ellen brownEllen Brown is an attorney, president of the Public Banking Institute, and the author of eleven books, including Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free. Her websites are WebofDebt.com and PublicBankingInstitute.org.

The Greek Coup: Liquidity as a Weapon of Coercion

Varoufakis Charged with Treason

“My father made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Luca Brasi held a gun to his head and my father assured him that either his brains, or his signature, would be on the contract.”  — The Godfather (1972) ormer Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is now being charged with treason for exploring the possibility of […]

The Revolutionary Pope

Revolutionary Pope

Ellen Brown: The strategy for real change called for by Pope Francis can be furthered with government-issued money of the sort originated by the American colonists, augmented by a network of publicly-owned banks of the sort established by the Order of St. Francis in the Middle Ages.

The Alice in Wonderland World of Fast-Tracked Secret Trade Agreements

Secret Trade Agreements

“Sentence First, Verdict Afterwards” `Let the jury consider their verdict,’ the King said, for about the twentieth time that day. `No, no!’ said the Queen. `Sentence first–verdict afterwards.’ `Stuff and nonsense!’ said Alice loudly. `The idea of having the sentence first!’ `Hold your tongue!’ said the Queen, turning purple. `I won’t!’ said Alice. `Off with […]

Derailing Amtrak: Tracking the Latest Disaster in the Infrastructure Crisis

Derailing Amtrak

he dangerous underfunding of US infrastructure was underscored by a fatal train derailment on May 12th. The tragedy did not deter the House Appropriations Committee from voting to slash Amtrak funding the very next day. There are ways Congress could fund its massive infrastructure bill without raising taxes. But the conservative-controlled Congress seems to have […]

How America Became an Oligarchy

American Oligarchy

Ellen Brown: If governments are recalling their sovereign powers, they might start with the power to create money, which was usurped by private interests while the people were asleep at the wheel.

California Water Wars: Another Form of Asset Stripping?

California Water Wars

View image | gettyimages.com In California’s epic drought, wars over water rights continue, while innovative alternatives for increasing the available water supply go untapped. ars over California’s limited water supply have been going on for at least a century. Water wars have been the subject of some vintage movies, including the 1958 hit The Big […]