Sunday 23 October 2011

The Dirty Dozen w/e Oct 30th 2011

November 2nd, The Billion-Dollar Heist, a $1,000,000,000 bond falling due from Anglo Irish Bank, an unsecured, unguaranteed bond which - even under that utterly discredited bank guarantee our ill-advised government gave - we have absolutely NO obligation to pay. But this government will pay it.
November 1st, 12 noon; it used to be that this was a time when every community in this country paused, looked to its maker, and offered thanks. On Monday November 1st, at that time, let every community pause for a while, look in the eye those in Frankfurt and Brussels who would be our new masters, those who are insisting we pay this bond, and say no; no, we're not carrying the load for these bondholders anymore; no, we're not going to watch our public services being decimated even as our government funds the banks so they can pay these failed gambles to these massive financial institutions; no, we're not going to stand anymore for the weakest and most vulnerable in our society being crushed so these massive money-monsters can feed; no, we're not going to accept anymore this new order, where saving banks and finance houses is more important than saving people.
Let 12 noon, November 1st 2011, be the moment when this tide turns.
These are the next 12 bonds due - look at number two on the list.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a bit lost and struggling to take this in. How can this be happening?

    Why is this not in the mainstream "broadsheets"? Or even the Daily Mail?