Thursday, September 6, 2018




"Thom Hartmann and Greg Palast discuss the special election in Ohio’s 12th District between Democrat Danny O’Connor and Republican Troy Balderson, and the Kansas Republican gubernatorial primary between incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach — Trump's Vote-Thief-in-Chief and architect of Crosscheck, the GOP's weapon of mass vote destruction, which culled over a million voters from the rolls ahead of the 2016 election, and threatens to stop the so-called "blue wave" in its tracks in 2018 and 2020."

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"Among his front-page, top-of-the-news award winning stories:

● Uncovered the theft of the 2000 US presidential election in Florida (Guardian, BBC, The Nation, Harper’s)

● Exposure of financial vultures attacking Argentina, Congo and other nations resulting in changes of laws across the globe  (BBC, Guardian)

● The hidden story of BP’s Deepwater Horizon blow-out (ARTE, Channel 4 TV)

● The Bush Administration’s secret pre-invasion plans for the oil fields of Iraq (BBC, Harper’s)

● The US involvement in the attempted coup d’état against Hugo Chavez (BBC, Guardian, Telesur)

● Undercover exposé of Enron’s purchase of British government favors (UK Story of the Year – Guardian/Observer)

“Doggedly independent, undaunted by power. [Palast’s] stories bite, they’re so relevant they threaten to alter history” – Chicago Tribune

Palast, who has led investigations of multi-billion-dollar frauds in the oil, nuclear, power and finance industries for governments on three continents, has an academic side: he is the author of Democracy and Regulation, a seminal treatise on energy corporations and government control, commissioned by the United Nations and based on his lectures at Cambridge University and the University of São Paulo.

Beginning in the 1970s, having earned his degree in finance at the University of Chicago studying under Milton Friedman and free-trade luminaries, Palast went on to challenge their vision of a New Global Order, working for the United Steelworkers of America, the Enron workers’ coalition in Latin America and consumer and environmental groups worldwide.

Palast is Patron of the Trinity College Philosophical Society, an honor previously held by Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde. His writings have won him the Financial Times David Thomas Prize.

“An American hero,” said Martin Luther King III.

Greg Palast, says Noam Chomsky, “Upsets all the right people.”

Palast won the George Orwell Courage in Journalism Award for his BBC documentary, Bush Family Fortunes, where he exposed George W. Bush dodging the Vietnam War draft."

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