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‘Goldmanizing’ Donald Trump

Two former Goldman Sachs executives (pictured, Gary Cohn)—along with the Federal Reserve—are likely to control our economy and financial system in the years to come.

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Defying Donald Trump’s Kleptocracy

The president-elect represents the late stage of capitalism, when corporations, no longer able to generate profits at former levels, pillage the government and society for profit. However, he will be vulnerable to impeachment if we take to the streets.

Posted on Jan 1, 2017 READ MORE



Donald Trump Continues the Manipulation of Populism by ‘Swamping Up’ His Path to Power

Beneath populist pretense and slander, the coming Trump presidency is shaping up as a great monument to the nation’s unelected dictatorship of money. The only real mystery is how far it will deliver on its reactionary promises.

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 READ MORE



How to Swamp Washington and Double-Cross Your Supporters

It’s been a month since the election, and here’s what’s clear: Crony capitalism, the kind that festers and grows when offered public support in its search for private profits, is the order of the day among Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks.

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 READ MORE



The Mafia State

The greed of the 1 percent and their dismantling of good governance have given rise to a criminal economy and criminal state embodied in the presidency of Donald J. Trump.

Posted on Dec 4, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary Pick Is a Lucky Man. Very Lucky.

Steven Mnuchin has a long history of coming out ahead, even in questionable deals.

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Glenn Greenwald on Who’s to Blame for Trump’s Election

The Intercept journalist lays out why the Democratic Party needs to take responsibility.

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 READ MORE



Read Full Contents of Three Hillary Clinton Speeches to Goldman Sachs

The transcripts were obtained via a hack of campaign chairman John Podesta’s personal email account and published online by WikiLeaks.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE



Ecuador Admits to Cutting Off WikiLeaks Founder’s Internet Because of Podesta Emails

The web access of Julian Assange (pictured) was intentionally shut down by Ecuadorean government officials, who felt the WikiLeaks founder was interfering in the U.S. presidential election. (Updated)

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump: The Dress Rehearsal for Fascism

The Democratic elites, we know from leaked emails, helped elevate a buffoonish rival whom they saw as the perfect foil for Hillary Clinton. The game they are playing—if they do not address our rising inequality, despair and loss of civil liberties—will usher in an American fascism.

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 READ MORE


What We Know So Far About the Hillary Clinton Campaign’s Leaked Emails

Lee Fang of The Intercept, co-author of the article “Memo Shows What Major Donors Like Goldman Sachs Want From Democratic Party,” discusses what are largely confirmations about Clinton’s relationship with Wall Street, fossil fuels and more.

Posted on Oct 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Elizabeth Warren Demands Investigation Into President Obama’s Failure to Jail the Banksters

“I can think of no matter of ‘intense public interest’ about which ‘the American people deserve the details’ than the issue of what precisely happened to the criminal referrals that followed the 2008 crash.”

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE



Fooled Again

We have once more been baited and hooked by the corporate elites who look upon the electorate as malleable and disposable.

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 READ MORE



The Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History

The 5,544-page text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership confirms that the agreement would be another step in the global capitalists’ march to enslave us. Open, sustained revolt is our only option.

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 READ MORE



Clinton and Trump Are Rich and Pals of the Rich—and That Could Be a Huge Problem for the Nation

Whatever the differences between the two nominees, either will function as an emissary of the powerful who control America. That’s the conflict of interest we all should be talking about.

Posted on Aug 21, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders’ Endgame Is an Opportunity for the Radical Left

The fundamental premise of Sanders’ campaign—that his “political revolution” can be accomplished within the confines of capitalism—is incorrect. That will soon be clear.

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 READ MORE



Et Tu, Bernie?

It is one thing to hold one’s nose and vote for Hillary Clinton as the lesser evil. It is quite another to suddenly absolve the Clintons, who have, as Bernie Sanders repeatedly pointed out, contributed so much to the national crisis.

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 READ MORE



The Unvetted Hillary Clinton: Few Tough Questions, Fewer Answers

Doubts remain about Clinton’s record on issues beyond her use of a homebrew email server. As a result, the presumptive Democratic nominee is more vulnerable than she should be.

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 READ MORE


AUDIO: Robert Scheer Speaks With Nomi Prins About the Connection Between Washington and Wall Street

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence”—the Truthdig editor in chief’s podcast on KCRW—author, journalist and former investment banker Nomi Prins explains the culture of Wall Street and its influence on government.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Greece Bailout Was for EU Banks: Study Confirms That Rescue Loans Didn’t Serve the Greek People

“The only reason why they effected this so-called bailout of Greece was to save their own banks and to present this as solidarity with Greece.”

Posted on May 5, 2016 READ MORE



Keeping Wall Street Speeches Secret Speaks Volumes About Hillary Clinton

A watchdog website is tracking the time since she promised she’d “look into” releasing the transcripts, but all she and her surrogates have done is unleash a cascade of excuses, obfuscations and evasions.

Posted on May 1, 2016 READ MORE



Once-Undocumented Wall Street Executive Now Is Helping Others Live the American Dream

Julissa Arce worked for seven years at Goldman Sachs as an undocumented immigrant. Now she is an American citizen fighting for immigration reform, and her incredible story may soon become a TV series. 

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 READ MORE


Code Pink Stakes Out Hillary Clinton’s Santa Monica Fundraiser

Code Pink activists gathered Thursday afternoon in a tony neighborhood in Santa Monica, Calif., for a colorful protest designed to get Clinton’s attention.

Posted on Mar 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Mexicanization of the United States

The destruction caused by neoliberalism is global. The patterns of economic, social, cultural and political assault that Mexico has suffered are afflicting countries from Greece to the United States. Only a worldwide anti-capitalist resistance movement will save us.

Posted on Mar 13, 2016 READ MORE



Unlikely Critic Neel Kashkari Says Banks Still Pose ‘Nuclear’ Risk to U.S. Economy

Federal Reserve official Neel Kashkari warns that “we won’t see the next crisis coming, and it won’t look like what we might be expecting.”

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders’ Phantom Movement

No “movement” or “political revolution” will ever be built within the Democratic Party. The Sanders campaign is just one more betrayal of the left.

Posted on Feb 14, 2016 READ MORE



Key Members of Hillary Clinton Team Lobbied Against Bills She Now Touts as National Accomplishments

On the presidential campaign trail, the candidate has been hailing Obamacare and the Dodd-Frank Act, a measure aimed at Wall Street corruption. Yet she has infused her staff with former lobbyists and consultants who did all they could to block the two reforms.

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 READ MORE



No ‘Artful Smear’: Clintons Were Paid $153 Million in Speaking Fees, Analysis Shows

Thousands are calling for the public release of speech transcripts.

Posted on Feb 7, 2016 READ MORE



At Town Hall and in Campaign Filings, Clinton’s Cozy Wall Street Ties Are on Display

Hillary Clinton defends her whopping speaking fees from Goldman Sachs by saying, “That’s what they offered.”

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 READ MORE


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VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Laughs When Asked if She Will Release Her Goldman Sachs Speeches

The Democratic presidential candidate laughed and turned away when Intercept reporter Lee Fang asked if she would release transcripts of her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs.

Posted on Jan 23, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Blames Bernie for an Old Clintonite Hustle, and That’s a Rotten Shame

With stupefying arrogance, Clinton tried during Sunday’s debate to tie her rival to the Great Recession—an economic crisis that actually was fostered by Bill Clinton, his aides and even one of her own campaign advisers.

Posted on Jan 19, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders: Elect Me President and We’ll Kick Big Bankers Out of the Federal Reserve

Banks are bigger today than before the crash that began in late 2007 and subsequent bailout. To rein them in, we should begin by forbidding “big bank executives to serve on the boards of the main agency in charge of regulating financial institutions,” Sanders writes in The New York Times.

Posted on Dec 24, 2015 READ MORE



Major Clinton Super PAC Donor Is a Profiteer of the Foreclosure Crisis

When Donald Mullen Jr. saw the beginning of the market decline that led to the crash of 2008, he told his colleagues at Goldman Sachs, “Sounds like we will make some serious money.”

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 READ MORE



Bernie Blew It: He Sold Out Instead of Confronting Clinton

In Tuesday’s debate, the Vermont senator fell into the trap of mainstream politics when he failed to face down the front-runner on her policy positions and record.

Posted on Oct 16, 2015 READ MORE


AUDIO: GOP Destructiveness, Bush and Clinton Dynasties and 2016

On Sunday’s edition of KPFA’s “Sunday Show” with Philip Maldari, Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer commented on the belligerence, ignorance, misogyny and neofascism on display in last week’s Republican debate.

Posted on Aug 12, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Hillary Clinton Says She Didn’t Work on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The trouble, of course, is that Clinton’s declaration does not square with the facts.

Posted on Aug 7, 2015 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Aides’ Wall Street Ties Raise Economic Policy Doubts

The Wall Street connections of two of Hillary Clinton’s top State Department aides are forcing progressives to ask how the economic policy of a future Clinton White House would be any different from that which brought the economy to the brink in 2008.

Posted on Jul 26, 2015 READ MORE



More 2016 Candidates Embrace the Donald Trump Zeitgeist ... Including Hillary Clinton

For all the hype he’s generated, Donald Trump is not the only presidential hopeful willing to make utterly mind-boggling statements.

Posted on Jul 24, 2015 READ MORE



How Goldman Sachs Helped Create the Greek Debt Crisis

The investment bank turned a huge profit by helping to hide the real extent of Greece’s debt, and in the process almost doubled it.

Posted on Jul 17, 2015 READ MORE



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It’s Greek to Goldman Sachs

“What is this Goldman Sachs and why has it caused us so much grief?” is a question they must be asking in even the most remote of Greek villages, as they are throughout much of this economically troubled world. (Reposted)

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 READ MORE



The Pathology of the Rich White Family

The rich white family is a menace, and the sickness within it is the most dangerous threat to America.

Posted on May 17, 2015 READ MORE



The Clintons and Their Banker Friends, 1992-2016

To grasp the dangers that the Big Six banks presently pose to the financial stability of our nation and the world, you need to understand their history in Washington, starting with the Clinton years of the 1990s.

Posted on May 7, 2015 READ MORE



Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Brad Sherman Unveil Bill to Bust Up Mega-Bank Menace

It’s going to take more than just a well-aimed blow from an underdog’s slingshot to bring down the banking monster that our current system of grabby-hands capitalism and compliant government has created.

Posted on May 6, 2015 READ MORE



Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Brad Sherman Team Up to Break Up America’s Biggest Banks

Building off the momentum from his 2016 campaign launch Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders is taking aim at America’s banking behemoths with an aggressively named new bill he drew up with Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., called the “Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Exist Act.”

 

Posted on May 5, 2015 READ MORE



California Water Wars: Another Form of Asset Stripping?

The battle over California’s limited water supply is pitting the people against the new “water barons”—Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Monsanto and their ilk—who are buying up water all over the world at an unprecedented pace.

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 READ MORE



Ted Cruz, Obamacare Hater, Peruses Obamacare Options for Wife’s Coverage

He nearly brought the cogs of Congress to a halt in 2013 over the Affordable Care Act, and now the Texas senator and GOP presidential hopeful is in the market for health insurance for his wife, Heidi, while he’s on the campaign trail. This is a bit awkward.

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 READ MORE



Clintons’ Affair With Wall Street Grows With Son-in-Law’s Hedge Fund Hookup

Marc Mezvinsky, a money manager at the hedge fund firm Eaglevale, married Chelsea Clinton in July 2010 and seems to have reaped benefits from the Clintons’ wide web of financial supporters.

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 READ MORE



The Noose Around Greece: How Central Banks Harness Governments

It seems the European Central Bank has made good on a threat by Goldman Sachs to cut off liquidity to Greek banks in the event the nation elected an anti-austerity government.

Posted on Mar 11, 2015 READ MORE



Swimming With Sharks: Goldman Sachs, Schools and Capital Appreciation Bonds

Goldman Sachs is putting the squeeze on California and its school districts.

Posted on Feb 21, 2015 READ MORE


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