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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, July 13, 2019.

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Feature Article | Activism & Organizing

Here’s What You Should Know About Upcoming ICE Raids. Sarah Ruiz-Grossman, Huffington Post
 

  • https://portside.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/icecops511.jpgKnow your rights and how to help undocumented immigrants targeted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests.
  • Illegal aliens have a right not to get caught.
  • Related: To Defeat ICE, We Need to Target Its Backers -- Microsoft and Amazon.
  • Related: Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis, July 13, 2019

Publisher's Choice | Gender & Sexuality

From the Archives | U.S. Placed Immigrant Children With Traffickers, Report Says. Emmarie Huetteman, New York (NY) Times

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A child from Honduras watched a movie at a United States Border Patrol detention center in McAllen, Tex., in 2014.

Of Special Interest | Critical Thinking

Noam Chomsky- The Real Election Meddling Isn't Coming From Russia. Alan MacLeod, FAIR  / Truthdig

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Noam Chomsky reveals how the old-school ‘propaganda model’ still works to manufacture consent in the information age.
Related: Tomgram: Engelhardt, American Election Exceptionalism

 

Bloggers & Columnists | Noam Chomsky, Tom Englehardt,



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Racist women told Burger King manager to 'go back to Mexico.' He gave them a lesson in civics instead. May Wilkerson, SomeeCards / Upworthy

This is how you handle racists.

Government & Politics

Jimmy Carter is the voice of sanity and morality in a nation that's dying for lack of either. Mark Sumner, Daily Kos

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  • Jimmy Carter is America’s referee, and he’s calling a foul. The only people who should be upset about that are the ones who were gaming the system in the first place. 
  • Related: From the Archives: Jimmy Carter: The US Is an "Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery."

Human Rights

Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis, July 13, 2019, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

https://hightowerlowdown.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-07_Familias-750x400.jpgThis is not just a matter of Trump’s character, but also of ours. Our government’s immigration policies raise a fundamental question about our people’s moral fortitude: Will we as a society stand up to our own xenophobic, demagogic government pressing us to abandon–no, to betray–America’s historic democratic values?

Media & Technology

‘NY Times’ disgracefully joins the propaganda campaign to push for war against Iran. James North, Mondoweiss

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James Fallows is a distinguished veteran journalist, now with the Atlantic, who among his other achievements warned against the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Fallows is level-headed, not prone to excitement. And he describes the rising tension in the Mideast around Iran as “depressing, and alarming, as hell.”

Race & Ethnicity

Freedom Rider: Biden and the Shame of the Black Misleaders, Margaret Kimberley, BlackAgenda Report  (BAR)

  • https://www.blackagendareport.com/sites/default/files/2019-06/FR__845x400%20%281%29_1.jpgThe misleaders are tacitly admitting that black people can expect little to be done in their favor even if the Democrats manage to win.
  • Related: Joe Biden Is A Republican, Plain and Simple

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Some Media Outlets - Including NPR - Still Refuse To Call Trump What He Is: Racist

  • Trump’s tweets calling on four women of color in Congress to “go back” to other countries were racist, full stop. Not “racially charged.” Racist.
  • Related: How To Fight Establishment Propaganda Machines Like NPR And Win

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07/15/2019 | The president of the United States on Sunday called on four women of color in Congress — all of whom are U.S. citizens, and three of whom were born in the United States — to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

Sickeningly familiar to likely every person of color, the phrase “go back to your country” (or variations of it) is racist, full stop. Not just “incendiary” or “inflammatory.” Racist.

But many media outlets, as they’ve done time and again, failed to call President Donald Trump’s comments what they were: racist.

Several,including the Wall Street Journal and NPR, resorted to the tired euphemism of “racially charged.”

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‘Send Her Back’: The Bigoted Rallying Cry of Trump 2020. Conor Friedersdorf,  the Atlantic

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The president’s supporters at a North Carolina rally showed contempt for naturalized citizens and the Constitution.
Related: Some Media Outlets - Including NPR - Still Refuse To Call Trump What He Is: Racist.

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How To Fight Establishment Propaganda Machines Like NPR And Win, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*Xxrk9XaJCSvz858ok0Jcog.jpegPart 1: NPR Attempts To Undermine WikiLeaks’ Credibility With Deliberate, Brazen Lie
  • These deep state propaganda networks have got to go.
  • Part 2: How To Fight The Establishment Propaganda Machine And Win
  • Don’t let anyone tell you that this cannot be done.


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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, Jul 6, 2019.

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Feature Article | Foreign Affairs

We’re Not the Good Guys. Tom Engelhardt, Counterpunch

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  • As we head into election season 2020, however, just don’t imagine that we’re the good guys on Planet Earth.
  • As far as I can tell, there aren’t many good guys left.
     

Publisher's Choice | Government & Politics

Killing for the Sake of It: The Grisly Reality of the Failing US Empire, Dmitry Orlov, Club Orlov / Astute News

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Tomahawk%20Missle%20Launch%20from%20Battleship.jpgAs law and order break down in more and more places, we will see more and more US troops on the streets of cities in the US, spreading death and destruction just like they did in Iraq or in Afghanistan. The last license to kill to be revoked will be the license to kill ourselves.
 

Of Special Interest | Law & Justice


The Supreme Court's Message: Win or Go Home, Russell Berman, the Atlantic

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  • In a pair of rulings on partisan gerrymandering and the census, Chief Justice John Roberts enshrined the nation’s modern form of winner-take-all politics into law.
  • Related: A Revolution of Democracy
     

Bloggers & Columnists | Amy Goodman, Jim Hightower, S. Brian Willson, Tom Englehardt



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Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

The Women’s World Cup Was Always Going To Be Megan Rapinoe’s Moment. Travis Waldron, Huffington Post

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  • Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring the opening goal in the United States’ World Cup quarterfinal win over France.
  • The U.S. soccer star’s fight for gender and racial equality began long before she slammed President Donald Trump.

Books, Literature, & Ideas

 https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/ae9d47833d6fb8dca3a9b8c101a4f9855147d7f8/792_108_2208_1325/master/2208.jpg?w=620&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=03f0d3fdd181abeefa8fbcdba47b39d0Special Project | A  4th of July Holiday Reader, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Rethinking the 4th of July
  • There is something profoundly inappropriate about blowing off fireworks at a time when the United States is waging war — and underwriting war — with real fireworks around the world.
  • Part 2: Frederick Douglass’s Fourth of July speech called out America for its hypocrisy.
  • Trump’s takeover of the holiday shows we haven’t learned much.
  • Part 3: What the Flag Means to Me
  • I believe we are living one of the most incredible lies in history, … ignoring empirical reality. It is truly amazing!

Government & Politics

How Lincoln's disdain for demagogues pricks Trump's Fourth of July pomposity. Sidney Blumenthal, the Guardian

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If nothing else, the president’s speech on the Mall on Thursday will show how far we have fallen since Lincoln.

Human Rights

Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis, June 30, 2019, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

This is not just a matter of Trump’s character, but also of ours. Our government’s immigration policies raise a fundamental question about our people’s moral fortitude: Will we as a society stand up to our own xenophobic, demagogic government pressing us to abandon–no, to betray–America’s historic democratic values?

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‘NY Times’ disgracefully joins the propaganda campaign to push for war against Iran.

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James Fallows is a distinguished veteran journalist, now with the Atlantic, who among his other achievements warned against the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Fallows is level-headed, not prone to excitement. And he describes the rising tension in the Mideast around Iran as “depressing, and alarming, as hell.”

James North, Mondoweiss
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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Iraq-Iran%20Odometer.jpg / May 14, 2019 | I’m old enough to remember the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, which the U.S. used as the pretext to massively escalate the Vietnam war. In early August that year, the American press indignantly reported that the USS Maddox, innocently patrolling in the South China Sea, had been the victim of two attacks by North Vietnamese patrol boats. The truth later emerged; the attacks were either made up, exaggerated, or a deliberate U.S. provocation. But President Lyndon Johnson used the episode to convince Congress to pass the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, which enabled him to eventually send half a million American soldiers to Vietnam.

Today, the New York Times must have cut and pasted its 1964 coverage to create an offensive and incompetent article about the alleged sabotage of four oil tankers in the Persian Gulf, implying that Iran was behind the attacks. The paper, compounding its dishonesty, also published another bizarre anti-Iran article, with the headline: “A ‘Disinformation Assembly Line:’ Spreading Fake News to Bolster Iran.”

James North is a Mondoweiss Editor-at-Large, and has reported from Africa, Latin America, and Asia for four decades.

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, June 29, 2019.

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Feature Article | Government & Politics

The Center Cannot Hold: Ryan Grim on Democrats in Turmoil. Jessica Goodheart, LA Progressive / Capital & Mai

  • https://mk0capitalandmapk3jq.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Obama-Clinton-1.jpgA highly readable and timely account of the Democratic Party’s fall from power also points the way to its redemption.
  • Related: Caution: Moderate Democrats Ahead

Publisher's Choice | Foreign Affairs

Tomgram: Engelhardt, American Election Exceptionalism, Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com / Tikkun

  • https://www.tikkun.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/8406595844_d00ce2a31b_k-1170x801.jpgElection-Meddling Follies, 1945-2019 
Living in a Nation of Political Narcissists
  • Related: US Foreign Policy is Nothing But Greedy Bullies Conducting Warfare Against the Whole Planet. 


Of Special Interest | Human Rights

Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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24,2019 | 5 New Items including:

  • Story 1: ICE Program to Allow Local Law Enforcement to Make Immigration Arrests * Story 2: Debunking 8 Myths About Why Central American Children Are Migrating * Story 3: Black Sites for Kids: Rights Advocates Outraged Over Child Immigrants Being Held at 'Off-the-Books' Detention Facilities * Story 4: As Border Apprehensions Spike, Senate Committee Considers Asylum & Detention Reform Bill * Story 5: A Brief History of US Concentration Camps
  • Related: Trump’s border cruelty is a test of our national character.

Bloggers & Columnists | Tom Engelhardt, Jim Hightower



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Activism & Organizing

Pelosi Must Go! Our Constitutional Crisis Requires Strong Leadership. Rich Procida, LA Progressive

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Impeachment%20Word%20Jumble.jpgTo argue that Trump actually wants the Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings against him is utter hogwash and everyone knows it, including Nancy Pelosi.
  • Related: Nancy Pelosi’s Argument Against Impeachment, Based on the Clinton Impeachment, Doesn’t Make Sense.

Books, Literature, & Ideas

How Evil Wins: The Hypocritical Double Standards of Political Outrage. John Whitehead, OpEdNews
Life is good in America for the privileged few, but as I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People <>, it's getting worse by the day for the rest of us.

The Greening of America’ Still Resonates. Frank Fear, LA Progressive

https://2jc18v1irh0441xjkl3blrt4-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/charles-reich-720.jpg“At the heart of everything is what must be called a change of consciousness… . This is what the new generation has been searching for, & what it has started to achieve. Industrialism produced a new man (sic)—one adapted to the demands of the machine. In contrast, today’s emerging consciousness seeks a new knowledge of what it means to be human, in order that the machine, having been built, may now be turned to human ends.” Excerpt from Charles A. Reich, ‘The Greening of America,’ The New Yorker, September 26, 1970

From the Archives | Big Pharma CEO: ‘We’re in Business of Shareholder Profit, Not Helping The Sick.’ Ron Delancer, POLITICAL D!G


Government & Politics

Election As Test of American IQ

America, you might call this an election …
 

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, June 22, 2019.

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Feature Article | Government & Politics

House Democrats Have More Potent Options Than Impeachment, Daniel Hemel and Eric Posner, the Atlantic

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  • House Democrats hold the better hand in this game of constitutional poker. But they can’t win the game unless they play their best cards.
  • Related: Nancy Pelosi’s Argument Against Impeachment, Based on the Clinton Impeachment, Doesn’t Make Sense.

Publisher's Choice | Human Rights

Concentration camps in America? Yes, Chauncey DeVega, Salon

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U.S. Border Patrol agents take Central American asylum seekers into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas. The immigrant families were then sent to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing center for possible separation. (Getty/John Moore)

  • Concentration camps have a long history in America … and Donald Trump is testing them out right now.
  • Related: Trump’s border cruelty is a test of our national character.

Of Special Interest | Government & Politics

The United States Is the Most Corrupt Country in the World, Juan Col, Truthdig

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The only way to undo … the untold damage (trump's) done to the country, is to organize and canvass and publish and elect the opposition in 2020. The courts are not going to save us from Trumpism. The GOP Senate is not going to save us from Trumpism. Civility is not going to save us from Trumpism. We’re on our own, friends. The Blue Wave last November has shown the way.

Bloggers & Columnists | Caitlin Johnstone, Rainer Shea, Chris Hedges, Matt Taibbi, umair haque, Chauncey DeVega

NEW Permanent Links

  • In Government & Politics | Need to Impeach: a national movement of passionate, energetic advocates committed to removing Donald Trump from office.
  • In Media & Technology | Mondoweiss: News & Opinion About Palestine, Israel & the United States

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Critical Thinking

7 Reasons To Be Highly Skeptical Of The Gulf Of Oman Incident, Caitlin Johnstone, Activist Post

We have seen exactly zero evidence supporting Pompeo’s claims, so anyone you see hastening to blame Iran for the Gulf of Oman incident is either a war whore or a slobbering moron, or both. Knowing what we know about the US-centralized empire and its pre-existing regime change agenda against Iran, there is no reason to believe Pompeo and many reasons not to.
Related: How the U.S. War Propaganda Machine Gets Us to Forget About the Iraq WMD Hoax


Economics

Why America is the World’s First Poor Rich Country: America’s Invisible Depression, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
 

  • http://www.yourdictionary.com/images/articles/lg/2852.EconomicRecession.jpgPart 1: America’s Invisible Depression
  • (Why We Don’t Get That) America’s Been Ripped Apart by a New Great Depression.
  • Part 2: From the Archives | Why America is the World’s First Poor Rich Country
  • Or, How American Collapse is Made of a New Kind of Poverty
     

Government & Politics

Nancy Pelosi’s Argument Against Impeachment, Based on the Clinton Impeachment, Doesn’t Make Sense. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part !: Nancy Pelosi’s Argument Against Impeachment Doesn’t Make Sense
  • The only … question is where one draws the line between conduct that is impeachable but does not mandate impeachment and conduct that is so bad that impeachment becomes a constitutional obligation.
  • Part 2: What Nancy Pelosi Learned From the Clinton Impeachment
  • Interviews with the House speaker’s old friends and colleagues offer a window into her reluctance to pull the pin on a political grenade.

Media & Technology

U.S. mainstream media fails to challenge Trump administration’s push toward war with Iran. James NorthMondoweiss

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  • Sustained public,media and congressional pressure might prompt Trump to realize that enabling his top two foreign policy appointees is simply more trouble than it’s worth.”
  • Related: Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi: The Deep Rot That Infects American Journalism

Religion & Spirituality


Yes, What Israel Is Doing To Palestinians Is Actually Genocide. Benjamin L. Corey, Patheos

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In the Israel/Palestine conflict, is Israel guilty of genocide against the Palestinians? Yes-- absolutely.
Is calling this genocide over the top? No, it’s not. It’s genocide. Legally. Morally. It’s genocide.

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U.S. mainstream media fails to challenge Trump administration’s push toward war with Iran.

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  • Sustained public, media and congressional pressure might prompt Trump to realize that enabling his top two foreign policy appointees is simply more trouble than it’s worth.”
  • Related: Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi: The Deep Rot That Infects American Journalism

James North <>,  Mondoweiss

 

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/propaganda-lies.pngJune 15, 2019 | The risky U.S. moves to provoke a war with Iran continue, and the American mainstream media is still transmitting the Trump administration’s views almost without challenge:

* The New York Times has run lengthy accounts about the alleged Iranian attack on oil tankers, but the paper buried the skepticism about the U.S. version lower in its articles.
* A respected Israeli expert, writing in Haaretz, calmly explained why “Iran is the immediate, but unlikely suspect” in the attacks. Nothing like his point of view has gotten prominent play in America.
* The most influential foreign affairs columnist in the world, Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, is still missing in action, a good 6 weeks after the Trump administration launched its latest effort to provoke Iran.
* None of the mainstream coverage explains that Israel is a big factor instigating the rising American hostility to Iran.

James North is a Mondoweiss Editor-at-Large, and has reported from Africa, Latin America, and Asia for four decades. He lives in New York City.

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Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi: The Deep Rot That Infects American Journalism, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/09/04/blogs/dotCJR/dotCJR-blog480.jpgPart 1: Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi: The Deep Rot That Infects American Journalism
  • Chris Hedges discusses the deep rot that infects American journalism with reporter Matt Taibbi. First of two parts.
  • Part 2: Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi: The Deep Rot That Infects American Journalism
  • Chris Hedges continues his discussion with reporter Matt Taibbi about the deep rot in American journalism.


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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, June 15, 2019

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Feature Story | Business

How to Dismantle the Absurd Profitability of Nuclear Weapons, Jon Schwarz, the Intercept

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A new report from PAX, a Dutch peace organization, both illuminates how profitable it can be for multinational corporations to manufacture Armageddon and provides a roadmap for taking the money out of mass death.
 

Publisher's Choice | Human Rights

Trump’s border cruelty is a test of our national character. Jim Hightower, Hightower Lowdown

  • https://hightowerlowdown.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-07_Familias-750x400.jpgThis is not just a matter of Trump’s character, but also of ours. Our government’s immigration policies raise a fundamental question about our people’s moral fortitude: Will we as a society stand up to our own xenophobic, demagogic government pressing us to abandon–no, to betray–America’s historic democratic values?
  • Related: Trump is lying about immigrant crime – and the research proves it.

Of Special Interest | Peace & Non-violence

How the U.S. War Propaganda Machine Gets Us to Forget About the Iraq WMD Hoax, Rainer Shea, Ghion Journal

https://i2.wp.com/ghionjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/20130619102533003_hd.jpg?w=1280&ssl=1As any politician knows, no evidence of any kind is ever required. It is only necessary to make a statement — any statement — forcefully enough to have an audience believe it. No one will check the lie against the facts, and, if they do, they will disbelieve the facts. Do you think the German people in 1939 pretended that the Poles had attacked them and started World War II? No! Since they were told that was so, they believed it as seriously as you and I believe that they attacked the Poles.--Isaac Asimov, Review Of 1984

 

Bloggers & Columnists | Jim Hightower, Andrew Bacevich, John Nichols, Juan Gonzalez and Amy Goodman, David Swanson, Rainer Shea



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Business

From the Archives | Goldman Sachs Asks ‘Is Curing Patients A Sustainable Business Model?’ CBS Local, New York, NY <>

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Healthcare%20%26%20Money_0.jpgGilead Sciences’ 90 percent cure rate of hepatitis C will reportedly send its sales plunging from $12.5 billion in 2015 to less than $4 billion this year.
 

Critical Thinking

The Evidence Darwin Had for Evolution, Heather Scoville , ThoughtCo

  • Imagine being the first person to put together the pieces of an idea so big, it would change the entire spectrum of science forever.
  • Related: How to Be a Better Thinker
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Foreign Affairs

The Twin Dangers of Exceptionalism and Mindless Bi-Partisanship, Melvin Goodman, Counterpunch

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  • There is no sign of a role for diplomacy in the Trump administration’s national security policy, and no strategist within the administration who is able to reverse the hostile course we are on with both Moscow and Beijing. Pompeo and Bolton are perfect examples of bulls who carry around their own china shops.
  • Related: David Swanson Discusses “Curing American Exceptionalism.”

Health, Science, & Environment

Dammit, Democrats! Organize a Climate Debate! Act Now or Face a Cataclysm! Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Dammit, Democrats! Organize a Climate Debate!
  • The DNC has made a morally and practically wrong choice with its rejection of proposals for a debate on the existential issue of our time.
  • Part 2: “We Are Facing an Existential Crisis”: Gov. Inslee Slams DNC for Refusing to Hold Climate Debate
  • We will not have another chance after the next administration. We will either actnow, or it willbecataclysm.
     

Human Rights

‘It Feels Like We Are Prisoners’: Migrant Children Describe Trauma At Florida Detention Center. Angelina Chapin, Huffington Post

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  • Lawyers say the facility violates child welfare standards, and that no minor should be held at Homestead for more than 20 days.
  • Related: Trump’s border cruelty is a test of our national character.
     

Law & Justice


Armed Neo-Nazis with Police Escort Crash Detroit Pride. Katelyn Kivel, Grit Post


https://gritpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/D8krjobXUAAcV81-560x416.jpgVideos from the event Saturday showed neo-Nazi protestors with police escort marching through downtown Detroit during the Motor City Pride festivities. NSM members from across the country reportedly traveled to Detroit to take part in this anti-Pride demonstration.
 

Peace & Non-violence

Best of TomDispatch: Andrew Bacevich, The American Military Crisis, Andrew Bacevich, Tom Dispatch

Illusions of Victory 
How the United States Did Not Reinvent War But Thought It Did 


Religion & Spirituality


Piety and Hypocrisy: Setting Franklin Graham, Ah, Straight, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Setting Franklin Graham, Ah, Straight
  • Hogs will fly, and kids will stop shooting hoops in Kentucky before Graham makes common cause with Barber and Theoharis.
  • Part 2: Piety and Hypocrisy: Franklin Graham and the Pulpit Serpents Who Trample on the Pearls of “Jesus”
  • I’m about to reveal the playbook that public and pulpit serpents the world over use to silence truth-tellers and maintain their power.

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Feature Article | Government & Politics

D Is for a Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy ~ John W. Whitehead. Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Politics%20as%2018th%20Century%20Farce_0.jpgPlayed out on the national stage and eagerly broadcast to a captive audience by media sponsors, this farcical exercise in political theater can, at times, seem riveting, life-changing and suspenseful, even for those who know better.
  • Related: Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy

Publisher's Choice | Critical Thinking

32 Tips For Navigating a Society Full of Propaganda and Manipulation, Caitlin Johnstone, Waking Times

  • Humans are great at manipulating one another.
  • Related: The Age of the Imbecile
     

Of Special Interest | Gender & Sexuality

A Man’s Guide to Abortion, Katha Pollitt, the Nation

https://www.thenation.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/pro-life-men-ap-img.jpg?scale=896&compress=80 / Thousands of abortion opponents march in the 15th annual Walk for Life across downtown San Francisco on January 26, 2019. (AP / Juliet Williams)

  •  You don’t have to be a woman to stand up for reproductive rights.
  • Related: Debunking Trump’s - and Others' - Despicable Lies On Abortion

Bloggers & Columnists | Chris Hedges, Matt Taibbi, Caitlin Johnstone, ‪umair haque‬, George Lakey



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Business

Amazon and McDonald’s top ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of dangerous firms. Mark Gruenberg, People's World

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  • Besides Amazon and McDonald’s, the rest of the Dirty Dozen were:
  • Related: The Problem Isn’t Robots Taking Our Jobs: It’s Oligarchs Taking Our Power.
     

Critical Thinking

Don't Be Fooled by the April, 2019, Jobs Report. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
 

  • https://www.peoplesworld.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cashier970.jpgPart 1: Don’t be fooled by the unemployment figures that came out today.
  • Millions of workers who have low paid and part time retail jobs want, need and are qualified for better paid full time jobs. The government's monthly job figures ignore these people.
  • Part 2: About that April 2019 Jobs Report
  • "Not having a job as a teenager makes it harder to land one as a young adult," Jack Wuest, the executive director of the Alternative Schools Network said.

Health, Science, & Environment

The Green New Deal’s Five Freedoms, Kate Aronoff, Alyssa Battistoni, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Thea Riofrancos, Jacobin

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  • A radical Green New Deal would open up enormous possibilities for human flourishing — and allow us to reclaim the language of freedom from the Right.
  • Related: George Lakey | The world’s happiest people already have a Green New Deal, and they love it.
     

Media & Technology

Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi: The Deep Rot That Infects American Journalism. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/09/04/blogs/dotCJR/dotCJR-blog480.jpgPart 1: Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi: The Deep Rot That Infects American Journalism
  • Chris Hedges discusses the deep rot that infects American journalism with reporter Matt Taibbi. First of two parts.
  • Part 2: Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi: The Deep Rot That Infects American Journalism
  • Chris Hedges continues his discussion with reporter, Matt Taibbi, about the deep rot in American journalism.

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