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The Son My Father Sent To Birmingham

Greg Palast 

My dad called me over and said, “I want you to listen to this.” It was 1965 and Martin Luther King was speaking about the three kinds of love as defined by the Greek philosophers. King’s philosophy lesson was given in a church surrounded by angry white men who changed their white sheets for police uniforms and were prepared to burn down the church as they had done before.

King was on a march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery.

My father told me, “You’ll do that,” meaning I’d go down South, I’d join the Freedom Riders, become a lawyer for King, a knight for justice in an unjust world.

But why didn’t he go himself? Why didn’t he join the march, join the fight? I know: kids, responsibility, furniture. He was a furniture salesman. Furniture didn’t march. It sat there. It was sat upon. And the rich farted into the mattresses he sold them. The furniture store was locked from the inside by a poisonous fear of leaving life to chance.

So he put the burden of his quest on ...more

Trump’s Wall of Shame

Anna King 

Trump's strategy as a president is to fuel the fears of Americans. The whole country suffers from the aggression and division. People are in need of hearing that decency and courage make sense again. ...more

Look what Santa Brought from Georgia

Greg Palast 

Ho ho ho! Now that Brian Kemp is no longer Secretary of State of Georgia, his office has informed The Palast Investigative Fund attorneys that they are throwing in the towel in the Palast and Butler v. Kemp suit we filed in Atlanta Federal Court in October. This opens up ...more

Bush Sr. Made a Killing – 50 Miners Buried Alive

Greg Palast 

While pundits are falling all over themselves spewing about the "civility" of the patrician George H. W. Bush, l must honor the memory those 50 men who were buried alive in a gold field in Africa so Bush Sr. could cash in.
To me, this is the most important story of my career — and almost ended it when Bush’s gold mining company sued my ...more

The Truth Buried Alive

Greg Palast 

Of the thousands of bless you and f— you messages that arrived at The Guardian papers after we broke the Florida vote swindle story in November 2000, none ruffled my editors’ English reserve but one: a letter demanding we ...more

Mississippi: Ugly Old Trick Targets Espy Voters

Greg Palast 

[Jackson, Mississippi] In the vote-stealing biz it’s called "push polling" in which a fake pollster cons a voter out of their vote. Mike Espy, US Senate candidate, reveals the return of an outlawed vote suppression tactic aimed at

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