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Tidbits - Aug. 29, 2019 - Reader Comments: Sanders Political Revolution; Global Authoritarianism; Immigrant Workers; Jews Disloyal; David Koch; Puerto Rico; Kashmir; Neoliberalism; Socialist Labor Activism; Climate Strike; Fall Calendar;

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Reader Comments: Sanders Political Revolution; Global Authoritarianism; White Supremacy and Terrorism; Immigrant Workers; Jews Disloyal ?!?; David Koch; Puerto Rico; Kashmir; Neoliberalism; Socialist Labor Activism; Climate Strike; Fall Calendar;

David Koch Escaped the Climate Hell He Helped Create

Brian Kahn Gizmodo
head shot of David Koch Climate change is a form of violence that will largely affect people with little power to address it or relatively little role in creating it. Death is an escape hatch for David Koch while the rest of us are left scrambling...

Non-Profits Demand Museums Oust Koch For Funding Misinformation on Climate Science

Neela Banerjee InsideClimate News
Fifteen non-profits launched a petition on March 23 calling on the Smithsonian's American Museum of Natural History and the Natural History Museum of New York to remove David Koch from their boards of trustees because "he bankrolls groups that deny climate science." Serious questions are being raised about institutions that accept money from donors whose business and political dealings are in direct opposition to the institutions' missions.

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.

Why the Rich and Powerful Can't Stand Public Broadcasters

Antony Loewenstein theguardian.com
Public broadcasting is under attack for elitism and bias in the UK, US and Australia. But the critics' real agenda is clear: the expansion of corporate influence into our most trusted media.
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