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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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October 23, 2018

End U.S. participation in the slaughter of Yemenis

From CODE PINK: "Saudi Arabia's murder of one journalist is horrific. Its murder, in collaboration with the U.S. military, of thousands of men, women, and children by the busload in Yemen is, according to the United Nations and the European Union, currently the greatest human catastrophe on earth."

Sign our letter of support today and call for an end to unauthorized U.S. involvement in war on Yemen!

House Congressional Resolution 138 now has 49 cosponsors. If passed, it would require an end to U.S. participation in the slaughter of Yemenis within 30 days. 

In the Senate, Bernie Sanders has announced that he will again introduce similar legislation in November. When he did so this past March, 44 Senators voted for it. The horrors have only increased since then, with no solution or improvement in sight. The Pentagon's assurances cannot be taken seriously. And the scandal surrounding the murder of a journalist has made standing up to Saudi Arabia easier.
We can build on this momentum and move Congress to end the war and to end weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. Click here to quickly email your Representative and Senators.
The war that is destroying Yemen and threatening the death by starvation of millions of children is dependent on both the participation of the U.S. military (picking targets and refueling bombers) and U.S. weapons sold to Saudi Arabia.
Back in March, Defense Secretary James Mattis claimed that the U.S. pulling out of the war would create more civilian deaths, rather than fewer. No Senator should be permitted to treat such nonsense as anything other than nonsense after these past six months of killing.