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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, December 30, 2017

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Feature Article | How Corporate Power Killed Democracy, Richard Moser, counterpunch.org / Popular Resistance

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Since the mid-1970s, when the corporations fused with the state, a new imperial order emerged that killed what remained of representative democracy.

Publisher's Choice | Tallying the Damage of Trump's Presidency in 2017, Tessa Stuart, Rolling Stone

Though the tax bill was the only piece of major legislation Trump was able to get passed this year, the 45th president got plenty done.

Of Special Interest | #MeToo In the Fields and Factory: Farm and Auto Workers Show Us How To Organize Against Sexual Violence, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

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  • Part 1: #MeToo In the Fields: Farmworkers Show Us How To Organize Against Sexual Violence
  • “We have the power to speak and end the silence. We don’t want fear and silence to persist any longer.” -Nely Rodriguez, CIW organizer
  • Part 2: How Tough Is It to Change a Culture of Harassment? Ask Women at Ford
  • Decades after the company tried to tackle sexual misconduct at two Chicago plants, continued abuse raises questions about the possibility of change.
  • Related: Kick Against the Pricks and Other Unsexy Truths About Sexual Harassment

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A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America * Debunking Myths About Estrangement * Outside in America: At Christmas, families on the edge of homelessness must choose: gifts or rent? * Remembering the Christmas Truce * God Bless Us, Every Robber Baron

Series | Student Debt Slavery: Bankrolling Financiers on the Backs of the Young, Part 1, Ellen Brown, Truthdig

The exponential rise in college costs occurred only after the government got into the student loan business in a big way.

Series | Outside in America: At Christmas, families on the edge of homelessness must choose: gifts or rent?, Erin McCormick, The Guardian

 

From the Archives | Pope Francis Focuses on the American Environmental Movement, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Pope Francis is actually bringing America’s environmentalism movement to its religious and moral roots.
  • Opponents of selfish greed and avarice, the common enemies of nature and mankind, would welcome Francis’s powerful words.
  • Part 2: 10 key excerpts from Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment
  • Here are some of the key passages people will read closely, everything from climate change and global warming to abortion and population control.

Bloggers & Columnists | Richard Moser, Amy Goodman, Ellen Brown

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All this and more in:

Critical Thinking

Vitali Rich | Rigged Primaries and Scumbag Presidents

If you were fine with a rigged primary …



Government & Politics

Merritt Burton | Medieval Conservatives

The lords worked hard to get where they are.

Labor

'All These Changes Do Affect Jobs and Affect People' Janine Jackson, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

http://fair.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Polar-Bears.jpg Polar bears used as a symbol of a climate disruption by the Boston Globe (5/31/17).

  • Climate change represents the first time in human history that we’ve had, as all of humanity, one problem that we need to face together, because it affects everyone on Earth.
  • Related: From the Archives | Pope Francis Focuses on the American Environmental Movement

Race & Ethnicity

Trump and the GOP Fuel Fantasies of White Victimhood, Disregard Black Lives, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Horace Campbell on U.S. Disregard for Black Lives, from “War on Terror” in Africa to U.S. Army Widow at Home
  • There is a collaboration between the United Nations peacekeeping forces and the government of the Congo to ensure that the situation remain destabilized so that the Congo can be looted.
  • Part 2: Trump and the GOP Fuel Fantasies of White Victimhood
  • Propaganda of conservative activists and politicians flnng around assures white Americans that their racial resentment is valid, despite evidence to the contrary.

and much more. Enjoy!

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