Marijuana Goes To House Floor With Landslide Victory For SAFE Banking Act

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

For the first time since the war on marijuana was declared by President Richard Nixon, progressive marijuana law reform was considered on the Floor of the House of Representatives, and won by a [...]

More Financial Institutions Are Working With The Marijuana Industry

By Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment -

Banks and credit unions have been accepting significantly more marijuana businesses in 2019, according to new federal data. At the end of the last quarter of 2018, there were 438 banks and 113 [...]

Media Blackout As Israel’s Largest Banks Pay Over $1 Billion In Fines For US Tax Evasion Schemes

By Whitney Webb, Intrepidreport.com -

WASHINGTON—Israel’s three largest banks—Hapoalim Bank, Leumi Bank and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank—have all been ordered to pay record fines, which collectively are set to total over $1 billion, to the [...]

Finally Obey MLK, Liberation Is Black Owned Banking

By Amani Sawari, Sawarimi.org -

On April 3, 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. gave his last speech, pleading with Black America to shift their wealth into Black owned institutions the night before his assassination. It is by no [...]

Losing Amazon

By Ted Howard, The American Prospect. -

Last week, the cities still in the running for Amazon’s HQ2 officially found out the bad news: despite months of effort and billions of dollars in subsidies assembled, they will not be the new [...]

The Crisis Next Time: Planning For Public Ownership As An Alternative To Corporate Bank Bailouts

By Thomas Hanna, Thenextsystem.org -

The next financial crisis is all but inevitable. While its exact timing and severity cannot be predicted, both the accelerating frequency of crises in recent decades and the continued [...]

What It Will Take For Public Banking To Win

By Matt Stannard, Occupy.com -

In 2014, then-Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales recognized that poverty and shrinking city budgets were problems that needed out-of-the-box solutions. Deeply concerned with inequality, Gonzales [...]

The Return Of The Great Meltdown

By Nomi Prins, Tom Dispatch. -

We have entered a landmark moment: no president since Woodrow Wilson (during whose administration the Federal Reserve was established) will have appointed as many board members to the Fed as [...]

Cooperative Banking For Black Lives

By Valerie Vande Panne, Inthesetimes.com -

MINNEAPOLIS—On an unseasonably warm Friday in late January, African-American business owners, activists, advocates, musicians, politicians and artists toasted with a “come-up” cocktail: a healthy [...]

Not A Matter Of If, But When

By Shawn Hattingh, MR Online. -

In early January 2018, capitalists across the globe were celebrating the fact that the Dow Jones had rallied by 45% since the election of Donald Trump. Likewise, brokers were beaming in Sandton [...]

How Uncle Sam Launders Marijuana Money

By Ellen Brown, Truthdig. -

Thirty states and the District of Columbia currently have laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form. The herb has been shown to have significant therapeutic value for a wide range of medical [...]

Student Debt Slavery II: Level The Playing Field

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt Blog -

The lending business is heavily stacked against student borrowers. Bigger players can borrow for almost nothing, and if their investments don’t work out, they can put their corporate shells [...]

Hawaii Becomes First U.S. State To Go Cashless For Marijuana Sales

By Aaron Kesel, www.activistpost.com -

By Aaron Kesel for Activist Post. Hawaiian state officials announced Tuesday that Hawaii will be the first state to require the sale of marijuana to be cashless, paid with a special debit card [...]

Ethical, Cooperative Banking That Sustains Community

By Staff, www.thenextsystem.org -

By Staff of The Next System Project - Adam Simpson: Goran, thank you for joining us today. You are the cooperative manager of the Cooperative for Ethical Financing in Croatia. Can you tell us [...]

Central Bank Digital Currencies: A Revolution In Banking?

By Ellen Brown, www.counterpunch.org -

By Ellen Brown for Counter Punch - Several central banks, including the Bank of England, the People’s Bank of China, the Bank of Canada and the Federal Reserve, are exploring the concept of [...]