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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 -- 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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August 27, 2019

Global Climate Strike: action worldwide September 20-27

Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.

July 14, 2019

Powerful and Emotional Testimony From Escobar, Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, and Pressley on Family Separation and Child Imprisonment

"Four members of Congress retold in witness testimony to their fellow lawmakers Friday morning what they saw and experienced during a recent visit to a U.S. border detention facility in Texas, spar...

June 21, 2019

New Report Exposes Pentagon's Massive Contributions to Climate Crisis Post-9/11

"Boston University professor Neta C. Crawford details the U.S. Department of Defense's massive contributions to the global climate emergency: "The DOD is the single largest consumer of energy in th...

May 19, 2019

Time to Follow the Green New Leaders

Young people are rapidly changing the political calculus on climate in this country — even though many of the leaders are too young to vote. The next step must be a multi-generational, multiracia...

May 13, 2019

#FreeBlackMamas Bails Black Mothers From Jail For Mother’s Day

A growing campaign to bring black mothers home from jail is putting the need to eliminate cash bail into criminal justice conversations.

April 13, 2019

America’s Coup Efforts In Venezuela Enter Frightening New Phase

"The United States is taking illegal and dangerous actions to execute regime change in Venezuela...This strategy is detailed in a 75-page regime change manual prepared by the U.S. Global Developmen...

April 04, 2019

Why climate action is the antithesis of white supremacy

Behind the urgency of climate action is the understanding that everything is connected; behind white supremacy is an ideology of separation -- Rebecca Solnit

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