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Special Report | The U.S. Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Treats Journalism As A Crime and Poses Great Threats to Press Freedom

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Story 1: The U.S. Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom * Story 2: Why the Assange Arrest Should Scare Reporters ~ Matt Taibbi * Story 3: How You Can Be Certain That The US Charge Against Assange Is Fraudulent ~ Caitlin Johnstone * Story 4: Assange's Indictment Treats Journalism as a Crime * Story 5: The Assange arrest is a warning from history.
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:Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum; U.S. Requests Extradition.

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Week Ending April 27, 2019 |

Story 1: The U.S. Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom, Glenn Greenwald, Micah Lee, the Intercept / PortsideRise Up Times

April 13, 2019 | Opposition to Trump's menacing goal to criminalize journalism that involves reporting on classified information does not require admiration or affection for Assange. It simply requires a belief in the critical importance of a free press in a democracy.
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Story 2: Why the Assange Arrest Should Scare Reporters ~ Matt Taibbi, Robert Gore, Rolling Stone / Straight Line Logic

April 14,  2019 | The Assange arrest is a direct assault on the freedom of the press.
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Story 3: How You Can Be Certain That The US Charge Against Assange Is Fraudulent ~ Caitlin Johnstone.  Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic / Caity Johnstone

April 13, 2019 | Donald Trump is willing to do something Obama wouldn't, and it isn't repealing Obamacare. Trump is using an indictment the Obama crew wouldn't touch against Julian Assange.

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Story 4: Assange's Indictment Treats Journalism as a Crime, Marjorie Kohn, Truthout

Friday, April 12, 2019 | The criminal charges the U.S. filed against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange threaten to punish him for practicing journalism. In this way, his prosecution is unprecedented. The Trump administration is trying to send a message to press organizations: Publish material critical of U.S. policy at your peril.


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April 14, 2019 | The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Mightagainstright. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage.
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Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum; U.S. Requests Extradition.

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  • WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was arrested by British police inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London today. In addition to a U.K. criminal charge for avoiding a court appearance, police confirmed that Assange has “been further arrested on behalf of the United States authorities” for allegedly encouraging whistleblower Chelsea Manning to expose more information.
  • Related: A Titanic Menace: the Malicious Censorship of Independent Media and Non-Corporate Journalists

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, April 13, 2019.

Including permanent links to over 775 websites and over 25 highlighted items featuring:

Feature Article | Books, Literature, & Ideas

Chris Hedges: America, the Land of the Desperate and Doomed, interviewed by Greg Palast. Greg Palast, Dandelion Salad

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Neither political party, now captured by corporate power, addresses the systemic problem.
 

Publisher's Choice | Critical Thinking

The Age of the Imbecile, ‪umair haque‬, Eudaimonia and Co / Medium
The World is Turning Catastrophically Stupid. Here’s How Not to Join It.

Of Special Interest | Race & Ethnicity

Our Approach to Zionism: How did the Jewish state become an oppressive state? Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: Racism and Israel's election: How did the Jewish state become an oppressive state?
  • Israel’s descent into an apartheid state seems inevitable.
  • Part 2: Our Approach to Zionism
  • Jewish Voice for Peace is guided by a vision of justice,equalityand freedom for all people.

Bloggers & Columnists | Greg Palast, Chris Hedges, Glenn Greenwald, Michael Lerner

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In Race & Ethnicity | Jewish Voice for Peace opposes anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry and oppression.

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Business

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  • A look at retail pharmaceutical spending from 2012 to 2016
  • Where Do Prescription Drug Dollars Go?

Media & Technology

Trump and Social Media- It's the End of News As We Know It. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Trump and Social Media Could Be An Even More Dangerous Combination in 2019.
  • Facebook and Twitter won’t solve the problems theyhelpedcreate. So who will?
  • Part 2: It’s the End of News as We Know It (and Facebook Is Feeling Fine).
  • People are getting less news.

Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum; U.S. Requests Extradition. Robert Mackey, the Intercept

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  • WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was arrested by British police inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London today. In addition to a U.K. criminal charge for avoiding a court appearance, police confirmed that Assange has “been further arrested on behalf of the United States authorities” for allegedly encouraging whistleblower Chelsea Manning to expose more information.
  • Related: A Titanic Menace: the Malicious Censorship of Independent Media and Non-Corporate Journalists

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Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum; U.S. Requests Extradition

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/ Ecuador's Embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lived until his arrest on Thursday. Photo: Alastair Grant/AP

WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was arrested by British police inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London today. In addition to a U.K. criminal charge for avoiding a court appearance, police confirmed that Assange has “been further arrested on behalf of the United States authorities” for allegedly encouraging whistleblower Chelsea Manning to expose more information.


http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Editor%20Comment%20icon_0.jpg The Intercept’s Robert Mackey is updating news about Assange’s arrest throughout the day. Glenn Greenwald discussed Assange’s arrest on NPR this morning and is posting updates on Twitter.

Robert Mackey, the Intercept


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April 11 2019 | Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, was arrested on Thursday inside Ecuador’s Embassy in London, where he had lived since 2012 under diplomatic protection. London’s Metropolitan Police Service said in a statement its officers were “invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government’s withdrawal of asylum.”

Video of Assange being dragged from the embassy was captured on a livestream set up by Ruptly, a Russian government news agency.

https://theintercept.imgix.net/wp-uploads/sites/1/2018/04/r_3eMQ-M_400x400-1523651274.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&q=90 / Robert Mackey's work is focused on making sense of events through the close reading of firsthand accounts, photographs, and video posted on social networks by witnesses and participants. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Slate, and The Guardian.


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  • It’s like observing the book Animal Farm in real life; social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google (are) the pigs telling the rest of the livestock that “all animals are equal … except the ones who walk on two legs are more equal than others”.
  • Related: It's Time for Journalism to Stand Up to Trump.
     

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, April 6, 2019.

Including permanent links to over 775 websites and over 35 highlighted items featuring:

Feature Article | Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

The Measure of the State of the Nation and Our Happiness, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
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  • Part 1: A People’s State of the Nation
  • We now face a daunting, festering array of challenges that were decades in the making.
  • Part 2: The Measure of Our Happiness
  • The highest-ranking countries in the World Happiness Report are those that have “strong social welfare systems and an emphasis on equality.”
  • Related: UN Report SaysUS is a “Shithole Country.”
     

Publisher's Choice | Government & Politics

Lots of Fs for These Ds: Report Card Shows Majority of Senate Ds Supporting Trump and War, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: Lots of F's for These D's: Report Card Shows Majority of Senate Democrats Aiding Trump's Right-Wing Court Takeover
  • Progressives will hold Democrats accountable if they don't take the fate of our courts seriously.
  • Part 2: Here’s How the 2020 Candidates Stack Up on War and Peace
  • What hope is there that one of the Democrats seeking the presidency in 2020 could be a real peace candidate?

Of Special Interest | Media & Technology

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Teodrose Fikre, Ghion Journal

  • It’s like observing the book Animal Farm in real life; social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google (are) the pigs telling the rest of the livestock that “all animals are equal … except the ones who walk on two legs are more equal than others”.
  • Related: It's Time for Journalism to Stand Up to Trump.

Bloggers & Columnists | Madea Benjamin, Ilhan Omar

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In Books, Literature, & Ideas | History News Network - Our mission is to help put current events into historical perspective.

In Government & Politics and Religion & Spirituality | Church and State highlights the importance of secular government. We cover church-state separation, Christian Right, population, futurism, atheism, free speech and other issues.



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Business

How corporate America invented ‘Christian America’ to fight the New Deal, Ron Briley, History News Network / Church and State

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Ministers cooperated with big business to formulate an ideology that the New Deal was a threat to traditional American Christian values of free enterprise and individualism while promoting the false pagan deity of statism.

Foreign Affairs

Ilhan Omar: We must apply our universal values to all nations. Only then will we achieve peace. Ilhan Omar, Washington (DC) Post

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Let us apply these universal values to all nations. Only then will our world achieve peace.
 

Government & Politics

John Pavlovitz | Liberals Don't Understand Why Trump Won
 

Series, Universal Empire | Part 2: How Neocons Push for War by Cooking the Books, Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, Truthdig

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  • From the outset of the Cold War in the late 1940s, an odd coalition of ex-Trotskyist radicals and right-wing business associations had lobbied heavily for big military budgets, advanced weapons systems and aggressive action to confront Soviet Communism.
  • Related: Series, Universal Empire | Part 1: American Imperialism Leads the World Into Dante's Vision of Hell
  • Related: The Price of Empire ~ umber haque

Peace & Non-violence

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Switching from all-volunteer to mandatory military service could force Americans to reconsider their ever-expanding empire.
 

Religion & Spirituality


Misogyny Is the Catholic Church’s Original Sin, Sady Doyle, Medium


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Allowing female leadership could be the only way to save the ailing church
 

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Trump and Social Media- It's the End of News As We Know It

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  • Part 1: Trump and Social Media Could Be An Even More Dangerous Combination in 2019.
  • Facebook and Twitter won’t solve the problems they helped create. So who will?
  • Part 2: It’s the End of News as We Know It (and Facebook Is Feeling Fine)
  • People are getting less news

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: Trump and Social Media Could Be An Even More Dangerous Combination in 2019.

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Demagogues, haters, and spies know how useful Facebook and the other platforms are for undermining democracy. They are ramping up for 2020, and the platforms will not stop them.
Facebook and Twitter won’t solve the problems they helped create. So who will?

Monika Bauerlein, Mother Jones

December 29, 2018 | A country riven by ethnic tension. Spontaneous organizing fueled by viral memes. Hateful fake-news posts about “terrorism” from marginalized groups inciting violence and riots.

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Sidebar%20%7C%20The%20m.o.%20of%20Propaganda.jpgIt’s a story we’ve seen play out around the world recently, from France and Germany to Burma, Sri Lanka, and Nigeria. The particulars are different—gas prices were the trigger in France, lies about cannibalism in Nigeria—but one element has been present every time: Facebook. In each of these countries, the platform’s power to accelerate hate and disinformation has translated into real-world violence, from riots to murder.
 

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Part 2: It’s the End of News as We Know It (and Facebook Is Feeling Fine)

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People are getting less news, right at a time when a clear-eyed accounting of what the powerful are doing is more important than ever.

Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery, Mother Jones

December 4, 2018 | You probably saw the commercial, ubiquitous across television earlier this year: “We came here for the friends.” The narrator, sounding just a little like a younger Mark Zuckerberg, skipped us through pictures of kids in braces, awkward bands, birthdays. Facebook was telling us its creation myth, and it almost felt true. Wasn’t it that way when we first made our accounts? Didn’t we marvel at the parade of connections that suddenly poked into our lives, reminding us of who we’d been, who we might become?

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“But then something happened,” the voice in the commercial intoned, and the screen filled up with “CLICKBAIT” and “FAKE NEWS.” Until finally, Young Zuck put a stop to it: “That’s going to change…Because when this place does what it was built for, we all get a little bit closer.”

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