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18 May, 2023

How Bezos gets richer exploiting Amazon drivers

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How Bezos gets richer by exploiting Amazon drivers

"Amazon Delivery Drivers Unionized. Now They Have to Prove They Work For Amazon." - VICE

"The Teamsters say that Amazon is in “complete control” of the conditions which caused drivers to organize. Amazon has declined to bargain. "The Amazon Delivery Service Partners (DSP) truly appears to be concerned about the safety and the working conditions of their drivers,” said Randy Korgan, the director of the Teamsters’ Amazon Division. “They're just fed up. Every DSP operator I have talked to is exasperated.”- VICE

Worker or contractor? "For workers there to be considered independent contractors, they must satisfy three conditions: The worker must be free from the company’s “control and direction,” perform work that’s outside the company’s usual business, and be engaged in an “independently established trade.” - VOX

Judge for yourself with this relationship map.
- Who defines delivery routes?
- Who picks the vans to be used?
- Who picks the authorized repair facilities?
- Who defines how many packages have to be delivered per day?
- Who defines the hourly pay rate for the drivers?

Follow the exploitation

Jeff Bezos gets richer by exploiting Amazon drivers.

Battle Tested strategies

"A group of 84 workers at Amazon’s warehouse in Palmdale, California, won voluntary recognition by Battle-Tested Strategies, a third-party delivery contractor, to be represented by the Teamsters. That allows the workers and the Teamsters to sidestep the union election process, which can be challenging and last for many months. Battle-Tested Strategies is one of the legions of third-party delivery firms contracted by Amazon to shuttle packages to shoppers’ doorsteps. Amazon launched the Delivery Service Partner program in 2018, recruiting small businesses to help grow its in-house logistics operations and further its goal of speeding up deliveries." - CNBC

Am I going to make it home, make it through this day?

“The vans we have—it's a big metal container. In the extreme heat it can get upwards of 130, 135 degrees inside the van,” said Singh. “You walk in, and it’s sweltering, the wave of heat that hits you—the only comparison I can give you is like walking into an oven, because it’s that nasty dry heat. You feel like you’re just getting cooked back there. I go through 10-12 bottles of water a day, and I urinate once.” 

“Last summer, there were a couple of times I was getting dizzy, and started seeing spots, feeling like I was going to black out,” he continued. “When you’re in here and you get those feelings like you’re gonna pass out at any moment—I’m worried, am I going to make it home, make it through this day? Am I going to end up being hospitalized?” - VICE

Bezos exploits Amazon drivers to get richer

Amazon Division

"The Teamsters also recently opened an Amazon division, which is responsible for overseeing unionization efforts at Amazon and preventing the company from getting a bigger foothold in rural communities. In one town on Long Island, New York, Teamsters organizing helped prevent Amazon from building a warehouse that would destroy a community’s only access to greenspace. “After engaging in bargaining, engaging in information requests, engaging in understanding of the relationship between Amazon and the Delivery Serivce Partner (DSP) —Amazon has complete control,” said Randy Korgan, the director of the Teamsters’ Amazon Division and director of organizing for Teamsters Joint Council 42."

The union says it intends to improve pay and working conditions in Amazon to match the industry standard, as Amazon’s injury rate has frequently been reported to be double the industry rate.

The union contract is specifically for the relationship between the drivers and the DSP. However, Korgan said, “There's language in the contract that obviously drives at the subject that Amazon's in control.” - Vice

Hiding behind subcontractor relationship

“If Amazon is able to get away with ignoring the workers’ decision and hiding behind the subcontractor relationships, then I’m afraid we’ll have yet another story of the failure of American labor law,” said Benjamin Sachs, a labor professor at Harvard Law School. “If this leads to a recognition that these drivers are Amazon employees, joint employees, then this could be massively important.”

The National Labor Relations Board will likely have to decide is whether Amazon terminated the contract with BTS in order to avoid working with a union, something that would be illegal if they were considered employees. Amazon mentioned that the company had a “track record of failing to perform” but didn’t respond to questions about when exactly it told BTS it was terminating the contract and whether the e-commerce company had been aware of union organizing before then. BTS didn’t respond to an interview request.

Randy Korgan, the Amazon division director for the Teamsters, said the delivery drivers had been involved in “concerted activity” for the last year and a half, in which they communicated with their contractor and Amazon regarding their issues about heat — they frequently deliver packages in near 100-degree weather — and vehicle safety.

Teamsters previously unionized Amazon delivery drivers in Michigan in 2017, but they never achieved a union contract. The union alleged that their subcontracting company and Amazon illegally fired workers in retaliation for unionizing, but Amazon was able to escape blame by saying it wasn’t their employer, and the subcontracting company closed up shop in the state shortly after. “Workers are much more active today in their pursuit to exercise their rights,” Korgan said. - VOX

Organize for economic justice like the workers at Amazon

Teamsters Amazon Division

The Teamsters Union Amazon Division, a new arm of North America’s strongest union dedicated to uniting Amazon employees, securing more workplace protections in the warehouse and logistics industry, and defending workers from the unchecked exploitation of one of the world’s most dangerous employers. The Teamsters Union is home to 1.2 million workers, including 340,000 UPS employees, most of whom perform the same roles as Amazon workers. The wages, benefits, and retirement security of UPS Teamsters are protected by the union’s national master agreement, the single largest union contract in the world.

Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien announced Randy Korgan as director of the new Amazon Division. Korgan brings three decades of industry expertise and organizing leadership to the national program, which immediately establishes a sophisticated Teamster infrastructure of union officers, seasoned organizers, and volunteer coordinators across the U.S. and Canada. Learn more.

TakeAway: Organize and vote to end billionaires rigging the system to get richer by exploiting their workers.

Deepak
DemLabs

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18 Sep’ 2023

Ken Paxton acquitted: Follow the money and threats behind the ruling

Anything goes when you have a gerrymandered legislature that puts MAGA Republicans above the law. "Paxton had an extramarital affair with a woman whom he later...

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15 Sep’ 2023

Business lobbyists complain exploited autoworkers are on strike: Follow the money.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a lobbying group complains that exploited autoworkers are on strike. What is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce? Who funds the Chmaber? Who...

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14 Sep’ 2023

Driving Change: UAW Stands Up To Big Three Automakers Corporate Greed

When do federal bailouts end and corporate greed takes over? America spent about $80 billion to rescue GM, Chrysler, and their auto-part suppliers when they were...

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13 Sep’ 2023

Jokers have taken America hostage Batman!

How does criminally indicted George Santos get to take social programs hostage while still getting paid himself? "MAGA Republicans will continue to be paid salaries during a government...

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12 Sep’ 2023

Billionaires buyout the Supreme Court: What does this mean for you?

Billionaires measure what they get in return on their investment by measuring the RETURN ON INVESTMENT or ROI. So what do you think a billionaire gets...

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11 Sep’ 2023

Another MAGA Coup Against Democracy

On the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack, American democracy is again in danger. This threat is domestic and is an even bigger threat to American...

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10 Sep’ 2023

Charting the Coup Plotters: A Visual Relationship Map

How do you track of the coup plotters behind the scheme to overthrow American democracy? Indictments provide a lot of details, but understanding all the facts...

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9 Sep’ 2023

Virginia Election Info: Your Way, Your Say!

There's a LOT at stake in the upcoming Virginia election. Virginians deserve to know how the election will make their lives better or worse, and make...

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5 Sep’ 2023

Homer leads Presidential Polls: Unmasking the Fishy Side of Murdoch’s Polls

Could Homer really be leading the Presidential polls? It all depends on who's conducting the poll. A recent Wall Street Journal poll announced a 2024 matchup between Biden...

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5 Sep’ 2023

Fair Wages on the Map: How Union Organizing is Changing the Game

Union timidity is finally coming to an end. "Union organizers have won at Starbucks, Amazon, Trader Joe’s, REI, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Ben & Jerry’s and...

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3 Sep’ 2023

Follow the money Big Pharma spends on lobbying to keep drug prices high

He who pays the piper, calls the tune. What's the connection between sky high drug prices and the millions that Big Pharma spends on lobbying to...

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2 Sep’ 2023

Virginia Handmaid’s Tale: Christian Nationalists Defund Public Schools

Abortions outlawed. Women banned from reading. Trans community attacked... Nope. Not Gilead from the Handmaid's Tale. This is Virginia today where Republican Christian Nationalists push their...

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1 Sep’ 2023

Virginia Votes: The App That Puts Democracy in Your Hands

Improve voter turnout by making it easier for voters to get the information they need. Voters face many hurdles to voting in Virginia: fewer polling locations,...

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1 Sep’ 2023

How to vacation for free like a Supreme Court Justice with billionaire friends

Want to vacation in luxury on private jets and mega yachts in exotic locations for free? Use this map to see how Supreme Court Justices do...

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29 Aug’ 2023

Follow the Big Pharma greed opposing plan to cut prices for 10 vital Medicare drugs

Big pharma CEOs make millions while high drug prices force Americans to choose between paying for medications they need to live or paying for food and...

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28 Aug’ 2023

Justice for Sale: Luxury trips, tax cuts for billionaires and Supreme Court Ethics in United States vs. Moore

United States v. MOORE will decide if billionaires get more tax cuts or pay their fair share of taxes. Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito have taken...

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26 Aug’ 2023

Follow the money behind Vivek Ramaswamy

People in glass houses, shouldn't throw stones. That goes for MAGA Republican candidates too. Ramaswamy accused other Republican Presidential candidates of being “bought and paid for”....

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22 Aug’ 2023

Billionaires vs. Choice: Unmasking the Corruption of Abortion Ban Decisions

How do billionaires get the laws they want? Follow the money! "Trump Judge’s Anti-Abortion Ruling Followed Payments From Group Leading Case. The conservative group arguing the...

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21 Aug’ 2023

Lead Cable Hazards: Telco Greed Puts Children at Risk

How did corporate greed overtake concern for children's health? Consider five recent headlines about lead poisoning, dark money lobbying, the EPA and Supreme Court. And then...

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18 Aug’ 2023

Campaign Better With SMART Maps

Running a campaign with a slate of candidates? Tiny budget? Small non-tech team? Tight deadlines? Use a SMART MAP. The National Women's Political Caucus of Virginia...

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18 Aug’ 2023

American Taliban Bans Abortion Pills

"Extremist Federalist Society Judges Restrict Critical Abortion Pill" How did we get here, when a small group of religious extremists can deny millions of women their...

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17 Aug’ 2023

Unmasking the likely Georgia Unindicted Co-Conspirators

More details emerge about the likely unindicted co-conspirators in Trump's Georgia indictment trial. Good thing that the Kumu software DemLabs is using for this relationship map...

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16 Aug’ 2023

VOTE to fight the REPUBLICAN WAR ON WOMEN

Texas Republicans attack Planned Parenthood with a $1.8 billion lawsuit to close Planned Parenthood clinics. Texas ranks last in the America for women's prenatal healthcare. Where...

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15 Aug’ 2023

Navigate The Legal Web: Follow Trump’s Georgia Indictments With This Relationship Map

Nineteen suspects indicted for dozens of crimes. How do you make sense of them all? Use a relationship map like this one to quickly track who...

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14 Aug’ 2023

Follow Fossil Fuel Billionaires Role In Supreme Court Gutting The EPA To Fires in Hawaii

Why gut the EPA as it fights global warming that is making disasters like Hawaii's fires become more frequent and deadly? When in doubt follow the...

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14 Aug’ 2023

Bankruptcy or Justice? Sackler Billionaires’ Lethal Fortune and the Oxycontin Death Toll.

"Supreme Court Pauses Opioid Settlement With Sacklers" "The Supreme Court temporarily blocked a bankruptcy deal for Purdue Pharma that would have shielded members of the billionaire...

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11 Aug’ 2023

No Room for Ethics. Supreme Court Corruption Map updated Aug 10, 2023

It seems that another Supreme Court justice ethics scandal is uncovered every day... How can you keep track of them all? Who are billionaires making gifts...

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10 Aug’ 2023

How to improve User Interface Design to empower more voters

User interface makes interacting with technology easy and friendly. The iPhone is the ultimate in user interface design. It's easy to learn and fun to engage...

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6 Aug’ 2023

Wheels of Controversy — Clarence Thomas and the RV Affair

"Clarence Thomas’s $267,230 R.V. and the Friend Who Financed It" - NY Times Follow the money, questionable property deals, favors and luxury trips flowing to the...

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4 Aug’ 2023

How To Kill A Train Safety Bill

A Train Safety Bill proposed after a toxic train crash in Ohio is quietly killed. What happened? Follow the money. "The railroad legislation, introduced in the...

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3 Aug’ 2023

Follow Trump Indictment: Interactive Multimedia Guide

Trying to keep track of the indictment charges, conspirators and fake electors? Keeping track of a plot of the coup to overthrow American democracy is hard....

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29 Jul’ 2023

Handy Visual Guide to Trump Lawsuits

Confused by all the lawsuits against Trump? Tracking crimes is hard, especially when they are so many. What were the alleged crimes? Who's involved? What is...

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27 Jul’ 2023

The Privileged Path to Prestigious Colleges — Affirmative Action for the Elite

How have the super rich rigged the system to get their kids into elite colleges and keep your kids out? Follow the money! "Leadership positions in...

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21 Jul’ 2023

Follow the money and people behind RFK Jr.

What's behind a campaign? Follow the money, people and their real agenda! RFK Jr.’s Campaign Coffer Is Getting Stuffed to the Brim by GOP Donors. Of...

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15 Jul’ 2023

Privacy Betrayed: The Disturbing Reality of Weaponized Medical Records

Healthcare is a personal decision between you and your doctor. Bad things happen when politicians weaponize your private medical records. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch (R)...

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13 Jul’ 2023

Selling Out Our Soldiers: The Alarming Role of Defense Contractors in Tuberville’s Anti-Military Campaign

"Totally irresponsible" "President Biden denounced Republican Senator Tuberville’s blockade of hundreds of military nominations as "totally irresponsible." Military promotions are usually routinely approved by Congress, but Tuberville, of Alabama,...

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9 Jul’ 2023

Hidden Gifts, Biased Decisions: Unmasking Billionaire Influence On Clarence Thomas

"Justice Thomas used Supreme courtroom for Horatio Alger Association ceremonies" "At Horatio Alger, Clarence Thomas moved into the inner circle, a cluster of extraordinarily wealthy, largely...

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8 Jul’ 2023

Heatwave Architects: Fossil Fuel Billionaires and Supreme Court Corruption Fuel Climate Crisis

What do record temperatures, fossil fuel billionaires and a corrupt Supreme Court have in common? Follow the money! "Earth reaches hottest day ever recorded 4 days...

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3 Jul’ 2023

Follow the money behind Supreme Court decision to allow discrimination

GOP packed Supreme Court "grants businesses that choose to sell to the public a free speech right to discriminate..." Follow the money and connections behind the...

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30 Jun’ 2023

Follow the money behind NO LABELS

What's really behind a campaign? Follow the money and people. "A third-party presidential ticket can’t win. All of the third party presidential candidates from the last...

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27 Jun’ 2023

Follow the money behind Supreme Court corruption — Dateline June 27, 2023

Trying to understand a scandal? Follow the money. Two new stories about Supreme Court ethics just emerged. I've added them to this FOLLOW THE MONEY relationship...

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21 Jun’ 2023

Supreme Court Fishy Business: Follow The Money

Hedge Fund Billionaire takes Supreme Court Justice on luxury fishing trip who later rules for billionaire getting him $2.4 billion. Who paid for the luxury fishing...

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19 Jun’ 2023

Follow Big Pharma’s Blood Money Greed That’s Price Gouging Americans

Bristol Myers Squibb files lawsuit to block President Biden's plan to lower the cost of soaring drug prices. What's behind the lawsuit? Why is Eliquis made...

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16 Jun’ 2023

Mapping the Republican Attack On National Security & Veterans Benefits

National security documents compromised. Military promotions held hostage. Veterans benefits cut. 'Horrifying': Intel Experts Fear The Human Costs Of Trump's Document Handling. Some of the compromised...

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15 Jun’ 2023

How much do DREAMERS contribute to America?

Dreamers are Americans. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program allows young people to live and work in the only country they’ve called home. Since...

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28 May’ 2023

Military Promotions Held Hostage by MAGA Culture War

"Tuberville Draws Fire For Holding Hundreds Of Military Promotions ‘Hostage’ Over Abortion" - HuffPo "Tuberville has for months refused to support about 200 promotions for military...

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27 May’ 2023

How Harlan Crow profits from Clarence Thomas’ vote to gut the Clean Water Act

"The Supreme Court just gutted the Clean Water Act" - Washington Post "Under the court’s new view, pollution requires a permit only if it is discharged...

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26 May’ 2023

Ken Paxton IMPEACHMENT CASE MAP

"Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton faces impeachment" - Texas Tribune "Paxton, the state’s top lawyer and one of its most powerful and controversial Republicans, has faced criminal...

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23 May’ 2023

The consequences of voting for a third party candidate

"Jill Stein spoiled the 2016 election for Hillary Clinton" "Jill Stein's voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin helped Donald Trump win the White House. Trump's margin...

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20 May’ 2023

MAGA hostage taking threatens your 401K

What does the MAGA created debt crisis mean for you? “Your 401(K) is now a 201(K).” - MSN Many of the same Republicans who took the...

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19 May’ 2023

What’s wrong with Florida State Pensions? Follow the political donations.

"DeSantis Allows Anti-“Woke” Giveaway To Big Wall Street Donors" - The Lever "As private equity donated to groups supporting Ron DeSantis, he oversaw a billion-dollar transfer...

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15 May’ 2023

Why does Musk censor Twitter? Follow the money!

"Musk bows to Turkey's autocratic government, censors Twitter before critical election" - Popular Info "Elon Musk, a self-described "free speech absolutist," agreed to censor Twitter in...

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13 May’ 2023

Change starts with Organizing

Organizers empower the under-represented win collective political power to create change. What does an organizer do? What skills do good organizers share? How do organizers get...

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11 May’ 2023

Follow the money behind CNN pandering to fascists

"Trump makes a fool of CNN" - Today's Edition Newsletter "Donald Trump played CNN for a fool at its televised town hall... he steamrolled Collins with...

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7 May’ 2023

Follow the money blocking gun safety reforms

"Texas Mall Shooting Leaves 9 Dead" - Time "Heidi and I are praying for the families of the victims of the horrific mall shooting in Allen, Texas."...

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5 May’ 2023

Lost your right to vote? Follow the money with this SUPREME COURT CORRUPTION map

Judicial activist directed fees to Clarence Thomas’s wife, urged ‘no mention of Ginni’ - Washington Post "Conservative judicial activist Leonard Leo arranged forthe wife of Supreme...

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2 May’ 2023

Follow the money behind the extremist, right wing judge who banned abortion pills

"Details about multimillion-dollar stock holding concealed in abortion pill judge’s financial disclosures" - CNN "The federal judge who issued a nationwide ruling blocking the approval of...

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1 May’ 2023

More SUPREME COURT CORRUPTION exposed: Follow the money with this relationship map

More Supreme Court scandals exposed. How Scalia Law School Became a Key Friend of the Court. George Mason University’s law school cultivated ties to justices, with...

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29 Apr’ 2023

Follow the money behind SUPREME COURT CORRUPTION with this relationship map

"The US Supreme Court’s alleged ethics issues are worse than you probably realize." - The Guardian Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch have both been accused of...

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15 Apr’ 2023

Clarence Thomas: Follow the money, gifts, trips and house sales

Apps make it easier to follow Clarence Thomas' growing list of ethics violations. Luxury trips with billionaires. Private planes. Yacht trips. Dark money payments. Dubious real...

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14 Apr’ 2023

Follow the money behind NO LABELS that could get Trump re-elected

The No Labels Third-Party Bid: A Plan that Will Re-elect Trump - Third Way Rather than producing a third-party ticket that would defy the overwhelming odds...

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12 Apr’ 2023

Harlan Crow — Clarence Thomas: Follow the money, gifts and trips.

"Clarence Thomas and Other Crow Holdings. The Supreme Court is corrupt." - Prevail Clarence Thomas’s brazen violation of ethics rules, briefly explained. By quietly accepting luxuries...

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5 Apr’ 2023

Republicans resort to ‘political lynching’ to silence demands for gun safety reforms

After mass shooting, Tennessee House moves to expel three members calling for gun control - Popular Info Holding a hand-drawn sign calling to “protect kids, not guns” and...

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1 Apr’ 2023

Follow the dark money behind Ginni Thomas

"Activist group led by Ginni Thomas received nearly $600,000 in anonymous donations" - Washington Post There are many interesting characters and lots of money changing hands...

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19 Mar’ 2023

Mapping the latest attacks in the REPUBLICAN WAR ON WOMEN

Republican wage WAR ON WOMEN to deny their freedom to choose when and with whom to have a family. Check this map to locate the battlefront...

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17 Mar’ 2023

Don’t fall for Silicon Valley Bank misinfo: Check the people, money and agenda behind the claims.

"Silicon Valley Bank spent more than $73 million on donations to BLM and related organizations - falsely claimed Tucker Carlson" - Popular Info Don't fall for...

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15 Mar’ 2023

Murdoch Media Empire Culture War Machine Attacks Silicon Valley Bank

"Wall Street Journal: SVB’s board of directors “may have been distracted by diversity demands." - Time Rupert Murdoch's Fox News is being sued by Dominion Voting for...

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13 Mar’ 2023

How have billionaires rigged the system to dodge taxes but get Federal bailouts first — like when Silicon Valley Bank collapses? Follow the money.

"The failure of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) shows us, once again, that unrestrained greed isn’t good." - Thom Hartmann Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) Chief Pressed...

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8 Mar’ 2023

Who’s getting richer from Fox News spreading election lies? Follow the money.

Fox News purpose is to make money. Should American democracy be sacrificed for its profits? "Fox News was willing to murder our democracy for money. The...

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4 Mar’ 2023

Murdoch’s News Corp is a ‘Cancer on Democracy’

Rupert Murdoch's media empire is a "cancer on democracy," said Kevin Rudd, former Australian prime minister. - CNN Dominion Voting Systems is suing Fox News for...

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28 Feb’ 2023

Murdaugh Murders Map

Shocking tragedies shatter a tight-knit South Carolina community and expose the horrifying secrets of its most powerful family. - Netflix The double homicide case dominates the...

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23 Feb’ 2023

GOP enables wage slavery of undocumented workers

"Meat industry’s use of child labor is more widespread than previously known" - Food Safety News Billion dollar corporations with million dollar CEOs using child labor!...

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16 Feb’ 2023

Punish CEOs for their actions — including toxic train disasters

"Corporations are people too" said Mitt Romney. Let's hold them responsible for their actions and punish them just like other Americans. Corporations have freedom of speech,...

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13 Feb’ 2023

Corporate lobbying is a public health hazard

Rail Companies Blocked Safety Rules Before Ohio Derailment - Lever News Norfolk Southern helped convince government officials to repeal brake rules — and corporate lobbyists watered...

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10 Feb’ 2023

Judge shopping to deny access to abortion pills

"Trump judge’s ruling could ban abortion pill across the US." - Guardian "Far-right groups have asked to reverse the FDA’s approval of mifepristone, which has been...

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26 Jan’ 2023

#StopCopCity

Diverse Coalition Unites Against Atlanta’s Plan to Build “Cop City” - Filter "On Jan. 18th,  Manuel Esteban Paez Terán, a 26-year-old forest defender who used the...

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26 Jan’ 2023

ABORTION RIGHTS are on the ballot in WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT ELECTION : Visual storytelling

"2023’s Biggest, Most Unusual Race Centers on Abortion and Democracy" - NY Times How do you explain an issue at a glance? How can readers be...

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25 Jan’ 2023

Billionaires beautify DeSantis

Billionaires dump Trump to peddle DeSantis. What's their angle? FOX News, Wall Street Journal and the NY Post (all owned by Rupert Murdoch) praise DeSantis. Musk...

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24 Jan’ 2023

Follow the GUN LOBBY donations as MASS SHOOTINGS SURGE

Mass shootings surge. Republicans block assault weapon ban. Why? Follow the money with this infographic which shows the biggest donors, largest Republican recipients and how you...

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23 Jan’ 2023

Why are right wing media billionaires smearing Gigi Sohn?

Smear campaigns aren't cheap. What's driving the one against Gigi Sohn's appointment to the FCC? Billionaires have a lot of power through their own media outlets...

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21 Jan’ 2023

Google helps Republicans prosecute women who have abortions: How to protect your privacy and fight back!

How does Google help Republicans prosecute women who have abortions? What can you do to push back? Websites Selling Abortion Pills Are Sharing Sensitive Data With...

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19 Jan’ 2023

Want a side of chicken with your fracking? Follow the dark money endangering your health and the environment.

Oil is green energy? Gas companies can frack on public lands? Stuffed in legislation about chickens? There's something going on when a weird bill is signed...

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17 Jan’ 2023

Follow the Russian money behind George Santos and Kevin McCarthy

Stop if you've heard this story before: Russian money interfering with American elections? But, wait! This story has a new character. A gay/straight, Christian/Jew-ish, broke/millionaire Republican...

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14 Jan’ 2023

Follow the George Santos money trail

Kevin McCarthy overlooks Santos' lies to seat him in Congress. “A person who misrepresented themselves as speaking on behalf of a candidate in order to raise...

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12 Jan’ 2023

How do billionaires get the laws they want while screwing their workers? Follow the money.

How do billionaires get to deny their workers a living wage and health benefits while preventing them from organizing or striking? Elon Musk failed to give...

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10 Jan’ 2023

Republicans payback their billionaire donors with your money

How do billionaires keep getting richer, while your life gets harder? Follow the money to understand the scam. House GOP passes repeal of IRS funding boost...

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7 Jan’ 2023

Pro-Putin Freedom Caucus Brings Chaos To America

A few extremists took our government hostage to get their way, just as extremists did on January 6, 2021. The Pro-Putin Freedom Caucus got what it...

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6 Jan’ 2023

Jan 6th cast : Where are they now map

Where is the Jan 6th insurrection cast now? What are they doing? Catch up with this network map. It's easy to forget people's contributions over time....

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5 Jan’ 2023

Follow the Koch money funding the Freedom Caucus that’s taken America hostage

A few extremist Republicans in the Freedom Caucus block the government and hold America hostage. Who is in the caucus? Where do they get their funding?...

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5 Jan’ 2023

How are Zuckerberg, Trump and Kavanaugh connected?

Facebook considering whether to allow Trump to return - CNN Sometimes it is hard to trace the personal relationships that might influence a decision. That's where...

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3 Jan’ 2023

How To Win Friends And Influence Supreme Court Justices

Lonely? Powerless? Read the updated version of "How To Win Friends and Influence People" for a Republican packed Supreme Court. Mingle with judges appointed for life...

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31 Dec’ 2022

Why are Republicans really attacking the IRS? Follow the money.

Trump paid no tax in 2020! Republicans are upset Trump's tax returns were released and threaten to attack the IRS. Billionaire tax dodgers pay under a...

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30 Dec’ 2022

What did SOUTHWEST do with its $7 billion tax payer funded bailout? Follow the money.

A $7 billion tax payer funded bailout. An airline CEO making millions. Thousands of Southwest Airline passengers left stranded. What's the connection? How did Southwest use...

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28 Dec’ 2022

Follow the rubles behind George Santos

"Russian Oligarch’s Cousin Funneled Cash to N.Y. Politician" - Daily Beast "Andrew Intrater, money manager to Russian Viktor Vekselberg, gave $56,100 to committees tied to Rep.-elect...

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28 Dec’ 2022

Who killed the DREAMER BILL? Follow the money.

Republicans kill the Dreamer Bill. Block immigration reform. Why? Follow the money. Connect the dots for yourself: Corporations exploit and underpay undocumented workers who are not...

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27 Dec’ 2022

LYING ILLUSTRATED: George Santos Edition

So many lies! Check out the George Santos edition of "Lying Illustrated". It takes a special talent to lie about your family, religion, education, sexual orientation,...

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25 Dec’ 2022

Rigged bail bond system frees crypto billionaire but remands the poor to jail

A rigged bail industry releases crypto billionaire, but jails a black 82 year old grandmother for an unpaid $77 trash bill. What's behind a system that...

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23 Dec’ 2022

Who suffers when billionaires cheat on their taxes?

Trump dodges his taxes. Musk pays next to no taxes. The GOP wants to slash the IRS. Tax revenues fund the services we all rely on....

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22 Dec’ 2022

Billionaire government grifters are WELFARE KINGS

Billionaire government grifter get millions in federal subsidies but deny their workers a living wage. Welfare Kings! Walmart recently reported net income of $5.14 billion. Jim Walton...

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20 Dec’ 2022

Can you trust Musk with your personal movement (Tesla) and private messages (Twitter) data?

A right wing billionaire with Saudi investors who knows where you went and what you said to whom? Can you trust Musk with your personal data?...

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16 Dec’ 2022

Musk suspends reporters from Twitter for criticizing him. Here’s what you can do to protect free speech.

"Twitter Suspends Reporters From WashPost, NYT, Others Who Wrote About Elon Musk" - HuffPo A billionaire who claims to be a champion of free speech, but...

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14 Dec’ 2022

Who texted Meadows to overturn the 2020 election? Check this map.

"Mark Meadows Exchanged Texts With 34 Members Of Congress About Plans To Overturn The 2020 Election" - Talking Points Memo So many Republicans scheming and texting...

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13 Dec’ 2022

How Google monetizes hate with YouTube Super Chats

There's money to be made in peddling hate. See how Google does it. Google's motto used to be 'Do no evil'. That's been abandoned in the...

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11 Dec’ 2022

FTX crypto exchange collapse: Follow the money

FTX went into meltdown after being hit with $5 billion in withdrawal requests." - News Cryptocurrency exchange FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 11, 2022. The company’s valuation plunged from $32...

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5 Dec’ 2022

Don’t feed the Twitter trolls by buying a Tesla

Fed up with the hate speech on Twitter? Speak up with your pocket book. A car is the ultimate self-expressive benefit brand — you are what...

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1 Dec’ 2022

Where is the dark money pushing to ban abortion pills coming from?

Conservative group sues FDA to revoke approval of abortion pill - Washington Post Who is this group? What is their agenda? Who funds them? What else...

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29 Nov’ 2022

Where should activists pressure Musk? Start with a Power Map.

Where should organizers apply pressure? Use a Power Map to understand the people involved and their relationships. This Power Map presents options for activists as they...

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27 Nov’ 2022

Why do Republicans attack public education? Follow the money.

Why do Republican attack public education? Follow the money. Fascism flourishes when people are ignorant. - Umberto Eco in 'Fourteen Signs of Fascism' Follow the money...

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21 Nov’ 2022

How did evangelists infiltrate the Supreme Court to overturn Roe?

How did a handful of evangelists and wealthy donors get Roe overturned? Follow the money. Former Anti-Abortion Leader Alleges Another Supreme Court Breach. "Years before the...

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15 Nov’ 2022

Home Depot billionaire blocks President Biden’s student debt relief plan

91 year old Home Depot billionaire gets tax cuts for himself but blocks Student Debt Relief. How? Follow the money. Follow the money Share this PowerMap...

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13 Nov’ 2022

Twitter Pay-to-Play Propaganda Platform

What does $44 billion get you? A pay to play propaganda platform that dictators love! Follow the money. The Saudis bankroll Musk's purchase of Twitter making...

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6 Nov’ 2022

Follow the Saudi money controlling Twitter

First the Saudis infiltrated Twitter. Now they're the second largest owner after funding Musk's Twitter purchase. Racist and anti-semitic tweets surge... What's behind the Saudi investment...

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1 Nov’ 2022

Oil war profiteers: Follow the money

Stop oil company war profiteering with a windfall tax. England has done it. It's time for America too. Should oil war profiteers be rewarded with more...

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29 Oct’ 2022

Political demonizing spawns bloodshed

It will be hard not to hit her with the speaker's gavel joked Kevin McCarthy. - CNN Attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband follows years of GOP...

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28 Oct’ 2022

Gig workers deserve better

Why do gig workers struggle while their billionaire bosses get richer? Follow the money and political donations behind the exploitation. Keith Ellison and DC sue Target-owned...

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27 Oct’ 2022

Nine ballot measures that could change your life

Ballot measures are direct democracy. You vote on key issues that could change your life like these ballot measures. Voter will decide on 140 certified statewide ballot measures from...

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23 Oct’ 2022

Map of where you can vote to STOP PRISON LABOR SLAVERY

Did you know that slavery is still legal in America? Some states can imprison you, force you to work for slave wages and take away your...

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22 Oct’ 2022

Fox News character assassination playbook

How do the Murdochs manipulate public opinion with FOX to push their political agenda and get richer? Understand how billionaires manipulate the public through their media...

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16 Oct’ 2022

Mapping the plot to steal the Presidency

Follow Trump's plot to steal the Presidency with the help of MAGA Republican accomplices. The story of what caused the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol...

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14 Oct’ 2022

Democracy is on the ballot North Carolina

STOP the North Carolina Republican’s brazen power grab. A fringe legal ploy being pushed by extreme politicians, the so-called “independent state legislature theory”. It has never been accepted by...

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9 Oct’ 2022

Why do billionaires hate student debt relief? Follow the money.

President Biden's student debt relief will benefit up to 43 million lower and middle-class borrowers. Billionaires oppose the plan. - Popular Info Why would a bunch...

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6 Oct’ 2022

American Dream Killers — Asesinos del Sueño Americano

Republican appointed Fifth Circuit judges side with Republican AGs lawsuit that threatens to deport millions of DACA - Dreamers. - Americas Voice Supreme Justices Silently Back...

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3 Oct’ 2022

Supreme Court Conflicts Of Interest: Follow the Money

Six unelected officials with hidden conflicts of interest and beholden to billionaires should not be able to strip Americans of their freedoms. Who funded the campaigns...

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29 Sep’ 2022

Ten best voting information websites

Finding information on where, when and how to vote isn't easy. Details are scattered across different websites. Sometimes it's hard to find answers to your specific...

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24 Sep’ 2022

Arizona Republicans pass strict ABORTION BAN taking state back to 1864

Arizona judge upholds century-old abortion ban that could sentence abortion providers to prison. - ABC Republican appointed Arizona judge approves return to 19th century near-total ban...

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23 Sep’ 2022

Follow the money and operatives behind DeSantis’ MIGRANT RELOCATION SCANDAL

The scandal around DeSantis scheme to relocate migrants widens. Follow the money and operatives. More interesting characters, donors and political operatives emerge with connections to the...

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20 Sep’ 2022

Follow the money behind DeSantis’ stunt in flying Venezuelan migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard

DeSantis used migrants as “props” in his political stunt. How do you describe his scheme spanning different states, millions of dollars, secretive operatives and shifting storylines?...

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19 Sep’ 2022

Voter Suppression Academy Award nominations

The Academy Awards recognizes creativity in films. The Voter Suppression Academy* awards recognizes Republican dirty tricks to prevent Americans voting. "It's high time our voter suppression...

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18 Sep’ 2022

Republican Shariah Law

Teen rape victim ordered to pay her rapist $150,000! How are teenage rape victims denied abortions, but forced to pay restitution to their rapists? How different...

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16 Sep’ 2022

Political human trafficking

DeSantis records human trafficking political stunt for FOX TV with $12 million of Florida tax payer funds. DeSantis pulled off the stunt. He lured a couple...

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10 Sep’ 2022

FLIP FLOP MAP of Republican abortion hypocrisy

The same Republicans who stacked the Supreme Court to ban abortions and deny women their freedom, now backpedal that Roe v Wade has been overturned. Can you...

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9 Sep’ 2022

How to choose the right storytelling app

Choose the right app to tell your story by considering your audience, the message and your desired outcome. There is no one size fits all in...

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8 Sep’ 2022

Why is FOX being sued?

Billionaires silence critics with lawsuits but hide behind 'Freedom of the Press' to cover the lies they broadcast themselves. "Dominion Voting systems has sued Fox News for $1.6...

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4 Sep’ 2022

Don’t fall for STRONGMAN playing the VICTIM CARD

Authoritarians pose as persecuted individuals to justify their violence and crimes. Trump has built his appeal by casting himself and his supporters as political outsiders and...

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28 Aug’ 2022

How Russian oligarchs influence the GOP and threaten US national security

FBI Probing Russian-Speaking Fake Heiress Who Infiltrated Mar-A-Lago. "The startling case underscores the security challenges of Donald Trump’s resort even as the former president stashed top-secret...

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24 Aug’ 2022

Pack the Supreme Court and get a tax deduction!

How do tax dodging billionaires get to write the laws for tax paying Americans? Follow the dark money. Barre Seid, an electronics mogul, made a $...

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22 Aug’ 2022

Billionaires rule America with their media outlets

Billionaires twist public opinion with their media outlets to support policies that make billionaires richer. Politicians cater to billionaire owned media outlets to get good press...

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18 Aug’ 2022

16-Year-Old ‘Not Mature Enough to Have Abortion’, Florida Rules

Florida Court Rules 16-Year-Old Not ‘Mature’ Enough to Get Abortion "The court did not seem to recognize that it's also going to require plenty of maturity...

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17 Aug’ 2022

Inflation Reduction Act taxes share buybacks to fund public services

Corporate tax dodging reduces public services for everyone. The Inflation Reduction Act taxes corporate share buybacks to fix that loophole. The Inflation Reduction Act charges companies...

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14 Aug’ 2022

Drug prices coming down for landing

Drug prices come down for landing with the Infrastructure Reduction Act. Drug prices out of reach. Big Pharma share prices soaring and execs making millions. Big...

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12 Aug’ 2022

Facebook gets teen prosecuted for abortion

Facebook Turned Over Messages in Disturbing Abortion Case Against Teen and Mom. - Daily Beast How does Facebook make billions from selling information on its users...

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11 Aug’ 2022

GOP attacks IRS to help billionaire donors dodge taxes

Republicans are upset that the IRS will hire more agents to catch tax dodgers. Why? Follow the money to trace the connection between tax dodging billionaires...

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10 Aug’ 2022

Republicans block insulin price caps. Why? Follow the money.

Republicans block insulin price caps in the Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act. Why? Follow the money. Republican senators voted down a cap on the price of insulin in the...

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9 Aug’ 2022

President Biden Delivers

The Inflation Reduction Act caps a long list of accomplishments by President and Democrats. How do you present the facts so they are easy to understand?...

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8 Aug’ 2022

Republicans block insulin price caps. Why? Follow the money.

Republicans block insulin price caps in the Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act. Why? Follow the money. Republican senators voted down a cap on the price of insulin...

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5 Aug’ 2022

McDonald’s exploits workers with GOP help

McDonalds worker shot for serving cold french fries - NY Post Who pays for an injured employee's care? What health insurance benefits do they get? How...

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31 Jul’ 2022

The dog ate my Jan 6th texts

Texts about Jan 6th insurrection for Trump's top DHS officials are missing. Scooby denies eating them. This discovery of missing records for the senior-most homeland security...

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16 Jul’ 2022

FOX smears doctor helping ten year old rape victim. GOP cripples FCC that could regulate FOX.

Murdoch's media empire helps the GOP. Republicans cripple the FCC that could regulate FOX News. Rigging the system to dupe the public. Why would FOX News,...

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14 Jul’ 2022

Catholic Church pushes abortion ban using your tax dollars

A nonprofit with sex scandals uses tax exempt funds to push for an abortion ban with no exception for rape. "The Catholic Church gave over $750,000...

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8 Jul’ 2022

Supreme Political Payback

Trying to make sense of events? Trace the history of the decision makers and see how they got their positions. Jan 6th attack 2021 attack on...

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6 Jul’ 2022

We Mapped the Russia — GOP — NRA Criminal Conspiracy to Overturn the Election

Charles Bausman was at the Jan 6th insurrection and then fled to Russia as a “political refugee.” - NYT Bausman is founder of pro-Putin, RUSSIAN INSIDER...

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1 Jul’ 2022

Koch Rigged Supreme Court Rules For Oil Companies

Follow the money to see how oil tycoons rig the courts to get the laws they want. Millions in dark money to get ultra-right wing lawyers...

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30 Jun’ 2022

Mapping White House Activity Around Jan 6th Insurrection

Who did what, where? Relationship maps make it easier to understand what's going on. "Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, offered new...

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28 Jun’ 2022

How Google Exploits Women Searching for Abortion Info

Google makes billions collecting info on people and selling that data to advertisers. With Roe v Wade being overturned and abortions being criminalized in many states,...

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22 Jun’ 2022

Supreme Court forces taxpayers to fund religious schools

Follow the money behind the Supreme Court ruling to divert funds from public schools for all Americans to religious schools for the privileged few “The ultraconservative...

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17 Jun’ 2022

Billionaire union busters

How do billionaire CEOs get richer by exploiting workers while preventing them from organizing? Follow the money. Billionaires have rigged the system to make it harder...

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7 Jun’ 2022

Follow the dark money behind the Jan 6th criminal conspiracy

Who organized the rally on Jan 6th, 2021? Who funded them and the robocalls to boost attendance? How does dark money flow from billionaires to groups...

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3 Jun’ 2022

Jan 6th insurrectionist relationship map

How do you recognize the people involved with the Jan 6th insurrection to topple American democracy? It's hard to make sense of a lot of information...

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1 Jun’ 2022

Gun sellers make a killing as Republicans gut gun safety laws for them

Mass shooters at Uvalde and Las Vegas used guns from Daniel Defense, a GOP donor promoting assault weapons on FOX, YouTube and Facebook. "Maker of rifle...

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31 May’ 2022

Baby formula companies pay Republicans to weaken regulations

"Baby formula industry successfully lobbied to weaken bacteria safety standards" - Intercept "Records show that the industry successfully mobilized against a 2014 proposal from the FDA...

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30 May’ 2022

Facebook sued. Why? Follow the money.

Facebook sued for selling its users' personal data for political manipulation. Facebook is accused of stalling news about how it mis-used data while four Facebook directors...

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27 May’ 2022

Texas GOP gun laws and shooting victims resources: Illustrated edition

'Texas Republicans have repeatedly loosened gun laws despite mass shootings.' - SourceNM What bills has Greg Abbott passed? How do they relate to the surge in...

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21 May’ 2022

Supreme Court approves political bribes. Follow the money to see how this will change your life.

“The politician is happy; the donors are happy. The only loser is the public.” - Justice Elena Kagan "Republican-appointed justices struck down limits on candidates who...

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19 May’ 2022

Republican gun policies help mass shooters

A racist teenager kills ten in Buffalo with a military-style assault weapon. What role do Republican policies play in the surge of mass shootings? "The shooter at...

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15 May’ 2022

Billionaires profit from radicalizing White Supremacist terrorists

How is an 18 year old radicalized to kill? Follow the blood money to billionaires and the politicians blocking gun safety measures. "The suspect in the...

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11 May’ 2022

Republican war on women led by questionable men

A raped woman can be forced to have the baby. Abortions and contraceptives are banned. She's charged with murder for a miscarriage. How did we get...

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9 May’ 2022

Republican war on women & abortion straight from Handmaid’s Tale

A raped woman can be forced to have the rapist's child and charged with murder if she doesn't. Anyone trying to help the woman can be...

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4 May’ 2022

How billionaires pack the courts to get whatever they want

How do billionaires get the laws they want while courts deny the rest of us our basic rights? Follow the money to see how the Supreme...

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29 Apr’ 2022

Follow the money blocking Climate Change bills

"NO LABELS TO HOST BILLIONAIRE GATHERING WITH JOE MANCHIN IN LOS ANGELES" - Lee Fang in The Intercept Puzzled why politicians block bills to fight Climate...

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25 Apr’ 2022

Jan 6 Capitol Riot Updated Map: Who Was Involved or Charged

Having a hard time keeping track of how different people were involved with the Jan 6th insurrection? Professional investigators use network maps to make sense of...

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19 Apr’ 2022

Republican group smears reputations of women nominees of color: Follow the dark money.

"The Slime Machine Targeting Dozens of Biden Nominees" - Jane Mayer, New Yorker "The American Accountability Foundation (A.A.F.), which is run by conservative white men, has...

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16 Apr’ 2022

Billionaire Tax Dodger Awards

Billionaires dodge taxes through loopholes, political donations and a supporting cast of politicians and judges. The Billionaire Tax Dodger Awards recognize unchecked greed. Exploit workers -...

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14 Apr’ 2022

How are gig workers exploited? Follow the money.

Multi-billion dollar firms deny gig workers health insurance, death benefits and the right to organize. "Gig workers are classified as independent contractors. That designation obscures a...

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12 Apr’ 2022

Who’s to Blame for High Gas Prices? Follow the money.

"Saudi - Russia collusion is driving up gas prices and worsening Ukraine crisis." - The Intercept "As Russia ordered troops into Ukraine on Monday, gas prices soared to their...

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11 Apr’ 2022

Republicans criminalize abortion: mapping the forces at work

Texas Woman, 26, Charged With Murder After Alleged 'Self-Induced Abortion' The extreme move comes after Texas passed a draconian anti-abortion law last year that has forced...

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4 Apr’ 2022

Why does insulin cost so much? Follow the blood money Republicans get to block price cuts.

30 million American diabetics struggle to pay for the skyrocketing price of insulin. Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk and Sanofi make a killing from raising insulin prices....

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2 Apr’ 2022

Five practical ways to fight FOX spreading propaganda

Fox News opinion programs are the biggest source of disinformation. DDAD Defenders of Democracy Against Disinfo is a grassroots, nonprofit group. They have analyzed how Fox...

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27 Mar’ 2022

Putin Republicans: Follow The Rubles

Why are Republicans so fond of Putin? Follow the money to see how Putin and Russian oligarchs bought Republicans with donations and sexpionage. This PowerMap was...

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25 Mar’ 2022

Mapping Ginni Thomas’ attempt to overturn election results

"Ginni Thomas Pressed Trump’s Chief of Staff to Overturn 2020 Vote, Texts Show" - NY Times “The consequences of what she’s done is that I don’t...

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20 Mar’ 2022

Ginni Thomas’ Republican and Supreme Court connections: Mapping the ethics concerns

Ginni Thomas, right wing activist and wife of Justice Clarence Thomas has clients with cases before the Supreme Court. Should he recuse himself? Ginni's was at...

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5 Mar’ 2022

Russian oligarchs manipulate American politics, media and elections

How do Russian oligarchs manipulate American politics and media to threaten democracy? Follow the money. What would inspire a former president to praise a Russian invasion...

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3 Mar’ 2022

Play DRUG MONOPOLY. Raise drug prices. Make millions!

34 million Americans suffer from diabetes. How do drug monopolies keep raising prices? Follow the blood money. President Biden and Bernie Sanders have proposed cutting prescription...

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2 Mar’ 2022

Are your purchases funding White Nationalism and Anti-Semitism? Follow the money.

Republicans embrace White Nationalism and Anti-Semitism with the help of corporate donations. All talk, no action. Republicans expelled Liz Cheney for supporting an inquiry into the...

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23 Feb’ 2022

Google’s lucrative hypocrisy explained

How does Google profit from advertising phony offers targeting seniors without facing any consequence? Google's code of conduct used to be 'Do no evil'. Google has...

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16 Feb’ 2022

Don’t let Gun Lobby Republicans hide behind Sandy Hook settlement. Demand gun safety reform now!

Sandy Hook families settle with Remington over school massacre. Gun lobby political donations buys Republican obstruction to common sense gun safety measures while mass shootings surge....

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8 Feb’ 2022

Trump — McConnell judges cut voting rights

Trump - McConnell judges push voter suppression and laws that benefit the rich. Follow the money stacking the courts with conservative, activist judges. The U.S. Supreme...

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6 Feb’ 2022

Spotify boycott grows as more artists protest their music being used to fund racism. Follow the money.

Follow the money to see how Spotify exploits musicians by paying them $0.0033 per song streamed while paying Rogan $100 million for a podcast with racism...

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4 Feb’ 2022

Fight disinformation. Demand AdTech platforms stop funding sites that spread racism and hate.

Amazon, Google and Facebook report billions in ad revenues. Right wing websites spread hate, racism and COVID conspiracy theories. What's the connection? Right wing groups use...

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23 Jan’ 2022

Follow the dark money behind judges endangering public safety

How can some judges be so concerned about the lives of the unborn, but care so little about the thousands of Americans dying every day from...

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21 Jan’ 2022

Jan 6 Insurrection Map expands with new information

The Jan 6 Committee has issued more indictments and is questioning more people as the investigation expands. The relationship map has been expanded to include this...

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18 Jan’ 2022

Follow the money Spotify makes streaming COVID misinfo

Over 2,000 Americans die from COVID every day. Yet, Spotify continues to stream COVID misinformation. Why? Follow the money. "Hundreds of scientists, professors and public health...

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16 Jan’ 2022

Jan 6 Insurrection map of the people and money behind the plot to overthrow an election

Follow the money to trace who did what in the Jan 6th insurrection and how they were funded. Get the big picture as the evidence and...

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10 Jan’ 2022

Defund the Jan 6th insurrection profiteers

How do you make money promoting a violent insurrection? Advertising. Conspiracies and disinformation thrive online. Who are the worst culprits? Who funds them? What can be...

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4 Jan’ 2022

Jan 6th Investigation Committee: Track the uncovered evidence with a relationship map.

Follow the evidence. Complexity, withholding evidence and delaying tactics are often used to escape judgement. How can details spread over dozens of websites and a large...

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31 Dec’ 2021

Student loans

Financiers make billions while students are crushed by loans. Follow the money and political lobbying to see how the system is rigged. "More than 40 million...

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29 Dec’ 2021

Fast food franchisors ask workers if they’d like a side of COVID?

Has the person serving you that hamburger been vaccinated? Most fast food workers make minimum wage and are forced to work on unstable schedules. Taking time...

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25 Dec’ 2021

Jan 6 Investigation Roadmap

Confused by the large number of people involved in the Jan 6th insurrection? Who has been charged by the Jan 6 Commission? Who's cooperating with the...

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18 Dec’ 2021

Republican obstruction prevents FCC regulation of COVID misinformation platforms

800,000 Americans dead from COVID. Republicans serve their billionaire media donors and block the FCC from enforcing its mandate to serve the 'public interest'. When do...

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3 Dec’ 2021

Follow the dark money packing the Supreme Court with conservatives

Follow the money to see how billionaires get the laws they want. How some Supreme Court justices get rushed on while others are denied a hearing....

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24 Nov’ 2021

Women directors of corporations backing Ohio’s extreme abortion ban

Ohio is about to pass an abortion ban that is even more restrictive than Texas. Women lead the corporations donating the abortion bill's sponsors. The Ohio bill,...

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15 Nov’ 2021

How are the Jan 6th insurrection organizers connected?

It's hard to keep track of the people involved and with the Jan 6th insurrection. Software can help. How are they connected? What was their role?...

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7 Nov’ 2021

Who is blocking the path to citizenship?

Republicans oppose DACA, Dreamers and a path to citizenship so their billionaire donors can get cheap labor. Corporations make money in two ways. Charge more for...

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2 Nov’ 2021

Joel Kaplan: Zuck’s fixer and GOP operative

Facebook spreads Republican disinformation and promotes right-wing conspiracy theories. Meet Joel Kaplan, Republican operative and Zuckerberg fixer. "Kaplan is Facebook's vice president of global public policy. He...

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27 Oct’ 2021

Tax dodging billionaires behind Texas SB8 bill banning abortions

What do billionaires do with all the money they save by dodging taxes? Buy political influence and impose their values on other Americans. What does tax...

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25 Oct’ 2021

Jan 6th Capitol riot ring leaders conspire at Willard hotel

Follow the connections between the ringleaders meeting at the Willard hotel ahead of Jan 6 in an effort to overturn election results and the current Republican...

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21 Oct’ 2021

Follow the money: How AT&T and DirecTV helped build far-right One America News.

"AT&T helped build far-right One America News" - Reuters It's easier to follow the money and trace the connections with a relationship map. Use this map...

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19 Oct’ 2021

Manchin’s objections to clean energy program costs US billions in climate funds

Climate change disasters cost tax payers billions every year while corporate politicians deny climate change and block reforms. Follow the money to see how oil, gas...

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16 Oct’ 2021

Deere workers strike for a living wage against $100 billion firm

Deere CEO makes $15.6 million while workers earn an average of $24/hour. Follow the money to see how the system is rigged by the rich at...

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3 Oct’ 2021

FOX News advertisers fund Tucker Carlson spreading racism and COVID disinfo

Who are FOX's biggest advertisers supporting Tucker Carlson spreading racism? Which FOX directors are connected with Stanford, Georgetown and The Nature Conservancy? How do people and...

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29 Sep’ 2021

Billionaire welfare. Corporate tycoons oppose Build Back Better that helps regular Americans.

Multi-millionaire CEOs fund lobbyists to deny basic benefits for the rest of us. Politicians beholden to corporate donors. Follow the money to see how billionaires get...

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27 Sep’ 2021

Facebook buys Zuckerberg a $5 billion GET OUT OF JAIL FREE card

"A lawsuit accuses Facebook’s board of overpaying the Federal Trade Commission billions of dollars in exchange for not personally suing CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the 2018 Cambridge...

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24 Sep’ 2021

Texas abortion bounty: Follow the money funding the new law

Billionaires funding politicians and groups pushing for bounties to abortion vigilantes? Follow the money to to see how billionaires get to impose their values on the...

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21 Sep’ 2021

How does big pharma keep drug prices so high? Follow the money.

Big pharma claims to serve public health, but spends billions on political lobbying and multimillion dollar executive salaries. Is corporate greed and political donations the real...

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29 Aug’ 2021

Voter suppression by eviction

A Supreme Court stacked with McConnell nominees overruled the CDC allowing landlords to evict thousands of families during a pandemic. Judicial activism now defines health policy....

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20 Aug’ 2021

Women community organizers push for change in Louisiana

Black women organizers disrupt existing power structures to bring about change in their communities. An innovative program helps train and support them in Louisiana. The Power...

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3 Aug’ 2021

Evicted? Thank these guys.

15 million people at the risk of eviction! Who's pushing for evictions during a pandemic? How do they make money from it? Get political patronage? How...

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7 Jul’ 2021

Heat wave 2021 map ‘burns’ climate deniers

Heat waves kill Americans. Homes and businesses destroyed. Droughts ravage farms. But Republicans deny climate change and block common sense measures to fight it. What gives?...

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4 Jul’ 2021

OxyContin: Follow the blood money

"Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family, under scrutiny for role in opioid crisis, are big political spenders. As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the country...

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24 May’ 2021

Lost your right to vote? Thank ALEC.

ALEC drafts bills without regular democratic review and gets them passed into law by Republican legislatures. ALEC thrives on corporate donations. "Exposing ALEC: How Conservative-Backed State...

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27 Apr’ 2021

Corporations profiting by spreading hate with public subsidies

"Carlson has the right to say whatever loathsome things he wishes. And Fox News can choose to broadcast those views on television. But Carlson and the...

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20 Mar’ 2021

Racism has consequences

Eight people including six Asian women killed in racist shooting spree with a gun bought hours earlier. This isn't a random event. Hate crimes against Asian...

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21 Feb’ 2021

For The People. Mapping how H.R. 1 fights voter suppression.

"We the People deserve a responsive, accountable government that gives us all a stronger voice and puts our needs ahead of special interests. Congress must pass...

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3 Feb’ 2021

Activists Take On Prison Industrial Complex

"Regions Bank Of Alabama Turns Its Back On CoreCivic" Morgan Simon's article in Forbes.com inspired us to explore how strategic activism works. How did community organizers...

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