On the eve of his sentencing, human rights lawyer, Steven Donziger, who fought Chevron oil and its destruction of the indigenous lands of the Amazon spoke to me about why, despite being destroyed by the oil company, he is… READ MORE
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 ActIt 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
My guest today is a fellow I’ve known since the mid-eighties, when he came to a poetry festival in Asheville. His name is Greg Palast. Greg wears a number of hats. He’s a writer, he’s a journalist, he reports the news, and he’s a poet … READ MORE
Donziger: Why am I the one locked up and not Chevron?Human rights lawyer facing prison for holding oil giant to account talks about his Kafkaesque case.
Calling in to the FlashPoints News studio from his new New York home, where he is currently under house arrest, attorney Steven Donziger talks about his Kafkaesque case. This outrageous tale of oil, power, corruption, corporate murder and ecocide … READ MORE
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
The Big Purge: 364,000 Voters Disqualified in GeorgiaHow one woman challenged eligibility of 32,000 voters
This week on Brian Ross Investigates, investigative reporter Greg Palast takes on Georgia’s new election law, asking how this one local Republican party official was able to personally challenge the eligibility of some 32,000 voters. … READ MORE
The “mind-boggling” hidden threat in Georgia’s restrictive new voting law364,000 votes in jeopardy from little-noticed provision of SB 202
How do you think the election in Georgia would have played out, or how do you think the election in Georgia next year will play out, if the Republican party is successful in throwing 364,000 Georgia voters — largely people of color — off the voting rolls? In this … READ MORE
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
Texas Democrats Walk the Walk in Support of Voting RightsBut will these baby steps be enough to save our democracy?
This week saw fireworks in Texas when Democrats walked out of the House chamber, leaving Republicans high and dry without the quorum they needed to ram through Senate Bill 7, a horrible piece of … READ MORE
Just when you think the world of electioneering couldn’t get more bizarre, armies of Cyber Ninjas and mythical Voting Pandas come to the fore to remind us that they can.
Palast and Rick Smith team up to dissect the crazy. … READ MORE
How to Steal Back the Election and Unrig DemocracyDr. Naomi Wolf in conversation with Daniel G. Newman and Greg Palast
Former political advisor to Al Gore and Bill Clinton and author of End of America, Dr. Naomi Wolf talks to fellow authors Daniel G. Newman (Unrig) and Greg Palast (How Trump Stole 2020) about the challenges voters — and the very institution of… READ MORE
LaTosha Brown: They’re constantly skimming votesPalast in conversation with the co-founder of Black Voters Matter
“We’re seeing the same old problems that our community has seen in the past, which we know are all forms of voter suppression,” laments Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown. “We’ve got to hold people accountable… And there’s some people that… READ MORE
Election Crimes Bulletin feat. Rev Yearwood and Ralph NaderJim 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
Yes, We can Bust the Ballot BurglaryKeiser Report: How to protect your mail-in ballot and un-steal the election
22% of all mail-in ballots don’t get counted — that’s according to an MIT study conducted before Trump took office. And the Post Office has always been a problem, even before a Forever Trumper was appointed as Postmaster General. Safest way to vote… READ MORE
With the Forever Trumper as Postmaster General, mailing your ballot in 2020 is playing Russian Roulette with your vote.
It’s very uncomfortable to talk about the deficit of American democracy, that what we have is a mockery, it’s not exactly a democracy when you don’t… READ MORE
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 tricksterHe'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