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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, February 10, 2018.

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Including links to over 750 websites and over 35 highlighted items featuring:

Feature Article | Trashing the Planet For Profit by William Bowles, William Bowles, Investigating Imperialism / Dandelion Salad
 

  • https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5181/5626501347_3b338279c8_z.jpgWe refuse to accept responsibility for the state of the planet. Yes, ultimately, it’s the economic system, capitalism,  that’s doing the damage but surely it’s time we also accept responsibility for our role in maintaining an unsustainable economic system, a system that in the short term we all benefit from.
  • Related: Climate Denial Will Kill Us

Publisher's Choice | Pentagon officials fears White House pushing for war with North Korea as 'major event' to unify country, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • Part 1: Pentagon officials fears White House pushing for war with North Korea: report
  • A New York Times bombshell alleges the Pentagon fears Trump is trigger-happy.
  • Part 2: Trump says it will be hard to unify country without a ‘major event’.
  • “I would love to be able to bring back our country into a great form of unity,” Trump said.

Of Special Interest | Bernie Keeps Promoting The New Cold War and the U.S. ‘Forever Wars’, and Yes, We Need To Talk About It, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • Part 1: Bernie Keeps Promoting The New Cold War, And Yes, We Need To Talk About It
  • New McCarthyism Could Literally Kill Us All
  • Part 2: Vietnam and the U.S. ‘Forever Wars’
  • Military planners have learned the wrong lessons from the Vietnam War, focusing on war’s “winnability” rather than questioning whether to engage in it all.

Series | Entire homelessness agency could be eliminated by Trump's budget cuts, Alastair Gee <>, Guardian

  • https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/c3a026bc481d9cb6bbf92667a1bc6892ccf3c230/0_886_4243_2546/master/4243.jpg?w=300&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=532f9364c75511107f234869013a9298A homeless person sits near the White House in Washington. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
  • Shuttering the agency and cutting funds for low-income housing remind experts of Reagan’s deep spending cuts that ‘ushered in a new age of homelessness’
  • Related: When Feeding the Homeless Becomes a Crime

Series | A Nation Under Trump, Part 2 - The Trump presidency and Europe's dilemma, Antoine de Tarlé, National Catholic Reporter (NCR) 

  • The Series: As the anniversary of Donald Trump's election as president of the United States approached, the NCR staff wondered if the calls to action that persisted immediately following the election remained as urgent.
  • Part 2: Trump's election has probably led to a permanent change in transatlantic relations. If the U.S. is missed in the international community, the loss may be felt in the leadership role it assumed, in spite of its flaws, fighting for human rights and the freedom of information.

Bloggers & Columnists | Paul Street, William Rivers Pitt, Caitlin Johnstone, Jim Hightower





All this and more in:

Books, Literature, & Ideas

Why We Are a Republic, Not a Democracy, Walter Williams, the Daily Signal / Intellectual Takeout 

http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/sites/ito/files/field/image/voting.pngIs it ignorance of or contempt for our Constitution that fuels the movement to abolish the Electoral College?

Business

No, Big Corporations Shouldn’t Get Tax Breaks to Create Jobs, Jim Hightower

  • The breaks seldom pay for themselves — and put employees of local businesses out of work.
  • Related: Foxconn Comes to Wisconsin: A Bad Deal for Workers and the Environment

Critical Thinking

Quiz: Name the Logical Fallacy, Intellectual Takeout

How well can you spot holes in people's arguments? http://evergreenedigest.org/content/quiz-name-logical-fallacy

The Democrats’ False Choice, Robert Kuttner, Huff Post 

  • Democrats need to do more for downtrodden people of all races, including whites, and they need to be the party of justice for groups oppressed based on their race, gender, sexuality, national origin or immigrant status.
  • Related: Special Report | What Killed the Democratic Party

Government & Politics

Rand Paul and the Sleepover Shutdown: A Three-Act Farce, William Rivers Pitt, Truthout 

http://www.truth-out.org/images/Images_2018_02/2018_0209pitt.jpg Sen. Rand Paul, who made a move to block Thursday's budget deal, walks back to his office after a TV interview at the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill February 8, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images)
It was quite a morning, yeah? The federal government shut down, the Senate passed the budget bill, the House passed the Senate's bill, the Dreamers were abandoned and the Tea Party movement evaporated like a wholly unnoticed fart. Oh, and Rand Paul is a hypocritical tool. All in a day's work here in the dysfunction capital of the western world. What does all this mean for the future?

Health, Science, & Environment


Climate Denial Will Kill Us, Paul Street, Truthdig

It’s not too late to avert environmental catastrophe, but we must act fast or risk human extinction.
Related: 'All These Changes Do Affect Jobs and Affect People'

Labor

The Brutal Ways Trump and GOP Have Launched a Full-Out Assault on America's Poorest that Americans Won't Acknowledge, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

Part 1: The Brutal Reality of Being Poor in America the Super-Rich Won't Acknowledge
Poverty can cost a fortune in the U.S.
Part 2: 4 Ways Trump and GOP Have Launched a Full-Out Assault on America's Poorest
Republican policies seek to punish poor Americans.

Youth, Education, & Children

Really American | No $ No Food!

Don't you think it's disgraceful for schools to treat their children this way?





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