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.

What's New?

March 07, 2018

Global Campaign on Military Spending: Days of Action

"We need to involve even more citizens and organizations in an open and robust debate on the counter-productive results of military expenditure. More than ever, we urge you to reach out to new partners to work on the on-going Global Campaign on Military Spending, and to make the Global Days of Action on Military Spending a great success!"

Global Campaign on Military Spending (GCOMS) Statement on the occasion of the 2018 Global Days of Action on Military Spending, April 14– May 3, 2018

"The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded. This claim is now more valid than ever. One of the most urgent tasks of all nations during the next years is to reduce military expenditure. Climate change and anthropogenic planet warming is a gigantic problem that will have devastating effects on a majority of the world’s population. Strategies that are spoiling the planet while seeking benefits for a very few can only be supported by violence, and violence is usually conducted through armies and enhanced by militarism and military spending. War business, powered by many Military-Industrial Complexes, is based on arms trade and power structures that lead to civilian deaths and devastating conflicts, preying on the planet and actively contributing to climate change. Actions to reduce climate change effects require a massive reduction in military spending and renewed efforts to use negotiation to solve conflicts."...
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more on the military budget here and:

https://www.facebook.com/events/570148549988772/ Cambridge Common Rally, Mass. Peace Action

https://www.nationalpriorities.org/  National Priorities Project: fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity

https://www.warresisters.org/resources/pie-chart-flyers-where-your-income-tax-money-really-goes War Resisters League Pie Chart Flyers - Where Your Income Tax Money Really Goes http://demilitarize.org/gdams-2018/ Global Days of Action on Military Spending, from April 14 to May 3rd, 2018.<