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Special Project | The War on Women: Week Ending March 26, 2016

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  • Now, somehow, we’ve come to a decidedly indecent place that, yes, even in an emergency, a corporation’s beliefs are more important than a woman’s life.
  • 8 New Items including:
    • Most Rape Accusations Are False, Idaho Sheriff Says
    • Lets Stop Shaming Ourselves for Having Robust and Healthy Sex Lives
    • Gloria Steinem, Reb Susan Talve, & Catholic Climate Activist on "The Church & Women" Editor
    • It's Called Gendercide: Armed Husbands Shoot Eight Women In One Week, Six Die
    • I Was Denied A Common Procedure Because My Hospital Says It's "Evil"
    • Obama Admin Warns GOP: Try To Illegally Defund Planned Parenthood, Things Will End Badly For You
    • Jeb Bush didn’t misspeak: The GOP wants to dismantle reproductive health programs
    • The Battle Over Planned Parenthood

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Most Rape Accusations Are False, Idaho Sheriff Says, Andy Campbell, Reporter, Huffington Post 

Craig Rowland wants the power to toss rape kits because the majority of rape complaints are "consensual sex."

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Lets Stop Shaming Ourselves for Having Robust and Healthy Sex Lives, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • Let's stop shaming females for having robust and healthy sex lives, or for being in touch with and honoring their physical desires. Let's instead give these young women the tools they need to arm themselves for participation in healthy sexual relationships: namely, confidence, pregnancy and disease prevention, and knowledge of consent and the right to full bodily autonomy.
  • Part 1: The Purity Standard Is Outdated and Unfair. And It's Time for It to Go
  • Part 2: Frozen Out- Disney's outdated messages to our daughters

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Gloria Steinem, Reb Susan Talve, & Catholic Climate Activist on "The Church & Women" Editor, The Shalom Center

Should "Outsiders" Criticize Subordination of Women in Catholic Theology & Practice? [Our initial essay on that issue, by Rabbi Arthur Waskow, is now available at Shalom Center and at Huffington Post <>]


 

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It's Called Gendercide: Armed Husbands Shoot Eight Women In One Week, Six Die, Martha Rosenberg, OpEdNews 

  • The NRA … likes to say no laws can stop partner murderers, ignoring every developed country in the world where domestic gun homicide does not happen weekly--or at all. If seven men were shot in the head in one week by wives who were known to be violent, armed and dangerous would it say the same thing?
  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Take%20Action%20button%20with%20arrows.jpg Tell these top corporations, with pre-written tweets, to protect their employees and customers by banning guns in their stores and offices.

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I Was Denied A Common Procedure Because My Hospital Says It's "Evil" Rachel Miller, Refinery 29

  • Their directives classify getting your tubes tied as a form of contraception, as 'intrinsically evil.' 
  • When the Catholic Church owns your doctor

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Obama Admin Warns GOP: Try To Illegally Defund Planned Parenthood, Things Will End Badly For You, Jameson Parker, Addicting Info

  • Lawmakers in Alabama and Louisiana should be embarrassed of themselves. If you ever wake up to discover that you’ve received a letter from the HHS letting you know your plan to screw the poor is so repugnant that it actually crosses the line into being illegal, you’re the bad guy. If you then continue to fight the federal government over the issue by spending thousands of dollars in legal fees for a battle you will ultimately lose, you’re approaching comic book villain territory.
  • Jeb Bush didn’t misspeak: The GOP wants to dismantle reproductive health programs

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Jeb Bush didn’t misspeak: The GOP wants to dismantle reproductive health programs, Andrea Flynn, Next New Deal 

The former governor's remarks were more than a slip of the tongue. They offered a window into his party's agenda

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The Battle Over Planned Parenthood, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Now, somehow, we’ve come to a decidedly indecent place that, yes, even in an emergency, a corporation’s beliefs are more important than a woman’s life.
  • Part 1: Everything You Need To Know About The Anti-Abortion Groups Trying To Discredit Planned Parenthood
  • Part 2: The Real Stakes In The Manufactured Controversy Over Planned Parenthood

America, you’re stupid: Donald Trump’s political triumph makes it official — we’re a nation of idiots

  • Trump's rise proves we're full of loud, illiterate and credulous people — and he's a mirror of them
  • The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the "dumbing down" of America
  • Notre Dame Prof: Our Schools are Committing ‘Civilizational Suicide’ 

Sean Illing, Salon

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 | “I love the poorly educated.” — Donald Trump

Before any votes were cast, when Donald Trump was the theoretical front-runner, the optimists preached patience. Just wait, they said. This will blow over. He’s a clown, a huckster, a TV personality. There’s no way he can win. It’s just not possible.

Well, it’s not only possible – it’s likely.

Trump won again in Nevada on Tuesday night, by a massive margin, and he may well sweep the Super Tuesday states. If that happens, and it’s the most probable outcome at this point, the race is effectively over. Trump will have won the nomination of one our two major parties, and he’ll have done it with extraordinary ease.

Sean Illing is a USAF veteran who previously taught philosophy and politics at Loyola and LSU. He is currently a staff writer for Salon.

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The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the "dumbing down" of America, Ray Williams, Psychology Today / Signs of the Times 

  • Our education system produces solipsistic, self-contained selves whose only public commitment is an absence of commitment to a public, a common culture, a shared history. They are perfectly hollowed vessels, receptive and obedient, without any real obligations or devotions. --Professor Patrick Deneen explains how kids have become a generation of know-nothings
  • Is Education the overlooked issue of 2016?
  • The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the "dumbing down" of America

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Notre Dame Prof: Our Schools are Committing ‘Civilizational Suicide’ Daniel Lattier, Intellectual Takeout

Kings College Chapel

As Alasdair MacIntyre lamented in After Virtue, “[T]he barbarians are not waiting beyond the frontiers; they have already been governing us for quite some time.” It’s perhaps too late to avoid a new Dark Age. Now is the time to begin the effort of recovery and rebuilding.

How Do You Know When Your Society Is in the Midst of Collapse?

  • People who continue to ignore the outright evidence of collapse based on false assumptions of what collapse should look like are only preventing themselves from taking proper action until it is too late. Make no mistake, our system is dying. We cannot allow our false perceptions of this death to cloud the reality of it, or our response to it.
  • Series | The Need for a New Economic System, Part 1: Limits to Economic Growth

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http://www.thedailysheeple.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/massive-social-collapse.jpgMarch 15, 2016 | As economic turmoil worldwide becomes increasingly apparent, We have been receiving messages from readers expressing some concerns on the public “perception” of collapse. That is to say, there are questions on the average person’s concept of collapse versus the reality of collapse. This is a vital issue that I have discussed briefly in the past, but it deserves a more in-depth analysis.

What is collapse? How do we define it? And, are some of the notions of collapse in the public consciousness completely wrong?

Super Station 95: 95.1FM, New York, NY

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Series | The Need for a New Economic System, Part 1: Limits to Economic Growth, John Scales Avery, Countercurrents.org

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It is obvious that on a finite Earth, neither population growth nor economic growth can continue indefinitely.

Series | The Need for a New Economic System, Part 1: Limits to Economic Growth

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It is obvious that on a finite Earth, neither population growth nor economic growth can continue indefinitely.

John Scales Avery, Countercurrents.org

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http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31VZKSO24bL._SX351_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgJuly, 2015 | The Industrial Revolution marked the start of massive human use of fossil fuels. The stored energy from several hundred million years of plant growth began to be used at roughly a million times the rate at which it had been formed. The effect on human society was like that of a narcotic. There was a euphoric (and totally unsustainable) surge of growth of both population and industrial production. Meanwhile, the carbon released into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels began to duplicate the conditions which led to the 5 geologically-observed mass extinctions, during each of which more than half of all living species disappeared forever.

Economists (with a few notable exceptions) have long behaved as though growth were synonymous with economic health. If the gross national product of a country increases steadily by 4% per year, most economists express approval and say that the economy is healthy. If the economy could be made to grow still faster (they maintain), it would be still more healthy. If the growth rate should fall, economic illness would be diagnosed.

John Scales Avery is a theoretical chemist noted for his research publications in quantum chemistry, thermodynamics, evolution, and history of science. Since the early 1990s, Avery has been an active World peace activist. 

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Democratic Party nomination not so democratic.*

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If the Clinton political machine steals the nomination from Sanders at the convention, we urge his supporters to reject such a blatant insult to democracy.

Gloria La Riva, Liberation News

http://www.liberationnews.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/clinton-dnc.jpg Feb 22, 2016 | In case the result of the popular vote displeases the Democratic Party elite, a unique trick kicks in to keep the establishment in control. It is called super delegates, and they are already weighing heavy and early in the primaries.

Like the general election itself, the winner is not ultimately decided by the popular vote. The nominee is selected by delegates to the Democratic National Convention in July.

Most voting attendees at the national convention are “pledged” delegates who were chosen through a primary vote or caucus, but there are also super delegates. Super delegates include all Democratic governors and congress members, who are granted a special vote at the convention that has nothing to do with a primary election.

Gloria La Riva is the 2016 presidential candidate of the Party for Socialism and Liberation.

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  • A long-time political figure with unique experience fighting from the center of Washington, Nader joins Abby Martin on The Empire Files to discuss today’s political climate, the corporate government and rigged elections. 
  • Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change

 

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Evergreene Digest does not endorse any candidate or political party. But we will publish articles that have a serious or substantial intellectual content challenging or supporting the ideas of any of the candidates. 

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We all enabled Donald Trump: Our deeply unserious media and reality-TV culture made this horror inevitable.

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  • Trump isn't the destruction of the GOP. He is its fulfillment. We'd all know this if the press would do its job. 
  • Trump could only make a mockery of our politics because the media already had.
  • The media is NOT doing its job! 

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Monday, Mar 14, 2016 | It is more than a little ironic that the Republican Establishment and the mainstream media are both now in full panic mode over the possibility of Donald Trump winning the GOP nomination. You would think that the Republican Party, which has been, let’s face it, hate-spewing, poor-bashing, government-stopping and corporation-loving for decades, ought to be the leading culprit for having paved the way for Trump’s success. As for the media, Marco Rubio, who claims to be exactly where he wants to be after losing 14 primaries and caucuses and winning only one, holds them responsible, which, from a candidate who has demonstrated little support outside the media, is a bit disingenuous. Still, even Rubio is occasionally right. The media did have a lot to do with enabling the rise of Donald Trump. Just not how Rubio or most people think.

To enable Trump, what the media did is fulfill what almost seemed to be a longtime mission: to create the first “pseudo-campaign” with the first “pseudo-candidate.” And now they are having buyer’s remorse.

Neal Gabler, Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, is an author, cultural historian, and film critic. 

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The media is NOT doing its job! Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest.

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  • The American people deserve a better media: one that learns and remembers the role and responsibility it holds as the fourth estate. Not only do we  deserve it, but the survival of American values and functioning also  requires it.
  • We must force (political leaders) to think about the consequences of their words and their policies. But to do so we need a probing, intelligent, and courageous press - long MIA. 
  • Part 1: American Media Is Failing Us
  • Part 2: A Very Good Question for all Candidates and Reporters

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How students in Chicago organized to shut down Trump

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  • Trump wasn’t facing violence. He was facing courageous youth who were determined to speak out against his hate. As (a protest organizer) said later, “We would not allow racism, bigotry and xenophobia tarnish our pavilion, nor our city, nor our presidency. Not in our lifetimes.”
  • The cancer in our body politic known as Donald Trump can be stopped, but you have to wanna!
  • Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease

Joe Iosbaker, Fight Back! News

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March 13, 2016 | The announcement of Donald Trump’s visit to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) came one week before his scheduled, March 11 appearance. Within minutes, there was a Facebook page announcing plans to protest. There was also a moveon.org petition calling on the administration at UIC to cancel the rally.

By later that afternoon, over 5000 people signed up to protest, and by later that night, 50,000 had signed the petition.

Joe Iosbaker: Chicago-based anti-war leader 

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Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease, Jeff Schweitzer, Huffington Post

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  • It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into virtue and slander into truth, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honor, blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into philanthropy and sadism into justice. Anybody could do it; it required no brains at all. It merely required no character. --Joseph Heller, Catch-22
  • American Crossroads: Reagan, Trump and the Devil Down South

 

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