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 -- 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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November 16, 2013

Code Pink conference on drones -- on-line

See "Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance," a drone summit organized by CODEPINK, going on now in Washington, DC.

November 11, 2013

From Bill McKibben and 350.org about the typhoon and climate crisis

As the annual climate negotiations start in Poland, the shocking toll of the worst tropical storm ever should move all nations to action. Here an e-mail alert with information and suggested actions.

November 09, 2013

Record-breaking Greenhouse Gas Levels in Atmosphere: 'Time is Not On Our Side'

'Heat-trapping gases from human activities have upset the natural balance of our atmosphere and are a major contribution to climate change.'

November 08, 2013

Amy Goodman: Election 2013: A Grassroots Resurgence

In her weekly podcast and text, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman reviews the Nov. 5 local and state elections in the U.S.

November 07, 2013

Ann Jones: "Silent Soldiers, The Losers From Our Lost Wars"

'They didn’t know what they were getting into': The cost of American-style war.

November 02, 2013

Vandana Shiva: "How Economic Growth Has Become Anti-Life"

"An obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity. But people are not disposable – the value of life lies outside economic development."

October 29, 2013

Naomi Klein on climate change: "How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt"

"What scientists and experts are saying, says Klein, is "that there is still time to avoid catastrophic warming, but not within the rules of capitalism as they are currently constructed. Which may...

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