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Dark Money Pushes Against Crowdfunders

Fighting back against the crowdfunding campaign trying to unseat U.S. Senator Susan Collins is a dark money group, the Judicial Crisis Network, putatively backed by the Koch brothers. According to McClatchy “JCN’s money came almost entirely from yet another secretive … Continue reading

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Political Carrot & Stick Crowdfunding in Maine

Crowdfunding is being used as a political tool in Maine to cause its Senator Susan Collins to do the right thing. A group consisting of  Maine People’s Alliance, Mainers for Accountable Leadership, and the “Be a Hero” activist Ady Barkan … Continue reading

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Catalonian Minister Crowdfunding Her Extradition

Professor Clara Ponsati was arrested in Scotland on a European Arrest Warrant issued by Spain accusing her of rebellion, i.e., being involved in a violent uprising, and misappropriation of public funds. Professor Ponsati was the Catalan education minister last year … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding The Greek Spring

Political crowdfunding has started in the birthplace of civilized government. The European Union is still in “rebound” mode, trying to nurse its southern partners back to financial health. One of the big players in negotiating the reorganization of the Greek … Continue reading

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Scots Crowdfunding Drive For Independence Pulled

After losing 21 of the 56 seats it had won in the 2015 general election, the Scottish National Party of the United Kingdom abruptly took down its independence vote crowdfunding website after raising almost half of its £1 million goal. … Continue reading

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Brexit Crowdfunding: Round 2

The woman who was able to get the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court to require Parliamentary approval of the Brexit referendum has started a new crowdfunding campaign in light of Prime Minister May’s call for June snap elections. Gina Miller is … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Justice

The Washington Post reports that a new website, CrowdJustice, is letting people crowdfund to pursue lawsuits. Started in the United Kingdom, the web portal is a politically neutral site where people can solicit the public’s help in fighting injustice in … Continue reading

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