Charlottesville Nazi Attacker Dan Borden Arrested For Brutal Assault Of School Teacher De’Andre Harris

Greg Palast 

Above: Dan Borden attacking De’Andre Harris in a Charottesville parking garage.

Neo-Nazi Dan Borden, who nearly beat Black school teacher De’Andre Harris to death in Charlottesville on August 12, has been arrested after being identified via photos taken by courageous Palast Investigative Fund photographer Zach D. Roberts. Borden also assaulted Roberts, who kept taking photos of the skinhead attackers even after the attackers’ pal pulled a gun.

Journalism saves lives—when it doesn’t lie.

Borden, 18, a former Mason High School student from Ohio, was charged with malicious wounding by Charlottesville police on Thursday, August 24 for the brutal assault of Harris. He was arrested the following day and is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center in Cincinnati, OH awaiting extradition.

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José Crow: Arizona Fights Aliens
(aka Democrats)

Greg Palast 

On Friday, Aug 25 Donald Trump pardoned Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona

Here’s an excerpt from The Best Democracy Money Can Buy by Greg Palast about Sheriff Joe:

“There is a massive effort underway to register illegal aliens in this country!”

– Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce

Art by Ted Rall, from The Best Democracy Money Can Buy by Greg Palast

The Arizona Republican hunt for “aliens” from Uranus to the Rio Grande has led to the removal of over …more

Civil Rights Groups Challenge
Indiana’s Use of Crosscheck:
Lawsuit Cites Palast’s Work On Kobach’s
Racist Voter Purging Program

Greg Palast 

I am thrilled that the NAACP and the League of Women Voters are using our Crosscheck investigation evidence to stop Jim Crow in Indiana. Only 27 states left to go. Next target: Virginia, where a so-called Democrat, Terry McAuliffe needs to dump Trump’s Crosscheck purges.

The lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday, August 23, challenges Indiana Senate Bill 442 which changed the way the state implemented Crosscheck. Previously, when an Indiana voter was flagged by …more

Alev Ha-Shalom, Brother Greg

Greg Palast 

Photo of Dick Gregory by Zach D Roberts.

Dick Gregory was a HUGE influence on my work and writings — that ability to take the darkest side of America and destroy the killers and Klansman with the deadly bullet of humor. Even while wilting from hunger (he would eat no solid food until the US left Vietnam). I memorized his speeches. He asked MLK III to introduce us so he could help promote The Best Democracy Money Can Buy — and I asked him to forgive me for his material that I plagiarized in our common cause. Alev ha-shalom, Brother Greg.
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Palast Calls The FBI To Report
A Crime In Charlottesville

Greg Palast 

On August 12, 2017 a 20-year old school teacher named De’Andre Harris was brutally attacked with iron bars and pieces of wood by a group of neo-Nazis.

The attack took place in a parking garage on Market Street — right next to the Charlottesville Police Station. Our photographer Zach Roberts took photos of the attack, which have since gone viral and have been reprinted online and in newspapers around the world. However, neither Roberts, Harris, or myself have been contacted by police, the FBI or Department of Justice officials.

Since this is a federal crime, involving actors who conspired and crossed state lines, we decided to contact the FBI ourselves to seek justice for Harris. This video documents the seven calls we made on Friday, August 18 in a frustrating attempt to report the near-murder of Harris.

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Charlottesville: Our Photo Reveals The Lie Behind
Trump’s Claim That “Both Sides” Are To Blame

Greg Palast 

“I think there’s blame on both sides… you also had people that were very fine people on both sides.” — Donald Trump, speaking at a press conference at Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday, August 15.

The beating with iron bars and lumber of a black school teacher in Charlottesville reveals the lie behind Trump’s sickening claim that “both sides” are to blame. Our photographer’s camera shows that one side are the brutalizers, the other the brutalized.

You can see more of Zach D. Roberts’s images from Charlottesville — as featured on the cover of the New York Daily News above — here. Zach also got an exclusive interview with the teacher who was beaten, De’Andre Harris, which you can find here.

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Photographing A Neo-Nazi Attack
ABC7’s Elex Michaelson Interviews Zach Roberts

Greg Palast 

ABC7’s Elex Michaelson interviews our photographer Zach D Roberts about the image he took of four neo-Nazis attacking black school teacher De’Andre Harris with iron bars and lumber in a parking garage in Charlottesville on Saturday, Aug 12.

I don’t want no damn healing words from Donald Trump. I want the Justice Department to hunt down the white terrorists. Neither the FBI nor the Charlottesville police have asked for the hi-res photos of this attack taken by our photographer Zach D Roberts. And there’s been no contact at all with the victim, De’Andre Harris. Justice, not tears.

Get the full story behind this powerful image here.

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Charlottesville: A Gun In His Face,
But He Got The Photo

Greg Palast 

Previously unreleased photos of four neo-Nazis attacking black school teacher De’Andre Harris with iron bars and lumber in a parking garage in Charlottesville on Saturday, Aug 12. © Zach D Roberts, 2017.

Don’t look away. Four white neo-Nazis are beating a Black man, crawling on the ground, with their metal poles and a yellow hunk of lumber. The beating continues — there’s blood on the pavement.

Our photographer, Zach D. Roberts, continues to shoot — even as a white militant raises a 9mm pistol to his face.

Zach got a shot of the gun and gunman, too. Luckily, the gunman didn’t shoot back. …more

Palast Honored with
Eleanor Roosevelt Award

For Superlative Investigative Reporting

Greg Palast 

By Nicole Powers

On August 6, 2017, investigative journalist Greg Palast was presented with the Eleanor Roosevelt Award by the Southern California branch of Americans for Democratic Action, an organization which the former First Lady co-founded in 1947.

The award was given to Greg for his: “Superlative investigative reporting and media coverage in the areas of human and democratic rights.” …more

Como Andrés Manuel López Obrador,
el "Bernie de México" Ganó la Presidencia

Greg Palast | In English

Estoy escribiendo minutos después de la victoria del Bernie Sanders de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Todos lo llaman, "AMLO".  Esta es en realidad la reelección de AMLO: Él ganó la presidencia por primera vez en el 2006. Pero en aquel tiempo la ladróna, intrigante, manchada con sangre pandilla criminal que gobierna México ( y estoy siendo cortés) declaró al oponente disoluto de AMLO como el ganador. ...more