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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.

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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.

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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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Business

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

http://churchandstate.org.uk/wordpressRM/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/nixon-mar-16.jpg / President Richard Nixon and the evangelist Billy Graham, 1970. (Photo: Bettmann / Corbis)

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

https://www.truthdig.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Joseph_Pulitzer_and_William_Randolph_Hearst_798.jpg / An 1898 editorial cartoon by Leon Barritt. The cartoon features newspaper publishers Joseph Pulitzer, left, and William Randolph Hearst dressed as Yellow Kid, a popular cartoon character of the day. It is a satire of their papers' role in drumming up U.S. public opinion to go to war with Spain. (Wikimedia)

  • 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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A Titanic Menace: the Malicious Censorship of Independent Media and Non-Corporate Journalists

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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.

Teodrose Fikre, Ghion Journal


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March 3, 2019 | On April 10th, 1912, the Titanic set sail from Southampton, England on her maiden voyage carrying 2,200 passengers. Dubbed “the unsinkable ship” by Phillip Franklin, the vice-president of White Star Line, fate would go to show that the hubris of mankind cannot tame the random acts of chance. Two days later, the Titanic was at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean along with 1,503 lives who were entombed in a seabed cemetery.



There is not a more apt analogy than to call the ruling class pigs, they feast from the trough of injustice using humanity as assets and liabilities on their balance sheets.



There are many cautionary tales to be drawn from the saga of Titanic. At the very top of the list is the indecency of valuing human life based on their level of wealth. Out of the 1,503 lives that perished when the Titanic sank, only 123 were first class passengers—the other 1,380 were second class and mostly third class passengers along with a few crew members.

https://i2.wp.com/ghionjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/teogi.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1/ Teodrose Fikre <> is the co-founder and editor of the Ghion Journal. A published author and prolific writer, a once defense consultant was profoundly changed by a two year journey of hardship and struggle. Going from a life of upper-middle class privilege to a time spent with the huddled masses taught Teodrose a valuable lesson in the essence of togetherness and the need to speak against injustice.

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It's Time for Journalism to Stand Up to Trump. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: Trump Is Running Against The Media. Why Does The Media Keep Helping Him?
The press should know the name of this game by now.
Part 2: It’s Time for Journalism to Stand for Something.
Because journalism couldn’t afford to make enemies, it gave up its moral compass. 


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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, March 30, 2019.

Including permanent links to over 770 websites and over 30 highlighted items featuring:

Feature Article | Government & Politics

Series, Universal Empire | Part 1: American Imperialism Leads the World Into Dante's Vision of Hell. Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, Truthdig

  • https://www.truthdig.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Gates_of_Hell_798-1.jpgThe truly remarkable thing about this Cold War psychology is the totally illogical transfer of the burden of proof from those who make charges to those who question them.
  • Related: The Price of Empire ~ Umair Haque

Publisher's Choice | Government & Politics 

Whether Impeached or Voted Out or Stays Put, Ocasio-Cortez Says Trump 'Symptom of Much Deeper Problems'. Jon Queally, Common Dreams


 https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_large/public/headlines/aoc_deepr_problems_than_trump.jpg?itok=7PPJW46F/ "This is the REAL conversation we need to have as a country," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Sunday. "As horrific as this president is, he is a symptom of much deeper problems." (Photo: 60 Minutes/CBS News)

  • Amid new consternation sparked by Mueller report, Congresswoman from New York says key national conversation must go deeper than what becomes of the Republican president.
  • Related: Trump Is Not the Problem.

Of Special Interest | Human Rights

12 Ways to Make Sense of the Complex Humanitarian Crisis Happening on the US-Mexico Border, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: Tomgram: William deBuys, 12 Ways to Make Sense of the Border Mess
  • How to make a difficult situation awful.
  • Part 2: What's happening onU.S.-Mexico border is a complex humanitarian crisis
  • And, no, a 'big, beautiful wall' isn't going to solve the problem. 
  • Related: Special Report | US Immigration Policy: Cruel, Racist, In Decay

Bloggers & Columnists | umair haque, Andrew Bacevich, William Rivers Pitt

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Government & Politics

New Analysis Shows Why Democrats Are Wrong to Fear Bold Embrace of Medicare for All. Julia Conley, Common Dreams

https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_large/public/headlines/medicare_for_all_democrats_0.jpg?itok=ZpJ3p_SD / A new poll finds that seven in 10 Americans believe the U.S. healthcare system is in crisis, while a new analysis argues that promoting Medicare for All is far from the polical suicide that corporate Democrats warn candidates against. (Photo: National Nurses United/flickr/cc)

  • Corresponding with its skyrocketing enthusiasm for Medicare for All, the American public reported extreme dissatisfaction with the current for-profit healthcare system in a new poll—and expressed concern that the model has created a crisis for the nation.
  • Related: Biggest Threat to Single-Payer? Democrat Support for a Public Option

Fearmongering on the Left, Johnny Townsend, LA Progressive

https://2jc18v1irh0441xjkl3blrt4-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/fearmongering-720.jpgMainstream pundits never seem to say, “We’re in serious danger here. Centrist Democrats had better read the writing on the wall and move further to the left so we can stay unified.” No, it’s always the progressives who have to give in. Always.
 

 

“Moderate” Democrats Are Really Conservatives — and They Are Dangerous. William Rivers Pitt, Truthout

https://truthout.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019_0305-blue-dog-democrats.jpg / The Democratic Blue Dog Coalition released this photo with their latest inductees on November 27, 2018. Blue Dog Coalition via Twitter

  • It is time for the Blue Dogs and their media pals to get with the program and stop hiding behind meaningless labels and discredited tropes. If they want to be on the right, they can try being on the right side of history, if there is anyone left to write it.
  • Related: Caution: Moderate Democrats.

Health, Science, & Environment

FDA Found Glyphosate in Nearly All Foods Tested and Hid the Results. Jonathan Landsman <>, Humans Are Free / Stillness in the Storm

  • https://stillnessinthestorm.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FDA-found-glyphosate-in-nearly-all-foods-tested-and-hid-the-results-702x459.jpgIn an alarming revelation, it has come to light that government scientists at U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have found the weed killer ingredient glyphosate in many popular processed foods.
  • Related: Dying of Consumption While Guzzling Snake Oil: a Realist’s Perspective on the Environmental Crisis

Peace & Non-violence

'What Real Action to Stop Gun Violence Looks Like': New Zealand PM Announces Ban on Assault Rifles After Christchurch Massacre. Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_large/public/headlines/new_zealand_assault_rifles_christchurch.jpg?itok=kZ-Ux8eW / "On 15 March, our history changed forever. Now, our laws will, too," said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

  • In addition to taking the lead on bold gun law reforms, Ardern issued a "global call" to fight white nationalism in the aftermath of last week's terrorist attack, which appears to have been motivated by Islamophobic ideas and rhetoric.
  • Related: Nearly 40,000 People Died From Guns inU.S. Last Year, Highest in 50 Years.

Race & Ethnicity

Don’t Just Condemn the New Zealand Attacks — Politicians and Pundits Must Stop Their Anti-Muslim Rhetoric. Mehdi Hasan, the Intercept / Portside

https://portside.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/newZealandMosque.jpg / Police officers cordon off the area as they inspect the Al Noor Mosque after gunmen attacked two mosques and fired multiple times during Friday prayers in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15, 2019. , Diederik van Heyningen/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

  • Are we willing and able to stand up to Islamophobia on days when there are not brutal terrorist attacks on Muslims in mosques? Or only when we see it quoted from the online manifesto of a deranged mass murderer?
  • Related: Bonfires of Bigotry: The Sources of Our Present Anger

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