Koch Founded FreedomWorks Under Threat from MAGA Die Hards

Become a Patron! FreedomWorks, the organizers of this event at the Southern Cooking restaurant in McDonough, Georgia on December 5th, 2020, is a Koch Brothers-founded organization that was instrumental in pushing the Tea Party back in 2010. The Tea Party, once famous for having its supporters show up at town halls of Republicans heckling them…

Steve Bannon, Kris Kobach and the ‘We Build the Wall’ Scandal

For GregPalast.com August 21st, 2020 (This is a slightly extended version of the piece published at the link above) Kris Kobach, creator of the Crosscheck voter purge program which has thrown millions off Americans of the voter rolls is once again in the middle of a corruption scandal.  The ‘non-profit’ that he acted as lead…

Dean of UDC Law Speaks at #BLM March

Washington D.C. – June 6th, 2020 The Renée McDonald Hutchins, the Dean of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law compared the death of George Floyd to past martyrs of the Civil Rights movement like George Stinney who was executed by the state when he was 14 years old….

Terms and Conditions DO Apply – Instagram for Photojournalists

Become a Patron! Award-winning photographer Yunghi Kim has been warning photographers of posting on Instagram for about a decade now. We should have listened to her.  Over the years the photo-sharing site’s terms and conditions have evolved as corporate expectations change.  Several years ago, the Facebook-owned Instagram changed their terms and conditions to include specifics…

Anniversary of Alaska’s Fight Against Big Oil’s #SB21

Six years ago, I was in Alaska covering the fight against the oil companies take over of the Alaskan government under the guise of Senate Bill 21. SB21 would dramatically change the tax structure for oil drilled in Alaska – taxes that pay for the state’s operational costs, including the Permanent Dividend Fund (PFD). Six…

UAW Vote in Chattanooga is Close

You can support Zach’s work at his Patreon.  Earlier this month I worked with Mike Elk of PaydayReport.com for Subverse.net – we got some really interesting behind the scenes stories about the United Auto Workers union vote and why there might just still be hope for a union at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tenn….