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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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  • Dispatch From Little Rock: A Local Win in the Ongoing Fight Against Police Violence

    Dispatch From Little Rock: A Local Win in the Ongoing Fight Against Police Violence

    By Flint Taylor, Truthout | News Analysis

    Little Rock, Arkansas, has finally issued a public apology for the killing of Eugene Ellison -- a 67-year-old Black man shot to death by police who entered his home in 2010. Ellison's family won a monetary settlement, as well as a public bench dedicated to his memory.

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  • The West's Shift Toward Repression

    The West's Shift Toward Repression

    By Annie Machon, Consortium News | Op-Ed

    It seems that the US government is globally paying big bucks to people to encourage them to expose the crimes of their employers, but only if they're working for financial institutions -- as opposed to say working for the government. There is one standard for financial whistleblowing, complete with generous financial rewards.

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