In 2004, a group of murderous gangsters who called themselves The Cannibals led an insurrection against Haiti’s first democratically elected President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. US President George W. Bush immediately, swiftly sided with… 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
Colombian Assassins Practiced Long Before Haiti HitMercenaries who killed Jovenel Moïse attempted to murder Hugo Chavez
The U.S. media is aghast that Colombian mercenaries were hired to assassinate Haiti’s president, but this is the same operation that was hired by a U.S. company to murder Hugo Chavez — a story which got … READ MORE
Here British investigator Leni Badpenny celebrates Britain’s independence from America. Despite two decades in the USA and recent marriage to an American (me), she refuses US citizenship, and therefore, like 9.3 million other green card holders, suppresses her own … READ MORE
DOJ suit misses Georgia’s worst new vote suppression tacticNew GOP tactic violates Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871
Georgia officials have quietly challenged 364,000 Georgia voters, a scheme newly empowered by SB202. And while the much-lauded lawsuit filed on Friday by the Department of Justice against the State of Georgia challenging the voting restriction law is certainly worthy, it won’t do a damn thing about these … READ MORE
Pamela Reardon wants to stop Tamara Horne from voting. Reardon of Marietta, Georgia who is running for Vice-Chair of the state Republican Party, has filed a legal challenge to Horne’s vote — one of 32,379 voters in Cobb County Reardon has challenged under a little-noticed provision of… 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
On April 20, 2010, eleven men on the Deepwater Horizon were incinerated when the BP/Transocean oil rig blew out and exploded.
Just 17 months before the Deepwater Horizon destroyed 600 miles of Gulf Coast, BP covered up a nearly identical blowout in… READ MORE
Wisconsin Court Win Stops Purge of 129,000 VotersBlack Voters Matter, Palast found list "wrong and racist"
On Friday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 5-2 to block the removal of 129,000 voters from the rolls. The Justices rejected a lawsuit brought by a right-wing group. On September 23, 2020, Black Voters Matter issued a report by… READ MORE
What we need are more Alcee Hastings. In 2016, Congressman Hastings called me. He’d given Attorney General Loretta Lynch a copy of my Rolling Stone exposé of the Jim Crow “Interstate Crosscheck” voter purge program. But he wasn’t fooling around: Despite pushing 80, he walked across the Potomac bridge to the Justice Department to put it directly into… READ MORE
When we first reported that handing a slice of pizza to a voter waiting three hours in a line is now a felony in Georgia, other media ate it up (forgive me my puns). But there are greater horrors than pizza prohibition hidden in the 95 pages of Georgia’s new… READ MORE
It wasn’t human error that caused America’s greatest environmental disaster, the Exxon Valdez catastrophe, it was inhuman corporate miserliness — the oil industry’s systemic fraud, corruption, and penny-pinching la-di-da view of safety. In this edition of… READ MORE
Days after the Exxon Valdez slimed 1,200 miles of Alaska’s coastline, I was in Prince William Sound, launching an investigation for the Chugach Natives. The true cause of the catastrophe? The breaking of promises made by the oil giant to the Natives and Congress, cynically and disastrously, in… READ MORE