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?
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.
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?