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October 09 2013

surveyork
16:32

October 06 2013

surveyork
14:02

WGBH produces more than two-thirds of the nationally distributed programs broadcast by PBS, including Masterpiece, NOVA, and Frontline. An anti-science propagandist like David Koch should not have any role overseeing NOVA, or any other WGBH programming.

Until recently, David Koch also sat on the Board of WNET, New York City’s PBS affiliate. While he was on the Board, WNET aired "Park Avenue," a film focused on the money, power, and inequality associated with New York's wealthiest residents, which included David Koch. In an unheard of concession to its Board member, Koch was offered an opportunity to write a statement rebutting the program that aired immediately after the broadcast. Not only that, the agency of public television that curated "Park Avenue," ITVS, pulled its funding from another film "Citizen Koch," apparently due to concerns that it would upset WNET and David Koch.

This clear example of how Koch’s oversight can lead to journalistic self-censorship shows that he does not belong on the WGBH board. Sign the petition and keep up the fight to hold the Koch Brothers accountable:

"Remove David Koch from WGBH’s board of trustees and ensure that public broadcasting remains independent from the influence of radical climate change denial and right-wing attacks on education."

August 19 2012

surveyork
07:21

Between 2006-2012 (so far) the Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate (F.I.R.E.) sector has invested a total of $4.2 billion in political power and influence including:

    • $829 million in congressional campaign contributions
    • $181 million in presidential campaign contributions
    • $2.8 billion in lobbying with over 18,400 lobbyists
  • Wall Street has spent $1,331 dollars per minute, every minute since 2006, to gain political influence.
  • F.I.R.E. sector campaign contributions and heavy lobbying of both parties are used to foster industry-loyal voting practices in Congress.
  • An average of 74% Senate Finance Committee votes matched the F.I.R.E. industry lobby position for seven bills examined; the total Senate’s average ‘industry loyalty rate’ matched the F.I.R.E. lobby position 66% of the time for the same bills.
  • To ‘put out the F.I.R.E.’ voters must expose and challenge the toxic campaign money from Wall Street that is putting corporate profits over the needs of a healthy democracy.

July 30 2012

surveyork
07:20

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering historic standards on industrial carbon pollution from new power plants. These standards would limit (for the first time) the amount of carbon pollution new and existing power plants can emit. The oil and coal industries are spending insane amounts of money to try and block these new rules, but we're not going to let them drown out our voices.

Over two million Americans are taking part in the largest EPA petition effort in history. Are you one of them? This has become a showdown between our voices and their money, and it's time to turn up the pressure.

May 09 2012

surveyork
20:44

A network of ultra-conservative groups is ramping up an offensive on multiple fronts to turn the American public against wind farms and Barack Obama's energy agenda.

A number of rightwing organisations, including Americans for Prosperity, which is funded by the billionaire Koch brothers, are attacking Obama for his support for solar and wind power. The American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec), which also has financial links to the Kochs, has drafted bills to overturn state laws promoting wind energy.

Now a confidential strategy memo seen by the Guardian advises using "subversion" to build a national movement of wind farm protesters.

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