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  • Could Portland Lead the Way for Cities Nationwide to Divest From the Dakota Pipeline and Private Prisons?

    By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report

    Protesters with Lifted Voices and The American Indian Center rally in solidarity with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock outside a CitiBank in Chicago, Illinois, during a national day of action last week. Activists across the country are closing accounts with banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline and urging state and local governments to do the same.Protesters with Lifted Voices and The American Indian Center rally in solidarity with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock outside a CitiBank in Chicago, Illinois, during a national day of action last week. Activists across the country are closing accounts with banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline and urging state and local governments to do the same. (Photo: Kelly Hayes / Lifted Voices)

    Cities across the country are cutting ties with Wells Fargo in the wake of a major scandal, but activists say the bank has deeper problems rooted in racism. Meanwhile, Portland could become the first major US city to divest from banks because they finance the Dakota Access pipeline and private prison companies. Will divestment work?

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  • The Assassination of Fred Hampton: 47 Years Later

    The Assassination of Fred Hampton: 47 Years Later

    By Flint Taylor, Truthout | News Analysis

    As we enter a volatile Trump presidency with a Klan sympathizer slated to head the US Justice Department, it is important to look back at how Hoover's FBI worked to "disrupt, misdirect, and otherwise neutralize" Black leaders, organizations and programs, including the Panthers' Free Breakfast for Children.

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  • The Anatomy of US Military Policy: An Interview With Andrew Bacevich

    The Anatomy of US Military Policy: An Interview With Andrew Bacevich

    By C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout | Interview

    The US intervenes in international conflicts more than any other nation, and its penchant for armed interventionism has made situations worse, says military historian Andrew Bacevich. Why are so many content to play cheerleader to this mayhem?

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