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How an axis of awful is blocking the oil we need from Venezuela to replace Russian oil and stop Putin

Venezuela has the largest reserves of oil on the planet. If you look at OPEC, they put Saudi Arabia as number two. Venezuela’s producing very little oil, not even enough for its own needs at this moment, when it was producing 3.2 million barrels of oil a day. If we unleash oil from Venezuela, then Putin’s profit … READ MORE

7 Facts about Ukraine
Deadly Men in Funny Hats

  • by Greg Palast
  • with update contributed by Yuriy Kushnir in Lviv, Ukraine. Photos by Zach D. Roberts in Kyiv

Like most conflicts over the past 2000 years, this is, at heart, a religious war.

Most of the people who live in the tiny eastern province of Donbas and surrounds, including the Crimea, are followers of… READ MORE

My own Forever War: Afghanistan and 9-11

Last week, Fawad Andarabi, a well-known folk singer in Afghanistan, invited the new Taliban leaders to his home to show his compliance and respect. 
Taliban don’t approve of folk singing. But they enjoyed his luncheon, then took him out and shot him in the head. The same day I heard of Fawad’s execution, I got an email from… READ MORE

Thousands Rally in D.C. for Voting Rights

  • by Zach D. Roberts
  • — an exclusive photo essay for GregPalast.com

[Aug 28, 2021: Washington, D.C.] On Saturday, thousands marched and rallied in Washington, D.C. in support of voting rights. The day also marked the 58th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s seminal March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, during which he gave his iconic “I Have A Dream” speech. On one side of the National Mall, Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III… READ MORE

Why were Capitol Rioters Allowed to Leave a Murder Crime Scene?

On January 6, during the riots and the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. a police officer was murdered when he had his head crushed by a fire extinguisher. In the aftermath, it was astonishing that the police did not seal and secure the Capitol and identify, if not arrest, everyone leaving. Why were criminals allowed to simply … READ MORE