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Occupy the SEC Comment Letter on the Volcker Rule

Dear Sirs and Madam: Occupy the SEC1 submits this comment letter in response to the above-mentioned regulatory agencies’ (“Agencies”) notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPR”, “Proposed Rule”)2 implementing Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act (“the Act”).3 Occupy the SEC is a group of concerned citizens, activists, and [...]

Meet the Financial Wizards Working With Occupy Wall Street

Meet the Financial Wizards Working With Occupy Wall Street The bankers, quants, and hedge fund gurus who want to reform our financial system—by helping OWS kick ass. —By Josh Harkinson | Tue Dec. 13, 2011 3:00 AM PST 86 Cathy O'NeilCathy O'Neil, a participant in the Alternative Banking Group Josh Harkinson High up in a Manhattan [...]

John O’Brien: Mortgage Settlement Fails to Address Banking Criminal Enterprise

Hat tip to Yves Smith! John O'Brien: Mortgage Settlement Fails to Address Banking Criminal Enterprise Posted: 22 Feb 2012 03:09 AM PST Yves here. The release by San Francisco county assessor-recorder Phil Ting of a study of document irregularities in foreclosures has put a spotlight on the failure of Federal banking regulators and state [...]

Icelandic Anger Brings Debt Forgiveness in Best Recovery Story

Hat tip to our colleague Paul H. Ray! The population of Iceland did not bail out their rapacious banks and financial pirates and lo and behold, Iceland is back on track — in contrast to Greece whose leaders have capitulated. There is a lesson in here, both for the Greeks and for the other part of the 99%. Paul Icelandic Anger Brings Debt [...]

Wall Street’s Third Party

We at Ethical Markets share the American Prospect’s warning about this group, Americans Elect, which is parading as a democratic new form of digital democracy, but in reality is backed by secretive high-rollers in finance who have raise over $22 million to push their “faux progressive" platform. Hazel Henderson, Editor Wall Street's Third [...]

Pew Poll: Cable, Local TV Are Tops for Political Campaign News; Few Turn to Social Network Sites

Making Headlines Pew Poll: Cable, Local TV Are Tops for Political Campaign News; Few Turn to Social Network Sites "In this campaign season, the social networks have nothing on the news networks. A new survey from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press finds cable news most frequently cited as a regular source of political [...]

8 minute video on the State of the Future 2011

Here is an excellent 8 minute 37 second video about 2011 State of the Future: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O114EEcRjjo&feature=youtu.be produced by Samir Dadash-zade.

More Great News to Friends of the American Monetary Institute

Dear Friends of the American Monetary Institute Some more really GREAT news on HR2990: The Quakers in Ohio (Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee, AFSC) are supporting Dennis Kucinich's HR 2990 NEED Act! Attached and at this link is their statement on how it will promote political and economic justice. See: [...]

Measures Adopted At Un Trade Conference To Benefit Organic Farmers In Poor Countries

MEASURES ADOPTED AT UN TRADE CONFERENCE TO BENEFIT ORGANIC FARMERS IN POOR COUNTRIES New York, Feb 17 2012 3:05PM Two agreements that will help farmers in poor countries participate more fully in the organic food sector were signed at a United Nations-backed conference on development and trade, the UN announced today. The agreements, which [...]

Money and Democracy Update

Issue #97 ? February 17, 2012 ?Money and Democracy Update? is Public Citizen?s weekly e-newsletter about the intersection of money and politics. It is part of our ongoing campaign to track the results of ? and ultimately overturn ? the U.S. Supreme Court?s reckless decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which allows [...]

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