Global Power Project, Part 7: Banking on Influence with Citigroup by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Writer, Dandelion Salad andrewgavinmarshall.com Originally published on Occupy.com July 24, 2013 In the second quarter of 2013, the third-largest U.S. bank by assets, Citigroup, posted a 42% increase in profits which CEO Michael Corbat praised as a “well balanced” result of “cost cutting” programs, including the firing of 11,000 workers. This big […]

Kucinich to Geithner: Deny Citigroup Bonus Request

Dandelion Salad Congressman Dennis Kucinich Washington, Apr 29, 2009 Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today sent the following letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner asking him to deny a request by Citigroup to pay bonuses to “key employees.” April 29, 2009 The Honorable Timothy Geithner Secretary United States Department of the Treasury 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW […]

Colossal Financial Collapse: The Truth behind the Citigroup Bank “Nationalization” by F. William Engdahl

Dandelion Salad by F. William Engdahl Global Research, November 24, 2008 On Friday November 21, the world came within a hair’s breadth of the most colossal financial collapse in history according to bankers on the inside of events with whom we have contact. The trigger was the bank which only two years ago was America’s […]

Is Citigroup Thankful for Corrupt Government and Robbed Taxpayers? by Cindy Sheehan

Cindy Sheehan for Congress by Cindy Sheehan Dandelion Salad featured writer Cindy Sheehan for Congress Nov 24, 2008 They should be, because Citigroup, which was already a huge winner in 1999 when then Secretary of the Treasury, Larry Summers worked with the Clinton administration and Congress, repealed the Glass-Steagall Act so Citicorp could become Citigroup, […]

An Open Letter to the CEO of Citigroup by Josh Sidman

by Josh Sidman Dandelion Salad featured writer Josh’s Blog Post Oct. 29, 2008 In 1994 I had the opportunity to have dinner one-on-one with the current CEO of Citigroup, Vikram Pandit. At the time I was employed as a trader in the Japanese equity derivatives department at Morgan Stanley, which Mr. Pandit oversaw. He struck […]

Beyond Passive Resistance: Against Democratic Surrender in a Time of Fascitization, by Paul Street

by Paul Street Writer, Dandelion Salad The Official Website of Paul Street, Dec. 16, 2021 December 27, 2021 Sixty percent of the U.S. populace backs Roe v. Wade and just 27 percent back its undoing even as the nation’s right-wing Supreme Court is strongly predisposed to reverse the decision by next summer. Where is the […]

Reflections on Political Violence and Terror, by Paul Street

by Paul Street Writer, Dandelion Salad The Official Website of Paul Street, Nov. 4, 2021 November 14, 2021 Political physical violence and the threat and capacity to use such violence, enforce ruling class power and other and related forms of domination and oppression. Ideological indoctrination and informational bias to “manufacture consent” matter a great deal […]

The Resistance Remains Hollow: The Weimar Ways of the Dismal Democrats, by Paul Street

by Paul Street Writer, Dandelion Salad The Official Website of Paul Street, July 3, 2021 July 6, 2021 The Republican Party – described by Noam Chomsky years ago as “the most dangerous organization on Earth” – is now a fascist party (I will develop this point further in a future report on the state-level Republican […]

A Crisis of Capitalism is Being Faced by Millennials in South Korea by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown Writer, Dandelion Salad The Web of Debt Blog October 25, 2019 This 10-page paper was written for the Economics of Happiness Conference co-sponsored by Local Futures, held in Jeonju, Korea, on October 16-17, where I was the keynote speaker — a wonderful city and great experience! Satisfaction in the workplace is a […]

Notes on Inauthenticity in a Creeping Fascist Nuthouse by Paul Street

by Paul Street Writer, Dandelion Salad The Official Website of Paul Street, Oct. 18, 2019 October 20, 2019 Among the suggestions I would have made to the Yale philosophy professor Jason Stanley had I been an editor of his important book How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them (Random House, 2018), two seem […]

Only Revolution Can Save Us by Paul Street

by Paul Street Writer, Dandelion Salad The Official Website of Paul Street, Sept. 1, 2019 September 9, 2019 Is there no limit to the lethal and authoritarian absurdity of America, land of mass gun massacres like Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Aurora, Orlando, Las Vegas, Parkland, and now El Paso and Dayton among other pockmarked sites?

Thirty-One Actual National Emergencies by Paul Street

by Paul Street Writer, Dandelion Salad The Official Website of Paul Street February 18, 2019 A Wannabe Strongman’s Brown Menace Straw Man Everyone with five functioning gray cells knows that the aspiring fascist strongman Donald Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border is absurd. There is no “national security crisis” of illegal […]

It Is All About Relative Power Of The One Percent by Michael Hudson + 10 Years Since Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy – Did the Economy Really Recover?

Updated: Sept. 19, 2018 by Michael Hudson Writer, Dandelion Salad September 18, 2018 Wall Street did not let the Lehman Brothers crisis go to waste. The banks that have paid the largest fines for financial fraud are now much bigger and more profitable. The victims of their junk mortgage loans are poorer, and the economy […]

None of Us are Free if One of Us is Chained by Paul Street

by Paul Street Writer, Dandelion Salad The Official Website of Paul Street July 2, 2018 The road to total tyranny is littered with tests — moments when those atop reigning oppression structures learn how far they can push the boundaries of decency without sparking potent people’s resistance. One such moment was when the demented jackass […]

China’s Secret Source For Funding Infrastructure by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown Writer, Dandelion Salad The Web of Debt Blog February 28, 2018 “One Belt, One Road,” China’s $1 trillion infrastructure initiative, is a massive undertaking of highways, pipelines, transmission lines, ports, power stations, fiber optics, and railroads connecting China to Central Asia, Europe and Africa. According to Dan Slane, a former advisor in […]