“UN Agenda 21 is the action plan implemented worldwide to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all energy, all education, all information, and all human beings…in the world.”
~ Rosa Koire

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Rosa Koire is an author and a forensic commercial real estate appraiser specializing in eminent domain valuation.  A former District Branch Chief for the California Department of Transportation, her twenty-eight year career in litigation support on land use has culminated in exposing the impacts of Sustainable Development on private property rights and individual liberty.

In 2005 Rosa was elected to a citizens’ oversight committee in Santa Rosa, Northern California, to review a proposed 1,300 acre redevelopment project in which 10,000 people live and work.  Her research into the documents justifying the plans led her, with her partner Kay Tokerud, to challenge the fraudulent basis for the huge Gateways Redevelopment Project.  The City, in an attempt to block Koire from exposing the project, removed the neighborhood in which Koire and Tokerud’s properties were located from the redevelopment area.

Rosa Koire discusses UN Agenda 21 in this video:

Here is an excerpt from my conversation with Rosa Koire on this week’s Solari Report:

Catherine: In your book, you do a great job of pointing out that through our property taxes and our own tax dollars, we’re financing this — rather than the money we’re paying in taxes going to provide the services we need. Increasingly, it’s going to finance these things which are harming us. So, part of our financial problem and our time problem is that we’re paying money to somebody who’s stealing our time and stealing our assets.

Rosa Koire: That’s right and that’s through something called tax increment financing, also known as redevelopment and also known (at one point) as urban renewal and a myriad of names. Basically, your area is declared “blighted” because your local government paid a consulting company to say that hundreds of acres of your town are so grossly undeveloped and poorly maintained that no one would invest there. Therefore, they need to take property taxes from that area and give them to developers (and the land itself) who are going to get huge windfalls from your property taxes and basically build “smart growth” — which is the desired model. And they’re not going to wait for 30 years of property taxes to collect. They’re going to get a bond or money up-front. That means that you now have a loan and that a portion of your property taxes every year is going to go to pay off this huge bond debt. There is enormous bond debt across the United States and it’s one reason why your street lights are off and your parks are shabby. They tell you that you have a drought and you that can’t water your park. But there’s no money for your local services because it’s all going for bond debt to pay for those huge buildings in the center of your town which are very often empty. Because this thing is designed to bankrupt you.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Casting By, an exceptional documentary film exploring the work of casting director Marion Dougherty.

I will cover financial markets and geopolitics in Money & Markets.  Make sure to send or post your questions for Ask Catherine.

I hope you’ll join us this week! If you’re not a Solari Report subscriber yet, you can learn more about becoming one here.




“Never mistake motion for action.”
~ Ernest Hemingway

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Sibel Edmonds is the founder of the Boiling Frogs Post, an online media site offering nonpartisan investigative journalism.

Sibel worked as a contractor for the FBI in the wake of 9-11 as an interpreter in the translation unit of the FBI in Washington. She become a whistleblower regarding covert conversations she overheard. In August, 2004, Edmonds founded the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC), which exists to assist national security whistleblowers through advocacy and reform. In 2012, she published a memoir entitled Classified Woman – The Sibel Edmonds Story.

Sibel has a passion for asking the question, “what can we do?,” in the face of the corruption we face – which at times seems overwhelming. I asked her to join me on the Solari Report to discuss her coverage of the indictment and settlement of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

Here is an excerpt from our conversation on the Solari Report this week:

Catherine: Let me bring up my concern about what’s going on because the question is “Why now?” Why all of a sudden are they doing this now? If you were to make a list of every Republican who has indict-able evidence against the Clintons, they’re dropping like flies right now. And my concern is that coming into a Clinton election, the Clintons are basically taking out anybody who could give them any trouble. Dennis Hastert included.

Sibel Edmonds: You are seeing the replay of 1999 and the Clinton impeachment. But even the Republicans have been really quiet about it…which is amazing. They are not mentioning the fact that the expose was there in Vanity Fair in 2005. They are not exposing the fact that he (Hastert) was listed in two books. They are not mentioning my under-oath testimony in 2010. In the Krekorian case, I was deposed and under oath — I had to tell them about Dennis Hastert including his sexual activities in one of his town houses. And all of those were arranged, organized and coordinated by his chief-of-staff, Scott Palmer. But nobody is even talking about Scott Palmer!

Catherine: What I’m seeing is that traditionally if you “played ball,” nobody went after you. And I think what we’re seeing in Washington, for a variety of reasons, is that people who’ve been playing ball are suddenly getting targeted. Hastert is a guy who’s played ball his whole life. But that isn’t good enough any more. Suddenly, he’s having done to him what Livingston had done to him — live by the sword, die by the sword.

Sibel Edmonds: If you don’t get in line, you are going to be “Hastert-ized.”

Catherine: Right. I think people are scared to death because playing ball isn’t good enough. I just think there’s real fear.


In Let’s Go to the Movies I review The Whistleblower, a movie based on a true story of documented sex-slave trafficking by a US defense contractor in Eastern Europe. This is one of the events Sibel and I discuss regarding persistent allegations of sex abuse by US agencies and leadership.

Ultimately, the question is how do we create a safe and healthy environment for our children? What’s the action?

I hope you’ll join Sibel Edmonds and me on the Solari Report this week! If you’re not a subscriber yet, you can learn more about becoming one here.



Trillion Dollar Economists

“A disproportionate number of innovations are developed by entrepreneurs, as opposed to big firms.”
~Robert Litan

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Robert Litan is one of the most respected economists of his generation.  His personal experience in the US economy is deep, from research to government, academia to entrepreneurship, law to business.  He has served as Senior Fellow and Director in Economics at the Brookings Institution as well as in the Department of Justice and the Office of Management and Budget.

For nine years, Bob was Vice President, Research and Policy at the Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation where he oversaw a significant research effort on the economics and law of economic growth, innovation and entrepreneurship. Widely published with over 25 books on the US economy to his name, you can find Bob’s website here and  Bob’s Twitter feed here.

Bob will join me on the Solari Report to speak about his US economy and his latest book, Trillion Dollar Economists: How Economists and Their Ideas Have Transformed Business. We will also talk about entrepreneurship and another book he co-authored, Better Capitalism: Renewing the Enterprenuerial Strength of the American Economy.

For Let’s Go to the Movies, check out Bob’s presentation, An Economist Walks Into a Bar, at TEDxKC:

I will cover the latest financial market news in Money & Markets. Make sure to post or e-mail your questions for Ask Catherine.

If you’re not a Solari Report subscriber yet, you can learn more about becoming one here.



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“We now have the technology to take ET home.”
~ Ben Rich, CEO of Lockheed Skunkworks, 1993

By Catherine Austin Fitts

An audience of 300+ people (many more streaming globally) joined an all-star cast of sponsors and speakers in Bastrop, Texas on October 31-November 1 for this year’s Secret Space Program.  For those who did not join us, videos of the Sunday panel is available to the public and ten lectures and Saturday panel discussions are available for rent or purchase on Vimeo. For subscribers, Catherine’s presentation is available here.

The discussions were so rich that I asked Dr. Joseph Farrell, who gave two smashing presentations, to join me in order to recap the most compelling insights. Here is an excerpt from Dr. Farrell discussing CERN (the Large Hadron Collider) in the closing panel on Sunday evening:

“You’re looking at a military budget for this machine to find smaller and smaller building blocks in the standard model of physics. And I’m looking at the machine and I’m seeing something very, very different.

If you look at the magnetic field strength of the LHC — I think it’s somewhere between 8 and 10 Tesla’s — you’re dealing with a magnetic field that is several times more powerful than the local magnetic field of the planet earth. And this is where my problems begin. Because, it’s the magneto sphere of the earth that protects us from solar radiation — it’s part of our environment, it’s part of what maintains life on this planet and that drives the weather systems. And that magneto-sphere, in turn, is coupled with that of the sun.

So, when you look at this the way I’m looking at it, I’m seeing a planetary machine which — by the very nature of the strenth of the magnetic fields in rotation — is creating a massive magnetic tortion machine. And that machine is embedded in piezoelectric rock in Europe. And this is going to have a magnetic effect on the planetary magnetic system.

That was my thought all along.

So I’m looking at this as a story where they’re really putting out a public consumption story for us with blizzards of equations that will confuse us all. And we’ll just throw up our hands and say, “Well, they’re doing particle physics.”

But I think the real physics they’re doing is creating a planetary machine that is manipulating the magneto-sphere of the earth…which, through various electro-magnetic effects, can even influence the sun.

So, I think the whole particle physics thing is really a big cover story.”

Among other things, Dr. Farrell and I will address specific points which will help you understand the global economy today. Failing to integrate an understanding of what is happening in space and space programs (and the resulting technology transfers) is a significant “material omission” which results in a profound misunderstanding of the economics driving global geopolitics and financial markets.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I encourage you to watch Kingsman: The Secret Service (beware: several scenes are particularly gruesome). I reference this movie in my presentation on the low earth orbit infrastructure and I revisit it in my discussion with Dr. Farrell.

I will cover the latest financial market news in Money & Markets. Make sure to post or e-mail your questions for Ask Catherine.

I hope you’ll join Dr. Farrell and I this Thursday. If you’re not a Solari Report subscriber yet, you can become one here.