreme Court nomination: Senators, demand answers to these questions — before it’s too late. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: There’s So Much You Don’t Know About Brett Kavanaugh
  • And you probably won’t until it’s too late.
  • Part 2: U.S. Supreme Court nomination: Senators, ask these questions — and demand answers
  • No more softball. Political handlers have taken the wrong message from past confirmation hearings. 
  • Related: Anthony Kennedy, You Are a Total Disgrace to America

Bloggers & Columnists | Amy Goodman, Ralph Nader





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Obstruction of justice, presidential immunity, impeachment: What you need to know, Louis Jacobson, John Kruzel, PolitiFact

http://static.politifact.com.s3.amazonaws.com/politifact/photos/Nixon_on_phone.jpgRichard Nixon in the Oval Office. (National Archives)

Unlike the judicial system, impeachment is ultimately a political process. A majority of lawmakers, rather than a jury or a judge, is charged with determining what constitutes a high crime or misdemeanor. And given that Republicans control bothchambersfor now, any impeachment of Trump seems unlikely.

Human Rights

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

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Jennifer%20Harbury.jpgIn 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, ElSalvadorand Honduras.
  • Related: Column - Sorting out facts and fears in the immigration debate


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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, July 7, 2018.

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Feature Article | Rendezvous with Oblivion, Kirkus Review

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/US%20Flag-%20American%20Exceptionalism.jpgA liberal commentator offers his scathing take on contemporary American politics and culture.
  • Essays by Thomas Frank
  • Special Report | The Coming Collapse of the US Empire

Publisher's Choice | Column: Sorting out facts and fears in the immigration debate, Michael Leiber, Lyndsay Boggess, Bryanna Fox and Richard Moule, Jr., Special to the Tampa Bay (FL) Times

http://www.tampabay.com/storyimage/HI/20180706/ARTICLE/307069997/AR/0/AR-307069997.jpg?MaxW=950&cachebuster=68821A young girl grasps her mother's hand as dozens of undocumented immigrant families are released from detention at the bus station in McAllen, Texas, June 26, 2018. Trump administration officials said on Wednesday that it would be difficult to comply with the timetable in a federal court order requiring the reunification of migrant children and parents who were separated at the border. (Callaghan O'Hare/New York Times)

  • The research does not indicate that there is a growing illegal immigration problem, or that immigrants commit more crime.
  • Related: Select Articles | The Challenges and Opportunities of Undocumented Immigrants, Week Ending June 16, 2018

Of Special Interest | Anthony Kennedy, You Are a Total Disgrace to America. Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast / Reader Supported News

  • No one expected Kennedy to allow Donald Trump to pick his successor. But he has. And it should forever taint his legacy as a jurist.
  • Related: Anthony Kennedy Did Not Swing!

 

Bloggers & Columnists | Thomas Frank, Howard Zinn, ‪Caitlin Johnstone‬

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Activism & Organizing

Take Action: Stop the slow strangulation of the Social Security Administration. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • https://gallery.mailchimp.com/d5dce077ca077937100ce9d76/_compresseds/ee05735a-567d-4c64-8fb1-5d0eef72b7f7.jpgPart 1: The slow strangulation of Social Security Administration
  • It’s all part and parcel of the Republican "small government" philosophy.
  • Part 2: Take Action: Stop Trump’s “Tax Scam Round 2” for the rich and powerful
  • Emboldening GOP lawmakers to demand even more cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security

Economics

From the Archives | Socialism: Our Alternative To The Madness Of The Market, Eric RuderSocialist Worker / Dandelion Salad

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Workers must take control of the economy’s productive resources, and this will require a massive struggle, animated by a vision of a different kind of society.

Government & Politics

Special Project | A 4th of July Holiday Reader, Week Ending July 7, 2018, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • https://www.mintpressnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DgnKl9PUEAAqxXg.jpgPart 1: What Are You Actually Celebrating This Fourth of July?
  • What if the entire system — elections, protections, legislation, adjudication, militarization, all of it — were rigged beyond the people’s ability to reform it?
  • Part 2: Put Away The Flags by Howard Zinn
  • These ways of thinking — cultivated, nurtured, indoctrinated from childhood on — have been useful to those in power, and deadly for those out of power.
  • Part 3: America Celebrates Lateral Transition From Monarchy To Corporatist Oligarchy
  • Today America is celebrating your lateral promotion from housekeeping to laundry staff.

Law & Justice

Anthony Kennedy Did Not Swing! Tom Hall, LA Progressive
He is, in fact, a standard Reagan era, corporatist, racist, misogynist judge, who happened to write a couple of opinions that reflected one small area of decency in his work.

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