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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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February 11, 2011

Egyptian Riot Grrls by Beenish Ahmed

"Some efforts have been made to depict the role of women in this popular uprising. The Global Post put together a slideshow on the Women of Egypt among the March of Millions in Tahrir Square, and a...

February 10, 2011

Egypt on the Brink - And the U.S. on the Wrong Side

Phyllis Bennis' "Talking Points" column addresses the current situation in Egypt, and she warns that: "If the Obama administration is serious about building a new kind of engagement with the Arab w...

February 10, 2011

Egypt’s Youth Will Not Be Silenced

Amy Goodman on the young Egyptian activists whose sense of outrage and calls for justice have powered the on-going popular protest there.

February 08, 2011

Nawal El Saadawi: "We became one in the street"

"I am very confident that we are winning. And now I feel the power of the people. I know the power of the people, but I never, never felt the power of the people like those days and especially toni...

February 08, 2011

GM corn moves forward in Paraguay

"Genetically modified organisms and pesticides on the table mean more exclusion, more misery, more needless deaths, more dependence on multinational corporations and more humiliation for Paraguay,"...

February 05, 2011

Rania Fahmy: Mubarak Will Leave Before September

Images of violence from today's protests were all over the news, but Rania, on the phone from Cairo, tells us that she felt very safe at the protests, and explains to us why it matters for her to g...

February 03, 2011

Egypt: U.S. Chickens Come Home to Roost in Egypt

Prof. Marjorie Cohn's overview of the US relationship with Mubarak and his client state.

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