Interviews & Chats

Purging the Purgers

The U.S. Attorney Firings Scandal is not just about the Politicization of Government agencies

18 Missing Inches in New Orleans

The Department of Homeland Security, after a five-year hunt for Osama, finally brought charges against… Greg Palast.
As America crawled toward the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attack, Homeland Security charged me and my US producer Matt Pascarella with violating the anti-terror laws. Don’t you feel safer?
And I confess: we’re guilty.

Don't Fire Gonzales

We’ve been here before. Gonzales is getting Libby’d. Takes the bullet for Karl Rove and the White House. If you wondered why the Republican jackals like the sinister Senator Specter piled on Gonzales ”” it’s because they were told to

New Orleans — Still Under Water

A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW
The White House knew [the levees broke] because the Army Corps of Engineers sent them photographs. Again, I want to emphasize that the White House had the photographs of the levees breaking, and didn’t tell state and local officials who had stopped the evacuation because the hurricane missed New Orleans. Everyone thought they dodged a bullet, but the White House didn’t tell anybody the levees broke and were drowning the city. — Greg PalastDVD cover
Greg Palast is just unstoppable, and after you watch his remarkable new DVD, “Big Easy to Big Empty: The Drowning of New Orleans,” you’ll understand why.

"I Had to Leave the Country"An Interview with Greg Palast

Q&A with Greg Palast
By Michael Causey, Washington Independent Writers President (http://www.washwriter.org)Greg in NYC by Matt
By fans he’s been called “a cross between Sam Spade and Sherlock Holmes.” He’s been called a lot worse by opponents. But muckraking journalist, author and TV reporter Greg Palast wouldn’t have it any other way. His new book, ARMED MADHOUSE: Who’s Afraid of Osama Wolf?, China Floats Bush Sinks, the Scheme to Steal ’08, No Child’s Behind Left and other Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Class War, is a recent New York Times bestseller. Palast swapped e-mails with WIW in early October to discuss a wide range of issues including why he had to leave the U.S. to get published and what motivates him to keep at it.

Video-Blogger & Journalist Forced Back to Federal Prison Today

Josh Wolf’s Last Extensive Interview on Video

By Matt Pascarella
Editor’s note: The assault on press freedom continues. Here investigative journalist Matt Pascarella, himself a recent target of federal authorities, reports on the latest development in the Josh Wolf case. Pascarella caught up with Wolf for an extensive video interview shortly before he left New York to return to custody in California. GNN’s Anthony Lappé also met up with Wolf and filed this blog.