New Film “The Spider’s Web” Exposes Greed-Fueled Corruption Of Global Elites.

by Jerry Alatalo

Producers Of “The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire” Show The Way.

A film by Michael Oswald – One hour, 18 minutes

he British Empire transformed from a colonial power to a financial power. The global secrecy for the world’s elites began in earnest during the 1960s in the British offshore colony of Cayman Islands, one of many smaller remaining British colonies to eventually host tax-evasion “sweet-spots” for global elites.

The people choosing to hide their money, profits and assets are figures well-known and well-heeled in realms political, business, entertainment, sports, mafia/criminal, etc., for the direct purpose of evading paying their fair share of taxes, as most everyday citizens do. Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) serves as one of the prime historical examples of the fraudulent, criminal, war-making, negative consequential outgrowths of the bank secrecy historical phenomenon.

Trusts as perhaps the major “tool of all tools” for those various elites become discussed during the documentary, while illustrating potentially $50 trillions of dollars in trust assets moved to tax haven jurisdictions, effectively an impenetrable structure for tax officials in nations where the assets originated, due to engineered, intentionally highly complex schemes devised by management and employees at the world’s most powerful accounting, banking and legal companies.

Politicians like former British Prime Minister David Cameron, whose own father hid wealth in tax havens, tell the people of their nations one thing – “We must end tax evasion by establishing 100% transparency” – while in reality no actions are ever subsequently taken to alter or resolve the problem of tax evasion.

This describes a perfect example of individuals “speaking with forked tongue”, illustrated shortly after a major 2013 leak of British Virgin Islands (BVI) banking records received worldwide media coverage, where David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama practiced their coordinated, feigned “forked tongues” public outrage charade.

After their public relations joint press event in response to the BVI scandal, neither Cameron nor Obama acted in any substantial ways to diminish or end tax evasion. In other words, five years ago in 2013, Cameron and Obama lied through their teeth. The same goes for the later Panama Papers release, among other revelations.

Men and women who speak out on the $trillion per year global tax evasion industry most often are on the receiving end of harsh retribution, – evolved in manners which are very subtle, but nonetheless, thus far, effective in smashing down the voices of those willing to fight against historic-level corruption fueled by sheer greed.

Like men and women who speak out strongly against other major historically important lies such as the 9/11 deception, the Bill Browder-Magnitsky Act scandal, false flag chemical weapons operations in Syria, etc., taking on the world’s most wealthy and powerful with regard to tax havens is difficult because of complexity surrounding the issue(s) and less-than-ideal public awareness, and so extremely challenging.

Speaking of the 9/11 deception, clearly the most important scandal of the 21st century … after 17 years the men and women of the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry have initiated a guaranteed legal path toward uncovering the harsh truth.

Despite Bill Browder and his legal team’s efforts to suppress the truth … found in Andrei Nekrasov’s  brilliant film “The Magnitsky Act: Behind the Scenes”, Alex Krainer’s book “Grand Deception: The Bill Browder Hoax”, and Browder’s shell company records in Cyprus sought by Russian tax officials, the Browder-Magnitsky scandal – a close 2nd behind 9/11 on the list of important stories of the 21st century – is rapidly coming into the awareness of more and more people the world over.

The obstacles to total public awareness of secret, dangerous, harmful actions carried out by the handful comprising the world’s elites for decades are certainly not insurmountable.

The morally-motivated people behind production of “The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire”, along with men and women working to expose related major historical events and criminal phenomena, are taking concrete, positive action – and leading the way.

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For more information, please visit the Tax Justice Network.

 (Thank you to Independent POV at YouTube)

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“Grand Deception” Book Review

“Krainer makes it clear that the Browder operation was not masterminded by Browder and Safra, writing that while Safra was a ‘key middle man’ in bringing in U.S. dollars to buy up Russia’s wealth, ‘the masterminds of the operation were individuals in the very top echelons of power at the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury Department.’”

The immensity of the William Browder-Magnitsky Act scandal ranks it, arguably, – given today’s unprecedented, precarious, rapidly-evolving state of international relations – the most important story of the 21st century.

The Naked Hedgie

Positive reviews are one of the most gratifying rewards in publishing a book, but reviews that are as thoughtful and generous as the one I’ve recently received from Harley Schlanger is a rare thing. More rare still is a review that actually adds depth and perspective to the subject matter and is a worthwhile read in itself. Here goes:

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Browder-Magnitsky Scandal: Global Awareness Is Rising.

By Jerry Alatalo

Andrei Nekrasov directed possibly the most important documentary film of the 21st century.

fter Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned Bill Browder by name during his joint press conference in Helsinki, Finland with United States President Donald Trump, interest and awareness related to the controversy surrounding Mr. Browder and Magnitsky Act legislation has grown enormously around the Earth.

One might describe what has been up until now a seemingly impenetrable wall separating the Browder-Magnitsky narrative and Russian government’s narrative – the irresolution of fact and fiction, unresolved for years since passage of U.S. Magnitsky Act laws – starting to crumble and erode, to the point of imminent collapse and overdue identification of the truth.

It is now very difficult to imagine the massive, history-making scandal enduring for much longer, or for any significant length of time. Due to rising awareness and the accompanying concern, shock and outright outrage of those who’ve learned the facts and truth about the Browder-Magnitsky fraud, one might have to travel beyond the boundaries of imagination to come up with a scenario where the deception can possibly become sustained.

The magnitude of the truth behind the Browder-Magnitsky scandal will – once the scandal becomes exposed and the “big boys” calling the shots become identified – shock the human race to a greater extent than if just hearing about your normal, run-of-the-mill, scheming, tax evading billionaire.

This is ultimately the jaw-dropping, universally-relevant story of powerful behind-the-scenes people whose intention was taking control over the assets, resources, economy and monetary systems of the largest landmass nation on Earth: – Russia.

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Men and women interested in watching the hugely important documentary film “The Magnitsky Act: Behind the Scenes” can rent it now on Vimeo.com, through the following link:

Co-hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan of “Fault Lines Radio” are part of a (growing) handful of media organizations and individuals who have been reporting on the Browder-Magnitsky scandal. They talk to director Andrei Nekrasov in the following video, where Mr. Nekrasov strongly emphasizes – “..not because I made the film” – the extremely important nature of the astounding information conveyed.

(Thank you to Fault Lines Radio at YouTube)

Swiss Bank Whistleblower: “Julian Assange Is A Fighter.”

By Jerry Alatalo

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“Government was intended to suppress injustice, but its effect has been to embody and perpetuate it.”

– WILLIAM GODWIN (1756-1836) English minister, reformer, philosopher

(Malta, May 2018) Swiss bank whistleblower Brad Birkenfeld points to a WikiLeaks published document, that “… nobody was supposed to see.”

wiss bank whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld praised the work of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange recently at an event in Malta. Like Julian Assange, Mr. Birkenfeld was targeted for persecution after revealing inconvenient truth concerning corruption and imprisoned.

Brad Birkenfeld wrote an extremely revealing book about his extraordinary experiences in the highest levels of global banking, government protection of the white-collar criminal rich and powerful, and all things corrupt in the arena of top-floor finance titled “Lucifer’s Banker”. Men and women interested in reading his book and learning more about the dark side of international banking can visit Mr. Birkenfeld’s website: https://LucifersBanker.com/

The following short presentation in Malta by Brad Birkenfeld in May 2018 is particularly relevant as it relates to the current uncertain situation of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. Being a major whistleblower himself, Mr. Birkenfeld has focused his efforts on supporting and protecting fellow truth tellers – including Julian Assange, who he’s worked with personally – through advocacy for strong legislation around the entire world.

Reports suggest Mr. Assange faces an imminent eviction from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has been held a virtual prisoner for more than 6 years. In the eyes of people familiar with the highly controversial situation with huge ramifications for journalism and free speech ideals, the most objectionable, bewildering aspect of Julian Assange’s years-long legal nightmare is the fact he has not been convicted of any crime – whatsoever.

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Brad Birkenfeld calls attention to his association with and appreciation of Julian Assange toward the end of his presentation:

“But I’ll just end in one note … Is that when I met with Julian Assange in London – and I think this poor guy is going to be extradited out of the Ecuadorian Embassy soon – he told me a situation with respect to why this was going on with WikiLeaks, and how it paralleled with my whistleblowing – historic whistleblowing – at UBS (Union Bank of Switzerland). And he said ‘Look, some people have a gut instinct to do the right thing. Do you have the gut instinct to do the right thing if you see something wrong – to report something?’ ”

Investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated in a car bombing on October 17, 2017 in Malta.

“I was fortunate enough to meet Daphne (investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia) here in Malta before her demise, her murder, and this was a very unfortunate thing for Malta. And we talked for a little bit about this situation, about transparency, and about offshore banking and so forth. And it brought it home to light that I had moved here from the United States and I live here in Malta.”

“And I got to know her very little, but we had this chat before she was murdered. And I think it’s important to understand her demise is so important for all of us, because she was a crusader; she was a fighter. Just as I was a fighter; just as Julian Assange is a fighter; Mr. Snowden’s a fighter.”

“You may not like some of these people; you may have an opinion, and that’s fine. But what their end result was … was better for all of society. And I think that’s the message here:  you’re either part of the problem, or you’re part of the solution. Which one is it? (Responds to member of audience)  ‘Yeah … there you go. Exactly. Precisely.’ And that’s where whistleblowing is paramount.”

“And I’ll sort of end on the whistleblowing note, because they think it’s … It’s important.  I go around and lecture throughout Europe and Asia and America, and what I try to tell people is just think about it logically – if you’re not breaking the law you don’t need whistleblowers. Don’t break the law.”

“So, law enforcement should embrace whistleblowers, not attack them. They’re an extension of law enforcement. They do their job better, whether they’re understaffed, under budget, maybe even part of the problem. There are corrupt police out there in law enforcement. A whistleblower will come in and give you everything. Harry Markopolos – great friend of mine –, he exposed the (Bernie) Madoff fraud. He didn’t get paid anything, but he did the right thing. He yelled and screamed for a decade, until he did something about it.”

“So, the point I’m trying to make here is that whistleblowing … To protect whistleblowers – number one, and to compensate them – number two. And that’s a controversial part here in Europe, but it works. I’m a prime example of why it works. I even started whistleblowing before the program came in play, so it wasn’t about the money. Everyone says ‘Ah, you did it for the money’. Absolutely not. So my point is … Is that Europe needs to pass, and Asia needs to pass, positive whistleblowing laws to protect and compensate whistle blowers.”

“Why?”

“Because they make your life better; your children’s lives better; your grandchildren’s lives better. Or … we’ll just go and we’ll steal and cheat and lie, and we’ll just keep that going. So you have a choice. What society do you want to live in? So that’s why whistleblowing is so paramount.”

“And that’s why I go around lecturing and send the message out. Not just about what I did at UBS and in Switzerland, which was cataclysmic as I said before – but also because it might send a message to each and every one of you, and your children if you have children, that this is so important to go ahead and praise whistleblowing.”

“We’ve seen it time and time again. And as I said: if you’re not breaking the law you won’t need whistleblowers. So, let’s promote the whistleblowing angle, and let’s move forward to help everyone in that regard.”

“Thank you very much.”

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(Thank you to d10e at YouTube)