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.

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July 05, 2017

"The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro"

A speech given by Frederick Douglass at Rochester, New York, July 5, 1852.

July 04, 2017

ALEC​'s Covert War on Democracy

On this 'Independence Day' we thank Michele Swenson and Common Dreams for a comprehensive survey of organized corporate influence on government through ALEC.

June 30, 2017

"Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America"

In a long Democracy Now! interview, historian Nancy MacLean talks about her new book and the hard-right economic theory and practice she researched.

June 26, 2017

“Would You Like a Drink of Water?” Please Ask a Yemeni Child

Kathy Kelly from NYC: "This week representatives from more than 100 countries began work on an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons. By boycotting this process the U.S. and other nuclear arm...

June 24, 2017

Why Does Donald Trump Insist on More Military Spending?

Medea Benjamin and Kate Harveston ask: "If Donald Trump really wants to take an “America First” approach, why is he slashing our domestic budget and putting money into a war machine that only c...

June 21, 2017

A Case For Reparations At The University Of Chicago

So many US educational and cultural institutions are based on slave labor. This report is a valuable introduction to some of this history and the question of what can be seen as meaningful 'reparat...

June 17, 2017

World Environment Day message from Vandana Shiva

The leading ecologist "reminds us that we are part of the Earth, and that we all have a duty to care for her future. Two centuries of fossil fuel driven development is pushing humanity to the brink...

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