Banking Industry

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Banks Are "Where the Money Is" In The Drug War : Big Lenders Face Few Hard Consequences for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws
Conroy, Bill
Article
2012
Man of the largest banks in the world have been accused of failing to comply with anti-money laundering laws — thereby enabling, collectively, hundreds of billions of dollars worth of suspicious trans...
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...
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.
'A Conspiracy Of Silence' - HSBC, The Guardian And The Defrauded British Public
Article
2015
Journalist Nafeez Ahmed has delved deeper into the HSBC scandal, reporting the testimony of a whistleblower that reveals a 'conspiracy of silence' encompassing the media, regulators and law-enforcemen...
'A Conspiracy Of Silence' -- HSBC, The Guardian and the Defrauded British Public
Article
2015
An investigator and anonymous whistleblower talk about the suspicious lack of coverage and attention to the HSBC tax evasion scandal. This article talks about the scandal itself and criticizes the Bri...
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...
Deutsche Bank Pays $2.5 Billion Fine For Interest Rate Rigging
Chatterjee,Pratap
Article
2015
Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay out $2.5 billion fine to settle U.K. and U.S. government investigations into allegations of fixing global interest rates, months after 6 other banks paid out $4.3 billi...
Devastating Crisis Unfolds: Against The Current vol. 132
Brenner, Bob
Article
2008
Bob Brenner, for the ATC editors. The current crisis could well turn out to be the most devastating since the Great Depression. It manifests profound, unresolved problems in the real economy that have...
EuroZone Profiteers: How German and French Banks Helped Bankrupt Greece
Chatterjee, Pratap
Article
2015
We should be clear: almost none of the huge amount of money loaned to Greece has actually gone there, says Joseph Stiglitz, former chief economist of the World Bank and a Nobel Prize winner in economi...
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.
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 ...
Greek Debt and the New Financial Imperialism
Rasmus, Jack
Article
2016
Describes how the Greek goverment is forced to extract income and wealth from its workers and small businesses resulting in a new form of financial imperialism that smaller states and economies, plann...
The Growth Illusion: How economic growth has enriched the few, impoverished the many and endangered the planet
Douthwaite, Richard
Book
1992
Douthwaite argues that strategies used by governments to raise national income often increase poverty and unemployment. Moreover, in the USA, Britiain, Germany and Australia, each increase in national...
Hang Onto Your Wallets: Negative Interest, the War on Cash and the $10 Trillion Bail-in
Brown, Ellen
Article
2015
If you’re an ordinary saver with your money in the bank, you may soon be paying the bank to hold your funds rather than the reverse.
Iceland Jail Top Bankers For 46 Years, Europe 'Outraged'
Dmitry, Baxter
Article
2016
Iceland has differed from the rest of Europe and the US by allowing bankers to be prosecuted as criminals, rather than treating them as a protected species.
A Marxist History of the World part 105: The 2008 Crash: from bubble to black hole
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
The financial crisis represents the end of an era in which greed and casino-madness had been given free rein by market deregulation and rising debt.
Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Galeano, Eduardo
Book
1971
A political economy, a social and cultural narrative, and a powerful description of primitive capital accumulation.
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...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 18, 2017: Public Transit
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Public transit – good affordable public transit – is key to a liveable city. Around the world, there are movements of transit riders fighting for better public transit. A key perspective guiding many...
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.
Privatizing Social Security: Who Wins?: Against The Current vol. 114
Prins, Nomi
Article
2005
Over the years, there have been numerous attempts and proposals to privatize the social security system. It was a key Republican platform item in the 2000 election. The idea was subsequently thwarte...
Project Chile
Article
1977
The pamphlet serves as background material for Project Chile, a national campaign to stop Canadian private investment in Chile and all governmental support for such investment until human rights and d...
Saving the Whale, Again: The catastrophic incompetence of Citigroup
Cockburn, Andrew
Article
2015
Cockburn discusses the financial recklessness of Citigroup bank and the repercussions.
Secrecy for Sale: Inside the Global Offshore Money Maze
Article
2013
Big players are taking unprecedented steps to stop offshore abuses, but financial crime fighters worry reforms don’t go far enough.
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.
Six Banks Pay $5.6 Billion in Fines for Foreign Exchange Manipulation
Smallteacher, Richard
Article
2015
Six major international banks – Bank of America, Barclays, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Union Bank of Switerland (UBS) – have agreed to pay $5.6 billion in fines for rigg...
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...
Taking Back Homes From The Banks: Exercising The Human Right To Housing
Quigley, Bill
Article
2010
Most people recognize that international human rights guarantee all humans a right to housing. With the millions of homeless living in our communities and the millions of empty foreclosed houses all ...
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...
Wall Street's Role in Narco-Trafficking: "Business is Booming"
Whitney, Mike
Article
2011
Every major bank in the US has served as an active financial partner of the murderous drug cartels.
What is to be done with the banks? Radical proposals for radical changes
Weeks, John et al.
Article
2016
Nine years after the outbreak of the financial crisis that continues to produce damaging social effects through the austerity policies imposed on victim populations, it's time to take another look at ...
Whose Wipeout? Whose Bailout?: Against The Current vol. 137
The Editors
Article
2008
Is this what 1931 looks like? Years ago, we recall, two themes for popular cinema were people trapped in burning skyscrapers ("Towering Inferno") and market sharks engaged in financial manipulations ...
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...

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Authorities ramp up pressure on media over banking disclosures
Sources News Release
2015
Bulgarian Financial Supervision Commission has imposed fines of up to 80,000 euros each on several newspapers for disclosing information about the banking sector. Reporters Without Borders deplores th...
'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...