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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, March 17, 2018.


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Feature Article | Noam Chomsky, Why National Security Has Nothing to Do With Security, Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch 

  • General Butler observed, it is a near miracle that we have escaped destruction so far, and the longer we tempt fate, the less likely it is that we can hope for divine intervention to perpetuate the miracle.
  • Related: Cold War Then. Cold War Now.

Publisher's Choice | US Talking About "Winnable" Nuclear War Again, wasting billions on nuclear bombs. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • Part 1: US wasting billions on nuclear bombs that serve no purpose and are security liability – experts
  • NTI report says weapons are potentially catastrophic liability
  • US's new nuclear policy 'a blueprint for war', Nobel peace laureate says.
  • Part 2: They're Talking About "Winnable" Nuclear War Again
  • Donald Trump makes Richard Nixon look like Marcus Aurelius. We are all in a great deal of trouble, and no one seems to care.

Of Special Interest | 67 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump, Nadia Popovich, Livia Albeck-Ripka, and Kendra Pierre-Louis, the New York (NY) Times Photo Credit:

  • Here are the details for each policy targeted by the administration so far — including who lobbied to get the regulations changed. Are there rules we missed? Email or tweet @nytclimate.
  • Related: Trashing the Planet For Profit by William Bowles


Special Project | The week in patriarchy: International Women's Day was a rare bright spot. Jessica Valenti, the Guardian

Thousands march at International Women Strike. Photograph: E McGregor / Pacific / Barcroft

It was a reminder that, despite all the horror, there really are so many of us ready to do the work necessary to create change


Series | 1968 Reduxed and Revisited: Look How Far We’ve Come (That Was Sarcasm) — Part 5 of 5, John Fisher, Medium*UYUi-OR4I1cKjQyXwZi4hw.jpeg The Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, on the day of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Photo: Joseph Louw

  • The 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 5: Death Is Necessary: The Civil Rights Movement and the Provocation Of Violence

Series | A Nation Under Trump, Part 6: In foreign relations, Trump shifts rhetoric but policy largely unchanged. James Dearie, National Catholic Reporter (NCR) demonstrators are seen at a peace rally in Chief Quipuha Park on the island of Guam Aug. 14. (CNS/Reuters/Erik De Castro)
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 6: In the year since Donald Trump was elected, consistency with previous administration remains.
Related: For Obama, an Unexpected Legacy of Two Full Terms at War; Nobel secretary regrets Obama peace prize.

Bloggers & Columnists | Noam Chomskey, William Rivers Pitt

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Activism & Organizing

Disability activists are at the forefront of direct action against Trump. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Republican Claims, Medicaid Work Requirements Would Hurt People With Disabilities * For parents of disabled kids, one of life's biggest struggles comes from outside the home * ‘If We Lose Our Health Care, We Will Begin to Die’
  • Related: House votes to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act

Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

What Movies Get Right (and Wrong) About Our Current American Moment, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Television's best (and worst) attempts to capture our current American moment
  • By far the strongest shows to take on America's current moment are … science fiction and fantasy.
  • Part 2: What The Post Gets Right (and Wrong) About Katharine Graham and the Pentagon Papers
  • A Smithsonian historian reminds us how Graham, a Washington socialite-turned-publisher, transformed the paper into what it is today.
  • Related: Audiences Want Diversity In Hollywood. Hollywood’s Been Slow To Get The Message., Literature, & Ideas


Media Owned By Warlords, Gov’t Owned By Big Money, Shock Doctrine, Redacted Tonight / Rise Up Times

War profiteers and the media who hire them. Puerto Rico. Worker wages.


'There's an Alternative to the Top-Down Capitalist Corporation' Janine Jackson, Richard David Wolff, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

Janine Jackson interviewed Richard Wolff about questioning economic fundamentals for the February 9, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript.

Peace & Non-violence

Jackie Albano | We Call BS, Rise Up

We call BS

For Obama, an Unexpected Legacy of Two Full Terms at War; Nobel secretary regrets Obama peace prize. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • Part 1: For Obama, an Unexpected Legacy of Two Full Terms at War
  • (Mr. Obama left) behind an improbable legacy as the only president in American history to serve two complete terms with the nation at war.
  • Part 2: Nobel secretary regrets Obama peace prize
  • Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama in 2009 failed to achieve what the committee hoped it would.

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