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The REAL Immigration Fight

Greg Palast 

While the two parties are playing games with slats on the border, Trump has allowed the backlog of citizenship applications to nearly double to over 730,000. In other words, he's winning the real immigration battle. ...more

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 ...more

Happy New Year!

Greg Palast 

Happy New Year from Greg Palast and the investigations team.
It's still not too late to make an end of year ...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

Gladys Palast 1921 – 2018

Greg Palast 

My mom died Monday night. 96 years old. She lived a fierce and happy life in a horrible century. She said, "I married the man I love and had two wonderful children. I’m ready." May we all be so blessed.
Mom was the first woman to enlist in the Coast Guard in World War II. She was a union rights activist (SEIU) and a teacher until the age of ...more

Robert Parry RIP
A Reporter Outcast In His Own Land

Greg Palast 

Bob Parry has died. He was a giant. The reporter who uncovered the Iran-Contra scandal. Instead of a Pulitzer, he was fired by the AP.
Then fired by Bloomberg and Newsweek for more reports.
And, 30 years ago, he convinced me to take on ...more

Alev Ha-Shalom, Brother Greg

Greg Palast 

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
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I get the Blues too…

Greg Palast 

A note to all who’ve made a donation to our Investigative Fund. You are not only keeping us alive financially, but emotionally. Eventually, our stories make national news, but, in those months while the mainstream resists, your encouragement really means a lot ...more

Dad’s Last Erection

Greg Palast 

Just before his eighty-ninth birthday, my father was watching a Viagra commercial on TV. It ends with the warning ...more

My Father’s Victory in the Pacific

Greg Palast 

In 1995, in Chicago, veterans of Silver Post No. 282 celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their victory over Japan, marching around a catering hall wearing their old service caps, pins, ribbons and medals. My father sat at his table, silent. He did not wear his medals ...more

Selma, secretly

Greg Palast 

 In 1930, when my father was an eight-year-old kid in Chicago, he asked his older brother why people were outside in the cold snow waiting in a long line. His brother Harold said, “It’s a bread line. They don’t have anything to eat. They’re hoping for bread.. ...more