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BBC Newsnight – 17. Nov 2011

DR Congo threatened by Vulture Fund

BBC Newsnight – 26. Feb 2010

Picking over Liberia’s Debt

BBC Newsnight 2008 – 1. Oct 2008

Theft of the 2008 Election – Part 1

Theft of the 2008 Election – Part 2

BBC Newsnight – 12. May 2008

Rove’s Fired Prosecutors

BBC Newsnight – 27. Nov 2007

Ecuador – Rumble in the Jungle

BBC Newsnight – 5. Jun 2007

Return of the Vultures

BBC Newsnight – 14. Feb 2007

Vulture Funds: Goldfinger – Part 1

Vulture Funds: Goldfinger – Part 2

BBC Newsnight – 3. April 2006

Chavez’s Venezuela – Bush Over A Barrel

BBC Newsnight – 17 March 2005

Secret Plans for Iraq’s Oil

READ THE REPORT

BBC Newsnight –  26. Oct 2004

Voter Caging

BBC Newsnight – 13. May 2002

The Coup Against Hugo Chavez

BBC Newsnight – 6. Nov 2001

Somebody has been sitting on the FBI

BBC Newsnight  – 16. Feb 2001

2000 Election Theft in Florida – Part 1

2000 Election Theft in Florida – Part 2

BBC Newsnight – 18. MAY 2001

Bush energy plan: Policy or payback?

READ THE REPORT

BBC Newsnight – 22 March, 2004

General Jay Garner

READ THE REPORT

Democracy Now! Reports

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Democracy Now! Reports

 

Democracy Now! 24. October 2018

Palast Sues Georgia’s Brian Kemp for Purging 340,000 Voters

Democracy Now! 15. June 2017

How Racist Voter Suppression Could Cost
Jon Ossoff the Georgia Election

Democracy Now! 13. December 2016

By Rejecting Recount, Is Michigan Covering Up
75,000 Ballots Never Counted?

Democracy Now! – 8. November 2016

Greg Palast in Ohio on GOP Effort to Remove
African Americans from Voter Rolls in Battleground State

Democracy Now! – 11. March 2016

The Vulture: How Billionaire Rubio Backer Paul Singer
Made Billions off Argentina Debt Crisis

Democracy Now! – 3. November 2014

Jim Crow Returns: Interstate “Crosscheck” Program
Could Strip Millions of the Right to Vote

Democracy Now! – 6. November 2012

In Ohio, African-American Turnout Threatened by
Reduced Early Voting and Faulty Ballots

Democracy Now! – 18. October 2012

Mitt Romney’s Bailout Bonanza:
How He Made Millions from the Rescue of Detroit

Democracy Now! – 22. November 2011

How U.S. “Vulture” Funds Make Millions
by Exploiting African Nations

Democracy Now! – 25. October 2011

Goldman Sachs v. Occupy Wall Street: A Greg Palast Investigation

Democracy Now! – 3. March 2010

From New York to Liberia, Tracking Vulture Funds
Preying on African Debt

Democracy Now! – 30. November 2009

WTO Chief on how Free Trade and Interdependence Help Promote
Freedom, Human Rights and Civil Liberties

Democracy Now! – 9. October 2008

Vote Rigging and Suppression Ahead of the 2008 Election

Democracy Now! – 11. February 2008

EXCLUSIVE: Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on the Lawsuit Against Chevron, Eradicating Foreign Debt and Why He Says “Ecuador is No Longer for Sale”

Democracy Now! – 27. DECEMBER 2007

The Battle Between Indigenous Ecuadorians
and the U.S. Oil Giant Chevron

Democracy Now! – 11. June 2007

The Battle to End Vulture Funds

Democracy Now! – 14. May 2007

The Firing of New Mexico Attorney David Iglesias

Democracy Now! – 24. April 2007

U.S. Vulture Fund Owner Wins Debt Payment from Zambia

Democracy Now! – 15. February 2007

“Vulture Fund” Company Seeks $40 Million Payment
from Zambia on $4 Million Debt

Democracy Now! – 28. August 2006

Top Hurricane Expert Says Officials Threatened His Job
Over Pre-Katrina Warnings

Democracy Now! – 12. July 2006

Florida Con Salsa: Voter Fraud in Mexico’s Presidential Election

Democracy Now! – 12. April 2006

U.S. Energy Dept. Concludes
Venezuela Could Have Biggest Oil Reserves in OPEC

Democracy Now! – 17. May 2005

Is there another Hugo Chavez in Latin America?
An Exclusive Interview with Ecuador’s New President

Democracy Now! – 28. October 2004

Secret Document Suggests GOP Preparing
to Challenge Black Vote in Florida

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Venezuela: The Trump Coup And Our Next Oil War
Aggressive Progressive Jimmy Dore interviews Palast

The Kochs have giant refineries on the Gulf Coast of Texas. They can’t use Texas oil because it’s not heavy and filthy enough, so they have to take almost all their oil from Venezuela. …more

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Report from NYC

In New York City. Robert is spending this Sunday morning asking for spare change from the ladies going into the bodega. He’s supplementing his part time job washing patients’ food trays at the hospital. But now, at least, he won’t have to worry about getting exploited in a job at Amazon. …more

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Trump’s Regime Change in Venezuela
Palast on The Scott Horton Show

Palast explains the situation in Venezuela, where the Trump administration has recently been signaling for U.S.-backed regime change. Although the claim is that …more

Scott Horton
Colorado dumps Crosscheck

Colorado dumps Crosscheck, urges other states to flee the program. The newly elected Secretary of State Colorado, Jena Griswold, slammed the voter list cleansing program controlled by Kris Kobach of Kansas, for taking away the rights of eligible voters. …more

Greg Palast
Roger Stone Indictment: My Friend, “Person 2”

The unnamed “Person 2” in the Roger Stone indictment is my friend: comic and journalist Randy Credico. I’ve been in constant contact with Credico for two years as Stone tried to bully him into perjury. Trump stooge Stone is a bucket of …more

Greg Palast
The REAL Immigration Fight

While the two parties are playing games with slats on the border, Trump has allowed the backlog of citizenship applications to nearly double to over 730,000. In other words, he’s winning the real immigration battle. …more

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The Best Democracy Money Can Buy A Tale of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits Movie Screenings

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Friday, September 23 – September 29

NEW YORK
Cinépolis, Chelsea

260 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

Get Tickets

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Saturday, September 24 | 2pm & 7pm

BRANDENTON, FL
Neel Performing Arts Center

5840 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207

Get Tickets

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Friday, September 30 – October 6

LOS ANGELES
Noho 7

5240 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

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COMING SCREENINGS

WASHINGTON, DC

PORTLAND, OR

HOUSTON, TX

DENVER, CO

 

Ballot Bandits Action Groups

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Please join the Billionaires & Ballot Bandits Voting Resource Team - 

NM LULAC | Santiago Juarez



























Sheila Parks



Rio Grande Voter Registration Alliance (RGVRA)





Frances Moore Lappé

Rob Hager


 

In 2008, hundreds of individuals and groups participated in the Steal Back Your Vote project joining Bobby Kennedy and Greg Palast in the fight against vote suppression. Our effort was wildly successful reaching over half a million voters through our partners Operation Rainbow/PUSH, VotoLatino, and Work for Change.

This year, we want to list you, your group and website as a resource and include a short description of your work/website in our new ballot-protection weapon:

Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: Election Games 2012

This year, my crew at the Palast Investigative Fund and I have teamed with genius comic pen-man, Ted Rall, to produce a kick-butt-and-take-down-names voter/media guide and comic book.

We want to include you — superheroes who fight against vote suppression on the front lines — in a handy voter reference guide that will be inserted in the book, along with Ted’s work.

All we need from you to be listed is a response stating you want to list yourself or group by May 23 and a note with your name, group’s name, website and contact info – plus a few sentences about your work, any upcoming campaigns, or topics you are covering.

Provide us separately, NOT for publication, a direct contact person’s name, phone, mailing address and email so we can send you copies of the finished info.

When we launch in September, we’ll send you copies of the book, and download excerpts from the book and video.

You are not asked to endorse anything in the book or comic – and you may review your listing.

If you want to endorse our work, we gladly welcome your support just let us know again by May 23!

Here is a list of other steps you can take to help further the development of this project:

1.  Suggestions about topics, info, people that should be included in our book, film and articles.  (In 2008, Palast and Kennedy co-authored a story for Rolling Stone and broadcast a report on BBCTV and Democracy Now!).

2. Your favorite suggestion for protection.  Example:  “Don’t assume you can’t vote just because you have a felony record.”

It is important to note The Palast Investigative Fund is a not-for-profit project of the 501c3 Sustainable Markets Foundation Trust.  We cannot provide links to partisan organizations nor promote candidates.

If you have any questions, or you wish to see an excerpt of the 2012 book Billionaire & Ballot Bandits, write to me at ballotbandits [at] gmail.com

Ballot Bandits Media Partners

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Please join the Billionaires & Ballot Bandits Media Resource Team - 

Paul Pimentel
Facebook | Twitter
Youtube


Dorothy Fadiman


WBAI 99.5FM, NYC




Host: Mark Riley



Chris Pepus


Jello Biafra


Dave Rice | Journalist


Sandra Shwayder Sanchez

Dave Mazza | Host
Independent Journalist and Radio Producer

Norm Stockwell


Host: Mike McCormick

with Jennifer Granholm
Facebook | Twitter


Host: Marshall Stern
Facebook | Twitter

Mark Crispin Miller’s
News from Underground


with Mike DeRosa


with Dennis Bernstein
Facebook | Twitter





Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues



by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman
Facebook | Twitter

with Chuck Mertz
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On with Leon – XM 169
with Wilmer Leon, Ph.D.
Facebook | Twitter
Youtube











Producer | A Musical Offering KPFA

Michael Rivero

Hosts: Terry D. Kester | Mark Levine | Garland Nixon

Hosts: Netfa Freeman | Naji Mujahid | Ryme Katkhouda

Pacifica Radio Washington, D.C.

Hosts: Verna Avery Brown |
Terry D. Kester


Host: Bob Lebensold


Host: Mark Thompson

Scott Thill




Host: Tom Klammer

Host: Charles Karel Bouley

Facebook
Author, Social Activist




John and Heather Aronno



Host: Laura Flanders


Host: Dave Goodman

Host: John Grebe

Host: Robert Parry



In 2008, hundreds of individuals and groups participated in the Steal Back Your Vote project joining Bobby Kennedy and Greg Palast in the fight against vote suppression. Our effort was wildly successful reaching over half a million voters through our partners Operation Rainbow/PUSH, VotoLatino, and Work for Change.

This year, we want to list you, your group and website as a resource and include a short description of your work/website in our new ballot-protection weapon:

Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: Election Games 2012

This year, my crew at the Palast Investigative Fund and I have teamed with genius comic pen-man, Ted Rall, to produce a kick-butt-and-take-down-names voter/media guide and comic book.

We want to include you — superheroes who fight against vote suppression on the front lines — in a handy voter reference guide that will be inserted in the book, along with Ted’s work.

All we need from you to be listed is a response stating you want to list yourself or group by May 23 and a note with your name, group’s name, website and contact info – plus a few sentences about your work, any upcoming campaigns, or topics you are covering.

Provide us separately, NOT for publication, a direct contact person’s name, phone, mailing address and email so we can send you copies of the finished info.

When we launch in September, we’ll send you copies of the book, and download excerpts from the book and video.

You are not asked to endorse anything in the book or comic – and you may review your listing.

If you want to endorse our work, we gladly welcome your support just let us know again by May 23!

Here is a list of other steps you can take to help further the development of this project:

1.  Suggestions about topics, info, people that should be included in our book, film and articles.  (In 2008, Palast and Kennedy co-authored a story for Rolling Stone and broadcast a report on BBCTV and Democracy Now!).

2. Your favorite suggestion for protection.  Example:  “Don’t assume you can’t vote just because you have a felony record.”

It is important to note The Palast Investigative Fund is a not-for-profit project of the 501c3 Sustainable Markets Foundation Trust.  We cannot provide links to partisan organizations nor promote candidates.

If you have any questions, or you wish to see an excerpt of the 2012 book Billionaire & Ballot Bandits, write to me at ballotbandits [at] gmail.com

Ballot Bandits Book Tour

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Saturday, September 15
MADISON
All day event
Fighting Bob Fest
Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center
More info

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Monday, September 24
BERKELEY
KPFA presents Greg Palast
7pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
St John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705

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Tuesday, September 25
SANTA ROSA
Project Censored and KRCB present Greg Palast
7pm (doors open at 6.45pm)
Glaser Center
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
547 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
More info

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Wednesday, September 26
PORTLAND
KBOO presents Greg Palast
The Clinton Street Theater
7.30 pm
2522 Southeast Clinton Street
Portland, OR 97202
Phone: (503) 238-5588
More info

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Thursday, September 27
SEATTLE
Seattle Town Hall
7pm
1119 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 652-4255

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Sunday, September 30
WASHINGTON, DC
Greenfestival
12:00 Noon
Main Stage
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001
More info

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Monday, October 22nd, 2012

6:30 to 8:00 PM

Busboys and Poets – 14th & V

Billionaires & Ballot Bandits Reviews

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The Week

Ralph Nader’s 6 favorite books

Amazing are the ways some people have to steal votes, block voters, cover up the tracks. Even as the Electoral College allows a few states to swing the results in our presidential elections, these travesties go uninvestigated and unprosecuted.
Read the full review

 

Huffington Post Books

The Most Terrifying Book a Democrat Could Read
By Don C. Reed

Billionaires and Ballot Bandits delineates the potential theft of democracy.

For me, as a Democrat, it was terrifying.

Page 18: In the 2008 elections, according to the author, “5,901,814 legitimate votes” were tossed out. If Palast’s contention is true, Obama may be in office only because he won by a landslide.

This year could be much worse. Since 2010, many Republican-controlled states have passed new laws making it far more difficult to vote.
Read the full review

 

OurFuture.org

A Plutocrat Epiphany: All Votes Need Not Count
By Sam Pizzigati

America’s billionaires have realized they really don’t have to bother convincing a majority of people to vote their way. They can put their cash instead into campaigns to keep the hard-to-convince from voting.

“To win an election, you need votes,” Palast explains in Billionaires and Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 7 Easy Steps. “Or, just as good, you need to take away the votes of your opponent.”

This getting votes to disappear takes money. Notes Palast: “Purging and blocking voters on a grand scale — thousands and millions of registrations and ballots — isn’t checkers. It’s complex and very, very expensive.”
Read the full review

 

ZNet

Big Donors and Ballot Bandits Hang Over Election
By Roger Bybee

Billionaires & Ballot Bandits — as BBC reporter Greg Palast entitles his new book (see excerpt on “Seven Ways to Beat Ballot Bandits”) — represent two giant swords hanging over democracy in the 2012 election.

As Palast shows, a collection of rightist billionaires are busy flooding the campaign war chests of conservative candidates from Mitt Romney on down, threatening to drown democracy in a torrent of corporate money unleashed by the US Supreme Court’s broadly unpopular 2010 Citizens United decision. (Even before the decision, the dominance of corporate influence in government was suggested by the 15-1 ratio of corporate to labor spending in federal elections in 2008, according to the Center for Responsive Politics figures.)
Read the full review

 

San Diego Free Press

Book Review: Billionaires & Ballot Bandits
By Dave Rice

Ten elderly nuns get kicked out of an Indiana polling station for not having driver’s licenses or other state ID.

Electronic voting machines in Georgia report massive malfunctions – but only in Democratic-leaning low income districts, where the hot, humid conditions of polling stations aren’t conducive to electronics.
Read the full review

 

Green Left

Essential guide to the US election
By Matt Ward

If you really want to understand the forthcoming US presidential election, read this book.

Former corporate fraud investigator Greg Palast previously showed how the 2000 US election was rigged through “purging” black voters off the electoral rolls. He showed how the 2004 election was rigged the same way. In 2008, the same thing happened again, yet Barack Obama still managed enough votes to get in.
Read the full review

 

Publisher’s Weekly

Greg Palast, Seven Stories Take Aim at ‘Election Bandits’ in New Book
By Calvin Reid

Using a comical, pugnacious prose style that combines the best of Jimmy Breslin and Mickey Spillane, acclaimed investigative reporter Greg Palast, author of the bestselling The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, takes on the big money interests financing—and in his view stealing—the American presidential election in his new book, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Ways, a book that is part political expose and part grassroots political uprising.
Read the full review

 

TheRecord.com

Books in brief: Billionaires & Ballot Bandits
By Alex Good

One reads the reporting of U.S. investigative journalist Greg Palast with mouth hanging open, unable to believe that mainstream news services aren’t reporting on the kinds of skulduggery he regularly digs up.
Read the full review

 

Humor Times

Book Review: Billionaires & Ballot Bandits
By James Israel

If you’re not familiar with Greg Palast, you should be. The author of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps is one of the very, very few real investigative reporters still muckraking (to seek out and expose scandal) in America today.

It is a sad commentary on our so-called “Fourth Estate,” the American press, that authentic investigative reporting is rarely done anymore.
Read the full review

 

VT Digger

Greg Palast explains how the 2012 elections could be stolen
By Greg Guma

If you get the impression from recent press reports that Mitt Romney is on the ropes, think again. Despite what the polls and pundits suggest, his campaign for president still has a battery of secret weapons that may yet provide the margin of victory he needs.
Read the full review

 

Pasadena Weekly

Muckraker Greg Palast explains how the ballot you cast might not count
By Kevin Uhrich

If you get the impression from recent press reports that Mitt Romney is on the ropes, think again. Despite what the polls and pundits suggest, his campaign for president still has a battery of secret weapons that may yet provide the margin of victory he needs.
Read the full review

 

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Vultures’ Picnic Video links

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Thanks for picking up the hardcover copy of Vultures’ Picnic – here are your video links – they’re private links so only you can see them.

Vultures’ Picnic Title Page film/trailer

Chapter 1. Goldfinger

Chapter 2. Lady Baba-Land: The Islamic Republic of BP – YouTube

Chapter 3. Pig in the Pipeline – YouTube

Chapter 4. The Coon-Ass Riviera – YouTube

Chapter 5. The Cheese Smelled Funny So We Threw It in the Jungle – YouTube

Chapter 6. The Wizard of Ooze – YouTube

Chapter 7. My Home is Now a Strange Place

Chapter 8. We Figured Out Who Murdered Jake – YouTube

Chapter 9. The Sorcerer’s Stone

Chapter 10. Fukushima, Texas

Chapter 11. Mr. Fairness

Chapter 12. The Generalissimo of Globalization – YouTube

Chapter 13. Vultures’ Picnic

Chapter 14. Lots of Fish

About Greg Palast

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About Greg Palast

Greg Palast has been called the “most important investigative reporter of our time – up there with Woodward and Bernstein” (The Guardian).  Palast has broken front-page stories for BBC Television Newsnight, The Guardian, Nation Magazine and now Rolling Stone Magazine.

 

In September 2016, before US Presidential Elections, Palast released his movie The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, based on his New York Times bestselling books, predicting Donald Trump’s election.

The film turned out to be a smash hit and continues to be shown all around the US as well as being used by grassroots activists as an organizing tool to fight voter suppression.

The updated, post-election edition of the film, now titled The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Case of the Stolen Election was released in November 2017.

Palast is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, Armed Madhouse , The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and the highly acclaimed Vultures’ Picnic, named Book of the Year 2012 on BBC Newsnight Review.

His books have been translated into two dozen languages.

Palast is known for complex undercover investigations, spanning five continents, from the Arctic to the Amazon, from Caracas to California, using the skills he learned over two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud.

 Download Greg Palast’s Bio | Download Greg Palast’s Press Pack

Among his front-page, top-of-the-news award winning stories: 

  • ● Uncovered the theft of the 2000 US presidential election in Florida (Guardian, BBC, The Nation, Harper’s)
  • ● Exposure of financial vultures attacking Argentina, Congo and other nations resulting in changes of laws across the globe  (BBC, Guardian)
  • ● The hidden story of BP’s Deepwater Horizon blow-out (ARTE, Channel 4 TV)
  • ● The Bush Administration’s secret pre-invasion plans for the oil fields of Iraq (BBC, Harper’s)
  • ● The US involvement in the attempted coup d’état against Hugo Chavez (BBC, Guardian, Telesur)
  • ● Undercover exposé of Enron’s purchase of British government favors (UK Story of the Year – Guardian/Observer)
“Doggedly independent, undaunted by power. [Palast’s] stories bite, they’re so relevant they threaten to alter history” – Chicago Tribune

Palast, who has led investigations of multi-billion-dollar frauds in the oil, nuclear, power and finance industries for governments on three continents, has an academic side: he is the author of Democracy and Regulation, a seminal treatise on energy corporations and government control, commissioned by the United Nations and based on his lectures at Cambridge University and the University of São Paulo.

Beginning in the 1970s, having earned his degree in finance at the University of Chicago studying under Milton Friedman and free-trade luminaries, Palast went on to challenge their vision of a New Global Order, working for the United Steelworkers of America, the Enron workers’ coalition in Latin America and consumer and environmental groups worldwide.

Palast is Patron of the Trinity College Philosophical Society, an honor previously held by Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde. His writings have won him the Financial Times David Thomas Prize.

An American hero,” said Martin Luther King III.

Greg Palast, says Noam Chomsky, “Upsets all the right people.”

Palast won the George Orwell Courage in Journalism Award for his BBC documentary, Bush Family Fortunes, where he exposed George W. Bush dodging the Vietnam War draft.


What they’re saying …

“Vultures’ Picnic is an eye-opening, heart-pumping, mind-blowing experience that should not, MUST not, be missed.”
– Nomi Prins

“Greg Palast is one of my heroes. The last investigative reporter in America.”
– Robert F Kennedy Jr. – Rolling Stone

“[Billionaires & Ballot Bandits is] The Most Terrifying Book a Democrat Could Read
– Huffington Post

“Greg Palast is investigative journalism at its best. No one has exposed more truth about the Bush Cartel and lived to tell the story.
– Baltimore Chronicle

“Great fun. Palast, detective style, provides … pieces of the secret puzzle.”
– The New Yorker

“Can one reporter change the entire political discourse of the nation?”
– The Chicago Reader

“The information is a hand grenade.”
– John Pilger, New Statesman