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The Military-Media Complex

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  • Part 1: Militarism in the Media, World Beyond War
  • Discussing the role of the media in promoting violence and warfare.
  • Part 2: Highlights of #NoWar2018
  • This video reduces a day and a half to 1 hour.
  • Related: From the Archives | Special Report: The Media and War: Week of June 29, 2014
  • Related: Your Complete Guidetothe N.Y. Times’ Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America

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Part 1: Militarism in the Media, World Beyond War

/ Militarism in the Media: On January 15, 2019, 100 participants joined our webinar featuring experts Rose Dyson and Jeff Cohen discussing the role of the media in promoting violence and warfare.

Rise Up Times

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February 4, 2019 | Militarism is the “elephant in the room,” says FAIR founder Jeff Cohen. Former TV pundit for MSNBC, CNN, and Fox, Jeff was fired for shedding light on the perils of U.S. interventionism and in particular, for opposing the invasion of Iraq on the air. Rose Dyson, President of Canadians Concerned About Violence in Entertainment, expresses concern about the culture of war that is perpetuated by TV, music, video games, and social media.

Rise Up Times: Media for Justice and Peace

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Part 2: Highlights of #NoWar2018

World Beyond War

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World Beyond War: a global movement to end all wars

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From the Archives | Special Report: The Media and War: Week of June 29, 2014, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

How the Media Doesn't Give Peace a Chance

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8 New items including:

  • The Media and War, June 27, 2014
  • Iraq War Boosters Get Second Chance In Media Spotlight
  • Propaganda and nonsense: Even more New York Times hypocrisy
  • What the US Media Won't Tell You About Ukraine
  • Syria | Shameful Performance of Western Media
  • How the Media Doesn't Give Peace a Chance
  • Nygaard Notes #511 | "The New American Way of War" in the Media
  • "Progressive" Journalism's Legacy of Deceit,

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Your Complete Guide to the N.Y. Times’ Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America, Adam H. Johnson, Truthdig  / Rise Up Times 

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  • Do the U.S. and its allies have a moral or ethical right to determine the political future of Venezuela?
  • Related: Special Report | US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, February 2, 2019.

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Feature Article | Government & Politics

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  • At least within the limits of its influence over public opinion, Russiagate has been very effective at propagating militaristic and authoritarian views.
  • Related: Special Project | Russiagate: The American Boogeyman

Publisher's Choice | Business

How America Can Free Itself From Wall Street, Ellen Brown, Truthdig.com

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  • Wall Street owns the country.
  • Related: Central Banks Have Gone Rogue; The Contagion Has Spread To Democracy Itself.

Of Special Interest | Activism & Organizing

Stop Betsy DeVos' attack on student sexual assault survivors. Credo Action / Ultraviolet

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  • Tell Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos:   "Do not eviscerate protections for student survivors of sexual harassment and assault."
  • Related: These are the obscure Trump staffers who are systematically dismantling the federal government.

Bloggers & Columnists | Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky, Ellen Brown, Matt Taibbi



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Foreign Affairs

A March to Disaster: Noam Chomsky Condemns Trump for Pulling Out of Landmark Nuclear Arms Treaty. Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

Excerpt: "In order to fill a couple of overstuffed pockets with more dollars, they're willing to threaten the existence of organized human life." 


A N.Y. Times Story Just Accidentally Shredded the Russiagate Hysteria, by Lee Camp, Lee Camp, Truthdig / Rise Up Times
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  • It made our mass media pundits look like hardened fools. But they have kept spouting their nonsense anyway, hoping no one notices the soup dripping down their faces.
  • Related: The Russia Interference Narrative is McCarthyism Reborn in the 21st Century.

Government & Politics

These are the obscure Trump staffers who are systematically dismantling the federal government. Josh Israel, Danielle McLean, Think Progress
Yvette Cabrera, Joshua Eaton, and Kira Lerner contributed reporting to this story.

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  • Back in October a leaked Office of Management and Budget document revealed that eight staffers are quietly poised to take an axe to domestic policy. After examining these eight members, we found they're deeply conservative and uniquely suited to dismantle or outsource major parts of the federal government.
  • Related: Republicans’ lack of alarm over the shutdown reveals a disturbing truth.
  • Related: Stop Betsy DeVos' attack on student sexual assault survivors.

Matt Taibbi | Why Aren't We Talking More About Trump's Nihilism? Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone / Reader Supported News

  • https://readersupportednews.org/images/stories/article_imgs24/024738-coal-climate-change-030817.jpg"The White House now says we might as well pollute because global catastrophe is inevitable." 
  • Related: The Truth About These Climate Change Numbers


Health, Science, & Environment

The Truth About These Climate Change Numbers, Jeff Goodell, Rolling Stone

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  • A new report shows carbon emissions are moving in the wrong direction, and we’re running out of time.
  • Related: A Green New Deal Is Not possible Until We Let ALL Our Delusions About Climate Change Die.

Labor

The Problem Isn’t Robots Taking Our Jobs: It’s Oligarchs Taking Our Power. Adam Simpson, the Next System  / Portside
https://portside.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/robots2.jpgUltimately, the better advice for workers seeking to avoid “disruption” is to become the agents of disruption themselves.
 

 

 

Race & Ethnicity

Kamala Harris Destroyed Black Lives. Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report


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Youth, Education, & Children

Court Rules School Can Use Electric Shock as Punishment For Special Needs Students, John Vibes, Activist Post

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The use of shock therapy has been proven to be ineffective, and it is not used very often because other treatments work much better.

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Your Complete Guide to the N.Y. Times’ Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America

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 / Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro flashes victory signs, declaring he will prevail amid a "coup," during a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, on Friday. (Ariana Cubillos / AP)

  • Do the U.S. and its allies have a moral or ethical right to determine the political future of Venezuela?
  • Related: Special Report | US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela

Adam H. Johnson, Truthdig / Rise Up Times 

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January 29,
2019 | On Friday, the New York Times continued its long, predictable tradition of backing U.S. coups in Latin America by publishing an editorial praising Donald Trump’s attempt to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. This will be the 10th such coup the paper has backed since the creation of the CIA over 70 years ago.

A survey of the New York Times archives shows the Times editorial board has supported 10 out of 12 American-backed coups in Latin America, with two editorials—those involving the 1983 Grenada invasion and the 2009 Honduras coup—ranging from ambiguous to reluctant opposition. The survey can be viewed here.

Adam H. Johnson is a media analyst for Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting and is co-host of the Citations Needed podcast.

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Special Report | US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/18/23816010_d1c7a8b608_z.jpgPart 1: Open Letter by Over 70 Scholars and Experts Condemns US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela
  • "… these international actors should instead support negotiations between the Venezuelan government and its opponents."
  • Part 2: Fears of US-Backed 'Coup' in Motion as Trump Recognizes Venezuela Opposition Lawmaker as 'Interim President'
  • In response to Trump declaration, President Nicolas Maduro gives diplomats from 'imperialist' U.S. 72 hours to leave the country.

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, January 26, 2019.

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

Feature Article | Activism & Organizing

Series: A Call for a General Strike, Part 2: Time's Up for Deferring MLK's Dream, Bob Hennelly, Salon

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Yellow%20Vest%20protestors%3B%20Mount%20Rushmore.jpgBallooning debt, stark income inequality, endlesswarand rampant racism are all hallmarks of the Trump nightmare.
  • Related: The case for a national general strike protesting Trump's heartless shutdown

Publisher's Choice | Government & Politics

Neoliberalism: Free Market Fundamentalism or Corporate Power? Richard Moser, Counterpunch
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The lack of historical consciousness lies at the heart of American exceptionalism. It hobbles our capacity to think and act. This denial of history is the masters’ mythology, not ours. Corporate power is not eternal but historical. It too shall pass — but only if we make it so.
 

Of Special Interest | Foreign Affairs

Special Report | US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
 

  • https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/18/23816010_d1c7a8b608_z.jpgPart 1: Open Letter by Over 70 Scholars and Experts Condemns US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela
  • "… these international actors should instead support negotiations between the Venezuelan government and its opponents."
  • Part 2: Fears of US-Backed 'Coup' in Motion as Trump Recognizes Venezuela Opposition Lawmaker as 'Interim President'
  • In response to Trump declaration, President Nicolas Maduro gives diplomats from 'imperialist' U.S. 72 hours to leave the country.

Bloggers & Columnists | Gary G. Kohls, Chris Hedges

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Activism & Organizing

Special Project | A Martin Luther King Holiday Reader, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  •   http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Arend%20Van%20Dam%20%7C%20Racism%20in%20America_1.jpgPart 1: Rebranding MLK: How the Establishment Blackened His Dream and Whitewashed His Legacy
  • King died standing against wars and economic inequalities; notice how these themes are rarely mentioned by politicians, pundits and media personalities who cry crocodile tears for him.
  • Part 2: Duty to Warn: April 4th, 1984 and April 4th, 1968
  • Fascism is Alive and Well Despite Orwell’s and MLK’s Warnings
  • Part 3: A Country Without a Heart: thoughts on MLK, Dodge Rams, and the state of the country
  • The true measure ofsuccessispositive action.

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Ex-Labor Secretary Urges Unpaid Federal Workers To Defy Trump By Walking Off Job. Ed Mazza, Huffington Post

  • Robert Reich slammed the president for “callous disregard” of 420,000 government employees working without pay.
  • Related: The case for a national general strike protesting Trump's heartless shutdown

Youth, Education, & Children

The Covington Catholic Boys "Conundrum", Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: Covington Catholic Boys Shouldn’t Be Expelled—They Should Be Educated.
  • Haul their asses back to school and teach them better.” Also their parents. And some of their teachers... .
  • Part 2: "Unfortunate and Regrettable"
  • The Cincinnati diocese called the boy's behavior “unfortunate and regrettable,” the language when PR isn't conceding fault

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, January 19, 2019.

Including permanent links to over 770 websites and over 35 highlighted items featuring:

Feature Article

Bordering on Fascism: Scholars Reflect on Dangerous Times, Paul Street, Counterpunch

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  • As Hedges reminded us last year: “Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy. The problem is not Trump. It is a political system. If we do not stand up, we will enter a new dark age.”
  • Related: From the Archives | Corporate Media Counting Cadence to Fascism

Publisher's Choice

The case for a national general strike protesting Trump's heartless shutdown, Bob Hennelly, Salon

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During a demonstration called by the yellow vests (gilets jaunes) movement in La Rochelle

  • The social cohesion for a general strike supporting federal workers is part of America’s past. How about now?
  • Related: The Return of the Strike

Of Special Interest

Republicans’ lack of alarm over the shutdown reveals a disturbing truth. Ross Barkan, the Guardian

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/dd5ccde64c5d307d91d29252c6b9487e7c8866a6/0_199_4230_2538/master/4230.jpg?width=620&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=5b5ce75c0c4ad0bed1639990de732c3b‘Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate majority leader, has been content to do Trump’s bidding, twice blocking Democratic bills to reopen the government.’ Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

The rightwing, anti-government forces which first took root in the Republican party more than 40 years ago are now in full bloom and Trump is their willing avatar

Bloggers & Columnists | Caitlin Johnstone, Paul Street, Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky. Chris Hedges

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Critical Thinking

https://straightlinelogic.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/3dbfc-1E1WOknqQoOuJ8G0QIOQneQ.png?w=500A New Narrative Control Firm Works To Destroy Alternative Media ~ Caitlin Johnstone. Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic

Fortunately, a new firm with shadowy links to the government and neoconservatives is going to protect us from "wrong" information.

Government & Politics

The astonishing effects of the shutdown, in 8 charts, Javier Zarracina and Li Zhou, Vox

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The longest shutdown, by the numbers.

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Nancy%20Pelosi%2C%20Jan%2C%202019.jpgPelosi Accused of Shutting Down Progressives and Their Agenda. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: 'So Frustrating': Pelosi Accused of Shutting Bold Progressives Out of Powerful Committees
  • The House Speaker's list of assignments does not include any oftheprogressivelawmakers advocacy groups recommended for key committee slots.
  • Part 2: Pelosi would sabotage progressive agenda with pay-go rules.
  • Pay-go … is really bad politics in a world where the other party has no respect for any rules whatsoever.

Health, Science, & Environment

A Green New Deal Is Not possible Until We Let ALL Our Delusions About Climate Change Die. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest <http://evergreenedigest.org>

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  • Part 1: You, Too, Are in Denial of Climate Change
  • Thinking climate change will only hit elsewhere, or only in the future, pummeling others but sparing you — these are delusions, too.
  • Part 2: Is a Green New Deal Possible Without a Revolution?
  • A Green New Deal is the name of our desire.

Human Rights

From the Archives | How America’s rejection of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany haunts our refugee policy today. Dara Linddara, Vox

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On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, it’s important to remember why America welcomes refugees.

Labor

Timeline Photos/Occupy London | The Homeless

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Law & Justice


Chris Hedges: The Slaves Rebel, Rise Up Times <https://riseuptimes.org>

 

  • https://www.truthdig.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slave-Fish-Hedges-850x677.jpgThe only way to end slavery is to stop being a slave. Hundreds of men and women in prisons in some 17 states are refusing to carry out prison labor, conducting hunger strikes or boycotting for-profit commissaries in an effort to abolish the last redoubt of legalized slavery in America.
  • Related: 23 Cents an Hour? The Perfectly Legal Slavery Happening in Modern-Day America

 

Peace & Non-violence

Nearly 40,000 People Died From Guns in U.S. Last Year, Highest in 50 Years. Sarah Mervosh, New York (NY) Times

  • https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/12/19/us/19xp-guns-print/19xp-guns-jumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webpLast year was the third consecutive year that the rate of firearm deaths rose in the United States. While public mass shootings like the one in Las Vegas make up a small percentage of firearm deaths, they have changed the national conversation.
  • Related: Hospitals Are Trying To Do What Politicians Haven’t: Stop Gun Violence.

 

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