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Most Americans are well aware that in 2000, the presidential election was decided by 537 votes. From hanging chads to the hourly updates of the manual recount, this story was obsessively covered by the mainstream press. However, what wasn't covered was what journalist Greg Palast discovered that thousands of primarily minority voters were scrubbed from the voter registry in Florida and prevented from potentially changing the course of Americas turbulent last four years. ...more
New York Times, page 1:
“American commanders said 38 service members had been killed and 275 wounded in the Falluja assault.”
New York Times, page 11:
“The American military hospital here reported that it had treated 419 American soldiers since the siege of Falluja began.”
Questions for the class:
1. If 275 soldiers were wounded in Falluja and 419 are treated for wounds, how many were shot on the plane ride to Germany?
2. We’re told only 275 soldiers were wounded but 419 treated for wounds; and we’re told that 38 soldiers died. So how many will be buried?
3. How long have these Times reporters been embedded with with military? Bonus question: When will they get out of bed with the military?
2006 PROJECT CENSORED AWARD WINNER
From the newly released 2006 Project Censored Year-Book
In his article “Adventure Capitalism,” Greg Palast exposes the contents of a secret plan for “imposing a new regime of low taxes on big business, and quick sales of Iraq’s banks and bridges””in fact, ”˜ALL state enterprises’””to foreign operators … especially the oil.” This economy makeover plan, says Palast, “goes boldly where no invasion plan has gone before.”
The Reverend Jesse Jackson and Greg Palast will share an award for the article they co-authored on the non-count of the African-American vote in the 2004 election. Greg Palast's investigative team, reporting for BBC Television Newsnight (London), Harper's Magazine and TomPaine.com will also receive an award for their investigations uncovering the State and Defense Department secret plans for US control of Iraq's economy, "especially in the oil and supporting industries," according to the confidential documents. ...more
Jim Crow Returns to The Voting Booth
Does America have an Apartheid System?
2006 Project Censored Award Winner
Update by Greg Palast and Reverend Jesse Jackson: There are conspiracy nuts out there on the Internet who think that John Kerry defeated George Bush in Ohio and other states. I know, because I wrote "Kerry Won" for TomPaine.com two days after the election. ...more
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Matthew Pascarella offered a clear reason for concern about the imminent privatization of state-wide centralized voter registration databases. Section 303 of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) requires all states to complete this process within the next three months. These databases will be the gateway to voting and the fences that keep people from the polls. ...more
Terrorism viewed from the eyes of a 6 year old child
By Leni von Eckardt
1972, the year the Summer Olympics took place in Munich, Germany.
For those too young to remember, this was the venue for one of the most notorious terrorist acts committed on innocent people.
On September 5th of that year a Palestinian terrorist group called ‘Black September’ murdered 11 athletes of the Israeli Olympic team.
Rarely was the cause of innocent Palestinians served worse. …more
During his debate with Salman Rushdie at the recent Edinburgh TV Festival, someone asked George Galloway if television should broadcast an adaptation of Rushdie’s novel, “Satanic Verses.” According to Rushdie, Galloway replied, “If you don’t respect religion, you have to suffer the consequences.” …more
My editors at Index on Censorship magazine, London, receives lots of nutty notes from enraged readers, but this was special:
Greg Palastï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s hastily-written article entitled, Kissing the Whip. What on earth is Index doing when it allows its space to be wasted, and its reputation for seriousness lowered, by ignorance and pettiness of this sort? ...more
Unlike Hitchens, I cannot support the Prevaricator-in-Chief, the President who ordered Cindy Sheehan's son, Casey, to march to his death in Najaf. But I'll be damned if I'll cheer some rich white Brit-hole who brings joy to those who killed him. ...more
New Orleans - Reminding the residents of Gulf Coast that, if can they can find their missing loved ones, they will qualify for the new higher exemption on inheritance taxes. "Don't think of them as lost, think of them as floating tax deductions!" ...more
A Republican President having his photo taken as the Mississippi rolled over New Orleans. It was 1927, and Calvin Coolidge, "a little fat man with a notebook in his hand," promised to rebuild the land. Then he left to play golf with Ken Lay or the Ken Lay railroad baron equivalents of his day. ...more
Right-wing TV evangelist and former Presidential candidate Pat Robertson is the man Bank of Scotland has chosen to spearhead its US subsidiary. Why? ...more