Free Speech TV & MNN Presents…
Elections 2018: Voting Rights Under Attack

By Greg Palast

"The American voting system is busted. It’s shattered. They’re trying to take away your vote by saying you’re not a citizen, by saying you voted in another state, by giving you provisional ballots for some cockamamie reason, by purging you from the voter rolls. These obstacles are put in the way of mostly voters of color — that’s the real issue. We have an apartheid election system in the United States.” — Greg Palast, Free Speech TV, May 10, 2018

On May 10, 2018, I participated in a broadcast and companion Twitter chat hosted by Free Speech TV and MNN entitled, "Elections 2018 — Voting Rights Under Attack.” The opening featured an interview with me and clips from the updated edition of my movie, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Case of The Stolen Election, which served as a springboard for a panel discussion on voting rights — and the lack thereof (Show me more...)

Paul “The Vulture” Singer Targets Hyundai

By Greg Palast

While Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are playing double-or-nothing with the survival of Koreans, Trump’s billionaire sugar-daddy is taking advantage of political upheaval to attempt a seizure of one South Korea's major employers: Hyundai Motor. Paul Singer, known as The Vulture, is mounting an attack on the auto-maker known for providing life-time union-wage employment for workers. Putting worker welfare on a par with profits infuriates Singer. He sees them as fat targets ripe for takeover and tearing apart.

In our film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, we explain how Singer, his Vulture Fund called "Elliott Management," and Singer’s cronies took over the General Motors auto parts operation (Delphi) — then closed almost every factory, ended all union jobs, and reopened the factories in China.

Here is my interview with Korea’s main newspaper, Chosun Ilbo.

Singer’s goons have said they, "have a file on Greg Palast." As you can see, I have a file on HIM… (Show me more...)

Lee Camp and Greg Palast
Los Angeles, Thursday 7:30pm

Greg Palast and Lee Camp in LA
This Thursday night, May 17, at 7:30 PM Greg Palast will be Camping Out with Lee Camp in Conversation Unredacted.

At a secret Studio City home location, only 25 political guerillas will be lucky to witness BBC and Rolling Stone investigative journalist GREG PALAST and the great political warrior comedian LEE CAMP spew truths that will make the ruling elites cry.

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Mom’s Last Message For You

Mom (1921-2018)

Look at the photo, her last one, taken a couple weeks ago.  A few days before she died.

There’s a message for you there.  And it’s way bigger than the IMPEACH TRUMP T-shirt she’s wearing.

What message?  It begins in Chicago.  1920s.  Her dad, Grandpa Alex, was a milkman, schlepping milk cans by horse-drawn cart.

At the time, a kid could get into the movies for ten cents; and her mother gave her the dime to go every week.  For 10 weeks straight, my mother went to the movies, but didn’t go in. For 10 weeks she saved the ten cents, and looked for a warm place in the Chicago snow to wait for her brothers and sisters to come out of the theater.

Until she had a dollar to get her mom a birthday present.

In 1943, during World War II, Gladys Palast was the first woman to enlist in the US Coast Guard.

I wish I could say Mom signed up to lick Hitler. But, truth is, she did it to get out of (Show me more...)

Palast brings you the No. 1 Bank Buster
This Saturday, May 5 — Los Angeles, CA

No one has busted more Banksters than the Banker who came in from the cold–Nomi Prins who fled from her top post at Goldman Sachs to tell the story of frightening Collusion.

This Saturday I will introduce Nomi who will lay out the fascinating truth revealed in her new book Collusion. Then Nomi and I will take your question about the Money Medusa.

There will also be music from Danny McGaw, tequila tasting and special guests!


WHERE: Immanuel Presbyterian Church
3300 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010
WHEN: Saturday, May 5 at 7pm
TICKETS: bit.ly/nomiprinsla | $20 at door
 

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Sponsored by KPFK, Truthdig, and Women Occupy Hollywood, the night not only includes an hour-long interview of Print but also a live music performance by McGaw and his band who will be showcasing his composition "You & Me" — the companion song to Collusion amongst other songs on his upcoming album. (Show me more...)

San Diego Premiere:
The Case of The Stolen Election
Feat. Greg Palast Live

SDU Best Democracy Money Can Buy Screening

Join me on Tuesday, May 1 at 6pm at the University of San Diego for the SoCal premiere of the #TrumpStoleIt update of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Case of the Stolen Election.


WHERE: Joan B. Kroc Theater

5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

WHEN: Tuesday, May 1 at 6pm

ENTRY: FREE — all welcome!

INFO | FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE


After the screening Greg Palast and the crew from KNSJ Radio will answer your questions.

At the event, we’ll also memorialize Greg’s mom, San Diego activist Gladys Palast, who passed away last Monday. (Show me more...)

Gladys Palast 1921 – 2018

Mom and journalist 1953

My mom died Monday night. 96 years old. She lived a fierce and happy life in a horrible century. She said, "I married the man I love and had two wonderful children. I’m ready." May we all be so blessed.

Mom was the first woman to enlist in the Coast Guard in World War II. She was a union rights activist (SEIU) and a teacher until the age of 80. In 1988, she led the San Diego Democratic Delegation to the party’s convention — and directed pickets around the Marriott Atlanta to stop delegates from breaking (Show me more...)

KPFA Presents The Bay Area Premiere of
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy:
The Case Of The Stolen Election

Join us on Wednesday, April 18 in Oakland for the Bay Area Premiere of...

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy:

The Case Of The Stolen Election

Featuring a post-screening Q&A with award-winning investigative reporter,
bestselling author, and filmmaker Greg Palast.

Plus special appearance by Jello Biafra (of Dead Kennedys).

Hosted by KPFA's Dennis J Bernstein and Miguel Gavilan Molina.


When: Wednesday, April 18 at 7 and 9.30PM

(Second screening added at 9.30PM due to popular demand. Come 30 mins early and catch the Q&A.)

Where: Grand Lake Theater | 3200 Grand Avenue | Oakland, CA 94610

Admission: $15 donation for one person | $25 donation for a pair

Combo Packages: $30 Ticket & Book | $30 Ticket & DVD

All proceeds go to The Sustainable Markets Foundation
for the benefit of the Palast Investigative Fund.


And, if you can't make it to the Bay Area, we'll be broadcasting tonight's Q&A via Facebook LIVE at around 9PM PST. The stream will appear at the top of our page once we're live.
Tune in here: facebook.com/GregPalastInvestigates/

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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...)

ACLU v Kobach Trial Ends With Confession From Trump’s Vote-Thief-in-Chief

By Greg Palast

ACLU v Kobach trial ends with Trump's vote "sheriff" confessing via deposition of scheme given to Trump to block new voters nationwide.

Kobach Deposition_Page 10 and 11
[Pages 10 and 11 of Kris Kobach's deposition — see the full redacted deposition here.]

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach blocked ONE IN SEVEN Kansans from registering to vote because they could not provide passports or certified birth certificates. Almost all those blocked were new young voters and older poor voters — i.e. Democrats.

Kobach could not identify a single one of these as a non-citizen.

This blockade of mostly Democratic voters is justified by Kobach’s (and Donald Trump’s) claim that the number of non-citizen voters he found (5 over twenty years out of a BILLION ballots cast), is just the "tip of the iceberg."

Dale Ho of the ACLU ended his closing argument: “The iceberg, on close inspection, your honor, is more of an ice cube.” (Show me more...)

The Dangers In The Blow-Up Over Cambridge Analytica, Trump’s Computer Gurus

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...)

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Kobach Litigation

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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...)

Kobach Citizenship Proof
Voting Requirement Goes To Court

March 6 – Catch Greg Palast on the Thom Hartmann show, 1pm ET (10am PT) Wednesday. Palast will report on the trial of the ACLU and League of Women Voters versus Kris Kobach, Secretary of State of Kansas, which began today.

Clip from Palast's film The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
Kris Kobach claims that MILLIONS of aliens voted in the last election. To stop the Alien Invasion, Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, wrote and passed a law in the state requiring proof of citizenship to vote. The effect: to knock out one in seven new voters — 22,000 so far — not because they come from another planet or nation, but because they don’t have a passport or original birth certificate to prove they’re citizens.

The lawsuit against Kobach was brought by the ACLU on behalf of the League of Women Voters and five Kansans — including two Air Force vets — who were denied the right to vote because (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...)

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...)

The “Steele Dossier” on… Me:
Why the Nunes Memo should scare you

By Greg Palast for Truthout

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

Progressives should not be cheerleaders for the FBI when it shaves the truth, even if the bureau is now portrayed as Donald Trump's enemy. This is, after all, the FBI infamous for the wiretap of Martin Luther King Jr., the broader COINTELPRO operation, and, recently, smearing antiwar and environmental activists with claims of Russian influence.

Like it or not, that creepy little GOP shill Rep. Devin Nunes is stating a fact when he writes that FBI agents failed to tell the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court that (Show me more...)

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