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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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April 28, 2018

Peace Activists Celebrate as Korean Leaders Vow to Officially End War

"MOON JAE-IN: Kim Jong-un and I declared together that there will be no more war on the Korean Peninsula and a new age of peace has begun."

April 26, 2018

Black female farmers in the East Bay farm for sustainability, liberation

"The methods of farming used by Black women have been passed down for generations and are rooted in a symbiotic relationship between the farmer and their environment"...

April 03, 2018

"The Battle for Paradise"

Naomi Klein on "How Puerto Ricans and Ultrarich 'Puertopians' Are Locked in a Pitched Struggle Over How to Remake the Island."

March 28, 2018

Who Was Marjory Stoneman Douglas?

"Douglas was a journalist, writer, feminist, environmentalist, and progressive activist, best known for her staunch defense of the Everglades against efforts to drain it and reclaim land for develo...

March 27, 2018

From Chiapas to El Barrio, Connecting Global Women’s Struggles

"On March 11, MJB hosted an International Women’s Day Celebration, honoring women’s global efforts for justice and equality at the Maysles Cinema on Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem."

March 21, 2018

Back from the Brink: The Call to Prevent Nuclear War

The United States plans to spend $1.7 trillion over the next 30 years to replace its entire nuclear arsenal and build new “more usable” nuclear weapons. A new campaign seeks to prevent this --...

March 14, 2018

"If We Want to Support Refugees, We Need To End the Wars That Create Them"

"Ultimately, with sanctuary should come a renewed commitment to challenging the U.S. foreign policies that actually displace people."

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