UChicago invests in Shell, BP, Dakota Access Pipeline’s Energy Transfer, and Texas far-right oil bllionaire Tim Dunn.
Posts by Derek Seidman
“Who Rules Columbia?”: How Power Research Supported the 1960s Student Movement
The 1968 pamphlet “Who Rules Columbia?” is a model for organizers and researchers trying to map out university power today.
The Asset Manager Power Structure and the Climate Crisis
A handful of powerful asset managers control a huge chunk of the fossil fuel industry through massive shareholding.
The University of Chicago’s New Board of Trustees’ Chair is a Private Equity Oil Baron
Billionaire David Rubenstein and Carlyle Group have massive investments in fossil fuels.
“We consider ourselves a sacrifice zone, because many of the people that live here are Black low-income folk.”
A lifelong resident of southwest Detroit and a leading local organizer on the pollution and the corporate actors that have harmed her community.
New Report from Color of Change & LittleSis Maps Widespread Corporate Backing of Police Foundations in Major Cities
The new report examines the corporate backing of police foundations in nearly two dozen cities & the harms inflicted on Black communities.
Wall Street is Coming After Our Utilities. It’s Time to Fight Back.
Private equity and mega-banks are targeting the electric, gas and water utilities we all depend on.
Newsom Delivers for Energy Clients of Lobbyist he Celebrated at French Laundry
The Newsom administration’s decisions have repeatedly benefited the energy clients of the firm of his close lobbyist friend Jason Kinney.
Energy Giant NRG Splurges on Powerful NY Lobbyists in Pursuit of Astoria Fracked-Gas Plant
NRG has paid an army of powerful lobbyists hundreds of thousands of dollars to push a proposed fracked-gas plant against community opposition.
Five Ways to Research Your University’s Fossil Fuel (and Other) Investments
Colleges and universities are good at hiding what specific industries and corporations they invest in, but here are some ways that divestment campaigns can find out this information.
NBA Partner AT&T is No Friend of Black Lives Matter
Through donations to police foundations and partnerships with law enforcement groups, AT&T helps the police further militarize and execute the War on Drugs.
Pepco’s Cozy Relationship with the DC Police Foundation
The utility Pepco makes donations and fills board seats to maintain a web of influence in DC – and the DC Police Foundation is part of it.