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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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May 16, 2018

It's Not a 'Hamas March' in Gaza. It's Tens of Thousands Willing to Die

Analysis by Amira Haas, and Norman Finkelstein

May 13, 2018

Racial Justice Groups Are Freeing Black Women From Jail for Mother's Day

"It's Mother's Day this weekend, and racial justice groups around the country are bailing black women out of jail so they can spend the holiday with their families."

May 12, 2018

Making a killing: How war abroad steals from the poor at home.

Interview with Policy analyst Phyllis Bennis, who connects American militarism abroad to deep poverty at home.

May 10, 2018

Medea Benjamin: The Peace Movement Must Mobilize to Support Diplomacy in Iran & North Korea

Interview on Democracy Now! with CODEPINK co-founder and author of new book: "“Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

May 01, 2018

Goldman Environmental Prize Honors Seven Environmental Heroes

The Award recognizes activists from Colombia, France, Vietnam, the Philippines, South Africa, and the United States -- six of the seven honorees are women.

April 28, 2018

Peace Activists Celebrate as Korean Leaders Vow to Officially End War

"MOON JAE-IN: Kim Jong-un and I declared together that there will be no more war on the Korean Peninsula and a new age of peace has begun."

April 26, 2018

Black female farmers in the East Bay farm for sustainability, liberation

"The methods of farming used by Black women have been passed down for generations and are rooted in a symbiotic relationship between the farmer and their environment"...

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