Economist Tim Madden: The PIIGS Brief: understanding how oligarchs rig, then loot our economies. 4 of 4

source. Tim Madden is an economist with expertise on credit and banking. Tim and I are colleagues in lobbying government for public banking, with concentration in the US for state-owned banks (and here). The good news is that structural solutions to our economic controlled demolition are obvious and simple; and explained beautifully by many of […]

Ghosts of War Crimes Past, Present and Future Haunt Retired Politicians

On April 24, 2010, lured to Malaysia and Singapore by a hefty £350,000 speaking fee, Tony Blair, the former prime minister of Britain, carefully hid from protestors armed with slippers to throw at him, as well as from a posse of delegates charged with serving Blair an indictment for war crimes.[1] In March Blair’s lucrative […]

Greece: A New Phase in the World Economic Crisis

A new phase in capitalism’s global economic crisis appears to be opening up. As is usual, this crisis has first hit the financial sector of capitalism. First, it was in the privately-owned banks and other financial institutions. Now the contagion has spread to public treasuries. The sovereign debt crisis in Dubai was the first warning. […]

Top Global Media Figures of 2009

PU L S E has just released their list of the top Global Media Figures of 2009. Include in the list is Nora Barrows-Friedman and Dennis Bernstein from Flashpoints Radio at KPFA in Berkeley. Flashpoints has recently been under threat by management at KPFA loosing over 50% of its funding in the past three years. […]

The Origins of the “Global Warming” Scare

When it comes to corporate media, environmentalists and dissidents are quick to look for hidden agendas, which is valuable for posing critical questions and avoiding lockstep acceptance of establishment memes. However when it comes to media and movements that present themselves as “green” or “progressive” the skepticism seems to evaporate even when those entities are […]