Friends, an easy step toward democratization of the economy is moving your money to a credit union. So let's say July 14th is Fediverse Move your Money Day!
In Japan this has been an important part of the fossil fuels divestment campaign by 350.org. When you choose a credit union, ask them about their investments (you'll probably be the first one to ask).
@Matt_Noyes @mattcropp My local credit union is just boarded by other capitalists https://clearwatercreditunion.org/2022-board-of-directors-elections-2-2022-04-04/
Most credit unions in the US drifted away from the latter after Federal regulation was implemented in the 1970s for a complex set of reasons, but there are still openings to exert meaningful influence with some effort - which was how I cut my teeth in co-op movement activism. ;)
The Franklin Credit Union was the backing bank for a massive pedophile ring. They had credit union board votes and all the trappings of democracy but clearly were not.
Point being I think it's wise to not make blanket assumptions here
The grand jury indicted one of the victims after the DA convinced them it was a hoax. The people she and others accused have connections to the CIA.
They made sure a grand jury called it a hoax so they could print that in the papers. The Wikipedia has been locked down because Court reports and NYT articles are more important than victims stories.
The parallels with Epistein are, well, not a coincidence.
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