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Border surveillance drone operated by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
Border surveillance drone operated by U.S. Customs and Border PatrolJonathan Cutrer (CC BY 2.0)

Echoing Defense Industry Donors, Democrats Call for a Surveillance Wall

Democratic appropriators are promoting an increase in spending on border surveillance technologies to solve the impasse over Homeland Security funding. Their donors from the defense industry have been lobbying for these funds for years.

Surveillance Primary category in which blog post is published
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As it Cultivates a Socially Responsible Image, Juul Sends Lobbyist to ALEC’s Annual Meeting

Juul says it wants to “make a meaningful, positive impact on our communities,” but by participating in ALEC it is working with a group that helps corporations violate the public interest.

Private Prisons Primary category in which blog post is published

Congressional Black Caucus Institute Takes CoreCivic Cash, Boosts Policies That Help Private Prisons

As it benefits from the corporate coffers of private prison giant CoreCivic, the institute advocates privatized reentry programs from which the company profits.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Guaidó Defends Chevron, Funder of U.S. Regime Change Organization

Chevron has been a loyal donor to the International Republican Institute, a nonprofit with ties to the U.S. Republican party that has worked for decades to strengthen the political opposition in Venezuela.