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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October 06, 2017

ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize 2017 -- congratulations, and thanks!

This award is a signal that the world must address and ban nuclear weapons worldwide, making nuclear 'modernization' and threats of use things of the past.

October 04, 2017

Puerto Rico and Why Climate Reparations Must Know No Borders

"Elizabeth Yeampierre, executive director of UPROSE and co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance, tells In These Times, “The devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Maria is the culmination of...

October 02, 2017

US peace groups call for international action on November 11

"November 11th was not made a holiday in order to celebrate war, support troops, cheer the 17th year of occupying Afghanistan, thank anybody for a supposed “service,” or make America great agai...

September 30, 2017

Naomi Klein's speech to the UK labor party

..."I am highlighting Puerto Rico... because the situation is so urgent. But also because it’s a microcosm of a much larger global crisis, one that contains many of the same overlapping elements:...

September 29, 2017

In Maria's Wake, Could Puerto Rico Go Totally Green?

Energy writer-activist Harvey Wasserman on "a hopeful green-powered opportunity in this disaster"...

September 27, 2017


So much of Puerto Rico's land, homes and infrastructure is in ruins. See latest reports and this list of where to donate to locally run aid and reconstruction efforts.

September 25, 2017

No War 2017 conference on-line now

Given the many wars going on, the danger of nuclear confrontation in Korea and beyond, we welcome the extensive coverage of this important conference.

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