voting rights act
The strangling of the John Lewis Act by filibuster, unlike the overhyped For the People Act, could be the death blow to a democratically elected Congress. Even with its limitations, the John Lewis Act would’ve been a very powerful weapon. For example, the act would absolutely have prevented … READ MORE
Palast joins the By Any Means Necessary crew to discuss the blocking of the John Lewis Voting Rights Act by Senate Republicans, the history of the filibuster as a tool of racist disenfranchisement, Biden’s refusal to use political capital to bust it, and how Democrats’ inaction on issues such as voting rights contributed to their recent electoral defeats. … READ MORE
When the only way you can win is by depriving people of their vote, long lines are a feature, not a bug of GOP election strategy. It’s no coincidence that the worst lines tend to be in young, poor and minority neighborhoods — in others words places where people tend to… READ MORE
How do you defeat voter suppression tactics when it’s fueled by billionaires’ cash and partisan power? The same way the Voting Rights Act was first won 50 years ago
Listen to The Best Democracy Money Can Buy podcast with Greg Palast and Flashpoints’ Dennis Bernstein. This week they expose
They might as well have burned a cross on Dr. King’s grave. The Jim Crow majority on the Supreme Court just took away the vote of millions of Hispanic and African-American voters
If I could read every email I receive from activist organizations, I would feel more qualified to write what I write. When I read Greg Palast, it is clear to me that he has done his homework””granted, that’s how he makes his living; to revive my tired metaphor, he turns over rocks and shows us the slimy
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
Behind the “Delay” in Renewing Law is Scheme for Theft of ’08
White Sheets Changed for Spreadsheets
The Guardian (Guardian Title of Article: Democracy in Chains)
[New York] Don’t kid yourself. The Republican Party’s decision yesterday to “delay” the renewal of the Voting Rights Act has not a darn thing to do with objections of the Republican’s White Sheets Caucus.
Complaints by a couple of Good Ol’ Boys to legislation has never stopped the GOP leadership from rolling over dissenters.