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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.

African Writers’ Corner

Wangui wa Goro embraces the Obama victory with a poem


Cast aside your fears
For once,
As on the day you wed,
Have faith in the universe
that beauty can be borne
of hope,
your hope
and positive energy
which we must radiate
not on the hurts of the past
or fear of ourselves
but because
history breathes
this whispered hope
because if we cannot hope now
then when?

Source: listserve of Pambazuka news: English language edition  http://www.pambazuka.org/en

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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

June 26, 2018

Is space for wonder or for war?

With Space Force, White House wants space as “a warfighting domain,” writes Beyond Nuclear International's Linda Pentz Gunter.

June 20, 2018

Immigrants & Muslims Are Trump's Jews ... Until He Comes for the Actual Jews

"Make no mistake: Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions’ assault on immigrant families and their 'tactic' of separating parents from their children are right out of the Nazi playbook."

June 08, 2018

North Korea Has Taken Big Steps. Now It’s Trump’s Turn To Show Goodwill

From easing the travel ban to humanitarian aid, there are many ways the US could show its commitment to progress

June 07, 2018

Save the Children: Gaza children on brink of mental health crisis

Research by the rights group found 95 percent of young people surveyed in Gaza showed deep psychological distress.

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