(GRTV) – “Arresting Impunity” is a documentary about the attempts of citizens in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to uphold the rule of law when faced with a culture of impunity. After the attempted citizen’s arrest by Splitting the Sky on George W. Bush in Calgary on March 17, 2009, Calgary became the focus of a citizens movement to hold Canadian law enforcement officials to account for their failure to arrest Bush when he visited Calgary, in his first visit without diplomatic immunity to a foreign country. Ramsey Clark, Cynthia McKinney, Anthony Hall and Splitting the Sky feature prominently in the film. Such figures sought to draw attention to the international organized crime which has arisen since the fraudulent events of 9/11.
This documentary also hones in on the Conservative minority government of Canada, which was asked by various legal analysts to arrest Bush when he came to Canada, invoking the laws enshrined in Canada’s Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act (2000). Continue reading →
(TorontoStar) – The province has secretly passed an unprecedented regulation that empowers police to arrest anyone near the G20 security zone who refuses to identify themselves or agree to a police search.
A 31-year-old man has already been arrested under the new regulation, which was quietly passed by the provincial cabinet on June 2.
The regulation was made under Ontario’s Public Works Protection Act and was not debated in the Legislature. According to a provincial spokesperson, the cabinet action came in response to an “extraordinary request” by Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, who wanted additional policing powers shortly after learning the G20 was coming to Toronto. Read entire article
(NYTimes) – Editor’s note: Not even Obama’s predecessor suggested such draconian measures. Obama wants a modification that strikes at ideas established in the Magna Carta of 1215 and British common law — due process and a right to a speedy trial.
President Obama’s legal advisers are considering asking Congress to allow the government to detain terrorism suspects longer after their arrests before presenting them to a judge for an initial hearing, according to administration officials familiar with the discussions. Continue reading →
(InfoClearingHouse) – Finance 101: Blame the Poor (While Taking Their Money) – Read More Here
Video: Daniel Cohn-Bendit (english subtitles) about Greece’s financial woes
Euro deputy Daniel Cohn-Bendit (Greens/EFA) challenges the European Commission and Parliament about their stance on financial support for Greece. Read More Here
(BusinessInsider) – Why The UK Is The Next European Country To Experience A Massive Debt Crisis – Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – Video: Jim Rogers – Gold has HUGE potential! – Video Link Here
(DrHousingBubble) – Housing never really improved – 10 charts showing the United States housing market is entering the second wave of problems. 1 out of 4 people with no mortgage payment in the last year are still not in the foreclosure process – Read More Here
(FinancialTimes) – Portugal to unveil ‘crisis tax’ to cut deficit
José Sócrates, Portugal’s prime minister, will announce tough new austerity measures on Thursday, including a “crisis tax” on companies and wages, to accelerate cuts in the country’s gaping budget deficit. Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – CEO Predicts Market Armageddon: Dow To 5,000
Cornerstone Wealth Management CEO David Hefty agrees with a growing number of other financial experts that a real estate collapse in China before the end of the year will send shockwaves through the global economy, leading to a stock market collapse which will send the Dow into free fall below the 5,000 level. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Gerald Celente – “we are going to see more and more violence” Greek Crisis
Amid a financial bailout in Europe, it is the banks that are doing the robbing, says trend forecaster Gerald Celente. He believes the ensuing protests are well-deserved and will not stop. Video Link Here
(PeterSantilli) – You Are Being Lied To By The Entire Financial System
Almost every US Corporation will do and say anything to keep us spending money, regardless of what they know about the fragility of our entire financial system. Bankster’s are now using world governments as patsies to commit the largest heist in world history. Stealing a trillion dollars from US citizens proved to be too difficult, as they had to receive congressional approval to bail themselves out. They’re recent scam involves using central banks to bypass democracy & funnel money to offshore entities without oversight. Read More Here
(BusinessInsider) – Video: Raw Footage Of Violent Bailout Protests In Ireland
It’s not just Greece. Via The Daily Bail, here’s what the Irish street looks like, as protesters attempt to storm parliament in protest of bank bailouts. Video Link Here
(InternationalForecaster) – Europe and America Morally and Financially Bankrupt – Bob Chapman
Greece has its immediate financing. Now the question is can they follow the prescription? In all likelihood the answer is no. the bond markets are reflecting that via a lack of confidence. In fact, some bond markets are falling apart and there is no end in sight. We have bond rating firms lowering ratings, as the rating services themselves are under serious fire and we do not believe they will be around long. The big question is why did it take two years and 10 months to react? Read More Here
(ZeroHedge) – First Gold, Now Europe Running Out Of Silver – Tyler Durden
Earlier we noted that the Austrian mint was on its way to depleting its gold reserves following “panicked buying” from Europeans, who now openly fear the demise of their currency. Now, courtesy of Slim Beleggen, we understand that the situation in the silver market is just as bad and has also spilled over to Germany: the contagion is no longer one of sovereign debt, but of precious metal physical inventory. Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – Gold Could Explode To $3,000 As Confidence In Currencies Collapses
Financial analyst David Rosenberg says gold could explode to $3,000 an ounce as European investors dump the ailing euro in exchange for the precious metal while JP Morgan states that bullion could face unlimited demand as panic buying ensues on the back of crumbling confidence in fiat currencies. Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – California Is More Likely to Default than Iceland or Iraq
The Federal Reserve isn’t the only one who owns credit default swaps betting that California will default.
As Ed Harrison points out, credit default traders have now ranked California in the list of top 10 governments most likely to default, with a 20% default probability: Read More Here
(WSJ) – Gulf Oil Spill Is Spoiling Tourism
A survey conducted by the Knowland Group May 3 and 4 of 50 hotel properties along the Gulf Coast found that 35% of respondents say the oil spill has prompted potential guests to cancel their reservations. Read More Here
(BusinessInsider) – The U.S. Government Is About To Get Hit With ‘The Perfect Storm’ Of Debt – Read More Here
(Examiner) – Economist Tim Madden: The PIIGS Brief: understanding how oligarchs rig, loot our economies. 3 of 4
Tim Madden is an economist with expertise on credit and banking. Tim and I are colleagues in lobbying government for public banking, with concentration in the US for state-owned banks (and here). The good news is that structural solutions to our economic controlled demolition are obvious and simple; and explained beautifully by many of America’s brightest historical minds. The bad news is that we’re still mired in oligarchic looting of our economies. Read More Here
(IceNews) – Yet another day of Iceland banking arrests
Ingolfur Helgason, the former Director of Kaupthing Iceland, and Steingrimur Karason, former CEO of the bank’s risk management department, were both arrested today upon arriving back in Iceland. They went straight to interrogation with the Special Prosecutor and are being held in police cells. Read More Here
(TimesOnline) – The number of people and vehicles stopped and searched in England and Wales under controversial counter-terrorism laws soared by two thirds in a year, according to figures published today.
In spite of the jump in stop and searches hardly any resulted in a charge or even an arrest. Continue reading →