World of Resistance Report: IMF, World Bank, Giant Consultants Admit The Storm Is Coming By Andrew Gavin Marshall

21 July 2014 — Andrew Gavin Marshall

Originally posted at Occupy.com

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Following Parts 123 and 4 of the World of Resistance Report, in this fifth installment I examine the warnings of social unrest and revolution emanating from the world’s major international financial institutions like the IMF and World Bank, as well as the world’s major consulting firms that provide strategic and investment advice to corporations, banks and investors around the world.

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Buying Up the Planet: Out-of-control Central Banks on a Corporate Buying Spree By Ellen Brown

22 June 2014 — Ellen Brown

Finance is the new form of warfare – without the expense of a military overhead and an occupation against unwilling hosts. It is a competition in credit creation to buy foreign resources, real estate, public and privatized infrastructure, bonds and corporate stock ownership. Who needs an army when you can obtain the usual objective (monetary wealth and asset appropriation) simply by financial means? — Dr. Michael Hudson, Counterpunch, October 2010

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Enron 2.0: Wall Street Manipulates Energy Prices … and Every Other Market

3 May 2014 — WashingtonsBlog

Energy Prices Manipulated

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says that JP Morgan has massively manipulated energy markets in  California and the Midwest, obtaining tens of millions of dollars in overpayments from grid operators between September 2010 and June 2011.

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Big Banks Started Laundering Massive Sums of Drug Money In the 1980s … And Are Still Doing It Today

2 May 2014 – WashingtonsBlog

For More Than 30 Years, the Big Banks Have Been Key Players In the Drug Trade

It has become mainstream news that at least some of the big banks are  laundering staggering sums of drug money.  See this, this, this, this, this, this and and this.

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State of Europe: How the European Round Table of Industrialists Came to Wage Class War on Europe By Andrew Gavin Marshall

26 February 2014 —  Andrew Gavin MarshallState of Power 2014: The Transnational Institute

screenshot_from_2014-01-20_154118_1Originally posted at the Transnational Institute, 21 January 2014. In its third annual ‘State of Power’ report, TNI uses vibrant infographics and penetrating essays to expose and analyse the principal power-brokers that have caused financial, economic, social and ecological crises worldwide.

In my contribution to the ‘State of Power’ report (and in cooperation with Occupy.com), “State of Europe: How the European Round Table of Industrialists Came to Wage Class War on Europe,” I examine the role of a major corporate interest group in shaping the policies of the European Union.

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Obama’s TPP Negotiators Received Huge Bonuses from Big Banks

18 February 2014 — RT

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A controversial trade deal being touted by the White House is expected to give American corporations broad new authority if approved. Now according to newly released documents, big banks gave millions to the execs that are now orchestrating the agreement.

Investigative journalist Lee Fang wrote for Republic Report on Tuesday this week that two former well-placed individuals within the ranks of Bank of America and CitiGroup were awarded millions of dollars in bonuses before jumping ship to work on the Trans-Pacific Partnership on behalf of the White House.

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We can end the despotism of finance, at a price By Ann Pettifor

24 February 2014 — OurKingdom

To mark the publication of Ann Pettifor’s e-book, Just Money: How Society Can Break the Despotic Power of Finance, OurKingdom are running a series of articles that explore the nature of money and the politics of the financial system. Here Pettifor launches the series and introduces some of its key themes.

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Video: Indebted citizenship – an interview with David Harvey in Teatro Valle

24 February 2014 — OpenDemocracy

Austerity doesn’t make sense economically: but it does make sense as a politics of autocracy and the securitized state. Europe should learn from China and Latin America, interviewed by Andrea Mura. (Video, 17 minutes).

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The Elusive Recovery By Prabhat Patnaik

8 January 2014 — Socialist Project

The world capitalist crisis which began in 2008 not only persists but is worsening. The second half of the current year [2013] was supposed to be the period when growth in the major advanced countries would gather momentum. The IMF had predicted in spring that activity would “gradually accelerate.” But the latest figures show that instead of a recovery we have an actual deceleration in growth. Continue reading this...

Global financial system may be heading for another 2008 By Nick Beams

2 November 2013 — WSWS

This week’s decision by the US Federal Reserve to continue its $85 billion per month cash handout to the banks and finance houses, in the form of purchases of treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities, and the likelihood that the policy will continue well into the new year, can only heighten concerns that the global financial system is heading for another crash, possibly on a scale bigger than 2008.

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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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Banking Scandals as a Mirror to the Struggle for World Domination (II) By Valentin KATASONOV

14 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Part 1

It is interesting that until recently, all the major initiatives to investigate the illegal and criminal activities of banks came from Washington. A certain amount of activity has also been witnessed in London, which (oh, the horror!) has started to prosecute Rothschild banks. Some experts are seeing this kind of “unpatriotic” position from the British authorities as a result of the fact that the country’s current leadership is heavily dependent on Washington like never before.

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