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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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August 29, 2013

Phyllis Bennis on Syria: "the alternative to military strikes starts with diplomacy."

Middle East expert Phyllis Bennis was interviewed on Democracy Now! on August 28.

August 28, 2013

Voices against war -- no attack on Syria

From CODEPINK to Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire and peace groups worldwide the demand goes out: "The terrible and widespread killing in Syria will become even more terrible and more widesprea...

August 28, 2013

Women and the historic March on Washington, 1963

This week is the 50th anniversary of the largest demonstration "for jobs and freedom" of its time. But where were the women? Democracy Now! features Gloria Richardson, a leading grassroots activist...

August 19, 2013

"Feminism on the march to change the world": meeting in Brazil

From August 25th to 31st, 2013, the city of Sao Paulo will host the World March of Women’s 9th International Meeting.

August 13, 2013

WLOE nominates for Public Eye Awards 2014

An international campaign is looking for "the Most Despicable Corporations of the Year" and has asked civil society groups for help. Our German branch has responded.

August 06, 2013

Nuclear Abolition Week: A great success

"Nuclear Abolition Week 2013 witnessed the launch of ICAN’s new public outreach initiative, Share Your Shadow. When a nuclear weapon explodes, the blast vaporises every living being in its path,...

July 22, 2013

Phyllis Bennis: "The Wars, Coups, Crises and Occasional Good News from the Middle East"

The area specialist writes in her latest "New Internationalist" newsletter: "The pace of events exploding across the Middle East continues to quicken - and while it appears the Obama administration...

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