Person

Connor Gibson

Occupation:

Left-Wing Activist

Investigator, Greenpeace

Co-Founder, UnKoch My Campus

Senior Contributor, Koch Docs

Connor Gibson is an investigative researcher for the radical environmentalist group Greenpeace. Gibson is also the co-founder of UnKoch My Campus, a far-left attack group critical of libertarian entrepreneur and philanthropist Charles Koch and his late brother David. [1] He is a senior contributor to Koch Docs, an opposition research website targeting Koch co-published by Greenpeace and the Center for Media and Democracy. [2]

Gibson’s research is primarily focused on the donations made by the Koch family foundations to organizations that oppose radical environmentalist approaches to addressing climate change. [3]

Career

Connor Gibson joined Greenpeace in 2010 as an investigative researcher focusing on opposition research targeting libertarian entrepreneurs and philanthropists Charles and David Koch. [4] Gibson began tracking the Koch family foundations’ donations to organizations that supposedly fight against solutions addressing climate change. [5] Greenpeace has gone as far as to publish over 30 years’ worth of donations from the Koch family foundations to support their claims. [6]

Gibson is a regular contributor to Greenpeace’s PolluterWatch project, a collection of left-wing opposition research that identifies both individual and corporate “polluters,” which includes any person or entity that opposes left-wing environmentalism. [7]

Gibson is a senior contributor at Koch Docs, a center-left investigative research website that launched in 2019. A joint project of Greenpeace and the Center for Media and Democracy, Koch Docs compiles documents and analysis of the political influence and groups associated with Charles Koch. [8]

Gibson is a co-founder of UnKoch My Campus, a left-wing attack group critical of Charles and David Koch and other influential libertarian and conservative donors to higher education. [9]

UnKoch My Campus has launched campaigns at a handful of universities, including Ball State. Despite the claims made by UnKoch My Campus, the Ball State’s agreement with the Charles Koch Foundation, after receiving a $3.25 million donation, has checks and balances in place, leaving it at the discretion of the school to hire professors and select the learning material for coursework. [10]

References

  1. “Connor Gibson.” Greenpeace. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/bios/connor-gibson/. ^
  2. Gibson, Connor. “Koch Docs: Hard to find documents on Charles Koch and his agenda, all in one Place.” Greenpeace. August 13, 2019. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/research/koch-docs-charles-koch-industries-documents/. ^
  3. Gibson, Conner. “David H. Koch: A Reflection by Greenpeace.” Greenpeace. August 23, 2019. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/david-h-koch-a-reflection-by-greenpeace-climate-change-denial/. ^
  4. “Connor Gibson.” Greenpeace. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/bios/connor-gibson/. ^
  5. Gibson, Conner. “David H. Koch: A Reflection by Greenpeace.” Greenpeace. August 23, 2019. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/david-h-koch-a-reflection-by-greenpeace-climate-change-denial/. ^
  6. “Koch Industries: Secretly Funding the Climate Denial Machine.” Greenpeace. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/global-warming/climate-deniers/koch-industries/. ^
  7. “All Polluters.” PolluterWatch. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://polluterwatch.org/all-polluters. ^
  8. “About the Project.” Koch Docs. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://kochdocs.org/about-this-project/. ^
  9. “Mission.” Unkoch My Campus. Accessed October 16, 2019. http://www.unkochmycampus.org/mission-4. ^
  10. Calvert, Patrick. “Students Create Local Unkoch My Campus Branch.” Ball State Daily. May 25, 2016. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://www.ballstatedaily.com/article/2016/05/news-students-create-unkoch-my-campus-group. ^
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