Articles by Andrew Gavin Marshall

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Meet the Secretive Committees That Run the Global Economy
Andrew Gavin Marshall, Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Oct 2015

The Treasury Department and Federal Reserve Bank are the two most important American institutions in global financial governance. Both institutions are headquartered in Washington, D.C., just down the street from the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group, two global financial bodies created in 1944 to manage the world economy on behalf of the rich Western nations that founded them.

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The Debtor’s War: A Modern Greek Tragedy
Andrew Gavin Marshall – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Nov 2013

Large corporations have more money than most countries on earth. Their power is protected by the state, their influence unquestioned, their domination of the world’s resources, materials, culture and society is rapidly advancing, and they are – institutionally and ideologically – totalitarian.

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Empire under Obama, Part 3: America’s “Secret Wars” in Over 100 Countries around the World
Andrew Gavin Marshall – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Nov 2013

Obama’s global terror campaign is not only dependent upon his drone assassination program, but increasingly it has come to rely upon the deployment of Special Operations forces in countries all over the world, reportedly between 70 and 120 countries at any one time.

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Empire under Obama, Part 4: Counterinsurgency, Death Squads, and the Population as the Target
Andrew Gavin Marshall – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Nov 2013

Empire is institutional, not individual. My focus on the imperial structure during the Obama administration is not to suggest that it does not predate Obama, but rather, that Obama represents ‘continuity’ in imperialism, not “change.” This part examines the concept of ‘counterinsurgency’ as a war against the populations of Iraq, Afghanistan and spreading into Pakistan.

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Global Power Project: Exposing the Institute of International Finance (Part 3) – Central Bankers and the IFF
Andrew Gavin Marshall, Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Nov 2013

In Part 1 of the Global Power Project exposé on the Institute of International Finance, I examined the origins and evolution of an organization representing the interests of global banks. In Part 2, I looked at the role played by the IIF and its leadership during the European debt crisis. In this third and final part in the series, I examine the relationship between the IIF and global central bankers.

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Empire under Obama (Part 2): Barack Obama’s Global Terror Campaign
Andrew Gavin Marshall – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Oct 2013

Under the administration of Barack Obama, America is waging a global terror campaign through the use of drones, killing thousands of people, committing endless war crimes, creating fear and terror in a program expected to last several more decades. Welcome to Obama’s War OF Terror.

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Global Power Project: Exposing the Institute of International Finance (Part 2) – Connecting Josef Ackermann, the IFF, and the Euro Debt Crisis
Andrew Gavin Marshall, Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Oct 2013

When the European debt crisis hit headlines in 2010, the IIF was again on the scene and playing a major part. At the center was the CEO of Deutsche Bank, Josef Ackermann, who served as CEO of Deutsche Bank from 2002 to 2012, and over the same period served as Chairman of the IIF.

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Empire under Obama (Part 1): Political Language and the ‘Mafia Principles’ of International Relations
Andrew Gavin Marshall, Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Oct 2013

In the first part of this essay series on ‘Empire Under Obama,’ I will aim to establish some fundamental premises of modern imperialism, or what is often referred to as ‘international relations,’ ‘geopolitics’, or ‘foreign policy.’ Specifically, I will refer to George Orwell’s writing on ‘political language’ in order to provide a context in which the discourse of imperialism may take place out in the open with very little comprehension on the part of the public which consumes the information; and further, to draw upon Noam Chomsky’s suggestion of understanding international relations as the application of ‘Mafia Principles’ to foreign policy.

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Global Power Project: Exposing the Institute of International Finance (Part 1)
Andrew Gavin Marshall, Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Oct 2013

This is the first of a series of exposés focusing on the Institute of International Finance (IIF), the very “visible hand” of financial markets. It is a continuation of the Global Power Project produced by Occupy.com. Part 1 examines the origins of the IIF.

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Global Power Project, Part 9: Banking on Influence with Morgan Stanley
Andrew Gavin Marshall, Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Aug 2013

The bank that has committed a raft of fraud, illegal foreclosures, energy price fixings and food market speculations took in more than $107 billion of U.S. taxpayer funds in the bailouts. Too big to fail. Too big to jail. Too cancerous to care.

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Global Power Project, Part 8: Banking on Influence with Wells Fargo
Andrew Gavin Marshall, Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Aug 2013

For a mega-money laundering, drug war profiteering, prison-industry enlarging global bank like Wells Fargo, the evidence is obvious: it helps to have affiliations with individuals and institutions that make up the U.S. and increasingly the international power elite. Like the other big banks, Wells Fargo is too big to fail, too big to jail, too criminal to control — and too tumorous to tolerate.

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Global Power Project, Part 7: Banking on Influence with Citigroup
Andrew Gavin Marshall, Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jul 2013

Over ensuing decades and mergers it eventually came to be Citibank, and in the late 1990s, Citigroup. At that time, the bank was dealing with accusations that it had aided in the laundering of roughly $100 million in payoffs by Mexican drug cartels. In 2000, the mega-bank was accused of abusing borrowers and clients through predatory lending practices.

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Global Power Project, Part 6: Banking on Influence with Bank of America
Andrew Gavin Marshall, Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jul 2013

What is clear is that Bank of America, like all big banks in our era, isn’t merely a financial institution but simultaneously acts as an influential institution in the media, military industrial complex, think tanks, chemical companies and government circles. The bank is too big to fail. Too big to jail. And too connected to change.

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Global Power Project, Part 5: Banking on Influence with Goldman Sachs
Andrew Gavin Marshall, Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2013

One of the largest banks in the United States, Goldman Sachs was central to the process of creating the housing bubble that popped in 2007-8, which led to the largest economic crisis since the Great Depression. As Matt Taibbi famously documented in Rolling Stone, Goldman has been involved in “every major market manipulation since the Great Depression,” profiting along the way as “a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.”

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Global Power Project, Part 4: Banking on Influence with JPMorgan Chase
Andrew Gavin Marshall, Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2013

In May [2013], JPMorgan Chase was listed as the largest bank in the world with assets at roughly $4 trillion — some $1.53 trillion of it in derivatives. In the midst of the financial crisis in 2008, JPMorgan Chase became not only a major criminal, but also a prime beneficiary of people’s suffering.

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Global Power Project, Part 2: Identifying the Institutions of Control
Andrew Gavin Marshall, Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2013

The Global Power Project, an investigative series produced by Occupy.com, aims to identify and connect the worldwide institutions and individuals who comprise today’s global power oligarchy. In Part 1 I provided an overview examining who and what constitute the global ruling elite – often referred to as the Transnational Capitalist Class. In this second part, I will attempt to identify some of the key, dominant institutions that have facilitated and have in turn been supported by the development of this oligarchic class. This is not a study of wealth, but a study of power.

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Global Power Project, Part 3: The Influence of Individuals and Family Dynasties
Andrew Gavin Marshall, Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2013

The Global Power Project, an investigative series produced by Occupy.com, aims to identify and connect the worldwide institutions and individuals who comprise today’s global power oligarchy. In this third part, I examine the dynastic influence wielded by prominent corporate and financial families. This is not a study of wealth, but a study of power.

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Global Power Project, Part 1: Exposing the Transnational Capitalist Class
Andrew Gavin Marshall, Occupy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jun 2013

The Global Power Project, an investigative series produced by Occupy.com, aims to identify and connect the worldwide institutions and individuals who comprise today’s global power oligarchy. By studying the relationships and varying levels of leadership that govern our planet’s most influential institutions — from banks, corporations and financial institutions to think tanks, foundations and universities — this project seeks to expose the complex, highly integrated network of influence wielded by relatively few individuals on a national and transnational basis. This is not a study of wealth, but a study of power.

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Why So Secretive? The Trans-Pacific Partnership as Global Corporate Coup
Andrew Gavin Marshall, Occupy Movement – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Nov 2012

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the most secretive and “least transparent” trade negotiation in history.

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Bilderberg 2011: The Rockefeller World Order and the “High Priests of Globalization”
Andrew Gavin Marshall – Global Research, 20 Jun 2011

The Bilderberg Group, formed in 1954, was founded in the Netherlands as a secretive meeting held once a year, drawing roughly 130 of the political-financial-military-academic-media elites from North America and Western Europe as “an informal network of influential people who could consult each other privately and confidentially.”

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WikiLeaks and the Worldwide Information War: Power, Propaganda, and the Global Political Awakening
Andrew Gavin Marshall – Global Research, 13 Dec 2010

The recent release of the 250,000 WikiLeaks documents has provoked unparalleled global interest, both positive, negative, and everywhere in between. One thing that can be said with certainty: WikiLeaks is changing things.

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Yemen: The Covert Apparatus of the American Empire
Andrew Gavin Marshall – Global Research, 11 Oct 2010

This is the nature of war of today: during [Luther] King’s time, the pretext for war was to stop the spread of Communism; today, it’s done in the name of stopping the spread of terrorism. Terror has since time immemorial been a tactic used by states and governments to control populations. Al-Qaeda is no exception, as it was created and continues to largely function as a geopolitical extension of the covert apparatus of American empire. In short, al-Qaeda is an arm of the covert world of American intelligence agencies. In particular, the CIA, DIA [Defense Intelligence Agency], US Special Forces, and multinational mercenary companies such as Blackwater [now Xe Services]. Where they go, al-Qaeda goes; where al-Qaeda goes, they accumulate; where they lay the groundwork, the American empire stands behind.[2] Yemen is perhaps an excellent example of America being on the “wrong side of a world revolution,” as the secret war in Yemen being exacerbated in the name of “fighting al-Qaeda” is in actuality, about the expansion and supremacy of American power in the region.

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The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order: The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom (Part 1)
Andrew Gavin Marshall – Global Research, 28 Jun 2010

For the first time in history almost all of humanity is politically activated, politically conscious and politically interactive. Global activism is generating a surge in the quest for cultural respect and economic opportunity in a world scarred by memories of colonial or imperial domination.

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THE ORIGINS OF WORLD WAR III (PART 4): A NEW WORLD WAR FOR A NEW WORLD ORDER
Andrew Gavin Marshall – Global Research, 26 Dec 2009

Latin America Is Not to Be Left Out: The Coup in Honduras It is important to take a look at recent events in Latin America in an imperial context to understand how wide and vast American and NATO imperial strategy is. While the world’s eyes and media were fixated on events in Iran, another event was […]

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THE ORIGINS OF WORLD WAR III (PART 3): A NEW WORLD WAR FOR A NEW WORLD ORDER
Andrew Gavin Marshall – Global Research, 26 Dec 2009

Introduction In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, I have analyzed US and NATO geopolitical strategy since the fall of the Soviet Union, in expanding the American empire and preventing the rise of new powers, containing Russia and China. This Part examines the implications of this strategy in recent years; following the emergence of […]

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AN IMPERIAL STRATEGY FOR A NEW WORLD ORDER: THE ORIGINS OF WORLD WAR III (Part 1)
Andrew Gavin Marshall - Global Research, 5 Dec 2009

Introduction In the face of total global economic collapse, the prospects of a massive international war are increasing. Historically, periods of imperial decline and economic crisis are marked by increased international violence and war. The decline of the great European empires was marked by World War I and World War II, with the Great Depression taking […]

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COLOR-CODED REVOLUTIONS AND THE ORIGINS OF WORLD WAR III (Part 2)
Andrew Gavin Marshall - Global Research, 5 Dec 2009

Introduction  Following US geo-strategy in what Brzezinski termed the “global Balkans,” the US government has worked closely with major NGOs to “promote democracy” and “freedom” in former Soviet republics, playing a role behind the scenes in fomenting what are termed “colour revolutions,” which install US and Western-friendly puppet leaders to advance the interests of the […]

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AN IMPERIAL STRATEGY FOR A NEW WORLD ORDER: THE ORIGINS OF WORLD WAR III (Part 1)
Andrew Gavin Marshall, 18 Oct 2009

Introduction In the face of total global economic collapse, the prospects of a massive international war are increasing. Historically, periods of imperial decline and economic crisis are marked by increased international violence and war. The decline of the great European empires was marked by World War I and World War II, with the Great Depression taking […]

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THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY IS AN ILLUSION
Andrew Gavin Marshall, 4 Oct 2009

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Warns of Future Crises War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength, and Debt is Recovery In light of the ever-present and unyieldingly persistent exclamations of ‘an end’ to the recession, a ‘solution’ to the crisis, and a ‘recovery’ of the economy; we must remember that we are being […]

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GLOBAL POWER AND GLOBAL GOVERNMENT (Part 3): CONTROLLING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY – BILDERBERG, THE TRILATERAL COMMISSION AND THE FEDERAL RESERVE
Andrew Gavin Marshall, 9 Aug 2009

The Bilderberg Group and the European Union Project  In 1954, the Bilderberg Group was founded in the Netherlands, which was a secretive meeting held once a year, drawing roughly 130 of the political-financial-military-academic-media elites from North America and Western Europe as “an informal network of influential people who could consult each other privately and confidentially.”[1] […]

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GLOBAL POWER AND GLOBAL GOVERNMENT (Part 4): CONTROLLING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY – BILDERBERG, THE TRILATERAL COMMISSION AND THE FEDERAL RESERVE
Andrew Gavin Marshall, 9 Aug 2009

Globalization: A Liberal-Mercantilist Economic Order? Neo-Liberals Take the Forefront In 1971, Jimmy Carter, a somewhat obscure governor from Georgia had started to have meetings with David Rockefeller. They became connected due to Carter’s support from the Atlanta corporate elite, who had extensive ties to the Rockefellers. So in 1973, when David Rockefeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski were picking […]

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GLOBAL POWER AND GLOBAL GOVERNMENT (Part 2): ORIGINS OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE – REVOLUTION, WORLD WARS AND WORLD ORDER
Andrew Gavin Marshall, 29 Jul 2009

Russia, Oil and Revolution  By the 1870s, John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Empire had a virtual monopoly over the United States, and even many foreign countries. In 1890, the King of Holland gave his blessing for the creation of an international oil company called Royal Dutch Oil Company, which was mainly founded to refine and […]

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GLOBAL POWER AND GLOBAL GOVERNMENT (Part 1): EVOLUTION AND REVOLUTION OF THE CENTRAL BANKING SYSTEM
Andrew Gavin Marshall, 29 Jul 2009

Introduction Humanity is on the verge of entering into the most tumultuous period in our history. The prospects of a global depression, the likes of which have never been seen before; a truly global war, on a scale never before imagined; and societal collapse, for which nations of the world are building totalitarian police states to […]

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