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Special Project | This Week in Patriarchy, Week Ending October 21, 2017

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  • Story 1: There's no denying our country's sickness now
  • Story 2: Harvey Weinstein And The End Of Open Secrets
  • Story 3: The Problem With Asking Women To Say ‘Me Too’
  • Story 4: Men and #metoo
  • Story 5: The ‘Casting Couch’ Euphemism Lets Us Pretend Hollywood’s All Right
  • Story 6: In 1956, a Fan Magazine Published a Four-Part Casting Couch Exposé. It Didn’t Go Well

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Story 1: There's no denying our country's sickness now, Jessica Valenti, The Guardian
7 October 2017 | A year after the Trump Access Hollywood tape, allegations of sexual harassment emerge – finally – against a leading film producer
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Story 2: Harvey Weinstein And The End Of Open Secrets, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, HuffPost
October 6, 2017 | I believe every word that was written in the New York Times, because very similar things happened to me.
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Story 3: The Problem With Asking Women To Say ‘Me Too’, Angelina Chapin, HuffPost
10/16/2017| Guys consider our bodies disposable. The pressure should be on men to stop predatory behavior.
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Story 4: Men and #metoo, Tom Ehrich, On the Road
October 20, 2017 | I see no safe way to navigate the minefield of male-female relations. Nor should there be a safe way.
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Story 5: The ‘Casting Couch’ Euphemism Lets Us Pretend Hollywood’s All Right, Claire Fallon, HuffPost
The phrase that gives us permission to ignore sexual harassment.
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Story 6: In 1956, a Fan Magazine Published a Four-Part Casting Couch Exposé. It Didn’t Go Well, Matthew Dessem, Slate

Building an industry and culture in which powerful men don’t feel women are theirs to threaten, cajole, intimidate, and harass will require us to skip the cultural amnesia this cycle.
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Dear Readers,

 Welcome to Evergreene Digest, September 14, 2017

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Including links to over 745 websites and over 35 highlighted items featuring:

  • writers Graham Peebles, Glen Ford, Tom McCarthy, Karin Kamp and Kristin Miller, Sharona Coutts, Jack Jenkins, Jefferson Morley, Annie Holmquist,  Kurt Andersen, , Peter Cole, George Martin Fell Brown, Lois Beckett, Shane Burley and Alexander Reed Ross, Charles P. Pierce, Paul Blumenthal, Kevin Young, Harvey Wasserman, and others;
  • cartoonists Angel Boligan, Nate Beeler, Mr. Fish, Arend van Dam, Bill Day, Jim Morin, Joep Bertrams, Clay Bennett, Mike Luckovich, and others;
  • from Dandelion Salad, Black Agenda, The Guardian, Moyers & Company, Rewire,  Think Progress, AlterNet, Intellectual Takeout, The Atlantic, In These Times, Socialist Alternative, The Guardian, Esquire, HuffPost, Equality PAC, Counterpunch, Truthdig, ;

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The Enormous Emotional Toll of Trumpism

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  • For many Americans – many humans – Trump’s presidency can often feel unbearable.
  • Every day it’s something. Or 10 somethings. Can we really live with three more years of this, let alone seven?
  • Related: What Trump and His Team Have Wrecked So Far

Joy-Ann Reid, The Daily Beast 

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10.07.17 | At a certain point, the distaste becomes exhaustion. Donald Trump’s presence in our national life has been alternately infuriating, embarrassing, revolting, gross and bizarre. His non-stop assaults on our political norms are testing our capacity to sustain constant outrage without giving in to despair.

I meet victims of Trump fatigue everywhere. They stop me in airports and restaurants and on the street and ask how long we’ll have to put up with this madness – when will Bob Mueller finally bring him down, and how much more can our systems bend before they break. When I tell them Trump is likely to clamor on until either the 2018 election slows him down or the 2020 election stops him (or if Russian interference, non-white voter suppression and liberal perfectionism succeed again, ‘til he terms out in 2024), the look on their faces is something akin to terror.

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What Trump and His Team Have Wrecked So Far, Karin Kamp and Kristin Miller, Moyers & Company 

Here's a roundup from our "While He Was Tweeting" series.
 

 

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Sanders’ phony “Medicare for all” proposal: A cover for Democratic Party deals with Trump

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  • Part 1: Sanders' health care bill: A cover for Democratic Party deals with Trump
    • The Sanders “Medicare for all” legislation is an attempt to disguise reactionary maneuvers, each of them aimed at subordinating the health care of millions of people to the profit interests of big business, behind pie-in-the-sky promises that neither Sanders nor any of his co-sponsors take seriously.
  • Part 2: Sanders’ phony “Medicare for all” proposal
    • The working class must organize politically to take the drug companies, hospitals, insurance companies, and medical technology firms away from the current owners and place the industry under the control of a workers' government, establishing truly socialized medicine in America.

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Part 1: Sanders' health care bill: A cover for Democratic Party deals with Trump

The Sanders “Medicare for all” legislation is an attempt to disguise reactionary maneuvers, each of them aimed at subordinating the health care of millions of people to the profit interests of big business, behind pie-in-the-sky promises that neither Sanders nor any of his co-sponsors take seriously.

Patrick Martin, World Socialist Website 

Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor John Stoltenberg

http://www.kfai.org/files/images/health%20care%20symbol%20screw.jpg 14 September 2017 | Senator Bernie Sanders took his campaign to whitewash the right-wing character of the Democratic Party to a new level Wednesday, introducing single-payer, “Medicare for all” legislation, co-sponsored by 15 Democratic senators, on the same day that House and Senate Democratic leaders were to visit the White House for cozy talks with President Trump on corporate tax cuts.

The bill was given full-scale media promotion, including an op-ed column by Sanders in the New York Times, lengthy articles in all the major daily newspapers, and reports on the network and cable television news programs. This for a bill which has not the slightest chance of passage by the Republican-controlled Congress, which will never even hold a committee hearing, let alone bring it to a vote.

Patrick Martin writes for the World Socialist Website, a forum for socialist ideas & analysis & published by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI).

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Part 2: Sanders’ phony “Medicare for all” proposal


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The working class must organize politically to take the drug companies, hospitals, insurance companies, and medical technology firms away from the current owners and place the industry under the control of a workers' government, establishing truly socialized medicine in America.

Esther Galen, World Socialist Website 

30 April 2016 | A significant proportion of the support “democratic socialist” presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has received is due to his pledge to establish a federally funded universal health plan, which he describes as “Medicare for All.”

Workers and young people, suffering under the crushing weight of health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket medical costs, see high-quality health care as a fundamental social right that should be provided to everyone for free, or at minimal cost.

Esther Galen writes for the World Socialist Website, a forum for socialist ideas & analysis & published by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI).

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How Gore, Kerry and Clinton Put Trump in the White House

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  • If “What Happened” and their timid inaction are any indicator, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Al Gore still don’t get it. That they opened the door for Donald Trump will be their most profound collective legacy.
  • These three biggest losers—and their moribund corporate Democrats—are destined for the scrap heap of history.
  • Related: Why the Democrats Cheer Trump When He Wages War … and Why We Must Not Join Them

Harvey Wasserman, Truthdig 

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October 11, 2017 | Amidst the hellish chaos of the Donald Trump catastrophe, it’s more essential than ever to understand how he got into the White House and who put him there. Then we need to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

In her recent blame-everybody-else-while-doing-nothing screed, “What Happened,” Hillary Clinton fingers James Comey, the Russians and Bernie Sanders.

But, in fact, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore and John Kerry put this madman in office.

Harvey Wasserman, Contributor, Truthdig, is a lifelong activist who speaks, writes and organizes widely on energy, the environment, election protection, social justice, grass-roots politics and natural healing, personal and planetary.

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Why the Democrats Cheer Trump When He Wages War … and Why We Must Not Join Them, Revolution Newspaper 

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Jeff Bezos Screws Over Workers At Amazon. Now He Wants To Do The Same At The Washington Post.

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  • Can Silicon Valley’s anti-labor attitude survive actual contact with a labor union?
  • Related: Report: How Amazon's Tightening Grip on the Economy Is Stifling Competition, Eroding Jobs, and Threatening Communities

Paul Blumenthal, HuffPost 

10/12/2017 | Like most of the industry titans in the world of big tech, Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos is no fan of labor unions. Since 1994, he’s fended away every effort by Amazon warehouse workers to unionize.

But when Bezos purchased The Washington Post in 2013, he inherited more than 1,200 workers unionized with the Washington-Baltimore News Guild. That union now claims that Bezos and Washington Post management are trying to gut protections and benefits for workers in the latest contract negotiations.

Paul Blumenthal is a reporter at HuffPost. His work has appeared on PBS' Frontline, MSNBC, CNN and The New York Times.

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• Amazon is far more than a big, aggressive retailer. As we show in this report, Amazon increasingly controls the underlying infrastructure of the economy. Its Marketplace for third-party sellers has become the dominant platform for digital commerce. Its Amazon Web Services division provides the cloud computing backbone for much of the country, powering everyone from Netflix to the CIA. 
• Our new report, Amazon’s Stranglehold: How the Company’s Tightening Grip is Stifling Competition, Eroding Jobs, and Threatening Communities, aims to pull back this cloak of invisibility.

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Section(s): 

I’m Out of Empathy. I’m Out of Pity. I’m Out of Patience.

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  • Roy Moore is a lawless theocratic lunatic, and those who support him are destroying our democracy.
  • Related: Christian nationalism can no longer be ignored. Roy Moore’s win proves it.

Charles P. Pierce, Esquire 

Sep 27, 2017 | On Tuesday night, the voters in the great state of Alabama pushed a lawless theocratic lunatic named Roy Moore one tiny step away from a seat in the United States Senate. Moore lost his job as chief justice of that state’s supreme court twice; on both occasions, he lost it by flouting the authority of the federal court system as though he were Orval Faubus in 1957.

Lawless.

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Christian nationalism can no longer be ignored. Roy Moore’s win proves it. Jack Jenkins, Think Progress  

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“We have to return the knowledge of God and the Constitution of the United States to the United States Congress.”

 

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