Published on 23 Oct 2013
In 2008 Hervé Falciani walked out of HSBC in Geneva, where he worked as a computer specialist, with the account details of up to 130,000 of the bank’s clients. Since then the data has been used to track down people who had used the bank in Switzerland to hide money in order to avoid paying tax but his motives have been called into question. This is the story of the man some people refer to as the Edward Snowden of the banking world.
Published on 16 Aug 2013
Watch the full Keiser Report E485: http://youtu.be/PyJj3uI9wWI
In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the cult of (Mark) Carney leading to food and houswives ‘outstripping’ inflation. Meanwhile, George Osborne’s ‘welfare reforms’ see £11.8 billion ‘saved’ from housing benefit, while £12 billion of taxpayer money is set aside to subsidize mortgages of up to £600,000 for the second phase of the Help to Buy ‘scheme.’ In the second half, Max talks to Simon Rose of SaveOurSavers.co.uk about forward guidance, real inflation and George Osborne’s speculative schemes.
Greece Passes Job Cuts include other tough austerity measures for more than two years already with no impact on Greek economy. Something is s still wrong there but 99% Greek people.
Published on 18 Jul 2013
Greece’s parliament has narrowly approved a new batch of austerity measures that will see thousands of public-sector job cuts.
The country has been kept out of bankruptcy since it started receiving rescue loans in 2010 from the International Monetary Fund and other euro nations.
However, austerity measures demanded in return have caused a dramatic increase in poverty and unemployment.
The new legislation will put 12,500 public-sector staff, mostly teachers and municipal workers, in a programme that subjects them to involuntary transfers and possible dismissals.
It will also pave the way for 15,000 layoffs by the end of next year.
City halls across the country have been closed this week, with uncollected rubbish piling up on the streets, and unions held a general strike on Tuesday against the proposed cuts.I fully understand the hardship the Greek people are going through during the great crisis,” Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras said during the debate.
“But I am fully convinced that the path we have chosen is correct.”
Some 3,000 people protested outside Parliament in central Athens ahead of the vote, chanting anti-austerity slogans in a third straight day of protests.
The crucial vote came hours before a visit to Athens by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, planned amid security measures that Greece’s left-wing main opposition party denounced as “fascist and undemocratic”.
The measures include a ban of all demonstrations in the city centre, including the area outside Parliament that has been the focus of past violent protests.
It was the first major test for conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras since a left-wing party abandoned his coalition government last month.
The government claims it has already made progress in stabilising the shattered economy.
Published on 14 Jun 2013
In Chile, thousands of students angered at rising education costs, clashed with police in the capital, who responded with tear gas and water cannons. The students had flooded the streets for a peaceful march, still wearing their uniforms and backpacks, before it then turned violent. At least 40 were arrested. The students oppose the fact they have to pay 75% of the cost of their own educations – one of the highest rates in the world.
Anti-capitalist demonstrators from the Blockupy movement paralysed Germany’s financial center on Friday, cutting off access to the European Central Bank and Deutsche Bank’s headquarters.
Protesters against Europe’s austerity policies, estimated by police at 1,500 but by Blockupy at 3,000, descended in the early hours on Frankfurt’s financial district to disrupt business at institutions they blame for a deep recession in euro zone countries such as Spain and Greece.
Riot police, showered with stones and paint bombs, used pepper spray to prevent the protesters breaking into the ECB. Several protesters were injured and police made some arrests, though they gave no numbers.
The Biggest, Most Corrupt Bank Scheme That’s Not Being Stopped
“Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a rigged game. We found this out in recent months, when a series of related corruption stories spilled out of the financial sector, suggesting the world’s largest banks may be fixing the prices of, well, just about everything.”
The Libor bank scandal has nothing on the newest interest rate swap manipulation scheme where bankers are going completely unchecked. This is a $379 trillion market– why are bankers allowed to manipulate it without restraint? Cenk Uygur breaks it down
In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the PLUNDERBALL games in Europe and how the United Kingdom turned from Aspiration Nation to Asphyxiation Nation. They also talk about the ‘mega-caust’ of the financial markets in which those who worried about their gold being confiscated have now lost their bank deposits instead! In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Mitch Feierstein about the implications to all bank depositors of the confiscation of some funds in Cyprus.
Banks have re-opened in Cyprus, allowing access to savings for the first time in almost two weeks. There’s little relief for cash-strapped citizens though, with severe restrictions imposed on how much money they can withdraw. The limits are set to prevent a bank run, making Cyprus the first Eurozone nation to introduce capital controls. For more on what’s going on RT talks to correspondent Tesa Arcilla who’s outside the bank in Nicosia.
Every indication clearly suggests that authorities in the United States are preparing for widespread civil unrest. This trend has not emerged by accident – it is part of a tried and tested method used by the banking elite to seize control of nations, strip them of their assets, and absorb them into the new world order.
There is a crucial economic imperative as to why the elite is seeking to engineer and exploit social unrest.
As respected investigative reporter Greg Palast exposed in 2001, the global banking elite, namely the World Bank and the IMF, have honed a technique that has allowed them to asset-strip numerous other countries in the past – that technique has come to be known at the “IMF riot.”
In April 2001, Palast obtained leaked World Bank documents that outlined a four step process on how to loot nations of their wealth and infrastructure, placing control of resources into the hands of the banking elite.
One of the final steps of the process, the “IMF riot,” detailed how the elite would plan for mass civil unrest ahead of time that would have the effect of scaring off investors and causing government bankruptcies.
“This economic arson has its bright side – for foreigners, who can then pick off remaining assets at fire sale prices,” writes Palast, adding, “A pattern emerges. There are lots of losers but the clear winners seem to be the western banks and US Treasury.”
In other words, the banking elite creates the very economic environment – soaring interest rates, spiraling food prices, poverty, lower standards of living – that precipitates civil unrest – and then like a vulture swoops down to devour what remains of the country’s assets on the cheap.
We have already seen this process unfold in places like Bolivia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Greece and Argentina. Next on the chopping block are Spain, Italy, Britain and France – all of which have seen widespread riots over the last two years.