Jahsun Edmonds: Bank of America, J. P. Morgan Chase, Wachovia, Wells Fargo, Brown Brothers Harriman, The Royal Bank of Scotland, N. M. Rothschild & Sons Bank, and Lehman Brothers owned, sold, and purchased slaves.
James Preston Allen: The police cannot arrest their way out of the homeless crisis, the L.A. Sanitation Department can’t sweep it under the rug or haul it away.
Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies: Unfortunately, killing and maiming civilians with US weapons is a regular occurrence, as evidenced in our new CODEPINK report War Profiteers: The U.S. War Machine and the Arming of Repressive Regimes.
Ellen Brown: A “yes” vote will allow the creation of a city-owned bank that can partner with local banks to provide low-cost credit for the community, following the steller precedent of the century-old Bank of North Dakota, currently the nation’s only state-owned bank.