world leaders are hyper-ventilating over the mass movements against austerity measures being imposed on the tax-paying citizens of the eurozone nations, and continually referring to the theft of trillions of not-yet-existent euros by banking cartels as a crisis that can ONLY be dealt with by vastly increasing the debt, through money-printing and subsidies. there is no mention of prosecuting or otherwise holding those responsible for this manufactured “crisis” accountable for their crimes against humanity. instead, insiders of the firms responsible for this heinous fraud are being put in charge of euro nations’ economies
- Banker Coup: Goldman Sachs Takes Over Europe
- Bankers Have Seized Europe: Goldman Sachs Has Taken Over
- Goldman Sachs Rules The World: Nightly News Report
- Goldman Sachs Rules The World with Trader, Alessio Rastani
- Financial Crisis Commission Threatens To Audit Goldman Sachs
- Goldman Sachs misled Congress after duping clients, Senate panel chairman says
- What is good for Goldman Sachs is bad for the world
- The Complete And Annotated Guide To The European Bank Run (Or The Final Phase Of Goldman’s World Domination Plan)
- Goldman Sachs and Occupy Wall Street’s Bank: A Greg Palast Investigation (Video)
- A slap on the wrist for Goldman Sachs
- Hank Paulson Held A Secret Meeting With Goldman Sachs In Moscow
- Bank giant Goldman rewards staff with €11.4bn
as responsible political leaders in the netherlands and greece have instead chosen to stand for the people in the streets, and refused to participate with pro-austerity parties to govern in the netherlands – and later in greece – one media outlet after the other calls these “crisis,” when instead they should just stick with the more mundane “new elections.” fairly disparate descriptions of the same situation, ain’t it?
the dutch ruling coalition fell apart when one of the coalition’s parties refused to approve a budget based on imposing austerity measures. as for greece, recent elections there proved to be inconclusive when the party which gathered the second-largest number of votes refused to form a partnership with the pro-austerity parties, who also failed to assembled a ruling coalition.
the solution to these two “crisis?” hold new elections.
iceland has gone one step further, as their government is forgiving and erasing the mortgage debt of the population. They are putting the bankers and politicians on the “Bench of the Accused.” Which means they will be prosecuted for fraud.
Make the Bankers Pay: Iceland, Ireland pushing back against neo-feudalism
The Irish have followed this noble defiance with a campaign – predictably muted by a willfully ignorant international media - called “Farmers For No.” Farmers for No is an organization that is precisely what is needed – not austerity measures – but grassroots organizing and cooperation at a local level, to solve local economic woes, with local solutions. Farmers for No is currently campaigning to follow Iceland’s example and vote no against austerity, and instead default on loans the Irish people are already being demanded to pay for, but loans they are in no way responsible for.
Across the dominion of the corporate-financiers on Wall Street and in the city of London, the reckless Ponzi schemes destroying the West’s economy and plunging it into an economic depression have left politicians, the bought-and-paid-for servants of corporate-financier hegemony, wringing the public dry to cover losses. In reality, when an enterprise fails because of criminality, incompetence or both, citizens should not be forced to pass the hat around to “bail them out.”
They are declared bankrupt, their assets (if they have any) are stripped, often if fraud is involved, executives and board members go to jail, and society attempts to fill the void with sounder enterprises run by more reputable people.
Now, however, when the fraud and failure unfolds amongst the highest levels of corporate-financier power, amongst men who have organized wars that have sent millions to their deaths, overseen social “projects” that have left hundreds of thousands of women forcibly sterilized; instead of going to jail, these criminals are showered with self-aggrandizing awards from institutions of their own creation. This faux-authority, faux-legitimacy has left the people subjected to their machinations with the illusion that they must pay for, heed, follow whatever solutions are then prescribed by the very elite who created the problem in the first place.
more, at activist news: Make the Bankers Pay: Iceland, Ireland pushing back against neo-feudalism
Now the rest of people of the world need to start doing the same thing.
Thousands in Spain revive May 15 protests to rail against cuts, government
Chanting “they don’t represent us,” tens of thousands in Madrid railed early Sunday against Spain’s government and austerity cuts — venting their anger on the first anniversary of the so-called May 15 protest movement.
Many ignored a government deadline to disperse by Saturday night from the central Puerta del Sol plaza, prompting police to clear the square by 5 a.m. on Sunday (11 p.m. on Saturday ET), the interior ministry said.
About 30,000 attended the Madrid protest, and 18 were detained for resisting arrest or disorderly conduct, the ministry said.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, demonstrators were a loud and vibrant presence in the square — as a large number of police, stationed at a nearby government building and along side streets, looked on and let them be.
Throngs of like-minded demonstrators also gathered over the weekend in Barcelona and about 80 other cities around Spain.
Barcelona saw about 22,000 protesters, while Valencia had 8,000 and Seville had 2,000, authorities said. All the demonstrations were cleared by Sunday morning, the interior ministry said.
The coordinated events marked the return of the “indignados” — or the outraged, as the protesters became known — who led Europe’s first serious and significant grassroots movement against austerity and government budget cuts.
see more, including video footage from spain, from cnn
Nigel Farage said the EU’s measures were causing misery
UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has warned that some EU countries face “mass civil unrest, possibly even revolution” as a result of austerity cause by the euro crisis.
Mr Farage, whose party wants the UK to leave the EU, urged an end to the eurozone project.
It was “headed the wrong way”, he said.
In Greece, the leader of the left-wing Syriza bloc, Alex Tsipras, has tried to form a government following inconclusive elections on Sunday.
He has described the EU-International Monetary Fund bailout, and its resulting austerity measures, as “barbaric”.
In the European Parliament, Mr Farage, who is an MEP for south-eastern England, said: “When people stand up and talk about the great success that the EU has been, I’m not sure anybody saying it really believes it themselves anymore.”
He added: “This has all gone badly wrong and the EU Titanic has now hit the iceberg.
“It’s a European Union of economic failure, of mass unemployment and of low growth.”
Of the euro, Mr Farage also said: “This now poses huge dangers to the continent. We face the prospect of mass civil unrest, possibly even revolution in some countries that are being driven in to total and utter desperation…
“We must break up the eurozone. We must set those Mediterranean countries free.”
Farage: What gives you the right to dictate to the Greek and Italian
• European Parliament, Strasbourg, 16 November 2011
• Speaker: Nigel Farage MEP, UKIP, Co-President of the EFD Group in the European Parliament (Europe of Freedom and Democracy)
Video: Max Keiser discusses a possible push-back by the Irish people against debt that isn’t theirs.
see previous posts: