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"How Do We Build A Mass Movement to Reverse Runaway Inequality?" with Les Leopold, author of "Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice,"May 22, 2016, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, 860 11th Ave. (Between 58th and 59th), New York City. Between The Lines' Scott Harris and Richard Hill moderated this workshop. Listen to the audio/slideshows and more from this workshop.
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Listen to the full interview (30:33) with Jeremy Scahill, an award-winning investigative journalist with the Nation Magazine, correspondent for Democracy Now! and author of the bestselling book, "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army," about America's outsourcing of its military. In an exclusive interview with Counterpoint's Scott Harris on Sept. 16, 2013, Scahill talks about his latest book, "Dirty Wars, The World is a Battlefield," also made into a documentary film under the same title, and was nominated Dec. 5, 2013 for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary Feature category.
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"The Rogue World Order: Connecting the Dots Between Trump, Flynn, Bannon, Spencer, Dugin Putin," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Feb. 13, 2017
"Widespread Resistance Begins to Trump's Muslim Travel Ban at U.S. Airports," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 28, 2017
"MSNBC Editor: Women's March is a Revival of the Progressive Movement," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 24, 2017
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"Free Leonard Peltier," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 6, 2016
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In March 2013, a historically significant banking crisis occurred in Cyprus, a divided island nation in the Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus had a banking industry over five times larger than the nation’s annual GDP, which attracted billions of euros from overseas, especially from wealthy Russian oligarchs, due to its low tax rates. But because both the government and banking system had accumulated mountains of debt, the Cypriot economy was in free fall.
As part of a $13 billion bailout deal made with the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Union – collectively known as the “troika,” the nation’s second largest bank was closed and severe limits were placed on withdrawals from all Cypriot banks. The troika engineered a stunning solution to the crisis – they confiscated up to 40 percent of funds from depositor accounts of more than €100,000 in Cypriot banks, leading to fears of similar confiscations triggered in future banking crises in other nations.
According to Ellen Brown, an attorney and founder of the Public Banking Institute, those fears were realized in mid-November when the G20 nation leaders meeting in Brisbane, Australia endorsed a new set of rules put forward by the Financial Stability Board, an international body that monitors and proposes regulations for the global financial system. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Brown, who warns that in the event of a future banking crisis caused by derivative bets gone wrong, the rules approved by G20 leaders would prioritize the payment of “too big to fail banks’” derivative obligations to each other, meaning that deposits and pension funds could be confiscated, or "bailed in," “Cypress Style,” to save the megabanks from collapse.
Find links to Ellen Brown's recent articles at publicbankinginstitute.org.