Last year, Brian Kemp, Georgia’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
I’m writing minutes after the victory of the Bernie Sanders of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López ...more
Greg Palast reporting for the Thom Hartmann Show and Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! Watch the 8-minute broadcast-and get a full blast of weird. ...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! ...more
Thursday, June 15, 8am ET - Greg Palast will be reporting on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman from the hot Georgia 6th Congressional District race.
And on Friday 7pm ET an in-depth report with Thom Hartmann on RTTV ...more
Estoy escribiendo minutos después de la victoria del Bernie Sanders de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Todos lo llaman, "AMLO". Esta es en realidad la reelección de AMLO: Él ganó la presidencia por primera vez en el 2006. Pero en aquel tiempo la ladróna, intrigante, manchada con sangre pandilla criminal que gobierna México ...more
I am asking those of you who can, to make a tax-deductible donation and download my New York Times bestselling book Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal and Election in 9 Easy Steps. My staff is currently operating on our dangerously exploding credit card balance. I’m not making this up, my friends. Please donate $200, $20, $2000, $5. Whatever you can ...more
Democracy Now: OhioWrong Ballots for Black Voters Investigation Uncovers Thousands at Risk of Ballot Loss
Several thousand African-American voters in Dayton, Ohio, may find their ballots left uncounted, and they, and America, won’t know it--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 ...more
Watch Greg Palast talk about his new Nation magazine article Romney’s Bailout Bonanza.
Elements of this story appear in Palast’s brand new New York Times Bestseller:
Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps.
How Mitt and Ann made millions and Mitt’s hedge fund donors made billions from the auto-industry rescue that he condemned.
By Greg Palast for The Nation Magazine
Mitt Romney’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 Romney’s November 2008 New York Times op-ed,“Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.”
Elements of this article appear in Palast’s brand new NYT bestseller:
Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps
Watch Palast talk about this expose 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 bailout – and a few of Romney’s most important Wall Street donors made more than $4 billion. Their gains, and the Romneys’, were astronomical – more than 3,000 percent on their investment. …more
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 – and the oil that BP says is gone. Miles of it. 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 – 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 had 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 vulture’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