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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March 18, 2017

Corporate America First, and why we need "a resurgent feminist movement"

"...the outpouring around the January 21st protest showed that there is actually quite vast support for a resurgent feminist movement. Part of our objective is to argue for a certain kind of radical politics within that and not for a political agenda that is quite limited and has these kind of narrow goals about the social mobility of women within corporate America as a sole objective. --Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

The basics of the Trump national budget make it clear: corporate-military interests win, the majority of the population -- as well as the planet -- loses. The March 2017 online issue of The Progressive magazine offers two useful stories on the budget and womens' radical response:

Putting Trump’s Budget In Perspective
by , March 17, 2017

"To understand the magnitude of Donald Trump’s distorted priorities, we compared Pentagon spending, which Trump wants to increase, with the domestic programs he wants to cut. To help pay for more defense spending, Trump’s budget proposal imposes massive cuts to domestic programs—from foreign aid to research on climate change to safeguards for clean air and water to meals on wheels for the elderly and after-school programs for kids."...

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and  Feminism for the 99 Percent
by , March 1, 2017

Hear an 18 minute interview from the series by Sarah Jaffe called Interviews for Resistance, and read the transcription: Sarah Jaffe talks with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, and Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. Taylor was one of the original people calling for a women’s strike on March 8th. more