The Koch network is reorganizing under a new name and with new priorities

The Seminar Network, which includes the constellation of groups funded by the billionaire industrialist Charles Koch and around 700 like-minded conservatives and libertarians who contribute at least $100,000 annually, will now operate as Stand Together.

Freedom Partners, an entity that was once used to air campaign commercials, will cease to exist. Americans for Prosperity will now oversee all political and policy efforts. Groups that cater to specific constituencies, like Libre for Latinos or Concerned Veterans for America, have moved under the AFP umbrella.

Washington Post

These six corporations are financing the war on women in six states

If you doubt the United States is controlled by the rich and corporations:

In 2019, state legislatures across the country are enacting radical new restrictions on abortion. Alabama banned virtually all abortions. Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Ohio banned all abortions after six weeks, which is before many women even know they are pregnant. Missouri banned abortion after nine weeks.

While these policies are extreme, the politicians responsible have the financial backing of some of America’s largest companies. In their corporate literature, these companies present themselves as champions of women and gender equality. But they have collectively donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to politicians seeking to roll back reproductive rights.

Popular Info

Corporate Media: A Megaphone for Trump

When using social media to report on President Donald Trump’s comments, many major corporate media outlets often succeed only in amplifying his misinformation and lies instead of setting the record straight, according to a new study.

After examining about 2,000 tweets from more than 30 Twitter accounts controlled by major news sources over three weeks earlier this year, Media Matters for America (MMFA) reported Friday that the accounts simply spread Trump’s lies 65 percent of the time, without providing context or disputing his remarks.

Common Dreams



Universal Basic Income: Be Careful What You Wish For.

John Yang is trying to corral the millenial vote by promising everybody a free chicken in every pot ($1,000 per year).

Remember: Republicans will oppose it and if it’s enacted, they’ll look for ways to claw back the money from other programs (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, etc.).

Look at the conservative-governed U.K. for an example:

Almost 2m people will lose £1,000 a year with universal credit.

Those on disability benefits and low incomes will be among worst affected

The Guardian