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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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September 17, 2017

" An Israeli Physician on War Crimes and the “Open Wound” of Israeli Segregation"

"When Dr. Ruchama Marton founded Physicians for Human Rights-Israel during the First Intifada in 1988, she elevated the concept of “human rights” in Israeli political discourse on the occupatio...

September 14, 2017

New Study Shows Organic Farming Traps Carbon In Soil To Combat Climate Change

“Soil is the biggest sink of carbon, bigger than the atmosphere and the oceans...”

September 11, 2017

Naomi Klein: "Harvey Didn’t Come Out of the Blue. Now is the Time to Talk About Climate Change."

"Talking honestly about what is fueling this era of serial disasters — even while they’re playing out in real time — isn’t disrespectful to the people on the front lines. In fact, it is the...

September 01, 2017

"Hell Hath No Fury Like Mother Earth Scorned"

"While the people in Texas and Louisiana suffer the final days of rain and begin recovery, over 1,200 people have been killed by massive floods in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. The planet is drownin...

August 30, 2017

"Female Equality Is Key to a Sustainable Future"

"Embedded within climate science and the study of those most vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters is a rarely acknowledged fact, namely, that women and girls are the primary victims."

August 29, 2017

"Heading off white supremacy"

Rob Okun of Voice Male magazine: "Disconnected, rudderless young males are vulnerable prey for older, angry white men promoting ideologies of hate. We must prevent their recruitment or we will cont...

August 26, 2017

Racial Justice Must Be Central to Our Movements

Sonali Kolhatkar writes: "If progressives are to learn one lesson about American politics in the period between last November’s election and the recent Charlottesville, Va., clashes, let it be th...

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