Last year, Brian Kemp, Georgiaâ€™s secretary of state canceled the registrations of over half a million Georgians because they left the state or moved to another county. How did Kemp get away with this? Watch my Purge by Postcard Video ...more
Our investigation has found Georgia secretary of state and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp has overseen the removal of more than 340,000 current Georgia residents from ...more
Iâ€™m writing minutes after the victory of the Bernie Sanders of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez ...more
I was in Georgiaâ€™s 6th Congressional District to investigate strange doings in the race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel (who received an endorsementâ€”and kiss on the lipsâ€”from President Trump).
Handel was happy as a Smurf doll when I asked her …more
The most expensive Congressional race in history will be decided June 20. While most polls show Democrat Jon Ossoff ahead of Republican Karen Handel, civil rights leaders fear that racial vote suppression tactics could steal this special election. Here’s my report, broadcast today on Democracy Now!, from Georgiaâ€™s 6th Congressional District.
And on Friday 7pm ET an in-depth report with Thom Hartmann on RTTV.
When Palast confronts GOP candidate Karen Handel with evidence that her party is using Jim Crow vote-suppression tactics, her thugs …more
Estoy escribiendo minutos despuÃ©s de la victoria del Bernie Sanders de MÃ©xico, AndrÃ©s Manuel LÃ³pez Obrador. Todos lo llaman, "AMLO". Esta es en realidad la reelecciÃ³n de AMLO: Ã‰l ganÃ³ la presidencia por primera vez en el 2006. Pero en aquel tiempo la ladrÃ³na, intrigante, manchada con sangre pandilla criminal que gobierna MÃ©xico ( y estoy siendo cortÃ©s) declarÃ³ al oponente disoluto de AMLO como el ganador. Esta es la pesadilla de Trump. ...more
Greg Palast on with Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now!
[Greg Palast has investigated Paul “The Vulture” Singer for BBC TV and The Guardian for the last 9 years.]
Paul Singer, known as The Vulture, won a $4.65 billion payment from Argentina â€” nearly ONE HUNDRED TIMES his “investment” of $50 million in old Argentina bonds. It was, in finance speak, the most successful “vulture attack” ever.
Read more about the vultures here:
Rubio’s Billionaire wins ransom from Argentina
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A personal note from Greg Palast
Damn that Sandy! She flooded our New York office.
I am asking those of you who can, to make a tax-deductibleÂ donation and downloadÂ my New York TimesÂ bestselling book Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal and Election in 9 Easy Steps.
Ohio â€“ Wrong Ballots for Black Voters Investigation Uncovers Thousands at Risk
of Ballot Loss
A special report by Greg Palast for Democracy Now!
[Dayton, Ohio. Tuesday November 6, 2012]
Several thousand African-American voters in Dayton, Ohio, may find their ballots left uncounted, and they, and America, wonâ€™t know itâ€“â€“even if the lost votes change the presidency.
First, you need to know, there are two elections for President in Ohio held on two days and in two colors.
Today, White Ohio will vote: Evangelicals, rurals, small businessmen, big and bigger businessmen, the whole Rotary Club.
Black Ohio already voted. More African-Americans vote early than on the official Election Day.
The big day for African-Americansâ€“â€“and for Barack Obamaâ€™s hopes for reelectionâ€“â€“was on Sunday, â€œSouls to the Pollsâ€ day, when church buses filled with the ladies of the choir and their men vote as a group. …more
Watch Greg Palast talk about his new Nation magazine article Romney’s Bailout Bonanza.
Elements of this story appear in Palastâ€™s brand new New York Times Bestseller:
Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps.
How Mitt and Ann made millionsâ€“and Mitt’s hedge fund donors made billionsâ€“from the auto-industry rescue that he condemned.
By Greg Palast for The Nation Magazine
Mitt Romneyâ€™s opposition to the auto bailout has haunted him on the campaign trail, especially in Rust Belt states like Ohio. There, in September, the Obama campaign launched television ads blasting Romneyâ€™s November 2008 New York Times op-ed,â€œLet Detroit Go Bankrupt.â€
Elements of this article appear in Palastâ€™s brand new NYT bestseller:
Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps
Watch Palast talk about this exposÃ© on Democracy Now!
But Romney has done a good job of concealing, until now, the fact that he and his wife, Ann, personally gained at least $15.3 million from the bailoutâ€”and a few of Romneyâ€™s most important Wall Street donors made more than $4 billion. Their gains, and the Romneysâ€™, were astronomicalâ€”more than 3,000 percent on their investment. …more
by Greg Palast
See Greg Palast on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman on the BP Settlement.
Following the Deepwater Horizon explosion, Greg Palast led a four-continent investigation of BP PLC for Britain’s television series Dispatches. From 1989-91, Palast directed the investigation of fraud charges in the Exxon Valdez grounding for Alaska Native villages.
Some deal. BP gets the gold mine and the public gets the shaft.
On Friday night, the lawyers for 120,000 victims of the Deepwater Horizon blow-out cut a deal with oil company BP PLC which will save the oil giant billions of dollars. It will also save the company the threat of a trial that could expose the true and very ugly story of the Gulf of Mexico oil platform blow-out.
I have been to the Gulf and seen the damage â€” and the oil that BP says is gone. Â Miles of it. Â As an economist …more
Rick Perry’s right when he says, “Something’s wrong when gays can serve openly in the military but kids can’t pray openly in school.”
What’s wrong is that they’re missing their copies of Vultures’ Picnic. In fact, once my twins took a copy of Vultures’ Picnic to school, all the kids began praying openly â€” for an end to cuts in the school budget!
Want to roast Rick Perry’s chestnuts on an open fire?
Last Monday, a call came in to BBC Television Centre, London, from the office of Mitt Romney’s billionaire backer and “advisor” Paul Singer.
Singer, top donor to the Republican Senate Campaign Committee hadÂ a message for the news chiefs at the prestigious broadcaster:
“We have a file on Greg Palast.”
I bet they do. …more
Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!…
“Top funders of the Republican Party have demanded that two African nations pay them over half a billion dollars…. Is one of these vultureâ€™s claims based on a stolen security, criminally transferred to an American financier called ‘Goldfinger’? Greg Palast, author of the new book, Vultures’ Picnic, investigates for BBC Television and The Guardian.”
Greg Palast reporting from Kinshasa, Congo; Sarajevo, Bosnia; and Brooklyn, New York
If God doesn’t give a rat’s ass about The Vulture, and what he does for a living, and what he’s done for Africa, why should I?
The thought struck me while sitting here, coffee getting cold, in my old Toyota, trying to look invisible, staked out in front of 300 Dekalb Avenue. It’s just after dawn here in Brooklyn, New York, and I’m hoping that Peter Grossman, a Wall Street star, will pop out of his posh brownstone for a jog or a cup of joe. Then I can jump him. He’s on the look-out for me because I’d already jumped his crony, Goldfinger, the man who’s making Grossman stunningly rich.
Grossman’s riches, nearly $100 million for his firm, FG Management, come from the Congo. I was just there in Congo, two days before this stake-out, at a cholera quarantine center in the capital, Kinshasa.
Besides lots of cholera, Congo has lots of cobalt. Grossman has, through a crazy legal loophole in British law, waylaid a payment of $80 million to the African government for a shipment of cobalt from a government-owned mine.
Grossman is a “vulture,” the name Wall Street gives, …more