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  • We Were Framed? - by Rod Kessler Before retiring six years ago, when I was a professor of creative writing, I taught students in Comp. I the distinction between a word’s denotation and its connotation. If denotation was what a word meant, connotation got to its emotional tone. Words that mean the same thing—synonyms—typically have different “flavors.” Would you […]
  • Love Black Lives – Fight Against Living Wages? - From Labor Notes: Corporations Claiming to Love Black Lives Fight Against Living Wages and Unions Never underestimate the American business community’s capacity for hypocrisy. That’s one of the lessons to be drawn from the explosive reaction to George Floyd’s murder. As demonstrators began flooding streets, corporate PR departments flew into rapid response mode, issuing a […]
  • TikTok – What’s Up? - The Black Lives Matter (BLM) rebellion which demands more power for the powerless, goes directly against the Koch agenda, which calls for more power for billionaires. BLM is on TikTok (Link to TikTok #BlackLivesMatter)!  If you get your information solely from mainstream media, you have no idea what is actually happening on the streets of […]
  • Do only billionaire lives matter? - On our website UnChainDemocracy.org and in our Newsletters  we have tried to expose the billionaire Libertarian / right wing/ Koch network that has gained control of Trump’s Republican party and works to undermine our democracy.  Their agenda can be summarized by the title of this article.  The Black Lives Matter movement is the most direct and […]
  • HR 1 from Jack Weltner - From Jack Weltner about HR 1 In the past year, eight states have voted to make paper ballots illegal. In Texas’s March 3 primary, over 300 polling places were closed at the last minute, chiefly places heavily populated by the poor and immigrants. Likewise, widely reported delays, faulty machines, and long lines in Georgia’s recent June 9th […]
  • BLM & the Far Right by Rod Kessler - Black Lives Matter and the Libertarian Far-right by Rod Kessler Followers of Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains might wonder whether racist violence by police and the broadening Black Lives Matter movement are linked to the Koch network and the damage it has done over the decades to progressive initiatives in American society. Or, when it […]
  • An Economy of Human Sacrifice? - Link – what it means to have an economy that demands we die for it
  • Welcome to the USA - LINK – a place where bad ideas never die – from OpenDemocracy Inequality is good. Religious freedom trumps public good. In the Civil War, the wrong side won. American exceptionalism. The myth of redemptive violence.
  • STOP: An Imagined Letter from Covid-19 to Human - from Jack Weltner, by Kristin Flyntz STOP: An Imagined Letter from Covid-19 to Humans Stop. Just stop.It is no longer a request. It is a mandate.We will help you.We will bring the supersonic, high speed merry-go-round to a halt We will stop the planes the trains the schools the mall s the meetings the frenetic, hurried […]
  • Covid, Koch, & Corpses - Those who justifiably rail against Trump’s refusal to mobilize government resources to fight Covid-19, miss the underlying cause of his distractions and inaction.  He became and remains president only because the Koch network mobilized its vast resources to support him in the election, to staff his cabinet, the White House, and the Supreme Court with […]
  • Mailing it in in this Time of Coronavirus - Two months have passed since I’ve been to Walgreens, but this morning with my mask on I made it to the pharmacy window (now plexiglass protected) for a prescription.  On my way along the aisles I spotted another item I was running short of—manila mailing envelopes. I have postage stamps at home, but envelopes large […]
  • Koch Think Tanks Will Kill You -
  • Heritage Pretense - Right Wing uses Covid-19 crisis to push their own agenda https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/heritage-foundations-national-coronavirus-recovery-commission-pushes-right-wing-policy-agenda-downplays-heritage-connection/
  • Coronavirus and Rightwing Rebellion - Coronavirus and Rightwing Rebellion: Retreading a Tired Narrative by Anthony DiMaggio Excerpt – worth reading the whole article “…To be clear, these recent right-wing demonstrations are largely a reiteration of old populist campaigns in support of “limited government” rhetoric and “free market” politics. They provide cover for reactionary efforts to enhance corporate power and profits […]
  • Shock Doctrine Again by Jack Weltner - After 9/11, the first thing Republicans did was to pass the Patriot Act, a major step toward right wing dictatorship. .It was written before 9/11 and kept in waiting. Such a bill could never get popular support.  9/11 insured its passage. In 2007, Naomi Klein wrote “The Shock Doctrine; The Rise of Disaster Capitalism” detailing […]
  • It Feels Awful to be Right by Frank Kashner - “The most deaths and the greatest economic destruction“ I feel a little like Cassandra, the mythological woman whose curse was to see the impending future but have nobody believe her.  I saw the future because historian Nancy MacLean, in her book Democracy in Chains, accurately portrayed what has been happening in the United States over […]
  • Two Sides by Rod Kessler - I want to assume that anyone reading opinion pieces these days is more concerned about the worrisome coronavirus pandemic than about political philosophy. If we’re thinking about politics at all, we’re probably focusing on Donald Trump. Did the way he downplayed the risks for so long cost the nation its shot at nipping the epidemic […]
  • Let’em DIE? Another Koch voice … - From The Intellectualist: The Federalist Asks: Would America Be “Better Off” By Letting Thousands Die? JakeThomas Mar 23, 2020 Jonathan Ashbach wrote that it isn’t “callous” to consider letting people die if it means normalcy for everyone else. (more)
  • KochNet – $1 billion to cut CDC -
  • Deny Climate Science, Downplay Covid-19 -
  • Misinform the Majority - Great, necessary read for #resistance . Misinforming the Majority: A Deliberate Strategy of Right-Wing Libertarians https://t.co/GEwgSRySGj — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) July 9, 2017
  • Reading Notes – Democracy in Chains - Nancy MacLean, Democracy in Chains: The deep history of the radical right’s stealth plan for America, 2017, Penguin, 239 pages plus 95 more of notes & index, 17 May 2019. A Reader’s Guide Rod Kessler _ _ _ _ _ This book tells “the utterly chilling story of the ideological origins of the single most […]
  • UnKoch my Campus – a note - Earlier this month, activists from UnKoch My Campus ran a webinar about free speech on university campuses and what the Kochs are doing to suppress it. “Campus Free Speech bills,” they warn, “are popping up across the country demanding that college students be punished for disrupting speakers on campus. This corporate-backed movement is propagating White […]
  • Coronavirus & the Far Right - In her March 14 “Letters from an American,” Political blogger and Boston College American historian Heather Cox Richardson unsparingly draws the links between Donald Trump’s and the present administration’s inadequate response to the growing pandemic and the four-decades-long assault by big-monied reactionary forces—think “Koch network”—on FDR’s New Deal and the American social safety net it […]
  • Betting our Lives - A Koch inspired Trump strategy of gutting the CDC and ignoring science and medical experts, or a strategy based upon medical science and good government.  Which do we prefer? We are betting our lives on it. Heather Cox Richardson March 11 “…If we can slow (Covid19) down, we can help to make sure that hospitals […]
  • libertarian hackers, coders and designers - From Yahoo News  –  The Kochs’ nonprofit empire is building a network of libertarian hackers, coders and designers SAN FRANCISCO — It was nearing 2 a.m., the AC had been shut off and the air in the century-old downtown office of Brigade Media, a tech startup that hosted a hackathon in conjunction with a libertarian […]
  • Koch influence on Trump - “Why The Koch Brothers Have So Much Influence On Trump: It Starts With Pence👉 Kellyanne Conway &White House Chief of Staff Reince among 16 senior WH officials with ties to the fundraising empire of billionaire Charles Koch” h/t Seeshell. https://t.co/XuPLYGvArc — Helen’s left ✍️ 5calls.org (@Cruellaisdevine) March 2, 2020
  • Incompetence or Sabotage? - Letter to the Marblehead Reporter by Jack Weltner We hope that someone will save us from the Corona virus.   Maybe our government? There was an office overseeing the US response to possible  global pandemics, until last year when John Bolton fired the global health security team.  This is only one example of the hollowing […]
  • When Koch Net Rules a State - From Sheila Kennedy, March 1 Oh, Indiana! Ours is a state so gerrymandered that control of our legislature remains firmly in the hands of a Republican super-majority. To say that the lack of competition has given us state lawmakers who reflect the party’s ideological extremes would be an understatement. So what is the “World’s Worst […]
  • Gut the Gov, Deny the Crisis - From Robert Reich on Inequality Media – 3/1 excerpt Koch Network – Trump follows their strategy Trump has taken several other steps, all of them backward. He has eliminated a National Security Council position that coordinates responses to pandemics. He has ignored an expert panel’s warning that the US is badly unprepared for global health […]
  • Competing Visions - Would William Barr reverse The Emancipation Proclamation? 3/1 Heather Cox Richardson In a speech to the National Religious Broadcasters’ Convention on February 26, Attorney General William Barr said “Politics is everywhere. It is omnipresent. Why is that?” His answer was illuminating. He believes we are in the midst of a conflict “between two fundamentally different […]
  • Incompetence or Sabotage? - Consequences: Heather Cox Richardson Feb 25 … And yet, the U.S. seems to be unprepared (for the Corona virus). In May 2018, under then-National Security Advisor John Bolton, the administration got rid of the official in charge of overseeing a U.S. response to a pandemic and disbanded his global health security team. Today Acting Deputy […]
  • Groups focused on Voting - 2020:  Activist Groups for Fighting Back One of the major ways the Koch apparatus has operated is to suppress the vote – to make it difficult to get to the polls during elections, to gerrymander Congressional districts into becoming Republican strongholds, and to restrict voter registration wherever possible.   Many groups have now been mobilized against […]
  • From the Right – Heritage - Trump accepted many “recommendations” from Heritage! February 10, 2020 from The Agenda Good morning from Washington, D.C.! In last week’s State of the Union address, President Trump laid out the positive effects his policies have had on the economy, national security, judicial appointments, and other areas—many of which were based on Heritage’s research and recommendations […]
  • From the Right – WaPo: - Conservative intellectuals launch a new group to challenge free-market ‘fundamentalism’ on the right Oren Cass believes conservatives have blundered by outsourcing GOP economic policymaking to libertarian “fundamentalists” who see the free market as an end unto itself, rather than as a means for improving quality of life to strengthen families and communities. The former domestic […]
  • Will the Real James Buchanan Please Stand up? - In this month’s Reader’s Guide to Democracy in Chains, Rod Kessler puzzles over how the economic and political ideas of James Buchanan could, on one hand, serve as a justification for the Koch network’s stealth assault on the institutions of American Democracy and yet, on the other hand, earn Buchanan a Nobel Prize and a […]
  • Sermon at UUCM 02/16/2020 - Here is the Sermon I gave as a guest at Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead: Thanks to Reverend Wendy for giving me this opportunity to talk with you today. The timing is important because at 7pm on March 5, Nancy MacLean will be coming to speak at Salem State and we have primaries and elections […]
  • No mention of the Federalist Society? - The 16 February Boston Sunday Globe ran an opinion piece by a prominent local attorney Michael J. Sullivan arguing that William Barr’s Justice Dept. is right to recommended a light sentence for Roger Stone  (https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/02/14/opinion/justice-department-made-right-call-roger-stone-sentencing/)  According to the blurb at the bottom of the piece, Sullivan is “…a former US attorney for Massachusetts, is a […]
  • Reading We Are Indivisible – Strategy! - Reading We Are Indivisible by Rod Kessler After the shocking 2016 election, activist groups sprung up throughout the nation, eager to combat the Trump agenda. They were inspired by two former Congressional aides, whose how-to guide under the name Indivisible went viral. The self-styled Indivisible groups soon generated buzz of their own. What did they […]
  • Statement of Purpose - Preserving our democracy (and saving many of the things we care about) requires defeating the Koch network and its allies.  The Environment, Health Care, Social Security, Public Education, and The Right to Vote are all at risk Our message, informed by Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains and exposing the extent and power of the Koch […]
  • Veterans Affairs, a Trump Signature Issue, Is Facing Turmoil Again - From the New York Times A good article that reviews some recent developments at the Department of Veterans Affairs and identifies the high degree of attention that the Concerned Veterans for America, a group supported by Charles Koch, is paying to personnel, major new policies, and internal conflicts. A good read!
  • ALEC Exposed in IOWA - ALEC Exposed in IOWAHOW CORPORATE INFLUENCE SUBVERTS OUR DEMOCRATIC PROCESS … have a scroll :/ https://t.co/DMfJQcVcl3 — seeshell (@Tentoads4truth) February 4, 2020 The Iowa.ALEC Report
  • Koch Facts - Kochs in Investopedia Excerpt – emphasis ours: Political Interests Charles and David Koch are sometimes referred to as “GOP kingmakers.” They have given millions of dollars to the campaigns of Republican candidates over the years. Their organizations provide grants to more than 250 colleges and universities for research and education programs, including the Institute for […]
  • Robert Reich Video – Biggest Threat to Our Democracy -
  • CNP & Trump - Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and campaign CEO Stephen Bannon were members of the Council for National Policy, “a shadowy and intensely secretive group” of powerful conservative thought leaders, politicians, and donors. pic.twitter.com/DZv0poKNfb — Ron Rabatsky (@ExposingALEC) September 28, 2019
  • CNP is the Religious Right - While many involved in the #CNP have denied political activity in their respective organizations, the role of the CNP appears to be that of a policy and funding conduit for the Religious Right projects, both political and religious https://t.co/nbcQ4frXRm pic.twitter.com/L7ZveNL4In — Ron Rabatsky (@ExposingALEC) September 27, 2019
  • Council for National Policy #CNP - The Council for National Policy #CNP, “The Secret Society” https://t.co/LdVChTEY0x “the heart of a great conservative movement that helped to make America strong and prosperous in the 20th century – now helping to ensure she remains free and secure in the 21st century,” pic.twitter.com/3vihtnbBMf — Ron Rabatsky (@ExposingALEC) September 22, 2019
  • Koch owns Trump - #KochBrothers bragged they are responsible for many of @realDonaldTrump’s policies so far. The @GOP is owned by them and other billionaires. @GOP works for corporations & wealthy only. @SenateDems & @HouseDemocrats fighting it. Read here: https://t.co/JK852DH2lV #SmartDissent — SmartDissent.com (@smartdissent) January 27, 2020
  • MSM – failing US - The MSM is failing the public & the country by reporting on daily minutiae instead of the group behind trump that has control of our highest levels of government. This agenda & takeover has been long planned. Today is a culmination of their work https://t.co/VvJWhrNgjA — Helen’s left__5calls.org (@Cruellaisdevine) January 27, 2020
  • Republican – a party no more - This is because today’s GOP is NOT a political party.. it IS an arm of the Koch Right Wing Network. Most of WH staff, Cabinet, agencies & GOP are Koch RW people. They are a highly coordinated group engaged in an internal attack. https://t.co/qZDZvUO95V — Helen’s left__5calls.org (@Cruellaisdevine) January 27, 2020
  • Koch / Trump / Republican Agenda -
  • Koch Long Game - We’re in the Koch RW network’s “long game”… not one GOP, Cabinet WH member is working alone. It’s a long planned & coordinated internal attack. This is what the public needs to know. https://t.co/Xh9LFqrbwf — Helen’s left__5calls.org (@Cruellaisdevine) January 22, 2020
  • Trump fulfilling Koch Agenda - The agenda we’re experiencing isn’t trump, it’s the Koch Network agenda in real time…the regulation rollbacks, decimating agencies, the moves toward privatization..etc. Mulvaney is their lead. Now, is the time for citizens to rise up against them…to call them out & confront. pic.twitter.com/bMlwyUPsP3 — Helen’s left__5calls.org (@Cruellaisdevine) January 20, 2020
  • Indivisible update - 2020 is finally here! This year we’re going to defeat Trump and elect a Democratic nominee who is committed to saving our democracy. Our co-founders @Leahgreenb & @ezralevin wanted to share their thoughts on what it’s going to take to win this year. https://t.co/incupx9Ofh — Indivisible Guide (@IndivisibleTeam) January 16, 2020
  • $1.4 billion since Citizen’s United - NEW REPORT: In the 10 years since Citizens United, just 25 ultrarich individuals have poured $1.4 billion into super PACs. https://t.co/qFkegQqHea — Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) January 15, 2020
  • Heritage funds far-right media - Heritage Foundation, which has received millions from Koch foundations, has spent millions to sponsor the radio shows of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham, according to Politico. https://t.co/LBlsaOvnxw — seeshell (@Tentoads4truth) January 12, 2020
  • Corruption is Legal – Video -
  • Anne Nelson video on Koch network - CSPAN video of Anne Nelson’s talk
  • Frank’s Talk at Abbot Library -
  • Reporter at a Koch Conference - Big Money, the Koch Brothers and Me Here’s what happens when you try to cover the new oligarchs of American politics. (2014-) https://t.co/15T8Bksqse — seeshell (@Tentoads4truth) January 5, 2020
  • ALEC - ALEC(shhh Koch) Corporations 👉 Corporations identified as being involved with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) since CMD’s ALEC Exposed project launched in 2011 — https://t.co/7oufQJo3NU pic.twitter.com/ouVyyDMwBk — seeshell (@Tentoads4truth) November 30, 2018
  • The Atlantic Bridge -
  • Koch Network - Here is a chart I developed years ago to START connecting the dots among the members of what I then called The Cabal…The #KochNetwork pic.twitter.com/Jx1Y8tQfaH — Ron Rabatsky (@ExposingALEC) June 22, 2019
  • Koch brag from 2018 - #KochBrothers bragged they are responsible for many of @realDonaldTrump’s policies so far. The @GOP is owned by them and other billionaires. @GOP works for corporations & wealthy only. @SenateDems & @HouseDemocrats fighting it. Read here: https://t.co/JK852DH2lV #SmartDissent — SmartDissent.com (@smartdissent) December 26, 2019
  • From UnKoch My Campus - To Court a Secretive Donor, Law Deans at George Mason Blasted Climate Scientists and Their Own Accreditor https://t.co/hg1XgzeJNG pic.twitter.com/xj0GJrAH5y — UnKoch My Campus (@UnKochCampus) December 19, 2019
  • From Koch to EPA - Trump has put a former #KochBrothers employee in charge of @EPA regulation of TOXIC chemicals contaminating OUR drinking water. As he guts #CleanWater rules, it makes Koch a ton of money and costs Americans’ lives. THIS IS THE SWAMP. https://t.co/WtsbNtxHwN #SmartDissent — SmartDissent.com (@smartdissent) December 19, 2019
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  • Citizens United Unleashed Koch Cash - Citizens United has spun open the spigots of limitless “Koch-cash” for campaign contributions to advance Karl Rove’s “Red Map Strategy,” possibly doing permanent damage to progressive power bases. — seeshell (@Tentoads4truth) March 26, 2019
  • From Salem Wicked & Twitter - “Marblehead activists warn of “Koch Revolution”https://t.co/26vFokrsyk via @fkashner who, concerned about the undermining of democracy, has launched a movement & website. Those interested in learning more about Kashner’s group can visit https://t.co/U6K94opmsQ — Helen’s_not his type_5calls.org (@Cruellaisdevine) December 3, 2019
  • FORBES 400 & KOCH BROS - Thanks Gary Waldman! THE FORBES 400 AND THE KOCH BROTHERS Since 1982 Forbes magazine has annually published a list of the 400 richest individuals in the U.S. along with their estimated wealth. The “Forbes 400” have done very well since 1982: their average wealth has increased by a factor of more than 23. Furthermore, their […]
  • Koch War on Climate Science (video) -
  • Koch, Trump, Deutsche Bank - ICYMI 05/09/19 Could Trump’s Jones Day Lawyers End Up in Deutsche Bank-Gate? KOCH #KochNetwork https://t.co/9ETuTwsYCJ pic.twitter.com/1xTqW1jKoo — seeshell (@Tentoads4truth) November 26, 2019
  • Koch Brother EXPOSED – video -
  • Koch Network, Charlie Baker and Transportation - Friday, November 8, 2019 Koch Network, Charlie Baker and Transportation Charlie Baker was one of the founders of the Pioneer Institute, a Boston-based libertarian think tank. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Baker Pioneer Institute Lies about MBTA. Transportation Union objects The Politically-Driven, Koch-Backed Campaign to Undermine Boston Transit Baker inflates absenteeism.  How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country “Americans for Prosperity […]
  • Koch Brothers EXPOSED – trailer - Here is a link to the trailer for the film Koch Brothers EXPOSED. It is worth seeing the whole movie.
  • To Conceal What They Do - The Koch network uses a maze of nonprofit groups and LLCs to conceal donations and campaign activity. pic.twitter.com/RyKPuH2lcZ — seeshell (@Tentoads4truth) June 27, 2018 pic.twitter.com/5LZmEzwQrZ — seeshell (@Tentoads4truth) November 21, 2018 THE KOCH-RED STATE PLANTATION – ALEC, AFP, NRA Affiliated PAC’s, Oil, Coal, Utility, Pharma, Insurance, Tobacco, Ag, Food and War Profiteer Corp’s, CEO’s and […]
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  • Chile – where Kock pundits got to try out their ideas -
  • Fox News & Koch network - Here’s How Much Fox News Hosts Are Intertwined With The Koch Brothers 07/01/14. https://t.co/h6nhgTvmPg — seeshell (@Tentoads4truth) November 18, 2018 Unmasking Koch Brothers’ Secret Media Shills. https://t.co/eiWPhwZqn1 pic.twitter.com/ytRaE2Z0wv — seeshell (@Tentoads4truth) February 26, 2018
  • GreenPeace on Climate Denial - Worth reading link. Climate Denial did not start from honest scientific disagreement. It was and is an organized effort of billionaires to keep pumping and shipping oil and oil products, even if it means climate destruction. https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/global-warming/climate-deniers/koch-industries/
  • Koch 2018 Payola to Federal Campaigns - Koch Industries👉 Dan Crenshaw https://t.co/fDkrzVIu9t — seeshell (@Tentoads4truth) September 21, 2019
  • Kochs – Climate Deniers - From the Campaign Against Climate Change: https://www.campaigncc.org/climate_change/sceptics/funders
  • From DeSmog Blog - Since the Koch Brothers seem so interested in my emails (https://t.co/A1NvdSL02P), I’ve made them available to everyone–contextualized so climate deniers might actually learn something 🙂 Have at it: https://t.co/2oNLVm6TsU — Michael E. Mann (@MichaelEMann) November 30, 2018
  • Kochs Steal Elections – Watch Video! - Who Are The Kochs & Why Did They Want To Help Trump Steal The Election? – major goal is to eliminate the EPA – voter suppression & elections interference – massive disinformation campaigns (i360 data & hidden non-profits)https://t.co/V0sHtXTT3b via @YouTube — Helen’s not his type_5calls.org (@Cruellaisdevine) September 18, 2019
  • David Koch legacy - Death and destruction: this is David Koch’s sad legacy👉 Anarcho-capitalism was the real cancer plaguing the billionaire libertarian. And it spread across universities, halls of Congress and the White House https://t.co/y0k6vF6eVk — seeshell (@Tentoads4truth) September 15, 2019
  • MacLean to Salem State - Nancy MacLean will be speaking at Salem State University in Salem, MA on March 5. Details to follow. Get in Touch with us:
  • Kochs & Chemical Safety - Koch brothers and Saudi oil execs lobbied Trump to remove chemical plant safety rules https://t.co/Iu3grPt5d4 — seeshell (@Tentoads4truth) October 17, 2018 pic.twitter.com/kfcWgmLlNg — seeshell (@Tentoads4truth) October 17, 2018 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has no “compelling case” to cut ties with Saudi Arabia following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but it’s unlikely to pursue […]
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  • Kochs influence on Trump - from IBT 6/20/2017 Why The Koch Brothers Have So Much Influence On Trump: It Starts With Pence By Lydia O’Neal On 6/20/17 at 6:14 PM EDT Billionaire oil and gas magnates Charles and David Koch may not have supported President Donald Trump on the campaign trail, but the reality-star-turned-commander-in-chief is filling his senior White House […]
  • Koch / ALEC in Wisconsin - from Washington Post
  • Koch Plutocracy – Guardian - The Koch brothers tried to build a plutocracy in the name of freedom by Nathan Robinson
  • Koch’s legacy is system of dark money - From the Salem News 8/28/19
  • On the Death of David Koch - From UnKoch My Campus https://www.unkochmycampus.org/statement-on-david-kochs-death “Over the course of David Koch’s lifetime, he and his brother Charles invested the wealth they derived from their corporation, Koch Industries, into an expansive infrastructure of political influence. Koch’s wealth underwrote the creation and growth of university research centers, think-tanks, and astro-turf advocacy organizations that are alive and active […]
  • Article V Convention to Amend US Constitution - From an email from Common Cause: Frank, you should know who just got put in charge of the dangerous, right-wing plot to call a disastrous Article V convention to amend the U.S. Constitution. It’s none other than Scott Walker — the former Wisconsin governor who’s gained a national reputation for siding with corporate power and […]
  • Links to Important Sites - UnKoch My Campus “a campaign to expose and expel undue donor influence in Academia” Koch Docs Documents about Charles Koch and his Agenda The Desmog Blog “Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science“ The Las Vegas Nonfiction Book Club
  • Undemocratic Assumption - From the New York Times – America holds onto an undemocratic assumption from its founding: that some people deserve more power than others By Jamelle Bouie AUG. 14, 2019 Excerpts: “The debt-limit standoff was a case study of a fundamental change within the Republican Party after Obama took office in 2009. Republicans would either win […]
  • Study Guide to DIC - Carl Davidson created a 21 page illustrated study guide to Democracy in Chains
  • Koch Bros, Climate & Docs - Check out Koch Docs! http://kochdocs.org/collection-index/ The DeSmog Network database link
  • Koch Front Groups - https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Portal:Front_groups
  • Cato closes its climate shop - https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060419123
  • The White-Supremacist Roots of America’s Libertarian Right - http://inthesetimes.com/article/20304/Charles-Koch-economics-Nancy-Maclean-book-James-Buchanan-racism-education
  • UU Church – August 4, 2019 - We are connected. To one another, to the church, to our community, to institutions within our community, to our state, our country, to all countries and peoples, to all living things, and to the universe itself. This compels us to engage in struggles for justice, including the struggle for the future of this country and […]
  • What do the Kochs want? - from https://www.sanders.senate.gov/koch-brothers As a result of the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision, billionaires and large corporations can now spend an unlimited amount of money to influence the political process. Perhaps, the biggest winners of Citizens United are Charles and David Koch, owners of the second-largest privately run business in America Koch Industries. Among other […]
  • Shame award for Koch Industries -
  • Greenpeace & the Kochs - Greenpeace alone has six distinct topic sections on Koch brothers’ and Koch Industries strategies focusing on disregard and harm to the environment: Koch Industries itself, climate deniers, climate pollution, Koch on campuses, Kochtopus, climate opposition funding. Does not include various articles listed below search results: Google Search results Koch brothers + Greenpeacehttps://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=Green+Peace+Koch+brothers
  • Freedom’s just another word - Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose  Nothin’, don’t mean nothin’ hon’ if it ain’t free FREEDOM – for you? For me? For everyone?  The root of the Koch challenge is their view that freedom for us, for the 99% means less freedom for them.  It means that they have to share. Why […]
  • New site, need help! - I am putting up this web site about the Koch Network which poses an existential threat to our planet and to democracy. They are the main funders of Climate Denial, they oppose public education, medicare, social security, and democracy itself. If you can help, please contact me! Relevant sites: http://www.fieldguidetodemocracy.org/movement-organizations/ Your Priorities, Iceland https://yrpri.org/domain/3
  • Political activities of Koch Brothers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_activities_of_the_Koch_brothers
  • Kochs on Youtube - Youtube — Countless videos on the Kochs — most informative and critical — sorting only for over those 20 minutes in length. These are documentaries, exposes, activists, and podcasts. Speaking of podcasts there are additional venues for podcast series which I didn’t check. These too are available.https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=koch+brothers&sp=EgIYAg%253D%253D
  • Greenpeace and The Koch Network - Greenpeace alone has six distinct topic sections on Koch brothers’ and Koch Industries strategies focusing on disregard and harm to the environment: Koch Industries itself, climate deniers, climate pollution, Koch on campuses, Kochtopus, climate opposition funding. Does not include various articles listed below search results: Google Search results Koch brothers + Greenpeacehttps://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=Green+Peace+Koch+brothers
  • Kochs on You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=koch+brothers&sp=EgIYAg%253D%253D
  • Trump links to Koch Network - https://medium.com/lobby99/trump-sets-up-alec-administration-e6d00be457d2
  • Un-Chain our Democracy! - Nancy MacLean’s book, Democracy in Chains, must be read by anyone who cares about our democracy, environment, schools, health care, or freedom. Much of our federal government, many of our state governments, and much of our judiciary are “in chains” of the 0.1%, the Koch Network of billionaires and their dozens of lobbying and political […]