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Feature Article | Peace & Non-violence

Climate Change Action and Imperialism, Manuel Garcia, Jr., Counterpunch

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  • Manuel Garcia, Jr. explains how climate change action would kill imperialism.
  • Related: Monbiot | Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse.

Publisher's Choice | Government & Politics

Land of the Free? Harvard Study Ranks America Worst in the West for Fair Elections. Claire Bernish, the Free Thought Project
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/us-voting-failure.jpgThough reasons why the United States has reached this new low in fair elections are complex, critics often point to the tidal wave of corporate cash after the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United. But this may be somewhat misguided.
 

Of Special Interest | Human Rights

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Immigrants%20Stand%20at%20US%20-%20Mexico%20Border%20Fence.jpgTrump is lying about immigrant crime – and the research proves it. Mary Bauer, Southern Poverty Law Center

  • Since he began campaigning, President Trump has demonized Latino immigrants as “criminals.” He has called them “rapists,” drug dealers, “animals” and “bad hombres” who “infest our country.”
  • Related: 12 Ways to Make Sense of the Complex Humanitarian Crisis Happening on the US-Mexico Border.
  • Related: To Defeat ICE, We Need to Target Its Backers -- Microsoft and Amazon

Bloggers & Columnists | Jim Hightower, George Monbiot, ‪umair haque‬

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Books, Literature, & Ideas

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31qL8zGhAoL._SX279_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgRosario: Book about a ‘lost’ combat veteran now found is a grim but moving read. Rubén Rosario, St. Paul (MN) Pioneer Press

Lost Man Found, Crime, Punishment & Growing a Soul is a story of internal anarchy, external evils, and a hard-won peace.
Related: Honoring All Those Scarred by War

 

Special Project | American History for Truthdiggers: Nixon’s Dark Legacy, Danny Sjursen, Truthdig

The president who arguably was the most corrupt in U.S. history lost the Watergate battle but won in his bid to lock U.S. politics on a rightward course.
 

Critical Thinking

Zuckerberg’s New Privacy Scam: Savvy Marketing But No Real Progress, Lizzie O’Shea, the Baffler / Portside

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/How%20Facebook%20Screwed%20Us%20All.jpgFacebook has been facing a storm of criticism, including threats of greater regulation and even a break-up. So Mark Zuckerberg, who once claimed privacy is no longer a “social norm,” has now declared, “the future is private.” But buyers beware.
  • Related: That Facebook Will Turn to Censoring the Left Isn’t a Worry—It’s a Reality.

https://www.wakingtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/world-getting-dumber.jpgThe World is Getting Increasingly Dumber, Study Finds. Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge / Waking Times

  • Does this even surprise you at all?
  • Related: The Age of the Imbecile

Peace & Non-violence

Special Project | A Memorial Day Remembrance Reader, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Veterans%27%20concerns%20%26%20stories_0.jpgPart 1: Honoring All Those Scarred by War
  • Cynthia Orange ponders Memorial Day and its far-reaching meaning.
  • Part 2: Memorial Day 2019
  • These are just samples of some of those I remember today.
     

Youth, Education, & Children

This mom's tweet thread about playground racism went viral because parents need to hear it. Leah Groth, the Upworthiest
http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Mom%27s%20tweet%20thread%20about%20playground%20racism.jpgWriter slash mom Mathangi Subramanian recently witnessed some playground discrimination. Even more disturbing than the words that were thrown around by the children is the fact that their parents turned a blind eye to it.
 

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