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Dissident Voice - 2014-06-02 - Original post - cached version

In Part 1 of this series, I examined the history and early evolution of the annual meeting that takes place among world bankers and financial and monetary officials at the International Monetary Conference. Part 2 looked at the role of the IMC in the lead-up to the 1980s debt crisis.Part 3 ...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-29 - Original post - cached version

The industry still prizes short-term profit over long-term prudence, today’s bonus over tomorrow’s relationship.

— Christine Lagarde, IMF Chief, May 27, 2014

Capitalism has always had an image problem. A public relations make-over had to be done of its...

BSNEWS - 2014-05-28 - Original post - cached version

Only when Mark Carney, Christine Lagarde and Prince Charles start talking about the abolition of privately created debt-based money should we even begin to take them seriously. Of course such an affront to the obscenely wealthy would have seen even Prince Charles ejected from the Mansion House...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-27 - Original post - cached version

The American Condolleezza Rice, 60, Iraq War architect, and the French Christine Lagarde, 58, International Monetary Fund managing director, have little in common beyond being women of power who have contributed to the misery of millions of people they never cared to meet. And now they have...

Media Monarchy - 2014-05-25 - Original post - cached version

NewWorldNextWeek.com: Episode194 - Belgium Buyer, Royal Nazi, GMO Ban
Welcome to New World Next Week - the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: Did the Fed...

BSNEWS - 2014-05-23 - Original post - cached version

An "outraged" Dominique Strauss-Kahn, aka DSK, is going to sue the producers of Welcome to New York, the movie inspired by the epic 2011 scandal that effectively terminated his career as head of the International Monetary Fund and possible future president of France.

The post Sex, lies...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-21 - Original post - cached version

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...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-17 - Original post - cached version

What would you expect from powerful people, personal courage?

The American Condoleezza Rice, 60, Iraq War architect, and the French Christine Lagarde, 58, International Monetary Fund managing director, have little in common beyond being women of power who have contributed to the misery of...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-15 - Original post - cached version

Last week, in Part 1 of the Global Power Project’s investigations into the machinery behind the International Monetary Conference, I examined the history and evolution of the IMC from its founding by the American Bankers Association in 1954 to the global financial and monetary disruptions of the...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-13 - Original post - cached version

Thomas Piketty’s book Capitalism in the Twenty First Century is all the rage, notably for its 700-page rationale of a very simple formulation: r >g. In this formula, “r” stands for return on capital and “g” stands for general economic growth. Having read a few fairly painless selections from...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-10 - Original post - cached version

“The Russians are coming … again … and they’re still ten feet tall!”

So, what do we have here? In Libya, in Syria, and elsewhere the United States has been on the same side as the al-Qaeda types. But not in Ukraine. That’s the good news. The bad news is that in Ukraine the United States...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-09 - Original post - cached version

Ever heard of the International Monetary Conference? No, I’m not referring to the annual meeting of the IMF and World Bank but rather to another, more secretive annual gathering – this one hosted by the American Bankers Association and bringing together chief executives from over 100 of the...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-07 - Original post - cached version

Not since the US and EU took over Eastern Europe, including the Baltic countries, East Germany, Poland, and the Balkans and converted them into military outposts of NATO and economic vassals, have the Western powers moved so aggressively to seize a strategic country, such as the Ukraine, posing...

Media Monarchy - 2014-05-06 - Original post - cached version

NewWorldNextWeek.com: Episode192 -
India Elections, Superbugs Spreading, Operation Choke Point
Welcome to New World Next Week - the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-01 - Original post - cached version

During frantic post-Second World War planning sessions in the West, the British Foreign Office noted its fears of “ideological infiltration” from the Soviet Union, a terrifying possibility it described as “something very like aggression.” This near-hysterical fear of independent nationalism has...

Dissident Voice - 2014-04-19 - Original post - cached version

A recent poll conducted by three Ivy League professors found that one in six people in this country could locate Ukraine on a map, and that the greater the person’s geographic ignorance, the greater the support for U.S. military intervention.

One might hope that after ensuing wars based...

Dissident Voice - 2014-04-18 - Original post - cached version

Statistics are the magic, and the manna, of the economist. They are less reliable than weather forecasts; the meteorologist has a better chance of forecasting rainfall than an economist of forecasting economic growth. Things get even more testy over the issue of Gross Domestic Product, that...

Dissident Voice - 2014-04-16 - Original post - cached version

Egypt is forming an economic dependence on funds from Saudi Arabia and the UAE that spells economic disaster for the vast majority of ordinary Egyptians who will be left paying the price.

As Egypt inches towards the first anniversary of the July 3 overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi, the...

Dissident Voice - 2014-04-12 - Original post - cached version

I doubt where the official numbers come from, those that say that Ukraine is evenly divided between those who support the West, and those who feel their identity is closely linked with Russia.

Maybe this might be the case in western Ukraine, in Lvov, or even in the capital, Kiev. But...

Faux Capitalism - 2014-04-05 - Original post - cached version

I am reproducing the full text of Joel Skousen’s critique of World Bank whistleblower Karen Hudes in his November 22, 2013 World Affairs Brief (worldaffairsbrief.com) in response to increasingly bold claims by her and corresponding scrutiny of them. “ANALYZING CLAIMS OF WORLD BANK INSIDER KAREN...

Dissident Voice - 2014-04-05 - Original post - cached version

William K. Black, author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One, teaches economics and law at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC). Says Black: The media has failed to report on the causes and possible solutions for Europe’s deflating economy.

Dissident Voice - 2014-04-05 - Original post - cached version

At 6.05 a.m., (GMT) on Tuesday April 1st, a correspondent on the BBC’s flagship morning news programme “Today” stated that Russia had “seized Crimea”, faithfully following the rampant propaganda being hysterically stirred from Washington and Whitehall and by newspapers ranging from the Los...

Aletho News - 2014-04-03 - Original post - cached version

By Robert Parry | Consortium News | April 2, 2014

It’s a safe bet that most of the Ukrainians who flooded Maidan Square in Kiev in February did not do so because they wanted the International Monetary Fund to make their lives even more miserable by slashing...

Dissident Voice - 2014-03-30 - Original post - cached version

It is now apparent that the “Maiden protests” in Kiev were in actuality a Washington organized coup against the elected democratic government. The purpose of the coup is to put NATO military bases on Ukraine’s border with Russia and to impose an IMF austerity program that serves as cover for...

Aletho News - 2014-03-28 - Original post - cached version
RT | March 28, 2014

The Ukrainian parliament has adopted an anti-crisis bill proposed by the IMF to secure an international financial aid package. Ordinary Ukrainians will have to tighten their belts to help the coup-installed government keep the collapsing economy...

Dissident Voice - 2014-03-20 - Original post - cached version

The Rwandan genocide — think you know the story? Deep-seated ethic enmity erupted in a 100-day genocidal rampage by Hutus killing Tutsis, which was only stopped by the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). A noble Canadian general tried to end the bloodletting but a dysfunctional UN refused resources....

Dissident Voice - 2014-03-11 - Original post - cached version

The media is clamoring to get Russia for attacking Ukraine, as if the US has had no influence on events. Yet, the riot in Kiev has a striking resemblance to US-sponsored color revolutions and Arab spring riots.

The template shows US mercenaries hiding behind peaceful protestors, then,...

Dissident Voice - 2014-03-11 - Original post - cached version

This week:

1. Warming up police intelligence
2. A hungry man is an angry man
3. Farm land not airports
4. Vintage riot porn: The battle for Narita
5. Bosnia burns
6. Bilbao welcomes the IMF
7. African migrants bum rush fortress Europe
8. Brujeria...

Conspiracy Watch - 2014-03-09 - Original post - cached version

Once again CIA and their super-expensive spy agencies and cyber surveillance were clueless when Russian commandos, posing as “gunmen”, quietly took over airport and government buildings in Crimea. Not the CIA, MI6 or other European spooks and cyber nerds saw Mr Putin coming! Again he...

Dissident Voice - 2014-03-08 - Original post - cached version

Ukraine

When it gets complicated and confusing, when you’re overwhelmed with too much information, changing daily; too many explanations, some contradictory … try putting it into some kind of context by stepping back and looking at the larger, long-term picture.

The United States...

Dissident Voice - 2014-03-08 - Original post - cached version

In February the World Bank announced an ambitious plan to initiate a $1 billion fund to finance an effort to map the mineral resources of the African continent. Their plan is to use advanced satellite and surveillance technology to, in the words of a World Bank senior manager, “identify the...

Revelations Radio News - 2014-03-07 - Original post - cached version

Russian troops are in Ukraine, and Putin is the man. What is the first order of business for an installed puppet dictator? Comply with the IMF of course. Obama is weak, and Greenwald loves him …

Dissident Voice - 2014-03-07 - Original post - cached version

According to a report in Kommersant-Ukraine, the finance ministry of Washington’s stooges in Kiev who are pretending to be a government has prepared an economic austerity plan that will cut Ukrainian pensions from $160 to $80 so that Western bankers who lent money to Ukraine can be repaid at the...

Dissident Voice - 2014-03-05 - Original post - cached version

Gerald Celente calls the Western media “presstitutes,” an ingenuous term that I often use. Presstitutes sell themselves to Washington for access and government sources and to keep their jobs. Ever since the corrupt Clinton regime permitted the concentration of the US media, there has been no...

Dissident Voice - 2014-03-05 - Original post - cached version

Investigative journalist Robert Parry talks about Russia’s move to invade Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and the role of the US and the west in fomenting crisis there.

Dissident Voice - 2014-03-04 - Original post - cached version

Waterloo. Stalingrad. Egomaniacal imperialists think they can conquer the world. But they can’t–at least not forever. So maybe I’ve been looking at this all wrong. Well, not *all* wrong, but from too dark a place. Until now it has been tempting to see the US and its imperial death merchants as...

Faux Capitalism - 2014-02-28 - Original post - cached version

Updated 03/01/14 in response to a reader’s email to Karen Hudes, asking for clarification. See more in the comments below. Thanks to Red Ice Radio for conducting this February 21, 2014 interview with Karen Hudes, confirming my suspicions about her since late 2013, when she claimed that the...

Dissident Voice - 2013-12-26 - Original post - cached version

The rushed campaign to insert Stanley Fischer straight from his position leading Israel’s central bank into the number two spot at the Federal Reserve has allowed little time for research into the appointee’s career or for informed public debate about his record. Like the failed recent Obama...

Dissident Voice - 2013-12-05 - Original post - cached version

The Group of Thirty (or G-30) describes itself as “a private, nonprofit, international body composed of very senior representatives of the private and public sectors and academia,” which “aims to deepen understanding of international economic and financial issues, to explore the international...

Dissident Voice - 2013-11-12 - Original post - cached version

In Costa Rica, publicly-owned banks have been available for so long and work so well that people take for granted that any country that knows how to run an economy has a public banking option. Costa Ricans are amazed to hear there is only one public depository bank in the United States (the Bank...

Dissident Voice - 2013-11-07 - Original post - cached version

Early on Thursday, 7 November 2013, Greek riot police stormed the offices of Greece’s main public broadcaster, which had been under a five-month occupation by workers who opposed the government’s decision to shut down the broadcaster, firing thousands and destroying a major cultural institution...

Aletho News - 2013-06-13 - Original post - cached version
By Denis Culum | The Argentina Independent | June 12, 2013

Economy ministers of member countries of Banco del Sur are meeting today in Caracas to define the operational details and implementation of this financial institution – a new regional funding entity independent...

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