BBC Award-winning Investigative Journalist Greg Palast To Speak about New Book, ‘Armed Madhouse’

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Los Angeles, Santa Barbara - KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles/98.7FM Santa Barbara will present Greg Palast, internationally acclaimed journalist and author on Friday, June 9 at 7pm at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles featuring his new work Armed Madhouse. A former racketeering investigator, Palast provides the facts beneath the surface and, according to Britain’s Guardian, performs “investigations up there with Woodward and Bernstein – and a lot funnier.”

Pre-event dinner at 6pm ($50 donation per person / $80 for two plus free hardcover copy of Armed Madhouse.) For Reservations, please call (818) 985-2711 ext. 503. General admission tickets are $25 donation to be paid at the door. Palast will speak from 7pm-9pm followed by a booksigning. No one will be turned away for lack of funds and children under 12 accompanied by an adult will be admitted free. Free Parking is available across the street from Immanuel Presbyterian Church in the UTLA parking facility.

In Armed Madhouse, Palast takes readers on his new global tour, from Baghdad to New Orleans, from Osama’s cave to the Pentagon’s back rooms, exposing official mendacity and corporate malfeasance. During his talk, Palast will reference his Armed Madhouse by focusing on chapters with titles such as: Who’s Afraid of Osama Wolf?; China Floats, Bush Sinks; The Scheme to Steal ’08; No Child’s Behind Left; and Other Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Class Wars.

Palast, whose book The Best Democracy Money Can Buy topped the New York Times bestseller list for seven months, won the George Orwell Courage in Journalism prize for his reports for BBC Television as well Harper’s, Guerilla News Network’s reporter of the year. He was the reporter who, in 2000, uncovered how Katherine Harris and Governor Jeb Bush purged thousands of Black citizens from Florida voter rolls. Now Palast has new information: 3 million ballots were cast but not counted in 2004 — the story of Republican “caging lists,” and “felons of the future.”

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