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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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August 25, 2017

New book by Joan Baxter: “Seven Grains of Paradise: A Culinary Journey in Africa”

You can almost savour the local and traditional cuisines she describes, and discover challenges and threats to food security, health and well-being on the African continent.

August 19, 2017

"Time to Impeach Trump"

Legal expert Marjorie Cohn gives the reasons for impeachment and how it can be done.

August 15, 2017

"Charlottesville Was Not a "Protest Turned Violent," It Was a Planned Race Riot"

"Isn’t it time for the media to be honest and call white supremacists the domestic terrorists that they are?" asks Zenobia Jeffries. "What happened in Charlottesville was White nationalist extrem...

August 11, 2017

What we want: "How to Achieve Peace Talks with North Korea"

CodePink's Medea Benjamin: "The United States has also long held a “pre-emptive first strike” policy towards North Korea. This frightening threat of an unprovoked U.S. nuclear attack gives Nort...

August 07, 2017

Hiroshima Peace Declaration On 72nd A-bomb Anniversary

"...the full text of the Peace Declaration read Sunday by Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui at a ceremony to mark the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city."

August 05, 2017

Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and nuclear weapons today

This editorial by Patricia Hynes looks at the issue of nuclear weapons, remembering their first use in Japan 72 years ago.

August 01, 2017

Scientists Warn of "Biological Annihilation" as Warming Reaches Levels Unseen for 115,000 Years

Dahr Jamail brings together latest information and links to research and writing in his "overview of some of the more stunning scientific reports and climate developments." Bad news we need to know.

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