Banks Economic Justice Obama

Why to oppose Summers: a resolution

A Resolution Opposing the Appointment of Larry Summers as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Whereas the current term for the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, will end in early 2014 requiring President Obama to nominate a successor and the US Senate to confirm him or her, and Whereas the Federal Reserve, since its […]

Banks Corruption Economic Justice Regulation Role of government Taxation

Big banks the No. 1 welfare recipients ever

Five years ago the wheels came off the financial system in our country. The risk-taking and gambling with other people’s money caught up with the financial giants who ruled the economic roost. This collapse grew out of the 2001 recession. The policy of then-President Bush and the GOP-controlled Congress and Senate was to lower taxes, […]

Banks Foreclosures Justice

Rally Against Using Taxpayer Money to Help Banks, today at 3:00 PM (correction)

What: Press Conference & Rally When: 3:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 14 Where: Seattle City Hall, Fourth Ave., between Cherry and James ************************** SAFE WANTS SEATTLE TO STAY AWAY FROM BANK EVICTIONS No Taxpayer Money To Help Banks Evict Homeowners Members of SAFE (Standing Against Foreclosure & Eviction) are holding a rally Wednesday afternoon in front […]

Banks Corporations Corruption Economic Justice

Catherine Austin Fitts: The Looting Of America (video with summary)

(courtesy of Carol Davidek-Waller) We’re sending our money to Washington, D.C. and Wall Street, but we have the power to bring it back. “How do I protect my own assets from the corruption. So I started my own investment advisory company” and financial software firm. The aim is to decentralize power and money via the […]

Banks Corporations Economic Justice Economics

Shift Change: meaningful movie about worker owership, Bellevue July 25

Meaningful Movies/Eastside screens Shift Change on July 25 at 6:30PM at Holy Cross Lutheran, 4315 129th Pl. SE, Bellevue, WA 98006, near the corner of Newport Way and Factoria Blvd. in South Bellevue SHIFT CHANGE At a time when many are disillusioned with big banks and big business, and growing inequity in our country, employee […]

Accountability Activism Banks Economic Justice Foreclosures Homelessness Politics

Exposing the sociopathic mercilessness of the banks

EXPOSÉ When we started Jeremy Griffin’s eviction campaign at his South Park home, it seemed only reasonable to discuss our concerns with James Gorman, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley. When Mr. Gorman’s staff learned we were sullying their good name in the streets of Seattle, they called Jeremy to assure him that they in […]

Banks Economic Justice Social Safety Net

A program to eliminate poverty

We need to create and act on a program to eliminate poverty by 2020, including a federally supported jobs program. Working people in the wealthiest country in the world have a right to full employment at a living wage, to collective bargaining in the workplace, compensation for disability, and reliable pensions and social security benefits. […]

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J.P. Morgan versus Jeremy Griffin

(Comment by Stephen, SAFE volunteer) The Consummate American Capitalist John Pierpont “J.P.” Morgan was the founder of the Wall Street commercial/investment bank J.P. Morgan Co., known a century ago as the “House of Morgan.” He had his hand in the birth of General Electric, US Steel, International Harvester, AT&T, and the entire US railroad industry. […]

Activism Banks Economic Justice Foreclosures Homelessness

The Revolving Door

Growing up, many of us learned our country has three branches of government, with checks and balances to make sure nothing ever goes wrong. We also believed that by removing his glasses no one would realize Clark Kent was actually Superman. As we aged, we discovered that checks and balances have less to do with […]

Banks Public Bank Rocky Anderson

Effective and doable

PUBLIC STATE BANKS OR WALL STREET BANKS: THE CHOICE IS OURS If you missed last Saturday’s “Banking for We the People” call, then you missed a great discussion about an elegant yet simple economic solution, which helps states save huge sums of taxpayer dollars and shores up local economies. We heard from Rocky Anderson and […]