Ben Hillman

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Ben Hillman is a film maker, designer, author and illustrator who loves subatomic particles and Betty Boop. After obsessing for years about the evils of mass manipulation, Ben decided to do it himself by forming Ben Hillman & Company – realizing his boyhood dream of messing with the minds of the general public (as well as making films and writing and illustrating books). Ben lives in the beautiful Berkshire hills of Massachusetts with his wife Amy and daughter Maizy. He is a member of the Sheffield Tree Project and the Antarctican Society.

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ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017 - Aaron David Miller, a former Middle East peace negotiator for Republican and Democratic presidents, warned on CNN: "Jerusalem is a tinderbox, waiting for a match."

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 - President Donald Trump’s accusation that a federal watchdog has devastated the financial industry is unsupported by the evidence that banks like best: profits.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Monday, 27 Nov 2017 - "There can be no truly open internet without net neutrality. To believe otherwise is to be captive to special interest power brokers." -- Former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 - The top national security official dismissed the president variously as an “idiot” and a “dope” with the intelligence of a “kindergartner,” the sources said.

EDGECAST VIDEO: Sandisfield pipeline protest at TD Bank

Thursday, 2 Nov 2017 - "We demand TD Bank stop using our money to fund tar sands pipelines that our communities and planet cannot afford. We call on our neighbors, elected officials, and pension managers to close all accounts with TD Bank unless they immediately stop financing tar sands pipelines." -- Divest the Globe statement

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Friday, 13 Oct 2017 - While most residents endured another day without power and many without water or other basic services in the wake of Hurricane Maria, Mr. Trump upbraided Puerto Rico’s leadership.

Concert attire (revised)

Wednesday, 4 Oct 2017 - The author has now reworded the graphic for clarity. His original intent was certainly not to make light of mass murder. It was to show the absurdity of the NRA’s position that arming the population is a better solution to gun violence than any type of gun regulation.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 - President Trump had international affairs on his mind Tuesday morning. It was really only a matter of time before the president chimed in on the Emmy Awards. 

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Wednesday, 6 Sep 2017 - If Congress fails to act, immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children could face deportation as early as March 6 to countries where many left at such young ages that they have no memory of them.