Why Is the Federal Reserve Paying So Much Interest to Banks? by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown Writer, Dandelion Salad The Web of Debt Blog April 4, 2019 “If you invest your tuppence wisely in the bank, safe and sound, Soon that tuppence safely invested in the bank will compound, “And you’ll achieve that sense of conquest as your affluence expands In the hands of the directors who invest […]

The Greek Coup: Liquidity as a Weapon of Coercion by Ellen Brown + Greece is Not the Major Problem – Europe is by Siv O’Neall

by Ellen Brown Writer, Dandelion Salad The Web of Debt Blog July 30, 2015 “My father made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Luca Brasi held a gun to his head and my father assured him that either his brains, or his signature, would be on the contract.” — The Godfather (1972) In the modern […]

Greece is a Nation Under Occupation by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Writer, Dandelion Salad andrewgavinmarshall.com July 16, 2015 In the early hours of Thursday morning, July 16, the Greek Parliament passed a host of austerity measures in order to begin talks on a potential third bailout of 86 billion euros. The austerity measures were pushed onto the Parliament by Greece’s six-month-old leftist […]

The Global Bankers’ Coup by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown Writer, Dandelion Salad The Web of Debt Blog December 12, 2014 On December 11, 2014, the US House passed a bill repealing the Dodd-Frank requirement that risky derivatives be pushed into big-bank subsidiaries, leaving our deposits and pensions exposed to massive derivatives losses. The bill was vigorously challenged by Senator Elizabeth Warren; […]

Banking Union Time Bomb: Eurocrats Authorize Bailouts AND Bail-Ins by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown Writer, Dandelion Salad The Web of Debt Blog March 29, 2014 “As things stand, the banks are the permanent government of the country, whichever party is in power.” – Lord Skidelsky, House of Lords, UK Parliament, 31 March 2011) On March 20, 2014, European Union officials reached an historic agreement to create […]

Global Power Project: The Group of Thirty, Architects of Austerity by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Writer, Dandelion Salad andrewgavinmarshall.com Originally published on Occupy.com December 11, 2013 The Group of Thirty, a preeminent think tank that brings together dozens of the world’s most influential policy makers, central bankers, financiers and academics, has been the focus of two recent reports for Occupy.com’s Global Power Project. In studying this group, I compiled CVs […]

Global Power Project: The Group of Thirty and Its Methods of Financial Governance by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Writer, Dandelion Salad andrewgavinmarshall.com Originally published on Occupy.com December 8, 2013 In the first part of this exposé, I examined the origins and recent history of the Group of Thirty as a highly influential institution in the arena of global financial governance, bringing together top central bankers, financiers, policymakers and academics in the […]

Large Corporations Seek U.S.–European ‘Free Trade Agreement’ to Further Global Dominance by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Writer, Dandelion Salad http://andrewgavinmarshall.com Originally posted at: AlterNet May 12, 2013 The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is the latest plan of conglomerates to strengthen their grip over the planet. A corporate world order is emerging, and like any parasite, it is slowly killing off its host. Unfortunately, the “host” happens […]

The European Stabilization Mechanism, Or How the Goldman Vampire Squid Just Captured Europe by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown Featured Writer Dandelion Salad webofdebt.com April 18, 2012 The Goldman Sachs coup that failed in America has nearly succeeded in Europe—a permanent, irrevocable, unchallengeable bailout for the banks underwritten by the taxpayers. In September 2008, Henry Paulson, former CEO of Goldman Sachs, managed to extort a $700 billion bank bailout from Congress.  […]

The European Central Bank Fiddles While Rome Burns by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown Featured Writer Dandelion Salad webofdebt.com Nov. 29, 2011 “To some people, the European Central Bank seems like a fire department that is letting the house burn down to teach the children not to play with matches.” So wrote Jack Ewing in the New York Times last week. . . . “The E.C.B. […]

The Great Global Debt Depression: It’s All Greek To Me by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Featured Writer Dandelion Salad July 15, 2011 In late June of 2011, the Greek government passed another round of austerity measures, ostensibly aimed at getting Greece “back on track” to economic progress, but in reality, implementing a systematic program of ‘social genocide’ in the name of servicing an endless and illegitimate debt […]

Bilderberg 2011: The Rockefeller World Order and the “High Priests of Globalization” by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Featured Writer Dandelion Salad June 18, 2011 To say we were striving for a one-world government is exaggerated, but not wholly unfair. Those of us in Bilderberg felt we couldn’t go on forever fighting one another for nothing and killing people and rendering millions homeless. So we felt that a single community […]

Big Brother in Basel: Are We Trading Financial Stability for National Sovereignty? by Dr. Ellen Brown

Updated: June 23, 2009; revised by Dr. Ellen Brown Featured Writer Dandelion Salad webofdebt.com June 22, 2009 order here Buried on page 83 of the 89-page Report on Financial Regulatory Reform issued by the U.S. Administration on June 17 is a recommendation that the new Financial Stability Board strengthen and institutionalize its mandate to promote […]