Political Articles from 2018

How the banks won over Washington again

[Politics]
How the banks won over Washington again
By Zachary Warmbrodt
Posted January 28, 2018

big banks are back in chargeLess than a decade after being blamed for fueling the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, banks are winning again in Washington.

The rebound for the lenders has been so remarkable that Republicans and Democrats in Congress are pushing to scale back financial regulations imposed in the wake of the meltdown — one of the few areas where the two parties agree.

President Donald Trump, who once vowed not to let Wall Street “get away with murder,” has dropped the demonizing campaign rhetoric and recruited industry veterans to his administration. His Treasury Department has drawn up a series of recommendations for trimming the post-crisis rule book. Even the Federal Reserve, the top banking regulator, is working to relax safeguards. More…

Challenging the Footprint of US Empire

[Political]
Challenging the Footprint of US Empire
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
Posted January 18, 2018

US is the the largest empire in historyThe United States cannot be a moral or ethical country until it faces up to the realities of US empire and the destruction it causes around the world. The US undermines governments (including democracies), kills millions of people, causes mass migrations of people fleeing their homes, communities and countries and produces vast environmental damage.

The military footprint of the United States shows it is the largest empire in world history. In our interview with historian Alfred McCoy, author of “In The Shadows of the American Century,” he describes how some of the key characteristics of US empire are secrecy and covert actions. This are some of the reasons why it is rare to ever hear US empire discussed in the corporate media or by politicians. McCoy told us this was true for some other empires too, and that it is often not until the empire begins to falter that their existence becomes part of the political dialogue. More…

The Washington Post Says That Fedcoin Will Be ‘Bigger’ Than Bitcoin

[Economic]
The Washington Post Says That Fedcoin Will Be ‘Bigger’ Than Bitcoin
By Michael Snyder
Posted January 15, 2018

The Fed wants to control crypto currenciesThe Federal Reserve and other global central banks could just leave us alone and allow us to create our own currencies. The cryptocurrency revolution is moving along just fine, and there is no need for any sort of interference.

But I have a feeling that the powers that be will eventually manufacture some sort of a “cryptocurrency crisis” if one does not happen naturally. In the aftermath, they will attempt to introduce some version of “fedcoin”, and many in the general public will be very thankful for the “solution” that the government has provided.

And that day may be closer than we think. In fact, the U.S. government has already invested millions into cryptocurrency research: More…

The Same Democrats Who Denounce Trump Just Voted to Give Him Vast Warrantless Spying Powers

[Political]
The Same Democrats Who Denounce Trump Just Voted to Give Him Vast Warrantless Spying Powers
by Glenn Greenwald
Posted January 15, 2018

not falling for the false choiceLeading Congressional Democrats have spent the last year relentlessly accusing Donald Trump of being controlled by or treasonously loyal to a hostile foreign power. Over the last several months, they have added to those disloyalty charges a new set of alleged crimes: abusing the powers of the Executive Branch – including the Justice Department and FBI – to vindictively punish political opponents while corruptly protecting the serious crimes of his allies, including his own family members and possibly himself.

A proposed new amendment was scheduled to be voted on in the House of Representatives that would have imposed meaningful limits and new safeguards on Trump’s ability to exercise one of the most dangerous, invasive and historically abused presidential powers: spying on the communications of American citizens without warrants. Yesterday’s amendment was designed to limit the powers first enacted during the Bush years to legalize the Bush/Cheney domestic warrantless eavesdropping program. The Intercept’s Alex Emmons on Wednesday detailed the history and substance of the various bills pending in the House. More…

The False Flag Formula – 15 Ways to Detect a False Flag Operation

[Politics]
The False Flag Formula – 15 Ways to Detect a False Flag Operation
by Makia Freeman
Posted January 14, 2018

is the terror level real?A false flag formula is becoming readily apparent in the face of so many mass shootings and bombings in the US. The phenomenon has become so commonplace in the last 3 years that it’s becoming more American than apple pie. According to ShootingTracker.com, there have been 353 mass shootings in the USA for 2015 so far. However, as scary as that number is, the good news is that you don’t have to be afraid of them like you may think. A very large number of them – and all of them with any mass media significance and attention – are false flag staged terror events.

Some have real victims, some do not, but either way, the most criminal of all institutions – the Government – is the orchestrating force behind them. They are scripted, pre-planned operations which are definitely not the result of random gun violence. Just as Obama stated (by hiding the truth in plain sight), there is a pattern behind these mass shootings. The Controllers are following a definite false flag formula. Below is a list of the top 15 elements of this formula, which you can now use to detect a false flag operation as it occurs: More…

A Brief History of the New World Order

[Economics]
A Brief History of the New World Order
By Richard K. Moore
Posted January 14, 2018

brief history of the New World OrderWWI was the epochal event that began an identifiable program toward a new world order, a single global hierarchy, controlling all global affairs, under the control of elite financiers.

The British Empire represented the ultimate evolution of one particular path to global dominance: a single hegemonic power, playing off other powers against one another in a balance of powers strategy.

Certain mechanisms of power were perfected in this era. I refer to the integration of propaganda, racism, intelligence operations, covert intervention, diplomacy, financial manipulation, and naked military power — all orchestrated, with considerable art and brutality, in the pursuit of imperialist objectives. More…

There Are Now So Many Admissions by Government Officials of False Flag Terror

[Politics]
There Are Now So Many Admissions by Government Officials of False Flag Terror
by WashingtonsBlog
Posted January 13, 2018

false flag attacks are realThere are now so many admissions by government officials of false flag terror that only the willfully ignorant still doubt the reality of the concept.

Although the FBI now admits that the 2001 anthrax attacks were carried out by one or more U.S. government scientists, a senior FBI official says that the FBI was actually told to blame the Anthrax attacks on Al Qaeda by White House officials (remember what the anthrax letters looked like). Government officials also confirm that the white House tried to link the anthrax to Iraq as a justification for regime change in that country.

Undercover Israeli soldiers admitted in 2005 to throwing stones at other Israeli soldiers so they could blame it on Palestinians, as an excuse to crack down on peaceful protests by the Palestinians.

Quebec police admitted that, in 2007, thugs carrying rocks to a peaceful protest were actually undercover Quebec police officers (and see this). Much More…

Wall Street Bank with Three Felonies Sends Employee to Head SEC Trading Division

[Political]
Wall Street Bank with Three Felonies Sends Employee to Head SEC Trading Division
By Pam Martens and Russ Martens
Posted January 12, 2018

Bret RedfearnThe arrogance of the captured Wall Street regulators in Washington grows exponentially with each passing day.

The only Wall Street bank which has admitted to three criminal felony charges – all coming within the past three years – has been allowed to send one of its trading executives to head a key post at Wall Street’s top cop – the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Failing up continues to be the business model in the nation’s capitol.

The Trump administration, in its continuing Swamp-filling mandate from the billionaires behind the dark curtain, has elevated Brett Redfearn as Director of the Division of Trading and Markets at the SEC. Redfearn has worked at JPMorgan Securities from November 2004 to October 2017 when he was named to the new SEC post. More…

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