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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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January 08, 2018

Frida Berrigan, A Mother Confronts a World on Fire

In this Tomgram piece, activist Frida Berrigan relates the problems of the world with the strong tenderness of a caring mother. Her web links offer much additional information.

December 28, 2017

From Traprock in 2017, with thanks

The Women & Life on Earth Internet Project has had a productive year as part of Traprock, and we look forward to expanded work in 2018 and beyond.

December 27, 2017

10 Good Things About a TERRIBLE Year

From Code Pink's Medea Benjamin: "With so many good people feeling depressed, let’s point to the positive things that happened, even in this really, really bad year."

December 15, 2017

"Pity the Nations: Women Refugees in Lebanon" and "Being a Refugee Doesn’t Stop Political Engagement"

Janice Raymond's two-part series explores the situation of Syrian women refugees in Lebanon, based on her recent trip and research there.

December 11, 2017

Movement to ban nuclear weapons receives Nobel Peace Prize

“It has been such a privilege to work with so many passionate and inspirational ICAN campaigners around the world over the past decade. The Nobel Peace Prize is a powerful tool that we can now us...

November 30, 2017

Why we need our peace and justice centers.

From Pat Hynes, Director of the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice (our umbrella organization)...

November 26, 2017

Endless growth on a finite planet?

Two articles on income, consumption and why "It is the system itself that needs to change."

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