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Kazakhstan Uprising against Rulers Bribed by Exxon, BP

In 2013, I was thrown out of Kazakhstan by its President, former KGB chief Nursultan Nazarbayev. Today, January 6, it was Nazarbayev who was tossed out of Kazakhstan — the result of an uprising by a public fed up with a kleptocratic murder-ocracy cosseted by the bribery of Western oil companies, the oil-philic Bush, Clinton and Obama State Departments and Putin’s … READ MORE

What Do You Call a Failed Insurrection? PRACTICE

Forget the whack-jobs who invaded the Capitol one year ago today. These “insurrectionists” were schmucks with no chance of overturning the election. (I don’t dismiss the gravity of their actions–they crushed the skull of a policeman and threatened other murders in the hall of the people.) But truly, the real danger was in the Oval Office when, two days earlier, Trump peddled a… READ MORE

Oath Keepers, Proud Boys sued by D.C. Attorney General

After the success of the Integrity First for America-led civil suit, brought against the organizers of the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, the Attorney General of the District of Columbia has filed a similar case. D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine’s complaint brings action against the Oath Keepers, the Proud Boys, and dozens of individuals for “conspiring to terrorize the District by planning, promoting, and participating in the violent January 6… READ MORE

Ali Alexander to be deposed (but not “disposed”)

Ali Alexander, the founder of the far-right Stop the Steal organization, has announced that he will submit to a deposition by the January 6th Commission.

Alexander and his Stop the Steal group spent months spreading ‘The Big Lie’ that Trump won the election and organized the march on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, with the intention of disrupting the… READ MORE

Biden refuses to use political capital to bust the filibuster and save voting rights

Palast joins the By Any Means Necessary crew to discuss the blocking of the John Lewis Voting Rights Act by Senate Republicans, the history of the filibuster as a tool of racist disenfranchisement, Biden’s refusal to use political capital to bust it, and how Democrats’ inaction on issues such as voting rights contributed to their recent electoral defeats. … READ MORE

They can imprison Steven Donziger, but they cannot silence him

On the morning of Steven Donziger’s sentencing hearing, I spoke extensively with the human rights attorney about his extraordinary case. Donziger was sentenced to prison for 6 months — punishment for winning a $9 billion judgment against Chevron for destroying the Amazon with oil sludge. Denied bail, while awaiting his appeal, Donziger began his sentence on October 27th, 2021 at the federal prison in Danbury, CT. While he’s incarcerated… READ MORE

Roger Waters: Hey, Judge, Leave Donziger Alone

Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame attended the trial and persecution of Steven Donziger, the human rights lawyer who defended the Cofan indigenous people of the Amazon against Chevron Oil. Waters actually sat through several days of the trials, horrified at the… READ MORE

Ali Alexander subpoenaed by Congress
Exposed as instigator behind illegal Jan 6 march on Capitol

Today, Congress finally subpoenaed Ali Alexander, whom our investigation exposed as the instigator of the illegal January 6 march on the capitol. We had, on January 8 also disclosed that the Georgia Republican Party had officially sponsored Alexander despite his threats of violence if Trump were not declared re-elected. The Select Committee to Investigative the January 6th Attack filed… READ MORE

Human rights lawyer sentenced to prison despite UN order to release him immediately

Human rights lawyer Steven Donziger has been sentenced to prison for 6 months, despite an order to release him by the United Nations Human Rights Commission judicial panel. The prosecution for Contempt of Court is Donziger’s punishment for winning a $9 billion judgment against Chevron for destroying the Amazon with oil sludge — and literally killing Cofan indigenous people, Donziger’s clients … READ MORE

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