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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July 05, 2017

Global Solidarity Summit at G-20 in Hamburg

It's not just Heads of State that get together and discuss the important topics of our time. The Global Solidarity Summit, July 5-6 in Hamburg, Germany, brings progressive voices together.

"Why an Alternative Summit?

The G20 defends a system, that boosts social inequality. We point out the links between the global problems and discuss alternatives, that can provide a solution.

How can we overcome poverty, exploitation, opresssion, war and the destruction of nature? Ho can we enforce social and democratic rights on a global scale? Ho do we fight racism, misogyny, and homophobia? How do we achieve a solidarity-oriented community that is based on cooperation and self-determination? How does an economic system look like, that serves the people?

We are convinced that other policies are possible!

Therefore, we gather at the Global Solidarity Summit. During 12 panel discussions and more than 70 workshops we collect with scientists, activists and polititians from all over the world our criticism of the ruling policies, share our alternatives and discuss strategies to realize a solidarity-oriented world.

Our Alternative Summit is backed by a broad alliance of 77 initiatives and organisations.

Be part of the solidary alternatives!

Come to Hamburg in July 5 and 6. The Global Solidarity Summit sees itself as part of the multi-faceted protests actions on the occation of the G20 Summit in Hamburg. The Alternative Summit is funded by the Norddeutsche Stiftung für Umwelt und Entwicklung (NUE)."