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Prosecute the Wall Street Mafia! Bill Black, Dylan Ratigan & David DeGraw on the Destruction of the Rule of Law


Dylan Ratigan Discussing Occupy Wall Street and prosecution of banking fraud with William K. Black and David DeGraw.

When it comes to prosecuting the lead players involved in the fraudulent financial activities that have led to the destruction of our economy, the Obama Administration, loaded with Wall Street campaign contributions and led by major financial firm operatives such as Tim Geithner and Bill Daley, has delivered empty rhetoric and minimal action. In the absence of leadership on this critical issue, it may come down to a new proposed OccupyWallStreet Department of Justice Working Group to restore the rule of law. The proposed group will feature members such as Bill Black, a man who has a strong track record of successfully prosecuting and jailing bankers during the S&L crisis.

In this video, David DeGraw joins Bill Black on the Dylan Ratigan Show to discuss the “epidemic of fraud” and the people who need to be held personally responsible for the destruction of our economic system.

October 18, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Thom Hartmann & Tom Linzey – Fighting back against Citizens United one community at a time

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The American Ruling Class

In this first of its kind “dramatic-documentary-musical”, Lewis Lapham (former editor Harper’s Magazine) takes two young Ivy-League graduates on a tour of the corridors of power. The novice careerists must decide: should they seek to rule the world, or to save it? (2005)

The Ruling Class
“… not someone of the possessing class or the celebrity class, but someone with real power; a ruler.”

“There is something fatally attractive about joining the ruling class, starting of course with the pay, but also with the prestige and the like. But fatally ought to go with attractive, in many cases, because it means for a large part you’re getting ready to forget about half of what you learned at Yale or anywhere else, that there are obligations in this democratic republic which I still, perhaps naively, believe need to be factored in. I do not actually believe that society is best served by everybody running avidly after their own self interest. I particularly think: that it is betrayal when the best and the brightest decide that their being the best and the brightest means that they jump on the gravy train and tell everybody else kiss mine as I leave the room. If there is no last morality here to be offered, it is an individual question. The last thing people always say as they go out is not ‘I wish I had had more money.’ They’re usually wishing something else, about what they did with their lives.”

“The comfort of the rich depends upon an abundance of the poor.” -Voltaire

Watch complete Hulu video here –> http://activism101.ning.com/video/the-american-ruling-class

March 6, 2011 Posted by | Elitism | , , , | Leave a comment