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Greg Palast

Greg Palast (Rolling Stone, Guardian, BBC) is the author of The New York Times bestsellers, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits and the book and documentary, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. His latest film is Vigilante: Georgia's Vote Suppression Hitman Support The Palast Investigative Fund and keep our work alive. Become a monthly Contributor. Or support us by shopping with Amazon Smile. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your purchases to the Sustainable Markets Foundation which automatically goes to the benefit of The Palast Investigative Fund and you get a tax-deduction! More info . Subscribe to Palast's Newsletter or his special list for Poems & Stories. GregPalast.com

Vote Vigilante group ordered to trial in Georgia

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In May 2022, Donald Trump launched the film 2000 Mules, accusing literally hundreds of Black men (the “mules”) of stuffing ballot dropboxes in Georgia and elsewhere causing Trump his re-election. Problem: Every single person accused by True the Vote, the makers of 2000 Mules, has been proven innocent — every one. Now, True the Vote’s operatives will face civil action in federal court and could pay heavily for their… READ MORE

The Madness of King Powell

As a recovering economist, I can tell you that Fed Chair Jerome Powell increasing interest rates yesterday was no more than shooting the wounded. The wounded: working Americans who’ve seen their real wages get clobbered, down by 1.9% in 2022 on top of a 2.1% hit in 2021. Therefore, Mr. Chairman, working Americans are … READ MORE

Two Old Guys and a Bridge: A call from Selma

I got a call this morning from Selma, Alabama. It was Reverend. Two old guys with our old-guy ailments and decades to reminisce about. But Reverend Jesse Jackson doesn’t waste time on nostalgia. Before he went off to a service with President Biden, he was pushing me, in the few words at a time his Parkinson’s allows, to get my film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, back out … READ MORE

Putin’s Invasion Foretold

Pay attention to Putin’s own words. On July 12, 2021, months before his tanks rolled, Putin issued a detailed statement of his casus belli, his justification for total seizure of Ukraine, not just the Donbas, in a 21-page-long essay, “On the Historical Unity of Russians and Ukrainians.” No one should speak of this war unless they have read this, Putin’s Mein Kampf. The meandering screed boils down to… READ MORE

Richard Belzer (1944-2023)

Actor and comedian Richard Belzer, who is best know for his roles in Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, died on Sunday at his home in France, age 78. Belzer fought injustice on screen and off, and made a cameo appearance with his Law & Order partner Ice-T in our 2016 film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. Belzer was a kind soul, a nonstop … READ MORE

The Words That Could Convict Trump

“It’s in front of him” may be the words that finally send Donald Trump to the hoosegow. The focus of Fulton County District Attorney, Fani Willis’ Grand Jury investigation was on the scheme to present a fraudulent slate of Electors to Congress. And, according to the January 6th Committee report, RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel sent an “elector recap” memo to… READ MORE

The Secret History of a Riot

The 800-page gorilla of a report from the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the Capitol seems strangely silent on a few matters that, apparently, were a bit too uncomfortable for the Committee to take on.

So, buckle up for a discomfiting ride with… READ MORE

Darkness and Thanks

I want to let you in on something personal. Kind of rare for me.
Today felt really dark.
The press has been celebrating the “record voter turnout” in Georgia. But I know the terrible truth: Voter turnout plummeted by a million votes.

Why does it matter, and why do I care?… READ MORE