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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, May 11, 2019.

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Feature Article | Activism & Organizing

Forget Mueller. Forget Impeachment. A Million People Should Surround the White House and Demand Trump's Resignation. Ralph Nader, Common Dreams

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  • Even the master distractor himself could not have distracted the mass dittohead media any better from his true crimes.
  • Related: Stop waiting for Mueller’s report to save us.

Publisher's Choice | Government & Politics

https://images.slideplayer.com/39/10868350/slides/slide_10.jpgSpecial Report | Congress Is Failing. Igor Bobic and Matt Fuller, Huffington Post

  • So much for checks and balances.
  • Related: Pelosi- “I Don’t See Anything Inappropriate” In Rigging Primaries.
     

 

Of Special Interest | Peace & Non-violence

The War On Venezuela Is Built On Lies. John Pilger, johnpilger.com

  • http://johnpilger.com/photo/470x357-C6u.jpgShould the CIA stooge Guaido and his white supremacists grab power, it will be the 68th overthrow of a sovereign government by the United States, most of them democracies. A fire sale of Venezuela's utilities and mineral wealth will surely follow, along with the theft of the country's oil, as outlined by John Bolton.
  • Related: Special Report | US Media Ignoring and Applauding War on Venezuela.

Bloggers & Columnists | Caitlin Johnstone, Ralph Nader, Norman Solomon, John Pilger



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Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

Cinco de Mayo, Editors, History.com

  • https://images.vexels.com/media/users/3/150327/raw/a2ffd9ef3bc60b4d157eb49db47f2449-cinco-de-mayo-illustrated-poster.jpgIn the United States, Cinco de Mayo is widely interpreted as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with substantial Mexican-American populations.
  • Related: From the Archives | The Many Meanings of May Day
     

From the Archives | The Many Meanings of May Day, David Clark, Mental Floss
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  • May Day means many things to many people, from pagans to factory workers to troubled boaters. David Clark is here to explain it all.
  • Related: Cinco de Mayo

 

Critical Thinking

Debunking Trump’s - and Others' - Despicable Lies On Abortion, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Reproductive%20Justice%20%26%20Gender%20Banner_0.jpgPart 1: Debunking Trump’s Despicable Lies On Abortion
  • A neonatal nurse sets the record straight.
  • Part 2: The Anti-Abortion Movie ‘Unplanned’ Is Loaded With Dangerous Lies
  • So HuffPost talked to an OB-GYN to debunk them.

Government & Politics

Joe Biden Is A Republican, Plain and Simple. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: Joe Biden Is a Fraud, Plain and Simple.
  • Biden has a media image that exudes down-to-earth caring and advocacy for regular folks. But his actual record is a very different story.
  • Part 2: Joe Biden Likes Republicans So Much Because He’s So Much Like Them
  • It’s preposterous yet fitting for Joe Biden to claim that Republicans like Dick Cheney and Mike Pence are “decent.” He’s not only defending them. He’s also defending himself.

Health, Science, & Environment

Soil has a story to tell us, and we are all a part of it. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: “The Story of Soil Is the Story of All of Us.”
Soil as a solution to one of our biggest environmental problems
Part 2: The Gift of Soil: How Composting Builds Community
The perfect soil mixture can do more than grow food.

How women and minorities are claiming their right to rage. Soraya Chemaly, the Guardian <>

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Why do many think it acceptable for the white judge Brett Kavanaugh to lose his cool in public, but not the black tennis champion Serena Williams?

Law & Justice


Noor verdict reinforces need for justice system overhaul. Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

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Minnesotans who live in the heart of the “Jim Crow North” are familiar with the methods used to enforce racist segregation and economic disparities between Black Indigenous People of Color and their White counterparts.

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, May 4, 2019.

Including permanent links to over 775 websites and 20 highlighted items featuring:

Feature Article | Government & Politics

Pelosi: “I Don’t See Anything Inappropriate” In Rigging Primaries.Caitlin Johnstone‬, Medium
 

  • https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*jYOV_4YuZlgKkGhU_CS5_Q.pngThe Democrats are officially an over-funded novelty joke party with a humorously ironic novelty joke name. They are useless. They are worthless. Time for something new.
  • Related: This Political Hell was Created by Rigged Primaries and Horrible Establishment Candidates, Not “Protest Votes”.

Publisher's Choice | Government & Politics

Special Report | 2020 Trump Budget: A Disturbing Vision of Guns Over Butter, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • https://portside.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/TRUMP_BUDGET-ic-3-17-2019.jpgStory 1: 2020 Trump Budget: A Disturbing Vision * Story 2: Trump's FY2020 Budget Request Bloats Militarized Spending—and Slashes Actual Human Needs * Story 3: The Pentagon’s Bottomless Money Pit
  • Related: From the Archives | The Business of War is the Cause of War.

Of Special Interest | Peace & Non-violence

'Unprecedented': UN Finds US-Backed Forces Killed More Afghan Civilians Than Taliban and ISIS Did So Far in 2019. Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams
https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_large/public/headlines/us_air_force_afghanistan.png?itok=J5VB_CKH/ An F-15E Strike Eagle from Bagram Air Base deploys flares over Afghanistan Nov. 12, 2008. (Photo: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon)

  • "A shocking number of civilians continue to be killed and maimed each day."
  • Related: Lots of Fs for These Ds: Report Card Shows Majority of Senate Ds Supporting Trump and War,

Bloggers & Columnists | Matt Taibbi, Caitlin Johnstone



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Government & Politics

Series, Universal Empire | Part 4: The Final Stage of the Machiavellian Elites’ Takeover of America, Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, Truthdig

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  • Today, Burnham’s use of Dante’s political treatise “De Monarchia” to explain his medieval understanding of politics might best be swapped for Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” a paranoid comedy of errors in which the door to Hell swings open to one and all, including the elites regardless of their status. Or as they say in Hell, “Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate.” Abandon hope all ye who enter here.
  • Series, Universal Empire | Part 3: How the CIA Created a Fake Western Reality for 'Unconventional Warfare'
  • Series, Universal Empire | Part 2: How Neocons Push for War by Cooking the Books
  • Series, Universal Empire | Part 1: American Imperialism Leads the World Into Dante's Vision of Hell
  • Related: The Price of Empire ~ umber haque

Law & Justice


It’s Time to Try Fossil-Fuel Executives for Crimes Against Humanity. Kate Aronoff, Jacobin Magazine

 http://climatenewsnetwork.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/CROP-deepwater-spill-800x400.jpg / The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 Image: EPI2oh via Flickr

  • It isn't hyperbole to say that fossil-fuel executives are mass murderers. We should put them on trial for crimes against humanity.
  • Related: Brace for Impact, as the Climate "End Game" Has Arrived.

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, April 20, 2019.

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Feature Article | Foreign Affairs

Breaking Our Biggest Taboo, Obscuring Vital Debate on Israel/Palestine, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: Breaking Our Biggest Taboo ~ Eric S. Margolis
  • You simply don’t talk about the influence of the Israel lobby unless you wanttogetlabelled an anti-Semite.
  • Part 2: Debate Over Labeling Omar Obscures Vital Debate on Israel/Palestine
  • Though it was not their intention, Ilhan Omar’s critics did her a favor
  • Related: Our Approach to Zionism: How did the Jewish state become an oppressive state?

Publisher's Choice | Race & Ethnicity

Scholar Jonathan Metzl: White supremacy is literally killing white people. Chauncey DeVega, Salon

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Working-class whites are suffering but still willing to defend racism,saysauthor of "Dying of Whiteness".
 

Of Special Interest | Religion & Spirituality

The Politics of Miracle, Shaul Magid, Tikkun

The Exodus Miracle as Revolution according to Rabbi Ya’akov Moshe Charlap

Bloggers & Columnists | Nick Turse, Glenn Greenwald, Tom Englehardt, Chauncey DeVega



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Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

From the Archives | Why Easter Is Called Easter, and Other Little-Known Facts About the Holiday, Brent Landau, Intellectual Takeout
http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/sites/ito/files/jesus.jpgEaster is quite similar to other major holidays like Christmas and Halloween, which have evolved over the last 200 years or so. In all of these holidays, Christian and non-Christian (pagan) elements have continued to blend together.

Books, Literature, & Ideas

The CIA Takeover of America in the 1960s is the Story of Our Times ~ Edward Curtin. Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic

  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/lrc-cdn/assets/2019/04/12347.jpgNone of the big assassination stories of the 1960s—JFK, RFK, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X—really add up.
  • A Quasi-Review of A Lie Too Big To Fail: The Real History of the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy by Lisa Pease
  • The killing of the Kennedys and today’s new Cold War and war against terror are two ends of a linked intelligence operation.
  • From Edward Curtin at lewrockwell.com


Government & Politics

Series, Universal Empire | Part 3: How the CIA Created a Fake Western Reality for 'Unconventional Warfare', Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, Truthdig

https://www.truthdig.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Evil_Spirits_798.jpg / "The Evil Spirits of the Modern Daily Press," a cartoon from Puck magazine in 1888. (Wikimedia)

  • Some suggest it will take a war to create an antiwar movement that demands change. But the wars are already ongoing. Our attempt to police the world has already proved too costly. Where is the Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren of foreign policy? Many Democrats are positioning themselves to take on Trump four years from now. They’d be wise to seek leadership by demonstrating it.
  • Series, Universal Empire | Part 2: How Neocons Push for War by Cooking the Books
  • Related: Series, Universal Empire | Part 1: American Imperialism Leads the World Into Dante's Vision of Hell
  • Related: The Price of Empire ~ umber haque

Law & Justice


The Mueller Report: Annotating Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Redacted Report, James Risen, Robert Mackey, Trevor Aaronson, the Intercept

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  • A redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report of the investigation into Russian election interference was released to Congress and the public by Attorney General William Barr on Thursday. Intercept journalists have been updating our site throughout the day with their analyses of the report.
  • Mehdi Hasan argues that the report’s section on obstruction of justice is actually a road maptoimpeachment, and that it is time for Democrats in Congress to follow it. And Glenn Greenwald says that the Mueller report obliterates the idea that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia during the election.

Peace & Non-violence

Bases, Bases, Everywhere … Except in the Pentagon’s Report, Nick Turse, TomDispatchConsortium News / Rise Up Times

  • https://consortiumnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/An-aerial-view-of-the-Pentagon-in-Washington-District-of-Columbia-DC-as-a-9_11-Memorial-Service-is-conducted-on-the-Southwest-corner-the-area-of-the-building-damaged-during-the-9_11-attack-700x445.jpgThese installations exist somewhere between light and shadow, writes Nick Turse. While acknowledged as foreign military outposts, they are excluded from the official inventory. 
  • “U.S. bases abroad cost upwards of $50 billion per year to build and maintain, which is money that could be used to address pressing needs at home in education, health care, housing, and infrastructure.”

Religion & Spirituality

The Terribly Tiny God of MAGA Christians, John Pavlovitz, johnpavlovitz.com
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I hope and pray that (professed Christians who support this President) soon find a God who is big enough so that they stop living so small.
 

Youth, Education, & Children

From the Archives: Teacher Explains Why Schools Can’t Produce Well-Educated Minds. Annie Holmquist, Intellectual Takeout 
 

  • http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/sites/ito/files/classroom.pngIt's quite simple really.
  • Related: The Age of the Imbecile

 

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Special Report | The U.S. Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Treats Journalism As A Crime and Poses Great Threats to Press Freedom

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Story 1: The U.S. Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom * Story 2: Why the Assange Arrest Should Scare Reporters ~ Matt Taibbi * Story 3: How You Can Be Certain That The US Charge Against Assange Is Fraudulent ~ Caitlin Johnstone * Story 4: Assange's Indictment Treats Journalism as a Crime * Story 5: The Assange arrest is a warning from history.
Related
:Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum; U.S. Requests Extradition.

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Week Ending April 27, 2019 |

Story 1: The U.S. Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom, Glenn Greenwald, Micah Lee, the Intercept / PortsideRise Up Times

April 13, 2019 | Opposition to Trump's menacing goal to criminalize journalism that involves reporting on classified information does not require admiration or affection for Assange. It simply requires a belief in the critical importance of a free press in a democracy.
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Story 2: Why the Assange Arrest Should Scare Reporters ~ Matt Taibbi, Robert Gore, Rolling Stone / Straight Line Logic

April 14,  2019 | The Assange arrest is a direct assault on the freedom of the press.
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Story 3: How You Can Be Certain That The US Charge Against Assange Is Fraudulent ~ Caitlin Johnstone.  Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic / Caity Johnstone

April 13, 2019 | Donald Trump is willing to do something Obama wouldn't, and it isn't repealing Obamacare. Trump is using an indictment the Obama crew wouldn't touch against Julian Assange.

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Story 4: Assange's Indictment Treats Journalism as a Crime, Marjorie Kohn, Truthout

Friday, April 12, 2019 | The criminal charges the U.S. filed against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange threaten to punish him for practicing journalism. In this way, his prosecution is unprecedented. The Trump administration is trying to send a message to press organizations: Publish material critical of U.S. policy at your peril.


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https://gallery.mailchimp.com/81e01f026144a7a39810a239b/images/ea529440-9ecd-4e0f-a339-cf0b9a01d943.jpg / Story 5: The Assange arrest is a warning from history, John Pilger, johnpilger.com

April 14, 2019 | The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Mightagainstright. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage.
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Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum; U.S. Requests Extradition.

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  • WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was arrested by British police inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London today. In addition to a U.K. criminal charge for avoiding a court appearance, police confirmed that Assange has “been further arrested on behalf of the United States authorities” for allegedly encouraging whistleblower Chelsea Manning to expose more information.
  • Related: A Titanic Menace: the Malicious Censorship of Independent Media and Non-Corporate Journalists

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

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Feature Article | Books, Literature, & Ideas

Chris Hedges: America, the Land of the Desperate and Doomed, interviewed by Greg Palast. Greg Palast, Dandelion Salad

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Neither political party, now captured by corporate power, addresses the systemic problem.
 

Publisher's Choice | Critical Thinking

The Age of the Imbecile, ‪umair haque‬, Eudaimonia and Co / Medium
The World is Turning Catastrophically Stupid. Here’s How Not to Join It.

Of Special Interest | Race & Ethnicity

Our Approach to Zionism: How did the Jewish state become an oppressive state? Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: Racism and Israel's election: How did the Jewish state become an oppressive state?
  • Israel’s descent into an apartheid state seems inevitable.
  • Part 2: Our Approach to Zionism
  • Jewish Voice for Peace is guided by a vision of justice,equalityand freedom for all people.

Bloggers & Columnists | Greg Palast, Chris Hedges, Glenn Greenwald, Michael Lerner

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In Race & Ethnicity | Jewish Voice for Peace opposes anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry and oppression.

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Business

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  • A look at retail pharmaceutical spending from 2012 to 2016
  • Where Do Prescription Drug Dollars Go?

Media & Technology

Trump and Social Media- It's the End of News As We Know It. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Trump and Social Media Could Be An Even More Dangerous Combination in 2019.
  • Facebook and Twitter won’t solve the problems theyhelpedcreate. So who will?
  • Part 2: It’s the End of News as We Know It (and Facebook Is Feeling Fine).
  • People are getting less news.

Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum; U.S. Requests Extradition. Robert Mackey, the Intercept

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  • WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was arrested by British police inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London today. In addition to a U.K. criminal charge for avoiding a court appearance, police confirmed that Assange has “been further arrested on behalf of the United States authorities” for allegedly encouraging whistleblower Chelsea Manning to expose more information.
  • Related: A Titanic Menace: the Malicious Censorship of Independent Media and Non-Corporate Journalists

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Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum; U.S. Requests Extradition

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/ Ecuador's Embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lived until his arrest on Thursday. Photo: Alastair Grant/AP

WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was arrested by British police inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London today. In addition to a U.K. criminal charge for avoiding a court appearance, police confirmed that Assange has “been further arrested on behalf of the United States authorities” for allegedly encouraging whistleblower Chelsea Manning to expose more information.


http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Editor%20Comment%20icon_0.jpg The Intercept’s Robert Mackey is updating news about Assange’s arrest throughout the day. Glenn Greenwald discussed Assange’s arrest on NPR this morning and is posting updates on Twitter.

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April 11 2019 | Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, was arrested on Thursday inside Ecuador’s Embassy in London, where he had lived since 2012 under diplomatic protection. London’s Metropolitan Police Service said in a statement its officers were “invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government’s withdrawal of asylum.”

Video of Assange being dragged from the embassy was captured on a livestream set up by Ruptly, a Russian government news agency.

https://theintercept.imgix.net/wp-uploads/sites/1/2018/04/r_3eMQ-M_400x400-1523651274.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&q=90 / Robert Mackey's work is focused on making sense of events through the close reading of firsthand accounts, photographs, and video posted on social networks by witnesses and participants. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Slate, and The Guardian.


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  • It’s like observing the book Animal Farm in real life; social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google (are) the pigs telling the rest of the livestock that “all animals are equal … except the ones who walk on two legs are more equal than others”.
  • Related: It's Time for Journalism to Stand Up to Trump.
     

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

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Feature Article | Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

The Measure of the State of the Nation and Our Happiness, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
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  • Part 1: A People’s State of the Nation
  • We now face a daunting, festering array of challenges that were decades in the making.
  • Part 2: The Measure of Our Happiness
  • The highest-ranking countries in the World Happiness Report are those that have “strong social welfare systems and an emphasis on equality.”
  • Related: UN Report SaysUS is a “Shithole Country.”
     

Publisher's Choice | Government & Politics

Lots of Fs for These Ds: Report Card Shows Majority of Senate Ds Supporting Trump and War, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: Lots of F's for These D's: Report Card Shows Majority of Senate Democrats Aiding Trump's Right-Wing Court Takeover
  • Progressives will hold Democrats accountable if they don't take the fate of our courts seriously.
  • Part 2: Here’s How the 2020 Candidates Stack Up on War and Peace
  • What hope is there that one of the Democrats seeking the presidency in 2020 could be a real peace candidate?

Of Special Interest | Media & Technology

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Teodrose Fikre, Ghion Journal

  • It’s like observing the book Animal Farm in real life; social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google (are) the pigs telling the rest of the livestock that “all animals are equal … except the ones who walk on two legs are more equal than others”.
  • Related: It's Time for Journalism to Stand Up to Trump.

Bloggers & Columnists | Madea Benjamin, Ilhan Omar

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In Books, Literature, & Ideas | History News Network - Our mission is to help put current events into historical perspective.

In Government & Politics and Religion & Spirituality | Church and State highlights the importance of secular government. We cover church-state separation, Christian Right, population, futurism, atheism, free speech and other issues.



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Business

How corporate America invented ‘Christian America’ to fight the New Deal, Ron Briley, History News Network / Church and State

http://churchandstate.org.uk/wordpressRM/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/nixon-mar-16.jpg / President Richard Nixon and the evangelist Billy Graham, 1970. (Photo: Bettmann / Corbis)

Ministers cooperated with big business to formulate an ideology that the New Deal was a threat to traditional American Christian values of free enterprise and individualism while promoting the false pagan deity of statism.

Foreign Affairs

Ilhan Omar: We must apply our universal values to all nations. Only then will we achieve peace. Ilhan Omar, Washington (DC) Post

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Let us apply these universal values to all nations. Only then will our world achieve peace.
 

Government & Politics

John Pavlovitz | Liberals Don't Understand Why Trump Won
 

Series, Universal Empire | Part 2: How Neocons Push for War by Cooking the Books, Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, Truthdig

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  • From the outset of the Cold War in the late 1940s, an odd coalition of ex-Trotskyist radicals and right-wing business associations had lobbied heavily for big military budgets, advanced weapons systems and aggressive action to confront Soviet Communism.
  • Related: Series, Universal Empire | Part 1: American Imperialism Leads the World Into Dante's Vision of Hell
  • Related: The Price of Empire ~ umber haque

Peace & Non-violence

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Switching from all-volunteer to mandatory military service could force Americans to reconsider their ever-expanding empire.
 

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Misogyny Is the Catholic Church’s Original Sin, Sady Doyle, Medium


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Allowing female leadership could be the only way to save the ailing church
 

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Trump and Social Media- It's the End of News As We Know It

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  • Part 1: Trump and Social Media Could Be An Even More Dangerous Combination in 2019.
  • Facebook and Twitter won’t solve the problems they helped create. So who will?
  • Part 2: It’s the End of News as We Know It (and Facebook Is Feeling Fine)
  • People are getting less news

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: Trump and Social Media Could Be An Even More Dangerous Combination in 2019.

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Demagogues, haters, and spies know how useful Facebook and the other platforms are for undermining democracy. They are ramping up for 2020, and the platforms will not stop them.
Facebook and Twitter won’t solve the problems they helped create. So who will?

Monika Bauerlein, Mother Jones

December 29, 2018 | A country riven by ethnic tension. Spontaneous organizing fueled by viral memes. Hateful fake-news posts about “terrorism” from marginalized groups inciting violence and riots.

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Part 2: It’s the End of News as We Know It (and Facebook Is Feeling Fine)

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People are getting less news, right at a time when a clear-eyed accounting of what the powerful are doing is more important than ever.

Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery, Mother Jones

December 4, 2018 | You probably saw the commercial, ubiquitous across television earlier this year: “We came here for the friends.” The narrator, sounding just a little like a younger Mark Zuckerberg, skipped us through pictures of kids in braces, awkward bands, birthdays. Facebook was telling us its creation myth, and it almost felt true. Wasn’t it that way when we first made our accounts? Didn’t we marvel at the parade of connections that suddenly poked into our lives, reminding us of who we’d been, who we might become?

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“But then something happened,” the voice in the commercial intoned, and the screen filled up with “CLICKBAIT” and “FAKE NEWS.” Until finally, Young Zuck put a stop to it: “That’s going to change…Because when this place does what it was built for, we all get a little bit closer.”

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A Titanic Menace: the Malicious Censorship of Independent Media and Non-Corporate Journalists

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  • It’s like observing the book Animal Farm in real life; social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google (are) the pigs telling the rest of the livestock that “all animals are equal … except the ones who walk on two legs are more equal than others”.
  • Related: It's Time for Journalism to Stand Up to Trump.

Teodrose Fikre, Ghion Journal


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March 3, 2019 | On April 10th, 1912, the Titanic set sail from Southampton, England on her maiden voyage carrying 2,200 passengers. Dubbed “the unsinkable ship” by Phillip Franklin, the vice-president of White Star Line, fate would go to show that the hubris of mankind cannot tame the random acts of chance. Two days later, the Titanic was at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean along with 1,503 lives who were entombed in a seabed cemetery.



There is not a more apt analogy than to call the ruling class pigs, they feast from the trough of injustice using humanity as assets and liabilities on their balance sheets.



There are many cautionary tales to be drawn from the saga of Titanic. At the very top of the list is the indecency of valuing human life based on their level of wealth. Out of the 1,503 lives that perished when the Titanic sank, only 123 were first class passengers—the other 1,380 were second class and mostly third class passengers along with a few crew members.

https://i2.wp.com/ghionjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/teogi.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1/ Teodrose Fikre <> is the co-founder and editor of the Ghion Journal. A published author and prolific writer, a once defense consultant was profoundly changed by a two year journey of hardship and struggle. Going from a life of upper-middle class privilege to a time spent with the huddled masses taught Teodrose a valuable lesson in the essence of togetherness and the need to speak against injustice.

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Related:

It's Time for Journalism to Stand Up to Trump. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: Trump Is Running Against The Media. Why Does The Media Keep Helping Him?
The press should know the name of this game by now.
Part 2: It’s Time for Journalism to Stand for Something.
Because journalism couldn’t afford to make enemies, it gave up its moral compass. 


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