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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, October 6, 2018.

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Feature Article | 12 Self-Care Tips If You're Struggling To Deal With Everything Today, Nicole Pajer, Huffington Post

  • https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5bb77ead220000bb01dd1417.jpeg?ops=scalefit_720_noupscaleThe news surrounding Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court has been hard for victims of sexual assault and harassment. Gabriella Demczuk-Pool/Getty Images
  • Experts share what you can do for your mental health amid news that Brett Kavanaugh will likely be confirmed.

Publisher's Choice | Planning to Vote in the November Election? Why Most Americans Probably Won’t. Sabrina Tavernise, the New York (NY) Times

  • Lula Hill said she has grown disillusioned with politicians and no longer votes.CreditCreditMaddie McGarvey for The New York Times
  • “I just got to the point, I said, ‘I’m not going do it anymore,’” said Ms. Hill, sitting on a couch in the lobby of the hotel she owns and runs, the Hotel Madison, 30 miles south of Charleston. “I just can’t vote for any of them in good conscience.”

Of Special Interest | Don't thank Bezos for giving Amazon workers a much-needed raise. Matt Stoller, the Guardian

  • https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/84fe0614f1b79fcdd1cb6086b4018d4d070ea531/0_100_3000_1800/master/3000.jpg?width=620&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=64228d7612222aec9c4e7e2d0b4f6a9e‘The harm induced by Amazon is very real.’
  • Jeff Bezos runs a powerful monopoly that causes him to exert huge power and control. We shouldn’t be praising him but tackling his power.
  • Related: Amazon Is Used to Promote White Supremacist Merchandise and Views
     

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A Few Good Men: Portraits of Homelessness, Daniel Lichtenstein-Boris, LA Progressive

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Homeless%20Vet%20Asleep%20on%20Sidewalk.jpgThe man held a sign on a piece of used cardboard, the word “Hungry” scrawled with a black magic marker. Istopped, and offered him a banana out of my lunch bag.  He said he didn’t eat them.  I dug into the bag.  I had some walnuts and raisins, which I offered.  He ate walnuts, and his partner, well, she ate raisins.
  • Related: Special Report | The Franklin Hiawatha Encampment

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The Nationwide Prison Strike: Beyond Mass Incarceration, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Rights%20%26%20Liberties%20Banner_2.jpgPart 1: The Nationwide Prison Strike: Why It’s Happening and What It Means for Ending Mass Incarceration
  • It was time to launch a national prison strike to raise awareness around the brutality of mass incarceration.
  • Part 2: Beyond Mass Incarceration
  • How the deleterious effects of the drug wars go far beyond just those who end up in prison, from stop-and-frisk to the use of police informants.

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High Crimes and Misdemeanours of Kavanaugh and the Senate-Trump Faction - We Need to Mobilize Like Never Before.

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  • Part 1: If Kavanaugh Is Confirmed, We Need to Mobilize Like Never Before
  • His record indicates that he would stonewall movements against poverty, militarism, and racism for a generation.
  • Part 2: High Crimes and Misdemeanours of Kavanaugh and the Senate-Trump Faction - Step-by-step Overthrow of the Rule of Law
  • Kavanaugh has been … continuously coached from the highest offices of the land to act above the law.

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Part 1: If Kavanaugh Is Confirmed, We Need to Mobilize Like Never Before

 

https://www.thenation.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/kavanaugh-protest-ap-img.jpg?scale=896&compress=80Demonstrators protest against Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, October 4, 2018. (AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana)


His record indicates that he would stonewall movements against poverty, militarism, and racism for a generation.
 
Phyllis Bennis, William J. Barber II, the Nation

October 5, 2018 | It’s a familiar story: A candidate for president loses the popular vote, is still selected by the Electoral College, and nominates judges to federal courts who reverse groundbreaking civil-rights laws.

Trump and Kavanaugh aren’t the first.

It happened before, starting in 1876. By the end of 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes–appointed federal judges were presiding over the end of Reconstruction. Jim Crow segregation came back in full force, the Klan rose again with no legal challenge, and an era of lynching exploded across the South and beyond.

Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies. Her books include Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today’s UN and Challenging Empire: How People, Governments and the UN Defy US Power.

William J. Barber II is national president and senior lecturer, Repairers of the Breach.


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Part 2: High Crimes and Misdemeanours of Kavanaugh and the Senate-Trump Faction - Step-by-step Overthrow of the Rule of Law

https://www.globalresearch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/US-supreme-court-by-Huffington-Post-1.jpgKavanaugh has been so continuously coached from the highest offices of the land to act above the law in every regard that this corrupt appointment reaches into the depths of a ‘tyrannical faction’ now in control of our federal government and institutions. It has so overreached in lawless and naked abuse of power that only keeping the public in ignorance can allow it to continue into the mid-term elections this November – the acid test of US democracy which is now before us. 

John McMurtry and Matthew Stanton, Global Research

Global Research, October 05, 2018 | Despite the historic stakes of the ram-through appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States of a serial liar and alleged early rapist, who loudly denounces his Senate questioners as a “left-wing conspiracy” – sniffing all the time as his habit – there has been no legal analysis of his abetted crimes of persistent false statements and declarations, and factional subversion of the rule of law and the US Constitution itself. 

As law and moral philosophy professors writing just as the White-House-counsel controlled FBI ‘investigation’ is hidden under cover from citizens and the press, we are moved by duty to explain what has so far been lost in media melodrama, political cover-up at the highest levels, he-says-she-says reductions, and the politics of effectively usurping the rule of law in the United States.

Matthew Stanton is a long practising Chicago attorney  and law professor, and John McMurtry is a moral philosopher and author whose work has been translated across the world.

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Experts share what you can do for your mental health amid news that Brett Kavanaugh will likely be confirmed.


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10/05/2018 | Brett Kavanaugh is likely being confirmed to the Supreme Court. And for many, that news feels devastating.

Several women have publicly accused Kavanaugh of sexually harassing or assaulting them when he was in high school and college in the 1980s. The discussion surrounding those accusations has been particularly difficult for sexual assault victims, who have heard politicians dismiss survivors’ pain amid a barrage of news coverage and heated conversations about Kavanaugh. The judge’s controversial Supreme Court bid has also triggered memories that many survivors have worked extremely hard to move past.

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A Few Good Men: Portraits of Homelessness

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  • The man held a sign on a piece of used cardboard, the word “Hungry” scrawled with a black magic marker.  I stopped, and offered him a banana out of my lunch bag.  He said he didn’t eat them.  I dug into the bag.  I had some walnuts and raisins, which I offered.  He ate walnuts, and his partner, well, she ate raisins.
  • Related: Special Report | The Franklin Hiawatha Encampment

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October 3, 2018 | A Salute from the Sidewalk

One morning I went to take the train to work.  A man sat across from the entrance of the Hollywood/Western Red line station.  Scrawny, in his early 30’s, he held a sign that read, “Homeless Hungry Disabled Vet.”  I had no food or cash.  All I did was tell him sheepishly, “Sorry, I don’t have anything.”  Most commuters pretended he did not exist; they looked down at their feet, walking briskly past.  “Thank you for your service,” I gave him a sheepish salute as I walked by.

Exiting the train station at my stop, walking to work on sidewalks where homeless sleep on cardboard boxes wrapped in soiled blankets covered by clear plastic that sticks to garmentslikeshrink wrapped cellophane, I saw a man wearing a Vietnam Veterans ball cap—a white man with a full head of snow-white hair puffing out from beneath his hat.  His beard extended a foot beneath his chin, unkempt full of scraggly salt and peppered gristles growing in different directions.  The six-foot-five vet stood upright with perfect posture.  He looked destitute, and in no rush, as he meandered across the sidewalk like he had nothing to do but loiter all day.

Daniel Lichtenstein-Boris has been engaged in struggles for social justice for 20 years, including over 10 as a professional union and community organizer, researcher, and campaigner.

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Special Report | The Franklin Hiawatha Encampment, Week Ending September 22, 2018, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest


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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, This Week, September 29, 2018.

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Feature Article | Trump Is Not the Problem, Andrew Bacevich, TomDispatch / Truthdig

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Trump%20in%20Red%20%26%20Black_0.jpgTrump is not the problem. Think of him instead as a summons to address the real problem, which … is the collective responsibility of the people themselves. For Americans to shirk that responsibility further will almost surely pave the way for more Trumps — or someone worse — to come.
  • The President as Pimple
  • Related: It's not all about Trump! The secrets of winning the long game.


Publisher's Choice | Men, We Can Do Better, Chris Winters, Yes! Magazine

  • https://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/men-we-can-do-better-20180928/christine-blasey-ford.jpg/imageSurvivors of sexual assault like Christine Blasey Ford deserve our support, not our opposition.
  • Related: Special Report | There Has Been Little Change Historically In How to Handle Sexual Harassment.

 



Of Special Interest | Becoming Serfs, Chris Hedges, Truthdig

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  • The global rich have demolished institutions that once protected the working class and dismantled our democracy to orchestrate the largest transfer of wealth upward in over a century.
  • Related: The Path Back to Equality Leads Through Unions


Bloggers & Columnists | Heather Digby Parton, Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky, Caitlin Johnstone, Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Street, Ellen Brown, Andrew Bacevich, Chris Hedges, Amanda Terkel



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It's not all about Trump! The secrets of winning the long game. Jim Hightower, The Hightower Lowdown

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  • Take heart from these tales of regular folks battling the bastards–and beating them back.
  • Related: Democracy Is What We Make of It.


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  • Part 1: Ten Years After The Financial Crisis, The Contagion Has Spread To Democracy Itself.
  • Tim Geithner, BenBernankeand Hank Paulson dealt a catastrophic blow to public faith in American institutions.
  • Part 2: Central Banks Have Gone Rogue, Putting Us All at Risk.
  • It is time to curb central bank independence. Iftheirpowerful tools are going to be put to work, it should be in the service of the public and the economy.



Law & Justice


Kavanaugh battle gets darker and weirder: Will bizarre conspiracy theories save him? Heather Digby Parton, Salon

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  • Sen. Orrin Hatch and GOP operative Ed Whelan want to blame someone else for 1982 assault. Will Trump go along?
  • Related: Brett "Stonewall Justice" Kavanaugh

 





Media & Technology

Noam Chomsky: Media Obsession with Russia and the Stories Not Being Covered in the Trump Era, Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! / Rise Up Times

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Amy%20Goodman%2C%20Noam%20Chomsky%2C%20US%20Media%20Russian%20Obsession.jpgThe fate of organized human society, even of the survival of the species, depends on this [US relations with Russia].
  • Related: Five Things That Would Reduce Out of Control Russophobia.

 



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The VA stressed that job vacancies should not be equated with performance.
 

 

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The Nationwide Prison Strike: Beyond Mass Incarceration

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  • Part 1: The Nationwide Prison Strike: Why It’s Happening and What It Means for Ending Mass Incarceration
  • It was time to launch a national prison strike to raise awareness around the brutality of mass incarceration.
  • Part 2: Beyond Mass Incarceration
  • How the deleterious effects of the drug wars go far beyond just those who end up in prison, from stop-and-frisk to the use of police informants.

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: The Nationwide Prison Strike: Why It’s Happening and What It Means for Ending Mass Incarceration
 

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It was time to launch a national prison strike to raise awareness around the brutality of mass incarceration.

Janos Marton, ACLU / Rise Up Times

August 21, 2018 | Earlier this spring, violence broke out in the Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina, resulting in seven deaths and many injuries. Incarcerated leaders in the South Carolina prison system decided they had had enough. Brutal treatment from corrections officers, deteriorating prison conditions, and incredibly long, punitive sentences had led to a condition of hopelessness in South Carolina’s prisons.

Leaders within the South Carolina prison system began reaching out to incarcerated allies across the country, including the Free Alabama Movement, who had led a prison strike in 2016. A decision was made: It was time to launch a national prison strike to raise awareness around the brutality of mass incarceration.

Janos Marton, State Campaigns Manager, ACLU Campaign for Smart Justice,  ACLU

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How the deleterious effects of the drug wars go far beyond just those who end up in prison, from stop-and-frisk to the use of police informants.

Jonathan Blanks, Demnocracy Journal

May 31, 2018 | Earlier this month, the Trump White House held a bipartisan event supporting prison reform, including good time credits for low-level offenders. Mass incarceration has indeed become the primary focus in the world of criminal justice reform, with many of the most popular reforms focused on sentencing and community reentry for nonviolent drug offenders. And although much can and should be done for those who have been incarcerated, there are many more victims of the the drug war’s abuses than just those who end up in prison. In addition to the millions of people arrested each year for misdemeanor drug possession, countless people who will never step foot into a jail or prison nonetheless have been harassed and searched by police looking for drugs or their proceeds.

And the same incentives that drive police to make so many arrests and searches can also influence them to lie about how and why any search or arrest was legal. For example, if a police officer says he “smelled marijuana” emanating from a car during a stop, he can use that as probable cause to search a car, whether or not the smell was real. In addition, low-level dealers who are arrested are sometimes coerced into becoming informants and setting up stings with larger dealers, often at their own peril. What’s more, the potential profits in the illicit drug trade can lead unscrupulous officers to use their authority as cover for criminal enterprise. In other words, on both the individual and institutional levels, prosecuting the drug war has corroded the integrity of law enforcement and its officers.

Jonathan Blanks is a Research Associate in Cato’s Project on Criminal Justice. His research is focused on law enforcement practices, overcriminalization, and civil liberties.

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  • Survivors of sexual assault like Christine Blasey Ford deserve our support, not our opposition.
  • Related: Special Report | There Has Been Little Change Historically In How to Handle Sexual Harassment.

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Sep 28, 2018 | Like millions of Americans, I sat riveted before the television on Thursday watching the quiet, calm, and dignified testimony of a woman, Professor Christine Blasey Ford, who was scarred for life by sexual assault. She sat in a room full of powerful men and described her ordeal at the hands of another powerful man.

Then I watched that accused man, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, yell and scream about how it was all just unfair and a political hit job and a conspiracy by Democrats to get revenge for the 2016 election. His unbridled rage was shared by several other powerful men in the room, especially Senator Lindsay Graham, whose rant seemed to be an audition for a senior appointment in the Trump administration.

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Special Report | There Has Been Little Change Historically In How to Handle Sexual Harassment. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: How Little Has Changed Since Anita Hill Spoke Out Against Clarence Thomas.
  • A Supreme Court justice is once again on track to be confirmed despite facing sexual misconduct allegations.
  • Part 2: Anita Hill: The Public’s Attitude On Sexual Harassment Has Definitely Changed
  • Yet women still shoulder too much of the burden when it comes to abuse in the workplace, she says.

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