Shows featuring Greg Palast

  • In Ohio, African-American Turnout Threatened by Reduced Early Voting and Faulty Ballots Palast_opt_2
    As in all recent elections, Ohio again is a crucial state to win for either presidential candidate. And once again, Ohio is at the center of charges of systematic suppression of the African-American vote. In a report for Democracy Now!, investigative reporter Greg Palast discovers that some early voters in the Buckeye State...
    November 06, 2012 | Story
  • Greg Palast on "Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps" Greg_palast_ballot-bandits
    With just weeks until the November 6 election, we are joined by investigative journalist Greg Palast, who has been tracking voter disenfranchisement and election trickery closely over the years. He joins us now to detail how people can protect their vote this year. He is the author of the recently released New York Times...
    October 18, 2012 | Story
  • Greg Palast: "Mitt Romney’s Bailout Bonanza: How He Made Millions from the Rescue of Detroit" Bailout_bonanza-big
    We turn now to a major new exposé on the cover of The Nation magazine called "Mitt Romney’s Bailout Bonanza: How He Made Millions from the Rescue of Detroit." Investigative reporter Greg Palast reveals how Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney made some $15 million on the auto bailout and that three of...
    October 18, 2012 | Story
  • BP to Pay $7.8B to Settle Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Lawsuit. Is it a Bad Deal for Gulf Residents? Gulfcleanup-1
    Investigative journalists Greg Palast and Antonia Juhasz examine who wins and who loses in BP’s settlement. "[BP is] basically being told, if you’re like a bank robber, you put the money back in the vault, and everything’s forgiven," says Palast, who also investigated the Exxon Valdez settlement....
    March 05, 2012 | Story
  • Reporter Greg Palast Exposes How U.S. "Vulture" Funds Make Millions by Exploiting African Nations Splash_image20111205-10294-nkl9yg-0
    American "vulture" investors, including a top funder of the Republican Party, have demanded that African nations pay over half a billion dollars for old debts, for which the investors paid only a few million. One New York vulture speculator, Peter Grossman of FG Capital Management, is demanding $100 million from the...
    November 22, 2011 | Story
  • Goldman Sachs v. Occupy Wall Street: A Greg Palast Investigation Splash_image20111025-22980-1ywwdo1-0
    A controversy in the banking community has arisen around the Occupy Wall Street movement. Greg Palast investigates the story behind Goldman Sachs’ recent decision to pull out of a fundraiser for the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union in New York City after it learned the event was honoring the...
    October 25, 2011 | Story
  • From New York to Liberia, Investigative Journalist Greg Palast Tracks Vulture Funds Preying on African Debt Sirleaf-palast
    Over the last five years, Britain, the United States and other countries have written off billions of dollars in loans to the world’s poorest countries. But a small group of vulture funds have been trying to divert that money into their own pockets. Investigative journalist Greg Palast traveled to the West African...
    March 03, 2010 | Story
  • From New York to Liberia, Investigative Journalist Greg Palast Tracks Vulture Funds Preying on African Debt Sirleaf-palast
    Over the last five years, Britain, the United States and other countries have written off billions of dollars in loans to the world’s poorest countries. But a small group of vulture funds have been trying to divert that money into their own pockets. Investigative journalist Greg Palast traveled to the West African...
    March 03, 2010 | Story
  • Greg Palast on Vote Rigging and Suppression Ahead of the 2008 Election Stealbackyourvoteweb
    BBC investigative journalist Greg Palast travels to New Mexico, Michigan and Colorado to investigate how both Democrats and Republicans are accusing each other of trying to steal the election. Palast also discusses his new comic book Steal Back Your Vote, co-written with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. [includes rush transcript]
    October 09, 2008 | Story
  • Greg Palast on the Battle to End Vulture Funds Vulture6-11
    Investigative reporter Greg Palast looks at the battle to end "vulture funds," where companies buy up debts of poor nations cheaply and then sue for the full amount.
    June 11, 2007 | Story
  • Haiti in Crisis: Armed Gangs Capture Second Largest City Haiti22a
    Armed gangs captured Haiti’s second-largest city Cap-Haitien and are threatening to march on the Haitian capital Port au-Prince within 15 days. We go to Haiti to hear a report from the ground. [includes transcript]
    February 23, 2004 | Story
  • Heaven’s Gate and Apocolypse
    The mass suicide of the Heaven’s Gate group in San Diego last week
    has again highlighted the importance of Apocalyptic visions in the
    social and political landscape of America. From the Christian
    Identity Movement to the Freeman of Montana, the idea that the end
    of the world is near — or that a much better world is at hand,
    whether at some vague higher level or through the return of...
    March 31, 1997 | Story
  • Philip Berrigan and Ploughshrares Action
    From a prison in Pennsylvania, we now go to one in Maine where
    anti-war activist Father Philip Berrigan is presently incarcerated in the
    Cumberland County Jail.

    Philip Berrigan, and his brother Daniel, rose to prominence more
    than thirty years ago leading creative, non-violent resistance to the
    Vietnam War. Both brothers have continued the anti-war tradition until this day. Philip was a founding...

    March 07, 1997 | Story