Year: 2004

September 11: What You “Ought Not to Know”

Greg Palast 

Document 199-I and The FBI’s Words to Chill The Soul

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On November 9, 2001, when you could still choke on the dust in the air near Ground Zero, BBC Television received a call in London from a top-level US intelligence agent. He was not happy. Shortly after George W. Bush took office, he told us reluctantly, the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the FBI, “were told to back off the Saudis.” …more

President Declares “Ownership Society”

Greg Palast 

Tells Convention He’s Ordered Invasion of Social Security Trust Fund

New York – Of all the bone-headed, whacky, breathtakingly threatening schemes George W. Bush is trying to sell us in his acceptance speech tonight is something he and his handlers call, “the Ownership Society.” Sounds cool, “ownership.” Everyone gets a piece of the action. Everyone’s a winner as the economy zooms. All boats rise. …more

Madame Butterfly Flies Off with Ballots

Greg Palast 

[News Flash – Tuesday midnight: Theresa LePore has just lost re-election to Democrat Art Anderson. The challenger ran on a platform opposing LePore’s paperless voting machines. Wipe that grin off your face: the notorious “Madame Butterfly Ballot” remains to supervise, in her unique manner, the presidential vote in November. …more

Dick Cheney, Hugo Chavez and Bill Clinton’s Band

Greg Palast 

Why Venezuela has Voted Again for Their ”˜Negro e Indio’ President

There’s so much BS and baloney thrown around about Venezuela that I may be violating some rule of US journalism by providing some facts. Let’s begin with this: 77% of Venezuela’s farmland is owned by 3% of the population, the ‘hacendados.’ …more

Green Day, Foo Fighters and Palast on Punk Voter CD/DVD out Today

Greg Palast 

Fat Wreck Chords release

This CD/DVD includes “Fixed in Florida” – 12 minutes of exclusive footage from Greg Palast’s upcoming DVD documentary, ‘Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy’ – an update of the blistering BBC documentary shown in Europe, banned in the USA. …more

Venezuela Floridated

Greg Palast 

Will The Gang That Fixed Florida Fix the Vote in Caracas this Sunday?

Hugo Chavez drives George Bush crazy. Maybe it’s jealousy: Unlike Mr. Bush, Chavez, in Venezuela, won his Presidency by a majority of the vote. …more

The Political Lynching of Congresswoman Brown

Greg Palast 

Last Wednesday morning Corrine Brown watched an advanced copy of our new DVD, Bush Family Fortunes, including the details on how the Republican party stole the election in 2000. After seeing these facts, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, a black woman w/ a height end sense of justice, walked over to the capital on Thursday and put on the record the facts she had seen. ...more

Palast to testify at US Civil Rights Commission Thursday July 15th

Greg Palast 

The US Civil Rights Commission has asked Greg Palast to testify before a special commission hearing Thursday, July 15th at 11am, to discuss his continuing investigative reports for BBC Television on Florida and other states’ cleansing of Black voters from voter rolls. Palast’s reports provide the basis for the story on the vote fix in Florida featured in Michael Moore’s ‘Fahrenheit 9/11.’ …more