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Who is Behind Fake News? The Empty Piety of the American Press

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  • Part 1: Who is Behind Fake News? The Brussels Terror Attacks: Fake Videos and Images. “The Man in the Hat”
    • Belgian authorities have identified and arrested the alleged (surviving) terror mastermind of the airport bombing.
  • Part 2: The Empty Piety of the American Press by Chris Hedges
    • The empty piety is a mask for self-interest. 

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Part 1: Who is Behind Fake News? The Brussels Terror Attacks: Fake Videos and Images. “The Man in the Hat”

http://www.globalresearch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Screen-Shot-2016-04-19-at-21.26.30-1024x688.pngAfter a month of exhaustive police investigations, the Belgian authorities have identified and arrested the alleged (surviving) terror mastermind of the airport bombing, the “man in the hat” Mohamed Abrini. The other four alleged terrorists involved in the kamikaze bombing attacks at the airport and the metro station are reported dead. 

Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research News

February 13, 2018 | The mainstream media is currently waging a campaign against the alternative and independent media including Global Research.

Progressive online media is accused of propagating “fake news”. Are these allegations justified?

Read this April 20, 2016 Global Research report on the Mainstream Media (MSM) coverage of the March 2016 Brussels terror attacks. The corporate media routinely use fake images and videos with a view to misleading the public in its coverage of controversial events including the “war on terrorism”.

Who are the protagonists of “fake news”?

Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal, Editor of Global Research

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Part 2: The Empty Piety of the American Press by Chris Hedges
 

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Mr. Fish, Truthdig / Rise Up Times

The empty piety is a mask for self-interest. It is accompanied by the veneration of the establishment politicians, generals, intelligence chiefs, corporate heads and hired apologists who carried out the corporate coup d’état that created our system of “inverted totalitarianism.”

Chris Hedges,  Truthdig / Rise Up Times

March 11,  2018 | The press, giddy with its newfound sense of mission and purpose, is carrying out a moral crusade against Donald Trump. The airwaves and print have shed their traditional claims of “impartiality” and “objectivity.” They fulminate against Trump, charging—falsely—that he was elected because of Russian interference and calling him a liar, ignorant and incompetent. They give airtime to his bitterest critics and bizarre associates, such as Omarosa Manigault-Newman, a onetime star of “The Apprentice” and now a fired White House aide, and Stormy Daniels, the porn actress who says she had a sexual relationship with Trump. It is great entertainment. It is great for ratings. It is great for profits. But it is not moral, and it is not journalism.

The empty piety is a mask for self-interest. It is accompanied by the veneration of the establishment politicians, generals, intelligence chiefs, corporate heads and hired apologists who carried out the corporate coup d’état that created our system of “inverted totalitarianism.” The corporate structures that have a stranglehold on the country and have overseen deindustrialization and the evisceration of democratic institutions, plunging over half the country into chronic poverty and misery, are unassailable. They are portrayed as forces of progress. The criminals on Wall Street, including the heads of financial firms such as Goldman Sachs, are treated with reverence.

Chris Hedges, Columnist, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times best selling author, former professor at Princeton University, activist and ordained Presbyterian minister. He has written 11 books.
Mr. Fish, Cartoonist, also known as Dwayne Booth, is a cartoonist who primarily creates for Truthdig.com and Harpers.com. Mr. Fish’s work has also appeared nationally in the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, Vanity Fair, and other media outlets.

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

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Feature Article | Noam Chomsky, Why National Security Has Nothing to Do With Security, Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch 

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Stars%20%26%20Stripes%20Mushroom%20Cloud.jpgAs General Butler observed, it is a near miracle that we have escaped destruction so far, and the longer we tempt fate, the less likely it is that we can hope for divine intervention to perpetuate the miracle.
  • Related: Cold War Then. Cold War Now.

Publisher's Choice | US Talking About "Winnable" Nuclear War Again, wasting billions on nuclear bombs. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • Part 1: US wasting billions on nuclear bombs that serve no purpose and are security liability – experts
  • NTI report says weapons are potentially catastrophic liability
  • US's new nuclear policy 'a blueprint for war', Nobel peace laureate says.
  • Part 2: They're Talking About "Winnable" Nuclear War Again
  • Donald Trump makes Richard Nixon look like Marcus Aurelius. We are all in a great deal of trouble, and no one seems to care.

Of Special Interest | 67 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump, Nadia Popovich, Livia Albeck-Ripka, and Kendra Pierre-Louis, the New York (NY) Times 

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  • Here are the details for each policy targeted by the administration so far — including who lobbied to get the regulations changed. Are there rules we missed? Email climateteam@nytimes.com or tweet @nytclimate.
  • Related: Trashing the Planet For Profit by William Bowles

 

Special Project | The week in patriarchy: International Women's Day was a rare bright spot. Jessica Valenti, the Guardian

Thousands march at International Women Strike. Photograph: E McGregor / Pacific / Barcroft

It was a reminder that, despite all the horror, there really are so many of us ready to do the work necessary to create change

 

Series | 1968 Reduxed and Revisited: Look How Far We’ve Come (That Was Sarcasm) — Part 5 of 5, John Fisher, Medium 
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  • The Series: As the country approaches the 50th anniversary of one of the most controversial, volatile, and important years in our country’s history, We the People of the United States of America find ourselves facing many of the same issues that led us to the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel, the bloodiest year of the Vietnam War, screams of “the whole world is watching” at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, the floor of the Ambassador Hotel, and Black fists being raised in the air at the Mexico Summer Olympics. So much has changed, true. We’ve come so far, but in a lot of ways, we’re right back where we started and even further behind.
  • Part 5: Death Is Necessary: The Civil Rights Movement and the Provocation Of Violence

Series | A Nation Under Trump, Part 6: In foreign relations, Trump shifts rhetoric but policy largely unchanged. James Dearie, National Catholic Reporter (NCR) 

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The Series: As the anniversary of Donald Trump's election as president of the United States approached, the NCR staff wondered if the calls to action that persisted immediately following the election remained as urgent.
Part 6: In the year since Donald Trump was elected, consistency with previous administration remains.
Related: For Obama, an Unexpected Legacy of Two Full Terms at War; Nobel secretary regrets Obama peace prize.

Bloggers & Columnists | Noam Chomskey, William Rivers Pitt



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Activism & Organizing

Disability activists are at the forefront of direct action against Trump. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/People%20with%20Disabilities%20on%20US%20Capitol%20Lawn.jpgDespite Republican Claims, Medicaid Work Requirements Would Hurt People With Disabilities * For parents of disabled kids, one of life's biggest struggles comes from outside the home * ‘If We Lose Our Health Care, We Will Begin to Die’
  • Related: House votes to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act

Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

What Movies Get Right (and Wrong) About Our Current American Moment, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

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  • Part 1: Television's best (and worst) attempts to capture our current American moment
  • By far the strongest shows to take on America's current moment are … science fiction and fantasy.
  • Part 2: What The Post Gets Right (and Wrong) About Katharine Graham and the Pentagon Papers
  • A Smithsonian historian reminds us how Graham, a Washington socialite-turned-publisher, transformed the paper into what it is today.
  • Related: Audiences Want Diversity In Hollywood. Hollywood’s Been Slow To Get The Message.

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Media Owned By Warlords, Gov’t Owned By Big Money, Shock Doctrine, Redacted Tonight / Rise Up Times

War profiteers and the media who hire them. Puerto Rico. Worker wages.

Economics

'There's an Alternative to the Top-Down Capitalist Corporation' Janine Jackson, Richard David Wolff, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

Janine Jackson interviewed Richard Wolff about questioning economic fundamentals for the February 9, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript.

Peace & Non-violence

Jackie Albano | We Call BS, Rise Up

We call BS

For Obama, an Unexpected Legacy of Two Full Terms at War; Nobel secretary regrets Obama peace prize. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • Part 1: For Obama, an Unexpected Legacy of Two Full Terms at War
  • (Mr. Obama left) behind an improbable legacy as the only president in American history to serve two complete terms with the nation at war.
  • Part 2: Nobel secretary regrets Obama peace prize
  • Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama in 2009 failed to achieve what the committee hoped it would.

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, March 10, 2018.

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Feature Article | The Problem Isn’t Just Trump. It’s Our Ignorant Electorate. Ron Reagan, the Daily Beast

 

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Paul%20Combs%20%7C%20Americans-%20Serious%20Thinkers%3F.jpgIt is not effete snobbery or elitist condescension to note that ill-informed voters contributed to the current mess.
  • Trump is a problem of our own creation. We must become the solution.
  • Related: How America Lost Its Mind

Publisher's Choice | Why American Collapse is Only Just Beginning (Not Ending); How Do You Solve a Problem Like Collapse? Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Why American Collapse is Only Just Beginning (Not Ending)
  • Six Megatrends That Will Shape the Future
  • Part 2: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Collapse?
  • Or, Why A Collapsing Society is Like a Broken Heart, not a Broken Machine

Of Special Interest | Kushner, Conflicts of Interest, and the Culture of Corruption, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Steve%20Sack%20%7C%20The%20WH%20Swamp%20of%20Washington%20Insiders_0.jpgPart 1: Kushner and the Culture of Corruption
  • It’s clear that the Trump Administration’s culture of corruption comes at a steep cost to the country.
  • Part 2: Conflicts of Interest
  • Here’s are five of the most recent instances where Trump is likely violating some of the most basic government ethics rules.

Special Project | One Big Thing: Students Protest the Gun Culture, Shootings; Demand Action, Week Ending March 10, 2018, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

https://d15oah1tzzrs2i.cloudfront.net/snack/image/61224/large_61224-1519066162.jpgWhy Students Should Go On Strike Over Gun Violence * How teens want to solve America’s school shooting problem * A letter from a furious teacher * Parkland Survivors: Donald Trump ‘Needs To Listen To The Screams Of The Children.’ * Parkland Students Criticize Betsy DeVos for Limiting Availability During Marjory Stoneman Douglas Visit (Updated) * Are Students Too Young To Discuss Gun Reform? Wisdom Study Says No.



Series | A Nation Under Trump, Part 5 - What have the Democrats learned since Trump's election? Michael Sean Winters, National Catholic Reporter (NCR)

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The Series: As the anniversary of Donald Trump's election as president of the United States approached, the NCR staff wondered if the calls to action that persisted immediately following the election remained as urgent.
Part 5: Unless the Democrats get their act together, there is no reason to think that Trump, with a strong economy at his back, will not be the odds-on favorite for re-election. You would think that grim prospect alone would be enough to galvanize Democrats toward change. And you would be wrong.


Series | 1968 Reduxed and Revisited: Look How Far We’ve Come (That Was Sarcasm) — Part 4 of 5, John Fisher, Medium

  • https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/2000/1*G1KRbHUxZAXiBwoAvoq_fw.jpegThe Series: As the country approaches the 50th anniversary of one of the most controversial, volatile, and important years in our country’s history, We the People of the United States of America find ourselves facing many of the same issues that led us to the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel, the bloodiest year of the Vietnam War, screams of “the whole world is watching” at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, the floor of the Ambassador Hotel, and Black fists being raised in the air at the Mexico Summer Olympics. So much has changed, true. We’ve come so far, but in a lot of ways, we’re right back where we started and even further behind.
  • Part 4: Say Her Name: Betty Shelby. Bad guys/girls matter.

Bloggers & Columnists | ‪umair haque‬




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Labor

West Virginia teachers unions ram through sell-out deal to end strike. Will Morrow, World Socialist Website

http://www.wsws.org/asset/31ef5135-5919-49b1-bab3-09558ea7192C/image.jpg?rendition=image480Dale Lee (second from left), Christine Campbell (third from left) and school support staff union president Joe White smile and applaud as governor Justice signs bill.

The agreement, which the unions endorsed and are claiming as a victory, is a betrayal of the courageous struggle by 33,000 school workers.

Law & Justice

America's Mass Incarceration Crisis Begins in Its Schools, Naveen Kumar, Freelance Writer and Editor

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  • Mar 1 2018 | We spoke with Anna Deavere Smith about Parkland, the school-to-prison pipeline, and her new HBO film, 'Notes from the Field.'Related: How America Outlawed Adolescence
  • When Anna Deavere Smith first started using the “documentary theatre” style of performance she pioneered—for which she interviews hundreds of people surrounding a particular subject and acts out excerpts from the transcripts—she trained her focus on riots that erupted from racial tensions in Brooklyn (Fires in the Mirror) and LA (Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992).
  • More than 25 years later, the Pulitzer finalist and Tony nominee is a staple of drama curriculums, and America’s racial divide is as fraught as ever.

'If black shoot them', former Kentucky acting police chief told recruit, Jamiles Lartey, the Guardian 

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Cop%20On%20The%20Beat.jpgDisturbing exchanges were uncovered between a Jefferson County assistant chief and a recruit during an unrelated investigation. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

  • Court documents described a pattern of ‘racist and threatening’ messages from the assistant chief Todd Shaw, who was fired in November.
  • Related: To Protect and Serve ~ Norm Stamper
  • Related: Weekend Read - It’s past time for white supremacy to die

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, March 3, 2018.

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Feature Article | 'Anti-Trump Rhetoric Not Enough': Bold, Progressive Agenda Demanded for 2018, Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_large/public/headlines/35391528572_82c58258fd_k1.jpg?itok=-L6L9_Gi / "Empty platitudes and anti-Trump rhetoric is not enough to win seats in Congress," said Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.). (Photo: Molly Adams/Flickr/cc)

  • "We must act together. And we must act strategically. 2018 is the year the people fight back like never before."
  • Related: We Need More Than a 'Not Trump' Strategy for Real Change

Publisher's Choice | Analysis: Major Corporations Have Spent Just 6% of Tax Cut Windfall on Workers. Guess Where the Other 94% Went. Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/users/user20/gettyimages-8962464561.jpgTreasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn attend an event to celebrate Congress passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with Republican members of the House and Senate on the South Lawn of the White House December 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Almost everyone— nonpartisan commentators, economists, and even President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser —predicted that corporate shareholders and CEOs, not workers, would be the primary beneficiaries of the Republican tax law, and several recent analyses have shown that prediction to be ...
  • "You mean corporations aren't using the bulk of their tax cuts to create jobs and boost workers’ wages like Trump promised? Weird..."

Of Special Interest | Audiences Want Diversity In Hollywood. Hollywood’s Been Slow To Get The Message. Marina Fang, Huff Post

  • Movie and TV executives continue to treat successful projects with diverse casts and creators, like “Black Panther,” as the exception rather than the rule.
  • Related: Why aren’t Hollywood films more diverse?

Series | A Nation Under Trump, Part 4 - Poverty issues gain traction in first year of Trump presidency, Heidi Schlumpf, National Catholic Reporter (NCR)

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  • The Series: As the anniversary of Donald Trump's election as president of the United States approached, the NCR staff wondered if the calls to action that persisted immediately following the election remained as urgent.
  • Part 4: With united voice Christian groups fight cuts to safety-net programs

Series | 1968 Reduxed and Revisited: Look How Far We’ve Come (That Was Sarcasm) — Part 3 of 5, John Fisher, Medium

  • https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/2000/1*uvf9JFk-NQu-gMQ9Uo_bOg.jpegThe Series: As the country approaches the 50th anniversary of one of the most controversial, volatile, and important years in our country’s history, We the People of the United States of America find ourselves facing many of the same issues that led us to the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel, the bloodiest year of the Vietnam War, screams of “the whole world is watching” at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, the floor of the Ambassador Hotel, and Black fists being raised in the air at the Mexico Summer Olympics. So much has changed, true. We’ve come so far, but in a lot of ways, we’re right back where we started and even further behind.
  • Part 3: The Revolution Will Not Be Instagrammed. How the ghost of Stokely Carmichael haunts modern social movements.

Bloggers & Columnists | Henry Giroux

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Foreign Affairs

The 'Two-state Solution' Only Ever Meant a Big Israel Ruling Over a Palestinian Bantustan. Let It Go. Jeff Halper, Haaretz (Israel) / Portside

  • https://portside.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/Isratine_proposed_flag.pngWhen the Jewish 'hard' left leads the battle for one state, pushing the only political horizon that isn't apartheid, U.S. Jews attack us - for fighting for the same democratic values they prize so highly back home. The Netanyahu government has already deliberately, systematically and effectively eliminated the two-state solution.
  • Related: American Politicians' Shameful Pandering to Israel

Government & Politics

Broad Coalition of National Election Reform Groups Unite to Challenge Two-Party Duopoly, Jim Jonas, Independent Voter Network

Institutional political barriers including closed primaries, partisan gerrymandering, a contrived “two-sided” media, and party-friendly campaign finance rules are just the tip of the institutional iceberg that props up the failing duopoly …

Romano: The moral corruption of Florida politicians, John Romano, Tampa Bay (FL) Times  

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Tom%20Stiglich%20%7C%20Political%20Nausea%20Bag%20copy_3.jpgA lot of it has to do with districts that are drawn in a way that favors one party over another. A lot of it has to do with voters who do not pay attention and give elected officials a free pass.
  • It’s ugly. It’s corrupt. It’s Florida.
  • Related: America’s Descent Into Madness

Human Rights

Weekend Read: It’s past time for white supremacy to die, Heidi Beirich <>, Southern Poverty Leadership Conference

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Past%20Time%20for%20White%20Supremacy%20to%20Die%20illus.jpgIn the last year we’ve seen the growth of the so-called “alt-right,” a rise in neo-Nazi groups and, in response, a spike in black nationalist groups.
  • This weekend we're bringing you an editorial by our Intelligence Project Director Heidi Beirich from our latest Intelligence Report, reminding us that if we want to reverse a trend that saw hate groups rise for the third year in a row, we must dismantle the white supremacy that's embedded so deeply in American society.
  • Related: Hate Groups Attack Southern Poverty Law Center, and Some Journalists Pile On

Youth, Education, & Children

A letter from a furious teacher, ‪Rebecca Berlin Field‬, Medium

http://cdn-1.incredibleart.org/lessons/middle/images/kiddies.jpgHelp us prevent this. Take away guns from people who will murder us. Stop taking money from the NRA and proving how soulless you are. Keep us safe so I can do my job. How dare you put me into constant danger so that you can be reelected.
 

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, February 23, 2018.

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Feature Article | Henry A. Giroux: Gun Culture and the American Nightmare of Violence, Henry A. Giroux, Truthout / Rise Up Times

http://www.truth-out.org/images/images_2016_01/2016_0110g_.jpg Demonstrators gather outside the State Capitol for a rally about expanded gun rights in downtown Austin, Texas, January 1, 2016. (Photo: Ilana Panich-Linsman / The New York Times)

  • Militarism provides ideological support for policies that protect gun owners and sellers rather than children.
  • Related: Special Project | One Big Thing: Students Protest the Gun Culture, Shootings; Demand Action

Publisher's Choice | Against Charity ~ Daniel Raventos & Julie Wark, Mathew Snow, Jacobin 

Rather than creating an individualized “culture of giving,” we should be challenging capitalism’s institutionalized taking.

Of Special Interest | Demanding a Clean DACA Bill, Now! Alvaro Huerta, LA Progressive 

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Pro-DACA%20Demonstration.jpgWhile undocumented immigrants and their allies continue to organize against the racist Trump administration and complicit Republican leaders, Democratic leaders, who depend on the Latina/o vote, have failed miserably.
  •   http://soaw.org/img/calltoact.gifRelated: Make a Call for Dreamers

 

Special Project | One Big Thing: Students Protest the Gun Culture, Shootings; Demand Action, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

One Big Thing: Student Protests * Gun control walkout: Teens protest around the country by leaving schools * Right wing pundits attack student survivors of mass shooting, and Donald Trump Jr approves; * America's youth is sick of shootings. It's time to let them lead the way. * Marco Rubio almost got away with his routine. Then he met Cameron Kasky.

Series | 1968 Reduxed and Revisited: Look How Far We’ve Come (That Was Sarcasm) — Part 2 of 5, John Fisher, Medium 

  • https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/2000/1*1LtFriBLDLWsgQ1_NeBoKA.jpegThe Series: As the country approaches the 50th anniversary of one of the most controversial, volatile, and important years in our country’s history, We the People of the United States of America find ourselves facing many of the same issues that led us to the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel, the bloodiest year of the Vietnam War, screams of “the whole world is watching” at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, the floor of the Ambassador Hotel, and Black fists being raised in the air at the Mexico Summer Olympics. So much has changed, true. We’ve come so far, but in a lot of ways, we’re right back where we started and even further behind.
  • Part 12: There will continue to be a vilification of certain demographics of U.S. and world citizens, but a new and surprising bad guy — excuse me, girl — and battleground may be making its appearance on the political stage.

Series | A Nation Under Trump, Part 3 - Trump has put anti-immigrant campaign promises into action, Maria Benevento, National Catholic Reporter (NCR)

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/An%20Immigration%20Rally%20near%20US%20Capitol%2C%20Sept.%2026%20%2717.jpgA woman holds a child during an immigration rally near the U.S. Capitol in Washington Sept. 26. (CNS/Tyler Orsburn)

  • The Series: As the anniversary of Donald Trump's election as president of the United States approached, the NCR staff wondered if the calls to action that persisted immediately following the election remained as urgent.
  • Part 3: Trump does seem to be making an effort to intensify his immigration policies. On Oct. 8, he released a list of priorities that include hiring more ICE agents, cracking down on visa overstays and sanctuary cities, building a border wall, facilitating deportation of unaccompanied minors and asylum seekers, and shifting to a "merit-based" immigration system.
  • Related: Demanding a Clean DACA Bill, Now!

Bloggers & Columnists | Henry A. Giroux





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Activism & Organizing

Net Neutrality Update, Lucia, FreePress.net

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/FreePress.net%20%7C%20Operation%20One%20More%20Vote.pngOn (February 27), internet users, small businesses, online communities, public-interest groups, and popular websites will mobilize to flood lawmakers with calls, emails and tweets. Our goal: to secure the final vote in the Senate needed to pass a resolution of disapproval that would overturn the FCC’s Net Neutrality repeal.
  • We need your help to make this happen: RSVP to join us online on Feb. 27.
  • Related: Net Neutrality Fight Shifts To The States

Human Rights

House votes to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act; Justice Department Scraps ADA Guidance, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: House votes to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • A House bill would make it harder for people with disabilities to hold businesses accountable for inaccessibility.
  • Part 2: Justice Department Scraps ADA Guidance
  • Attorney General Sessions is rescinding several guidance documents clarifying the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Peace & Non-violence

Parkland School Shooting Survivors Announce National ‘March For Our Lives’; Go After Rick Scott, Rubio, Paul Ryan As NRA Enablers, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: Parkland School Shooting Survivors Announce National ‘March For Our Lives’.
“This is about us begging for our lives.”
Part 2: Parkland Students Go After Rick Scott, Rubio, Paul Ryan As NRA Enablers.
(Parkland Students') rage is so … raw it might even effect change in this sick culture.

Cold War Then. Cold War Now, William Blum, Dandelion Salad 

  • https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6154/6186943798_22e6015151_z.jpgIn 2015 in Brussels, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) formally voted to accept the District of Columbia as a new member. UNPO is an international democratic organization whose members are indigenous peoples, minorities and unrecognized or occupied territories who have joined together to protect and promote their human and cultural rights, to preserve their environments and to find nonviolent solutions to conflicts which affect them.
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