Elections

Biden refuses to use political capital to bust the filibuster and save voting rights

Palast joins the By Any Means Necessary crew to discuss the blocking of the John Lewis Voting Rights Act by Senate Republicans, the history of the filibuster as a tool of racist disenfranchisement, Biden’s refusal to use political capital to bust it, and how Democrats’ inaction on issues such as voting rights contributed to their recent electoral defeats. … READ MORE

The darkness is falling on Afghanistan, and we are responsible

Just Peace‘s Heather Gray and Ernest Dunkley talk to Palast about his article, “My Own Forever War: Afghanistan and 9-11”. The trio also discuss the culpability of the United States for the current situation in Afghanistan and what we should do to help the people of this troubled nation who now find themselves living under Taliban rule. … READ MORE

Ali Alexander subpoenaed by Congress
Exposed as instigator behind illegal Jan 6 march on Capitol

Today, Congress finally subpoenaed Ali Alexander, whom our investigation exposed as the instigator of the illegal January 6 march on the capitol. We had, on January 8 also disclosed that the Georgia Republican Party had officially sponsored Alexander despite his threats of violence if Trump were not declared re-elected. The Select Committee to Investigative the January 6th Attack filed… READ MORE

Background Briefing: Freedom to Vote Act
It has improvements, it has detriments, and there's an awful lot that's missing. An awful lot.

The Freedom to Vote Act has been put together by a group of Democratic Senators and Joe Manchin, who is now trying to sell it to his Republican colleagues before a vote, which is supposed to take place as early as next week according to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. In this edition of the Background Briefing, we discuss what is in the bill as well as what is not. Given that it is highly unlikely that… READ MORE

The Ex-Con Con-Job
North Carolina to allow ex-cons to vote, too bad the Dems are MIA on registering them.

North Carolina courts ruled to allow ex-cons to vote even if they haven’t paid old fines. The GOP is freaking. Here’s why: a University of Minnesota study found 89% of ex-cons vote Democratic, no matter their color. I’ve calculated that over 9 million ex-cons are ELIGIBLE to vote — but need help and guidance getting through the berzerko rules for ex-cons to register — which ain’t so easy for … READ MORE

Jesse Jackson faces prison in Arizona

Just spoke with Barbara Arnwine who was arrested along with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, and more than 30 others attempting a peaceful protest to petition US senator Kyrsten Sinema’s support for the filibuster, which is stopping the passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Act … READ MORE

Haiti: The Trail of Blood That Leads Back to The U.S.

Critical Hour hosts Garland Nixon and Wilmer Leon talk to Palast about the recent assassination of Haiti’s president, Jovenel Moïse, and the trail of blood that leads back to the United States. The trio also discuss the socioeconomic background against which this murder occurred, and how the economy of this mineral and agriculturally rich Caribbean nation has been systematically… READ MORE

For July 4, Deport My Wife

Here British investigator Leni Badpenny celebrates Britain’s independence from America. Despite two decades in the USA and recent marriage to an American (me), she refuses US citizenship, and therefore, like 9.3 million other green card holders, suppresses her own … READ MORE

Is it time we made Manchin a verb?

Who would have ever thought that it would be one lone Democratic Senator that would finally put an end our democratic voting system? The one person, one vote ideal we’ve been trying to achieve in this country. Maybe it’s time now to make Joe Manchin’s name into a verb, as in “Manchining” — as in crippling a structural system of voting. As in … READ MORE