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A team of researchers have published a new report detailing how Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Twitter have profited from the global campaign of violence. Read the full story here. On Thursday, researchers from advocacy and research groups Little Sis,

The city quietly renewed its multi-million dollar contract with ShotSpotter. But a growing body of evidence suggests the technology is ineffective and activists say it leads to deadly over-policing. Read the full story here. On a humid afternoon in late

Grassroots groups are imploring federal officials to make sure local governments get relief to those most in need, rather than banks.  Read the full story here. Dozens of community organizations from across the U.S. want Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to issue rules

The American Prospect

Cities Want to Use Federal Rescue Funds to Pay Off Bank Debt

David Dayen

Aug 2021

Activists and local progressive officials don’t want to let them. Read the full story here. When Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in March, he framed it as an effort to “giv[e] people in this

The open letter uses Amazon as a case study to argue that corporate surveillance technologies cause immense harm and fall under the FTC’s authority to ban. Read the full story here. On Thursday, a coalition of 48 civil rights and


Biden’s Last-Ditch Effort to Stop Evictions Frustrates Allies

Nancy Cook and Mackenzie Hawkins

Jul 2021

White House caught off-guard by resurgence of pandemicOcasio-Cortez criticizes ‘reckless’ White House for waitingRead the full story here. The day before a moratorium on evictions is set to expire, President Joe Biden faces criticism from some of his allies

The Hill

Activists demand Chicago end ShotSpotter contract

Chris Mills Rodrigo

Jul 2021

Read the full article here. Local activists staged a protest demanding that Chicago end its police contracts with the gunshot detection company ShotSpotter. “What do we want? Death to the contract! When do we want it? Now!” dozens of protesters

Prosecutors in Chicago are being forced to withdraw evidence generated by the technology, which led to the police killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo earlier this year. Read the full article here. By Todd Feathers July 26, 2021, 6:00am On May 31

While protecting its donors from climate risk disclosures, the business lobby continues to imperil Black and brown communities it claims to care about. Read the full story here. In an attempt to respond to a volcanic eruption of discourse around

The Atlantic

Cancel Rent

Annie Lowrey

May 2020

Even before the pandemic, three in five renters could not come up with $400 in an emergency. How are they supposed to get by now? Donnette Leftord is facing some impossible math. A mother of three and the owner of