Money

Vote with Your Wallet

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Your DGB for today is to check out the organization Goods Unite Us and find out how your favorite companies are spending their money. Let us start by saying that we recognize a certain level of privilege exists in the ability to make choices about where you spend money. And if avoiding companies that donate to the GOP means you burn enough fossil fuels to melt an entire glacier, by all means ignore this Grab! But this could be a handy and valuable tool for the consumer that is concerned with using their dollar(s) to take a political stand.

Here is their website, just plug the company name in and go: https://goodsuniteus.com

They have mobile apps for both IOS and Android. So you can check your brands while you shop!

Grab back some cash from the GOP coffers.

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Dirty, Shameful Money

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Your DGB for today is to understand who is profiting from child detention centers.

The following article is a long read, but a critical one, tying the contractors incarcerating children to the banks behind them. Make no mistake, there is big money in private detention facilities, with CEOs of firms making close to a million dollars a year on internment camps. There is value in learning the names of such contractors, as they are not widely known, and also in understanding the role of common household name banks assisting them, such as Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Be sure to read all the way to the graphic showing the web of money, including exact amounts.

https://news.littlesis.org/2018/06/21/who-is-profiting-from-incarcerating-immigrant-families/

One of the important actions you can take, if you use one of these major banks, is to move your money to a local bank or credit union. Switching banks is a huge pain in the ass, but so is being part of a structure of government that forces three year-old kidnapped children to appear alone in immigration court.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/child-immigrants-us-court-border-family-migrant-immigration-trump-latest-melania-a8422101.html

 

 

Let Your Money Do the Talking

Your DGB for today is to deface some money. No, this is not technically illegal. It IS illegal to alter money in such a way that renders it unfit for circulation, which we are not advocating.

It is an undisputed fact that Russia interfered in the 2016 election with the intent of helping The Twitler win. Because we are currently inundated with daily horrors, it’s easy to begin to live with facts such as these. Sure, it’s bad. Sure, it’s wrong as hell. But, what choice do we have but to move on and keep up the resistance to current events? Well, today you’ll be spreading the message of Russia’s involvement in the U.S. government by making a slight alteration to each paper bill you put into circulation.

If you want to read up on the twisted bromance between Trump and Putin, you can do so here and, somehow even more disturbingly, the Rosneft connection here 

So, replace “America” with “Russia” and make it rain. And, if DGB staff mysteriously disappears after publishing this Grab, please carry on our legacy.