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Reporter Palast Slips Clutches of Homeland Security

Greg Palast 

September 14th, 2006
Forget the orange suit. Exxon Mobil Corporation, which admits it was behind the criminal complaint brought by Homeland Security against me and television producer Matt Pascarella, has informed me that the oil company will no longer push charges that Pascarella and I threatened “critical infrastructure.”

The allegedly criminal act, which put us on the wrong side of post-9/11 anti-terror law, was our filming of Exxon’s Baton Rouge refinery where, nearby, 1,600 survivors of Hurricane Katrina remain interned behind barbed wire. …more

Palast Charged With Journalism in The First Degree

Greg Palast 

September 11, 2006Not Greg and Matt

It’s true. It’s weird. It’s nuts. The Department of Homeland Security, after a five-year hunt for Osama, has finally brought charges against… Greg Palast. I kid you not. Send your cakes with files to the Air America wing at Guantanamo.

Though not just yet. Fatherland Security has informed me that television producer Matt Pascarella and I have been charged with unauthorized filming of a “critical national security structure” in Louisiana. …more

Hurrincane Expert Threatened
For Pre-Katrina Warnings

Greg Palast 

special investigation for Democracy Now!
Monday, August 28. From New Orleans.

DON’T blame the Lady. Katrina killed no one in this town. In fact, Katrina missed the city completely, going wide to the east. It wasn’t the hurricane that drowned, suffocated, de-hydrated and starved 1,500 people that week. …more

The Year The Levees Broke

Greg Palast 

In New Orleans

What is the unreported cause of the majority of the 2,000 deaths that occurred after the levees broke last year on August 29? Catch Greg Palast’s investigative expose this Monday on Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! And on Tuesday, watch his one-hour Special on LinkTV. Listings at LinkTV.org. …more

Greg Palast 

BBC Reports:

BBC Newsnight: What really happened in Florida (2000)? – FIRST BROADCAST 16 FEBRUARY 2001 – Read

BBC Newsnight: World Bank ‘fails poor’ says Stiglitz – FIRST BROADCAST 27 APRIL 2001 – Read

BBC Newsnight: Bush Energy Plan – Policy or Payback? – FIRST BROADCAST 17 MAY 2001 – Read

BBC Newsnight: Has someone been sitting on the FBI? – FIRST BROADCAST 6 NOVEMBER 2001 – Read

BBC Newsnight: WTO deals ‘bypass democracy’ – FIRST BROADCAST 09 NOV 2001

BBC Newsnight: Chavez accuses US over coup plot – FIRST BROADCAST 13 MAY 2002 – Read

BBC Newsnight: General Jay Garner on Iraq – FIRST BROADCAST 19 MARCH 2004 – Read

BBC Newsnight: New Florida vote scandal feared – FIRST BROADCAST 26 OCTOBER 2004 – Read

BBC Newsnight: Bush ‘had plans for Iraq oil’ – FIRST BROADCAST 17 MARCH 2005 – Read

BBC Newsnight: Chavez rules out oil price cuts – FIRST BROADCAST 03 APRIL 2006 – Read

BBC Newsnight: ‘Vulture fund’ threat to Zambia – FIRST BROADCAST 15 Feb 2007 – Read Alternative DN Link

BBC Newsnight: Battle over ‘vulture funds’ – FIRST BROADCAST 5 Jun 2007 Alternative DN Link

Non-BBC Reports:

Democracy Now!: Is there another Hugo Chavez in Latin America? – FIRST BROADCAST May 17 2005
Democracy Now!: Florida Con Salsa – FIRST BROADCAST 12 July 2006
Democracy Now!: Top Hurricane Expert Says Officials Threatened His Job Over Pre-Katrina Warnings – FIRST BROADCAST 28 August 2006
Democracy Now!: The Firing of New Mexico Attorney David Iglesias – FIRST BROADCAST 14 May 2007
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Amy Goodman Interviews Palast on Mexico Vote
and Dan Rather

Greg Palast 

Lopez Obrador is calling today for ”“ beginning today for people to march from each of the 300 Mexican voting districts from around the country to the capital. There were a half-million people in the capital, as we showed in the film, on Saturday. So a couple million people are expected to arrive in the capital Saturday. This is going to continue on until at least the end of August, because they are demanding a recount of every single vote. Now, it's a simple paper ballot, which you can easily open up and look at. ...more

Greg Interviewed on Democracy Now! — About Armed Madhouse

Greg Palast 

Greg Palast on His New Book “Armed Madhouse : Who’s Afraid of Osama Wolf?, China Floats, Bush Sinks, The Scheme to Steal ’08”

Democracy Now! http://www.democracynow.orgMonday, May 15, 2006 — Investigative journalist Greg Palast joins us in the Firehouse Studio to discuss the follow-up to his best-selling book “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.” [includes rush transcript ]

Telecom giant Verizon has been sued for giving the National Security Agency the phone records of millions of Americans. …more

Ecuador Gets Chávez’d

Greg Palast 

Greg Palast meets with Washington's newest b?�te noire of Latin America, Ecuador's President Alfredo Palacio, and discusses the confidential World Bank agreements that shackle his nation. ...more