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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.

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March 03, 2011

Exploring 'The Economics of Happiness'

Helena Norberg-Hodge has been active in community vs globalization issues for decades. Her new documentary film which should reach a wide audience.

March 03, 2011

"Pro-Peace Jewish Lobby Group Urges Obama to Seize Moment"

"The conference concluded with a keynote address from Naomi Chazan, president of the New Israel Fund and former deputy speaker of the Knesset, who told the audience, 'The democratic wave spreading...

February 26, 2011

Libya and Beyond: The Arab World's Great Democratic Revolutions of 2011

Phyllis Bennis on these "amazing times" and their impact internationally: ... "for us, in the U.S., this means the end of an era – the end of a U.S. policy based on oil, Israel, and stability. It...

February 25, 2011

Vandana Shiva on climate change and agriculture

In this important article summarizing much of her recent work, Dr. Shiva explains why biodiversity -- not genetic engineering -- can provide solutions to dangerous climate change as well as food s...

February 22, 2011

A Military Budget on the Wrong Side of History

Miriam Pemberton writes: "The Obama administration is scrambling to get on the right side of history. It has a lot of ground to make up."

February 22, 2011

Workers Fight Back: The Midwest Unites to Defend the Commons

Sarah Lazare writes: "I’d never been to Madison, Wisconsin before this Saturday, and seeing the city filled with 70,000 people demanding their rights on a cold, late winter day was the best possi...

February 22, 2011

From Cairo to Madison: Hope and Solidarity are Alive

Medea Benjamin: "Here in Madison, Wisconsin, where protesters have occupied the State Capitol Building to stop the pending bill that would eliminate workers’ right to collective bargaining, echoe...

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