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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, December 22, 2018, and December 29, 2018.

  • Including permanent links to over 770 websites and over 15 highlighted items featuring:

Feature Article

https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/gettyimages-452666462-1544803501.jpg?crop=1xw:1xh;center,top&resize=768:*Special Report: Our Grotesque Immigration Policy Demonstrates Our Nation's Moral Decay, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Two Grotesque Immigration Stories Demonstrate Our Nation's Moral Decay
  • A vicious operation by ICE, and the death of a seven-year-old girlinBorderPatrolcustody, are searing reminders.
  • Part 2: The Troops Don't Deserve This
  • You support the troops? Don't let the president* use them as political props.
  • Related: Here’s why every child at the border belongs to all of us. 

Publisher's Choice

The Donald and the Fake News Media: The Biggest Threat to Free Speech No One Is Talking About, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: The Biggest Threat to Free Speech No One Is Talking About ~ Robert Reich
  • Imagine if … the mainstream corporate media … talked about important things
  • Part 2: The Donald and the Fake News Media
  • There’s one place where it’s (fake news) barely talked about at all,and  that couldn’t be stranger.
  • Related: Time is Running Out. Tell Congress: Restore Net Neutrality Now!

Of Special Interest

God made the world for all, not for a few. Thomas Gumbleton <https://www.ncronline.org/authors/thomas-gumbleton>, National Catholic Reporter

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  • The Peace Pulpit: We in the church today are suffering, as everyone knows, a severe crisis. Part of the problem is the wealth of the church and the wealth of religious leaders.
  • Related: Jesus exposed the delusion of wealth.
     

Bloggers & Columnists | Chris Hedges, Charles P. Pierce, Tom Ehrich, Thomas Gumbleton, Robert Reich, Tom Englehardt

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Critical Thinking

https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1310993739l/567610.jpgHelpful Guides to How to Read a Book, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: A Helpful Guide to Reading Better
  • The frameworks that I’ve found tobemosthelpfulto improving my reading.
  • Part 2: How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
  • The Art of Getting a Liberal Education
  • Related: How To Read A Book [PDF]

 

Labor

Homeless America ~ Chris Hedges, Chris Hedges, Truthdig / Rise Up Times

  • https://www.truthdig.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Fish-Card-Bored-Hedges-850x600.jpg"I am the voice you never hear. If I spoke would you listen?"
  • Related: A Few Good Men // Portraits of Homelessness

Religion & Spirituality

Special Project | Dealing with Addictions at the Holidays, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Guide // 5 Helpful Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays
  • Follow these basic tips and you can have a wonderful and happy sober holiday season.
  • Part 2: Advent//Deepening Our Commitment to Recovery
  • Having struggled through the dark in our addictions, why not spend these weeks of light … renewing our commitment to recovery?

Jesus exposed the delusion of wealth. Tom Ehrich, Morning Walk Media

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They were greatly astounded and said to one another, "Then who can be saved?" Jesus looked at them and said, "For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible." (Mark 10.26-27)

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The Donald and the Fake News Media: The Biggest Threat to Free Speech No One Is Talking About

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Part 1: The Biggest Threat to Free Speech No One Is Talking About ~ Robert Reich
Imagine if … the mainstream corporate media … talked about important things
Part 2: The Donald and the Fake News Media
There’s one place where it’s (fake news) barely talked about at all
,and  that couldn’t be stranger.
Related: Time is Running Out. Tell Congress: Restore Net Neutrality Now!

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: The Biggest Threat to Free Speech No One Is Talking About ~ Robert Reich

  • “The biggest freedom-of-the-press issue is that Trump is working with Comcast and AT&T and Verizon to end net neutrality. … Ownership of the media and the ownership of the internet, the fact that these big internet providers are [a] few giant companies that also produce content—it’s very, very dangerous.”
  • Imagine if they [the mainstream corporate media] talked about important things, like all the corporate corruption of Donald Trump. How that would have resonated with voters. He’s violating the Constitution.

sueannm, Truthdig / Rise Up Times

https://www.truthdig.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/AP_17348715653928-850x567.jpg / Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai. (Jacquelyn Martin / AP)

November 16, 2018 | If you clicked this story, or have any desire to listen to the interview embedded within, odds are you’re a consumer of independent media. Yet even as you’re reading these words, your ability to do so in a timely manner is in grave jeopardy.

Since the repeal in June of Obama-era rules guaranteeing net neutrality, websites like Truthdig, Democracy Now!, Common Dreams and more risk being pushed into an internet slow lane that could severely hamper their readership, if not drive them out of business entirely. For Jeff Cohen, editorand co-founder of the media watchdog Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting(FAIR), it may be the most urgent threat to the First Amendment no one is talking about.

Robert Reich is an American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator. He's the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies.

Sue Ann Martinson: editor at Rise Up Times

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Part 2: The Donald and the Fake News Media ~ Tom Engelhardt

Oh wait! Oddly enough, in case you hadn’t noticed, there’s one place where it’s barely talked about at all, where silence largely reigns, and to my mind that couldn’t be stranger.

sueannmCommon Dreams / Rise Up Times

https://d2omw6a1nm6pnh.cloudfront.net/images/net-neutrality-now-180.pngNovember 15, 2018 | Face it: it’s been an abusive time, to use a word he likes to wield. In his telling, of course, it’s he or his people who are always the abused ones and they — the “fake news media” — are the abusers. But let’s be honest. You’ve been abused, too, and so have I. All of us have and by that same fake news media.

It isn’t complicated, really. Thanks to them, to those cable news talking heads who never stop yammering about him, to the reporters who clamor over his every word or twitch, he’s always there, 24/7. I know that it’s still called covering the news, but it’s a phrase that no longer faintly fits the situation. Yes, a near majority of Americans voted for him as president, but no one voted to make him a living (and living-room) icon, a never-ending presence not just in our world, but in all our private worlds, too.

https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/tom_engelhardt.jpg?itok=jkM6xaRITom Engelhardt, co-founder of the American Empire Project, runs the Nation Institute's TomDispatch.com. His sixth and latest book, just published, is A Nation Unmade by War (Dispatch Books).

Sue Ann Martinson: editor at Rise Up Times

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

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, December 15, 2018.

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Feature Article | A Call For An American Mass Uprising, Rainer Shea,  Ghion Journal

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  • I don’t think the American people are cowards compared to the French. We just haven’t reached the stage where we fight our overlords on a large scale. That stage is close, and the catalyst for it could come as soon as enough people decide they’re ready to take action in this way.
  • Related: A Revolution of Democracy

Publisher's Choice | U.S. Electoral Politics: The Biggest Delusion Of All, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • https://farm1.staticflickr.com/6/8938751_806de16417_z.jpgPart 1: The Biggest Political Delusion Of All Is In The U.S. Electoral Politics Itself
  • The United States is full of ... people mired in political ignorance and delusion.
  • Part 2: Nobody to Vote For
  • candidates are campaigning as and being presented as nothing, as empty figures with no positions on anything.
  • Part 3: Politicians Robbing Us Blind
  • The Peace Report on Oct 17, 2018
  • Related: A Revolution of Democracy

 


Of Special Interest | How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization, David Hopkins, Medium
http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Friends%27%20Ross%20Geller.jpgThe one where we retain our sanity in a stupid world.
 


Bloggers & Columnists | Chris Hedges, David Swanson, Paul Street

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In Books, Literature, & Ideas | Ghion Journal: Our aim is to discuss history, politics, culture, faithand love in a way that is unifying and in the process serve to counter the divisive and derisive nature of the age we live in.


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Government & Politics

The Yemen Vote Is a New Low for the Democratic Party. Branko Marcetic, Jacobi

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/ Sadam Khadam Mahdi, 27, lies on a bed in a field hospital on September 22, 2018 in Al Khawkhah, Yemen. Andrew Renneisen / Getty

  • House Republicans voted yesterday to keep the monstrous war in Yemen going. But they couldn’t have succeeded without the help of several Democrats.
  • Related: The Yemen Crisis, Khashoggi, and the Deadly Saudi Arms Trade
  • Related: Be Wary Of The Democratic Wing Of The Protest Movement

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Health, Science, & Environment

The Real Roots of American Rage, Charles Duhigg, the Atlantic


https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/2018/12/06/WEL_Duhigg_Kavanaugh_OpenerReviseUSETHISONE/1920.jpg?1544202175The untold story of how anger became the dominant emotion in our politics and personal lives—and what we can do about it.
 

 


Media & Technology

Crucifying Julian Assange ~ Chris Hedges, sueannm, Rise Up Times

https://www.truthdig.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Disintegration-Policy-850x580.jpgMr. 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!

Race & Ethnicity

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Dee%20Brown%20%7C%20Bury%20My%20Heart%20at%20Wounded%20Knee%20jacket%20illus.jpgCelebrating the Anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Remembering the Big Foot Ridersonanniversary of massacre at Wounded Knee
  • This anniversary marks one of the most shameful and dreadful days in the history of America.
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West ~ Dee Brown
  • The classic bestselling history the New York Times called "Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking...Impossible to put down."

Religion & Spirituality


Preaching on Climate Change: Why it Matters, Jim Antal, Utne

https://opimedia.azureedge.net/-/media/images/utr/editorial/articles/online-articles/2018/08-01/climate-church-climate-world/global-disaster-jpg.jpg / Climate change is not going to affect me; it’s someone else’s problem. The challenge is too enormous; there’s nothing I can do about it, so why should I think about it? Photo by Getty/BenGoode

  • Learn about the benefits of preaching on climate change and educating yourself about the issues this catastrophe presents.
  • Related: Federal Climate Report Predicts At Least 3 Degrees Of Warming By 2100.

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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

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  • 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

  • http://cdn-1.incredibleart.org/lessons/middle/images/kiddies.jpgPerhaps some of the problems young people face are caused by dysfunctional family situations and our failing education system.
  • From James Ostrowski at lewrockwell.com:
  • 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
https://truthout.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018_1108-p-1200x703.jpgHouse 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

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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

https://stmedia.stimg.co/ows_154362592583115.jpg?auto=compress&crop=faces&dpr=1&w=525 / 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


http://www.newslogue.com/images/article_banner/2827-20181203092137.jpegWhen (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

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 / 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

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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.

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Chris%20Hedges_1.jpg / 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

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