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Howard Zinn | The Intimately Oppressed

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton lived as a mother, a housewife, full of resentment at her condition. She declared: “A woman is a nobody. A wife is everything.”

Howard Zinn, Dandelion Salad

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February 3, 2016 | It is possible, reading standard histories, to forget half the population of the country. The explorers were men, the landholders and merchants men, the political leaders men, the military figures men. The very invisibility of women, the overlooking of women, is a sign of their submerged status.

In this invisibility they were something like black slaves (and thus slave women faced a double oppression). The biological uniqueness of women, like skin color and facial characteristics for Negroes, became a basis for treating them as inferiors. True, with women, there was something more practically important in their biology than skin color-their position as childbearers-but this was not enough to account for the general push backward for all of them in society, even those who did not bear children, or those too young or too old for that. It seems that their physical characteristics became a convenience for men, who could use, exploit, and cherish someone who was at the same time servant, sex mate, companion, and bearer-teacher-warden of his children.

Howard Zinn was one of America’s most distinguished (and valuable) historians. Writing history with an eye to defuse the myths favoring the privileged orders since the nation’s beginnings, his history is an eye-opener for anyone wishing to learn the truth about the United States, especially in an age of deliberate falsification.

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Special Project | US Wars and Covert Actions Around the World: Week Ending February 6, 2016

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  • For decades beginning during the Cold War, US policy in the Islamic world has been aimed at suppressing secular reformist and leftist movements. Beginning with the CIA-engineered coup against a secular democratic reform government in Iran in 1953 (it was about oil), Washington has propped up dictators, coaching these regimes in the black arts of torture and mayhem against secular liberals and the left. 
  • 9 New Items including:
    • MLK's vehement condemnations of US militarism are more relevant than ever
    • Shout King Held All Americans Responsible For Atrocity Wars For Lucrative Predatory Investments
    • U.S approves $800 million sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq
    • It's a Farce and a $cam! The American Way of War in the 21st Century
    • Israeli and US Complicity in Palestinian Oppression, November 11, 2015
    • International Organizations Condemn U.S. for attacking Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan
    • The United States Probably Has More Foreign Military Bases Than Any Other People
    • Privatizing the Apocalypse: How Nuclear Weapons Companies Commandeer Your Tax Dollars
    • Wars, Refugees And The Complete Lack Of Leadership Everywhere

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

 

https://riseuptimes.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/if-war-is-the-answer.jpg?w=540MLK's vehement condemnations of US militarism are more relevant than ever, Glenn Greenwald, Guardian

  • His vital April 4, 1967 speech is a direct repudiation of the sophistry now used to defend US violence and aggression.
  • Shout King Held All Americans Responsible For Atrocity Wars For Lucrative Predatory Investments

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Shout King Held All Americans Responsible For Atrocity Wars For Lucrative Predatory Investments, Jay Janson, Countercurrents 

What the world and most every Americans under the age of fifty, do not know … is that exactly one year before being assassinated, Rev. King condemned the US war in Vietnam and all previous "atrocity wars and covert violence on three continents since 1945 meant to maintain unjust predatory investments" and held all Americans, including himself, responsible for these atrocity wars for "not being willing to give up the pleasures and privileges that come from the immense profits from those predatory investment the wars and violence had been protecting."

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U.S approves $800 million sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq, Reuters

America sold Iraq $Billions of dollars worth of new and improved WMD just last year ...

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It's a Farce and a $cam! The American Way of War in the 21st Century, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • The Keystone Cops and Al Capone Meet Gunpowder
  • Part 1: How Western Militarists Are Playing Into the Hands of ISIS
  • Part 2: It’s a $cam! The American Way of War in the 21st Century

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Israeli and US Complicity in Palestinian Oppression, November 11, 2015, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Netanyahu's Arrogance; Our Stupidity
  • Part 2: Military aid to Israel and US complicity

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International Organizations Condemn U.S. for attacking Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • Part 1: We Have Committed a War Crime: 'Patients Were Burning in Their Beds'
  • Part 2: I Have No Words to Express This - It Is Unspeakable

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The United States Probably Has More Foreign Military Bases Than Any Other People, Nation, or Empire in History, David Vine, Tom Dispatch / the Nation

  • And it’s doing us more harm than good.
  • Privatizing the Apocalypse: How Nuclear Weapons Companies Commandeer Your Tax Dollars

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Privatizing the Apocalypse: How Nuclear Weapons Companies Commandeer Your Tax Dollars, Richard Krushnic and Jonathan Alan King, Tom Dispatch / Portside

At the moment, the corporate-nuclear complex is hidden in our midst, its budgets and funds shielded from public scrutiny, its project hardly noticed. It's a formula for disaster. 

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Wars, Refugees And The Complete Lack Of Leadership Everywhere, Alan Hart, Countercurrents

  • If Obama had demonstrated real leadership … I think the countdown to catastrophe for Syria, the region and possibly the whole world could have been stopped.
  • A guide to the worst refugee crisis since WWII

Ways to Stop Cooperating with the Ruling Elite and Bring Down the Pyramids of Control

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  • Non-cooperation is quite simply the key to our freedom.
  • You don’t need to influence politicians, or ignite a mass protest, or wait for an uprising. 
  • Oh, Freedom! Be the Change You Seek!
  • Part 1: 9 Ways to Stop Cooperating with the Ruling Elite’s Control System
  • Part 2: 10 Ways to Stop Being a Slave and Bring Down the Pyramids of Control

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest



Part 1: 9 Ways to Stop Cooperating with the Ruling Elite’s Control System

  • The system and its unconscious nature will break down.
  • Our non-cooperation will no longer give the ruling elite’s control system its power.  Non-cooperation will take us up and away from getting further dragged down towards the terminal precipice.
  • Non-cooperation is quite simply the key to our freedom.

Paul A. Phillips, Activist Post

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How long will it take for the masses to wake up to these grossly restricting laws and realize how un-free they are?  The masses’ unchallenging complacency with these laws has been made that much easier through social conditioning engineered over the years by the ruling elite.

You can read more from Paul Philips at his site NewParadigm.ws.

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Part 2: 10 Ways to Stop Being a Slave and Bring Down the Pyramids of Control

Significantly, these are all things you can do on your own.  You don’t need to influence politicians, or ignite a mass protest, or wait for an uprising.  There is no cavalry coming. You are the change you seek. Get out there and become more self-reliant and the system will lose its grip on you.  If enough of us do this, the system will fall apart by its own unsustainable making.  Refuse to be a slave today and unchain others by sharing this article and implementing the tips on this list.

Activist Post

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Past slavery was largely based on force (thus was much more obvious), but modern-day slavery is actually more widespread because global slave masters use all of the scientific tools at their disposal to win hearts and control minds, convincing us that our hands and feet are free, so we must be living self-directed lives.

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MLK's vehement condemnations of US militarism are more relevant than ever.

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  • His vital April 4, 1967 speech is a direct repudiation of the sophistry now used to defend US violence and aggression.
  • Shout King Held All Americans Responsible For Atrocity Wars For Lucrative Predatory Investments.

Glenn Greenwald, Guardian

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Monday 21 January 2013 | The civil right achievements of Martin Luther King are quite justly the focus of the annual birthday commemoration of his legacy. But it is remarkable, as I've noted before on this holiday, how completely his vehement anti-war advocacy is ignored when commemorating his life (just as his economic views are). By King's own description, his work against US violence and militarism, not only in Vietnam but generally, was central - indispensable - to his worldview and activism, yet it has been almost completely erased from how he is remembered.

King argued for the centrality of his anti-militarism advocacy most eloquently on April 4, 1967, at Riverside Church in New York City - exactly one year before the day he was murdered. That extraordinary speech was devoted to answering his critics who had been complaining that his anti-war activism was distracting from his civil rights work ("Peace and civil rights don't mix, they say. Aren't you hurting the cause of your people, they ask?"). King, citing seven independent reasons, was adamant that ending US militarism and imperialism was not merely a moral imperative in its own right, but a prerequisite to achieving any meaningful reforms in American domestic life.

Glenn Greenwald, winner of the Polk Award for national security reporting, is an American columnist, blogger, and author. He was a columnist for Guardian US from August 2012 to October 2013. He was a columnist for Salon.com from 2007 to 2012.

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Shout King Held All Americans Responsible For Atrocity Wars For Lucrative Predatory Investments, Jay Janson, Countercurrents 

What the world and most every Americans under the age of fifty, do not know … is that exactly one year before being assassinated, Rev. King condemned the US war in Vietnam and all previous "atrocity wars and covert violence on three continents since 1945 meant to maintain unjust predatory investments" and held all Americans, including himself, responsible for these atrocity wars for "not being willing to give up the pleasures and privileges that come from the immense profits from those predatory investment the wars and violence had been protecting."

Noam Chomsky Says GOP Is 'Literally A Serious Danger To Human Survival’

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  • The MIT professor and noted author said "strategic voting" can keep Republican candidates away from the levers of power.
  • Special Project | Why I'm Not Ready for Either Bernie or Hillary, Week Ending January 23, 2016

Matt Ferner, Huffington Post

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01/25/2016 | Noam Chomsky, the noted radical and MIT professor emeritus, said the Republican Party has become so extreme in its rhetoric and policies that it poses a “serious danger to human survival.”

“Today, the Republican Party has drifted off the rails,” Chomsky, a frequent critic of both parties, said in an interview Monday with The Huffington Post. “It’s become what the respected conservative political analysts Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein call ‘a radical insurgency’ that has pretty much abandoned parliamentary politics.”

Matt Ferner, National Reporter, Huffington Post

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Special Project | Why I'm Not Ready for Either Bernie or Hillary, Week Ending January 23, 2016, Compiled by David Culver <evergreenedigest@earthlink.net>, Ed., Evergreene Digest <http://evergreenedigest.org>

  • Bernie Sanders is not a socialist. No way, no how. He’s not even a democratic socialist, as it is practiced in the Scandinavian nations.  Fact is the socialists don’t want Sanders. Here’s why.
  • (Clinton's) blundered into a position (on health care) that no one agrees with and no one respects. Worse, it's a position that makes people think Clinton doesn't respect them.
  • Part 1: Bernie Sanders is no socialist. Socialism is his brand, but he’s a Democrat in every way but name
  • Part 2: Hillary Clinton doesn't trust you

Do the Right Thing?

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  • "And -- and -- you know, it goes back to the whole concept of regulations, which are in everything. The reason that I -- I hate them so much is because every single regulation costs in terms of goods and services." -Ben Carson
  • Who Poisoned Flint, Michigan? 

Carl Petersen, OpEdNews

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It is not uncommon for businesses in California to complain that they have to deal with too many regulations. Unlike their brethren in Texas, they have to deal with inconveniences like state fire codes and contributions to workers' compensation insurance, which they say puts them at a competitive disadvantage. In response, some threaten to relocate their business from Los Angeles to cities like Houston, which does not even have zoning laws. Government regulation is viewed as unnecessary "government interference" because these critics say that "market forces regulate the seller as strictly as any bureaucrat could". The 2,258 households that have been displaced by the Porter Ranch Gas Leak are living within the fallacy of this argument.

There is no doubt that government officials and the bureaucrats that they employ have failed the residents of Porter Ranch and the problem was not that Sempra Energy was too highly regulated. Natural gas has been leaking uncontrolled from an antiquated well since at least October 23, and "it does not appear that Southern California Gas violated any regulations."

Carl Petersen: My activism goes back to 1988 when I had just moved to Los Angeles to attend Musician's Institute. I saw a flyer requesting help to defend against Operation Rescue's planned attempts to shut down family planning clinics and volunteered.

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Who Poisoned Flint, Michigan? Stephen Rodrick, Rolling Stone

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  • In Flint, Michigan, the feds and the state are investigating what one water expert calls one of the greatest American drinking-water disasters he's ever seen.
  • A writer returns home to find a toxic disaster, giant government failure and countless children exposed to lead
  • Do the Right Thing?

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