Defending the 1%, the bottom 1%

By: Monday October 7, 2013 7:15 pm

I support the 1 percent.

It is time in the United States they become a part of our “radical revolution of values.”

I am talking of course of the bottom 1 percent of Americans who live on less than $2 a day.

 

Troika’s Plan for Cyprus: Destroy the Village in Order to Save It

By: Saturday April 13, 2013 12:45 pm

The economic crisis in Cyprus began with a depressingly familiar story: bank gambles on risky debt, loses its bet, goes bust and needs a bailout. It very quickly took what was to me a bewildering turn: Instead of a central bank cranking up the money printing machines until smoke billowed from them creating sufficient reserves to keep the banks going, the so-called troika of the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund, and the European Central Bank had another idea: take money from individual depositors.

Tonight’s Webinar: Occupy Finance, Funraising and Money Management

By: Wednesday May 2, 2012 1:00 pm

Tonight’s Occupy Supply Skill Share will feature a discussion on Finance in the Occupy Movement with FDL’s Edwin M. Walker. Ed will go over some of the best practices from different Occupy Finance Working Groups and some simple ideas your Occupation can use to start creating revenue streams to become more self sufficient.

FDL Book Salon Welcome Greg Palast, Vultures’ Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores

By: Sunday January 22, 2012 1:59 pm

Palast takes us on a fast paced, kick ass narrative that globe trots from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, to the coast of Alaska, to New Orleans, to Liberia, to Azerbaijan, to Fukushima, Japan. It’s the real-deal investigative reporting of corporate irresponsibility. As Greg Palast said himself in an interview,” This book is a story of the 1%. It’s why we occupy.”

The Great MERS Whitewash: Rep. Kaptur with MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan

By: Sunday November 28, 2010 8:07 am

The object of this diary is twofold: a) to show that Dylan Ratigan at MSNBC does in fact cover the issues of the banking and fraudclosure travesty; and b) to simplify some of this for financial neophytes like myself.

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