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  • He deserves credit, however, for a decision that's best for Minnesota.
  • Related: Al Franken has to go.

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December 7, 2017 | U.S. Sen. Al Franken is leaving Congress much the way he entered it, amid a swirl of controversy and surrounded by equally ardent defenders and detractors.

Franken’s fall was swift — a matter of weeks between the first accusation and Thursday’s pledge to resign. It reflects a rapidly shifting national dialogue on sexual harassment and misconduct that is quickly creating a new order, one in which there is little tolerance for the kind of behavior that earlier might easily have been dismissed or gotten a mere wrist slap.

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(This) is the final reason to ax Franken: to set an example. If we as a people demonstrate that this sort of behavior means an instant end to one's political career, future up-and-coming politicos — and the broader population in general — might just internalize the lesson, and stop abusing people.

Urgent: Take Action to Save the Open Internet

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  • Despite massive growing resistance, the FCC just voted to advance rules that could slow down and censor the Internet by allowing ISPs to discriminate when they deliver content. Everyone needs to take action right now.
  • Don't let Comcast and AT&T control the future of the Internet. "Dear FCC, we need real net neutrality. Protect internet users from monopolistic ISPs and don't let companies censor, slow down, or block websites while requiring other sites to pay for faster service. Please stand up for all Internet users and our right to communicate."

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Now the FCC has announced plans to destroy net neutrality, the very foundation of an internet-based independent media, before Christmas. Working together we must stop them from doing this and here's how.

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Fighting for net neutrality is not a fool's errand, a waste of time and effort. The FCC's net neutrality repeal has sparked backlash. “People from across the political spectrum are coming out of the woodwork to engage in this issue, and the real question now is if Congress is listening,” said Evan Greer, the campaign director for the pro-net neutrality group Fight for the Future said.

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We thought we had the battle won in the waning days of the Obama administration. However, the FCC, under the chairmanship of Trump appointee Ajit Pai, a Republican, has rejoined the battle for net neutrality. The battle over net neutrality is as hot as ever.

Much has been published about this issue in the pages of Evergreen Digest, principally in our Media, Government, and Activism sections. Learn more about it by searching terms like "Net Neutrality" and "Ajit Pai" in our search box. Stay up to date by frequently visiting us and the websites of the two organizations leading the fight: Free Press and Fight for the Future.

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FCC's net neutrality repeal sparks backlash on private data grabs by internet and telecom giants, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1:  FCC's net neutrality repeal sparks backlash
    • People from across the political spectrum are coming out of the woodwork to engage in this issue.
  • Part 2: Help Minnesota protect consumers from private data grabs by internet and telecom giants.
    • Weigh in against possible FCC action that would hinder the Legislature in this area. 
  • Related: The FCC sabotaged its own Net Neutrality public comments process and distorted the facts

 

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The FCC sabotaged its own Net Neutrality public comments process and distorted the facts, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • Part 1:  The FCC sabotaged its own public comments process.
    • Congress needs to stop them from voting to kill net neutrality on December 14
  • Part 2: Fight for the Future statement on Ajit Pai’s ridiculous speech
    • Pai’s distortion of the facts here can only be described as Orwellian. He’s citing free speech as his reason for gutting free speech protections.
  • Related: Special Project | How the Grinch Is Stealing the Internet

 

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I’m a Depression historian. The GOP tax bill is straight out of 1929.

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People gather on the subtreasury building steps across from the New York Stock Exchange in New York on “Black Thursday” on Oct. 24, 1929. The Great Depression followed thereafter. (AP)

  • Republicans are again sprinting toward an economic cliff.
  • The plain fact that the trickle-down approach has never worked leaves Republicans unfazed.
  • Related: Revolution Ahead for U.S. if GOP Tax Plan Rigged for the Rich Is Not Defeated.

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November 30, 2017 | “There are two ideas of government,” William Jennings Bryan declared in his 1896 “Cross of Gold” speech. “There are those who believe that if you will only legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous their prosperity will leak through on those below. The Democratic idea, however, has been that if you legislate to make the masses prosperous their prosperity will find its way up through every class which rests upon them.”

That was more than three decades before the collapse of the economy in 1929. The crash followed a decade of Republican control of the federal government during which trickle-down policies, including massive tax cuts for the rich, produced the greatest concentration of income in the accounts of the richest 0.01 percent at any time between World War I and 2007 (when trickle-down economics, tax cuts for the hyper-rich, and deregulation again resulted in another economic collapse).

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  • Part 1: Huge Human Inequality Study Hints Revolution is in Store for U.S.
  • Every society has a tipping point.
  • Part 2: How to Stop a Tax Plan Rigged for the Rich
  • Average Americans today face political elites hellbent on a tax ‘reform’ that funnels new fortunes to the already fortunate.

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Feature Article | Revolution Ahead for U.S. if GOP Tax Plan Rigged for the Rich Is Not Defeated, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Huge Human Inequality Study Hints Revolution is in Store for U.S.
  • Every society has a tipping point.
  • Part 2: How to Stop a Tax Plan Rigged for the Rich
  • Average Americans today face political elites hellbent on a tax ‘reform’ that funnels new fortunes to the already fortunate.

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Publisher's Choice | North Korea Still Struggles with America’s Lethal Legacy. Some Facts, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

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  • Part 1: North Korea – As Trump Threatens, the Nation Still Struggles with America’s Lethal Legacy
  • “Throughout the world, on any given day, a man, woman or child is likely to be displaced, tortured, killed or ‘disappeared’ … More often than not, the United States shares the blame.” (Amnesty International, 1996.)
  • Part 2: North Korea: A Threat or A Victim? Some Facts.
  • Here is just a small taste of what North Korea’s southern neighbor, in cahoots with Godfather America, has planned.
  • Related: How America Spreads Global Chaos

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Of Special Interest | The Consolidation of Media and Finance: Why the Media Are Lying to You, Sue Ann Martinson, Rise Up Times <>

  • http://riseuptimes.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/images.jpg?w=225Here is the chart on media ownership: note the interlocking companies who own the five big media plus Google and Facebook— and why it matters.
  • Related: The New York Time’s Assault on Press Freedom

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Special Project | How the Grinch Is Stealing the Internet, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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From the Archives | Pope Francis Focuses on the American Environmental Movement, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

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  • Part 1: Pope Francis is actually bringing America’s environmentalism movement to its religious and moral roots.
  • Opponents of selfish greed and avarice, the common enemies of nature and mankind, would welcome Francis’s powerful words.
  • Part 2: 10 key excerpts from Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment
  • Here are some of the key passages people will read closely, everything from climate change and global warming to abortion and population control.

Bloggers & Columnists | Sam Pizzigati, Andrew Bacevich





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Gender & Sexuality: Trump Is Quietly Making It Even Harder To Report Sexual Harassment And Discrimination * Media & Technology: The FCC sabotaged its own Net Neutrality public comments process and distorted the facts * Peace & Non-violence: How We Learned Not To Care About America's Wars and the Trillion-Dollar National Security Budget

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The Violence of the ’60s Is Nothing Like What We Are about to Face

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  • The late ‘60s and early ‘70s were crazy, but we’re looking wilder.
  • Related: Revolution Ahead for U.S. if GOP Tax Plan Rigged for the Rich Is Not Defeated

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September 9, 2017 | “This country is going so far to the right you’re not going to recognize it.” Those memorable words were uttered by Richard Nixon’s Attorney General, John Mitchell, who proved to be off by almost 50 years. But he and other Nixon cronies, however premature in their timetables, were establishing precedents for today’s worst case scenarios. We have to ask: Which elements of the state-sponsored violence of the ’60s and early ’70s are ready for revival and renewal? What new wrinkles in constitutional crisis might be in the works? Just how far to the right — or the left — will we go?

On taking office in 1969, Mitchell had declared that he was “first and foremost a law-enforcement officer.” The extent of the law-breaking — including murders — that that he and his cronies supervised against radicals, black militants and Democrats, is still coming to light. We have known for decades that the FBI informant drugged the Black Panther Chicago leader Fred Hampton, in December 1969, so that he was helpless to resist when two Chicago cops shot him in the head, in his bed, in the middle of the night. We know of a host of dirty tricks the Bureau deployed to deepen paranoia and internecine warfare in the Black Panther Party, in the New Left and the women’s movement.

Todd Gitlin is a professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University, the chair of the PhD program in communications, and the author of The Whole World Is Watching: Mass Media in the Making and Unmaking of the New Left; The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage; and Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street.

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  • Part 1: Huge Human Inequality Study Hints Revolution is in Store for U.S.
    • Every society has a tipping point.
  • Part 2: How to Stop a Tax Plan Rigged for the Rich
    • Average Americans today face political elites hellbent on a tax ‘reform’ that funnels new fortunes to the already fortunate.

 

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The FCC sabotaged its own Net Neutrality public comments process and distorted the facts.

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  • Part 1:  The FCC sabotaged its own public comments process.
    • Congress needs to stop them from voting to kill net neutrality on December 14
  • Part 2: Fight for the Future statement on Ajit Pai’s ridiculous speech
    • Pai’s distortion of the facts here can only be described as Orwellian. He’s citing free speech as his reason for gutting free speech protections.
  • Related: Special Project | How the Grinch Is Stealing the Internet

 

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Part 1:  The FCC sabotaged its own public comments process.

Congress needs to stop them from voting to kill net neutrality on December 14.

Evan Greer, Fight for the Future

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Yesterday, the Pew Research Group released a study that triggered a number of new reports about issues within the FCC’s net neutrality comment docket. The Pew study, unfortunately, contained a number of serious inaccuracies, and lacked needed context in a way that conflated legitimate grassroots advocacy and organic online outrage with malicious attempts to manipulate the FCC docket with fraud.

“The FCC sabotaged its own public comment process for the exact purpose of sowing the type of confusion that we’re seeing now,” said Evan Greer, campaign director of Fight for the Future, “They knowingly allowed malicious actors to abuse their system and submit enormous numbers of fraudulent comments using real people’s names and addresses without their permission, and they’ve refused to cooperate with investigations or transparency laws.”

Evan Greer, Campaign Director, Fight for the Future. She's been organizing hard-hitting campaigns for more than a decade and is a regular contributor to The Guardian and Huffington Post.

Fight for the Future is a digital rights group known for their role in organizing the largest online protests in history including the SOPA Blackout, the Internet Slowdown, and the July 12 Internet-Wide Day of Action for Net Neutrality.

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Part 2: Fight for the Future statement on Ajit Pai’s ridiculous speech

Pai’s distortion of the facts here can only be described as Orwellian. He’s citing free speech as his reason for gutting free speech protections.

Evan Greer, Fight for the Future

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/FreePress%20Presents%20Save%20the%20Internet.jpgNovember 29, 2017 | Yesterday, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai gave a speech lashing out at net neutrality supporters from web companies to celebrities. The speech comes amid the backdrop of massive and growing public backlash to Pai’s proposal to gut Title II net neutrality protections, with more than half a million phone calls to Congress through BattleForTheNet.com in the last week, and hundreds of protests planned across the country on December 7. Many have noted outrage coming from conservatives, libertarians, and members of Pai’s own party. 

Fight for the Future campaign director Evan Greer issued the following statement in response to Pai’s comments.

Evan Greer, Campaign Director, Fight for the Future. She's been organizing hard-hitting campaigns for more than a decade and is a regular contributor to The Guardian and Huffington Post.

Fight for the Future is a digital rights group known for their role in organizing the largest online protests in history including the SOPA Blackout, the Internet Slowdown, and the July 12 Internet-Wide Day of Action for Net Neutrality.

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Special Project | How the Grinch Is Stealing the Internet, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 
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How We Learned Not To Care About America's Wars and the Trillion-Dollar National Security Budget

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  • Part 1: Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, How We Learned Not To Care About America's Wars
    • A collective indifference to war has become an emblem of contemporary America.
  • Part 2: The Trillion-Dollar National Security Budget
    • So the next time you hear the president, the secretary of defense, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, or a hawkish lawmaker claim that the U.S. military is practically collapsing from a lack of funding, don’t believe it for a second. 

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Part 1: Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, How We Learned Not To Care About America's Wars

A collective indifference to war has become an emblem of contemporary America.  But don't expect your neighbors down the street or the editors of the New York Times to lose any sleep over that fact.  Even to notice it would require them -- and us -- to care.

Andrew Bacevich, TomDispatch

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Nor can it be said that we don’t care because we don’t know.  True, government authorities withhold certain aspects of ongoing military operations or release only details that they find convenient.  Yet information describing what U.S. forces are doing (and where) is readily available, even if buried in recent months by barrages of presidential tweets.  Here, for anyone interested, are press releases issued by United States Central Command for just one recent week

Andrew Bacevich, a TomDispatch regular, is the author, most recently, of America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History.

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Part 2: The Trillion-Dollar National Security Budget

So the next time you hear the president, the secretary of defense, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, or a hawkish lawmaker claim that the U.S. military is practically collapsing from a lack of funding, don’t believe it for a second. 

William Hartung, TomDispatch

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Strangely, though, in mainstream reportage while you’ll see discussion of what Congress is likely to pony up in any given year for the Pentagon and some associated activities, I doubt you’ll ever find a figure for total national security expenditures.  In fact, I’m ready to make a modest bet that, outside of the technical literature, in the five years since the Hellman-Kramer article, you would have a tough time finding such a cumulative number in the mainstream world for what we (that is, “we the people”) actually spend to support an ever more powerful national security state.  Meanwhile, that state within a state continues its relentless post-9/11 expansion, as it officially girds itself for the eternal fight against a single threat to American “safety,” one that holds only the most modest of actual dangers for Americans: terrorism.

William Hartung, a TomDispatch regular, is the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy.  His most recent book is Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex.

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  • Part 1: Huge Human Inequality Study Hints Revolution is in Store for U.S.
    • Every society has a tipping point.
  • Part 2: How to Stop a Tax Plan Rigged for the Rich
    • Average Americans today face political elites hellbent on a tax ‘reform’ that funnels new fortunes to the already fortunate.

 

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Part 1: Huge Human Inequality Study Hints Revolution is in Store for U.S.

Every society has a tipping point.

Yasmin Tayag, Inverse Science

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November 15, 2017 | There’s a common thread tying together the most disruptive revolutions of human history, and it has some scientists worried about the United States. In those revolutions, conflict largely boiled down to pervasive economic inequality. On Wednesday, a study in Nature, showing how and when those first divisions between rich and poor began, suggests not only that history has always repeated itself but also that it’s bound to do so again — and perhaps sooner than we think.

In the largest study of its kind, a team of scientists from Washington State University and 13 other institutions examined the factors leading to economic inequality throughout all of human history and noticed some worrying trends. Using a well-established score of inequality called the Gini coefficient, which gives perfect, egalitarian societies a score of 0 and high-inequality societies a 1, they showed that civilization tends to move toward inequality as some people gain the means to make others relatively poor — and employ it. Coupled with what researchers already know about inequality leading to social instability, the study does not bode well for the state of the world today.

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Yasmin%20Tayag%2C%20Inverse%20Science.jpgYasmin Tayag is a writer and former biologist living in New York. A Toronto girl at heart, her writing also appears in The Last Magazine and SciArt in America. You might recognize her as a past host of Scientific American's YouTube series.

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Part 2: How to Stop a Tax Plan Rigged for the Rich

Average Americans today face political elites hellbent on a tax ‘reform’ that funnels new fortunes to the already fortunate. Back in 1932, average Americans faced the same scenario — and dealt their political elites a history-shifting defeat.

Sam Pizzigati, Inequality 

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November 24, 2017 | The Earth doesn’t quite shake when lawmakers in Washington, D.C. take one of their periodic votes on tax “reform.” But sometimes history does turn, and this coming week’s expected vote on the Senate version of the GOP tax plan could be one of those rare times that history actually turns for the better.

Indeed, this year’s situation bears a remarkable resemblance to the epic tax battle of 1932, a largely forgotten struggle that set the stage for an entire generation of increasing equality. Could this history repeat? It certainly is already echoing.

Sam Pizzigati co-edits Inequality.org. Interested in digging deeper into the 20th-century struggles that toppled America’s original Gilded Age? Check his 2012 book, The Rich Don’t Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900-1970.

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