Special coverage in the Trump Era

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

"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.

What's New?

May 20, 2017

From the drug war to a new way of caring for one another and for our communities

Michelle Alexander and Susan Burton on the 'war on drugs.' mass incarceration and justice and support for the formerly incarcerated, in a movement to end "the war that devastated the lives of people, families and communities of color nationwide."

Michelle Alexander: We Must Respond Forcefully & Challenge Jeff Sessions's New War on Drugs watch, listen, read here

May 19, 2017, Democracy Now!

Michelle Alexander

civil rights advocate and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

Susan Burton

founder and executive director of the nonprofit A New Way of Life. Her memoir is titled Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women.


Civil rights advocate and best-selling author Michelle Alexander responds to the new push by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to escalate the war on drugs by rescinding two Obama-era memos that encouraged prosecutors to avoid seeking inordinately harsh sentences for low-level drug offenses. He has also instructed Justice Department prosecutors to pursue "the most serious" charges for all


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