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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, November 25, 2017.

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Including links to over 745 websites and over 20 highlighted items featuring:

Feature Article | Column: Shame has fallen out of fashion, but it can be a force for good, Joseph Burgo, Washington (DC) Post / Tampa Bay (FL) Times

According to this widely accepted view, shame shuts us down and isolates us from other people through the feelings of defect and unworthiness it inspires. But shame may also serve as a force for good when we direct it at behavior damaging to the social fabric.

Publisher's Choice | Al Franken has to go, Ryan Cooper, The Week

(This) is the final reason to ax Franken: to set an example. If we as a people demonstrate that this sort of behavior means an instant end to one's political career, future up-and-coming politicos — and the broader population in general — might just internalize the lesson, and stop abusing people.

Of Special Interest | Actresses—and Millions of Other Workers—Have No Federal Sexual-Harassment Protections, Bryce Covert, the Nation

  • This is another reason Harvey Weinstein’s accusers may have kept quiet until now.
  • Related: Sexual harassment, assault: Change the story 
     

Special Report | Curbing Police Brutality, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: New study finds body cameras do not curb police brutality

Even with eyes watching, some cops continue to cross the line.

  • Part 2: The Fraternal Order of Police Must Go

The nation’s largest police organization pursues policies that have deadly consequences for communities of color.

Special Project | A Thanksgiving Holiday Reader, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
Signe Wilkinson | And Bless Our Turkey / editorialcartoonists.com

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  • Part 1: This viral tweet about Thanksgiving and Native Americans deserves our attention.
    • A tweet that's gone viral days before Thanksgiving shows exactly why the indigenous communities of South Dakota didn't want oil pipelines on their lands.
  • Part 2: 13 Tips for Dealing with Your Family on Thanksgiving ... Sober
    • Fast forward in time—in a few hours, it will all be over. This evening will be a blip in your memory. You’ll still be sober, and you’ll be back to your normal life.

From the Archives | Do You Know Where Your Tomatoes Come From? Lauren Feeney, Moyers & Company 

  • “Harvesting tomatoes and other produce from the nation’s agricultural fields is arguably the worst job in the country,” journalist Chris Hedges writes in his book Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.
  • Related: Why Women Who Pick and Process Your Food Face Daily Threats of Rape, Harassment and Wage Theft
  • Related: 1960: "Harvest of Shame"

Bloggers & Columnists | Edward R. Murrow

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