Posted on April 5, 2012 by willyloman
by Scott Creighton
Sooner or later, we are all Dimitris Christoulas.
Dimitris Christoulas picked a tree in a park in central Athens by the nation’s parliament. It took him 77 years to get to that point, to pick that tree. He sat down next to it, sat in the shady side at 9am in the morning as people were bustling back and forth getting on with the business of starting their day. Dimitris pinned a note to himself, some say he shouted a comment, others say he said nothing.
In Detroit yesterday the city council voted 5-4 to enter into an agreement with the state of Michigan to radically change the city and the way it works due to pending financial hardships which were brought on by the deliberate controlled demolition of the economy of the United States by the banks and huge financial houses whom we have poured money into ever since.
There’s a connection and it’s not pretty.
Filed under: Globalization, Economic Crisis ie. Disaster Capitalism, Scott Creighton, class warfare, Banking Heist, economic terrorism, Global Free Market Wars, Neoliberalizing Michigan, Neoliberalizing America, Protests in Greece, Protests in Michigan, Neoliberalizing Greece | 5 Comments »
Posted on June 5, 2011 by willyloman
(Another must read. Also read the post below by Michael Hudson.)
by Dean Henderson, Left Hook Blog
The Four Horsemen of Banking (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo) own the Four Horsemen of Oil (Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch/Shell, BP and Chevron Texaco); in tandem with Deutsche Bank, BNP, Barclays and other European old money behemoths. But their monopoly over the global economy does not end at the edge of the oil patch.
According to company 10K filings to the SEC, the Four Horsemen of Banking are among the top ten stock holders of virtually every Fortune 500 corporation.
So who then are the stockholders in these money center banks?
This information is guarded much more closely. My queries to bank regulatory agencies regarding stock ownership in the top 25 US bank holding companies were given Freedom of Information Act status, before being denied on “national security” grounds. This is rather ironic, since many of the bank’s stockholders reside in Europe.
Filed under: Banking Heist, CIA are the Real Terrorists, class warfare, disaster capitalism, Economic Crisis ie. Disaster Capitalism, economic terrorism, Global Free Market Wars, Globalization, Neoliberalizing America, Neoliberalizing Michigan, Neoliberalizing New York, Protests in Michigan, Protests in Wisconsin, Strauss-Kahn Honey Pot, The So-Called PIIGS, War on Public Education, war on the middle class | 2 Comments »
Posted on May 27, 2011 by willyloman
(H/T Prison Planet)
Could you imagine the outcry if this were taking place in Iran? We would be at war in hours.
They are wearing riot gear, masks, no name tags, no faces… beating on children.
Go here to watch new videos being uploaded now.
In this video, watch the fascist thugs get chased from the square by thousands of protesters.
One of our “democratic” partners in the Global Free Market Wars shows us how they deal with protests (ie: the will of the people) when it comes to pushing their austerity measures programs on their own people.
Watch as Spain unleashes their own jack-booted thugs (dressed out like Storm Troopers in black) on young Spanish protesters.
Filed under: Globalization, disaster capitalism, Economic Crisis ie. Disaster Capitalism, class warfare, The So-Called PIIGS, Protests in Spain, Protests in Greece, Protests in France, Protests in Michigan, Protests in Wisconsin, Protests in Yemen, Protests in Egypt | 3 Comments »