Kazakhstan Uprising against Rulers Bribed by Exxon, BP

In 2013, I was thrown out of Kazakhstan by its President, former KGB chief Nursultan Nazarbayev. Today, January 6, it was Nazarbayev who was tossed out of Kazakhstan — the result of an uprising by a public fed up with a kleptocratic murder-ocracy cosseted by the bribery of Western oil companies, the oil-philic Bush, Clinton and Obama State Departments and Putin’s … READ MORE

What Do You Call a Failed Insurrection? PRACTICE

Forget the whack-jobs who invaded the Capitol one year ago today. These “insurrectionists” were schmucks with no chance of overturning the election. (I don’t dismiss the gravity of their actions–they crushed the skull of a policeman and threatened other murders in the hall of the people.) But truly, the real danger was in the Oval Office when, two days earlier, Trump peddled a… READ MORE

Oath Keepers, Proud Boys sued by D.C. Attorney General

After the success of the Integrity First for America-led civil suit, brought against the organizers of the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, the Attorney General of the District of Columbia has filed a similar case. D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine’s complaint brings action against the Oath Keepers, the Proud Boys, and dozens of individuals for “conspiring to terrorize the District by planning, promoting, and participating in the violent January 6… READ MORE

Ali Alexander to be deposed (but not “disposed”)

Ali Alexander, the founder of the far-right Stop the Steal organization, has announced that he will submit to a deposition by the January 6th Commission.

Alexander and his Stop the Steal group spent months spreading ‘The Big Lie’ that Trump won the election and organized the march on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, with the intention of disrupting the… READ MORE

Biden refuses to use political capital to bust the filibuster and save voting rights

Palast joins the By Any Means Necessary crew to discuss the blocking of the John Lewis Voting Rights Act by Senate Republicans, the history of the filibuster as a tool of racist disenfranchisement, Biden’s refusal to use political capital to bust it, and how Democrats’ inaction on issues such as voting rights contributed to their recent electoral defeats. … READ MORE

They can imprison Steven Donziger, but they cannot silence him

On the morning of Steven Donziger’s sentencing hearing, I spoke extensively with the human rights attorney about his extraordinary case. Donziger was sentenced to prison for 6 months — punishment for winning a $9 billion judgment against Chevron for destroying the Amazon with oil sludge. Denied bail, while awaiting his appeal, Donziger began his sentence on October 27th, 2021 at the federal prison in Danbury, CT. While he’s incarcerated… READ MORE

The darkness is falling on Afghanistan, and we are responsible

Just Peace‘s Heather Gray and Ernest Dunkley talk to Palast about his article, “My Own Forever War: Afghanistan and 9-11”. The trio also discuss the culpability of the United States for the current situation in Afghanistan and what we should do to help the people of this troubled nation who now find themselves living under Taliban rule. … READ MORE