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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 -- shorter version

Local Futures offers a free 19-minute abridged version  of its award-winning documentary film The Economics of Happiness. It "brings us voices of hope of in a time of crisis." www.localfutures.org.

What's New?

February 16, 2011

Video: The women of Tahrir Square

See this excellent 27 minute video report, from February 13.

"Egypt's Friday of freedom was celebrated at the Tahrir Square with cries of joy. And a crucial part of this victory were women, dressed in black burqas as well as universal blue jeans."

ND TV (India) See the report here.

Featuring interviews with:
Author Ahdaf Soueif who says: "Women are at the heart of every social movement, in Egypt and in the Arab world."

Human rights activist Heba Fatma Morayef. See: Heba Fatma Morayef: It is time to turn the page on the abusive practices of Egypt's police

Journalist Shahira Amir, who quit her job with Nile TV in support of the "awakening of the Egyptian people."

Thanks to the Women in Black listserve for bringing this to our attention.