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Bush's New US Attorney a Criminal?

Palast exposed 2004 voter attack scheme by appointee Griffin, a Rove aide on BBC Newsnight in 2004. Black soldiers and the homeless targeted.
There’s only one thing worse than sacking an honest prosecutor. That’s replacing an honest prosecutor with

BBC Newsnight Report:'Vulture Fund' Threat to Zambia

Greg Palast reporting for BBC Newsnight First Broadcast 15 February 2007 WATCH THE REPORT (Democracy Now! Re-Broadcast) READ ABOUT IT Note: Due to the BBC player link being currently broken we are temporarily providing a link from Democracy Now! which re-aired the program

Vulture Fund Threat to Third World

Greg Palast reports on Vultures for BBC NewsnightWatch the Report
By Meirion Jones
BBC Newsnight
February 14, 2007On Thursday 15 February a high court judge in London will rule whether a vulture fund can extract more than $40m from Zambia for a debt which it bought for less than $4m.
There are concerns that such funds are wiping out the benefits which international debt relief was supposed to bring to poor countries.
Martin Kalunga-Banda, Zambian presidential adviser and a consultant to Oxfam told Newsnight, “That $40m is equal to the value of all the debt relief we received last year.”

“Vulture Fund” Company Seeks$40 Million Payment from Zambiaon $4 Million Debt

By Kavita Puri
Programme producer, BBC Newsnight
VULTURE FUNDS
Remember Make Poverty History that campaigned to cancel third world debt? And the lofty proclamations by politicians at the G8 in Gleneagles to reduce debt?
Tonight, we have a shocking investigation into vulture funds that make a mockery of these pledges.

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There are conspiracy nuts out there on the Internet who think that John Kerry defeated George Bush in Ohio and other states. I know, because I wrote “Kerry Won” for TomPaine.com two days after the election.
“Kerry Won” was the latest in a series coming out of a five-year investigation, begun in November 2000, for BBC Television Newsnight and Britain’s Guardian papers, dissecting that greasy sausage called American electoral democracy.

Harper's: Baghdad Coup D'état For Big Oil

Harper’s Magazine investigation reveals how Big Oil vanquished the neo-cons – and OPEC is the winner.
“For months, the State Department officially denied the existence of this 323-page plan for Iraq’s oil”
Some conspiracy nuts believe the Bush Administration had a secret plan to control Iraq’s oil. In fact, there were TWO plans. In a joint investigation with BBC Television Newsnight, Harper’s Magazine has uncovered a hidden battle over Iraq’s oil. It began right after Mr. Bush took office – with a previously unreported plot to invade Iraq.

Secret U.S. Plans For Iraq's OilSpark Political Fight Between Neocons and Big Oil

AMY GOODMAN: In an explosive new report for BBC Television Newsnight, investigative journalist Greg Palast charges that President Bush was planning to invade Iraq before the September 11th attacks and was considering two very different plans about what to do with Iraq’s oil. The plans reportedly sparked a political fight between neoconservatives and big oil companies.

Secret U.S. Plans For Iraq's Oil

By Greg Palast
Reporting for BBC Newsnight (London)
Why was Paul Wolfowitz pushed out of the Pentagon onto the World Bank — The answer lies in a 323-page document, secret until now, indicating that the allies of Big Oil in the Bush Administration have defeated neo-conservatives and their chief Wolfowitz. BBC Television Newsnight tells the true story of the fall of the neo-cons. An investigation conducted by BBC with Harper’s magazine will also reveal that the US State Department made detailed plans for war in Iraq — and for Iraq’s oil — within weeks of Bush’s first inauguration in 2001.

CBS Gets Standing Rove-ation at White House

Dan Rather Feared The Price of “Asking Questions” Before Network’s Purge of Investigative Reporters
In response to CBS’ craven, cowardly firing of ’60 Minutes’ producer Mary Mapes for her story of our President’s draft-dodging history, we are reproducing below the comment on one of the other journalists hung from the Bush Family tree. Watch this space for a new commentary to be posted on CBS’ dive to the mat.

BBC Report Sparks Florida Vote Storm

By Martin Sieff
UPI Senior News Analyst
Washington, DC, Oct. 27 (UPI) — A British Broadcasting Corporation report has unleashed a political storm over suggestions that the Bush campaign in Florida may be planning to disrupt voting in the state’s black neighborhoods.
Democrats have expressed outrage over the BBC report, while Republicans are heatedly challenging its accuracy.