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Slowly but surely the media are waking up to Occupy Wall Street

October 8th, 2011 How well or badly has the mainstream media done with its Occupy Wall Street coverage? In my view they started out very poorly, with attempts to mock and belittle the protesters from the likes of blogger Nathalie Rothschild, then an Orwellian virtual black out, followed by shockingly slanted coverage from the likes of CNN […]

October 8th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

Paul Krugman: Occupy Wall Street might well be the turning point

October 7th, 2011 New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has thrown his weight behind the Occupy Wall Street protests, saying: “Occupy Wall Street is starting to look like an important event that might even eventually be seen as a turning point.” Krugman, who won the Nobel prize for economics in 2008 and is professor of […]

October 7th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

Are Wall Street sans-culottes capable of storming of neo-liberal capitalism’s Bastille?

September 22nd, 2011 The Occupy Wall Street protests, which kicked off last Saturday, have been derided as an irrelevance by the likes of Nathalie Rothschild in Spiked, and largely ignored by the mainstream media. I accept that the turnout has been much lower than predicted and that some of the protestors are whimsical youngsters who seem somewhat […]

September 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

HSBC still laundering money for terrorist groups, says whistleblower Everett Stern

September 18th, 2013 In the video interview above, former HSBC anti-money laundering compliance officer, Everett Stern, frankly describes the criminal methods used by HSBC to launder money for terrorist groups including Hamas and Hezbollah as well as for drug cartels and other criminals. Although the bank paid a $1.9 billion penalty as part of a record-breaking money laundering […]

September 18th, 2013 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

Carney—Saviour of the United Kingdom?

November 26th, 2012 Finally, the UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has done something right. He has appointed Mark Carney, the current governor of the Bank of Canada, as the next governor of the Bank of England. Carney is due to succeed Sir Mervyn King on 1st July 2013. I guess the bookies have […]

November 26th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

This interview with Chris Hedges is a tour de force

May 3rd, 2012 In this interview and Q&A session broadcast on C-Span2’s Book TV‘s In Depth Chris Hedges provides a devastating analysis of what what’s gone wrong with America and, by extension, the world. It is long, but it is rewarding viewing. Hedges, a former Pullitzer Prize-winning New York Times foreign correspondent and author of books […]

May 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

Mark Carney – The new sheriff in finance’s global village

By Ian Fraser Published: QFINANCE Date: November 10th, 2011 The wild swings in global liquidity that continue to distort economies around the world might, if left unchecked, trigger the end of open capital markets and free trade, Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney warned in a recent speech. Carney, named head of the G20’s Financial Stability […]

November 10th, 2011 | Posted in Article Library,Blog | Read More »

I’m a former banker, a one per center, and I’m mad as hell too

November 4th, 2011 By John Fullerton Despite the media’s portrayal, Occupy Wall Street is all about taking back democracy Let’s be clear. The Occupy movement is not a product of frustration, as President Obama, Treasury Secretary Geithner, and now Eric Cantor have suggested. Frustration is passive; anger is active. Martin Luther King was not frustrated. […]

November 4th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

The dukes and earls in America’s great tower of bullshit start to blink

By Ian Fraser Published: QFINANCE Date: October 20th, 2011 There may be a good few Maoists, Trotskyists, Anarcho-Syndicalists and even the odd deluded benefit scrounger among them, but it is simply wrong to characterize the Occupy Wall Street protestors who are camping out in 1,500 cities worldwide as wanting to overthrow capitalism, in the same way […]

October 20th, 2011 | Posted in Article Library,Blog,Latest Articles | Read More »

Chris Hedges on “The Alyona Show”

October 8th, 2011 Pullitzer prize-winning war correspondent and author Chris Hedges last week spoke to RT’s Washington correspondent Alyona Minkovski to give his views on the fast-growing Occupy Wall Street movement. Standing amongst protesters from the Occupy D.C. protest, Hedges explained the deep sense of frustration that is giving the movement impetus in the US […]

October 9th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | Read More »