Meet the Koch Brothers’ Future Union-Busters

This is your Governor on Koch sign at Topeka, Kansas rally -photo by Marion Dyer

The union-busting billionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch, are right now shaping the union-busters of the future through their Koch Associate Program. Check out this informational video on the one-year Koch program. See if you can understand what it is they actually do. Here’s how one program manager describes it:

Our long-term vision is to have folks engaged in roles that contribute to the advancement of what we call the science of liberty.

Just what do they mean by “science of liberty”? The Kochs fund a vast propaganda network. Does “liberty” mean buying politicians like Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker so they can strip workers of their collective bargaining rights.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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