[Sept 18, 2021: Washington, D.C.] It was a spectacular fizzle. While Washington’s Capitol Police had prepared for a massive, potentially violent gathering of supporters of the imprisoned January 6 rioters, only a few dozen showed up—outnumbered five to one by… READ MORE
Why We Occupy, my talk for Pacifica Radio, is my detailed J’accuse against the 1%. It’s as fresh and relevant today as 10 years ago — a summary of eight of my most crucial investigations into the war between Them and Us. And to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the start of Occupy Wall Street’s occupation of Zuccotti Park, in New York’s financial district, we’re offering … READ MORE
Fences are going back up around the US Capitol in anticipation of yet another MAGA rally in D.C. this weekend. This time around Trump will not be in attendance, but many of his current and former supporters will be there. The organizer of the planned September 18, 2021 rally, Matt Braynard, is a former data director for the 2020 Trump campaign, and has organized … READ MORE
Background Briefing: Freedom to Vote ActIt has improvements, it has detriments, and there's an awful lot that's missing. An awful lot.
The Freedom to Vote Act has been put together by a group of Democratic Senators and Joe Manchin, who is now trying to sell it to his Republican colleagues before a vote, which is supposed to take place as early as next week according to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. In this edition of the Background Briefing, we discuss what is in the bill as well as what is not. Given that it is highly unlikely that… READ MORE
Last week, Fawad Andarabi, a well-known folk singer in Afghanistan, invited the new Taliban leaders to his home to show his compliance and respect.
Taliban don’t approve of folk singing. But they enjoyed his luncheon, then took him out and shot him in the head. The same day I heard of Fawad’s execution, I got an email from… READ MORE
Anti-vaccine protests are the new MAGA rallyA Delusional 'Worldwide Rally For Freedom' in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Across the country, Trump supporters are still showing up at state capitols to spread conspiracy theories and demand the 2020 election results be overturned. But with little hope of reinstating the former guy, the Make America Great Again crowd has found a new reason to gather in public places with firearms and… READ MORE
The darkness, the misery and death you are witnessing in Louisiana is not an act of God, it’s an act of Entergy Inc. I was hired by the City of New Orleans to investigate why their power company, Entergy, simply can’t keep the lights on while citizens’ electric bills soar. That was in 1986. In 35 years, nothing has changed my official conclusion: Entergy is a racketeering enterprise parading as a… READ MORE
[Aug 28, 2021: Washington, D.C.] On Saturday, thousands marched and rallied in Washington, D.C. in support of voting rights. The day also marked the 58th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s seminal March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, during which he gave his iconic “I Have A Dream” speech. On one side of the National Mall, Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III… READ MORE
Ed once told me he could’ve kissed the network’s ass, promised to be a good on-stage puppet, an off-stage mute, and save his career which was now on the new Black List.
But he couldn’t. Couldn’t stay silent. Instead, Ed grew louder.
At dinner this week… READ MORE
My guest today is a fellow I’ve known since the mid-eighties, when he came to a poetry festival in Asheville. His name is Greg Palast. Greg wears a number of hats. He’s a writer, he’s a journalist, he reports the news, and he’s a poet … READ MORE
The Ex-Con Con-JobNorth Carolina to allow ex-cons to vote, too bad the Dems are MIA on registering them.
North Carolina courts ruled to allow ex-cons to vote even if they haven’t paid old fines. The GOP is freaking. Here’s why: a University of Minnesota study found 89% of ex-cons vote Democratic, no matter their color. I’ve calculated that over 9 million ex-cons are ELIGIBLE to vote — but need help and guidance getting through the berzerko rules for ex-cons to register — which ain’t so easy for … READ MORE
Donald Trump pedaled the canard that we are in an “endless war in Afghanistan.” Bullshit. There have been two US combat deaths in two years, and a protection force of just 2,500. That’s a war?
Now Afghan women without veils, journalists, teachers, Shia Muslims, face death and imprisonment in suffocating … READ MORE
Donziger: Why am I the one locked up and not Chevron?Human rights lawyer facing prison for holding oil giant to account talks about his Kafkaesque case.
Calling in to the FlashPoints News studio from his new New York home, where he is currently under house arrest, attorney Steven Donziger talks about his Kafkaesque case. This outrageous tale of oil, power, corruption, corporate murder and ecocide … READ MORE
I will not let them put Steven Donziger behind bars without raising hellPalast and supporters of the rights lawyer speak at the #FreeDonziger rally in LA
This is the first ever case in which we have a corporation acting as a criminal prosecutor — a prosecution that is blatant retaliation for a successful lawsuit against them. This, by itself, is deeply, deeply, dangerous. And if you think I take this personally … READ MORE
Donziger: Facing Prison for Fighting ChevronRights Attorney Pays Price for Defending Indigenous in Ecuador Poisoned by Oil
Steven Donziger, a US attorney, classmate of Barack Obama at Harvard law, gave up everything—literally everything—to take on the case. It’s been a decade, and Chevron still hasn’t paid a dime. But Donziger has paid big time: For the last two years, he’s been under house arrest, longer than any… READ MORE
Marjorie Taylor Greene and GOP Right Blame Pelosi for January 6 RiotHold DC press events timed to distract from testimony inside Capitol
Tuesday in Washington, D.C. did more to expose the divide in American politics than anything since January 6th. While inside the Capitol, Democrats were holding hearings on the insurrection, outside, on the Capitol steps, Republican… READ MORE
Just spoke with Barbara Arnwine who was arrested along with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, and more than 30 others attempting a peaceful protest to petition US senator Kyrsten Sinema’s support for the filibuster, which is stopping the passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Act … READ MORE