By Jessica Pieklo at Care2 Either the pressure is finally starting to get to David and Charles Koch, or thanks to Citizens United we really have dove down to the bottom of the rabbit hole in terms of advertising and accountability. The Kochs are trying hard to avoid testifying before Congress on their connection to [...]
By Jessica Pieklo at Care2 Billionaire conservative activists Charles and David Koch are pulling out all the stops to try and deny a link between Koch Industries and the politically controversial Keystone XL Pipeline and Canadian tar sands. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) invited the Kochs to testify before Congress about their leverage in the project [...]
by Prof Juan Cole at Informed Comment The Wall Street Journal carried a plaintive piece about how the poor far right wing oil billionaires David and Charles Koch (who bring you everything from science denial, to the Keystone XL pipeline– which is not as dead as you might like it to be– to secret funding [...]
By Erin Schikowski at The Nation In this clip by Robert Greenwald and the Brave New Foundation, Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) invites the Koch brothers to testify before Congress regarding their stake in the Keystone XL Pipeline. Visit Koch Brothers Exposed to sign the petition asking Waxman to haul the brothers before Congress.
The latest Koch Brothers Exposed video calls out the Kochs for their distorted philanthropic giving — requiring Koch-friendly professors drill Ayn Rand ideology into students in exchange for donations — and particularly at Florida State University. What’s happening to academia in Florida and the more than 150 American colleges and universities demands national attention — [...]
A new, must-see video short exposes how Charles and David Koch, the wealthy conservative businessmen who fund a number of right-wing causes, are curtailing intellectual freedom and independence at our colleges and universities — even by buying off departments and controlling the professor hiring process. From our friends at Brave New Foundation, the video “Are The Koch Brothers [...]
Lila Garrett and Robert Greenwald discuss Brave New Foundation’s new Koch Brothers Exposed investigation on voter suppression. How can the Kochs potentially disenfranchise over 21 million Americans?
by Ari Berman at The Nation Today residents of Mississippi will decide whether voters must produce a government-issued ID in order to cast a ballot and voters in Maine will choose whether to keep or overturn a new law banning election day voter registration, which had previously been on the books since 1973. These votes [...]
by Judith Browne Dianis at CNN.com Editor’s note: Judith Browne Dianis is one of the nation’s leading voting rights litigators and is co-director of Advancement Project, a next generation civil rights organization that focuses on issues of democracy and race. (CNN) – Today millions of people will go to the polls to vote in state and local elections. As they [...]
by Prof Juan Cole at Informed Comment Robert Greenwald’s Brave New Films exposes the most aggressive interference in the ability of Americans to vote since sheriffs in the Deep South stopped giving African-Americans that Latin exam. The number of states in which there has been a tightening of voter i.d. requirements, which are arguably unconstitutional, has tripled [...]