Through donations to police foundations and partnerships with law enforcement groups, AT&T helps the police further militarize and execute the War on Drugs.
Posts by Derek Seidman
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.
Wendy’s Chairman & Top Owner is Trump Donor, Fundraiser & Friend
Wendy’s has downplayed its ties to Donald Trump, but the fast food chain’s top owner & chairman, Nelson Peltz, is a major Trump donor, fundraiser & friend.
From Amazon to Starbucks, Corporations Avoid Billions in Taxes While Funding Police Foundations
The same corporations that rake in billions in tax subsidies are also bankrolling police foundations across the US.
Corporate Backers of the Blue: How Corporations Bankroll U.S. Police Foundations
Major corporations bankroll and support police foundations across the U.S., helping them to buy tech and weaponry and to normalize police presence in our everyday lives.
Amazon says Black Lives Matter, but it’s Helping Fund Police Foundations Across the U.S.
Through its AmazonSmile program, Amazon is donating to police foundations – which purchase surveillance technology and weaponry for police departments – across the U.S.
Sackler Firm Controls Top Stake of Publicly-Traded Oil Rig Corporation that Took Small-Business Bailout Loan
A Sackler family investment firm is the top beneficial shareholder of a publicly-traded oil rig corporation that has faced criticism for taking a $10 million small business bailout loan.
Pandemic Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
While millions suffer from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic disaster, America’s billionaires are retreating to their luxurious enclaves and super yachts as their wealth soars.
The COVID-19 Fossil Fuel Industry Bailout & How To Fight It
These are the ways the fossil fuel industry might get bailed out – and what it means for climate organizers.
Billionaires Live Large While Denying Paid Sick Leave to Millions of Workers
From Walmart to Whole Foods, corporate billionaires have denied paid sick leave to millions of workers for years. Maybe the coronavirus pandemic will change this.
Farmworkers Step Up Pressure on Wendy’s Shareholders to Protect Workers’ Rights
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is bringing its demand that Wendy’s join the Fair Food Program to the fastfood chain’s biggest shareholders.
Liberty Mutual Director & Former State Street CEO Joins ExxonMobil Board
Joseph Hooley, board director of Liberty Mutual & former CEO of State Street, has joined the ExxonMobil board. This comes as climate organizers intensify their focus on the finance-fossil fuel nexus.