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Hillary Clinton Protesters in East L.A. Would Rather ‘Deport Her’ Than Support Her (Multimedia)

By Eric Ortiz

Demonstrators did not appreciate the Democratic presidential candidate’s appearance in the Mexican-American community on Cinco de Mayo and accused her of pandering to Latinos.

Posted on May 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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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

Wall Street Stock Loans Are Draining $1 Billion a Year From German Taxpayers

Carefully timed deals help big money managers skirt dividend taxes in 20 countries, confidential documents show.

Posted on May 4, 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

Hillary Speeches

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 ENLARGE

Hillary Speaks Her Mind to Wall Street

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 ENLARGE

Fact-Checking Clinton: Obama Never Said Money Wasn’t Corrupting—He Said the Opposite

In Thursday’s debate, she invoked the president to deflect Bernie Sanders’ criticism that voters should “not feel confident” about her, given her dependence on “big-money interests.”

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 READ MORE

They Exist: ‘Bankers for Bernie’ Fight for Sanders in New York

A group of high-profile Wall Street figures “are prepared to abandon pure self-interest and embrace the radical financial reforms espoused by Bernie Sanders.”

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders Rallies New York at the Gates of the Financial Establishment (Video)

“There are a lot of people here tonight!” the presidential contender shouted to an estimated 27,000 people in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park on Wednesday, ahead of New York’s primary Tuesday.

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Ahead of New York Primary, Bernie Sanders Calls Hillary Clinton’s Judgment ‘Clearly Lacking’ (Video)

Sen. Sanders made the comment on “Meet the Press” in the wake of his double-digit win Saturday in the Wyoming caucus.

Posted on Apr 10, 2016 READ MORE

Actually, Bernie Sanders Does Have a Clear Plan for How to Break Up Too-Big-to-Fail Banks

His campaign and analysts counter the media frenzy that says Sanders has no plan and call into question the New York Daily News interview that sparked it.

Posted on Apr 6, 2016 READ MORE

‘Days of Revolt’: Wall Street Criminals and the Future of Our Economy (Video)

In the second part of an interview from teleSUR’s “Days of Revolt,” Truthdig contributor Chris Hedges continues his discussion of “junk economics” with professor Michael Hudson.

Posted on Apr 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

‘Days of Revolt’: Chris Hedges, Michael Hudson Discuss How We Got to Junk Economics (Video)

The federal debt has exceeded $19 trillion. One reason for the record-high figure is a gigantic Ponzi scheme that defines the U.S. and global economies.

Posted on Mar 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Who’s Pumping Money Into the 2016 Election? Hedge Fund Heads

New analysis by Reuters shows that Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz are the biggest recipients of hedge fund managers’ donations.

Posted on Mar 10, 2016 READ MORE

Would This Man Be Hillary Clinton’s Treasury Secretary?

BlackRock Inc. is the world’s largest manager of financial assets—five times larger than Goldman Sachs. And its CEO, Larry Fink, and his team are poised to take over a Clinton Treasury Department.

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 READ MORE

Occupy Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Speeches

Why do voters need to know what Hillary told the banks? Because it was Wall Street that was responsible for the 2008 recession, making life worse for most Americans. We need to know what, if anything, she promised these behemoths.

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 READ MORE

The Graveyard of the Elites

The establishment structure is sliding toward its death, and the foremost sign of this is the silly and sickening display of “junk politics” that we call an election campaign.

Posted on Feb 28, 2016 READ MORE

VIDEO: ‘Days of Revolt’: Chris Hedges and Jill Stein Confront the ‘Corporate Leviathan’

In the first installment of this two-part series for teleSUR’s “Days of Revolt,” host and Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges and Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein identified the problem: the “corporate leviathan,” a bought two-party political system. In this episode, they discuss solutions.

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Thomas Frank: Sanders Rises as Americans Reject Establishment Democrats

A veteran observer of American politics, Frank recognizes that it is not just “Hillary the Capable” who Democrats are abandoning in droves for Bernie Sanders, but “the party leadership whose faction she represents as well as the direction in which our modern Democrats have been travelling for decades.”

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 READ MORE

VIDEO: ‘Days of Revolt’: Chris Hedges, Jill Stein Take On the Scam of American Politics

Hedges and the Green Party presidential candidate explore the problems plaguing American politics, including the essential dysfunction of a two-party system, the staged hypocrisy of the presidential debates and the lack of difference between Republicans and Democrats.

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Why ‘Berniecare’ Has Legs

Achieving Medicare for all won’t be easy, and the Wall Street-backed medical industry will fight it every step of the way, but don’t count Sanders’ health care plan out just yet.

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

Here’s a Way to Hold Wall Street Accountable

We don’t have to stand by and watch the next financial crisis unfold. A new group named Bank Whistleblowers United has created a plan to avoid catastrophe. The question is: Will President Obama take advantage of it?

Posted on Feb 13, 2016 READ MORE

Michael Moore Says His New Movie Will Change America

“Free universal health care, free university, free day care, taxing and policing hedge fund millionaires—have already happened in nearly every other industrialized country in the world! And I have the evidence—and the film—to prove it!”

Posted on Feb 11, 2016 READ MORE

Sanders’ Call to Rein In Wall Street, Artfully Clear (VIDEO)

At the heart of the matter is Bernie calling out the way Wall Street money has corrupted our democracy and perhaps most especially our election process. So when I went looking for ways to illustrate how that might have come into play on issues of deep concern to me, I found something that was instructive.

Posted on Feb 10, 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

You Say You Want a Revolution? Young Americans to Bernie Sanders: Count Me In!

Bernie Sanders’ youth-powered bid for the presidency is more than just a campaign: It’s a reflection of a rising passion among Americans for a new political life.

Posted on Feb 4, 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

Credit Occupy in Bernie Sanders’ Surge

What began in 2011 as a movement against income inequality has morphed into burgeoning support for a presidential candidate who is passionate about economic justice.

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Progressive Congressional Candidate Tim Canova

This reform-minded lawyer and law professor with a history of progressive advocacy is answering Bernie Sanders’ call for a political revolution by challenging Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida for her congressional seat. Here, Truthdig interviews him, and we like what he has to say.

Posted on Jan 31, 2016 READ MORE

Paul Krugman Deems 170 Policy Experts Who Support Sanders’ Wall Street Reforms ‘Un-Serious’

The New York Times columnist burnished his reputation as an irrelevant pundit Wednesday when he judged as “un-serious” 170 economic and financial policy experts who support the Wall Street reforms of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, writes Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept.

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 READ MORE

Rallying for Bernie Sanders, Seminar-Style

Pundits say voter anger is what characterizes this year’s presidential race, but it was a different story at a recent Sanders campaign gathering in Beverly Hills, where the candidate’s supporters quietly sought serious answers to issues including health insurance, fracking and campaign finance.

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 READ MORE

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

VIDEO: Can Hillary Clinton Be Trusted to Regulate the Banks That Made Her Rich?

Former financial regulator Bill Black and Public Banking Institute founder Ellen Brown see no indication in Hillary Clinton’s track record that she will fulfill any 2016 campaign promise to implement regulations on Wall Street.

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

The Citadel Is Breached: Congress Taps the Federal Reserve for Infrastructure Funding

In a landmark infrastructure bill passed in December, Congress finally tapped into the Federal Reserve for infrastructure funding. Some experts say legislators should go further and authorize funds to be issued directly.

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 READ MORE

‘Bernie Mopped the Floor With Hillary’ in Charleston Debate

Clinton tried to show voters she’s the “serious and sober candidate.” But “if there’s one thing we’ve learned about the political mood of the United States going into 2016,” writes John Podhoretz, “it’s that the public doesn’t seem especially sober.”

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 READ MORE

New York Values: What Tiny Ted Cruz Will Never Get About the Big Town

Demagogues denigrating New York come and go with boring predictability—and the nation’s greatest city will continue to thrive long after the Texas senator is merely an unpleasant memory.

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders’ Run Is No Fairy Tale

If you thought the political landscape couldn’t be more unsettled, think again. Hillary Clinton now faces not a coronation, not a cakewalk, but a contest—one she could lose.

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 READ MORE

Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Reform Plan Leaves Credit Rating Agencies Untouched

“Clinton’s vision of financial reform neglects one part of the industry everyone agrees was an essential factor in the 2008 crisis: the credit rating agencies, which assess the worthiness of Wall Street securities for investors,” writes David Dayen at The Intercept.

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 READ MORE

Public Sector Unions Pin Hopes on Antonin Scalia Going Rogue

The conservative Supreme Court justice holds the key to their fate in a case with blockbuster potential.

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 READ MORE

U.S. Stocks Suffer Worst First Week of a Year Since Record-Keeping Began

The Dow and S&P 500 were each down about 6 percent. The rich are still rich, however.

Posted on Jan 9, 2016 READ MORE

The Most Important Issues for Activists in 2016: An Interview With Kevin Zeese

The longtime political activist pinpoints what activists should be paying attention to in the new year, including the killing of people of color by the government through police violence, the climate crisis and the duopoly scam of American politics.

Posted on Jan 7, 2016 READ MORE


Wall Street Critic Elizabeth Warren ‘Glad Bernie Sanders Is Fighting to Hold Big Banks Accountable’

Praise from the Massachusetts senator follows a speech by the presidential hopeful in which he vows to crack down on “too big to fail” banks.

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders Attacks Hillary Clinton’s Refusal to Take On Wall Street

In a fiery speech detailing his plan to break up “too big to fail” banks, the Vermont senator issued his sharpest criticism of Clinton yet, pointing to the large fees she has collected giving speeches to a financial industry she is conspicuously reluctant to regulate.

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 READ MORE

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Inveighs Against Wall Street in Major Address on Economic Policy Proposals

At Town Hall in Mmidtown Manhattan on Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders gave his most stirring speech yet in defense of the American people, their institutions and their future in the fight against the greed and self-interest of the private interests headquartered at Wall Street.

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

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

The Third Democratic Debate: The Gloves Come Off

Two issues dominated the opening of the third and last Democratic presidential debate of 2015: the Bernie Sanders-Hillary Clinton data breach controversy, and foreign policy—namely how to deal with Islamic State. (Updated)

Posted on Dec 19, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton’s Policy on Libya Helped Create Islamic State

Ahead of Saturday’s debate, the Democratic candidate has accused his opponent of encouraging militant Islam in Libya, saying she carelessly fomented regime change “without worrying” about the resultant instability that eventually enabled Islamic State to take hold there.

Posted on Dec 18, 2015 READ MORE

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