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Charles Koch Gave $90 Million to Influence Higher Ed in the South

Alex Kotch Facing South
The proposed center at WCU is part of a long campaign by Koch to influence higher education. The Charles Koch Foundation along with three other groups led by Koch gave nearly $108 million to 366 colleges and universities from 2005 to 2014, finds an Institute for Southern Studies investigation, building on research by Greenpeace.

Playing God - The Rebirth of Family Capitalism or How the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson, Sam Walton, Bill Gates, and Other Billionaires Are Undermining America

By Steve Fraser TomDispatch
Think of this as the year that democracy of, by, and for the billionaires shall not perish from the Earth. In other words, these days, if you have billions of dollars, you can shout from the skies and the rest of us have to listen. They are: Sheldon Adelson, Charles and David Koch, Sam Walton, Rupert Murdoch, Linda McMahon, or hedge fund honchos like John Paulson and Steven Cohen.

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A Principle Is A Terrible Thing to Waste

Lee A. Saunders Huffington Post
Lee Saunders, President of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees writes in a letter to Dr. Michael Lomax, President of the United Negro College Fund that the union is halting all contributions to the fund and requesting that its affiliate locals do the same. President Saunders writes that this is a result of the fund accepting $25 million dollars from Charles and David Koch as well as speaking at their summit meeting in California. Pres

America's Koch Problem

In this new video from MoveOn.org Political Action, Robert Reich unpacks the Koch brothers' influence network, and how the Koch brothers are trying to use their wealth to impose their self-interested agenda on the rest of us.

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Who Is Behind the National Right to Work Committee and its Anti-Union Crusade?

Jay Riestenberg and Mary Bottari The Progressive
If the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of a lawsuit filed by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, every state in the country would essentially turn into an anti-union "right to work" state, which would be a significant blow to public sector unions' collective bargaining efforts and also complicate thousands of existing contracts between organized workers and municipalities, cities, counties, and states across the country.

The Scariest Man in America

Paul Buchheit Common Dreams
Scary because ... over 100 bills introduced in 2013, backed by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and heavily funded by the Kochs, seek to drive down wages, benefits, and worker rights.
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