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  • Why target Wells Fargo and private prison companies?

    a prison cell in the shape of the map of the US

    Private prison companies are not only making huge profits from the incarceration and detention of immigrants, they are also a huge political force in lobbying for the legislation and policies that criminalize immigrants and communities of color in the U.S.

  • Last Remaining Charges Dismissed Against Trump Inauguration Protesters

    The US Attorney’s Office (USAO) have announced they are moving to dismiss without prejudice all charges against the remaining 38 protesters arrested during Donald Trump’s Inauguration.

  • California Enacts Law Protecting Consumer Privacy, But There is Still a Ways to Go

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    The 2018 California Consumer Privacy Act is a law that will require technology corporations, such as Google and Facebook, to drastically alter their business models regarding data collection and privacy regulations. Despite the bill’s strong language, it has many shortcomings.

  • Statement on Reality Winner’s Plea Deal

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    We believe that whistleblowers who alert the public or the media to matters of public concern are heroes, not criminals. As such, we oppose the use of the Espionage Act in Winner’s case and would have opposed any criminal charges brought against the whistleblower.

  • Tell Tech Companies to Stop Helping ICE

    Behind our back, some of these same companies are quietly helping ICE, and have multi-million dollar contracts with the agency.