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
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
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
“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
Forget George Santos’ monstrous lies. Follow the money. Santos, who couldn’t pay his $1,800 apartment rent and whose last verified job was in a call center, somehow lent his campaign over $700,000. Supposedly, Santos started a… READ MORE
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
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
Finally. The Department of Justice has finally taken on True the Vote, the right-wing group behind wrongful challenge of hundreds of thousands of legal Georgia voters. The True the Vote challenges were the central subject of the film Vigilante, Georgia’s Vote Suppression Hitman created by the Palast Investigative Fund team.… READ MORE
Despite what the lamestream media is reporting, there was actually a massive collapse in votes in the Georgia runoff election, from 4.48 million total votes in the 2021 runoff to 3.54 million this year. Warnock’s vote in Fulton (Atlanta) plummeted by… READ MORE
Warnock: This is voter suppression, pure and simple
Massive drop in the vote was described by the Reverend in our film
[Dec 6, 2022: Atlanta, GA] The fact that Warnock squeaked through does not cover over the fact that there was nearly a one million ballot drop in the total vote from the last runoff election. And that puts the lie to the claim that… READ MORE
You only see these long lines in Blacklanta, where state law eliminated most dropboxes.
My heart goes out to those who waited for hours to vote in the cold and dark. If all Americans were as committed to democracy as Black Atlantans, our nation would be… READ MORE
[Dec 1, 2022: Atlanta, GA] Don’t be fooled by the record long lines of Black voters. Here’s the real story. Two years ago Warnock won his Senate runoff only because he got three-quarters of a million mail-in votes — winning the mail-in vote by more than 2-to-1. So, within weeks of his victory… READ MORE