Government and Big Banks Joined Forces to Violently Crush Peaceful Protests

Mussolini Would Call It Fascism

The definition of fascism used by Mussolini is the “merger of state and corporate power“.

Government and the big banks are in a malignant, symbiotic relationship. And our economy now exhibits a merger of state and bank power.

Prominent economist Robert Kuttner said in 2009:

What we have is something perilously close to a dictatorship of the Fed and the Treasury, acting in the interests of Wall Street.

The government and banks use anti-terror laws to stifle dissent.

As Naomi Wolf reports, they joined efforts to violently crush the occupy protests:

The violent crackdown on Occupy last fall … was not just coordinated at the level of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and local police. The crackdown, which involved, as you may recall, violent arrests, group disruption, canister missiles to the skulls of protesters, people held in handcuffs so tight they were injured, people held in bondage till they were forced to wet or soil themselves –was coordinated with the big banks themselves.

[A newly-released document] shows a terrifying network of coordinated DHS, FBI, police, regional fusion center, and private-sector activity so completely merged into one another that the monstrous whole is, in fact, one entity: in some cases, bearing a single name, the Domestic Security Alliance Council. And it reveals this merged entity to have one centrally planned, locally executed mission. The documents, in short, show the cops and DHS working for and with banks to target, arrest, and politically disable peaceful American citizens. ….

Plans to crush Occupy events, planned for a month down the road, were made by the FBI – and offered to the representatives of the same organizations that the protests would target ….

The FBI – though it acknowledges Occupy movement as being, in fact, a peaceful organization – nonetheless designated OWS repeatedly as a “terrorist threat”….

[The executive Director of The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund – the group which obtained the document] points out the close partnering of banks, the New York Stock Exchange and at least one local Federal Reserve with the FBI and DHS, and calls it “police-statism”:

“This production [of documents], which we believe is just the tip of the iceberg, is a window into the nationwide scope of the FBI’s surveillance, monitoring, and reporting on peaceful protestors organizing with the Occupy movement … These documents also show these federal agencies functioning as a de facto intelligence arm of Wall Street and Corporate America.”

The documents show stunning range: in Denver, Colorado, that branch of the FBI and a “Bank Fraud Working Group” met in November 2011 – during the Occupy protests – to surveil the group. The Federal Reserve of Richmond, Virginia had its own private security surveilling Occupy Tampa and Tampa Veterans for Peace and passing privately-collected information on activists back to the Richmond FBI, which, in turn, categorized OWS activities under its “domestic terrorism” unit. The Anchorage, Alaska “terrorism task force” was watching Occupy Anchorage. The Jackson, Michigan “joint terrorism task force” was issuing a “counterterrorism preparedness alert” about the ill-organized grandmas and college sophomores in Occupy there. Also in Jackson, Michigan, the FBI and the “Bank Security Group” – multiple private banks – met to discuss the reaction to “National Bad Bank Sit-in Day” (the response was violent, as you may recall). The Virginia FBI sent that state’s Occupy members’ details to the Virginia terrorism fusion center. The Memphis FBI tracked OWS under its “joint terrorism task force” aegis, too. And so on, for over 100 pages.

Eric Zuesse notes:

The FBI was organizing against the OWS movement even before it was known to the general public, and they kept on their campaign against it, until it was dead.


The FBI’s police-state snooping and tracking of Occupy Wall Street … had begun even before most Americans knew that there was any such movement for the FBI to snoop against.

In other words, the reason why Barack Obama’s “Justice” Department refuses to prosecute even a single one of the mega-bank executives who profited so enormously from having defrauded both mortgagees and the investors in mortgage-backed securities, and who were bailed out by future U.S. taxpayers whose government purchased those remaining “toxic assets” at 100 cents on the dollar, is clear: we live in a police state, and these elite crooks control it. This is not real democracy.

Voters were given a choice in November between a President like that but whose liberal rhetoric is condemnatory of “Wall Street,” versus a professional stripper of corporations, whose rhetoric was overtly supportive of Wall Street. And voters chose the former. But this nonetheless is a police state, not an authentic democracy.

Mussolini would recognize it as fascism.

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  • par4

    And not a peep out of most of the lib/pwogs, yet they are all on the gun ban bandwagon.

  • Solomon Morel


    Time for the erection of a huge statue in Washington to the spiritual father of the new American Cheka, Genrikh Yagoda.,7340,L-3342999,00.html

  • Kevin

    Considering we were NEVER a democracy …

    • Steve

      You mean except like…always? I find it funny that people think that a republic and a democracy are mutually exclusive things. Our republic is a democratic republic (which is to say, you vote for your representatives).

      • BReal23

        We are a constitutional republic not a democratic one.

  • Cosmic Ray

    “In other words, the reason why Barack Obama’s “Justice” Department refuses to prosecute even a single one of the mega-bank executives who profited so enormously from having defrauded both mortgagees and the investors in mortgage-backed securities”

    I researched this and found that the housing bubble started in 1997 under Clinton. In addition, Clinton and his HUD pressured banks (yes, I found many articles at my local library) to relax lending standards so that more people with bad credit could buy homes. In addition, Clinton’s HUD came out with a 1 trillion dollar low- and moderate-income housing plan around 96 or so and then another one in 1999 that was for $2.4 trillion and which was targeted at low- and moderate-income people. The $2.4 trillion plan was for 28.1 million home sales of which the bulk of these were purchased under Bush (and for which he got blame for). And I’m not defending Bush, I also blame him.

    Just pointing out that people keep blaming the banks and the blame should go to Clinton and democrats.

    • consumersunite

      It was not to force banks to lend to those with bad credit. The banks did that on their own. It was to prohibit redlining: discrimination by zip code. So if John and Carla both had the same credit scores, job, income, and debt-to-income ratio, but Carla lived in the hood and John lived in the heights, John would get the loan and Carla would not. Just based on the zip codes. The other lax underwriting decisions were solely the banks’. How are people supposed to move out of the bad neighborhood when they do the right thing and work hard if they are discriminated against in that way?

  • disqus_PMoYzxIoJi

    So what have Americans learned? Nothing, probably. They have been propagandized for decades by a corrupt media to think ‘peaceful protest’ will be respected by those with weapons. They were fed nonsense by the media about Gandhi and how he succeeded against ‘armed thugs’.

    They don’t consider the real history:
    A) the media was on Gandhi’s side which is why it had effect while the corrupt American media is NOT on Occupy’s side and is content to let protestors twist in the wind and
    B) Gandhi’s peaceful movement was but a small part of totality of violent political and guerrilla war battles fought by Indian insurgents and the British Indian Army over a period of years. It was the violence, not the peaceful protests, against a fairly reasonable establishment which really won the Independence. The peaceful protest merely lent a tone of civility to what was a very bloody affair.

    But more importantly for Americans, they have been cowards, basically, and understand (to themselves) that peaceful protest, while useless, is easy and without consequences. Taking up arms to secure one’s right requires real bravery, forethought and dedication. Until Americans take up arms against an illegitimate oligarchy that has come to power by comproming the two political parties and turning them into wings of one hidden party intent on destroying the Constitution, they will be laughed at as impotent cowards and effete helots by those in control with the real will to use weapons. These usurpers only respect violence and until violence is used against them, they will prosper over and laugh at Americans.

  • Johnny Liberty

    There was no choice on election day – a 2 party system bought out by NWO corporations is a joke! Ron Paul, Gary Johnson was two of the only true alternatives – but since all this fixed election fraud controlled by the shadow govt is running MSM (main stream media) – WAKE TFU !!! The tyrants are at the helm and all of these NAZI PIGS marching over the world to create a Orwellian/Brave New World reality; Reduce the earths population to 500 million and maintain it like some bad sci-fi movie from the 70’s is whats happening – FCK them and the royal blood lines that claim divination over the people… OneLove

  • alexander the new yorker


  • Zartan

    OWS should have put 1-million protesters (500,000 showed up in Washington to wear a vagina on their head) on wall street, than burned the NYSE until the Government learned to OBEY. You cannot be nice with the US government, a government that murders children all over the planet, and OWS wants to be peaceful … Hence, the reason they Failed.

    1-million, or more “completely nullifies” the police and military. They will be powerless and go home, thereby, the group, Any Group, Will Own Wall Street. And, whoever owns wall street owns the World. If the US government does not OBEY, it will be downgraded into bankruptcy, by international bankers/corporate reps that will get real tired “quick” of 1,000 pt Daily Drops! Who ever “controls” Wall Street Controls every penny of Profit on the Planet … Not even God has that kind of Power!

    Now, people, if you have that kind of POWER than you cannot be afraid of a little violence. The Constitution provides you the rights to bear arms, protest, assemble, militia and citizens arrest, which allows reasonable force! What more do you need?

    Wake up and Smell the Coffee, America. If you want FREEDOM, then you had better learn to fight.