Greg Palast is an investigative reporter, whose news-breaking stories appear on BBC Television, The Guardian, Al Jazeera and Rolling Stone Magazine.
You can read and watch his reports at GregPalast.com.
Palast is the author of the New York Times bestsellers "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy," "Billionaires & Ballot Bandits," "Armed Madhouse," and the highly acclaimed "Vultures' Picnic."
He is best known in the US for uncovering Katherine Harris' purge of black voters from Florida's voter rolls in 2000.
Greg Palast is currently finishing the final frames of his new film on the upcoming theft of the 2016 election: "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits."
Haiti: The Trail of Blood That Leads Back to The U.S.
In this edition of The Critical Hour, hosts Garland Nixon and Wilmer Leon talk to Greg Palast about the recent assassination of Haiti’s president, Jovenel Moïse, and the trail of blood that leads back to the United States. The trio also discuss the socio-economic background against which this murder happened, and how the economy of this mineral and agriculturally rich Caribbean nation has been systematically stripped — and, to this end, its stability and security systematically undermined — by multinational corporations backed by the IMF, World Bank and the US government.
Learn more: https://www.gregpalast.com/mercenary-op-behind-haiti-assassination-tried-this-before/
The Devastating SCOTUS Ruling Against Voting Rights
On Thursday, July 1, the Supreme Court gave states new latitude to impose restrictions on voting, using a ruling in a case from Arizona to signal that challenges to laws being passed by the Republican legislatures that make it harder for minority groups to vote would face a hostile reception from a majority of the justices. This was a six to three vote, with the court’s three liberal members in dissent. The decision was among the most consequential in decades on voting rights. And it was the first time the court had considered how a crucial part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 applies to restrictions that have a particular impact on people of color.
Uncovered: Illegal Attack on 364,000 Georgia Voters
A little-noticed provision in Georgia’s new voting restriction law, SB202, threatens the rights of 364,000 voters. The new provision signed into law in March allows private citizens to challenge an “unlimited” number of other voters’ ballots. The result is that hundreds of thousands of voters individually targeted by a conservative group from Texas may not have their ballots counted in next year’s crucial US Senate race and the expected re-match for the Governorship between Stacey Abrams and incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp.
Learn more: https://www.gregpalast.com/uncovered-illegal-attack-on-364000-georgia-voters/
Election Crimes Bulletin: Is it time we made Manchin a verb?
Who would have ever thought that it would be one lone Democratic Senator that would finally put an end our democratic voting system? The one person, one vote ideal we've been trying to achieve in this country. Maybe it's time now to make Joe Manchin’s name into a verb, as in “Manchining” — as in crippling a structural system of voting. As in, he “Manchined” the voting system, and can you believe it, he's a Democrat?
In this week's edition of the Election Crimes Bulletin, Greg Palast and Dennis Bernstein talk about this and other insanities happening in the world of elections.
Learn more: https://www.gregpalast.com/is-it-time-we-made-manchin-a-verb/
Texas: Are the Republicans going to sweep back in next year?
If you let Texans vote, and you stop gerrymandering them, it's not even a purple state, it's a deep blue state, but...
Deepwater Horizon: The Lies & Bribes That Keep Big Oil Flowing
The poisoning of the environment can only happen because of the poisoning of politics.
Learn more: https://www.gregpalast.com/deepwater-horizon-corporate-homicide/
An American treasure
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.