We take very serious where our funds come from, to the extent that we think that their origin is more important than the purpose for which they will be used.
For this reason, we always make sure that any new sponsorship offer comes from legal and ethical sources.
We absolutely DO NOT welcome funding offers from companies which fall under the following categories:
There is published evidence as well as legal sentences which prove that many of the entities funded or owned by these companies or governmental dependencies have committed grave crimes that attempt against the common well being and even violate laws and human rights.
In the following table we provide some of the most relevant sources which explain with great detail how these transgressions were carried out.
|1||wired.com||WIRED STAFF||Pentagon Kills LifeLog Project||Wired||2004|
|2||theguardian.com||JOHN VIDAL||Why is the Gates foundation investing in GM giant Monsanto?||The Guardian||2010|
|3||theguardian.com||GEORGE MONBIOT||Bono can't help Africans by stealing their voice||The Guardian||2013|
|4||aljazeera.com||REMI BRULIN||Operation Condor: Setting precedent from one 'war on terrorism' to the next||Al Jazeera||2013|
|5||theguardian.com||THE GUARDIAN STAFF||NSA Prism program slides||The Guardian||2013|
|6||theintercept.com||ABBY MARTIN||Empire Files: The U.S. School That Trains Dictators and Death Squads||The Real News||2015|
|7||theverge.com||LEE FANG||The CIA Is Investing in Firms That Mine Your Tweets and Instagram Photos||The Intercept||2016|
|8||theverge.com||RUSELL BRANDOM||The FBI just got its hands on data that Twitter wouldn’t give the CIA||The Verge||2016|
|9||theverge.com||ANDREW PEREZ||Exclusive: Presentation outlines how Dataminr sells its services to foreign governments||The Verge||2017|
|10||independent.co.uk||SAMUEL OSBORNE||Vietnam demands Monsanto pays compensation for Agent Orange victims||Independent||2018|
|11||reuters.com||TINA BELLON||California jury hits Bayer with $2 billion award in Roundup cancer trial||Reuters||2019|
|12||nytimes.com||KATE CONGER||F.T.C. Investigating Twitter for Potential Privacy Violations||The New York Times||2020|