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  • Alev Ha-Shalom, Brother Greg


    Photo of Dick Gregory by Zach D Roberts.

    Dick Gregory was a HUGE influence on my work and writings — that ability to take the darkest side of America and destroy the killers and Klansman with the deadly bullet of humor. Even while wilting from hunger (he would eat no solid food until the US left Vietnam). I memorized his speeches. He asked MLK III to introduce us so he could help promote The Best Democracy Money Can Buy — and I asked him to forgive me for his material that I plagiarized in our common cause. Alev ha-shalom, Brother Greg.
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    Greg Calls The FBI To Report
    A Crime In Charlottesville

    On August 12, 2107 a 20-year old school teacher named De'Andre Harris was brutally attacked with iron bars and pieces of wood by a group of neo-Nazis. The attack took place in a parking garage on Market Street — right next to the Charlottesville Police Station. Our photographer Zach Roberts took photos of the attack, which have since gone viral and have been reprinted online and in newspapers around the world. However, neither Zach, De’Andre, or myself have been contacted by police, the FBI or Department of Justice officials. Since this is a federal crime, involving actors who conspired and crossed state lines, we decided to contact the FBI ourselves to seek justice for De’Andre.

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    Charlottesville: Our Photo Reveals The Lie Behind
    Trump’s Claim That “Both Sides” Are To Blame

    By Greg Palast

    "I think there’s blame on both sides... you also had people that were very fine people on both sides." — Donald Trump, speaking at a press conference at Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday, August 15.

    The beating with iron bars and lumber of a black school teacher in Charlottesville reveals the lie behind Trump's sickening claim that "both sides" are to blame. Our photographer's camera shows that one side are the brutalizers, the other the brutalized.

    You can see more of Zach D. Roberts's images from Charlottesville — as featured on the cover of the New York Daily News above — here. Zach also got an exclusive interview with the teacher who was beaten, De'Andre Harris, which you can find here.

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    Interview with De’Andre Harris:
    Beaten by Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville

    By Zach D. Roberts | Nation of Change

    No, the terrorist attack on peaceful counter protesters Saturday in Charlottesville was not an isolated incident. Anyone who says that is lying to you.

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    Photographing A Neo-Nazi Attack
    ABC7’s Elex Michaelson Interviews Zach Roberts

    By Greg Palast


    ABC7's Elex Michaelson interviews our photographer Zach D Roberts about the image he took of four neo-Nazis attacking black school teacher De’Andre Harris with iron bars and lumber in a parking garage in Charlottesville on Saturday, Aug 12.

    I don't want no damn healing words from Donald Trump. I want the Justice Department to hunt down the white terrorists. Neither the FBI nor the Charlottesville police have asked for the hi-res photos of this attack taken by our photographer Zach D Roberts. And there's been no contact at all with the victim, De'Andre Harris. Justice, not tears.

    Get the full story behind this powerful image here.

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    Charlottesville: A Gun In His Face,
    But He Got The Photo

    By Greg Palast

    Previously unreleased photos of four neo-Nazis attacking black school teacher De’Andre Harris with iron bars and lumber in a parking garage in Charlottesville on Saturday, Aug 12. © Zach D Roberts, 2017.

    Don’t look away. Four white neo-Nazis are beating a Black man, crawling on the ground, with their metal poles and a yellow hunk of lumber. The beating continues — there’s blood on the pavement.

    Our photographer, Zach D. Roberts, continues to shoot — even as a white militant raises a 9mm pistol to his face.

    Zach got a shot of the gun and gunman, too. Luckily, the gunman didn’t shoot back. (Show me more...)

    Palast Honored with
    Eleanor Roosevelt Award

    For Superlative Investigative Reporting

    By Nicole Powers

    On August 6, 2017, investigative journalist Greg Palast was presented with the Eleanor Roosevelt Award by the Southern California branch of Americans for Democratic Action, an organization which the former First Lady co-founded in 1947.

    The award was given to Greg for his: “Superlative investigative reporting and media coverage in the areas of human and democratic rights.” (Show me more...)

    Bernie and Jesse join hands
    to take on Trump’s Vote Thief-in-Chief

    [Dateline: Chicago]  “Why would somebody say a crazy statement like that?” Bernie had his arms spread like gull wings, fingers scribbling facts in the air.

    “Why” was not really a question.

    Watch this five-minute video of Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rev. Jesse Jackson and their alliance to take on Kris Kobach, the Dr. Moriarty of vote suppression.

    In Jesse Jackson’s private ministry office, the Reverend and I had just laid out President Trump’s claim that 3 million Americans were (Show me more...)

    The New Voter Suppression Has Begun
    Palast on Thom Hartmann’s The Big Picture


    "The Election Integrity Commission is a sham... It’s a blatant attempt at a national voter suppression campaign."
    — Thom Hartmann

    What Kris Kobach wants is the entire voter files for all 50 states. Of the 44 "resistor" states, I've counted 21 that have already given their lists to Kobach — via his Wichita, KS office instead of the one in DC.
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    GOP States Send Voter Files to Kobach,
    While Claiming They Will “Resist” His Demand

    By Greg Palast for The Progressive

    A national outcry followed last week’s request from Kris Kobach, Vice Chair of President Donald Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, that state election officials provide him with a long list of personal information on every voter, including party affiliation, date of birth, last four digits of social security number, and more.

    Many Republican states (red) indicated to CNN that they will “resist” Kris Kobach’s demand for full voter files—but have already given him those files. Four Democratic states (blue) have made the same inaccurate claim. North Carolina’s Democratic Governor last week ordered his Board of Elections not to hand over voter files to Kobach—but the Republican-controlled board had already turned over 6,745,639 voter files.

    Election officials in forty-four states say they will refuse to comply with the June 28 written request from Kobach, whose advisory commission was created in May by Trump via executive order. Trump has made repeated and so-far unsubstantiated claims (Show me more...)

    Palast: On the 4th of July Revolution

    Purger-in-Chief Kris Kobach Demands
    Detailed Data On Every American Voter

    Greg Palast confronts Trump’s Purge’n General
     
    The Al Capone of vote rigging, Crosscheck creator Kris Kobach, in his capacity as Vice Chair of Trump's so-called Presidential Election "Integrity" Commission, has demanded the personal information, voting history, and party affiliation of every US voter.

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    Will new Jim Crow scam tip Georgia’s
    Ossoff-Handel Congressional Race?

    GOP goons grab reporter when he asks how 40,000 minority voter registrations vanished

    by Greg Palast

    Catch Palast’s reports for Joy Reid, Thom Hartmann and Amy Goodman

    Karen Handel took a break from beating up Democrat John Ossoff to attack a reporter: me.  In the televised debate between the two candidates vying for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, Republican Handel claimed, “a reporter supposedly representing some very liberal Democratic organization almost literally (Show me more...)

    Democracy Now reporter assaulted
    for exposing Jim Crow tactics
    in Ossoff-Handel race

    Greg Palast reporting for the Thom Hartmann Show and Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now!

    Watch the 8-minute broadcast—and get a full blast of weird.

    I was in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to investigate strange doings in the race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel (who received an endorsement—and kiss on the lips—from President Trump).

    Handel was happy as a Smurf doll when I asked her (Show me more...)

    Palast On Democracy Now!
    GOP Jim Crow Tactics Help Steal
    Handel-Ossoff Race

    The most expensive Congressional race in history will be decided June 20. While most polls show Democrat Jon Ossoff ahead of Republican Karen Handel, civil rights leaders fear that racial vote suppression tactics could steal this special election. Here's my report, broadcast today on Democracy Now!, from Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.

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    Trump’s Chief Vote Suppressor Kobach
    Runs For Governor Of Kansas

    By Zach D. Roberts for Nation of Change

    The man that well-coiffed racist, Richard Spencer, calls a “draconian illegal immigration enforcer” is now running for Governor of Kansas.

    That enforcer made his announcement just hours after the euthanasia of Governor Brownback’s “Kansas Experiment” by the state legislature. Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, stepping over the corpse of Brownback’s political career, took to the stage and announced that he would be starting his campaign for Kansas’ highest office.

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    Surfer Superstar Kelly Slater is offering a signed surfboard for auction (Show me more...)

    Handel’s Handlers Manhandle Reporter
    To Duck Questions On Her Blocking Black Voters

    GOP Congressional candidate Karen Handel will do anything to duck questions about her role in purging Black and Asian voters in the Georgia run-off race against Jon Ossoff. Stay tuned for the full story of the Stealing of the Sixth CD — reports this week by Greg Palast for Thom Hartmann and Democracy Now!

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    Behind The Black Vote Drop:
    Jim Crow in Cyberspace
    Greg Palast with Joy Reid on MSNBC

     

    Reports claim black voter turnout fell for first time in 20 years. But it’s not that black voters are too lazy to come out to vote, it’s that they’re trying to vote and their names have disappeared from voter rolls.

    We estimate that before the last election, 1.1 million voters were removed from voter rolls in sates where Crosscheck was being used. Crosscheck is the flawed-by-design, racist vote purging system instigated by Trump’s Vote Suppressor in Chief, Kris Kobach, who this past week was appointed as the Vice Chair of the Presidential Commission for Election Integrity — see story.

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    Trump picks Al Capone of Vote Rigging
    To investigate Federal Voter Fraud

    By Greg Palast for Alternet

    Kris Kobach is the GOP mastermind behind a secretive system that purged 1.1 million Americans from the voter rolls.

    Kris Kobach was spooning down vanilla ice cream when I showed him the thick pages of evidence documenting his detailed plan to rig the presidential election of 2016.

    The Secretary of State of Kansas, sucking up carbs at a Republican Party Fundraiser recognized the documents – and yelled at me, "YOU'RE A LIAR!" then ran for it while still trying to wolf down the last spoonful.

    But documents don't lie.

    That was 2015 (yes, the ballot heist started way back). Today this same man on the run, Kris Kobach, is now Donald Trump’s choice to (Show me more...)

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