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Revealed – The capitalist network that runs the world – New Scientist

The idea that a few bankers control a large chunk of the global economy might not seem like news to New York’s Occupy Wall Street movement and protesters elsewhere (see photo). But the study, by a trio of complex systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, is the first to go beyond ideology to empirically identify such a network of power. It combines the mathematics long used to model natural systems with comprehensive corporate data to map ownership among the world’s transnational corporations (TNCs).

“Reality is so complex, we must move away from dogma, whether it’s conspiracy theories or free-market,” says James Glattfelder. “Our analysis is reality-based.”

The top 50 of the 147 superconnected companies (2007)

1. Barclays plc
2. Capital Group Companies Inc
3. FMR Corporation
4. AXA
5. State Street Corporation
6. JP Morgan Chase & Co
7. Legal & General Group plc
8. Vanguard Group Inc
9. UBS AG
10. Merrill Lynch & Co Inc
11. Wellington Management Co LLP
12. Deutsche Bank AG
13. Franklin Resources Inc
14. Credit Suisse Group
15. Walton Enterprises LLC
16. Bank of New York Mellon Corp
17. Natixis
18. Goldman Sachs Group Inc
19. T Rowe Price Group Inc
20. Legg Mason Inc
21. Morgan Stanley
22. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc
23. Northern Trust Corporation
24. Société Générale
25. Bank of America Corporation
26. Lloyds TSB Group plc
27. Invesco plc
28. Allianz SE 29. TIAA
30. Old Mutual Public Limited Company
31. Aviva plc
32. Schroders plc
33. Dodge & Cox
34. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc*
35. Sun Life Financial Inc
36. Standard Life plc
37. CNCE
38. Nomura Holdings Inc
39. The Depository Trust Company
40. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance
41. ING Groep NV
42. Brandes Investment Partners LP
43. Unicredito Italiano SPA
44. Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan
45. Vereniging Aegon
46. BNP Paribas
47. Affiliated Managers Group Inc
48. Resona Holdings Inc
49. Capital Group International Inc
50. China Petrochemical Group Company

See more at Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world – physics-math – 19 October 2011 – New Scientist.

Rupert Murdoch & Fake News

Rupert Murdoch Exposed – YouTube.

From the Youtube description:

What you are told in the mainstream media, is the exact same agenda being pushed by politicians and the New World Order. The proof can be seen in this video how just one of these megalomaniacs has traded power with different politicians through the DECADES. Bombarding the public with what they are told to believe, and for most that use the TV as trusted source of information – it works. They believe that to control the media is to control your opinion and even your mind. This is true because many take news as fact and pass it around.. promote it.. defend it.. with no thought that they are fuelling a political agenda and a pack of lies. Look at those at the top who control the media, they are the same breed as those who corrupt within governments and through secret societies. For decades, Australian-born billionaire, SIS Agent and Freemason (Knight of Malta) Rupert Murdoch has used the US government’s increasingly lax media regulations to consolidate his hold over the media and wider political debate in America. Consider Murdoch’s empire: According to Businessweek, “his satellites deliver TV programs in five continents, all but dominating Britain, Italy, and wide swaths of Asia and the Middle East. He publishes 175 newspapers, including the New York Post and The Times of London. In the US, he owns the Twentieth Century Fox Studio, Fox Network, and 35 TV stations that reach more than 40% of the country…His cable channels include fast-growing Fox News, and 19 regional sports channels. In all, as many as one in five American homes at any given time will be tuned into a show News Corp. either produced or delivered.” But who is the real Rupert Murdoch? As this report shows, he is a far-right partisan who has used his empire explicitly to pull American political debate to the right. He is also an enabler of the oppressive tactics employed by dictatorial regimes, and a man who admits to having hidden money in tax havens. In short,there more to Rupert Murdoch than meets the eye.

In 2003, Rupert Murdoch told a congressional panel that his use of “political influence inour newspapers or television” is “nonsense.” But a close look at the record shows Murdochhas imparted his far-right agenda throughout his media empire.

MURDOCH THE WAR MONGER:
Just after the Iraq invasion, the New York Timesreported, “The war has illuminated anew the exceptional power in the hands of Murdoch,72, the chairman of News Corp… In the last several months, the editorial policies of almostall his English-language news organizations have hewn very closely to Murdoch’s ownstridently hawkish political views, making his voice among the loudest in the Anglophoneworld in the international debate over the American-led war with Iraq.” The Guardianreported before the war Murdoch gave “his full backing to war, praising George Bush asacting ‘morally’ and ‘correctly’ and describing Tony Blair as ‘full of guts'” for his support of the war. Murdoch said just before the war, “We can’t back down now — I think Bush isacting very morally, very correctly.” [New York Times,4/9/03; Guardian,2/12/03]

MURDOCH THE NEOCONSERVATIVE:
Murdoch owns the Weekly Standard, the neo-conservative journal that employed key figures who pushed for war in Iraq.

PHONE HACKING SCANDAL (From Wikipedia)

On 21st July 2012 (a week after this video was published) he resigned, it was uploaded in the midst of the phone hacking scandal.. say what you want, he still owns a shitload and has a big influence politically, especially through his sons, especially Lachlan. He will leave his businesses in the family and shit won’t change…unless people make a stand against this in whatever way they can.

Honesty in Damascus sends Shockwaves around the World

Gordon Duff was part of a Veterans Today Senior Staff Delegation that traveled to Damascus and was in consultation with the Veterans Today Board and other like-minded individuals within the American Military and Intelligence community and other such individuals from sixty-eight different nations around the World who were at the Conference.

Gordon Duff’s speech quickly changed the focus of the whole conference and is now sending shock-waves around the World in the various Diplomatic, Military and Intelligence corps around the World.

Duff explained that what is going on in Iraq and Syria with ISIS is not Terrorism, it is simply CRIME. That is, it is the works of an international Crime Cabal which has gotten control of the American Congress. Yes, this is a large Organized Crime problem that must be understood at its simple root cause.

Duff’s frank disclosure in his keynote address that the real problem on the ground in Iraq and Syria is Crime and the handy-work of an international Israeli Crime Cabal immediately changed the tone of the conference, and is now sending shock-waves around the World.

This is the first time ever that these issues have been clarified for the Syrian Security Services and Military as well as to Intel, Military and Diplomatic representatives from all over the World.

In days and weeks to follow it is expected that such an Historic disclosure based on hard Intel will change the scope and tone of the discussion about what is really going on in Iraq and Syria on the ground and how a worldwide criminal enterprise is behind it.

This speech is the first time in history an American Intelligence Team of “non-activists” gave a military briefing to an audience of this type, including key Military Leaders of diverse Tribal Forces throughout Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, along with a Russian delegation and many others from around the world. Before this historic speech by Duff, no one has ever dared to speak the simple truth about the true problem, that it is not Terrorism in the Mideast, but it is the effects of large scale international Organized Crime.

Read more at Historic Speech in Damascus sends Shockwaves around the World | Veterans Today.

Financial Crime

Financial Crime” – YouTube.

Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe. The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling – their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability. Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them. Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.

― Arundhati RoyWar Talk

A happier and better world

Josiah_Stamp

“Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits.”

— Sir Josiah Stamp, (President of the Bank of England in the 1920′s, the second richest man in Britain)

Warren Commission Report: High Level Coverup Of JFK Assassination?

Special Report in Observance of the 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination — Nov. 22, 2013

The assassination of John F.Kennedy arouses more controversy and skepticism among Americans than any other event of the last century. His death before the end of his term in office was a blow to the hopes and aspirations of many. JFK’s appeal was truly multi-generational which is why his death is hotly debated to this very day. He was not only a World War II hero, he inspired many with his writings in PROFILES IN COURAGE.

The Warren Commission Report (WCR) is the most questioned and doubted of all Congressional inquiries of the 20th century. There are so many obvious shortcomings and questionable conclusions contained in this report that it was destined to create many more doubts than sound answers. Because there are so many contested facts, it is now believed by many that a highly coordinated coverup took place at the highest levels of government.

“Single-bullet theory” undercut the credibility of the Warren Commission Report

The single greatest problem with the WCR was the advancement of the “Single-bullet theory”. This theory posited the notion that the same bullet struck both President Kennedy and Governor John B. Connally of Texas. The governor himself, an eye-witness and victim in the presidential limousine, insisted that he was struck by a different bullet than those that hit Kennedy…

by Michael Thomas – Read more at Warren Commission Report: High Level Coverup Of JFK Assassination?.

Excerpts from The Protocols of Zion

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Only force conquers in political affairs, especially if it be concealed in the talents essential to statesmen. Violence must be the principle, and cunning and make-believe the rule for governments… Therefore we must not stop at bribery, deceit and treachery when they should serve towards the attainment of our end. In politics one must know how to seize the property of others without hesitation if by it we secure submission and sovereignty…
We have set up the aristocracy of our educated class headed by the aristocracy of money. The qualifications for this aristocracy we have established in wealth.
from Protocol 1 – Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

It is essential to teach in national schools … the division of men into classes and conditions… the peoples will voluntarily submit to authority and accept such position as is appointed them in the State…
We shall create by all the secret subterranean methods open to us and with the aid of gold, which is all in our hands, a universal economic crisis whereby we shall throw upon the streets whole mobs of workers simultaneously in all the countries of Europe. These mobs will rush delightedly to shed the blood of those whom, in the simplicity of their ignorance, they have envied from their cradles, and whose property they will then be able to loot.
from Protocol 3 – Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

We shall create an intensified centralisation of government in order to grip in our hands all the forces of the community. We shall regulate mechanically all the actions of the political life of our subjects by new laws … and our kingdom will be distinguished by a despotism of such magnificent proportions as to be at any moment and in every place in a position to wipe out any goyim who oppose us by deed or word….
We have set one against another … religious and race hatreds… We are too strong – there is no evading our power. The nations cannot come to even an inconsiderable private agreement without our secretly having a hand in it….
[The] engine of the machinery of States is – Gold. The science of political economy invented by our learned elders has for long past been giving royal prestige to capital… Capital, if it is to co-operate untrammelled, must be free to establish a monopoly of industry and trade….
In order to put public opinion into our hands we must bring it into a state of bewilderment, by giving expression, from all sides, to so many contradictory opinions and for such a length of time as will suffice to make the goyim lose their heads in the labyrinth and come to see that the best thing is to have no opinion of any kind in matters political….
We shall so wear down the goyim, that they will be compelled to offer us international power, of a nature that, by its position, will enable us, without any violence, gradually to absorb all the state forces of the world and to form a Super-Government.
from Protocol 5 – Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

We shall soon begin to establish huge monopolies, reservoirs of colossal riches, upon which, even large fortunes of the goyim will depend….
What we want is that industry should drain off from the land both labour and capital and, by means of speculation, transfer into our hands all the money of the world.
from Protocol 6 – Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

The intensification of armaments, the increase of police forces – are all essential … that there should be, in all the States of the world; besides ourselves, only the masses of the proletariat; a few millionaires devoted to our interests; police and soldiers…
We must create ferments; discords and hostility. Therein we gain a double advantage. In the first place we keep in check all countries, for they will know that we have the power, whenever we like, to create disorders or to restore order. All these countries are accustomed to see in us an indispensable force of coercion. In the second place, by our intrigues we shall tangle up all the threads which we have stretched into the cabinets of all States; by means of the political; by economic treaties, or loan obligations…
We must be in a position to respond to every act of opposition; by war with the neighbours of that country which dares to oppose us: but if these neighbours should also venture to stand collectively together against us, then we must offer resistance by a universal war…
The Press which, with few exceptions that may be disregarded, is already, entirely in our hands.
from Protocol 7 – Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

We shall surround our government with a whole world of economists. That is the reason why economic sciences form the principal subject of the teaching given to the Jews. Around us again will be a whole constellation of bankers; industrialists; capitalists and – the main thing – millionaires; because in substance, everything will be settled by the question of figures….
We shall put [responsible posts] in the hands of persons whose past and reputation are such that between them and the people lies an abyss, persons who, in case of disobedience to our instructions, must face criminal charges or disappear – this in order to make them defend our interests to their last gasp.
from Protocol 8 – Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

Our Super-Government subsists in extra-legal conditions, which are described, in the accepted terminology, by the energetic and forcible word – Dictatorship…
We rule by force of will … the weapons in our hands are limitless ambitions; burning greediness; merciless vengeance; hatreds and malice….
Division into fractional parties has given them into our hands, for, in order to carry on a contested struggle one must have money, and the money is all in our hands….
We have got our hands into the administration of the law; into the conduct of elections; into the press; into liberty of the person; but principally into education and training as being the cornerstones of a free existence.
from Protocol 9 – Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

We shall arrange elections in favour of such presidents as have in their past some dark, undiscovered stain … then they will be trustworthy agents for the accomplishment of our plans, out of fear of revelations and from the natural desire of everyone who has attained power, namely, the retention of the privileges, advantages and honour connected with the office of president…
We shall invest the president with the right of declaring a state of war…
The president will, at our discretion, interpret the sense of such of the existing laws as admit of various interpretation; he will further annul them when we indicate to him the necessity to do so…
We shall obtain the power of destroying, little by little, step by step, all … to prepare for the transition to an imperceptible abolition of every kind of constitution, and then the time is come to turn every form of government into our despotism.
The recognition of our despot may also come before the destruction of the constitution; the moment for this recognition will come when the peoples, utterly wearied by the irregularities and incompetence – a matter which we shall arrange for – of their rulers, will clamour….
It is indispensable, to trouble, in all countries, the people’s relations with their governments, so as to utterly exhaust humanity with dissension; hatred; struggle; envy and even by the use of torture; by starvation; by the inoculation of disease; by want, so that the goyim see no other course open to them than to take refuge in our complete sovereignty in money and in all else.
But if we give the nations of the world a breathing-space the moment we long for is hardly likely ever to arrive.
from Protocol 10 – Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

The freedom of the Press; the right of association; freedom of conscience; the voting principle; and many anothers must disappear for ever from the memory of man, or undergo a radical alteration the day after the promulgation of the new constitution. It is only at the moment that we shall be able at once to announce all our orders…
What we want is that from the first moment of its promulgation, while the peoples of the world are still stunned by the accomplished fact of the revolution, still in a condition of terror and uncertainty, they should recognise once and for all that we are so strong, so inexpugnable, so super-abundantly filled with power, that in no case shall we take any account of them, and so far from paying any attention to their opinions or wishes, we are ready and able to crush with irresistible power all expression or manifestation thereof at every moment and in every place, that we have seized at once everything we wanted and shall in no case divide our power with them … Then in fear and trembling they will close their eyes to everything, and be content to await what will be the end of it all…
We shall keep promising them [the people] to give back all the liberties we have taken away as soon as we have quelled the enemies of peace and tamed all parties. It is not worth to say anything about how long a time they will be kept waiting for this return of their liberties.
from Protocol 11 – Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

We shall saddle and bridle [the press] with a tight curb…
Among those making attacks upon us will also be organs established by us, but they will attack exclusively points that we have pre-determined to alter.
Not a single announcement will reach the public without our control. Even now this is already being attained by us inasmuch as all news items are received by a few agencies, in whose offices they are focused from all parts of the world. These agencies will then be already entirely ours and will give publicity only to what we dictate to them…
Literature and journalism are two of the most important educative forces, and therefore our government will become proprietor of the majority of the journals. This will neutralise the injurious influence of the privately-owned press and will put us in possession of a tremendous influence upon the public mind….
All journals published by us will be of the most opposite, in appearance, tendencies and opinions, thereby creating confidence in us and bringing over to us quite unsuspicious opponents, who will thus fall into our trap and be rendered harmless…
All our newspapers will be of all possible complexions – aristocratic, republican, revolutionary, even anarchical – for so long, of course, as the constitution exists… they will have a hundred hands, and every one of them will have a finger on any one of the public opinions as required. When a pulse quickens these hands will lead opinion in the direction of our aims, for an excited patient loses all power of judgement and easily yields to suggestion. Those fools who will think they are repeating the opinion of a newspaper of their own camp will be repeating our opinion or any opinion that seems desirable for us. In the vain belief that they are following the organ of their party they will, in fact, follow the flag which we hang out for them…
We shall be in a position, as from time to time may be required, to excite or to tranquillise the public mind on political questions, to persuade or to confuse, printing now truth, now lies, facts or their contradictions, according as they may be well or ill received.
from Protocol 12 – Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion
In order that the masses themselves may not guess what they are about, we further distract them with amusements; games; pastimes; passions; people’s palaces. Soon we shall begin through the press to propose competitions in art; in sport of all kinds: these interests will finally distract their minds from questions in which we should find ourselves compelled to oppose them. Growing more and more dis-accustomed to reflect and form any opinions of their own, people will begin to talk in the same tone as we, because we alone shall be offering them new directions for thought.
from Protocol 13 – Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

How far-seeing were our learned elders in ancient times, when they said, that to attain a serious end, it behoves not to stop at any means or to count the victims sacrificed for the sake of that end… We have not counted the victims of the seed of the goy cattle, though we have sacrificed many of our own, but for that we have now already given them such a position on the Earth as they could not even have dreamed of. The comparatively small numbers of the victims, from the number of ours, have preserved our nationality from destruction…
When comes the time of our overt rule, the time to manifest its blessing, we shall remake all legislatures, all our laws will be brief, plain, stable, without any kind of interpretations, so that anyone will be in a position to know them perfectly. The main feature which will run right through them is submission to orders….
All the money in the world will be concentrated in our hands…
Our government will have the appearance of a patriarchal paternal guardianship on the part of the ruler. Our own nation and our subjects will discern in his person a father caring for their every need… They will then be so thoroughly imbued with the thought that it is impossible for them to dispense with this wardship and guidance; if they wish to live in peace and quiet; that they will acknowledge the autocracy of our ruler…
They will be rejoiced that we have regulated everything in their lives, as is done by wise parents who desire to train children in the cause of duty and submission.
When the King of Israel sets upon his sacred head the crown offered him by Europe he will become patriarch of the world.
from Protocol 15 – Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

We shall emasculate … the universities, by re-educating them in a new direction. Their officials and professors will be prepared for their business by detailed secret programmes of action from which they will not with immunity diverge, not by one iota. They will be appointed with especial precaution, and will be so placed as to be wholly dependent on the Government.
… When we are in power we shall remove every kind of disturbing subject from the course of education and shall make, out of the youth, obedient children of authority.
… We shall erase from the memory of men all facts of previous centuries which are undesirable to us.
We shall abolish every kind of freedom of instruction.
from Protocol 16 – Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

We shall arrange a simulation of disorders, or some manifestation of discontents finding expression through the co-operation of good speakers. Round these speakers will assemble all who are sympathetic to his utterances. This will give us the pretext for domiciliary perquisitions (diligent searches) and surveillance on the part of our servants from among the number of the goyim police.
from Protocol 18 – Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

Economic crises have been produced by us for the goyim by no other means than the withdrawal of money from circulation…
The gold standard has been the ruin of the States which adopted it, for it has not been able to satisfy the demands for money, the more so that we have removed gold from circulation as possible…
Loans hang like a sword of Damocles over the heads of rulers, who, instead of taking from their subjects by a temporary tax, come begging with outstretched palm of our bankers. Foreign loans are leeches which there is no possibility of removing from the body of the State, until they fall off of themselves, or the State flings them off…
The goyim … have been borrowing from us, with payment of interest, without ever thinking that all the same these very moneys, plus an addition for payment of interest, must be got by them from their own State pockets in order to settle up with us. What could have been simpler than to take the money they wanted from their own people?
But it is a proof of the genius of our chosen mind that we have contrived to present the matter of loans to them in such a light that they have even seen in them an advantage for themselves.
from Protocol 20 – Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion