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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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June 12, 2017

Naomi Klein: ‘Trump is an idiot, but don’t underestimate how good he is at that’

The US has a president who embodies many of the things Naomi Klein has been warning about for years. She says her new book had to be written before things got worse...

June 07, 2017

Princeton Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Cancels Public Appearances Amid Fox News-Fueled Death Threats

"(She) has been forced to cancel all public appearances as death threats continue to roll in in response to her May 20 commencement address at Hampshire College, a private liberal arts college in A...

June 06, 2017

Jane Mayer on A Covert Campaign to Withdraw from the Paris Accord

"President Trump may be the face of America’s climate policy, but it’s the Kochs and their fellow fossil-fuel barons who really own it."

June 03, 2017

Elizabeth Warren on "Trump Climate Move," plus "Drought and Gender" report

"[T]he Republicans have been framing this for a long time, jobs versus the environment," she said. "It is not. This is really about big donors to the Republican party."

May 25, 2017

European activists protest NATO, Trump visit: "NATO is the world's most aggressive war machine. We urgently need a peace and sustainable development."

"We don’t want EU militarisation or the creation of a European superpower... Military closure of European borders is not the answer to the challenges of migration. Refugees are welcome.

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 peopl...

May 16, 2017

Black Mamas Bailout Day: home for Mother's Day

“Money kept them in. Black love got them out.”
— Pat Hussain, Co-founder of Southerners on New Ground

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