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  • Palast with ACLU Kansas Announces
    Legal Attack on
    Trump Double-Voter Claims and Purges

    Greg Palast, joined by ACLU of Kansas, launches nationwide legal attack on Trump’s claim that millions of people have voted twice illegally.

    Palast is the Rolling Stone journalist who broke the original story that thousands of voters in 29 states lost their right to vote because of Trump’s phony double voter claim.

    Palast is the only US journalist with the names of more than 1,000,000 of the accused voters – obtained in a years long investigation for Al Jazeera and Rolling Stone, an investigation which won the prestigious Global Editors award.

    Palast is working alongside the ACLU of Kansas because the "double-vote" list was created by Trump "vote fraud czar" Kris Kobach as part of his "Interstate Crosscheck" program. Used by 29 states, almost all GOP controlled, voting officials have secretively challenged and purged thousands of voters from voter rolls in Ohio, Michigan, Arizona, Oklahoma and other states.

    Palast’s team of experts has determined that the purge list is overwhelmingly (Show me more...)

    Kobach Behind Scheme to
    Ask Citizenship in Census

    By Greg Palast

    Tom Hartmann and Palast discuss the implications of the new citizenship question on the 2020 census.

    As soon as I heard Trump was adding the question about whether you have a non-citizen in your household to the census I smelled Kobach. He'd already suggested it in a secret memo that we caught a glimpse of during a meeting in November, 2016 with Trump.

    The GOP's basically turning the census into a giant caging operation to get rid of real citizen voters by asking if you have a non-citizen in your household. They want to scare people off from voting and they want to scare people off from filling out the census. (Show me more...)

    Cambridge Analytica Ain’t Nuthin:
    Look Out For i360 and DataTrust

    By Greg Palast

     
    There are two dangers in the media howl over Trump’s computer gurus Cambridge Analytica, the data-driven psy-ops company founded by billionaire brown-shirts, the Mercer Family.

    The story is that Cambridge Analytica, once directed by Steve Bannon, by shoplifting Facebook profiles to bend your brain, is some unique "bad apple" of the cyber world. (Show me more...)

    Trump’s Alien Voter Claim Goes To Court
    Kobach Rule That Blocks 1 in 7 New Voters
    Could Decide 2018 & 2020 Races

    By Greg Palast for Alternet

    The mainstream media has simply missed the voting rights trial whose outcome could unleash the newest mass vote suppression weapon, the invention of Donald Trump’s chief vote suppression tactician, Kris Kobach of Kansas.

    Clip from Palast's film The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

    On Tuesday, the trial of the lawsuit by the League of Women Voters against Kobach, Kansas’ Republican Secretary of State, began in a Kansas City courtroom. The League has sued to block the state’s law, drafted by Kobach, requiring all new voters to show proof of citizenship.

    Kobach’s law has blocked an astonishing 1 in 7 new registrants from voting in the state because they did not (Show me more...)

    Why We Should Applaud Trump’s Tariffs

    By Greg Palast

    [Image: Palast worked as a negotiator and investigator for the Steel Worker’s Union when Ed Sadlowski ran the Chicago-Gary district.]
    Have Progressives lost their minds? We protested in Seattle against a tariff-free world in which workers in every nation are pitted in a contest to see who will work for lowest wages. The majority of Democratic senators voted against NAFTA.

    In 2016, the Democrats lost Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin by theft for sure, but it would not have been close enough to steal except that Obama was pushing the TPP and Hillary free trade.

    The idea of free trade with a slave state like China is a terrible joke played on America’s working class.

    Do we hate Trump so much that we are obliged to attack when he does the right thing for the American worker? (Show me more...)

    Twenty-one years ago today…

    By Greg Palast


    Twenty-one years ago today...
    Two new Palasts.
    Time is a carnivore.
    And we’re just food.

    (Show me more...)

    Florida = Honduras: Inequality kills.
    Want to end the American shooting epidemic?

    By Greg Palast

    Guns vs Homicides by Nation

    A crucial factor about the Florida killer: his family had to move out of the school district because they couldn’t afford the rent. Resentment yields anger. Not every poor kid becomes a killer — think Bill Clinton — but there will be one. Inequality kills.

    A student of statistics — my son — was surprised by his regression analysis of gun ownership per capita in each nation versus homicides.

    He wrote, "The result of my scatter plot came as quite the surprise to me: there was just about no correlation between number of guns and number of gun homicides."

    In fact, "the correlation coefficient was -0.105871699." That is, by a small amount, more guns meant fewer homicides.

    So what DID prove a strong correlation? (Show me more...)

    The “Steele Dossier” on … Me:
    Why I won’t praise the FBI lie & spy machine

    By Greg Palast

    Surveillance Team for Paul "The Vulture" Singer tracks Greg Palast (from The Best Democracy Money Can Buy)

    Do we hate Trump so much, we’ll cheer FBI perjury, cheer the monstrous FISA star chamber and the surveillance horror show exposed by Ed Snowden?

    Let me be clear: Despite Rep. Devin Nunes' assertions, nothing in his memo — none of this FBI misconduct, however unacceptable — undermines Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump and gang.

    But, like it or not, that creepy little GOP shill Nunes, revealed facts that should scare us. First, FBI agents failed to tell the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court that the file it used to justify spying on a US citizen, the “Steele dossier,” was paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

    True, the FBI dropped a footnote about the source coming from a "political entity," a fuzzy cover-our-ass comment that failed to state known partisan bias. But failure to tell the court the whole truth and nothing but the truth is perjury.

    Ironically, Nunes himself commits the same perjury, by failing to mention (Show me more...)

    It’s Even Worse Than You Think:
    Watch David Cay Johnston & Greg Palast
    from their Facebook LIVE Head-To-Head

    "A narcissistic know-nothing con artist who has spent his entire life swindling others while repeatedly urging followers to commit criminal acts of violence against his critics." - David Cay Johnston

    Who could he be talking about? I asked...

     
    Broadcast on January 31, 2018, from our SOLD OUT event in LA.

    Full frontal exposure of the Trump Presidency by two New York Times bestselling investigative reporters — conversing, debating. (Show me more...)

    Robert Parry RIP:
    A Reporter Outcast In His Own Land

    By Greg Palast


    Bob Parry has died. He was a giant… The reporter who uncovered the Iran-Contra scandal. Instead of a Pulitzer, he was fired by the AP.

    Then fired by Bloomberg and Newsweek for more reports.

    And, 30 years ago, he convinced me to take on two unknown and dangerous brothers: the Kochs. He exposed them in Nation Magazine — which he told me led Nation to fire him.

    In the end, he simply printed his own reports in his Consortium News.

    He received high accolades abroad — including Britain’s Martha Gellhorn award. But this great American reporter was a prophet outcast in his own land. (Show me more...)

    Truthout’s Progressive Pick of The Week: Greg Palast’s Best Democracy Money Can Buy

    By Mark Karlin for Truthout

    As part of their commitment to providing independent information and resources to their readers, Truthout chooses a "Progressive Pick" every week: an independent book or DVD that they find thought-provoking and insightful. This week, Truthout have selected The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Case Of The Stolen Election — which has been updated and has just been released on Amazon (and is FREE to Prime members) — as their "Progressive Pick”. To mark the occasion (Show me more...)

    This Is Happening: Jerry Quickley And Greg Palast Discuss The War On Voting Rights

    By Greg Palast

    You're more likely to be hit by lightning than commit voter fraud, but they're using the myth of double voters to eliminate real voters — who are almost always voters of color. However, they can't steal all the votes all the time. It's really important to understand that. (Show me more...)

    Trump May Have Ended Kobach’s Voter Fraud Commission, But He Hasn’t Stopped Its Work

    by Greg Palast with Dennis J Bernstein

    Donald Trump may have halted Kris Kobach’s so-called Presidential Advisory Commission on “Election Integrity” — but he hasn’t stopped its work. Far from it, he’s put its nefarious vote-stealing activities on steroids.

    On January 3, shortly after Trump issued his Executive Order dissolving the Commission in the same way it was created, by the stroke of a pen, Kobach told Briebart that the Commission’s mission wasn’t over, rather it was being “handed off” to the Department of Homeland Security.

    Far from being a victory for progressives, as most of the liberal lamestream media portrayed the Commission's demise, this was a brilliant chess move by Kobach. Now Kobach hopes to operate his racist voter purging program away from the glaring spotlight of the Commission, under the special veil of secrecy afforded to the DHS. Worse still, the program is now backed by Homeland Security’s police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) powers. (Show me more...)

    How JFK Saved MLK’s Life
    And So Won The Presidency

    By Greg Palast

    Palast at King's Atlanta Church on assignment for Al Jazeera

    It was a Republican, Martin Luther King Sr., who made John Kennedy president of the United States — for JFK’s saving Daddy King’s son, Martin Jr., from lynching.

    This harrowing and little known drama of terror and courage, confirmed for me by Martin Luther King III, changed American politics — and America — forever.

    On October 19, 1960, Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested in Georgia for driving with an Alabama driver's license and sentenced to six months hard labor. No one expected King to survive the sentence — he’d be lynched at the outset.

    His father, Martin King Sr., had one desperate chance to save his son. Daddy King had endorsed Richard Nixon, a family friend, for the presidency. Nixon could count on King, a Republican like many African-Americans, who chose the party of Lincoln over the racist Democratic party of Jim Crow segregation.

    A desperate King called Vice-President Nixon — who refused to answer. But MLK’s wife, Coretta, had a single hope. She called a friend, pacifist activist Harris (later Senator) Wofford who called Bobby Kennedy.

    RFK didn’t hesitate, calling from a pay phone on Long Island to his brother, demanding John save MLK Jr.

    It was just three weeks before the presidential election, a race too close to call. This was a crisis. Three Southern governors warned the Kennedys that any help for Dr. King and JFK would lose three Deep South states.

    John Kennedy, who’d just won the Pulitzer Prize for Profiles in Courage, knew this was his test. He gave Bobby the go-ahead to save King.

    Bobby called Atlanta and told the judge he’d post King’s bond — though the judge had never offered bond. But this Democratic judge (Show me more...)

    Kris Kobach’s Brilliant Chess Move

    By Greg Palast

    Kris Kobach and President Trump

    Progressives are always looking for a "victory," a pony hiding in the horseshit. We saw this when most states claimed to reject Kris Kobach’s request to turn their voter rolls. In fact, governors were lying (Mississippi and Louisiana) or too ignorant (Virginia) to know their states had already given Kobach their voter rolls. (Show me more...)

    The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: Updated Post-Election Edition Now Available on Amazon and Amazon Prime!

    Shh! The NEW post-election edition of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Case Of The Stolen Election is out TODAY on Amazon and Amazon Prime.

    Get the DVD from just $11.99

    Rent/download from $2.99 — or watch it for FREE with Prime!!!

    Official launch later this month! (Show me more...)

    Trump Is Not Ending Kobach’s Racist Voter Purge Scheme, He’s Putting It On Steroids By Moving It To Homeland Security

    By Greg Palast

    Don’t be fooled by news of Trump's Executive Order dissolving the so-called Commission on Election Integrity. Trump is not ending the Kris Kobach scheme to attack, he’s moving it into Homeland Security as per Kobach’s original plan. (Show me more...)

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year from Greg Palast and the investigations team.

    It's still not too late to make an end of year tax-deductible donation to support our work — and pick up some great premiums too! (Show me more...)

    Palast Investigative Fund fellow Zach D. Roberts’ Charlottesville photo makes Time Mag’s Top 100 Photos of 2017 list

    Chosen as one of Time Magazine's Top 100 Photos of 2017: Our own Zach D. Roberts’ photo of the beating of a Black school teacher De'Andre Harris by neo-Nazis. In case the photo isn’t clear, the five men beating the teacher are the "good people" lauded by President Trump. (Show me more...)

    Gov. McAuliffe, End New Jim Crow
    Voter Suppression Tactic

    By Gary Flowers and Greg Palast for Richmond Free Press

    Imagine a wonderful parting gift from Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Imagine if Gov. McAuliffe put an end to Virginia’s strange and inexplicable participation in a GOP voter suppression trick that reeks of Jim Crow.

    Since 2013, this stealth voter purge program has cost tens of thousands of Virginians of color their right to vote. It’s called (Show me more...)

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