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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, February 23, 2018.

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Feature Article | Henry A. Giroux: Gun Culture and the American Nightmare of Violence, Henry A. Giroux, Truthout / Rise Up Times

http://www.truth-out.org/images/images_2016_01/2016_0110g_.jpg Demonstrators gather outside the State Capitol for a rally about expanded gun rights in downtown Austin, Texas, January 1, 2016. (Photo: Ilana Panich-Linsman / The New York Times)

  • Militarism provides ideological support for policies that protect gun owners and sellers rather than children.
  • Related: Special Project | One Big Thing: Students Protest the Gun Culture, Shootings; Demand Action

Publisher's Choice | Against Charity ~ Daniel Raventos & Julie Wark, Mathew Snow, Jacobin 

Rather than creating an individualized “culture of giving,” we should be challenging capitalism’s institutionalized taking.

Of Special Interest | Demanding a Clean DACA Bill, Now! Alvaro Huerta, LA Progressive 

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Pro-DACA%20Demonstration.jpgWhile undocumented immigrants and their allies continue to organize against the racist Trump administration and complicit Republican leaders, Democratic leaders, who depend on the Latina/o vote, have failed miserably.
  •   http://soaw.org/img/calltoact.gifRelated: Make a Call for Dreamers

 

Special Project | One Big Thing: Students Protest the Gun Culture, Shootings; Demand Action, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

One Big Thing: Student Protests * Gun control walkout: Teens protest around the country by leaving schools * Right wing pundits attack student survivors of mass shooting, and Donald Trump Jr approves; * America's youth is sick of shootings. It's time to let them lead the way. * Marco Rubio almost got away with his routine. Then he met Cameron Kasky.

Series | 1968 Reduxed and Revisited: Look How Far We’ve Come (That Was Sarcasm) — Part 2 of 5, John Fisher, Medium 

  • https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/2000/1*1LtFriBLDLWsgQ1_NeBoKA.jpegThe Series: As the country approaches the 50th anniversary of one of the most controversial, volatile, and important years in our country’s history, We the People of the United States of America find ourselves facing many of the same issues that led us to the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel, the bloodiest year of the Vietnam War, screams of “the whole world is watching” at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, the floor of the Ambassador Hotel, and Black fists being raised in the air at the Mexico Summer Olympics. So much has changed, true. We’ve come so far, but in a lot of ways, we’re right back where we started and even further behind.
  • Part 12: There will continue to be a vilification of certain demographics of U.S. and world citizens, but a new and surprising bad guy — excuse me, girl — and battleground may be making its appearance on the political stage.

Series | A Nation Under Trump, Part 3 - Trump has put anti-immigrant campaign promises into action, Maria Benevento, National Catholic Reporter (NCR)

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/An%20Immigration%20Rally%20near%20US%20Capitol%2C%20Sept.%2026%20%2717.jpgA woman holds a child during an immigration rally near the U.S. Capitol in Washington Sept. 26. (CNS/Tyler Orsburn)

  • 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 3: Trump does seem to be making an effort to intensify his immigration policies. On Oct. 8, he released a list of priorities that include hiring more ICE agents, cracking down on visa overstays and sanctuary cities, building a border wall, facilitating deportation of unaccompanied minors and asylum seekers, and shifting to a "merit-based" immigration system.
  • Related: Demanding a Clean DACA Bill, Now!

Bloggers & Columnists | Henry A. Giroux





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Activism & Organizing

Net Neutrality Update, Lucia, FreePress.net

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/FreePress.net%20%7C%20Operation%20One%20More%20Vote.pngOn (February 27), internet users, small businesses, online communities, public-interest groups, and popular websites will mobilize to flood lawmakers with calls, emails and tweets. Our goal: to secure the final vote in the Senate needed to pass a resolution of disapproval that would overturn the FCC’s Net Neutrality repeal.
  • We need your help to make this happen: RSVP to join us online on Feb. 27.
  • Related: Net Neutrality Fight Shifts To The States

Human Rights

House votes to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act; Justice Department Scraps ADA Guidance, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: House votes to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • A House bill would make it harder for people with disabilities to hold businesses accountable for inaccessibility.
  • Part 2: Justice Department Scraps ADA Guidance
  • Attorney General Sessions is rescinding several guidance documents clarifying the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Peace & Non-violence

Parkland School Shooting Survivors Announce National ‘March For Our Lives’; Go After Rick Scott, Rubio, Paul Ryan As NRA Enablers, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: Parkland School Shooting Survivors Announce National ‘March For Our Lives’.
“This is about us begging for our lives.”
Part 2: Parkland Students Go After Rick Scott, Rubio, Paul Ryan As NRA Enablers.
(Parkland Students') rage is so … raw it might even effect change in this sick culture.

Cold War Then. Cold War Now, William Blum, Dandelion Salad 

  • https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6154/6186943798_22e6015151_z.jpgIn 2015 in Brussels, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) formally voted to accept the District of Columbia as a new member. UNPO is an international democratic organization whose members are indigenous peoples, minorities and unrecognized or occupied territories who have joined together to protect and promote their human and cultural rights, to preserve their environments and to find nonviolent solutions to conflicts which affect them.
  • Related: Bernie Keeps Promoting The New Cold War and the U.S. ‘Forever Wars’, and Yes, We Need To Talk About It

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