Money Laundering

How Central Bank Independence Led to Impunity in Latvia

April 25, 2018

Latvia’s extreme austerity and neoliberal experience has led it down the path of becoming a major hub for money laundering. Its Central Bank governor, Ilmars Rimsevics, is at the heart of the scandal, but enjoys the protection of central bank autonomy, explains former financial regulator Bill Black

Greek Corruption Scandal Ensnares Former Prime Ministers and Ministers

April 9, 2018
A bribery and money laundering scandal involving pharmaceutical companies that could cost Greece up to $23 billion has caught up with politicians from Greece’s conservative and social democratic parties. Syriza’s Ioannis Bournous explains what is known so far

Real Media: Rona Fairhead, HSBC and the BBC

October 9, 2017

Real Media interviews HSBC whistleblower Nicholas Wilson about the UK’s newly appointed International Trade Minister Rona Fairhead and her controversial past as BBC Trust chair and HSBC director

Ariel Sharon Dies at 85

January 11, 2014
Ariel Sharon came to power as a cunning politician, running as a ‘security’ candidate during the second intifada, and forming the Kadima party to appear ‘centrist’ when compared to Likud

Michigan Anti-Union Law Drafted by ALEC

August 6, 2013
Lisa Graves: ALEC is running a secretive, multi-million dollar slush fund for state lawmakers, looking to influence legislation on ‘right-to-work’, ‘stand your ground’ laws, and voter ID laws

$6 Billion Money Laundering On-line Business Operated with Impunity

May 29, 2013

Bill Black: Operation involving drug money carried on for almost a decade before being charged; much bigger crimes on Wall St. go unpunished

JP Morgan/Chase Shareholders Meeting to Vote on Demoting Chairman Jamie Dimon

May 20, 2013

Jennifer Taub: Fight over resolution making CEO Dimon give up board chairman’s job shows what an oxymoron “shareholder democracy” is; concentration of power is extreme in the worlds biggest bank

Gender Wage Gap is Shrinking – Male Wages are Going Down

March 28, 2013

Bill Black: Male workers wages are going down which makes gap appear smaller; in higher incomes levels gap is getting wider