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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, December 8, 2018.

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Feature Article
A Revolution of Democracy, Rivera Sun, Dandelion Salad / Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

  • An effort that seeks … a profound re-envisioning in the ways we make every decision in our lives is nothing short of a revolution. We must gird ourselves for the struggle if we ever wish toseegovernment of, by, and for the people, all of us, together.
  • Related: Special Report | The Worst Part About Election Day- The Voters Lose


Publisher's Choice
What America Has Done To its Young People is Appalling ~ James Ostrowski. Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic

  • some of the problems young people face are caused by dysfunctional family situations and our failing education system.
  • From James Ostrowski at
  • Related: From the Archives | 28 People Who Prove Our Education System Is Failing

Of Special Interest
A Challenge to the New Blue Congress: Govern as Progressives. Normon Solomon, Truthout Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, joined by House Democrats, leaves the podium after delivering remarks during a DCCC election watch party at the Hyatt Regency on November 6, 2018, in Washington, DC. Zach Gibson / Getty Images

Tuesday's election results made clear what surveys have been showing: Voters are hungry for genuinely progressive policies in response to the dire problems we face. The grassroots enthusiasm that energized young voters and people of color was not driven by a desire to "reach across the aisle" or appeal to "compassionate conservatives," yet the mainstream media and Democratic leadership seem oblivious to that fact.

Bloggers & Columnists | David Zirin, William Rivers Pitt, Normon Solomon

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Activism & Organizing!!-:strip_icc-!!-/2018/11/20/943/n/1922441/aec8431fe6719258_1_Help_an_elderly_person_cross_the_street./i/Help-elderly-person-cross-street.jpg109 Random Acts of Kindness You Can Start Doing Today, Zara Patel, Popsugar

1 Help an elderly person cross the street.

Time is Running Out. Tell Congress: Restore Net Neutrality Now! Craig Brown, Common Dreams

The window on our best chance to restore net neutrality is closing very soon.

Government & Politics

Special Report | George Herbert Walker Bush: A Perspective, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

Story 1: I Will Not Speak Kindly of the Dead. Bush Was Detestable. * Story 2: Crimes of the Bush dynasty * Story 3: George H.W. Bush Empowered Atrocity Abroad and Fascists at Home. * Story 4: George H.W. Bush, Icon of the WASP Establishment—and of Brutal US Repression in the Third World * Story 5: George Herbert Walker Bush and the myth of the 'good' Gulf War * Story 6: The Media Is Erasing George H.W. Bush’s Catastrophic Harm To LGBTQ People. * Story 7: George H.W. Bush’s Decency Is What Republicans Hope You’ll Remember Him For

Health, Science, & Environment

E. coli outbreaks point to lagging implementationoflandmark law. Editorial Board,  Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune / Romaine lettuce in the produce area of a market in Simi Valley, Calif. U.S. health officials linked an E. coli outbreak in several states to romaine lettuce from the Central Coastal growing regions in Northern and Central California. / Mark J. Terrill • Associated Press

  • Leverage technology to improve food safety by using produce traceability.
  • Related: The Chickenpox Vaccine Is Safe. Avoiding It Is Not. There Is No Argument.

Human Rights

Timeline Photos | Climate Change vs. Immigrants

Peace & Non-violence

We Need To Stop Normalizing Pro-War Voices In Mainstream Discourse. Rainer Shea, Revolution Dispatch (media outlets, college campuses, and political parties) normalize advocacy for war ... protests need to be held against them. This would bring us closer towards a society that isn’t defined by hate and violence, but by a dedication to peace.

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Crucifying Julian Assange ~ Chris Hedges

 / Mr. Fish / Truthdig

  • Assange is on his own. Each day is more difficult for him. This is by design. It is up to us to protest. We are his last hope, and the last hope, I fear, for a free press.
  • Related: Time is Running Out. Tell Congress: Restore Net Neutrality Now!

sueannm, Rise Up Times

November 12, 2018 | Julian Assange’s sanctuary in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London has been transformed into a little shop of horrors. He has been largely cut off from communicating with the outside world for the last seven months. His Ecuadorian citizenship, granted to him as an asylum seeker, is in the process of being revoked. His health is failing. He is being denied medical care. His efforts for legal redress have been crippled by the gag rules, including Ecuadorian orders that he cannot make public his conditions inside the embassy in fighting revocation of his Ecuadorian citizenship.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has refused to intercede on behalf of Assange, an Australian citizen, even though the new government in Ecuador, led by Lenín Moreno—who calls Assange an “inherited problem” and an impediment to better relations with Washington—is making the WikiLeaks founder’s life in the embassy unbearable. Almost daily, the embassy is imposing harsher conditions for Assange, including making him pay his medical bills, imposing arcane rules about how he must care for his cat and demanding that he perform a variety of demeaning housekeeping chores. / Chris Hedges is a Truthdig columnist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a New York Times best-selling author, a professor in the college degree program offered to New Jersey state prisoners by Rutgers University, and an ordained Presbyterian minister. He has written 12 books, including the New York Times best-seller “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (2012), which he co-authored with the cartoonist Joe Sacco.

sueannm, Editor, Rise Up Times

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Time is Running Out. Tell Congress: Restore Net Neutrality Now! Craig Brown, Common Dreams window on our best chance to restore net neutrality is closing very soon.



Help enlighten others. Be sure to pass this on to friends and kin. We must break the system's  ability to lie with impunity.



Time is Running Out. Tell Congress: Restore Net Neutrality Now!

The window on our best chance to restore net neutrality is closing very soon.

Craig Brown, Common Dreams
Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Amelia Kroeger. /

December 8, 2018 | The Congressional Review Act gives Congress the right to overturn the FCC and restore the 2015 Open Internet Order — but they must do it before the end of the year.

Activists like you have already achieved so much in the fight to save the free and open internet. You shocked Big Cable and proved the naysayers wrong when we passed the CRA in the Senate.

But we still have to pass the CRA resolution in the House. We need a huge push on members of Congress to restore net neutrality during the lame duck session. If we can’t get enough representatives to sign on, we will have to start all over again in the new Congress.

Tell the House of Representatives: Time is running out. Restore net neutrality today.

Net neutrality is vital to free speech, small business, and communities that might not otherwise have a voice in the mainstream media. The only ones who benefit from the repeal of net neutrality are Big Cable executives and the lobbyists they employ. There’s NO EXCUSE – every lawmaker, both Republican or Democrat, must support net neutrality.

Polls show 86% of Americans support the free and open internet. And they showed that support by voting out dozens of net neutrality opponents in the midterm elections. The only place where this is a controversial partisan issue is inside the beltway.

As of today, the resolution has the support of 177 representatives in the House. We’re so close, but we still need 41 members to sign.

There’s no excuse for inaction and no more time to waste – we must demand the remaining members of Congress support the resolution to restore net neutrality. Add your name today.

Thanks for taking a stand.

Common Dreams  is a non-profit independent newscenter created in 1997 as a new media model.

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, December 1, 2018.

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Feature Article

Special Report | Democrats Cave-in to GOP After 2018 Mid-term Elections. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • 1: 'A Staggeringly Bad Idea': Outrage as Pelosi Pushes Tax Rule That Would 'Kneecap the Progressive Agenda'
  • "This is a very bad idea, House Democrats. It makes no sense whatsoever to give Republicans veto power over progressive legislation."
  • Part 2: 'This Is Political Cowardice': Fury at Schumer for Offering $1.6 Billion for Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda
  • "We need Democratic leadership who are going to have a goddamn backbone and reject this racist ideology."
  • Part 3: Left Winger Barbara Lee Loses Contested House Democratic Caucus Chair Race
  • "We are for strong border security," Schumer declared when asked about Trump's request for $5 billion in border wall funding.

Publisher's Choice

America Is on the Brink of a Nervous Breakdown. John W. Whitehead, Activist Post“As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.” ― Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas

Of Special Interest

Open letter to the US Catholic bishops: It's over. Editorial Staff, National Catholic Reporter (NCR) (Dreamstime/Kts)

This time, it has to be different. Bishops, the prolonged abuse scandal would suggest that you've not done very well taking stock of yourselves.


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Critical Thinking

The Chickenpox Vaccine Is Safe. Avoiding It Is Not. There Is No Argument. These Are Facts. Jack Holmes, Esquire

  •*Apparently, the percentage of kids under two who go unvaccinated in this country has quadrupled since 2001, because yeah, your doctor says they're safe, but did you read that email with the subject "FW:FW:FW:FW:FW: vaccine DEATH??"
  • Not vaccinating your kids is still a thing, somehow.

Government & Politics

Special Project | Don’t Sell Out Veterans' Health Care. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
Story 1: By Protecting Veterans' Health, You May Protect Your Own * Story 2: The V.A. in the Vanguard of Medical Care * Story 3: Five Questions For: Author Suzanne Gordon on the VA as a 'Model for American Health Care * Story 4: From the Archives | A Band-Aid Approach to Fixing the V.A.


Peace & Non-violence Of Wars | Some Sobering Real Facts









Religion & Spirituality

Dark God Matters: When the Church Tries to Whitewash Black and Brown ... , Sam Kline <>, Patheos / Photo by hannah grace on Unsplash

Contemporary churches of different ethnic and racial makeups still teach and preach a whitewashed Christianity-one that is invested in maintaining institutional racism.

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

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Feature Article

Democrats need to be ruthless on fixing voting. They're paying a steep price for neglect. Jill Lawrence,  USA Today

  • Voting reforms shouldbetop priority for all Democrats, now in states and later in Washington. What good are policy gains if you can't sustain them?
  • Related: Republicans Are Casting Doubt On Normal Election Processes For The Sake Of Winning.
  • Related: Overcoming Voter Suppression


Publisher's Choice

Here’s why every child at the border belongs to all of us. Leo J. O'Donovan, America Magazine / Anita Areli Ramirez Mejia, an asylum seeker from Honduras, hugs her 6-year-old son, Jenri, July 13 at La Posada Providencia shelter in San Benito, Texas. The mother and son were reunited after being separated near the Mexico-U.S. border. (CNS photo/Loren Elliott, Reuters) 

Our advocacy was based on the intrinsic dignity and inalienable value of all human beings and their equal and essential rights as members of the human family.

Of Special Interest
Federal Climate Report Predicts At Least 3 Degrees Of Warming By 2100. Alexander C. Kaufman <>and Chris D’Angelo, HuffPost / The scorched remnants of Paradise, California. John Locher/Associated Press
The White House’s decision to release the report over the holiday weekend is likely to bury the sobering new findings.

  • This article has been updated with comments from a climate scientist and a response from a NOAA spokeswoman.
  • Before You Go: What Climate Change Just Might Ruin

Bloggers & Columnists | Normon Solomon

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Books, Literature, & Ideas Project | A Thanksgiving Holiday Reader, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Giving Thanks
  • Some thoughts before Thanksgiving, 2018
  • Part 2: Thanks, Giving
  • Have a very good Thanksgiving
  • Part 3: From the Archives | Do You Know Where Your Tomatoes Come From?

Government & Politics

The ‘Pelosi Problem’ Runs Deep, Norman Solomon, Truthdig / House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California speaking in Des Moines, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall / AP)

Progressives should recognize the likely House speaker as a symptom of a calcified party hierarchy that is beginning to lose its grip.

Peace & Non-violence

Hospitals Are Trying To Do What Politicians Haven’t: Stop Gun Violence. Nick Wing, Huff Post / Not content to simply patch up injuries, hospital-based violence intervention programs around the U.S. are helping to change the lives of survivors.

The Yemen Crisis, Khashoggi, and the Deadly Saudi Arms Trade, Elise Thomas, The Interpreter/Australia  / Portside / Nora bringsherfour month-old son Saleh to Al Hudaydah’s main hospital. Close to half a million children and two million mothers in Yemen are at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition due to the ongoing conflict., UN OCHA/Giles Clarke

  • Whatever happened to Jamal Khashoggi … is … a painful reminder of the selective nature of international outrage that the death of a single, well-connected Saudi Arabian journalist was able to spark a conversation which the deaths of thousands of Yemeni civilians could not.
  • The murder of Jamal Khashoggi has forced new scrutiny of the Saudi role in the world’s greatest humanitarian crisis. But, despite calls for a Yemen ceasefireandother posturing, no Western country has pledged to end arms sales to the kingdom.

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

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Our Fights are Connected; Our Resistance Must Be Intersectional. African American Policy Forum / Portside

But we must do much, much more than vote. We have to think and act differently about the traumas we are all facing.

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Publisher's Choice
The Egregious Lie Americans Tell Themselves, Jacob Bacharach, Truthdig

  • We choose to believe we’re living in the richest country in the world. Yet all available evidence suggests our wealth is largely an abstraction.
  • Related: Americans Live In A World Of Lies

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France fires back at Trump's lack of 'common decency.' Associated Press / Minneapolis (MN) StarTribune 

  • Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said Wednesday: "We were commemorating the assassination of 130 of our compatriots three years ago in Paris and Saint-Denis, and so I will reply in English: 'Common decency' would have been appropriate."
  • Related: Trump Is Not the Problem

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Bloggers & Columnists | Robert Gore, David Swanson, Kathy Kelly, Andrew Bacevich, Paul Craig Roberts

NEW Permanent Links 

In Books, Literature, & Ideas | Founded in 1996, The African American Policy Forum (AAPF) is an innovative think tank that connects academics,activistsand policy-makers to promote efforts to dismantle structural inequality.

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Books, Literature, & Ideas Tyranny of “The Collective” by the Illusions of Narratives ~ Doug “Uncola” Lynn, Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic

Doug Lynn offers a compelling insight into how the collectiveestablishmentuses  its narratives to keep its hold on power.
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