Stories by Greg Palast

Greg Palast is the author of the new book, Millionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps, including a comic book by Ted Rall and an introduction by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (7 Stories Press, 2012). View Palast's reports for BBC TV and Democracy Now! at  subscribe to Greg Palast's feed

Posted on: Aug 23, 2013, Source: Vice Magazine

If the confidential memo is authentic, then Summers shouldn't be serving on the Fed, he should be serving hard time. Hint: It's authentic.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2013, Source:

The Venezuelan president won't hand over the crude. So the Koch's are pushing for Keystone.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2012, Source: Democracy Now

And helped send the jobs he destroyed to China.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2012, Source: Seven Stories Press

This excerpt from Greg Palast's new book 'Billionaires & Ballot Bandits' reveals the depths that vote suppressors are willing to go.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2012, Source: Seven Stories Press

An excerpt from Greg Palast's new book runs through the electoral dirty tricks we've endured at Rove's hands since the Bush years.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2011, Source: Penguin Books

In this excerpt of investigative journalist Greg Palast's new book "Vulture's Picnic," Palast tracks the mess wrought by the oil industry in Alaska.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2011, Source: Penguin Books

In his new book, journalist Greg Palast talks about his encounter with Etok, an Inupiat Alaskan fighting oil companies and their government backers.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2011, Source:

Stealing oil from Indian reservations, cheating dying workers out of compensation for asbestos-exposure claims, voter-roll purging -- just some of the work of these kingmakers.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2011, Source:

Obama recently asked Congress for a $4 billion loan guarantee for two new nuclear reactors on the Gulf Coast of Texas -- involving Tokyo Electric Power.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2011, Source:

Mr. President, will you stand by your words and tell this renegade, deadly US corporation to pay for the damage they have done?

Posted on: May 6, 2010, Source:

As a fraud investigator hired to dig into Exxon Valdez, I can see that BP's role in the devastation in Alaska is exactly the way BP is now sliming the entire Gulf Coast.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2010, Source:

Arizona Republicans know their party will soon be electoral toast without preventing the exploding number of legal Hispanics from voting.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The Court's decision is far, far more dangerous to U.S. democracy. Think: Manchurian candidates.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet

I'm biting my nails waiting for the Supreme Court's ruling in 'Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission' -- here's why you should be too.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2009, Source:

It's the latest hit from the same crew that brought you Saddam = 9/11 and its twin chant, Saddam = WMD.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2009, Source:

Stevie the Rat has a sinister plan for GM: grab its worker pension funds to pay off $6 billion in loans to the likes of JP Morgan and Citibank.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2009, Source: Suicide Girls

Maybe John Thain, the guy who demanded $30 million after screwing up Merrill Lynch, should be our Secretary of Treasury.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Joel Klein is being considered for secretary of education, which would make as much sense for our schools as Michael Brown did for disaster relief.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2007, Source:

In its notorious US Attorney purge, the White House fired an honest prosectuor in Arkansas to be replaced with Timothy Griffin, a former assistant to Karl Rove -- but will allegations of election theft catch up with him?

Posted on: Jul 25, 2006, Source: The Progressive

The Venezuelan president predicts that US world influence will wane: before the end of this century, 'We will see the burial of the empire of the eagle.'

Posted on: Jul 21, 2006, Source:

The NAACP never expected much from George Bush, and his speech at its convention did nothing to change that.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2006, Source: AlterNet

CBS canned Rather for his reporting on Bush's questionable military service -- but the BBC had already told that story to millions.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Did the U.S. invade Iraq to tap its oil reserves or to make sure they stayed under the sand?

Posted on: Jul 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

As Karl Rove chuckles and Judy does time, what are Miller and The New York Times doing: protecting a source or covering up their conduit to the Bush gang's machinery of deception?

Posted on: Mar 17, 2005, Source:

A BBC investigation reveals a major policy battle between the neoconservatives and Big Oil over the future of Iraqi oil – long before the 9/11 attacks.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2005, Source:

Lost in the folly of the 'CBS Report' – and the subsequent purges – is the fact that the story behind it is the truth.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

If you look at presidential debates the way the media plays it, as something akin to Olympic figure skating, where you score for the competitor's style, you could say Kerry won. But did <i>we</i> win anything?

Posted on: Sep 20, 2004, Source:

The CBS news anchor's experience is likely to reaffirm the fear that stops other reporters in the U.S. press from taking on the Bush administration lest it harm their careers.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

It starts with an invasion of our Social Security trust fund.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Will the gang that fixed Florida fix the vote in Venezuela where Hugo Chavez is expected to win this Sunday?

Posted on: Jun 20, 2004, Source: AlterNet

One million black votes didn't count in the 2000 presidential election; this year it could be worse.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2004, Source: The Nation

On October 29, 2002, George W. Bush signed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Hidden behind its apple-pie-and-motherhood name lies a nasty civil rights time bomb.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Why does former Secretary of State James Baker, now a lobbyist for the oil industry, have an office in the White House? The answer is in the State Department's secret 'Iraq Strategy' paper.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2004, Source:

The Hutton Inquiry let the Blair government off the hook and trained its guns on the real enemy: independent journalism.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2003, Source: AlterNet

To get around the wee issue that Bush has no legal authority to mess with Iraq's debt, the White House has crafted a neat little subterfuge.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2003, Source: AlterNet

If Arnold wins, it's hasta la vista baby, to the $9 billion owed to the state of California by Enron and the other electricity barons.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2003, Source:

The suggestion by French diplomats that, if the US invaded Iraq to bring democracy, then why not allow Iraqis to vote, has got Thomas Friedman's brain a-boilin'.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The tale of the Brits who swiped 800 jobs from New York, carted off $90 million and turned off our lights.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2003, Source:

This excerpt from Palast's bestselling book explains why the media did not expose Jeb Bush's manipulation of the Florida voter rolls.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Well, actually, he's not. How the American media distorted events in Venezuela beyond all recognition is clear to one who reported from there.