“Rush hour cometh.”
~ Pastor Melvin Bufford, September 16, 2001

By Catherine Austin Fitts

The fall is always an intense period in the financial markets.

The agricultural harvest is still coming in – one of the great contributors to economic wealth. A good harvest multiplies throughout the economy – a poor harvest generates concerns.  The U.S. federal budget is in negotiation as are many other government budgets. Companies and organizations that are on a calendar year are focused on accomplishing results before year end. This is a time when a lot of decisions have to be made.

In one sense Fall 2015 is no different. On the other hand, change is accelerating and too many decisions have been delayed. Those decisions are made more difficult as plunging commodities prices and unprecedented debt levels contribute to deflation concerns.

All eyes are on the Federal Reserve in September as they consider an increase in interest rates as well as Congress as they consider the Iran deal, the new federal budget and raising the debt limit.  The Pope will address a joint session of Congress and the UN followed on by a gathering of world leaders scheduled to address the United Nation’s General Debate of the 70th Session in New York City, including Obama, Xi Jinping, Putin, Hollande and Rouhani.

Ever since I published What’s Up This Fall 2015? I have been reviewing the schedule of events with colleagues and subscribers. It’s time to organize this discussion into a Solari Report.

We are heading into a gauntlet full of opportunities and risks. Let’s look ahead and prepare over the Labor Day weekend.

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In our Let’s Go to the Movies segment this week, I recommend the documentary, Deli Man. I grew up in Philadelphia and lived in New York for eleven years. Five star restaurants are wonderful. However, for me there is no finer place to dine than a Jewish deli. This documentary explains the history and takes you into the world of some of the greatest family restaurants of all time. You will find food and culture designed to nourish you in times of great stress. Matzah ball soup anyone?

I’ll talk to you this Thursday! If you’re not a subscriber yet, you can become one here.


Invest in Your Health

“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.”
~ Hippocrates

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Autumn is approaching and I am concerned that this fall is going to be particularly intense. Check out my description in What’s Up This Fall 2015?

With just a few weeks of summer remaining, it is critical that we plan ahead and reserve time on our fall calendars to 1) reduce stress and 2) protect our health. We are entering a period where paying close attention to wellness could make an important difference.

To help me explore this subject, I have asked Dr. Laura Thompson to join me on the Solari Report this week.  Dr. Thompson is the CEO and founder of the Southern California Institute of Clinical Nutrition based in Carlsbad, California. She received her Ph.D. in Nutrition and Human Behavior from Ryokan College in Los Angeles, studied naturopathy and iridology with Dr. Bernard Jensen, and culinary arts at the Paris American Academy in Paris, France.

We will focus on the steps you can take to reduce stress, build your immune system and reduce toxicity.  I will be drawing on our previous Solari Reports with Dr. Thompson:

This is the last week of August, so we will not have a Money & Markets segment in this report.

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Talk to you Thursday!



“If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”
~ James Madison, fourth President of the United States

By Catherine Austin Fitts

We are seeing an increased use of covert force delivered via sophisticated surveillance technologies and exotic weaponry (both visible and invisible) to stage violent events. Such events are designed to:

  • Draw media attention / boost media revenues
  • Shift popular opinion
  • Justify government policies and acts of war
  • Further centralize wealth and political power

Indeed, it may be said that such events – often referred to as false flag events – are a form of street theater or reality TV which have been taken to a whole new level of intensity and profitability.

Under the circumstances, it is not surprising that my esteemed ally, Richard Dolan, is writing a book about false flag events.  I took the opportunity to invite Richard to join me this week on the Solari Report to discuss his research.

Two phenomena are critical to the development of false flag capabilities: the emergence of private armies and intelligence agency who can, along with their public counterparts,  command a remarkable array of new and invisible high tech surveillance tools and invisible weaponry. Because these topics are complex, I have researched and written a series of book reviews to supplement this week’s discussion:

My goal is not to draw you into the heart of darkness. Rather, I want you to see what is happening around you so that you are less likely to be tricked or harmed.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review a new TV show, Mr. Robot, which was recommended by one of our most astute subscribers. It is the story a young cyber-security expert who must navigate between greedy corporations, dangerous hackers, rapist drug dealers and naïve psychiatrists while searching for a pathway to a “free and inspired” life.

And you thought you were having a bad day!

I will also be reporting on the latest events in Money & Markets as I drive across the country and return to Tennessee. Don’t forget to post your questions in Ask Catherine.

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Talk to you Thursday!



“If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom. And the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too.”
~ W. Somerset Maugham

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on the Solari Report, Franklin Sanders and I discuss freedom and living an inspired life.

I came to a point in the late 1990’s where I believed – after looking at aerial spraying and changes being made to the food supply – that there was a depopulation underway. And I had to ask myself, “Can I stay alive and be happy in such a world?”

This was a struggle for me. I can deal with personal attacks, but watching other people being harmed is something I find deeply upsetting. Ultimately, the struggle for me is: can I live in a world where this kind of evil is going on and still have joy?  This was something I had to sort out. And it took me awhile.

The reality is that we are living in a world where certain forces do not want us to be free and inspired. But if we are going to live a free and inspired life, we have to find a way to create this life in the world as it is. It is very important that we accept the environment we have been given to work with – and that means no whining.

Franklin says:

“Freedom involves a certain mental freedom. In other words, you’re not going to be free if you’re measuring yourself by everyone else’s standards. So there’s a certain independence of standard you have to start off with. If I’m going to judge myself by the criteria of Wall Street or middle class America then I’m not really free…because those are not standards I set for myself.”

Please join Franklin Sanders and me for an inspiring conversation on the Solari Report this week. If you’re not a subscriber yet, you can become one here.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will look at Nailah Jefferson’s Vanishing Pearls.  It chronicles the untold story of devastation in a fishing village on the Gulf coast as a result of Hurricane Katrina, the BP oil spill and the legal and political shenanigans of BP and a political  machinery designed to steal from the poor and give to the rich to centralize control of the food supply.

Who is your farmer? Who is your fisherman? Without free and independent farms and fisherman we will never be free.