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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, March 31, 2018.


Including links to over 755 websites and over 20 highlighted items featuring:

Feature Article | Russian Meddling: Gagging on the Irony, by Charles Hugh Smith, Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds / Straight Line Logic

  • it comes to meddling in elections and the domestic affairs of other nations, the US may be the world champion, and it's also the world champion hypocrite about it. From Charles Hugh Smith at The irony that is most gagging is that America's power elite is destroying the nation's social order by its concentration of wealth and abuse of power.
  • Related: Their Meddlers and Ours

Publisher's Choice | The Normalization of War, Andrew J. Bacevich, TomDispatch / Truthdig

  • memo to the publisher of the New York (NY) Times
  • Crudely put, the central question that goes not only unanswered but unasked is this: What the hell is going on? Allow me to deconstruct that in ways that might resonate with Times correspondents.
  • Related: Media Owned By Warlords, Gov’t Owned By Big Money, Shock Doctrine
  • Related: How the Media Conditions, Controls, and Programs Society

Of Special Interest | Exposing the Whitewashed 'Fable' of the Civil Rights Movement, Randall Kennedy, Truthdig

  • of “A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History” ~ Jeanne Theoharis
  • A new book argues that the memorialization of the movement becomes "a veil to obscure enduring racial inequality, a tool to chastise contemporary protest, and a shield to charges of indifference and inaction."
  • Click here to read long excerpts from “A More Beautiful and Terrible History” at Google Books.
  • Related: Series | 1968 Reduxed and Revisited: Look How Far We’ve Come (That Was Sarcasm) — Part 5 of 5

Series | A Nation Under Trump, Part 8: Trump's environmental rollbacks lack 'moral compass. Brian Roewe, National Catholic Reporter (NCR) gather for a fossil fuel and climate change protest outside Trump Tower May 9 in New York City. (CNS/Reuters/Brendan McDermid)

  • 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 8: Since routinely stating on the campaign trail the false belief that climate change is a hoax devised by China, Trump has not elaborated on those opinions. But the bevy of actions undertaken in his administration's first nine months has sent a clear signal of little intent to prioritize climate or other environmental concerns.
  • Planet, people take back seat to business since election.

From the Archives | Misunderstanding Jesus’s ExecutionHoward Bess, Consortium News From the Archives (Originally published April 23, 2011): Over the centuries as Christianity bent to the interests of the rich and powerful, the story of Jesus’s fateful week in Jerusalem was reshaped to minimize its pivotal event, overturning the Temple’s money tables, a challenge to religious and political power.

April 13, 2014 Christians have special celebrations for the key events of Holy Week, but they often overlook one of the most important.

Palm Sunday celebrates the entry of Jesus into the city of Jerusalem. Maunday Thursday is a solemn replay of his last meal with his disciples. Good Friday takes us through his mock trial and his death of horror on a Roman Cross. Easter is the Christians’ triumphant celebration of Jesus’s resurrection from the dead.

Bloggers & Columnists | Andrew J. Bacevich

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Peace & Non-violence the Appointment of John Bolton, Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds

So perhaps the dominant wing of the Deep State is finally willing to cut a deal with Trump.
Fired VA Secretary Shulkin Issues Dire Warning: Vets should not have to wait years for benefits, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Fired VA Head David Shulkin Issues a Dire Warning on His Way Out the Door
  • The former Obama appointee fears privatization could harm veterans for years to come.
  • Part 2: Vets should not have to wait years for benefits
  • The Trump administration and Congress need to follow through on … reforms, give the VA the resources it needs, and hold the agency accountable.

Religion & Spirituality Project | An Easter Holiday Reader, 2018, Compiled by David Culver , Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • Jesus was killed because he was a speaker of God’s truth. He was an unrelenting advocate of justice. The resurrection stories make a profound declaration: Truth can never be killed and the truth-teller can never be defeated.
  • Part 1:Telling the Truth about Easter
  • Part 2: From the Archives | Misunderstanding Jesus’s Execution
  • Part 3: “I just don’t believe this anymore”: Why I abandoned my faith.

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