How the Credit Card Gravy Train Is Running Over You by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
February 14, 2014

The credit card business is now the banking industry’s biggest cash cow, and it’s largely due to lucrative hidden fees.

You pay off your credit card balance every month, thinking you are taking advantage of the “interest-free grace period” and getting free credit. You may even use your credit card when you could have used cash, just to get the free frequent flier or cash-back rewards. But those popular features are misleading. Continue reading

Ellen Brown on Bail-ins (the Big Disaster Coming), GMO Foods, Trans Pacific Partnership (#TPP)

2013 March Against Monsanto DC 10

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with Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
December 4, 2013

Greg Hunter on Dec 1, 2013

Ellen Brown, founder of WebofDebt.com, thinks so-called ‘bail-ins’ are coming. Depositors’ money will be legally taken. Brown says, “That’s the big disaster that’s coming. Probably one of these big derivative banks will go bankrupt . . . the derivative players will get first dibs. They’ll grab all the deposits, and there won’t be anything left.” Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with author and journalist Ellen Brown.

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Costa Rico Invested in the “Holy Trinity of National Development—Health, Education and Infrastructure” by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
November 11, 2013

In Costa Rica, publicly-owned banks have been available for so long and work so well that people take for granted that any country that knows how to run an economy has a public banking option. Costa Ricans are amazed to hear there is only one public depository bank in the United States (the Bank of North Dakota), and few people have private access to it.

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American Designs in Latin America By Timothy V. Gatto

By Timothy V. Gatto
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
liberalpro.blogspot.com
July 28, 2010

The United States has many fences in Latin America that need mending.  You can see by the attention the U.S. is paying to Costa Rica, Colombia and Panama that the government in Washington is keenly aware of this and is responding in the only way it knows how to respond…militarily. This is the only response that America knows. Not that it hasn’t worked, since the end of World War II, the United States has been involved in overthrowing a government in every nation in Latin America, some more than once. There has been more than one career spent in American clandestine organizations participating in regime changes from start to finish. By now the United States should have it down to a fine art. In fact, Americans thought that they had the formula for regime change down to a fine science until 2002 when they attempted to overthrow Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, there things went horribly wrong. The people there suddenly decided for themselves that they didn’t want any part of the right-wing government about to be forced upon them and marched Chavez back to the Palace and reinstalled him.

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Will the U.S. Annex Latin America? By Timothy V. Gatto

By Timothy V. Gatto
Featured Writer
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liberalpro.blogspot.com
July 28, 2010

The United States seems to be rushing into potential confrontations all over the globe. When the voters rejected the policies of George W. Bush by voting for Barack Obama, many people thought that this country would find a way to communicate with the rest of the World instead of deploying soldiers and weapons of war. Clearly this has not been the case. The United States of America has turned this planet into a playground for the Pentagon and we have seen an influx of soldiers and materials for waging war filling the airfields of Colombia, Costa Rica, Afghanistan, Poland and scores of other nations that have allowed their nations to be forward operating areas for this American Empire.

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US and Colombia plan to attack Venezuela + Venezuela will suspend all oil shipments to the US in the event of an attack by Eva Golinger

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by Eva Golinger
Global Research, July 26, 2010
Postcards from the Revolution, July 24, 2010

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez denounced this Saturday US plans to attack his country and overthrow his government. During a ceremony celebrating the 227th birthday of Independence hero Simon Bolivar, Chavez read from a secret memo he had been sent from an unnamed source inside the United States.

“Old friend, I haven’t seen you in years. As I said to you in my three prior letters, the idea remains the generation of a conflict on your western border”, read Chavez from the secret missive.

“The latest events confirm all, or almost all, of what those here discussed as well as other information that I have obtained from above”, the letter continued.

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The Stimulator: It takes a village to start a riot

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This week:

1. Free the prisoners
2. Oscar Grant Riots
3. US military buildup in Latin America
4. The barefoot bandit is caught
5. Ode to Cha-Cha
6. Arresting video ninjas

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Eva Golinger on US Military in Costa Rica

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RTAmerica | July 08, 2010

Costa Rica has allowed 46 US warships and 7,000 Marines to enter the country despite objection by the opposition parties, which describe the move as “illegal.” The decision grants US troops permission to stay in Costa Rica from July 1 to December 31 to fight drug trafficking.

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Zelaya says yes, interim government says no to Arias’ mediation proposal

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by Xinhua writer Luan Xiang
www.chinaview.cn
2009-07-19 06:02:12

SAN JOSE, July 18 (Xinhua) — Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya on Saturday said “yes” to Costa Rican President Oscar Arias’ mediation proposal of setting up a national unity government, while the post-coup interim government refused to put Zelaya back into office.

Zelaya said on Saturday on Radio Globo that he is in favor of the establishment of a power-sharing “government of reconciliation,” as proposed by Arias, designated mediator for the Honduras political crisis.

He also said that he would go back to Honduras within days despite the arrest order issued by his opponents.

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via: Zelaya says yes, interim government says no to Arias’ mediation proposal_English_Xinhua

h/t: Soa Watch

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Honduras Repression Intensifies

Chiquita in Latin America: From Arbenz to Zelaya by Nikolas Kozloff

Honduras coup leader ready to quit

Washington & the Coup in Honduras + U.S. continues to train Honduran soldiers

North American Imperialism and the Extreme Right are Behind Coup in Honduras: Chavez

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Venezuelanalysis.com
June 28th 2009, by ABN – Tamara Pearson

This morning military personal kidnapped Honduran president Manuel Zelaya. According to one witness, 200 soldiers arrived at the president’s house at 6am this morning, 4 shots were fired and later they left in vehicles towards the air base. The soldiers also took over the government television station, Channel 8, and took it off air. Zelaya is currently speaking live on Telsur TV, from Costa Rica.

In Venezuela, protests are starting in main city plazas and outside the Honduran Embassy. Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez spoke on Telsur earlier, with this statement, reported by the Bolivarian News Agency (ABN) and translated by Venezuelanalysis.com.

The president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez Frias, manifested his rejection, this Sunday, of the kidnapping of the president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, by that nation’s military, and said that North American imperialism and the extreme right are behind this act.

“It’s a brutal coup d’etat, one of many that happened over 10 years in Latin America. Behind these soldiers are the Honduran bourgeois, the rich who converted Honduras into a Banana Republic, into a political and military base for North American imperialism,” said the Venezuelan head of state.

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via North American Imperialism and the Extreme Right are Behind Coup in Honduras: Chavez | venezuelanalysis.com

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Honduran president exiled to Costa Rica – 28 June 09

AlJazeeraEnglish
June 28, 2009

Manuel Zelaya, Honduras’s president, has sought asylum in Costa Rica hours after army soldiers seized control of his country in a military coup.

The coup came shortly before voting was to begin on a constitutional referendum, which had been ruled illegal by the supreme court.

Al Jazeera’s Dorsa Jabbari reports.

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Obama’s First Coup D’etat by Eva Golinger

Military Coup in Honduras + Father Roy: Inside the School of Assassins

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Obama’s First Coup D’etat by Eva Golinger

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by Eva Golinger
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June 28, 2009

President Zelaya of Honduras has just been kidnapped

[Note: As of 11:15am, Caracas time, President Zelaya is speaking live on Telesur from San Jose, Costa Rica. He has verified the soldiers entered his residence in the early morning hours, firing guns and threatening to kill him and his family if he resisted the coup. He was forced to go with the soldiers who took him to the air base and flew him to Costa Rica. He has requested the U.S. Government make a public statement condemning the coup, otherwise, it will indicate their compliance.]

The text message that beeped on my cell phone this morning read “Alert, Zelaya has been kidnapped, coup d’etat underway in Honduras, spread the word.” It’s a rude awakening for a Sunday morning, especially for the millions of Hondurans that were preparing to exercise their sacred right to vote today for the first time on a consultative referendum concerning the future convening of a constitutional assembly to reform the constitution. Supposedly at the center of the controversary is today’s scheduled referendum, which is not a binding vote but merely an opinion poll to determine whether or not a majority of Hondurans desire to eventually enter into a process to modify their constitution.

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Military Coup in Honduras + Father Roy: Inside the School of Assassins (2008)

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SOA Watch
http://www.soaw.org/
June 28, 2009

A military coup has taken place in Honduras this morning (Sunday, June 28), led by School of the Americas (SOA) graduate Romeo Vasquez. In the early hours of the day, members of the Honduran military surrounded the presidential palace and forced the democratically elected president, Manuel Zelaya, into custody. He was immediately flown to Costa Rica.

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Torture, Then And Now By Rev. Fred Morris

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By Rev. Fred Morris
10/26/07 “ICH

“Where is Richard Brown when we really need him?”

The story of a young Foreign Service officer who risked his budding career to defend a principle and the honor of the United States

Intro: In the fall of 1974, I was being tortured by members of the Brazilian army in Recife, Brazil, led by officers who bragged about having been trained at the School of the Americas (then in Panama). When I was kidnapped from my home in Recife, (Time, November 18, 1974 and Harpers’s, October, 1975) on September 30, 1974, I did not expect to survive. Since the CIA-sponsored overthrow of the democratically elected president of Brazil, João Goulart, in April of 1964, hundreds of Brazilians had been “disappeared” by the military security forces in their ongoing war against “international Communism” and its alleged collaborators within Brazil.

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