This is a social network map of agents involved in the global warming "debate"  / denial


Most important actors are in RED CAPS, then lower case red, then green, then yellow.

4/21 14042 nodes 146169 brainzip 724 KB

4/20 13,195 nodes, 129K 30K activations

11,558 nodes 107.497 links 719

 9,578 nodes 85.6 K relationships 6/18  4/19 10,950 101K

Color coding of link relationships is just starting, but essential money is green, support is purple, and antagonism is red.

You can also sort by tags (small white terms to right on node name) by searching for them:  Uber are most important, pioneers are early, Mod is moderating/balancing feedback etc


 best text intro: book chapter: Polarysis (28 pp) 2014


The Source of Denial: The History of the Rise of the 1% | Occupy San Jose 1/2012  (90 min.)

Video version:


a more in-depth  text version: 

The Source of Denial: The Role of Climate Change Discourse in Disabling Moderating Influences in American Political System (2012) 64pp


Going to the Darkside (offensive tactics):

  Darkside overview: video :  introduction of Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything. (20 min) map orientation 5 min in;  scary thesis 7 min; 11:30 five suppressions.



see alt media




DN democ

the conversation









morano2 lost 8/12/17 8,657   zip leno/external


folder only icon?




mac says last mod june 22 17  blank no that's main


mac blank


chem tag zombie by am cyn 8/8

8652 nodes leno

peabody coal 2 8/17

--- suppression



Hillsdale college


tag zombie?


DCI FLS connect trump

roy blunt evil many many tags

effective agents

crisis mgmt: sam singer sf master of disaster

issa target meta-analysis

jrnl fail

ideol entre: tozzi





notes lost 7/25 esa2 not on mac


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8415 5/17 pwl mem recover (1216 unzipped, beware)

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11/16 pro acct. dump old java --> synch  personal 65,787     7,721 nodes

10/16 7912 redo search index

9/16 synch fails   7681  65k

8/16 7,531 63.4 K  7589

forced re-sync to july? rove tag --> gps

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6/25/16 zip 7,259 60K

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5/21/14 4,883,   36,234  webodec514 upstr

3/28/14 bk dnstr 4,685, 34.6K connections

1/25/14 bk to leno/usb?

12/13 4,349  32,345 links

11/13 4,219 nodes 31.5 K links, 3276 notes, 123 tags

8/27/13 recover uscoc2 4001

8/20 to F 3,956

8/6/13 3,859, 28,541


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70 kilobyte webodecM 6/14/13 on F

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 3,125 nodes, 21,781 conns, backed up to f drive 4/5/13

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archive zip 9/10/12

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3/23/13 zip 313 3,034 20K links



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 RESEARCH TOOLS (see also funder)

Use this page to access the more advanced search engine that DocumentCloud provides. These are the same documents that are on the front page of the Anti-Environmental Archive.  Narrow your search by using these categories:

Group Types   Anti-Environmental Issues   Trade Associations/Corporate Front Groups   Key Individuals







Examining Duke Energy using Violation Tracker, the first online data set to track corporate misconduct across federal agencies, the public can see that between 2010 and 2015, Duke Energy and its subsidiaries were subject to 20 penalties totaling a whopping $112,150,534. 12/15 9/15

Powerbase is a guide to networks of power, lobbying, public relations and the communications activities of governments and other interests. It is a project of Public Interest Investigations and SpinwatchRead more...

Alcohol | Climate | Counter-Terrorism | Counterjihad | Finance Lobbying | Foodspin | Fracking | GMWatch |Health | Israel Lobby | Lobbying | MEPedia | Mining and Metals | Neoconservatives | Northern Ireland |Nuclear Spin | Pharma | Propaganda | The Revolving Door | Schools | Scotland | Spooks | State Violence and Collusion Project | Terror Expertise | Think Tanks | Water | and hosting since 2015...the Undercover Research Group |

 undercover operations exposed involve two Special Branch units that focused on protest groups and what would in the 2000s be given the name Domestic Extremism. These were the Special Demonstration Squad, operating since 1968, and the National Public Order Intelligence Unit. The lack of supervision and oversight of their undercover police operations has led to more than a dozen official inquiries, most of which are internal and confidential. Convictions of campaigners have been overturned, and declared unsafe because it had not been disclosed that undercover police officers were at the heart of activities, and it is highly likely that further convictions will be challenged. A number of court cases have been initiated bywomen tricked into intimate relationships with undercover agents (and in a few cases having children by them. Hearings in Parliament have questioned the more extreme methods employed, such as the use of death certificates of children to provide a false identity for the spies involved; while using Parliamentary Privilege, Green MP Caroline Lucas has accused one spy of being an agent provocateur, committing arson while an activist with the Animal Liberation Front.

Elsewhere another officer, Peter Francis, came forward with details of how the undercover police were used to smear theStephen Lawrence family. It has become apparent that a culture of abuse grew up around the units involved in covert policing and how that intelligence was used. So much so, that a public inquiry was announced in 2014. eur networks

 great $:  EPA docs  8/15

koch database: dataviz omn bills (nit vetted)


now personal finance/stock trades;


part of


from  UK navigator for ngo


great resource:



===  gives voted with and ~ most




see social networks node, as well as Wheregoodideas.txt:


Ruef at Stanford found that creative ppl have broad network diverse 166 // Ron Burt found innovation in ppl who bridge "structural holes" between tightly knot clusters 167 (U of Chic studying RAytheon! Chapter 7 The Social Capital of Structural Holes Ronald S. Burt

Structural Holes and Good Ideas



The Network of Global Corporate Control



A University of Zurich study 'proves' that a small group of companies - mainly banks - wields huge power over the global economy.

The study is the first to look at all 43,060 transnational corporations and the web of ownership between them - and created a 'map' of 1,318 companies at the heart of the global economy.

The study found that 147 companies formed a 'super entity' within this, controlling 40 per cent of its  wealth. All own part or all of one another. Most are banks - the top 20 includes Barclays and Goldman Sachs. But the close connections mean that the network could be vulnerable to collapse.

'In effect, less than one per cent of the companies were able to control 40 per cent of the entire network,' says James Glattfelder, a complex systems theorist at the Swiss Federal Institute in Zurich, who co-wrote the research, to be published in the journal PLoS One.

Some of the assumptions underlying the study have come in for criticism - such as the idea that ownership equates to control. But the Swiss researchers have no axe to grind: they simply applied mathematical models usually used to model natural systems to the world economy, using data from Orbis 2007, a database listing 37 million companies and investors.

Economists such as John Driffil of the University of London, a macroeconomics expert, told New Scientist that the value of its study wasn't to see who controlled the global economy, but the tight connections between the world's largest companies.

The financial collapse of 2008 showed that such tightly-knit networks can be unstable.

'If one company suffers distress,' Glattfelder says, 'This propagates.'

The research requires more analysis, but it could be used to look for the weaknesses in the network of global wealth, and prevent future financial disaster.

Looking at 'connectedness' also puts paid to conspiracy theories about the world's wealth - companies connect to highly connected companies for business reasons, rather than world domination.

The 'core' of 147 companies also represents too many interests to wield real political power - but it could act 'as one' to defend common interests. Sadly for market reformers, resisting change may be one such common interest.

Click here to read more.



ccrept:  hmn, aggregator


RIP namebase,+Allen+W.

















The Power Elite

Now that the upper class, corporate community, and policy-planning network have been defined and described, it is possible to discuss the leadership group that I call the "power elite." I define the power elite as the leadership group of the upper class. It consists of active-working members of the upper class and high-level employees in profit and nonprofit institutions controlled by members of the upper class through stock ownership, financial support, or involvement on the board of directors. This does not mean that all members of the upper class are involved in governing. Some are only playboys and socialites; their social gatherings may provide a setting where members of the power elite mingle with celebrities, and sometimes they give money to political candidates, but that is about as close as they come to political power.

Conversely, not all those involved in the power elite are members of the upper class. They are sons and daughters of the middle class, and occasionally, the blue-collar working class, who do well at any one of several hundred private and state universities, and then go to grad school, MBA school, or law school at one of a handful of elite universities -- e.g., Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, MIT, Johns Hopkins, University of Chicago, and Stanford. From there they go to work for a major corporation, law firm, foundation, think tank, or university, and slowly work their way to the top.

The idea of the power elite intertwines class theory and organizational theory, two theories which are often thought of as distinctive or even as rivals. The basis for the intertwining of the two theories is to be found in the role and composition of the boards of directors that govern every large profit and nonprofit organization in the United States. It is on boards of directors that the values and goals of the upper class are integrated with those of the organizational hierarchy. Upper-class directors insure that their interests are infused into the organizations they control, but the day-to-day organizational leaders on the board are able to harmonize class interests with organizational principles.

It is important to stress that I am not saying that all experts are members of the power elite. People have to be high-level employees in institutions controlled by members of the upper class to be considered part of the power elite. Receiving a fellowship from a foundation, spending a year at a think tank, or giving advice to a policy-discussion organization does not make a person a member of the power elite. It also may be useful to note that there are many experts who never go near the policy-planning network. They focus on their teaching and research, or work for groups that oppose the policies of the power elite. In short, experts and advisers are a separate group just below the power elite in the pecking order.


With the composition of the power elite clearly stated, it is now possible to show how it dominates the federal government in the interest of the upper class and corporate community.

The Power Elite and Government

Members of the power elite directly involve themselves in the federal government through three basic processes, each of which has a slightly different role in ensuring "access" to the White House, Congress, and specific agencies, departments, and committees in the executive branch. Although some of the same people are involved in all three processes, most leaders specialize in one or two of the three processes. These three processes are:

  1. The special-interest process, through which specific families, corporations, and industrial sectors are able to realize their narrow and short-run interests on taxes, subsidies, and regulation in their dealings with congressional committees, regulatory bodies, and executive departments;
  2. The policy-making process, through which the policies developed in the policy-planning network described earlier are brought to the White House and Congress;
  3. The candidate selection process, through which members of the power elite influence electoral campaigns by means of campaign donations to political candidates.

Power elite domination of the federal government can be seen most directly in the workings of the corporate lobbyists, backroom super-lawyers, and industry-wide trade associations that represent the interests of specific corporations or business sectors. This special-interest process is based in varying combinations of information, gifts, insider dealing, friendship, and, not least, promises of lucrative private jobs in the future for compliant government officials. This is the aspect of business-government relations described by journalists and social scientists in their case studies. While these studies show that the special interests usually get their way, the conflict that sometimes erupts within this process, occasionally pitting one corporate sector against another, reinforces the image of widely shared and fragmented power in America, including the image of a divided corporate community. Moreover, there are some defeats suffered by the corporate rich in the special-interest process. For example, laws that improved auto safety standards were passed over automobile industry objections in the 1970s, as were standards of water cleanliness opposed by the paper and chemical industries.



The Organization of Denial: Conservative Think Tanks and Environmental Scepticism



Co-authored with Riley E. Dunlap and Mark Freeman published in the journal Environmental Politics, June 2008







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Media Research Center: $6 million annual budget

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      Resources for studying the right-wing movement:
        Right Wing Research Center [140], People for the American Way Foundation

        Media Transparency [141], The Money Behind the Media

        Resources For Studying Right-Wing Funding & Policy-Making [142], Public Eye

    ��   Greenwash [143], Clary-Meuser Research Network

        An Internet Guide to Power Structure Research [144],

        Theocracy Watch [145],

        Center for Media and Democracy [146]

 ��      SourceWatch [147]

        Right Web [148],

            "Right Web explores the many ties that link the right-wing movement's main players, organizations, corporate supporters, educational institutions, and government representatives to each other in a new architecture of power."



amazing commonweal biblio:


Conservative Movement