From coup leaders to con artistry: Juan Guaidó’s gang exposed for massive humanitarian aid fraud | The Grayzone

By Dan Cohen

A new investigation has exposed members of Venezuelan coup leader Juan Guaidó’s inner circle for embezzling tens of thousands of dollars designated for humanitarian aid and spending it on luxury goods and lavish accommodations for themselves. Guaidó had been aware of the fraud for weeks and stubbornly defended his cohorts until a leak from Colombian intelligence forced him to acknowledge the scandal.

The scandal unfolded this February, when Venezuelan opposition figures and their supporters descended upon the border town of Cúcuta, Colombia for what was billed as a Live Aid concert to raise millions of dollars for humanitarian aid for Venezuelans suffering the effects of an economic crisis.

Read more: From coup leaders to con artistry: Juan Guaidó’s gang exposed for massive humanitarian aid fraud | The Grayzone

Bill Moyers & Co.: Matt Taibbi and Yves Smith on Mafia Banking

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Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi and Yves Smith of the website Naked Capitalism
A must watch installment of Bill Moyers & Co.
On the heels of two new articles written by these stellar economic reporters, it was quite a treat to find both of them on Bill Moyers to discuss the nature of the fraudulent bank system that can truly no longer be ignored, spun or blamed on anything other than their mafia tactics.
Remember this video when you hear anyone in US media pointing fingers at European banks, another country, some ‘terrorist’ or any one person in the sham of a two party system.  Both parties are complicit in allowing these banks to continue their criminal activities at the expense of the entire US economy…and the global economy which can no longer be propped up.
Read Matt’s latest piece in Rolling Stone:
And Yves latest at Naked Capitalism:

Keiser Report / Episode 277 w/Rolling Stone’s Matt Tiabbi

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In this episode, Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert discuss huddles and cuddles with the Goombahs of Wall Street and the technical violations that cannot be called by name. In the second half of the show Max talks to Rolling Stone journalist, Matt Taibbi, about the Wall Street mafia, their small and big time rackets and the process of writing these crime stories for a wide audience.

Why Obama’s JOBS Act Couldn’t Suck Worse

via Rolling Stone – Matt Tiabbi / The Tiabblog

“Boy, do I feel like an idiot.  I’ve been out there on radio and TV in the last few months saying that I thought there was a chance Barack Obama was listening to the popular anger against Wall Street that drove the Occupy movement, that decisions like putting a for-real law enforcement guy like New York AG Eric Schneiderman in charge of a mortgage fraud task force meant he was at least willing to pay lip service to public outrage against the banks.
Then the JOBS Act happened.
The “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act” (in addition to everything else, the Act has an annoying, redundant title) will very nearly legalize fraud in the stock market.“

Read more: Why Obama’s JOBS Act Couldn’t Suck Worse | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone

Matt Taibbi on Bank of Bank of America F29 | Occupy Wall Street Video

On February 29th in Bryant Park, NY, journalist Matt Taibbi [of Rolling Stone] has a ‘teach in’ talk with Occupy Wall Street activists about Bank of America and the mortgage crisis.  He speaks with a colorful flair seldom seen since the days of my personal Rolling Stone hero, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.
Good on ya, Matt.