Central Bank Digital Currencies: A Revolution in Banking? by Ellen Brown

17 September 2016 —  EllenBrown.com • The Web of Debt Blog

Several central banks, including the Bank of England, the People’s Bank of China, the Bank of Canada and the Federal Reserve, are exploring the concept of issuing their own digital currencies, using the blockchain technology developed for Bitcoin. Skeptical commentators suspect that their primary goal is to eliminate cash, setting us up for negative interest rates (we pay the bank to hold our deposits rather than the reverse).

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A Public Bank Option for Scotland By Ellen Brown

17 September 2014 — Global Research

Scottish voters will go to the polls on September 18th to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country. As video blogger Ian R. Crane colorfully puts the issues and possibilities: Continue reading this...

Austerity Revisited: How Global Financiers Rigged the Bank Bailouts of the 1980s By Andrew Gavin Marshall

21 May 2014 — Occupy.com

In the first part of this Global Power Project series, I examined the origins and early evolution of the International Monetary Conference, an annual meeting (to be held June 1-3 in Munich) of several hundred of the world’s most influential bankers who gather in secrecy with the finance ministers, regulators and central bankers of the world’s most powerful nations. The second part looked at the role of the IMC in the lead-up to the 1980s debt crisis. Now, in Part 3, we examine the role the IMC played throughout that debt crisis which began in August of 1982.

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The Global Banking Game Is Rigged, and the FDIC Is Suing By Ellen Brown

13 April 2014 — Global Research

Taxpayers are paying billions of dollars for a swindle pulled off by the world’s biggest banks, using a form of derivative called interest-rate swaps; and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has now joined a chorus of litigants suing over it. According to an SEIU report:

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The Lisbon Agenda: Financialising Europe’s Economy By Kean Birch

5 March 2014 — New Left Project

My main aim in this short piece is to outline how the Lisbon Strategy or Agenda (henceforth Lisbon Agenda) is implicated in the growing financialization of the European economy and what this has meant for the broader European political-economic project. But what the hell, I hear you ask, is this “Lisbon Agenda”? 

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The Entire Fiat Money System is Bankrupt: Demise of the Global US Fiat Dollar Reserve Currency By Matthias Chang

1 November 2013 — Global Research

It’s been a while since I last wrote an article on the on-going financial crisis. I don’t write for the sake of writing, as others do because they have to do so, on account of their subscribers who pay hefty subscription fees and demand their money’s worth.

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Global Power Project, Part 8: Banking on Influence with Wells Fargo By Andrew Gavin Marshall

1 August 2013 — Andrew Gavin Marshall (Originally posted at Occupy.com)

Just recently, in late July, Wells Fargo surpassed the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) as the world’s largest bank by market capitalization. This followed Wells Fargo reporting a 19% increase in profits over the second quarter as the bank has been busy consolidating the housing market while other big banks have retreated from it. Wells Fargo had amassed a share of almost 40% of the U.S. mortgage market by early 2013.

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Giant Banks Take Over Real Economy As Well As Financial System … Enabling Manipulation On a Vast Scale

10 July 2013 — WashingtonsBlog

Big Banks Move Into Uranium Mining, Petroleum Products, Aluminum, Ownership and Operation Of Airports, Toll Roads, and Ports, and Electricity

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Wikileaks Newslinks 21 December 2012

21 December 2012williambowles.info


Julian Assange: WikiLeaks to release 1 million new documents


(CNN) — WikiLeaks is preparing to release more than a million documents next year, the controversial website’s founder said Thursday. Julian Assange did not provide details about their contents but said they “affect every country in the world.” He …



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Audio: The unstable politicians in the US are dangerous – WikiLeaks spokesperson

20 December 2012 — Voice of Russia

In an exclusive interview with the Voice of Russia, WikiLeaks official spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson speaks about the Freedom of the Press Foundation and their new initiative to provide help and assistance to members of the press who are being persecuted for seeking to tell the truth. In particular the FPF offers a way to circumvent the illegal extra-judicial blockade against WikiLeaks. He also talked about unstable and dangerous American politicians. Continue reading this...

New free press foundation helps WikiLeaks to subvert banking blockade

17 December 2012  — Finextra

A new foundation dedicated to promoting media transparency and fighting censorship is to support WikiLeaks in its efforts to subvert a two-year block on payments by Visa and MasterCard.

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Released: WikiLeaks cash blockade ‘ordered’ by American ‘hard-right’

27 November 2012RT

WikiLeaks has released European Commission documents which allegedly show ‘hard-right US politicians’ orchestrated an ‘extrajudicial’ banking blockade against the whistle-blowing site.

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European Parliament votes to protect Wikileaks against financial blockade

21 November, 2012The People’s Record

European Parliament votes to protect WikiLeaks. In a landmark decision today the European Parliament initiated the drafting of legislation that would stop the arbitrary banking blockades against WikiLeaks and other organizations facing economic censorship. This is an important signal from the European lawmakers. It is a recognition of the seriousness of the precedents set in December 2010, still in force, when Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Western Union and Bank of America launched a unilateral, extrajudicial banking blockade against donations to WikiLeaks.

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Video: Pt2 Is Public Ownership the Solution?

15 July 2012 — The Real News Network


Gar Alperovitz: There is nothing new about public ownership of major enterprises in the USA (inc. transcript) Continue reading this...