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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, January 27, 2018.

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Feature Article | We Need More Than a 'Not Trump' Strategy for Real Change, Paul Street, Truthdig  

A new book of essays by leading political analysts delves into the social and historical forces that produced our 45th presidency.

Publisher's Choice | Trump Isn’t Another Hitler. He’s Another Obama. ‪Caitlin Johnstone‬, Medium 

Nobody wants to hear this. Because of their partisan blinders they will both find reasons to believe they’ve got either a savior or a traitor in the White House despite the fact that their country’s actual policy and behavior remains more or less the same.

Of Special Interest | One Nation, of Idiots and Evil People, Justin Fox, Medium 
Maybe what divides Americans isn’t what they believe, but where they are.

From the Archives | Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape ~ Susan Brownmiller, Described in Good Reads

  • "The most comprehensive study of rape ever offered to the public ... . It forces readers to take a fresh look at their own attitudes toward this devastating crime." -Newsweek
  • Related: The Misogynist Within


Bloggers & Columnists | Paul Street, Charles P. Pierce, Heather Digby Parton, ‪Caitlin Johnstone‬

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  • In Books, Literature, & Ideas | Eyes on the Ties: the online news site of Public Accountability Initiative & LittleSis. We publish a steady stream of our latest findings on corruption and cronyism at the intersection of business and politics.
  • In Economics | Inequality: Your portal into the world of inequality online — and ongoing efforts to leave our planet a more equal place.

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Activism & Organizing

Researchers Against the War Machine - The Story of NARMIC, Derek Seidman, Eyes on the Ties/ Portside 

NARMIC wanted to research the power and money behind the defense industry and get this research into the hands of peace activists who were resisting the Vietnam War so they could fight more effectively. They wanted — as they put it — to “fill the gap” between “peace research” and “peace organizing.” They wanted to do research for action — hence, their use of the term “action/research” to describe what they did.

Resisting Trumpism Requires Fighting Harder and Smarter Against Trumpism, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Resisting Trumpism Requires a Grand Unifying Theory
    • The right has skillfully equated prosperity with morality to take political power and reshape the nation in its worldview. It is time for the rest of us to catch up.
  • Part 2: Fight Harder and Smarter Against Trumpism
    • President Trump and his party are counting on activists feeling disoriented and powerless, which is why progressives must plan wisely for 2018.
  • Related: There’s a popular groundswell for impeachment — and it’s totally not happening.
  • Related: We Need More Than a 'Not Trump' Strategy for Real Change


Occupy Democrats | This Is What Corruption Looks Like 

  • Trump is placing a 30% tariff on solar panels.
  • This Is What Corruption Looks Like

Foreign Affairs

US Administration Defends Its Right to Start Wars on a Whim, by Andrei Akulov, Andrei Akulov, Strategic Culture / Straight Line Logic 

  • Forget that separation of powers of stuff that if you’re old enough, you may have learned in an American Government class somewhere. If the president wants to make war, he just makes war. -- Andrei Akulov, Strategic Culture
  • Related:Researchers Against the War Machine - The Story of NARMIC

Gender & Sexuality

The Misogynist Within, Kai Wright, the Nation

  • Sexual harassment expresses power dynamics from which all men benefit.
  • Related: From the Archives | Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape ~ Susan Brownmiller

Human Rights

Republicans’ Proposed Tax Plans Will Have Devastating Consequences for People With Disabilities, Robyn Powell, Rewire

2017 has been marked by a continuous war on people with disabilities by the GOP, and its tax plans are no exception.

Religion & Spirituality

I Don't Think the Moral High Ground Exists Anymore, Charles P. Pierce, Esquire / Portside 

  • Some thoughts on Al Franken's departure.
  • Related: Franken is no victim as he leaves the Senate.

Youth, Education, & Children

28 People Who Prove Our Education System Is Failing, dalton.lemert, Diply 

"Stay in school" is common advice that kids receive, but after seeing these people who are a product of our school system, I'm starting to think that we should just give up and not even bother with a formal education. Take a look at these pictures to see what I'm talking about.

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