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Age Shock: How Finance is Failing Us
Blackburn, Robin
Book
2006
Blackburn examines the realities of an aging demographic in the midst of the disintegration, from both a monetary and social obligation perspective, of sound financial conditions for the elderly.
Bank of Canada Lawsuit
Nelson, Joyce
Article
2016
One of the most important legal cases in Canadian history is slowly inching its way towards trial. Launched in 2011 by the Toronto-based Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER), the lawsuit...
Banking on Apartheid
Article
1976
Package states the case against further Canadian bank loans to the government of South Africa. Suggests actions for persons wanting to resist further bank loans.
Banking on South Africa
Film/Video
1977
A film about Canadian banks making loans to the apartheid government of South Africa.
Banks exposed: Would you trust this pig?: New Internationalist August 2006
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2006
A look at capital movements and people robbing governments of tax. Advice on how to make banking fair and relevant.
Beyond Banksters: Resisting the New Feudalism
Nelson, Joyce
Book
2016
Beyond Banksters explores how the powers of the Bank of Canada were appropriated in the 1970s, resulting in billions of dollars in public debt. From Milton Friedman to Justin Trudeau's Canada Infrastr...
Bubbles Always Burst: the Education of an Economist
Hudson, Michael
Article
2015
Spouting ostensible free market ideology, the pro-creditor mainstream rejects what the classical economic reformers actually wrote. One is left to choose between central planning by a public bureaucra...
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Das Capital, Volume 1: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production
Marx, Karl
Book
1867
Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, ...
Church Presentation to the Annual Meetings of Three Canadian Banks: Re: Loans to South Africa
Article
1976
A statement questioning the morality of loaning money to a racist South African government.
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I: Economic Writings 1
Luxemburg, Rosa (Edited by Peter Hudis
Book
This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, an...
Connexions: Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
The Corporate Consensus: A Guide to the Institutions of Global Power
Draffan, George
Article
2000
A detailed guide to the institutions and corporations which occupy the commanding heights of corporate power in the world today.
Corporate Power and Canadian Capitalism
Carroll, William K.
Book
1986
Carroll looks at the accumulation of capital in Canada since the Second World War. Most of the book is devoted to tracing actual patterns of corporate ownership and intercorporate relationships.
The Corporations and the State: Essays in the Theory of Capitalism and Imperialism
O'Connor, James
Book
1974
Essays discussing modern U.S. capitalism and imperialism. Each chapter tries to delineate the relationship between 'economic' and 'political' processes, or at least recognize the unity between them. T...
Debt Bondage Or Self-Reliance: A Popular Perspective on the Global Debt Crisis
Book
1985
Describes the effects of international debt on workers, the unemployed, and peasants who neither asked for or benefit from such debt. It describes the growing number of people's movements in Canada an...
Democracy's Oxygen: How Corporations Control the News
Winter, James
Book
1997
Winter shows that far from providing "democracy's oxygen," the news media legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informated, news organizations manufacture publi...
Euro Banks vs. Greek Labor: Varoufakis is Proposing Austerity on the Banking Class
Hudson, Michael; Peries, Sharmini
Article
2015
Interview with Michael Hudson, professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City about the current economic situation of Greece.
An Examination of the Microcredit Movement
Meade, Jason
Article
An examination of the microcredit movement, its history, how it functions, and future trends.
The Fight for Canada: Four Centuries of Resistance to American Expansionism
Orchard, David
Book
1993
In an effort to realize their grand dream of one nation from Panama to the Arctic, Americans have attempted to conquer Canada using war, trade sanctions, and political interventions of all kinds. "Tha...
The Foreclosure-to-Rental Screwjob: Bernanke's Double-Whammy
Whitney, Mike
Article
2011
The US government is preparing to bail out the banks once again.
Getting Started on Social Analysis in Canada: Third Edition
Czerny, Michael; Swift, Jamie
Book
1984
See also CX2933.
Grameen Bank: Connexipedia Article
Article
A microfinance organization and community development bank started in Bangladesh that makes small loans (known as microcredit or "grameencredit" to the impoverished without requiring collateral.
The Great Ponzi Scheme of the Global Economy
Hudson, Michael; Hedges, Chris
Article
2016
Chris Hedges has a discussion with the economist Michael Hudson (author of Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Destroy the Global Economy) on a great Ponzi scheme that not only defines ...
A History of Canadian Wealth
Myers, Gustavus
Book
1914
Myers lays bare the corruption, swindling, land deals, and bribery that are at the basis of Canadian history. This is Canada's past seen through the eyes of a muckraker.
The History of Costa Rica
Molina, Ivan; Palmer, Steven
Book
1998
An overview of Costa Rican history with an emphasis on how Costa Ricans have been able to make their own history, "though they do not make it just as they choose."
Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits: Great Cities of North America Since 1600
Lemon, James T.
Book
1996
An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the ti...
Man's Worldly Goods: The Story of the Wealth of Nations
Huberman, Leo
Book
1936
Huberman sets out to explain history using economic theory, and to explain economic theory using history. He tries to explain, in terms of the development of economic thought, why certain doctrines ar...
The Many Faces of Bank Nationalization: Against The Current vol. 140
Rasmus, Jack
Article
2009
Calls for nationalization of the banking industry have been bubbling since at least September 2008, when the current banking panic began in the wake of the Lehman Brothers' collapse, the initial AIG b...
The Money Crisis: How bankers grabbed our money -- and how we can get it back
Stalker, Peter
Book
2015
A historical analysis exposing the flaws in the system that led to financial crisis.
The most outrageous fraud ever perpetrated on the Canadian people: Can the Courts Liberate the Bank of Canada?
Dobbin, Murray
Article
2015
You know the old aphorism -- "If a tree falls in the forest….?" Well, how about this one: if citizens win a significant victory in court against an autocratic government involving the fleecing of Can...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016: Tax Evasion
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1% have become extremely adept at evading even the low rates of taxation the...
Pamplona's locksmiths join revolt as banks throw families from their homes
Muñoz, Monica; Tremlett, Giles
Article
2013
In the years of the housing boom, Spain's banks offered 100% mortgages. Now, while receiving millions in public aid, they are throwing people out of their homes. But there's a rebellion under way.
Parasites in the Body Economic: the Disasters of Neoliberalism
Hudson, Michael
Article
2015
Michael Hudson discusses his new book, "Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy."
The People v. the Bankers: Greece Today, US Tomorrow
Hudson, Michael
Article
2010
The Greek "bailout" is actually a bailout of the international banks.
A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present
Zinn, Howard
Book
1995
Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
Private Banks: Creating Money Out of Thin Air
Bramhall, Stuart Jeanne
Article
2016
In his book The Joy of Tax: How a Fair Tax System Can Create a Better Society, Richard Murphy, UK Tax Justice Network co-founder, offers a radically pioneering approach to tax and fiscal policy. Murp...
Radical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis of Monopoly Capitalism
URPE/PEA Teach-In/Teach-Out Pamphlet Collective
Book
1975
A popular education pamphlet on the economic crises of monopoly capitalism.
Reverse Robin Hood: Six Billion Dollar Businesses Preying on Poor People
Quigley, Bill
Article
2016
Many see families in poverty and seek to help. Others see families in poverty and see opportunities for profit. Here are six examples of billion dollar industries which are built on separating poor p...
The Seven Laws of Money
Phillips, Michael
Book
1974
A book that tells you how to live with money; how to get it, care for it, forget about it.
The State as Protection Racket: Chapters in the History of Daylight Robbery
Wilkinson, T.P.
Article
2010
The debate about the current global economic "crisis" is obscenely counterintuitive and illogical to the point of incoherence. Who is willing to 'follow the money"? This dictum appears utterly forgott...
State Banks Would Mean Jobs, Credit and Investment: Why Don't We?
Dolack, Pete
Article
2014
One of the many problems with the current banking system is that your tax money helps fuel speculation. Unless there is a public bank that your local government can place deposits into, revenues are t...
The Sub-Prime Market Crisis: Against The Current vol. 131
Prins, Nomi
Article
2007
It wasn't until I flew to the United Kingdom on Saturday, September 15th, that the globalized nature of the sub-prime contagion really hit home, as it were, for me. On my flight over, I grabbed a copy...
Swiss Leaks: Murky Cash Sheltered by Bank Secrecy
Article
2015
HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) offered services to clients who had been unfavourably named by the United Nations, in court documents and in the media as connected to arms trafficking, blood diamonds and b...
To end the occupation, cripple Israeli banks
Crawford-Browne, Terry
Article
2010
The international banking sanctions campaign in New York against apartheid South Africa during the 1980s is regarded as the most effective strategy in bringing about a nonviolent end to the country's ...
TPP Trade Pact Would Give Wall Street a Trump Card to Block Regulations
Dayen, David
Article
2015
Banks and other financial institutions would be able to use provisions in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership to block new regulations that cut into their profits, according to the text of the trad...
The Trouble With Billionaires
McQuaig, Linda; Brooks, Neil
Book
2010
The glittering lives of billionaires may seem to be a harmless source of entertainment, but authors Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks argue that such financial power not only threatends everyone's economi...
UN General Assembly in One Voice (Almost) Rejects U.S. Cuban Blockade
Whitney, W.T.
Article
2015
The United Nations General Assembly on October 27, 2015 voted on a Cuban resolution calling for "an end to the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America agai...
Wall Street and the Greek Financial Crisis
Hudson, Michael; Black, Bill
Article
2015
Michael Hudson and Bill Black zero in on some of the key elements of the crisis. They point out that it is not really 'Greece', let alone the Greek people, who have contracted this debt and who have b...
A Warning From the B.I.S.: the Calm Before the Storm?
Whitney, Mike
Article
2016
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is worried that recent ructions in the equities markets could be a sign that another financial crisis is brewing. In a sobering report titled "Uneasy calm ...
Why Do Banks Really Want Our Deposits?: Hint: It's Not to Finance Loans
Brown, Ellen
Article
2014
Many authorities have said it: banks do not lend their deposits. They create the money they lend on their books.
World Bank: It's the Pits for the Poor: Against The Current vol. 87
Bond, Patrick
Article
2000
In early May, a National Reparations Conference opened by Njongonkulu Ndungane, the radical Archbishop of Cape Town who succeeded Desmond Tutu, resolved to demand that the World Bank and International...
A Year of Banking Bailout: Against The Current vol. 145
Prins, Nomi
Article
2010
Welcome to what to what I call the Second Great Bank Depression. Why that name? Because this period of economic chaos, loss, and global financial destruction was manufactured by the men who shaped the...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Bank Whistleblowers United
Bank Whistleblowers United (BWU) is an organization of financial sector whistleblowers dedicated to holding the elite financial leaders who led the fraud epidemics that caused the financial crisis and...
Corporate Watch
Corporate Watch is a not-for-profit co-operative providing critical information on the social and environmental impacts of corporations and capitalism. Since 1996 our research, journalism, analysis an...
History & Policy
History & Policy: * Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking * Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today * Increases the influence of...
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

African Development Bank
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group's mission is to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent's economic and social development. With this objective in mind, the ins...
Asian Development Bank
ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
History & Policy
History & Policy: * Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking. * Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today. * Increases the influence of historical research over cu...
Inter-American Development Bank
The IDB provides solutions to development challenges in 26 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, partnering with governments, companies and civil society organizations. The IDB lends money and provides grants. It also off...
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...

Sources Library

Banking Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to banking in the Sources directory for the media.
Banks got $114B from governments during recession
CBC News
2012
Canada's biggest banks accepted tens of billions in government funds during the recession, according to a report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
'But the banks are made of marble' — how banks screw the world
Rainford, John
2015
Across Africa, western Asia and Latin America in the 1980s, the growth of per capita GDP was brought to a halt. This was not a recession, it was a severe depression. And its cause was reckless lending...
Spelling mistake prevented hackers taking $1bn in bank heist
Reuters
2016
New York Fed reveals spelling of 'foundation' as 'fandation' prompted bank to seek clarification and stop transfer, but hackers still got away with about $80m.

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New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.

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