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Zach D. Roberts

Zach D Roberts is an investigative photojournalist who covers far-right extremism, and voter suppression in America. He covered the Unite the Right Rally in Chalottesville and his work there helped put four white extremists in jail. He also co-produced Greg Palast's The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and is a Palast Investigative Fund Fellow.

Proud Boys indicted for Seditious Conspiracy

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Five members of the leadership of the violent Proud Boys hate gang, which helped plan the January 6th insurrection in 2021, have now been indicted for seditious conspiracy by a federal grand jury. Members of the extremist armed militia group, the Oath Keepers, who co-planned events on January 6th, are already facing … READ MORE

2,000 Mules: Belly Laughs, Belly Aches from Film’s “Proof” that Trump Won

In his film 2000 Mules, Dinesh D’Souza sets out to prove a giant criminal conspiracy to stuff ballot boxes with fraudulent votes. The proof? Well, you can see it with your own eyes: There’s a BLACK man and he is dropping off BALLOTS in a ballot drop box. Case closed! You can laugh now. But crying time is coming. I predict … READ MORE

White nationalists gather with GOP officials

[Feb 25, 2022: Orlando, FL] On Friday night, around 1,000 Christian white nationalists and neo-Nazis gathered in the Cypress Ballroom at the Marriott Orlando World Center. Just hours before, down the road at The Rosen Shingle Creek, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference was finishing up its … READ MORE

On the Line: The Fight for Abortion Rights

On December 1, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the latest case that seeks to chip away at abortion rights across the country. In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the state of Mississippi urged the Supreme Court to ban abortions after the first fifteen weeks of pregnancy, which would essentially … READ MORE

Oath Keepers, Proud Boys sued by D.C. Attorney General

After the success of the Integrity First for America-led civil suit, brought against the organizers of the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, the Attorney General of the District of Columbia has filed a similar case. D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine’s complaint brings action against the Oath Keepers, the Proud Boys, and dozens of individuals for “conspiring to terrorize the District by planning, promoting, and participating in the violent January 6… READ MORE

Ali Alexander to be deposed (but not “disposed”)

Ali Alexander, the founder of the far-right Stop the Steal organization, has announced that he will submit to a deposition by the January 6th Commission.

Alexander and his Stop the Steal group spent months spreading ‘The Big Lie’ that Trump won the election and organized the march on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, with the intention of disrupting the… READ MORE

Human rights lawyer sentenced to prison despite UN order to release him immediately

Human rights lawyer Steven Donziger has been sentenced to prison for 6 months, despite an order to release him by the United Nations Human Rights Commission judicial panel. The prosecution for Contempt of Court is Donziger’s punishment for winning a $9 billion judgment against Chevron for destroying the Amazon with oil sludge — and literally killing Cofan indigenous people, Donziger’s clients … READ MORE

D.C. prepares for another far right assault on the Capitol

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Fences are going back up around the US Capitol in anticipation of yet another MAGA rally in D.C. this weekend. This time around Trump will not be in attendance, but many of his current and former supporters will be there. The organizer of the planned September 18, 2021 rally, Matt Braynard, is a former data director for the 2020 Trump campaign, and has organized … READ MORE

Anti-vaccine protests are the new MAGA rally
A Delusional 'Worldwide Rally For Freedom' in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Across the country, Trump supporters are still showing up at state capitols to spread conspiracy theories and demand the 2020 election results be overturned. But with little hope of reinstating the former guy, the Make America Great Again crowd has found a new reason to gather in public places with firearms and… READ MORE

Thousands Rally in D.C. for Voting Rights

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  • — an exclusive photo essay for GregPalast.com

[Aug 28, 2021: Washington, D.C.] On Saturday, thousands marched and rallied in Washington, D.C. in support of voting rights. The day also marked the 58th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s seminal March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, during which he gave his iconic “I Have A Dream” speech. On one side of the National Mall, Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III… READ MORE