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Archive of David DeGraw’s Reports

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To coincide with the relaunch of AmpedStatus and the Economic Elite Vs. The People book release, we are featuring this archive of David DeGraw’s reports.

“The most famous phrases of 2011 were the ’99%’ and the ’1%.’ Media analysts report that after the creation of those phrases and their wide adoption by Occupy Wall Street, the media and many politicians, discussions of income inequality in America rose dramatically. David DeGraw’s coinage of these terms rendered an invaluable service to America, even the world, by making visible the sharp divide in the fortunes of citizens in much of the world. He ranks in the top ten on the list of people the plutocrats hate. His insights into how the 99% can take back America and other nations from the financial elites, who all too often became wealthy through the massive fraud that drove the Great Recession, are vital.” — William K. Black, white-collar criminologist, former financial regulator and author of “The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One”

David DeGraw’s Reports: 3/23/09 – Present

  • Economic Elite Vs. The People: 99% Movement Call to Action Two Year Anniversary Book Release
  • Occupy the Constitution: Get Money Out of Politics!
  • Welcome to the #OWS 99% Movement “We Will NOT Be Co-Opted” Working Group
  • Report from the Frontlines: Police Attack Protesters, 28 #OccupyWallStreet Arrests
  • Welcome to the Revolution: Life @ OccupyWallStreet’s Liberty Park
  • Report from the Frontlines: The Long Road to #OccupyWallStreet and the Origins of the 99% Movement
  • The Richest 0.1% Have Launched A War On Us – It’s Time To Fight Back
  • “These days people throw around the name of Tom Paine a bit too liberally (as it were), but in David DeGraw’s case, a reference to the nation’s most impactful pamphleteer has merit. When he first released The Economic Elites vs the People of the United States of America two years ago, I wrote:

    ‘DeGraw’s report piles on (amply footnoted) data with a relentless fury, then connects the dots, building a narrative that calls on us to give up our political labels, parties, and prejudices and get deadly serious about saving ourselves. DeGraw’s challenge: Will we the people come together to take on our common enemies – the economic elites who have stolen our money, our media, and our democracy — before they steal our future?’

    Thankfully the people have taken up that challenge — in Wisconsin, on Wall Street, across the nation, and beyond. Already they have changed the conversation, and moving forward, they will change much more. David DeGraw has played an inspiring role in the leaderless and horizontal Occupy/99% movement, and the Economic Elite Vs. The People is one of its founding documents.” – Terrence McNally, host Free Forum, KPFK & WBAI

  • Analysis of Financial Terrorism in America
  • Occupy Wall $treet – If You Want Real Change…
  • Public Opinion Polls: Americans Ready to Rebel – You Don’t Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows
  • Over 56 Million Americans Live in Poverty – How Census Bureau Propaganda Ignores the Suffering of 10 Million Impoverished Americans
  • Financial Terrorists Strike Again: Federal Reserve (US Taxpayers) Bail Out Big European Banks Yet Again
  • Full-Blown Civil War Erupts On Wall Street: As Reality Finally Hits The Financial Elite, They Start Turning On Each Other
  • Federal Reserve Policy Mixed With Extreme Weather Has Put The World On A Fast Track To Revolution And War
  • “David DeGraw’s urgent and groundbreaking exposes have always been required reading. He’s a muckraker whose hard-hitting journalism does more than simply inform the public about what’s what: it educates the masses and empowers readers by providing them with all the tools they need to take immediate action. Two years ago, while the mainstream media was reprinting government press releases, DeGraw wrote these words: “It’s time for 99% of Americans to mobilize and aggressively move on common sense political reforms.” That rallying cry kickstarted a nationwide movement. No single person has done more over the past 24 months to expose the thievery, the lies and corruption that brought this country to its knees than David DeGraw. Keep sounding the alarm bells, David. We’ll be listening.” – Jason Leopold, founder of The Public Record and lead investigative reporter for Truthout

  • Record Breaking Poverty in America: 52.8 Million and Growing; 46 Million on Food Stamps; 34 Million in Need of Work; Over 1 Million Deaths Annually; World’s Largest Prison Population
  • Who Rules America? Economic Elite Have At Least $46 Trillion In Wealth – Revealing The Economic Top 0.1%
  • Debt Slavery & Stagflation in America: The Indentured Servant Has Become The Indebted Citizen
  • The Beaten Masses: Confronted With Severe Financial Hardship, Why Do Americans Remain Passive?
  • Austerity and Deficit Hawks Say, “Let Them Eat Cake,” The People Will Say, “Off With Their Heads”
  • Open Letter to Warren Buffett: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
  • The “War On Drugs” Is A $2.5 Trillion Racket: How Big Banks, Private Military Companies And The Prison Industry Cash In
  • “I understand that OWS is a leaderless democratic movement, but every idea has a seed. I wanted to meet the person that I heard planted that seed and that’s how I met David DeGraw. In response to the occupiers dream and David’s vision, I have proposed a Constitutional Amendment that would demand that elections for President and members of the United States House of Representatives and Senate be publicly financed. Thank you to David for planting the seed of a revolution that I had a birds eye view of from the beginning.” – Russell Simmons, Occupy the Dream

  • The “War On Terror” Is A $6 Trillion Racket, With $1 Trillion In Interest Alone, Exceeding The Total Cost Of World War II
  • Divided and Conquered America: How “Independent” Media Undermines Mass Movements For Meaningful Change
  • Common Sense 2.0: How to Save America – First Steps
  • If We Can’t Unite To Topple Fed Dictator Ben Bernanke, Our Complete Collapse Into Neo-Feudalism Is Assured
  • How Your Social Security Money Was Stolen – Where Did the $2.5 Trillion Surplus Go?
  • Back home from Liberty Park, Disappointed, But the Fight Continues…
  • Activists to Occupy Financial District’s Liberty Park Until Demands Are Met – Operation Empire State Rebellion Begins
  • “David DeGraw has as much energy as five normal people, is smart enough to see the ‘big picture’ and get beyond false labels such as ‘left’ and ‘right’, and is persistent even in the face of setbacks and roadblocks. David can speak with, organize and inspire all types of people. I have seen him organize discussions between high-level economists, political analysts, media personalities, artists and creative types. He rallies all and sundry, somehow building a ‘campfire’ of purpose that everyone wants to rally around. And David has done this all while juggling his responsibilities as a husband and father.” – George Washington, Washington’s Blog

  • Prepare For Revolution: The Empire State Rebellion Begins on June 14th
  • Economic Rebellion Update – This Is What Decentralized Resistance Looks Like
  • Acts of Resistance: What Are You Going To Do To Rebel Against Economic Tyranny?
  • UPDATED WITH TRANSCRIPT – Empire State Rebellion: An Idea Whose Time Has Come (A99 Video)
  • Analysis of the Global Insurrection Against Neo-Liberal Economic Domination and the Coming American Rebellion – We Are Egypt [Revolution Roundup #3]
  • Obama Renews Commitment to Complete Destruction of the Middle Class – Meet the New Economic Death Squad
  • I Will Not Participate In the Journalism of Appeasement
  • “David DeGraw is living proof that speech is defined by ACTION, not money. His actions have inspired me and millions of others to raise the bar everyday in this quest to restore justice in America and around the world. David is leading the harrowing transition from the massive protests he helped spark in 2011 into a clear, organized mission to repair and restore our nation’s most noble aspirations. He is a leader, a teacher and an inspiration.” – Dylan Ratigan, author of “Greedy Bastards,” founder of the Get Money Out Campaign

  • The Wall Street Pentagon Papers: Biggest Scam In World History Exposed – Are The Federal Reserve’s Crimes Too Big To Comprehend?
  • Ben Bernanke: Public Enemy #1 – Mr. Big Shot (((Music Video)))
  • Revolution Roundup #2: As Mass Rebellion Spreads Throughout Europe, Americans Dance With The Stars
  • The Two-Party Oligarchy Vs. The People
  • Revolution Roundup #1: Silver Bullets, Bank Runs and Bomb Threats
  • WTF! Are Progressives Seriously Defending the Federal Reserve?
  • Time to Fight Back: Crash JP Morgan, Buy Silver!
  • “Dave DeGraw is a rare thing, an opponent of this encompassing apathy that has lacquered us to our seats, eyes agog, defocused in the glare of the box. He is a leader without fanfare or hubris.  He is reengaging people with that most basic of human rights – justice.” – Russell Brand, Branded Films

  • We Need A Rally To Restore The Rule Of Law And/Or The Constitution
  • Dear America, Your Taxes Are Going Up 20%, Food and Gas Prices Will Skyrocket, The Federal Reserve Just Dropped An Economic Nuclear Bomb On Us, TIME TO RISE! – David DeGraw On Quantitative Easing, The Hidden Tax
  • The Road to Revolution: 99% Uprising (Video)
  • The Covert Origins of the Af-Pak War – The Road to World War III
  • Inside the Global Banking Intelligence Complex, BCCI Operations
  • The Road to World War III – The Global Banking Cartel Has One Card Left to Play
  • Word from the Watchtower: A Hard Rain is Going to Fall — Introduction to “The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III”
  • “David DeGraw’s book is a summary of why the Occupy Wall Street movement goes beyond merely marginal change. He summarizes why small reforms can’t fix an economy that has become basically unfair. Financial fraud has been decriminalized, and banking at the highest levels has turned into a set of gangs. The 1% want people to believe all income is earned and how they are job creators and earn what they get. That is not the message of this book. David has helped involve me in the movement to explain this reality. It is not what the 1% want to hear – and he says it loud and clear.” – Michael Hudson, president of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends, financial analyst and author of “Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire”

  • Full Report: The Economic Elite Vs. The People of the United States of America
  • Casualties of Economic Terrorism, Surveying the Damage
  • The Rise of the Economic Elite
  • Exposing Our Enemy – Meet the Economic Elite
  • The Financial Coup d’Etat
  • Overcoming the Divide and Conquer Strategy
  • How to Fight Back and Win: Common Ground Issues That Must Be Won
  • “David DeGraw is a firm believer in leaderless grassroots revolutions, but someone has to have the vision and the dedication to get the blades of grass waving in the same direction, and David has filled that role with the Occupy Wall Street movement. The movement has kept the focus on Wall Street, giving us an organized, focused outlet for our efforts and inspiring us with the conviction that in unity, we can make a difference.” – Ellen Brown J.D., author of “Web of Debt” and president of the Public Banking Institute

  • Census Bureau Poverty Rate Drastically Undercounts Severity of Poverty in America
  • Midterm Election Further Demonstrates Need for Revolution
  • Global War Racket Exposed: Trillions in Resources & Funding Our Enemies
  • Don’t Believe The Hype: Obama’s Af-Pak Troop Withdrawal Is A Propaganda Stunt
  • Will Americans passively accept the slow death of debt slavery?
  • Is It Time for Law Abiding American Citizens to Stop Paying Their Taxes and Start a New Government?
  • Take Action! How We Can Save OUR Economy
  • Financial Reform Report Card: Banksters 37, People 10, Partisans 53
  • “David DeGraw has helped create a movement that is unstoppable.” – Deepak Chopra, founder of The Chopra Foundation

  • The Financial Oligarchy Reigns: Democracy’s Death Spiral From Greece to the United States
  • High Frequency Terrorism: How the Big Banks and Federal Reserve Maintained Their Death Grip Over the United States
  • How the SEC and Congress Can Bring Down Goldman Sachs and Expose the Financial Coup
  • Shocking Censorship at Google News and the Future of Net Neutrality
  • Speech: As the Middle Class Collapses and the American Poverty Rate Soars, the Economic Elite Have Never Had It Better [Audio & Transcript]
  • Af-Pak War Racket: The Obama Illusion Comes Crashing Down
  • Max Keiser Interviews David DeGraw — The Economic Elite Vs. The People of the USA [video]
  • “The 99% Movement with the gift of visionary leadership from David DeGraw and others emerged in the United States during the last two years effectively and successfully to focus national and global attention on the fundamental problems of income inequality, economic injustice and the systemic corruption of democracy by the selfish greed and avarice of the 1%. DeGraw’s analytical writings and perspectives are therefore very important at this moment in history as the movement grows and expands exponentially.” – Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., Occupy the Dream

  • Bill Moyers on The Economic Elite Vs. The People of the United States [Video & Audio]
  • WAKE UP MEDIA! Lehman Report is Further Evidence of the Financial Coup [Video & Audio Roundup]
  • The Critical Unraveling of U.S. Society
  • Declare Yourself, It’s Time to Confront the Financial Coup
  • The New Wall Street Psychological Operation: “Crackdowns, Clawbacks, Regulatory Rules, Reining In Pay”
  • One Person in the Mainstream Media Who Gets It: “The Greatest Theft in History!” (Videos)
  • George Carlin’s Message from Beyond: Wall Street Criminals Own the Fuckin’ Place (Video)
  • “What’s fascinating is that David DeGraw’s work dissecting economic inequality in America may have had more impact on the issues that our country is now debating than any big shot member of the punditocracy. He took on these issues as a citizen, shocked by the gap he found between the wealthiest Americans and the rest of us. More importantly, he is the one that named it as a conflict between the 99% and the 1%. That simple yet revealing formulation resonated widely. It helped define the Occupy movement.  His pamphleteering in the spirit of Tom Paine is designed not just to inform us, but to move us into action.  Raising consciousness is important to him, but making change is his real goal.” — Danny Schechter, News Dissector, director of “In Debt We Trust” and “Plunder: The Crime Of Our Time”

  • The Wall Street Economic Death Squad
  • News Reports from Inside the Financial Coup
  • How Much Longer Will You Remain Passive?
  • What If Fox “News” Covered Other Protests The Way They Covered The Tea Parties?
  • Geithner’s Toxic Bailout Basher Roundup
  • Top Ten: AIG Scandal Coverage
  • US Forces STAY in Iraq – Don’t Believe the Hype (Roundup)
  • “When DeGraw contacted me two years ago urging that we start the 99% movement, I immediately agreed.  It was finally time to be clear — which side are you on?  The side of the plutocratic oligarchs whose theft of the economy, aided and abetted by bought off politicians, was leaving the people desperately poorer; or the side of the people who would definitely govern this country better than the economic and political ‘elites.’  Now, two years later, those seeds have grown into the seedlings of the Occupy Movement and 2012 will be a time to see these sprout’s flower as the rebellion demanding transformational change grows.  And, the question is getting louder as the wealth divide gets wider: WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?” – Kevin Zeese organizer of Occupy Washington, DC at Freedom Plaza and co-director of It’s Our Economy

  • Af-Pak Battlefield Report 3/26 – 4/6
  • Iraq Battlefield Report: 3/26 – 4/6
  • Battlefield Report: US Soldier News 3/26 – 4/6
  • Battlefield Death Toll Report: 3/26 – 4/6
  • Baitullah Mehsud: US Military’s #1 Enemy
  • Afghanistan 2.0: ‘AfPak Contingency Operation’
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