Podcasts

Fact Injection: Donziger v. Chevron

This is the first time in history that a private corporation has criminally prosecuted a U.S. citizen. In an unprecedented move, a judge asked Chevron’s lawyers to prosecute Donziger for criminal contempt — after the Department of Justice had refused to do so. No jury would convict Donziger, so the judge refused him a jury trial and found him guilty. On October 1 this judge is going to sentence Donziger. He could get six months in jail—on top of the two years he’s already served under house arrest—so I want you to… 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

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

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

Palast & Ralph Nader

Election Crimes Bulletin feat. Rev Yearwood and Ralph Nader
Jim Crow in the Mailbox: Blocking Voters of Color — Fri, Aug 21 at 4.45 PM PT

Join Dennis Bernstein and Palast on Friday for the first in a series of two special Flashpoints Election Crimes Bulletins broadcast on Facebook LIVE. This Friday’s program will explore how voting by mail discriminates against voters of color and will feature special guests Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., the founder of Hip Hop Caucus, and Ralph Nader… READ MORE

Brian Ross Investigates: How Trump Stole 2020

November’s presidential election is now just 16 weeks away. In the primaries we saw all sorts of chaos and mayhem — long lines, few polling places, few polling workers — and the worst is yet to come.

Palast’s new book, How Trump Stole 2020, reveals how the fix is in to steal the election — and how we can unfix it.

Roger Stone is not just an impotent trickster
He's a violent, evil man who had a lot to do with fixing the vote in Florida in 2000

Roger Stone is not just an impotent trickster. He’s a violent, evil man who had a lot to do with fixing the vote in Florida in 2000. George Bush supposedly officially won the presidency by 537 votes in Florida — just 537 votes! But 178,000 ballots were disqualified, considered unreadable. A hundred and seventy-eight thousand!!! These were concentrated in Democratic and Black areas: Jacksonville, Gadsden County, Miami-Dade and Broward.… READ MORE