March 24 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez grounding and the smearing of 1,200 miles of Alaska’s coastline with its oil. It also marks the 30th Anniversary of a lie. Lots of lies... ...more
Palast explains the situation in Venezuela, where the Trump administration has recently been signaling for U.S.-backed regime change. Although the claim is that ...more
On an 8-0 vote, the Illinois Board of Elections on Tuesday, January 22 dropped the Interstate Crosscheck voter purge program. Greg Palast and the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. are co-plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Illinois over the use of Crosscheck, a racially biased and ...more
My dad called me over and said, "I want you to listen to this." It was 1965 and Martin Luther King was speaking about the three kinds of love as defined by the Greek philosophers. King's philosophy lesson was given in a church surrounded by angry white men who changed their white sheets for police uniforms and were prepared to burn down the church as they had done before.
King was on a march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery.
My father told me, "You'll do that," meaning I'd go down South, I'd join the Freedom Riders, become a lawyer for King, a knight for justice in an unjust world.
But why didn't he go himself? Why didn't he join the march, join the fight? I know: kids, responsibility, furniture. He was a furniture salesman. Furniture didn't march. It sat there. It was sat upon. And the rich farted into the mattresses he sold them. The furniture store was locked from the inside by a poisonous fear of leaving life to chance.
So he put the burden of his quest on ...more
Trump is Illegitimate. He was selected, not elected. Because hundreds of thousands of voters in key states – like Ohio and Michigan – were blocked from voting. ...more
Ho ho ho! Now that Brian Kemp is no longer Secretary of State of Georgia, his office has informed The Palast Investigative Fund attorneys that they are throwing in the towel in the Palast and Butler v. Kemp suit we filed in Atlanta Federal Court in October. This opens up ...more
The Guardian: GOP candidate improperly purged 340,000 from Georgia voter rolls, investigation claims
Georgia secretary of state and gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp improperly purged more than 340,000 voters from the state’s registration rolls ...more
This morning we filed a lawsuit against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp for violation of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. Our experts found Georgia wrongly purged 340,134 voters. Palast and rights groups filed ...more
Get the brand-new one-hour edition of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Case of the Stolen Election, especially created for university, school and church screenings. We offer the film to schools and churches without charge ...more
Anyone following my and Greg Palast’s work will likely already know the answer. For the last four years we’ve been on the trail of Kobach and his voter purge lists ”“ so after dozens of FOIA’s, thousands of miles of on the road and more airline miles than Trump has racked up going to ...more
Don’t assume you’re registered. I looked up my own registration ”” just to show people how you do it ”” and I wasn’t on the rolls. ...more
Los ciudadanos de EUA en todo el paÃs pronto votarÃ¡n a los 435 puestos de la CÃ¡mara de representantes, a 35 senadores y a tres docenas de gobernadores. La CÃ¡mara de representantes y posiblemente el Senado estÃ¡n ...more
I’m writing minutes after the victory of the Bernie Sanders of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López ...more
50 years ago today, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. This is the story of RFK’s profile in political courage, gambling his brother’s election to the Presidency in order to save Martin Luther King Jr. from lynching. It was a Republican, King Sr., who made JFK president ”” saving Martin Jr., from lynching. This harrowing and little known drama ...more