Minneapolis Federal Reserve draws third protest in six months
04/25/09 The Minnesota Independent
Chanting “End the Fed” and “Audit the Fed,” about 75 protesters marched around the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Minneapolis today to kick off a three-hour rally. It was the third protest at the Minneapolis Fed since U.S. government bailouts of the financial industry began last September.
The demonstration was one of 40 across the country that the End the Fed organization planned today at branches and offices of the Federal Reserve Bank. When the group held a similar protest at the same site on Nov. 22, a “Ron Paul Revolution” plane flew overhead.
But event organizer Melissa Hill told the Minnesota Independent the action is all on the ground today, with speeches and chants in the plaza in front of the Fed as well as a raucous parade around the bank’s riverfront headquarters.
Jordan Jelinek of Bloomington (in the foreground at left), a Tea Party protest veteran, said today’s gathering shared a message with the April 15 events: “Power to the people.”
Carrying a sign reading “Abolish the Federal Reserve System,” Jelinek said he “never really thought of myself as a protester until the socialist agenda of both Bush and Obama.” Government should leave people alone so they can engage in free trade, he said.
Government’s lack of control over the Federal Reserve was the main gripe of protester Matthew Caldwell of St. Louis Park. As an instution, the Fed, he said, is “not even quasi” governmental.
Like Jelinek and others at the rally, Caldwell supports a bill by U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (HR 1207) to require an audit of the Fed. (Jelinek said the bill now has 82 co-signers including Minnesota Republicans Eric Paulsen and Michele Bachmann. He didn’t mention Democrats Keith Ellison and Collin Peterson, who opencongress.org also lists as co-signers.)
Caldwell missed the Nov. 22 End the Fed protest but attended an April 15 Tea Party, where he said Fox News’ hype had attracted followers of “Glenn Back, Sean Hannity, Fox News” who “co-opted” the event.
Caldwell (pictured below) calls himself a “paleo-conservative” but said he distrusts the “left-right paradigm” that thrives on polarizing issues that distract attention from real issues.
Indeed, the first protest held at the Minneapolis Federal Reserve (video) in response to government bailouts of the financial industry was a more left-leaning affair contrasting concern for Wall Street institutions with a lack of concern for Main Street.
End the Fed is associated with Ron Paul but it’s an independent and non-partisan group, Hill said, noting that she had spread the word about today’s event via alternative outlets such as Indymedia.
She also said she has pushed for a future national End the Fed protest to be on a weekday, which she thought would help draw a crowd and more attention.
End the FEDeral Reserve System Cartoon- "South Park like" End the Fed Cartoon
The FEDeral Reserve is NOT part of the United States Government. They are FEDeral like FEDeral Express. The FED is a private for PROFIT bankster cartel which controls the money supply. The FED profits off of interest on our national debt when we pay our IRS taxes. THE HIGHER THE DEFICIT the more PROFIT!
The FED has NEVER been audited.
Who owns the FED and what COUNTRY are they from?
The Founders REVOLTED from this same "FOR PROFIT"
Central Bank system of European Kings. They knew it would eventual lead to debt servitude.
The King's Bank came back 1913 along with the IRS when the Federal Reserve Act was established. Both of these institutions are UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Both of these institutions are planks of the COMMUNIST MANIFESTO! Abolish the FED and IRS and let REAL CAPITALISM return to the U.S.
The Crony Capitalism of the Fed Bankster Cartel gives the US a bad name throughout the World. The Fed, IMF, World Bank finance more cartels to divide the people and bleed their wealth: Democrats, Republicans, Media Moguls, Big Oil, ADM, Big Pharma, etc. Corruption BREEDS Corruption.
The US foreign policy has become just like the British Empire of the Colonial Era. 130 bases in 160 countries(for freedom NOT bankster interests RIGHT?)
Wars for natural resources and pipelines fought by the media indoctrinated Patriots, poor, minorities and mercenaries.
Mercenaries = Hessians = Blackwater.
History repeats Itself.
Let the political, financial and Holleywood elite go fight these wars if they so desire. Fight on the front lines, NOT in the "Green Zone" Google: Jimmy Stewart and WWII.
MILITARY gave highest contributions to Dr RON PAUL!
The global financial elite use this system to foment wars thru corruption and media control. They expand then collapse economies in order to repo real assets and natural resources with paper fiat currency.
"Fiat" means ROYAL DECREE. FIAT currency has value as money because the KING says SO!
They do this over and over thru the world until the middle class is eradicated. More power and wealth falls into fewer hands. Only kings and slaves remain.
Kings get bailouts, pensions, media protection and real assets and money. (FDR confiscated OUR gold in 1933)
Slaves get war, taxes, terrorist profiling, media derision and inflated fiat currency.