with Ralph Nader
midwestrenew on Feb 15, 2012
Take a step back in time with us to the 9th Annual Energy Fair in Amherst, WI, and watch the full Keynote Speech from American political activist Ralph Nader.
PressTVGlobalNews on Jan 17, 2012
In this edition of the show we discuss the book Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World, written by William Cohan.
The book’s behind-the-scenes account shows how, supported by the most aggressive and sophisticated PR machine in the financial industry, Goldman Sachs has continually projected an image of being superior to its competitors – smarter, more collegial, more ethical, and more client-focused.
But William Cohan also reveals another way of viewing Goldman – as a secretive money-making machine that has walked an uneasy line between conflict-of-interest and legitimate deal-making for decades.
William Cohan is the first author to chronicle and to interview the leaders of Goldman Sachs since the 2008 crash, and has gained unprecedented access to the firm’s inner circle.
Every living former chief executive of Goldman Sachs has spoken to him, as well as its current chairman and CEO, Lloyd Blankfein. “Money and Power” is a penetrating study yet of these larger-than-life characters and their secretive world: the definitive account of an institution whose public claims of virtue look very much like ruthlessness when exposed to the light of day.
by bu on Nov 12, 2010
The first Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture is delivered by veteran journalist, Bill Moyers. Citing Zinn as his inspiration, Moyers focuses on the challenges facing our democracy. He decried what he says has been a 30-year trend toward plutocracy, where the rich get richer at the expense of the average citizen.
Howard Zinn, the political activist and author who taught for 24 years in the College of Arts & Sciences political science department, died in January. The Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture is made possible by a generous gift from Alex MacDonald, Esq. (CAS’72), and Maureen A. Strafford, MD (MED’76).
Presented at Alumni Weekend on October 29, 2010.
Jan. 7, 2008
“The war is not against Bin Laden. We are the enemy”
Interview with investigator and author, Daniel Estulin, on his book, “The True Story of the Bilderberg Group”, which describes an annual gathering where the European and American political elite, and the wealthiest CEOs of the world, all come together to discuss the economic and political future of humanity. Highly secretive, the press has never been allowed to attend, nor have statements ever been released on the group’s conclusions or discussions. Also discussed are the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.
A review of The True Story Of The Bilderberg Group, By Daniel Estulin
It is difficult to re-educate people who have been brought up on nationalism to the idea of relinquishing part of their sovereignty to a supra-national body. — Bilderberg Group founder, Prince Bernhard
by Adam Buick
Capitalism is a system where the means of production are owned by a minority class and are used to turn out goods for sale with a view to profit. As a result market forces come into operation. These ultimately determine what is produced, how it is produced and where it is produced. As they used to say of God: Man proposes, God disposes. Under capitalism, Man proposes, the Market disposes.