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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, June 8, 2019.

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Feature Article | Government & Politics

D Is for a Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy ~ John W. Whitehead. Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Politics%20as%2018th%20Century%20Farce_0.jpgPlayed out on the national stage and eagerly broadcast to a captive audience by media sponsors, this farcical exercise in political theater can, at times, seem riveting, life-changing and suspenseful, even for those who know better.
  • Related: Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy

Publisher's Choice | Critical Thinking

32 Tips For Navigating a Society Full of Propaganda and Manipulation, Caitlin Johnstone, Waking Times

  • Humans are great at manipulating one another.
  • Related: The Age of the Imbecile
     

Of Special Interest | Gender & Sexuality

A Man’s Guide to Abortion, Katha Pollitt, the Nation

https://www.thenation.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/pro-life-men-ap-img.jpg?scale=896&compress=80 / Thousands of abortion opponents march in the 15th annual Walk for Life across downtown San Francisco on January 26, 2019. (AP / Juliet Williams)

  •  You don’t have to be a woman to stand up for reproductive rights.
  • Related: Debunking Trump’s - and Others' - Despicable Lies On Abortion

Bloggers & Columnists | Chris Hedges, Matt Taibbi, Caitlin Johnstone, ‪umair haque‬, George Lakey



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Business

Amazon and McDonald’s top ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of dangerous firms. Mark Gruenberg, People's World

https://www.peoplesworld.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/notlovinit960.gif / AP

  • Besides Amazon and McDonald’s, the rest of the Dirty Dozen were:
  • Related: The Problem Isn’t Robots Taking Our Jobs: It’s Oligarchs Taking Our Power.
     

Critical Thinking

Don't Be Fooled by the April, 2019, Jobs Report. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
 

  • https://www.peoplesworld.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cashier970.jpgPart 1: Don’t be fooled by the unemployment figures that came out today.
  • Millions of workers who have low paid and part time retail jobs want, need and are qualified for better paid full time jobs. The government's monthly job figures ignore these people.
  • Part 2: About that April 2019 Jobs Report
  • "Not having a job as a teenager makes it harder to land one as a young adult," Jack Wuest, the executive director of the Alternative Schools Network said.

Health, Science, & Environment

The Green New Deal’s Five Freedoms, Kate Aronoff, Alyssa Battistoni, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Thea Riofrancos, Jacobin

https://images.jacobinmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/06124945/28541696747_da5b64c6e7_h.jpg / Several Seconds/ Flickr

  • A radical Green New Deal would open up enormous possibilities for human flourishing — and allow us to reclaim the language of freedom from the Right.
  • Related: George Lakey | The world’s happiest people already have a Green New Deal, and they love it.
     

Media & Technology

Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi: The Deep Rot That Infects American Journalism. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/09/04/blogs/dotCJR/dotCJR-blog480.jpgPart 1: Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi: The Deep Rot That Infects American Journalism
  • Chris Hedges discusses the deep rot that infects American journalism with reporter Matt Taibbi. First of two parts.
  • Part 2: Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi: The Deep Rot That Infects American Journalism
  • Chris Hedges continues his discussion with reporter, Matt Taibbi, about the deep rot in American journalism.

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