Special coverage in the Trump Era

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

What's New?

September 14, 2018

Nuclear waste info and action -- on the road!

German and national activists tour in Vermont and Massachusetts

Don't Miss the CAN Waste Tour!

When: Tuesday, September 18 - Saturday, September 22, 2018.
Where: See our tour schedule below.
What: We're going on the road with our newly rehabbed mock cask. Don't miss this event, and meet us in Vermont or Massachusetts.
Get the latest info on the utter failure and danger of the Federal government’s and nuclear industry's plans on dealing with High Level Nuclear Waste (HLNW) stranded at nuclear sites throughout our region and the country. 
Our tour will bring speakers from across the country and Europe to discuss the issues of nuclear waste, present federal policy, environmental justice and direct action.

Tour Events:

  • September 18, Tuesday, 6:00 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, VT.
  • September 19, Wednesday, 6:00 PM, Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT.
  • September 20, Thursday, 7:00 PM, Hawks and Reed, 289 Main Street, Greenfield, MA, The Wildcat O’Halloran Band, “Downtown” Bob Stannard, Court Dorsey as “Will Nukem”, and speakers.
  • September 21, Friday, 12:00- 3:00 PM, State House, 24 Beacon Street, Rm 222, Boston, MA, speakers, music and press.
  • September 22, Saturday, 1:00 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, 19 Town Square, Plymouth, MA.

For more info and speakers:
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