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

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Feature Article | The Problem Isn’t Just Trump. It’s Our Ignorant Electorate. Ron Reagan, the Daily Beast

 

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Paul%20Combs%20%7C%20Americans-%20Serious%20Thinkers%3F.jpgIt is not effete snobbery or elitist condescension to note that ill-informed voters contributed to the current mess.
  • Trump is a problem of our own creation. We must become the solution.
  • Related: How America Lost Its Mind

Publisher's Choice | Why American Collapse is Only Just Beginning (Not Ending); How Do You Solve a Problem Like Collapse? Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Why American Collapse is Only Just Beginning (Not Ending)
  • Six Megatrends That Will Shape the Future
  • Part 2: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Collapse?
  • Or, Why A Collapsing Society is Like a Broken Heart, not a Broken Machine

Of Special Interest | Kushner, Conflicts of Interest, and the Culture of Corruption, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Steve%20Sack%20%7C%20The%20WH%20Swamp%20of%20Washington%20Insiders_0.jpgPart 1: Kushner and the Culture of Corruption
  • It’s clear that the Trump Administration’s culture of corruption comes at a steep cost to the country.
  • Part 2: Conflicts of Interest
  • Here’s are five of the most recent instances where Trump is likely violating some of the most basic government ethics rules.

Special Project | One Big Thing: Students Protest the Gun Culture, Shootings; Demand Action, Week Ending March 10, 2018, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

https://d15oah1tzzrs2i.cloudfront.net/snack/image/61224/large_61224-1519066162.jpgWhy Students Should Go On Strike Over Gun Violence * How teens want to solve America’s school shooting problem * A letter from a furious teacher * Parkland Survivors: Donald Trump ‘Needs To Listen To The Screams Of The Children.’ * Parkland Students Criticize Betsy DeVos for Limiting Availability During Marjory Stoneman Douglas Visit (Updated) * Are Students Too Young To Discuss Gun Reform? Wisdom Study Says No.



Series | A Nation Under Trump, Part 5 - What have the Democrats learned since Trump's election? Michael Sean Winters, National Catholic Reporter (NCR)

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Dem%20Voter%20Registration%20Sign.jpgA voter registration sign for the Democratic Party is seen during the March for Science in Sacramento, California, on April 22. (Dreamstime/Alessandra Rc)

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 5: Unless the Democrats get their act together, there is no reason to think that Trump, with a strong economy at his back, will not be the odds-on favorite for re-election. You would think that grim prospect alone would be enough to galvanize Democrats toward change. And you would be wrong.


Series | 1968 Reduxed and Revisited: Look How Far We’ve Come (That Was Sarcasm) — Part 4 of 5, John Fisher, Medium

  • https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/2000/1*G1KRbHUxZAXiBwoAvoq_fw.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 4: Say Her Name: Betty Shelby. Bad guys/girls matter.

Bloggers & Columnists | ‪umair haque‬




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Labor

West Virginia teachers unions ram through sell-out deal to end strike. Will Morrow, World Socialist Website

http://www.wsws.org/asset/31ef5135-5919-49b1-bab3-09558ea7192C/image.jpg?rendition=image480Dale Lee (second from left), Christine Campbell (third from left) and school support staff union president Joe White smile and applaud as governor Justice signs bill.

The agreement, which the unions endorsed and are claiming as a victory, is a betrayal of the courageous struggle by 33,000 school workers.

Law & Justice

America's Mass Incarceration Crisis Begins in Its Schools, Naveen Kumar, Freelance Writer and Editor

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Student%20Prisoner%20on%20Stage%20in%20Front%20of%20Prison%20Backdrop.jpgImage via HBO

  • Mar 1 2018 | We spoke with Anna Deavere Smith about Parkland, the school-to-prison pipeline, and her new HBO film, 'Notes from the Field.'Related: How America Outlawed Adolescence
  • When Anna Deavere Smith first started using the “documentary theatre” style of performance she pioneered—for which she interviews hundreds of people surrounding a particular subject and acts out excerpts from the transcripts—she trained her focus on riots that erupted from racial tensions in Brooklyn (Fires in the Mirror) and LA (Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992).
  • More than 25 years later, the Pulitzer finalist and Tony nominee is a staple of drama curriculums, and America’s racial divide is as fraught as ever.

'If black shoot them', former Kentucky acting police chief told recruit, Jamiles Lartey, the Guardian 

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Cop%20On%20The%20Beat.jpgDisturbing exchanges were uncovered between a Jefferson County assistant chief and a recruit during an unrelated investigation. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

  • Court documents described a pattern of ‘racist and threatening’ messages from the assistant chief Todd Shaw, who was fired in November.
  • Related: To Protect and Serve ~ Norm Stamper
  • Related: Weekend Read - It’s past time for white supremacy to die

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