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Rising Food Prices and the Egyptian Tinderbox: How Banks and Investors Are Starving the Third World

by Ellen Brown “What for a poor man is a crust, for a rich man is a securitized asset class.” –Futures trader Ann Berg, quoted in the UK Guardian Underlying the sudden, volatile uprising in Egypt and Tunisia is a growing global crisis sparked by soaring food prices and unemployment.  The Associated Press reports that roughly 40 percent […]

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California Residents Hit With Government Ban On Paying By Cash

District officials want to find out who “uncommonly antagonistic” individuals are by tracing requests for public records, while federal government paints cash users as potential terrorists

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Goldman Sachs Got Billions From AIG For Its Own Account, Crisis Panel Finds

Shahien Nasiripour   Goldman Sachs collected $2.9 billion from the American International Group as payout on a speculative trade it placed for the benefit of its own account, receiving the bulk of those funds after AIG received an enormous taxpayer rescue, according to the final report of an investigative panel appointed by Congress. The fact […]

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Federal Research Center Will Help Develop Medicines

Makes me gag… By GARDINER HARRIS   The Obama administration has become so concerned about the slowing pace of new drugs coming out of the pharmaceutical industry that officials have decided to start a billion-dollar government drug development center to help create medicines. The new effort comes as many large drug makers, unable to find enough […]

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Behold the Storm and All the Mad People

  By Dr. Mark Sircus This video powerfully presents the ideas in this essay. My first spiritual teacher, who also doubled as a martial arts instructor, taught that people learn from repetition and impact. The video definitely delivers on the impact and I hope my presentation of the words of many delivers on the necessary […]

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5 Reasons NOT to Pay Your Credit Cards

Interesting,lol  Please, I’m not saying NOT to pay your credit bills, unless you’re brave enough to face the consequences… (in which case I’d salute you because you’re truly in the path to real freedom!)     Are you one of the millions of Americans trying to decide between paying your credit card bills and eating? […]

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Why the Wall Street-BP Double Standard?

Les Leopold Author, “The Looting of America” Posted: June 25, 2010 “In reality, credit pollutants pose the same kind of threat to our economy as chemical toxins do to our environment. Like their chemical counterparts, they tend to concentrate in the weakest and most vulnerable parts of the financial system, and that’s where the toxic […]

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Oval Office Duplicity: Cover for Corporate Criminality

by Stephen Lendman June 18, 2010 Since taking office, Obama proved himself a machine politician, not a man of the people, an earlier article explaining it this way: He promised peace and delivered war; real health and financial reform, not same old, same old; help for millions losing jobs, homes, hope and futures, not handouts […]

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