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FEATURING ARUN GUPTA – The Justice Department has formally recommended that the federal government withhold funds from the cities of New York, Portland, and Seattle—all Democratic-run cities, and localities that Attorney General William Barr referred to as, “permitting anarchy, violence, and destruction.” Mr. Barr said, “We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance.”

Meanwhile it is violence from Portland police and some of their allied armed vigilante groups that have been documented as wielding brutal violence.

If you are a member of the press you can join a Portland press conference about police violence on protesters this Wednesday September 23rd at 4 pm PST by emailing arun dot indypendent at gmail dot com.

Arun Gupta is an investigative journalist who has written for the Washington Post, The Nation, Raw Story, The Guardian, and Jacobin. He is also a regular news correspondent for Rising Up With Sonali.

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