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The Smell of the Hunt, the Taste of the Shunt: A Gates Foundation Study Guide

The Gates Foundation is the largest private foundation in the world. With an endowment of more than $50 billion, the Foundation has more money on hand than many countries. Famous for his high-handed leadership in the organization, Bill Gates has used this money to shape education policy here in America and health policy abroad. Below is a look into the many horrors of the Gates Foundation.

ByBrian Platt

Behemoth

This country is going so far to the right you won’t recognize it.

ByBrian Platt

Money For Nothing?

In a town where Sanders and Warren are widely popular and Amazon is not, it’s not hard to imagine that Amazon’s support of Egan Orion was actually bad for his campaign.

ByGreg Ryan

Island Nightmares in the Neoliberal City

On May 1st, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best announced a series of “emphasis patrols” aimed at “an attempt to reduce crime and fear of crime” in select Seattle neighborhoods. Curiously, the seven neighborhoods chosen for the patrols were not crime hot-spots, in fact, many had seen a steady decline in crime over the last year.

ByBrian Platt

Seattle and Its Discontents

S__eattle is Dying begins with footage captured by a drone as it rises above a homeless encampment on the south side of the city, eventually revealing the shimmering towers of Seattle’s urban core. This, the third documentary on homelessness made by local news anchor Eric Johnson and aired on KOMO News (a holding of Sinclair Broadcasting), is not a story about the homeless themselves,

ByBrian Platt

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