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From Public Citizen's Corporate Presidency site: "44 Trump administration officials have close ties to the Koch brothers and their network of political groups, particularly Vice President Mike Pence, White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and White House budget director Mick Mulvaney."

Dark Money author Jane Mayer on The Dangers of President Pence, New Yorker, Oct. 23 issue on-line

Can Time Inc. Survive the Kochs? November 28, 2017 By
..."This year, among the Kochs’ aims is to spend a projected four hundred million dollars in contributions from themselves and a small group of allied conservative donors they have assembled, to insure Republican victories in the 2018 midterm elections. Ordinarily, political reporters for Time magazine would chronicle this blatant attempt by the Kochs and their allies to buy political influence in the coming election cycle. Will they feel as free to do so now?"...

"Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America" see: our site, and George Monbiot's essay on this key book by historian Nancy MacLean.

Full interview with The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer March 29, 2017, Democracy Now! about her article, "The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency: How Robert Mercer Exploited America’s Populist Insurgency."

Democracy Now! Special Broadcast from the Women's March on Washington

The Economics of Happiness -- new version

Local Futures offers a free, shortened version of its award-winning documentary film The Economics of Happiness. This 19-minute abridged version "brings us voices of hope of in a time of crisis." www.localfutures.org.

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September 10, 2018

Indigenous Women Rise Against Jerry Brown’s Climate Half-Measures

"Ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, organizers prepare to advocate more radical solutions."

September 02, 2018

Freedom Rider: Prison Strike 2018

"Inmates in states across the nation are on strike against the world’s largest and most racist prison system.. “The prison strike is a means of bringing attention to a system that is rotten and...

August 31, 2018

"First Nations Celebrate Win Against Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion"

YES! Magazine's Shannon Stoll on "how indigenous leaders pulled together a grassroots movement to resist the pipeline expansion."

August 23, 2018

"Writing a New Chapter, Not an Obituary, for the Planet"

"To accept a 2-degree Celsius increase as inevitable writes off millions of people’s lives, the extinction of countless species and profound changes in our planet’s ecosystems."

August 05, 2018

Who's to blame for US inaction on climate?

A major New York Times magazine article on a key decade is challenged by climate scientists, and Naomi Klein's analysis.

July 29, 2018

New Report Documents Corporate Media's Widespread Failure to Cover Link Between Climate Crisis and Extreme Weather

"By not providing context for heatwaves, droughts, flooding, and wildfires, the news media is contributing to climate-related complacency, report finds."

July 13, 2018

'Carnival of Resistance' as Hundreds of Thousands March Against Trump in UK

Demonstrators say "Trumpism directly threatens steps towards tackling" inequality, peace and disarmament, climate change, discrimination, and corporate greed

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