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Greg Palast gives the full Monty

Greg Palast 

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Palast tells tales of undercover investigations, poetry, honey traps and why you stay the hell out of journalism school to Danny Schechter, the News Dissector.

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Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and Armed Madhouse and the highly acclaimed Vultures’ Picnic.

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Why a–holes are always in charge
Tiny Tim Geithner is the Wrong Choice

Greg Palast 

by Greg Palast

John ThainJohn Thain is the guy that looks like a Clark Kent doll you saw grinning from page one of your paper Friday morning. Thain was just fired by Bank of America because the square-jawed executive demanded a $30 million bonus after losing $5 billion in just three months at the bank’s Merrill Lynch unit. In addition, Thain spent over a million dollars redecorating his office while, at the same time, the U.S. Treasury was bailing out his company with billions in aid. Thain’s office re-do included the installation of a $35,000 toilet bowl.

Thain was robbed. He shouldn’t have been fired; he should have gotten a $60 million bonus — and Obama should immediately hire him as Secretary of the Treasury in place of that tax-dodging lightweight that’s been nominated, Timothy Geithner.

Here’s the facts, ma’am. …

For the remainder of the story on Thain’s toilet and the economic crisis, go to www.SuicideGirls.com. Palast’s investigative reports for BBC TV, Rolling Stone and others can be seen at www.GregPalast.com …more

Autographed Palast Books, DVDs

Greg Palast 

On September 12, 2001, George Bush asked Americans to go shopping.Complete Palast Pack

I’ve got a better idea: Don’t buy – DONATE – and I’ll send out your gifts. Give a tax deductible donation to support my investigations crew. Donate to the not-for-profit Palast Investigative Fund and I will sign and send, in gratitude, a gift to you – or your friends or family. I’ll sign each item.

Make your tax-deductible donations at www.PalastInvestigativeFund.org and get the following:

“Armed Madhouse: From Baghdad to New Orleans – Sordid Secrets and Strange Tales of a White House Gone Wild.” The bestselling book, signed. “Great fun,” says the New Yorker. $75 min donation. $100 Hardbound. “Palast’s stories bite … they threaten to alter history.* – Chicago Tribune

Film on DVD: Big Easy to Big Empty: The Untold Story of the Drowning of New Orleans [“The most important documentary of the year” – Air America.] Signed. Min. donation $40 signed. Watch an excerpt here.

Film on DVD: “The Assassination of Hugo Chavez” – A new documentary based on the investigations for BBC and Democracy Now – from Mexico, from Ecuador and, from, Venezuela, Palast with Chavez. $50 min. donation. Signed. Watch the trailer.

Gift packs: For a $500 minimum donation, get a crate-load of info-loaded DVDs and books. Give me the names, I’ll sign them all to you and yours.

Special: Audio CD: “LIVE from the Armed Madhouse.” Palast takes you on a wild truth ride. My talk in Florida – plus Ed Asner reading from the Armed Madhouse to a hip-hop beat. Ho-ho-ho! $40 min. donation. Signed.

Besteseller: “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.” Signed. The book Howard Zinn calls, “one of the most important political tomes of our time.” Min. donation $75.

Film on DVD: “The Elections Files: The Theft of 2008.” The award-winning reports – seen on BBC Television – and reports not yet seen anywhere. $50 minimum donation. Watch the trailer. Signed.

And more: The Armed Madhouse audio book with Larry David, Jim Hightower, Amy Goodman, Randi Rhodes and many more reading on five disks. (min. $100 donation). Signed.

And less: Make a donation to the Palast Investigative Fund in someone’s name – and we’ll send them a thank you card. You get a tax donation – and ‘just the facts, ma’am.’]

DVD: “Bush Family Fortunes” – the in-your-face Palast report from BBC documentary min. donation $50, [“Courageous reporting” – Michael Moore].

100% of proceeds go to support the staff and expenses of the Palast investigative fund.

My best wishes to you and your family,

Greg Palast

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Slippery Backroom Deals of the Iraqi Oil Law

Greg Palast 

aw-radio-logo2.gifListen to Palast explain the oil game in Iraq, the deal behind the U.S. attorney scandal, Hillary Clinton’s shameful corruption and her husband’s pardon of arch-criminal Mark Rich, and the deal struck by Republicans to impeach Bill only for the silly sex scandal instead of his felonious relationship with the Indonesian Riady family billionaires as long as the Democrats promised not to expose the Republican’s felonious connections to the American Koch family billionaires.

Stayin’ Alive: Palast Madhouse Rave

Greg Palast 

Missed the Armed Madhouse tour?  Then catch it, the horrific and the humorous — one hour of pure Palast, laying it out live in Tampa, with stories from the New York Times bestseller and more.

Greg Palast Live from the Armed Madhouse.  Get it here and now.

Flip it into your Chevy’s CD player and turn your car pool into a cell of American truth insurgents.

The one-hour CD with the weirdest bonus track you’ve ever heard of:  Ed Asner reading from Palast’s bestseller … mixed to a hip-hop beat.

You’ll also hear:
– Ballots in Body-bags
-The Assassination of Hugo Chavez
– I Smell Grover Norquist
…and many more.

Donate $40 to our not-for-profit investigative foundation and get the CD signed.  Plus you’ll get a tax deduction for helping our crew dig the dirt US journalists are afraid to touch.

Better yet, donate $75 and get the Live CD and the book, Armed Madhouse – with “The Theft of 2008” and “Busted – The untold story of the drowning of New Orleans” — plus the email that cost Karl Rove’s brain his job.

Why in the world would our team, which reports for BBC, Harper’s, and Vanity Fair need your financial help?  Are you kidding?  Hot documents and inside info doesn’t fall out of the sky, it requires a team of investigators, researchers and brilliant workers who need to eat at least once a week.  Our terrific media outlets simply don’t have the dosh to pay for the whole crew.

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“Palast’s stories bite.  So relevant they threaten to alter history.”  Chicago Tribune

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Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Armed Madhouse:  From Baghdad to New Orleans — Sordid Secrets and Strange Tales of a White House Gone Wild.  www.GregPalast.com

Dancing in the Armed Madhouse

Greg Palast 

Now you can dance to Armed Madhouse: the soundtrack to the class war.Remix Turntable

You want to listen to this: the best of Armed Madhouse, the bestseller, turned into disturbingly hot dance tracks. Click here to Listen to Greg Palast, Amy Goodman, Larry David, Jello Biafra and other troublemakers reading Armed Madhouse and put to the beat. Here are some who already have. Then pass it on.

Then add your own: …more