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23 января, 14:32

Illinois Drops Interstate Crosscheck Purge Program — but our Suit Continues

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On an 8-0 vote, the Illinois Board of Elections on Tuesday, January 22 dropped the Interstate Crosscheck voter purge program. Greg Palast and the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. are co-plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Illinois over the use of Crosscheck, a racially biased and The post Illinois Drops Interstate Crosscheck Purge Program — but our Suit Continues appeared first on Greg Palast.

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21 января, 01:42

The Son My Father Sent To Birmingham

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My dad called me over and said, “I want you to listen to this.” It was 1965 and Martin Luther King was speaking about the three kinds of love as defined by the Greek philosophers. King’s philosophy lesson was given in a church surrounded by angry white men who changed their white sheets for police uniforms and were prepared to burn down the church as they had done before. King was on a march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery. My father told me, “You’ll do that,” meaning I’d go down South, I’d join the Freedom Riders, become a lawyer for King, a knight for justice in an unjust world. But why didn’t he go himself? Why didn’t he join the march, join the fight? I know: kids, responsibility, furniture. He was a furniture salesman. Furniture didn’t march. It sat there. It was sat upon. And the rich farted into the mattresses he sold them. The furniture store was locked from the inside by a poisonous fear of leaving life to chance. So he put the burden of his quest on The post The Son My Father Sent To Birmingham appeared first on Greg Palast.

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20 января, 23:04

MLK Senior Center voters: “Not the Republicans!”from The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

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The post MLK Senior Center voters: “Not the Republicans!”from The Best Democracy Money Can Buy appeared first on Greg Palast.

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16 января, 20:29

Palast on Bold TV: Trump is IllegitimateHe was selected, not elected.

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Trump is Illegitimate. He was selected, not elected. Because hundreds of thousands of voters in key states — like Ohio and Michigan — were blocked from voting. The post Palast on Bold TV: Trump is IllegitimateHe was selected, not elected. appeared first on Greg Palast.

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15 января, 14:09

Trump’s Wall of Shame

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Trump's strategy as a president is to fuel the fears of Americans. The whole country suffers from the aggression and division. People are in need of hearing that decency and courage make sense again. The post Trump’s Wall of Shame appeared first on Greg Palast.

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01 января, 02:37

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year from Greg Palast and the investigations team. It's still not too late to make an end of year tax-deductible donation to support our work — and pick up some great premiums too! The post Happy New Year! appeared first on Greg Palast.

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10 декабря 2018, 18:20

Bush Sr. Made a Killing – 50 Miners Buried Alive

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While pundits are falling all over themselves spewing about the "civility" of the patrician George H. W. Bush, l must honor the memory those 50 men who were buried alive in a gold field in Africa so Bush Sr. could cash in. To me, this is the most important story of my career — and almost ended it when Bush’s gold mining company sued my The post Bush Sr. Made a Killing – 50 Miners Buried Alive appeared first on Greg Palast.

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10 декабря 2018, 17:43

The Truth Buried Alive

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Of the thousands of bless you and f— you messages that arrived at The Guardian papers after we broke the Florida vote swindle story in November 2000, none ruffled my editors’ English reserve but one: a letter demanding we The post The Truth Buried Alive appeared first on Greg Palast.

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06 декабря 2018, 23:11

Young Voters Screwed UsSo what are we going to do about it?

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If a handful of young people who got so excited about Stacey Abrams had voted on Tuesday in the runoff for Secretary of State of Georgia, Stacey would be unstoppable in the next election. But The post Young Voters Screwed UsSo what are we going to do about it? appeared first on Greg Palast.

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28 ноября 2018, 21:41

How Brian Kemp STOLE The Georgia ElectionCenk Uygur talks to Palast on The Young Turks' Rebel HQ

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Brian Kemp purged half a million voters in 2017 ahead of his race for the governor's office against the Democratic Party's candidate, Stacey Abrams. He said they left the state. (There must have been moving vans everywhere!) Our experts went The post How Brian Kemp STOLE The Georgia ElectionCenk Uygur talks to Palast on The Young Turks' Rebel HQ appeared first on Greg Palast.

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28 ноября 2018, 01:08

Abrams’ New Voting Rights Org, Fair Fight Georgia, Files Suit

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Stacey Abrams, who refused to officially concede defeat in her bid for Governor, filed suit today in federal court in Atlanta charging the entire election process was hopelessly tainted. Charging Kemp "grossly mismanaged" election and "unconstitutionally The post Abrams’ New Voting Rights Org, Fair Fight Georgia, Files Suit appeared first on Greg Palast.

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27 ноября 2018, 03:27

Mississippi: Ugly Old Trick Targets Espy Voters

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[Jackson, Mississippi] In the vote-stealing biz it’s called "push polling" in which a fake pollster cons a voter out of their vote. Mike Espy, US Senate candidate, reveals the return of an outlawed vote suppression tactic aimed at The post Mississippi: Ugly Old Trick Targets Espy Voters appeared first on Greg Palast.