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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, June 23, 2018.

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Feature Article | The Democrats' "Blue Wave" ... of Accommodation and Collaboration, Revolution Newspaper / OpEdNews

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  • The Democratic Party is part of the problem, not part of the solution. Voting for the Democrats and their so-called "blue wave" is not voting to stop the great crimes the Trump/Pence regime is carrying out. It's a vote to continue these crimes, accommodate to fascism, and legitimize the whole putrid system that carries out monstrous crime after monstrous crime, and gives rise to fascists like Trump and Pence.
  • The "blue wave" isn't the answer. It's a poisonous polluted wave of slime and sh*t that will only leave people drenched in disappointment, accommodation, and complicity.
  • Related: Wrong-Way Democrats: Will a 'Blue Dog' Blue Wave Pave the Way for Future Disaster? 

Publisher's Choice | First They Came for the Migrants. Michelle Goldberg, New York (NY) Times

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What is happening is the sort of moral enormity that once seemed unthinkable in contemporary America, the kind captured in the Martin Niemöller poem that’s repeated so often it’s become a cliché: “First they came …” There is no reason to believe that undocumented immigrants will be the last group of people deemed beyond the law’s protection.

Of Special Interest | How the Corporate Media Enslave Us to a World of Illusions by Jonathan Cook, Jonathan CookCommon Dreams / Rise Up Times

https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_large/public/views-article/gettyimages-969782714.jpg?itok=XOof5VXlPalestinians protest inside the open-air prison that is Gaza during long day demonstration against the Israeli occupation on June8,2018 in near Nahal Oz, Israel. (Photo: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

The Great Western Narrative is there to perpetuate power by legitimizing it, by making its unbalanced and unjust distribution seem natural and immutable.Our planet and our children’s futures depend on us liberating ourselves, seeing the ghosts in the machine for what they truly are.

Bloggers & Columnists | Chrish Hedges, Noam Chomsky



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  • Part 1: Noam Chomsky: The Decline of the U.S. Empire
  • Noam Chomsky on the decline of the U.S. empire in an interview with teleSUR.
  • Part 2: The Coming Collapse by Chris Hedges
  • It is impossible for any doomed population to grasp how fragile the decayed financial, social and political system is on the eve of implosion.

Peace & Non-violence

Special Project | Veterans Need Your Help to Save the VA! Stop VA Privatization. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Check Your Knowledge of White Supremacy: Take Our Short Quiz. Sharon Kyle, Justice Not Jails
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  • Check Your Knowledge of White Supremacy: Answers and Additional Resources
  • Related: Special Report | How the White Problem Got Made

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The end of the affair? 'Humanae Vitae' at 50, Michael G. Lawler, Todd A. Salzman, National Catholic Reporter (NCR)
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Document further fueled the post-World War II culture wars over the meaning of sexuality.
 

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James Comey

The Justice Department Inspector General's report proves the nation became addicted to unreality.

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Charles P. Pierce, Esquire

Jun 15, 2018 | feel very safe in saying that James Comey’s future paperback sales took a considerable nosedive on Thursday afternoon. The Department of Justice’s inspector general dropped The Last Honest Man from a very great height into a very deep well on Thursday.

The IG’s long-awaited report—which came on the same day that the Attorney General of New York filed suit against the Trump Foundation for breaking almost every charitable tax regulation and campaign finance law known to man or beast—excoriated Comey for what it called "insubordinate" and "extraordinary" bungling in his performance during the 2016 presidential election, citing what it called "ad hoc decision making based on his personal views even if it meant rejecting longstanding Department policy or practice." The July press conference was a mistake. The October letter was a mistake. James Comey was the biggest mistake of all.

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Rejecting Values and Responsibility Was a Big Mistake. We Have Lost Our Minds. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest


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  • Part 1: Psychologist: Rejecting Values and Responsibility Was a Big Mistake
  • Rejecting values and responsibility leads to a life devoid of purpose.
  • Part 2: It’s no joke that we have lost our minds.
  • The Founding Fathers just ordered another round.

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The Democrats' "Blue Wave" ... of Accommodation and Collaboration

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  • The Democratic Party is part of the problem, not part of the solution. Voting for the Democrats and their so-called "blue wave" is not voting to stop the great crimes the Trump/Pence regime is carrying out. It's a vote to continue these crimes, accommodate to fascism, and legitimize the whole putrid system that carries out monstrous crime after monstrous crime, and gives rise to fascists like Trump and Pence.
  • The "blue wave" isn't the answer. It's a poisonous polluted wave of slime and sh*t that will only leave people drenched in disappointment, accommodation, and complicity.
  • Related: Wrong-Way Democrats: Will a 'Blue Dog' Blue Wave Pave the Way for Future Disaster? 

Revolution Newspaper / OpEdNews

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https://www.opednews.com/populum/uploaded/revcom-icon-02017_09_07_00_55_14-0.jpg May 21, 2018 | The Trump/Pence regime is targeting immigrants as "animals," robbing women of basic reproductive rights, threatening war on Iran, celebrating while Israel massacres Palestinians, and more--all part of hammering into place a vicious, "make America great again" fascist regime.

Millions are shocked, outraged, sick at heart, and they're being told that their best and only realistic hope is a so-called "blue wave" of Democratic victories in the November 2018 midterm elections, because if the Democrats take back the House and perhaps the Senate, this will begin to stop the horrors the Trump/Pence regime is raining down day after day.

Revolution Newspaper, the voice of the Revolutionary Communist Party, provides the foundation, guideline, and organizational scaffolding for the whole process of carrying out our strategy for revolution.

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Wrong-Way Democrats: Will a 'Blue Dog' Blue Wave Pave the Way for Future Disaster? Paul Rosenberg, Salon / AlterNet

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Democrats will win big this fall (probably). But are they just repeating the mistakes of the Clinton-Obama era?
Related: Series | A Nation Under Trump, Part 5 - What have the Democrats learned since Trump's election?

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First They Came for the Migrants

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Men from Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras being detained by Border Patrol officers north of Penitas, Tex., last week. Credit Lynsey Addario for the New York Times.

What is happening is the sort of moral enormity that once seemed unthinkable in contemporary America, the kind captured in the Martin Niemöller poem that’s repeated so often it’s become a cliché: “First they came …” There is no reason to believe that undocumented immigrants will be the last group of people deemed beyond the law’s protection.

Michelle Goldberg, New York (NY) Times 

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June 11, 2018 | The sci-fi writer William Gibson once said, “The future has arrived — it’s just not evenly distributed yet.” In America in 2018, the same could be said of authoritarianism.

Since Donald Trump was elected, there’s been a boom in best-selling books about the fragility of liberal democracy, including Madeleine Albright’s “Fascism: A Warning,” and Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny.” Many have noted that the president’s rhetoric abounds in classic fascist tropes, including the demonization of minorities and attempts to paint the press as treasonous. Trump is obviously more comfortable with despots like Russia’s Vladimir Putin than democrats like Canada’s Justin Trudeau.

We still talk about American fascism as a looming threat, something that could happen if we’re not vigilant. But for undocumented immigrants, it’s already here.

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, June 16, 2018.

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Bloggers & Columnists | Charles P. Pierce



 

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Government & Politics

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Human Rights

Select Articles | The Challenges and Opportunities of Undocumented Immigrants, Week Ending June 16, 2018, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Klaus%20Marre%20and%20DonkeyHotey.jpgThe Politics of Marginalizing the ‘Other’ * The delusion of deporting the country’s troubles away by banishing “criminal aliens” * I Don't Need to 'Understand' Anyone Who Still Supports This President * Border Patrol Kicked, Punched Migrant Children, Threatened Some With Sexual Abuse, ACLU Alleges * ‘It’s Horrendous’: The Heartache of a Migrant Boy Taken From His Father.
  • Related: Trump, critics trade angry immigration charges, falsehoods.

Media & Technology

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As of late May, 29 state legislatures had introduced bills meant to ensure net neutrality, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
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Special Report | The Coming Collapse of the US Empire

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  • Part 1: Noam Chomsky: The Decline of the U.S. Empire
  • Noam Chomsky on the decline of the U.S. empire in an interview with teleSUR.
  • Part 2: The Coming Collapse by Chris Hedges
  • It is impossible for any doomed population to grasp how fragile the decayed financial, social and political system is on the eve of implosion.
  • Related: Rendezvous with Oblivion

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

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Part 1: Noam Chomsky: The Decline of the U.S. Empire

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  • Noam Chomsky on the decline of the U.S. empire in an interview with teleSUR.
  • Noam Chomsky on humanitarian intervention in an interview with teleSUR.
  • Special Interview: Noam Chomsky

17 Feb 2018 |

Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator and activist. He is perhaps best known as a critic of all forms of social control and a relentless advocate for community-centered approaches to democracy and freedom. Over the last several decades, Chomsky has championed a wide range of dissident actions, organizations and social movements.

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Part 2: The Coming Collapse by Chris Hedges

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Chris Hedges,  Truthdig  / Rise Up Times 

May 20, 2018 | The Trump administration did not rise, prima facie, like Venus on a half shell from the sea. Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy. The longer we perpetuate the fiction that we live in a functioning democracy, that Trump and the political mutations around him are somehow an aberrant deviation that can be vanquished in the next election, the more we will hurtle toward tyranny. The problem is not Trump. It is a political system, dominated by corporate power and the mandarins of the two major political parties, in which we don’t count. We will wrest back political control by dismantling the corporate state, and this means massive and sustained civil disobedience, like that demonstrated by teachers around the country this year. If we do not stand up we will enter a new dark age.

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  • A liberal commentator offers his scathing take on contemporary American politics and culture.
  • Essays by Thomas Frank
  • Special Report | The Coming Collapse of the US Empire

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, June 9, 2018.

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Feature Article | Here’s how higher education was destroyed in 5 basic steps. Alternet / Raw Story

  •  https://www.rawstory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Female-professor-educator-teacher-Shutterstock-800x430.jpgSo: here is the recipe for killing universities, and you tell me if what I’m describing isn’t exactly what is at the root of all the problems of our country’s system of higher education. (Because what I’m saying has more recently been applied to K-12 public education as well.)
  • Related: What's Wrong With the American University System
  • Related: The Best and the Brightest Led America Off a Cliff


Publisher's Choice | Rejecting Values and Responsibility Was a Big Mistake. We Have Lost Our Minds. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • http://apps.startribune.com/blogs/user_images/wbgleason_1386978852_Screenshot%202013-12-13%20at%205.42.43%20PM.pngPart 1: Psychologist: Rejecting Values and Responsibility Was a Big Mistake
  • Rejecting values and responsibility leads to a life devoid of purpose.
  • Part 2: It’s no joke that we have lost our minds.
  • The Founding Fathers just ordered another round.

 



 

Of Special Interest | Scholar Reza Aslan Explains Why It's Time to Treat Trump As An Enemy of the State -- Before It's Too Late. Chauncey DeVegaSalon / AlterNet

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Trump%20%26%20Reza%20Aslan%20with%20Digitally%20Distorted%20US%20Flag.jpgScholar fired by CNN for anti-Trump tweets: "The country is one 9/11-style terror attack from the end of the American experiment as we know it. That’s not an exaggeration. That’s the reality that we face under this government."

Bloggers & Columnists | Seymour Hersh, Chris Hedges, Chauncey DeVega



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Critical Thinking

Trump, critics trade angry immigration charges, falsehoods. Jill Colvin, Associated Press / Minneapolis (MN) StarTribune

http://stmedia.stimg.co/1527527223_10003361+Trump+Memorial+Day.JPG?w=525President Donald Trump speaks at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018 in Arlington, Va. / Alex Brandon, Associated Press <http://ap.org>

  • Misleading tweets by liberal activists fuel Trump.
  • Related: How Liberals and Their Talking Points Are Fueling the Alt-Right and Trump


Foreign Affairs

Seymour Hersh: Hillary Clinton Sold Nerve Gas To Syrian Terrorists To Use Them As an Excuse to Invade Syria. AWDNews

  • http://www.awdnews.com/index/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/hillary-clinton-syria-nervegas.jpgRespected investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh, has claimed that Hillary Clinton sold nerve gas to Syrian terrorists whilst she was acting as secretary of state.
  • Related: Syria – a Case Study in Propaganda

 



Labor

Special Project | Sign-up to attend the 2018 Poor People's March on Washington, D.C. June 2-12, The Angry Response To Inequality America Needs. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

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  • Part 1: Sign-up to attend the 2018 Poor People's March on Washington, D.C. June 2-12
  • For more information on the March and see who has endorsed
  • Part 2: Poor People’s Campaign Is The Angry Response To Inequality America Needs
  • The campaign is dedicated to the idea that “people should not live in or die from poverty in the richest nation ever to exist.”


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To Those Who Did Not Make It Home

 



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