Friends of the Earth: European Investments Assist Land Grabs for Palm Oil in Liberia

  European Investments Assist Land Grabs for Palm Oil in Liberia European funded palm oil expansion in Liberia linked to social and environmental damage Monday, 24 June 2013 Press Release European banks, pension funds and private equity funds have given financial assistance worth more than €450 million to Malaysian palm …

European banks and pension funds fuel land-grabs in Uganda

                                                  Partner of  European banks and pension funds fuel land-grabs in Uganda Palm oil giant Wilmar International linked to community displacement and deforestation Brussels, May 21, 2013 European banks …

The European Stabilization Mechanism, Or How the Goldman Vampire Squid Just Captured Europe

The European Stabilization Mechanism, Or How the Goldman Vampire Squid Just Captured Europe Ellen Brown http://WebofDebt.com/articles April 18, 2012 The Goldman Sachs coup that failed in America has nearly succeeded in Europe—a permanent, irrevocable, unchallengeable bailout for the banks underwritten by the taxpayers. In September 2008, Henry Paulson, former CEO …

New report: European banks fuelling food price volatility and hunger

PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 12 January 2012 From: Friends of the Earth Europe NEW REPORT: EUROPEAN BANKS FUELLING FOOD PRICE VOLATILITY AND HUNGER European banks, pension funds and insurance companies are increasing global hunger and poverty by speculating on food prices and financing land grabs in poorer countries, according to a …

New issue of newsletter on EU financial reform

Editorial: The failure of financial reforms through undemocratic means Just before the G-20 Summit on 3-4 November 2011 in Cannes, the global financial system was once again at a state of crisis. Serious and escalating problems are coming from the Eurozone and European banks that own bonds from heavily indebted …