From a Public Good to a Political Agenda

For over a decade an innocent-looking network of five public broadcasting nonprofits—known as Voqal—exploited a loophole in FCC regulations allowing them to sell to the public, enabling them to fulfill a less altruistic purpose. Based in Longmont, Colorado, Voqal is a 501(c)(4) organization with regional subsidiaries based in Chicago, Denver, Portland, and Twin Cities, which operates as an Educational Broadband Service (EBS) licensee under…

The Venceremos Brigade: Fifty Years of Cuban Solidarity

Over the next several weeks, from late July through early August 2019, a little-known pilgrimage of American radicals will take place. The Venceremos Brigade, a group that traces its history to the far-Left activism of the late 1960s, will be making its 50th anniversary trip to Cuba in order to labor in solidarity with that country’s communist government. Though the size, structure, and organization of its activities have changed somewhat…

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