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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, December 8, 2018.

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A Revolution of Democracy, Rivera Sun, Dandelion Salad

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  • An effort that seeks … a profound re-envisioning in the ways we make every decision in our lives is nothing short of a revolution. We must gird ourselves for the struggle if we ever wish toseegovernment of, by, and for the people, all of us, together.
  • Related: Special Report | The Worst Part About Election Day- The Voters Lose

 


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What America Has Done To its Young People is Appalling ~ James Ostrowski. Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic

  • http://cdn-1.incredibleart.org/lessons/middle/images/kiddies.jpgPerhaps some of the problems young people face are caused by dysfunctional family situations and our failing education system.
  • From James Ostrowski at lewrockwell.com:
  • Related: From the Archives | 28 People Who Prove Our Education System Is Failing

Of Special Interest
A Challenge to the New Blue Congress: Govern as Progressives. Normon Solomon, Truthout
https://truthout.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018_1108-p-1200x703.jpgHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, joined by House Democrats, leaves the podium after delivering remarks during a DCCC election watch party at the Hyatt Regency on November 6, 2018, in Washington, DC. Zach Gibson / Getty Images

Tuesday's election results made clear what surveys have been showing: Voters are hungry for genuinely progressive policies in response to the dire problems we face. The grassroots enthusiasm that energized young voters and people of color was not driven by a desire to "reach across the aisle" or appeal to "compassionate conservatives," yet the mainstream media and Democratic leadership seem oblivious to that fact.

Bloggers & Columnists | David Zirin, William Rivers Pitt, Normon Solomon

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Activism & Organizing

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1 Help an elderly person cross the street.
 


Time is Running Out. Tell Congress: Restore Net Neutrality Now! Craig Brown, Common Dreams

The window on our best chance to restore net neutrality is closing very soon.
 


Government & Politics

Special Report | George Herbert Walker Bush: A Perspective, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

Story 1: I Will Not Speak Kindly of the Dead. Bush Was Detestable. * Story 2: Crimes of the Bush dynasty * Story 3: George H.W. Bush Empowered Atrocity Abroad and Fascists at Home. * Story 4: George H.W. Bush, Icon of the WASP Establishment—and of Brutal US Repression in the Third World * Story 5: George Herbert Walker Bush and the myth of the 'good' Gulf War * Story 6: The Media Is Erasing George H.W. Bush’s Catastrophic Harm To LGBTQ People. * Story 7: George H.W. Bush’s Decency Is What Republicans Hope You’ll Remember Him For


Health, Science, & Environment

E. coli outbreaks point to lagging implementationoflandmark law. Editorial Board,  Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune

https://stmedia.stimg.co/ows_154362592583115.jpg?auto=compress&crop=faces&dpr=1&w=525 / Romaine lettuce in the produce area of a market in Simi Valley, Calif. U.S. health officials linked an E. coli outbreak in several states to romaine lettuce from the Central Coastal growing regions in Northern and Central California. / Mark J. Terrill • Associated Press

  • Leverage technology to improve food safety by using produce traceability.
  • Related: The Chickenpox Vaccine Is Safe. Avoiding It Is Not. There Is No Argument.

Human Rights

Timeline Photos | Climate Change vs. Immigrants

Peace & Non-violence

We Need To Stop Normalizing Pro-War Voices In Mainstream Discourse. Rainer Shea, Revolution Dispatch


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U.S. Electoral Politics: The Biggest Delusion Of All

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  • Part 1: The Biggest Political Delusion Of All Is In The U.S. Electoral Politics Itself
  • The United States is full of ... people mired in political ignorance and delusion.
  • Part 2: Nobody to Vote For
  • candidates are campaigning as and being presented as nothing, as empty figures with no positions on anything.
  • Part 3: Politicians Robbing Us Blind
  • The Peace Report on Oct 17, 2018
  • Related: A Revolution of Democracy

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Part 1: The Biggest Political Delusion Of All Is In The U.S. Electoral Politics Itself ~ Paul Street

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The United States is full of ... people mired in political ignorance and delusion.

Paul Street, Dandelion Salad

October 22, 2018 | The United States is full of personally decent and caring, often highly intelligent people mired in political ignorance and delusion.

A smart and liberally inclined family doctor I know recently expressed concern over her high-income husband’s support for the malignant narcissist and pathological liar currently occupying the White House. “I can understand him being a Republican,” the doctor says, “but I just don’t get him backing Donald Trump.”

Paul Street, Writer, Dandelion Salad

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Part 2: Nobody to Vote For ~ David Swanson

http://www.globalresearch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/vote1.jpegThe most likely place to find what scraps exist remains candidates’ own websites. In some cases, this can be augmented from speeches and interviews. Even after doing that research yourself, you will almost certainly still lack an answer to any of these 20 basic questions.

David Swanson, Dandelion Salad

October 22, 2018 | When I say there is nobody to vote for, I don’t just mean the familiar complaint that the candidates may be different shades of evil but are all too evil to support, that the earth’s climate does not recover one iota because some even worse policy has been averted, that sadistic bombings and humanitarian bombings actually look identical. I do mean all of that. But I also mean that candidates are campaigning as and being presented as nothing, as empty figures with no positions on anything.
What is the most common foreign policy position on the websites of Democratic candidates for U.S. Congress? Quick! It’s not hard
!You got it? You’re wrong. It was a trick question. Most of their websites do not admit to the existence of 96% of humanity in any way shape or form — although one can infer that the world must exist, because so many of them express such deep love for veterans.

David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it? (2018) and War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org.

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Part 3: Politicians Robbing Us Blind

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The Peace Report on Oct 17, 2018

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A Revolution of Democracy, Rivera Sun, Dandelion Salad

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  • An effort that seeks … a profound re-envisioning in the ways we make every decision in our lives is nothing short of a revolution. We must gird ourselves for the struggle if we ever wish toseegovernment of, by, and for the people, all of us, together.
  • Related: Special Report | The Worst Part About Election Day- The Voters Lose

 


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Crucifying Julian Assange ~ Chris Hedges

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  • Assange is on his own. Each day is more difficult for him. This is by design. It is up to us to protest. We are his last hope, and the last hope, I fear, for a free press.
  • Related: Time is Running Out. Tell Congress: Restore Net Neutrality Now!

sueannm, Rise Up Times

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November 12, 2018 | Julian Assange’s sanctuary in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London has been transformed into a little shop of horrors. He has been largely cut off from communicating with the outside world for the last seven months. His Ecuadorian citizenship, granted to him as an asylum seeker, is in the process of being revoked. His health is failing. He is being denied medical care. His efforts for legal redress have been crippled by the gag rules, including Ecuadorian orders that he cannot make public his conditions inside the embassy in fighting revocation of his Ecuadorian citizenship.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has refused to intercede on behalf of Assange, an Australian citizen, even though the new government in Ecuador, led by Lenín Moreno—who calls Assange an “inherited problem” and an impediment to better relations with Washington—is making the WikiLeaks founder’s life in the embassy unbearable. Almost daily, the embassy is imposing harsher conditions for Assange, including making him pay his medical bills, imposing arcane rules about how he must care for his cat and demanding that he perform a variety of demeaning housekeeping chores.

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Chris%20Hedges_1.jpg / Chris Hedges is a Truthdig columnist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a New York Times best-selling author, a professor in the college degree program offered to New Jersey state prisoners by Rutgers University, and an ordained Presbyterian minister. He has written 12 books, including the New York Times best-seller “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (2012), which he co-authored with the cartoonist Joe Sacco.

sueannm, Editor, Rise Up Times

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Time is Running Out. Tell Congress: Restore Net Neutrality Now! Craig Brown, Common Dreams

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A Challenge to the New Blue Congress: Govern as Progressives

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Tuesday's election results made clear what surveys have been showing: Voters are hungry for genuinely progressive policies in response to the dire problems we face. The grassroots enthusiasm that energized young voters and people of color was not driven by a desire to "reach across the aisle" or appeal to "compassionate conservatives," yet the mainstream media and Democratic leadership seem oblivious to that fact.

Normon Solomon, Truthout 

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November 8, 2018 | Election results were still pouring in Tuesday night when pundits on cable news channels began to revive a media refrain that conventional wisdom has been aiming at Democratic Party leaders for decades: Stay away from the left and move toward the center.


The midterm election results have made Nancy Pelosi the likely next House speaker. Although habitually bashed by Fox News and other right-wing outlets as an ultra-liberal villain, Pelosi has declared allegiance to fiscal centrism and ongoing militarism that forecloses implementing a progressive political agenda.


We should expect plenty of such advice during the months ahead as Democrats take control of the House for the first time in eight years. It may sound prudent to urge “affordable health care” instead of Medicare for All, or “subsidies for community colleges” instead of tuition-free public college. But such positions easily come across as wonky mush that offers no clear alternative to a status quo that played a role in driving populist anger into the arms of the right wing in the first place.

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Norman%20Solomon.jpg Normon Solomon is co-founder and national coordinator of RootsAction.org. He founded the Institute for Public Accuracy, where he is executive director. Solomon is the author of a dozen books, including War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.

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Special Report | Democrats Cave-in to GOP After 2018 Mid-term Elections. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: 'A Staggeringly Bad Idea': Outrage as Pelosi Pushes Tax Rule That Would 'Kneecap the Progressive Agenda'
  • "This is a very bad idea, House Democrats. It makes no sense whatsoever to give Republicans veto power over progressive legislation."
  • Part 2: 'This Is Political Cowardice': Fury at Schumer for Offering $1.6 Billion for Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda
  • "We need Democratic leadership who are going to have a goddamn backbone and reject this racist ideology."
  • Part 3: Left Winger Barbara Lee Loses Contested House Democratic Caucus Chair Race
  • "We are for strong border security," Schumer declared when asked about Trump's request for $5 billion in border wall funding.

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A Revolution of Democracy

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  • An effort that seeks … a profound re-envisioning in the ways we make every decision in our lives is nothing short of a revolution. We must gird ourselves for the struggle if we ever wish to seegovernment of, by, and for the people, all of us, together.
  • Related: Special Report | The Worst Part About Election Day- The Voters Lose
  • Related: A Call For An American Mass Uprising

Rivera Sun, Dandelion Salad

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November 8, 2018 | What do we do when we finally understand that the elections really are stolen? Or rigged? Or thrust out of our reach by the manipulations of rich and powerful people? Corrupted by corporations? How long does it take before we call the bluff? Another disappointing election cycle? Two? Three? How much more gerrymandering, corporate buying of elections, voter disenfranchisement, and outright fraud can we stand? When will we take seriously the necessity of change?

This is not a democracy of, for, and by the people. And, at the rate we’re going, it never will be.

  • Author/Actress Rivera Sun syndicated by PeaceVoice, is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection and the sequel, The Roots of Resistance. Website: http://www.riverasun.com
  • The Man From the North is a fictional writer in Rivera Sun’s novel, The Dandelion Insurrection and the sequel, The Roots of Resistance.

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Special Report | The Worst Part About Election Day- The Voters Lose. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Story 1: The Worst Part About Election Day: Somebody Wins * Story 2: The Midterm Elections Were A Stress Test For Democracy And It Did Not Go Well * Story 3: The Midterms Revealed the Power of Partisanship and Whiteness * How Democrats — And Republicans — Made 2018 A Blue Wave (When It Almost Wasn’t) * Story 5: Half of white women continue to vote Republican. What's wrong with them? * Story 6: Democrats Exit Midterms Facing An Uphill Battle And A Looming Constitutional Crisis

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A Call For An American Mass Uprising, Rainer Shea,  Ghion Journal
 

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  • I don’t think the American people are cowards compared to the French. We just haven’t reached the stage where we fight our overlords on a large scale. That stage is close, and the catalyst for it could come as soon as enough people decide they’re ready to take action in this way.
  • Related: A Revolution of Democracy


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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, December 1, 2018.

Including permanent links to over 770 websites and over 30 highlighted items featuring:

Feature Article

Special Report | Democrats Cave-in to GOP After 2018 Mid-term Elections. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • "This is a very bad idea, House Democrats. It makes no sense whatsoever to give Republicans veto power over progressive legislation."
  • Part 2: 'This Is Political Cowardice': Fury at Schumer for Offering $1.6 Billion for Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda
  • "We need Democratic leadership who are going to have a goddamn backbone and reject this racist ideology."
  • Part 3: Left Winger Barbara Lee Loses Contested House Democratic Caucus Chair Race
  • "We are for strong border security," Schumer declared when asked about Trump's request for $5 billion in border wall funding.


Publisher's Choice

America Is on the Brink of a Nervous Breakdown. John W. Whitehead, Activist Post

https://www.activistpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/liberty.jpg“As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.” ― Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
 



Of Special Interest

Open letter to the US Catholic bishops: It's over. Editorial Staff, National Catholic Reporter (NCR)

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This time, it has to be different. Bishops, the prolonged abuse scandal would suggest that you've not done very well taking stock of yourselves.
 



 

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Critical Thinking

The Chickenpox Vaccine Is Safe. Avoiding It Is Not. There Is No Argument. These Are Facts. Jack Holmes, Esquire

  • https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/vaxx-1542642240.jpg?resize=768:*Apparently, the percentage of kids under two who go unvaccinated in this country has quadrupled since 2001, because yeah, your doctor says they're safe, but did you read that email with the subject "FW:FW:FW:FW:FW: vaccine DEATH??"
  • Not vaccinating your kids is still a thing, somehow.


Government & Politics

Special Project | Don’t Sell Out Veterans' Health Care. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
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Story 1: By Protecting Veterans' Health, You May Protect Your Own * Story 2: The V.A. in the Vanguard of Medical Care * Story 3: Five Questions For: Author Suzanne Gordon on the VA as a 'Model for American Health Care * Story 4: From the Archives | A Band-Aid Approach to Fixing the V.A.

 



Peace & Non-violence

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Religion & Spirituality

Dark God Matters: When the Church Tries to Whitewash Black and Brown ... , Sam Kline <>, Patheos

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Contemporary churches of different ethnic and racial makeups still teach and preach a whitewashed Christianity-one that is invested in maintaining institutional racism.

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Special Report | George Herbert Walker Bush: A Perspective

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Story 1: I Will Not Speak Kindly of the Dead. Bush Was Detestable. * Story 2: Crimes of the Bush dynasty * Story 3: George H.W. Bush Empowered Atrocity Abroad and Fascists at Home. * Story 4: George H.W. Bush, Icon of the WASP Establishment—and of Brutal US Repression in the Third World * Story 5: George Herbert Walker Bush and the myth of the 'good' Gulf War * Story 6: The Media Is Erasing George H.W. Bush’s Catastrophic Harm To LGBTQ People. * Story 7: George H.W. Bush’s Decency Is What Republicans Hope You’ll Remember Him For

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Week Ending December 8, 2018 |

Story 1: I Will Not Speak Kindly of the Dead. Bush Was Detestable. Michael I. Niman, Truthout
December
4,2018 | Sanitizing George H.W. Bush's legacy amounts to historical revisionism.
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Story 2: Crimes of the Bush dynasty, David Zirin, SocialistWorker.org
December
3,2018 | The Bush family … (is) one of the ugliest faces of the system … a political establishment in the U.S. that is committed to promoting the interests of the rich and powerful.
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Story 3: George H.W. Bush Empowered Atrocity Abroad and Fascists at Home. William Rivers Pitt, Truthout
December
 4,2018 | “One may smile, and smile, and be a villain.” –William Shakespeare
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Story 4: George H.W. Bush, Icon of the WASP Establishment—and of Brutal US Repression in the Third World, Greg Grandin, the Nation
December 4, 2018 | Bush famously had to counter the image of being a “wimp.”
Obituaries have transformed the terror that Bush inflicted, depicting it as heroism.

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Story 5: George Herbert Walker Bush and the myth of the 'good' Gulf War, Nora Eisenberg, AlterNet
December
5,2018 |This story draws on articles about the 1991 Gulf War that the author wrote for AlterNet that drew on the writer's extensive research for her 2008 novel, "When You Come Home" (Curbstone)-- which chronicles the lives of young veterans returning home from Desert Storm
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Story 6: The Media Is Erasing George H.W. Bush’s Catastrophic Harm To LGBTQ People. Michelangelo Signorile, HuffPost
12/02/2018 | (Bush) left the presidency having paved the way for his own son’s even more anti-LGBTQ administration, firmly ensconcing religious conservative power within the Republican party.
And that, of course, is the same party that now proudly claims Donald Trump as its leader.

 

Story 7: George H.W. Bush’s Decency Is What Republicans Hope You’ll Remember Him For, Peter Birkenhead, HuffPost
December
 4,2018 | It might be impossible to count the number of times the flagrant liar, pardoner of cronies and employer of virulent racist tropes has been called ‘honorable’ in the past few days.
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We Need To Stop Normalizing Pro-War Voices In Mainstream Discourse.

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Rainer Shea, Revolution Didpatch

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https://riseuptimes.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/if-war-is-the-answer.jpg?w=540Sunday, December2,2018 | It’s strange that while neo-Nazis and white nationalists are almost universally seen as dangerous and toxic, and are typically rejected from media platforms, the figures who advocate for imperialist war are welcomed into mainstream discourse without hesitation.

After all, it’s been statistically shown that these groups are responsible for similar amounts of death and destruction. Since World War II, the United States has carried out invasions in 37 countries. The combined deaths from these wars has now reached over 20 million, with around 5 million of the people killed being Muslims who’ve died in the post-1990 Middle Eastern wars.

Rainer Shea, blogger, Revolution Didpatch

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