You are here

The vision for Evergreene Digest is to be the preferred one-stop on-line source for information and perspectives that major news entities exclude from the present day American conversation. The Internet makes it possible to loosen the grip on big media by taking the news into our own hands. We readers-turned-reporters can restore integrity to the nation's single most vital conduit for democratic participation, our media.

Home Page

Selected Articles: Obama’s “Humanitarian” Bombing Campaign “Against” the Islamic State (ISIS)

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Foreign%20Policy%20Banner.jpg

The Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Global Research News

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/%2522%40%2522%20Logo.jpg To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up here to receive the latest updates from all reader supported Evergreene Digest

http://www.globalresearch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/isis1-400x266.jpg June 28, 2016 | Obama’s “Humanitarian” Bombing Campaign “Against” the Islamic State (ISIS)

Michel Chossudovsky, June 27 2016

The humanitarian pretext is bogus, the air strikes are illegal, extensive war crimes have been committed, Obama is no protecting civilians. The civilian deaths resulting from the air strikes are deliberate.

 

http://www.globalresearch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/trump.jpeg  The 2016 U.S. Election: A Possible Repeat of the 1964 Election?

Rodrigue Tremblay, June 28 2016

The way this 2016 election campaign is unfolding, there is a good chance that it could be a repeat of the 1964 U.S. election. In both instances, a Democratic presidential candidate is facing a flawed and frightening Republican presidential candidate

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

The Global Research website at www.globalresearch.ca publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focusing on social, economic, strategic and environmental issues.

Full story … 

The Scourge of Neoliberalism: Why the Democratic Party Is Failing the Poor

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Politics%20Banner.jpg

  • "Never before has humanity depended so fully for the survival of us all on a social movement being willing to bet on impracticality," write Mark and Paul Engler, in a similar vein as John Dewey's observation, penned in the midst of the Great Depression, that it is, ultimately, "the pressure of necessity which creates and directs all political changes."
  • Related: This Is Our Neoliberal Nightmare: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Why the Market and the Wealthy Win Every Time

Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

http://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_large/public/views-article/democrats_neoliberalism.jpg?itok=okEvJuSI 'The problem is, ultimately, systemic: It is about who writes the rules, and how these rules act in the real world to create extraordinary gains for some while leaving others to compete, endlessly and ruthlessly, for the rest.' (Image: DonkeyHotey/flickr/cc)

Monday, August 22, 2016 | When Democrats began their rightward lurch in the late 1960's, they were not content to merely broaden their coalition in order to quell the rise of the ultra-reactionary right; they have been concerned, also, with preventing left-wing insurgencies that could spook their patrons and push the party left.

After Ronald Reagan's decisive victories — first in 1980 against an incumbent president whose administration had, in many ways, fueled the neoliberal turn, and again in 1984 — the efforts of Democrats eager to transform the party, both superficially and ideologically, intensified.

Jake Johnson is an independent writer.

Full story … 

Related:

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Donate%20Now%20%28Green%29.jpg Journalism with real independence and integrity is a rare thing. All reader supported Evergreene Digest relies - exclusively!- on reader donations. Click on the donation button above to make a contribution and support our work.


http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Money%20Pie.jpg This Is Our Neoliberal Nightmare: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Why the Market and the Wealthy Win Every Time, Anis Shivani, Salon / AlterNet 

The rage driving our politics stems from cruelty of capitalism. So why do we vote for those who worship the market?

Related: Bernie Sanders is a socialist? Some on the far left say sellout is more like it

 

 

The One Trillion Dollar War with Absolutely Nothing to Show for it.

 http://uziiw38pmyg1ai60732c4011.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/dropzone/2016/08/shutterstock_768877.jpg

  • What could have been done with one trillion dollars? How about infrastructure, how about Single Payer health care for all, how about free college for all? When Democrats, Republicans, and corporate media say such things are not affordable, they are lying. Easily affordable if we stopped our worldwide wars. All other major nations have these things; they can afford them because they don't just do war.
  • What fools we are.

Joseph Clifford, OpEdNews

Thanks to Evergreene Digest reader/contributor S Brian Willson for this contribution. 

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/PineTreeLogo%20%28Green%29_0.JPGWe are really struggling for the bare-bones budget that we need to function. The reason, the ratio of readers to donors is 1000 to 1. Many people are helping. Most are not. Have to break through that barrier.

 

 

In earnest,

Dave & the Crew


https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3109/3134323442_b83308b3e8.jpg Burning Money (image by purpleslog)   License   DMCA

8/19/2016 | We have become so accustomed to war we don't even bother to discuss it anymore. The war in Afghanistan has dragged on for almost 15 years, and it is no longer mentioned or discussed on corporate news.

The clown show, sometimes called a presidential race, has been reduced to two candidates, both of whom are hated by the voting public, and neither has raised the issue of Afghanistan once. The candidates have not been asked about it, and neither has spoken about it. It is the silent war that appears to be never ending, but just because it is not discussed does not mean you are not paying for it.

So far the tab is one trillion dollars and rising every day. 

Joseph Clifford lives in Rhode Island (RI) and has written a regular column for an online newspaper and has contributed many articles to various RI newspapers. His articles deal almost exclusively with American Foreign policy.

Full story … 

The Tragedy of the American Military

https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/2014/12/23/opener/1920.jpg?1440086856

  • The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation in which careless spending and strategic folly combine to lure America into endless wars it can’t win.
  • Related: Liberal Antiwar Activism is the Problem

James Fallows, the Atlantic

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Graphic%20%7C%20Arms%20at%20the%20Statue%20of%20Liberty.jpgJanuary/February, 2015 | in mid-September, while President Obama was fending off complaints that he should have done more, done less, or done something different about the overlapping crises in Iraq and Syria, he traveled to Central Command headquarters, at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. There he addressed some of the men and women who would implement whatever the U.S. military strategy turned out to be.

The part of the speech intended to get coverage was Obama’s rationale for re-engaging the United States in Iraq, more than a decade after it first invaded and following the long and painful effort to extricate itself. This was big enough news that many cable channels covered the speech live. I watched it on an overhead TV while I sat waiting for a flight at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. When Obama got to the section of his speech announcing whether he planned to commit U.S. troops in Iraq (at the time, he didn’t), I noticed that many people in the terminal shifted their attention briefly to the TV. As soon as that was over, they went back to their smartphones and their laptops and their Cinnabons as the president droned on.

James Fallows is a national correspondent for the Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter. His latest book is China Airborne.

Full story … 

Related:

Liberal Antiwar Activism is the Problem, Vincent Emanuele, Counterpunch

“Liberalism itself has failed, and for a pretty good reason. It has been too often compromised by the people who represented it.”  ― Hunter S. Thompson

 

The real issues in the 2016 US elections

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Politics%20Banner.jpg

  • The two officially recognized “third parties,” however, the Libertarians and the Green Party, offer no alternative to the Democrats and Republicans. 
  • Regardless of who wins in November, the ruling class is preparing a vast expansion of militarist violence and an intensification of the assault on the social and political rights of the working class.

Patrick Martin, World Socialist Website

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Support%20Independent%20Media.jpg   Journalism with real independence and integrity is a rare thing. All reader supported Evergreene Digest relies - exclusively!- on reader donations. Click on the donation button above to make a contribution and support our work.

 

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Another%20World%20Rainbow.jpg  15 August 2016 | With Election Day only 12 weeks away, the Democratic and Republican candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, are running the most right-wing campaigns in the history of the United States.

Last week, Trump and Clinton each gave what were billed by their campaigns as major addresses on economic policy. They did not go beyond the demagogy and right-wing nostrums that characterize American capitalist politics. Trump called for even more tax cuts for the rich. Clinton called for a continuation of the policies of the Obama administration, which has overseen the greatest redistribution of wealth from working people to the rich in American history.

Patrick Martin is a contributor to World Socialist Website.

Full story … 

Special Report | How Long Can Economic Reality Be Ignored?

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/New%20Economic%20Perspectives%20banner.jpg

  • Don’t expect the presstitutes, the politicians, or Wall Street to confront any of these questions.
  • When the crisis occurs, it will be blamed on Russia or China.

Paul Craig Roberts, paulcraigroberts.org

Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor John P. Stoltenberg

 

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Subscribe%20logo.jpg To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up here to receive the latest updates from all reader supported Evergreene Digest.

http://www.yourdictionary.com/images/articles/lg/2852.EconomicRecession.jpg   August 10, 2016 | Trump and Hitlery have come out with the obligatory “economic plans.” Neither them nor their advisors, have any idea about what really needs to be done, but this is of no concern to the media.

The presstitutes operate according to “pay and say.” They say what they are paid to say and that is whatever serves the corporations and the government. This means that the presstitutes like Hitlery’s economic plan and do not like Trump’s.

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. Roberts' latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West, How America Was Lost, and The Neoconservative Threat to World Order.

Full story … 

Section(s): 

A Voter’s Guide to Hillary Clinton’s Policies in Latin America

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Foreign%20Policy%20Banner.jpg

  • Support for coup regimes, militarization and privatization, trade deals that wreak economic havoc—they reveal the failure of Clintonism.
  • Related: "She's Baldly Lying": Dana Frank Responds to Hillary Clinton's Defense of Her Role in Honduras Coup

Greg Grandin, the Nation 

https://www.thenation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Protest_Mexico_Chilpancingo_rtr_img.jpg Members of the State Coordinator of Teachers of Guerrero (CETEG) run away from tear gas during a protest to mark the seven months of the Ayotzinapa students’ disappearance in Chilpancingo, Mexico, on April 26, 2015. (Reuters / Emiliano Torres)

April 15, 2016 | There’s been too little discussion of Latin America through the Democratic primary, including at last night’s debate, which didn’t touch on it. One candidate, Bernie Sanders, doesn’t have much of a track record to examine, although his broad rejection of neoliberalism and interventionism bode well for turning a page on US policy in the region. The other, Hillary Clinton, has accumulated a deep record, both before and during her tenure as secretary of state, which is worth examining in depth. So, in the interest of helping New Yorkers decide as they head to the polls on Tuesday, here’s a brief guide.

Honduras: By now, Clinton’s involvement in helping to institutionalize the 2009 coup against a reforming president who had the support of all of the country’s most courageous and bravest people—land reformers, gay activists, unionists, feminists, environmentalists, and so on—is well known. “Women’s rights are human rights,” Clinton famously declared. But in Honduras, she worked to legitimize the overthrow of a government that was trying to make the morning-after pill available and advance the rights of members of the LGBT community. In so doing, Clinton helped install a regime that has been killing women and men at an impressive clip. Death squads have returned to the country.

Greg Grandi teaches history at New York University and is the author, most recently, of Kissinger’s Shadow.

Full story … 

Related:

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Donate%20Now%20%28Green%29.jpgJournalism with real independence and integrity is a rare thing. All reader supported Evergreene Digest relies - exclusively!- on reader donations. Click on the donation button above to make a contribution and support our work.


"She's Baldly Lying": Dana Frank Responds to Hillary Clinton's Defense of Her Role in Honduras Coup, Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Rights%20%26%20Liberties%20Banner.jpg

  • As Hillary Clinton seeks to defend her role in the 2009 Honduras coup, we speak with Dana Frank, an expert on human rights and U.S. policy in Honduras. "This is breathtaking that she’d say these things. I think we’re all kind of reeling that she would both defend the coup and defend her own role in supporting its stabilization in the aftermath," Frank says. "I want to make sure that the listeners understand how chilling it is that a leading presidential candidate in the United States would say this was not a coup. … She’s baldly lying when she says we never called it a coup."
  • Related: How Hillary's Honduras Policy Killed Berta Cáceres

Liberal Antiwar Activism is the Problem

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Rethink%20Afghan%20Logo_0.jpg

  • “Liberalism itself has failed, and for a pretty good reason. It has been too often compromised by the people who represented it.”  ― Hunter S. Thompson
  • Related: The Tragedy of the American Military

 

Vincent Emanuele, Counterpunch

 

http://fair.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/AdFree2.jpg

 

http://uziiw38pmyg1ai60732c4011.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/dropzone/2016/08/shutterstock_768877.jpg August 5, 2016

 

August 5, 2016 | Every election season, veterans and their families are used as political pawns. During the Democratic National Convention in Philly, the Khans, the mother and father of a Marine Captain who was killed in Iraq, conveniently filled the role for Hillary Clinton and the Neoliberals. At the Republican National Convention, Patricia Smith gladly took the stage for the Neofascists and talked about the death of her son and the non-scandal that is, Benghazi.

In the meantime, anyone who opposes U.S. Empire is shit-out-of-luck when it comes to presidential elections and the two major parties. Here, we should commend Gary Johnson and Jill Stein for remaining principled in their views surrounding foreign policy, militarism, torture and surveillance. They’re the last of a dying breed.

Vincent Emanuele writes for teleSUR English and lives in Michigan City, Indiana.

 

Full story … 

 

 

Related:

https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/2014/12/23/opener/1920.jpg?1440086856The Tragedy of the American Military, James Fallows, the Atlantic

  • The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation in which careless spending and strategic folly combine to lure America into endless wars it can’t win.
  • Related: Liberal Antiwar Activism is the Problem

 

 

Pages

Subscribe to Home Page