Greg Palast: The Halliburton Loophole + The Stimulator: Mi’kmaq Blockde

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with Greg Palast
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
October 16, 2013

TheRealNews on Oct 15, 2013

Greg Palast: Signs of radioactivity should be no surprise since Halliburton spent $25 Million to be excluded from Clean Water Act regulating fracking.  Continue reading

Larry Summers: Goldman Sacked by Greg Palast + Palast: Larry Summers’ Secret ‘End Game’ Memo

by Greg Palast
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
For Vice Magazine
September 17, 2013

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Joseph Stiglitz couldn’t believe his ears.  Here they were in the White House, with President Bill Clinton asking the chiefs of the US Treasury for guidance on the life and death of America’s economy, when the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Larry Summers turns to his boss, Secretary Robert Rubin, and says, “What would Goldman think of that?”

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Making the World Safe for Banksters: Syria in the Cross-hairs by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
webofdebt.com
September 4, 2013

“The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole.”  —Prof. Caroll Quigley, Georgetown University, Tragedy and Hope (1966)

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Avaricious Brilliance for Economic Disaster by Ralph Nader + Larry Summers and the Secret “End-Game” Memo by Greg Palast

Larry Summers - Caricature

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
August 23, 2013

The widening circle applauding megamillionaire Larry Summers –of Harvard University, Washington, D.C. and Wall Street – agrees on one word to describe the colossal failure – Brilliant! That circle includes Barack Obama, who appointed Summers in 2009 to be his chief economic advisor, Bill Clinton, who made him Secretary of the Treasury, and the Harvard Board of Overseers, who named him president of Harvard University in 2001.

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The Drone Ranger: Obama’s Dirty Wars by Greg Palast

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by Greg Palast
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
For Vice Magazine
June 13, 2013

About the time Barack Obama ordered the drone strike that killed Abdul-Rahman al-Awlaki, the 16-year-old American kid Facebooked his second-rate choice of hip-hop favorites. I say “second-rate,” because Abdul was my son’s age almost exactly, so I know the kind of crap they listen to.

Every Tuesday, President Obama personally checks off the names of people he wants killed. George Bush, a bit more squeamish than Obama, never did that; but Mr. Obama felt those decisions were the president’s responsibility: he want[s] to keep his own finger on the trigger,” according to one report. Continue reading

FBI Spiked Chechen Jihadi Investigation by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
For Vice.com UK
Astana, Kazakhstan
May 3, 2013

Following the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, I received documents marked “SECRET” from the files of the FBI’s Washington field office. The information in those files will make you sick.

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, I grabbed those FBI files – and a plane for Kazakhstan, bullying cameraman Rocco D into joining me.  [Rocco, no fool, won’t let me print his full name.]

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Nicolas Maduro Did Not Steal the Election in Venezuela by Greg Palast + Venezuela Accuses U.S. of Plotting Coup

ELEICOES 2013 NA VENEZUELA

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by Greg Palast
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
For Vice Magazine – Leer el artículo en español aquí
April 22, 2013

The guy in the cheap brown windbreaker walking up the dirty tenement steps to my New York office looked like a bus driver.

Nicolas Maduro, elected President of Venezuela last Sunday, did indeed drive a bus, then led the drivers’ union, then drove Chávez’ laws through the National Assembly as Venezuela’s National Assembly chief.

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In Death as in Life, Chávez Target of Media Scorn + Pepe Escobar: US to Demonize Chavez Post-mortem + Hugo Chavez, Dream Maker by Eva Golinger

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fair.org
Mar. 6, 2013

Presidente Chávez inauguró nuevo Mercal Comunal en La Pastora

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His independence, help for Venezuela’s poor will not be forgiven

Venezuela’s left-wing populist president Hugo Chávez died on Tuesday, March 5, after a two-year battle with cancer. If world leaders were judged by the sheer volume of corporate media vitriol and misinformation about their policies, Chávez would be in a class of his own.

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Hugo Chavez Dead at 58 + Vaya con Dios, Hugo Chàvez, mi Amigo by Greg Palast + In Loving Memory: Hugo Chavez Frias 1954-2013 by Cindy Sheehan

My condolences and sympathies to President Chavez’ family, friends and nation.

Juramentación Comités por el SI en Valencia

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies of cancer

PressTVGlobalNews·Mar 5, 2013

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, Vice President Nicolas Maduro has announced.

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Save Dr. King’s Dream Act – Supreme Court to Hear Case to End Voting Rights Act by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
For Care2.com
February 27, 2013

Protect the Voting Rights Act rally at the SCOTUS

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Jim Crow is alive and well — and he has mounted a new attack on the law Martin Luther King dreamed of: the Voting Rights Act.

Today, February 27, the Supreme Court will hear a suit brought by Shelby County, Alabama, which challenges the right of the Department of Justice to review changes in voting procedure. Example: Attempts to cut the number of early voting days, to expunge “illegal alien” voters without any evidence, refusing Spanish-language ballots, have been blocked by the Department of Justice and courts because they have stopped Black and Hispanic citizens casting ballots.

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Koch Brothers Driving Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada to Cut Out Venezuelan Oil by Greg Palast

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by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
for Vice Magazine and The Other 98%
February 7, 2013

I’ve been tracking a tube of black putrid ooze, a toxic viper slowly slithering 2000 miles across the belly of America, swallowing all water aquifers, politicians and reason in its path.

The XL Keystone Pipeline.

As Nagini, the murderous snake in the Harry Potter tales, had its master Voldemort, I figured the Keystone XL Pipeline much also have its own dark lords.

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Big Oil, Big Ketchup and The Assassination of Hugo Chavez by Greg Palast

Hugo Chavez in visita a Milano

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by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
written for Truthout
January 9, 2013

Venezuelan President Chavez once asked me why the US elite wanted to kill him. My dear Hugo: It’s the oil. And it’s the Koch Brothers – and it’s the ketchup.

[As a purgative for the crappola fed to Americans about Chavez, my foundation, The Palast Investigative Fund, is offering the film, The Assassination of Hugo Chavez, as a FREE download. Based on my several meetings with Chavez, his kidnappers and his would-be assassins, filmed for BBC Television. DVDs also available.]

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Greg Palast: Texas judge stops construction of Keystone XL pipeline

with Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
December 15, 2012

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RTAmerica·Dec 12, 2012

The Keystone XL pipeline has received a lot of attention due to the potential environmental impact the project could have on land across America. TransCanada, the company behind the construction is now being accused of lying to land owners. Land owners are claiming the firm said crude oil would be transported through the pipes and not nearly solid product extracted from tar sands and now Michael Bishop, one of the land owners, has filed a lawsuit against the oil giant. A judge has halted construction of the pipeline on Bishops property and Greg Palast an investigative journalist gives us his take on the never ending controversy. Continue reading

Greg Palast: Voter Suppression, Billionaires and Ballot Bandits

Ballot Box, Broadway, Seattle, WA

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with Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
September 30, 2012

Sep 29, 2012 by

Talk by investigative journalist Greg Palast author of “Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps” given September 27, 2012 at Town Hall Seattle in Seattle, WA.

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Colonels in Mirrored Sunglasses by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
September 6, 2012

Ballot Box, Broadway, Seattle, WA

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An excerpt from Greg Palast’s Billionaires & Ballot Bandits

Here are the facts, ma’am:

In the 2008 election, no less than:

  • 767,023 provisional ballots were cast and not counted;

  • 1,451,116 ballots were “spoiled,” not counted;

  • 488,136 absentee ballots were mailed in, but not counted.

Add it up: in the last presidential election, no less than 2,706,275 ballots were cast—and never counted. I have not included a quarter million (251,936) provisional ballots counted only in part (that is, for some offices).

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