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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 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"...

The Daily Californian   Sunday, April 22, 2018

By | Staff

‘We are the world’s farmers’: Black female farmers in the East Bay farm for sustainability, liberation

"In tune with the rhythms of the moon and the earth, Black female farmers in the East Bay are growing food in the learned tradition of their ancestors — not only to sustain the environment, but to sustain and uplift their communities. Their mission was recently highlighted in the East Bay Express.

Kanchan Dawn Hunter is the co-director of Spiral Gardens, a 25-year-old community garden project located in South Berkeley. She is one of the women whose mission, through farming, is to provide underserved communities of color with the means and resources to grow their own food.

“Women of color who are growing their own food and food for others are particularly suited for it because of a natural, inherent connection to the land and the roots of producing food where we come from,” Hunter said.

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, according to Hunter. These farmers work in harmony with the seasons and the ecosystem to minimize carbon emissions and cultivate a more sustainable food system." ...
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