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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, March 24, 2018.

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Feature Article | Their Meddlers and Ours, Andrew Levine, CounterPunch <>

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  • It is surely reasonable to hold that if real democracy is out of the question then better even the machinations of the likes of Vladimir Putin than those of the miscreant plutocrats whose monies make a mockery of what little democracy we have left in our “shining city on the hill.”
  • Related: Hypocrisy of Russia-Did-It Stories Is Hard to Stomach
  • Related: US Election Meddling: Smoke and Mirrors with a Biker Gang Subplot

Publisher's Choice | Capitalism as Obstacle to Equality and Democracy: the US Story, Richard D. Wolff, CounterPunch

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  • Not only the Republican Party, but also the Democratic Party support, serve and reinforce the capitalism that stands as a basic obstacle to economic equality and democracy.
  • Related: 35 soul-crushing facts about American income inequality
  • Related: 'There's an Alternative to the Top-Down Capitalist Corporation.'

Of Special Interest | Millionaires won’t save us — that’s a myth that links Zuckerberg and Trump. Margaret Sullivan, Washington (DC) Post / Tampa Bay (FL) Times

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Tom%20Janssen%20%7C%20Facebook%20and%20Privacy.jpgLike the cartoon of a naked Trump on the cover of this week’s New Yorker, Zuckerberg seems to have lost his protective garb: not a pricey suit with an over-long red tie, but a gray T-shirt that promises, "Trust me, dummies."

Special Project | One Big Thing: Students Protest the Gun Culture, Shootings; Demand Action, Week Ending March 24, 2018, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

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March for Our Lives: Everything you need to know about the #NeverAgain event * Teaching Students How to Dissent Is Part of Democracy * Teaching Students How to Dissent Is Part of Democracy * How Political Pessimism Helps Doom Tougher Gun Laws

  • Related: Special Project | One Big Thing: Students Protest the Gun Culture, Shootings; Demand Action, Week Ending March 10, 2018
  • Related: One Big Thing: Students Protest the Gun Culture, Shootings; Demand Action
  • Related: Parkland School Shooting Survivors Announce National ‘March For Our Lives’; Go After Rick Scott, Rubio, Paul Ryan As NRA Enablers.

Series | A Nation Under Trump, Part 7: Trump threatens norms that make the Constitution work, Michael Sean Winters, National Catholic Reporter (NCR)

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/US%20Constitution-%20We%20The%20People.jpgThe 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 7: The man who took the oath "to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States" is today its greatest threat.

Bloggers & Columnists | Richard D. Wolff, David Swanson, Chris Hedges, Michel Chossudovsky





All this and more in:

Activism & Organizing

March for Our Lives: Everything you need to know about the #NeverAgain event, Morgan Winsor, ABC News

  • "Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students," the organizers say in their online mission statement.
  • Related: The Parkland Students' '60 Minutes' Interview Reveals The Powerful Reason They Refuse To Endorse Politicians

The Parkland Students' '60 Minutes' Interview Reveals The Powerful Reason They Refuse To Endorse Politicians. Sarah Friedmann, Bustle

https://typeset-beta.imgix.net/uploads/image/2018/3/19/39de7c03-82f1-42ea-806d-e1a0a444e31d-screen-shot-2018-03-19-at-60511-am.png?w=740&h=444&fit=crop&crop=faces&auto=format&q=70The students' interview highlighted both the challenges and courage associated with their movement. It is very clear that the Parkland teens are not letting anyone take ownership of their campaign — and that they are highly committed to ensuring that rapid and effective action is taken to help end gun violence.
Related: March for Our Lives: Everything you need to know about the #NeverAgain event.


Government & Politics

As Trump Fights to Save the Deep State, Is America on the Verge of a Constitutional Crisis? Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Politics%20Banner_1.jpgPart 1: Is America on the Verge of a Constitutional Crisis?
    • As the Trump presidency approaches a troubling tipping point, it’s time to find the right term for what’s happening to democracy.
  • Part 2: Trump Is Fighting To Save The Deep State
    • Donald Trump fights to save a controversial law which serves as a powerful tool for The Deep State.

Media & Technology

http://www.globalresearch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Fake-News-400x255.jpgWho is Behind Fake News? The Empty Piety of the American Press, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • Part 1: Who is Behind Fake News? The Brussels Terror Attacks: Fake Videos and Images. “The Man in the Hat”
    • Belgian authorities have identified and arrested the alleged (surviving) terror mastermind of the airport bombing.
  • Part 2: The Empty Piety of the American Press by Chris Hedges
    • The empty piety is a mask for self-interest.

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