Who owns the world? Tracing half the corporate giants’ shares to 30 owners

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Source: The Conversation.comby David Peetz & Georgina Murray

BlackRock Inc is relatively unknown outside financial circles, but it owns the largest share in the biggest 299 companies in the world. Edward Munoz/Reuters

When people say share ownership is highly diversified, they think most large public corporations have lots of shareholders – and often the largest shareholder has less than 15%, sometimes less than 5%, of the total shareholdings.

But looking at it this way obscures the concentration that is taking place. The same organisations – usually finance capital, rarely families or individuals – own these public companies. We (David and Georgina) first researched this in 2009, and we’ve since found that the trend is of increasing concentration in several countries over three decades.

When one organisation alone controls more than 6% of shares in very large global corporations, and 30 control more than half of all shares…

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Until the New Bank Comes….

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What can you do to help get through the transition safely and not have everything at risk in corporate banks?

1. There are IRA/401K options that allow you to buy gold and keep it at home or wherever else you like in your own keeping. Consider transferring your IRA/401K into physical gold and simply keeping it in a home safe.

2. Remember— always—- that Postal Money Orders are backed by gold and are easily exchanged for any form of currency on the planet. A Postal Money Order is like the “cash of all cashes”.

Unlike physical gold, a PMO is as easy to transport as any paper currency. And although it is totally fungible like a currency, you can — if you wish — restrict who can use it similar to a check, simply by filling out the information sections or not.

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“If you can keep it…” 

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Source: SovereignMan.com, by Simon Black

On September 17, 1787 on the final day of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin was approached by a woman as he walked out of Independence Hall.

“Well Doctor, what have we got– a republic, or a monarchy?” she asked.

It was a burning question on everyone’s mind: what form of government would the Constitutional delegates establish for the new country?

Franklin didn’t hesitate. “A republic– if you can keep it.”

(The exchange was noted by Maryland delegate James McHenry and included in the Records of the Federal Convention of 1787.)

Franklin’s answer spoke volumes.

The Constitutional Convention had just ended, and it had been a bitter four months as the delegates fought and argued over every single word in the draft.

Factions had developed. Some delegates wanted a federal government with absolute power. Others wanted fewer guaranteed liberties for individuals.

Franklin knew…

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The Coup d’état Has Begun Which Will Divide America – Episode 1283

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From X22 Report

Earnings are in and the major companies are reporting declining earnings and don’t expect growth this year. Auto manufactures are backing out of their promises to bring jobs back to America. Housing recovery is non-existent as mortgage apps decline and sales decline. Philly Fed smashed expectations at the same time new orders are down. Trump gives congress the signal that he wants to NAFTA renegotiated. Congress is coming for everyone’s 401K. DB sued for running a drug running criminal enterprise. The corporate media is now using the stock market decline to blame the economic collapse on Trump.  There is a special investigator to investigate the Russian collusion fantasy. Trump responds and says he has nothing to hide. On May 3rd, Comey admits that there was no obstruction of justice and nobody asked him to stop the investigation. 60% of the positions in government have been filled by…

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WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Declares Victory After Sweden Drops Rape Probe

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By F. Brinley Bruton , Mo Abbas and Corky Siemaszko

May 19, 2017 “Information Clearing House” – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange declared victory Friday after Swedish prosecutors dropped their seven-year rape investigation without charging him with a crime.

But because he is still wanted by British police for failing to appear in court, Assange’s muted celebration took place on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, which has been his refuge for the past five years.

“While today was an important victory, an important vindication, the road is far from over,” he said after waving to a small crowd of supporters. “The UK said it would arrest me regardless,” he added, saying it was under intense pressure from the CIA to do so.

“My legal staff has contacted the United Kingdom authorities and we hope to engage in a dialogue about what is the best way forward,” he said. “The…

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Escape from prison and oppression

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In this video below, Professor Jem Bendell of Cumbria University (UK) interviews South African Tim Jenkin about his anti-apartheid work in the 1970s and his more recent alternative exchange activities. Jenkin briefly recounts how he assisted the African National Congress (ANC) in their struggle to end apartheid, work that resulted in his 1978 imprisonment and subsequent remarkable escape. The escape story is soon to be made into a major motion picture, “Escape From Pretoria,” that will star  Daniel Radcliffe in the role of Tim Jenkin. The film is scheduled to begin production on location in South Africa in early 2018, but you need not wait to get a detailed account of the escape, you can read Jenkin’s autobiography, Inside Out: Escape from Pretoria Central Prison, or view the existing documentary film, also titled, Escape from Pretoria.

Later in the interview, Jenkin describes his more recent efforts…

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Remembering Malcolm X on his 92nd Birthday

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On May 19, 2017, tens of millions of Muslims around the world will celebrate the 92nd birthday of America’s top human rights defender Malcolm X who was assassinated at young age of 40 on February 21, 1965.

American historian William Manning Marable, PhD (died 2011) had blamed FBI and CIA for the assassination of Malcolm Xat the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem over his political views on American racism, hatred toward non-Whites and blind support for the Zionist entity.

The organized Jewry has never stopped comparing Malcolm X with civil right movement leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a Friend of Israel. The only time Malcolm X bumped into Martin Luther King was at the Capitol Hill on March 26, 1964. The meeting lasted only for a minute. Professor David Howard-Pitney (Jewish) who witness the meeting noted in his book, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and the Civil…

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US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 “Victim Nations” Since World War II

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Global Research, May 17, 2017
Popular Resistance 27 November 2015

First published in November 2015

After the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the American psyche. A few people at that time attempted to promote a balanced perspective by pointing out that the United States had also been responsible for causing those same feelings in people in other nations, but they produced hardly a ripple. Although Americans understand in the abstract the wisdom of people around the world empathizing with the suffering of one another, such a reminder of wrongs committed by our nation got little hearing and was soon overshadowed by an accelerated “war on terrorism.”

But we must continue our efforts to develop understanding and compassion in the world. Hopefully, this article will assist in doing that by addressing the question…

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Trump and Africa

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https://www.covafrica.com/2017/02/trump-and-africa-imagining-a-positive-legacy/

The contours of Trump’s Africa policy are emerging, although key appointments, such as the assistant secretary of state for African affairs, have yet to be made.

On February 13, President Trump had telephone conversations with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and President Jacob Zuma of South Africa—his first with leaders from sub-Saharan Africa. The calls, which appear to have gone well, emphasized Trump’s two core foreign policy priorities: security and commerce.

According to Nigerian officials, Trump commended the Nigerian government’s progress against Boko Haram, invited Buhari to Washington, and expressed U.S. readiness “to cut a new deal” for arms in the battle against terrorism. The conversation with Zuma reaffirmed “already strong bilateral relations” and noted that there are 600 U.S. companies in South Africa.

At the same time, the Trump administration’s controversial “travel ban” against seven Muslim-majority countries is sending mixed signals about U.S. intentions. The ban includes Somalia—where…

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The Federal Reserve Must Go

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Source: The Economic Collapse blog, by Michael Snyder

If you want to permanently fix America’s economy, there really is no other choice.  Even before Ron Paul’s rallying cry of “End The Fed” shook America during the peak of the Tea Party movement, I was a huge advocate of shutting down the Federal Reserve.  Because no matter how hard we try to patch it up otherwise, the truth is that our debt-based financial system has been fundamentally flawed from the very beginning, and the Federal Reserve is the very heart of that system.  The following is a free preview of an upcoming book that I am working on about how to turn this country is a more positive direction…

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As the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog, there have been times when I have been criticized for focusing too much on our economic problems and not enough on the…

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#CAGE #Schedule7 Activist taking on #UK’s #draconian + invasive “terror laws”

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The activist taking on the UK’s invasive “terror laws” ~ Karen Jayes, spokesperson for CAGE Africa, a branch of CAGE advocacy group in the UK, AL JAZEERA, 17 May, 2017.

CAGE’s Muhammad Rabbani is standing up for the privacy of us all by refusing to hand over his passwords to authorities.

Muhammad Rabbani was arrested after landing at London's Heathrow airport [Courtesy: CAGE]
Muhammad Rabbani was arrested after landing at London’s Heathrow airport [Courtesy: CAGE]

Those making a journey to the UK, whether for work, holiday or study purposes may be asked to hand over the passwords to all their devices by police at ports of entry, even if there is no suspicion of a crime. This is the reach of Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act, which now compels individuals to hand over the keys to their digital worlds upon police request.

This development has startling implications for lawyers, doctors, teachers, human rights defenders and NGO workers, who all carry…

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15 Uncommon Items for Your Bug Out Bag 

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Source: My Family Survival Plan

We all know what our bug-out bag essentials are, right? 90% of the items we packed are pretty much the same for all of us… but what about the other 10%?

In this article I want to give you a list of “uncommon” survival items that some people have in their backpacks. Not just because it’s fun but because I want to give you some fresh ideas on what to pack. If, by the end of this article, I get you to say “Yeah, that sounds like a great idea, I’m gonna add item number 7!”… then the article is useful and I haven’t written it for nothing. If I fail, feel free to share your own weird survival items in a comment below so you can improve on this list.

Caveat: I’m not saying you need to start packing all these items. These are…

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VIDEO New Film Exposes Takeover of South Africa by Communist Terrorists

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May 13, 2017 by  Alex Newman

New Film Exposes Takeover of South Africa by Communist Terrorists

A new documentary by the South African civil rights group AfriForum exposes uncomfortable truths about revolutionary Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress (ANC), including the fact that much of the Soviet-backed party’s violence was directed at black people who refused to fall in line. The film, Tainted Heroes, also shows the unfathomable brutality employed by the ANC, its terrorist wing, and the South African Communist Party that controlled it behind the scenes in the effort to seize political and economic power over South Africa. Especially noteworthy is the ANC’s brutal war against black organizations and individuals viewed as rivals.

As the United Nations-supported and Soviet-directed chaos and horror was unfolding — mass-murder of dissident blacks, savage torture of political enemies, the deliberate targeting of innocent women and children, and more — establishment media organs in the United States and across the Western world concealed…

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The Truth About Governments — Including Our Own: Public Notice 3.0

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By Judge Anna Von Reitz

For brevity, I shall just present information as simple numbered points.

1. All governments are created by men.

2. As the creators of government, we are all responsible for them and how they function.

3. If a government breaks down, malfunctions, ceases to do what it is designed to do, the only possible result is: (1) it ceases to exist; (2) it morphs into something else; (3) it gets fixed.

No doubt there are some people reading this who have never stopped to think about “government” as a subject in and of itself, and to them, all the above will be surprising. They have taken government for granted as a given — good or bad — and have passively accepted it as something above and beyond themselves, outside their control, and most of all, not their responsibility.

But I have just told you, that whatever…

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Your SOVEREIGN RIGHT TO TRAVEL

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Jackasses in uniform and/or black robes are all foreign agents under U.N./I.M.F. organization, operating in commerce, under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), and trained to engage you in contract, by force if necessary, for their agenda to collect a DEBT from you, should you be stupid enough to use FEDERAL RESERVE elastic currency, benefits such as a SSN, and of course, the most stupid of all, U.S. citizen status.

Fact; the U.S. is a foreign, private, bankrupt, Crown Corporation on D.C., not to be confused with a Republic called New Hampshire, or Massachusetts, or Maine, so how stupid would one have to be to claim such citizenship status? If you need to be reminded over and over, you’re a bit slow.

Learn how to be better at contracting than they are so they will pay heavily for harming you as they harm the uninformed who claim U.S. citizen/DEBTOR/enemy of…

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America Doesn’t Need Global Perpetual War to Prove We Love Liberty

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Source: TheAntiMedia.org, by Joey Clark

I can forgive a man who loses his temper, but to lose one’s temperance lock, stock, and barrel? That is a damnable offense. Without a sense of moderation, even the most courageous and prudent man will fail in his quest for justice and may even become that which he wishes to destroy.

Yet, “moderation” has come to mean something wholly different than temperance in American politics. Rather than restraint, American moderates insist our shared classically liberal ideals call for the prodigal spending of our wealth, as well as bellicose and bloody actions abroad — not only on behalf of the American people but also on behalf of the liberty of all people on the face of the earth.

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Human rights exist above the state and beyond history…

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If it doesn’t work, stop doing it!

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This includes supporting non-profit organizations that have failed to achieve their goals . . .  for decades!

By AL Whitney © copyround 2017
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The American Heart Association (AHA) has been around since 1924. They claim they have done research that has saved millions of lives. This is a questionable claim however as they are now promoting ideas that are sacrificing millions of lives. They promote the myth that high cholesterol is the cause of cardiovascular disease and dangerous statin drugs need to be ingested to control it.  See: How statin drugs really lower cholesterol and kill you one cell at a time by Hannah Yoseph, MD. This falsehood has even been incorporated into most cardiac rehabilitation programs across the country.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has been around since 1913 and according to leading cancer…

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The First Sin — Update on State Non-Assumpsit Actions

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By Judge Anna Von Reitz

Most people don’t read the Bible. They need to, if they want to know what is going on in the world. It is indeed a strange concept that we need to read a book that is derived from ancient history to keep current with today, but as with much else concerning this particular book—- it’s true.

Those who read the Bible know that Adam was tasked to be a caretaker of the Earth and granted dominion over the Earth, and he was also tasked to name the animals and trees and other things that he interacted with on Earth.

However, he was never given the task of naming himself or other men.

That task is reserved to our Father. Much later in the Bible, in fact, we are promised that He will give us our true names.

As a result, whatever names we are given…

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