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Greg Interviewed on Democracy Now! — About Armed Madhouse

Greg Palast on His New Book “Armed Madhouse : Who’s Afraid of Osama Wolf?, China Floats, Bush Sinks, The Scheme to Steal ’08”

Democracy Now! http://www.democracynow.orgMonday, May 15, 2006 — Investigative journalist Greg Palast joins us in the Firehouse Studio to discuss the follow-up to his best-selling book “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.” [includes rush transcript ]
Telecom giant Verizon has been sued for giving the National Security Agency the phone records of millions of Americans.

Why Palast Is Wrong – And Why The Oil Companies Don't Want You to Know it

HubbertGuerilla News Network – Excerpt from Armed Madhouse
Now that I’ve convinced you that the Peak Oil crowd is crackers, let me disagree with myself. We can’t understand the new class war unless we understand why oil, a certain kind at least, has in fact “peaked.”
We’ve long jumped over Hubbert’s predicted peak and, in 2006, rolled our SUVs right through the “culmination”- that is, used the last drops of the one-and-a-quarter-trillion barrels of liquid crude the good Earth can provide according to the Hubbert jeremiad. Furthermore, “The rise in the production of power from nuclear energy for the United States” ran out long before uranium’s five-thousand-year reign, despite Hubbert’s hope and prediction.

Bush Didn't Bungle Iraq, You Fools
The Mission Was Indeed Accomplished

Get off it. All the carping, belly-aching and complaining about George Bush’s incompetence in Iraq, from both the Left and now the Right, is just dead wrong.
On the third anniversary of the tanks rolling over Iraq’s border, most of the 59 million Homer Simpsons who voted for Bush are beginning to doubt if his mission was accomplished. But don’t kid yourself

The Lobbyist Occupation of Iraq

2006 PROJECT CENSORED AWARD WINNER

From the newly released 2006 Project Censored Year-Book
In his article “Adventure Capitalism,” Greg Palast exposes the contents of a secret plan for “imposing a new regime of low taxes on big business, and quick sales of Iraq’s banks and bridges in fact, ALL state enterprises – to foreign operators … especially the oil.” This economy makeover plan, says Palast, “goes boldly where no invasion plan has gone before.”

Venezuela Corrupt?"Transparency International" Has Some Questions to Answer Itself

Transparency International has listed Venezuela as one of the world’s most corrupt.
On what evidence — You should know this: Transparency International is itself a corrupted organization – a kind of bribery cartel. One of its big benefactors is Balfour Beatty construction – Britain’s ‘Halliburton’ – which has admitted to massive bribery.

Harper's: Baghdad Coup D'état For Big Oil

Harper’s Magazine investigation reveals how Big Oil vanquished the neo-cons – and OPEC is the winner.
“For months, the State Department officially denied the existence of this 323-page plan for Iraq’s oil”
Some conspiracy nuts believe the Bush Administration had a secret plan to control Iraq’s oil. In fact, there were TWO plans. In a joint investigation with BBC Television Newsnight, Harper’s Magazine has uncovered a hidden battle over Iraq’s oil. It began right after Mr. Bush took office – with a previously unreported plot to invade Iraq.

Secret U.S. Plans For Iraq's OilSpark Political Fight Between Neocons and Big Oil

AMY GOODMAN: In an explosive new report for BBC Television Newsnight, investigative journalist Greg Palast charges that President Bush was planning to invade Iraq before the September 11th attacks and was considering two very different plans about what to do with Iraq’s oil. The plans reportedly sparked a political fight between neoconservatives and big oil companies.

Secret U.S. Plans For Iraq's Oil

By Greg Palast
Reporting for BBC Newsnight (London)
Why was Paul Wolfowitz pushed out of the Pentagon onto the World Bank — The answer lies in a 323-page document, secret until now, indicating that the allies of Big Oil in the Bush Administration have defeated neo-conservatives and their chief Wolfowitz. BBC Television Newsnight tells the true story of the fall of the neo-cons. An investigation conducted by BBC with Harper’s magazine will also reveal that the US State Department made detailed plans for war in Iraq — and for Iraq’s oil — within weeks of Bush’s first inauguration in 2001.

President Declares "Ownership Society"

Tells Convention He’s Ordered Invasion of Social Security Trust Fund
New York – Of all the bone-headed, whacky, breathtakingly threatening schemes George W. Bush is trying to sell us in his acceptance speech tonight is something he and his handlers call, “the Ownership Society.” Sounds cool, “ownership.” Everyone gets a piece of the action. Everyone’s a winner as the economy zooms. All boats rise.

Fortunate Son

“There is a special place in hell for publishers who run from their authors like craven dogs, who don’t mind sensationalism that sells… until the game gets rough.”
Jim Hatfield? Wasn’t he some kind of whack-o? Some kind of Conspiracy Theorist with fruitcake ideas out to get the Bushes?
I’ve got to admit it. That’s the first thing that popped into my head when Soft Skull suggested I write an introduction to the new edition of Hatfield’s Fortunate Son.
But then I read the book.

Jessica Lynch Captures Saddam Ex-Dictator Demands Back-Pay From Baker

Former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein was taken into custody yesterday at approximately 8:30pm Baghdad time. Various television executives, White House spin doctors and propaganda experts at the Pentagon are at this time wrestling with the question of whether to claim PFC Jessica Lynch seized the ex-potentate or that Saddam surrendered after close hand-to-hand combat with current Iraqi strongman Paul Bremer III.

Cruisin' for a Bruisin' with Hugo

In Caracas.
Hugo Chavez has an attitude problem. Only last April the Venezuelan president escaped a kidnapping by the Chairman of the nation’s Chamber of Commerce. This weekend, Chavez is facing a recall petition by the angry rich of Venezuela. He also faces the wrath of an angry rich American president who does not appreciate Chavez’ bad attitude toward globalization a la Rumsfeld.