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Greg Palast is an investigative reporter, whose stories appear on BBC Television, The Guardian, Al Jazeera and Rolling Stone. You can read/watch his reports at GregPalast.com. He is the author of the NY Times bestsellers The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, Armed Madhouse, and the highly acclaimed Vultures’ Picnic. His full-length feature, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, was released in 2016. You can stream his new film, Vigilante: Georgia’s Vote Suppression Hitman — introduced by Martin Sheen and narrated by Rosario Dawson — for a limited time at: VigilanteMovie.com

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Greg Palast is an investigative reporter, whose stories appear on BBC Television, The Guardian, Al Jazeera and Rolling Stone. You can read/watch his reports at GregPalast.com. He is the author of the NY Times bestsellers The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, Armed Madhouse, and the highly acclaimed Vultures’ Picnic. His full-length feature, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, was released in 2016. You can stream his new film, Vigilante: Georgia’s Vote Suppression Hitman — introduced by Martin Sheen and narrated by Rosario Dawson — for a limited time at: VigilanteMovie.com

    Surreal News: Don’t Buy Exxon’s Fable Of The Drunken Captain

    Surreal News: Don’t Buy Exxon’s Fable Of The Drunken Captain

    35 years after the Exxon Valdez ran aground, causing America’s greatest environmental disaster, investigative journalist Greg Palast explains why you shouldn't buy big oil's fable of the drunken captain. Get the full story at: https://www.gregpalast.com/dont-buy-exxons-fable-of-the-drunken-captain-2/

    • 19 min
    Elise Paschen reads Wi’-gi-e, the inspiration for Killers of the Flower Moon

    Elise Paschen reads Wi’-gi-e, the inspiration for Killers of the Flower Moon

    Before Scorsese’s film, before Grann’s book, there was a poem... Osage poet Elise Paschen reads “Wi’-gi-e”, the poem which inspired the title of the book and film, Killers of the Flower Moon.
    We filmed her special reading of the poem, which she dedicates to Lily Gladstone, who portrays Osage Native Mollie Burkhart in the film. If there is any justice in this world, Gladstone will win the Oscar for Best Actress.
    It was Elise, co-founder of Poetry in Motion, whose poem is spoken in the voice of Mollie Burkhart, who first brought Mollie’s story to wider attention. (In the film, Mollie’s husband, Ernest Burkhart, is portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio.) 
    After you hear Elise, make sure you catch the trailer for our documentary, Long Knife, produced by George DiCaprio and Greg Palast, which brings the story of the Osage up to date, focusing on the Osage Nation’s fight against the thievery of the Brothers Koch.This video was filmed by Battiste Fenwick on the Osage Reservation and edited by Esther Shubinski | @manytrailsproduction.
    Elise Paschen 's poem “Wi’-gi-e” is published in Bestiary (Red Hen Press, 2009).
    #KillersOfTheFlowerMoon #ElisePaschen #LilyGladstone #MartinScorsese #LeonardoDiCaprio #AcademyAwards #AcademyAwards2024 #Oscars #Oscars2024

    • 2 min
    Court Approves Vigilante Mass Voter Challenges; Devastating Threat to 2024 Election

    Court Approves Vigilante Mass Voter Challenges; Devastating Threat to 2024 Election

    A federal court in Georgia has just ruled that a challenge to 360,000 Georgians’ right to vote—suspiciously targeting Black voters—does not violate the Voting Rights Act. This decision poses a devastating threat to the 2024 election.
    Judge Steve C. Jones slapped aside the suit brought by Stacy Abrams’ Fair Fight against Texas group True the Vote, which had created the hit list of voters. The judge cited “lack of evidentiary support”—but he refused to hear our evidence, which is featured in our film Vigilante.
    And because the ruling came down from a federal court, True the Vote has a green light to expand its mass challenge of voters to other states including, according to the triumphant group itself, Arizona, Texas and several other swing states.
    One disastrous decision by the court helped sink Fair Fight’s case. 
    Fair Fight needed to show that the 80 vigilante challengers relied on True the Votes’ target list. The incriminating evidence was caught on camera and included in our film Vigilante: Georgia’s Vote Suppression Hitman. 
    Republican Party official Pam Reardon personally challenged a breathtaking 32,379 voters. Reardon told me, cameras rolling, that she didn’t bother to check any of the info on these voters because she simply took the list from True the Vote. 
    GOP official Reardon said, “I can’t go through 32,000 people. I was handed the list by True the Vote.”
    Case closed…except the judge would not let Fair Fight put our film into evidence.
    To match the expansion of True the Votes’ vigilante  vote challenge tactics, we're expanding our exposé. 
    Support our new film, Vigilantes Inc. (out Fall 2024), and help us stop these mass voter challenges.➡️ Donate and get a screen credit: https://palastinvestigativefund.org/vigilantes-2024/

    • 20 min
    Court Rules only Voting Rights Criminals Can Sue Voting Rights Criminals—No Kidding!?!

    Court Rules only Voting Rights Criminals Can Sue Voting Rights Criminals—No Kidding!?!

    Set your hair on fire right now, because a recent ruling by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals virtually repeals the last living section of the Voting Rights Act. This ruling, at the moment, applies to Arkansas, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Missouri. But it's going to go to the US Supreme Court, then look out. Because if the SCOTUS judges go along with this ruling, the whole of the United States will be Jim Crow’d.
    ► For more on this go to: https://www.gregpalast.com/court-says-only-voting-rights-violators-may-sue/

    • 22 min
    Lawyers Guild Show: Palast Reports from the Frontlines of Democracy

    Lawyers Guild Show: Palast Reports from the Frontlines of Democracy

    If the new vote suppression tactics first used by Brian Kemp in Georgia — and exposed in investigative reporter Greg Palast’s new film Vigilante — are allowed to spread across the United States, then vote suppression, not the voters, will pick the next president. In this episode of the KPFK Lawyers Guild Show, hosts Jim Lafferty and Maria Hall talk to Palast about the new existential threats to our democracy.

    • 24 min
    Will Venue-Shopping Help Trump Evade Conviction in Georgia?

    Will Venue-Shopping Help Trump Evade Conviction in Georgia?

    Will Georgia DA Fani Willis secure a conviction in her case against Donald Trump? Or will venue-shopping help Trump secure a more amenable jury pool to help him evade conviction?

    • 29 min

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35 Ratings

35 Ratings

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My Hero

An American treasure

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Top notch investigative reporting

Greg Palast is peerless in his investigative reporting. I applaud his courage, brilliance, integrity, and enormous skill set.

The background music is distracting and annoying and makes it harder to hear, so I will be going over to read reports rather than listening, however.

Thanks for all you do.

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