Fracking in Ireland and Being Dependent on Halliburton’s Mud by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
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Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
written for No Fracking Ireland
July 3, 2012

Pigs (pipeline inspection gauges) on White Island

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No Fracking Ireland presents Greg Palast in Dublin, Today 3. July
Connolly Books, Temple Bar – 1pm
The Ireland Institute – 7.30pm

Full info here

On the 20th of April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oilrig blew out in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven men instantly, then destroying 600 miles of coastline. On 9 September 2010, a natural gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, California, burning eight to death, one of several recent pipeline explosions in the USA. In 1992, in Chicago, a gas pipe leaked and 18 houses exploded, incinerating three people.

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Killings, cancer, corruption and Azerbaijan: Eurovision in the Islamic Republic of BP by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
crossposted at Left Foot Forward
May 26, 2012

Русский: Станок-качалка для механической добыч...

Русский: Станок-качалка для механической добычи нефти штанговыми глубинными насосами. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Palast’s book Vultures’ Picnic will be released in Britain June 26. Catch Palast with Special Guest Warren Ellis, info here.

Will “Beyond Petroleum” oil giant BP pick the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest today in Baku, Azerbaijan? If so, I wouldn’t be surprised.

When I was arrested by the military police of during my investigation of BP for Channel 4′s Dispatches in 2010, one of the cops who surrounded our crew in the desert told us, with great pride:

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Greg Palast: BP Coverup, Coverup

Platform supply vessels battle the blazing rem...

Platform supply vessels battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. A Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
May 21, 2012

Note: replaced video Mar. 22, 2012

May 21, 2012 by

Greg Palast: US corporate media ignoring evidence of BP foreknowledge of problems that led to Gulf disaster

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Arrest of BP Scapegoat: Real Killers Walk by Greg Palast

Platform supply vessels battle the blazing rem...

Platform supply vessels battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. A Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
Special for Buzzflash at Truthout
April 24, 2012

The Justice Department went big game hunting and bagged a teeny-weeny scapegoat.  More like a scape-kid, really.

Today, Justice arrested former BP engineer Kurt Mix for destroying evidence in the Deepwater Horizon blow-out.

I once ran a Justice Department racketeering case and damned if I would have ‘cuffed some poor schmuck like Mix––especially when there’s hot, smoking guns showing greater crimes by BP higher ups.

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BP Cover-up Part 2: Bribery, George Bush and WikiLeaks by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
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Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
Exclusive for EcoWatch.org
Friday, April 20, 2012

BP on the Ocean

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Evidence now implicates top BP executives as well as its partners Chevron and Exxon and the Bush Administration in the deadly cover-up –– which included falsifying a report to the Securities Exchange Commission.

Yesterday, Ecowatch.org revealed that, in September 2008, nearly two years before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP rig had blown out in the Caspian Sea––which BP concealed from U.S. regulators and Congress.

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BP Cover-up ‘They Knew.’ by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
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www.gregpalast.com
Exclusive for EcoWatch.org
Thursday, 19. April, 2012

bp oil protest

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Two years before the Deepwater Horizon blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP off-shore rig suffered a nearly identical blow-out, but BP concealed the first one from the U.S. regulators and Congress.

This week, EcoWatch.org located an eyewitness with devastating new information about the Caspian Sea oil-rig blow-out which BP had concealed from government and the industry.

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Greg Palast: The Lies and Fraud Behind Nuclear Plants

4.24 エネルギーシフトパレードin渋谷/Energy Shift Parade i...

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by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com

For FreePress.org
March 8, 2012

“Completely and Utterly Fail in an Earthquake”

on Mar 6, 2012

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BP Settlement Sells Out Victims by Greg Palast

English: Platform supply vessels battle the bl...

Image via Wikipedia

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
Crossposted at TheMudflats
March 4, 2012

Deal buries evidence of oil company willful negligence

Following the Deepwater Horizon explosion, Greg Palast led a four-continent investigation of BP PLC for Britain’s television series Dispatches. From 1989-91, Palast directed the investigation of fraud charges in the Exxon Valdez grounding for Alaska Native villages.

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Romney’s Billionaire Threatens BBC Investigative Reporter by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
For Truthout/Buzzflash
December 2, 2011

Palast is the author of Vultures’ Picnic: in Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates and High-Finance Carnivores. See Palast live on stage in New York, DC and other cities.

Last Monday, a call came in to BBC Television Centre, London, from the office of Mitt Romney’s billionaire backer and “advisor” Paul Singer.

Singer, top donor to the Republican Senate Campaign Committee had a message for the news chiefs at the prestigious broadcaster:

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Ma Nature, the Happy Toilet – BP on Trial at the Occupation by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
For Greenpeace.org
Nov. 28, 2011

English: Platform supply vessels battle the bl...

Image via Wikipedia

[Occupy Wall Street Climate Trial, New York. Sunday, Nov 27.]

This is not the first courtroom where I’ve faced off against BP, British Petroleum. But this time, I was outdoors, with a patrol car’s red lights spinning.

Occupy Wall Street asked me to act as “prosecutor” in the Climate Court in their relocated locale in a New York park.

I have the cold, hard, documentary evidence in my hand, gathered with the help of Greenpeace and their submarine (no kidding) in the Gulf of Mexico, in the Caspian Sea, in Alaska.

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Why We Occupy by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast and the Palast investigations team at Zuccotti Park Wall Street, Occupy Portland, Occupy Oakland, and Kinshasa, Congo
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
crossposted at OpedNews.com
Nov. 16, 2011

Occupy Wall Street - Times Square March

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So big deal. They evicted us.  That just means we are among five million Americans evicted from their homes this year.

Our photographer, Zach Roberts, had his camera cracked and his head whacked. [See the photo of the nightstick just before it breaks the lens.]

Go ahead, kick us and evict us. That won’t stop us. Because it’s not about the real estate. Wall Street’s just an address.

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Raven, that Lying Little Bastard by Greg Palast + Palast: MSM is Manufactured “News”

by Greg Palast
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Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
Crossposted at TheMudflats.net
Nov. 17, 2011

“If I had a machine gun, I’d kill every one of them white sons of bitches.” Makarka didn’t say, “white.” He used the unkind Alutiiq phrase, isuwiq-something, bleached seal.

As a bleached seal myself, I couldn’t blame him, not if you saw what I saw, the documents that British Petroleum buried deep as they could.

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Chapter One of Vultures’ Picnic by Greg Palast + Palast: Put your money in community banks

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
Nov. 3, 2011

#MoveYourMoney #occupysf marching on Market St...

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After some tense discussion (Penguin was partly owned by Gaddafi, so you can imagine…), my publisher has given me the unusual right to give all my readers, for no charge, the entire first chapter of my new book Vultures’ Picnic.

Even if you don’t get the book, I really want you to read the first chapter.

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Goldman Sachs v. Occupy Wall Street: A Greg Palast Investigation

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
October 25, 2011

on Oct 25, 2011

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 protesters at Occupy Wall Street. The investment bank withdrew its name from the fundraiser and also canceled a $5,000 pledge. Was the $5,000 a Goldman Sachs donation or actually American taxpayer bailout money Goldman set aside for community banks?

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Über-Vultures: The Billionaires Who Would Pick Our President by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
crossposted on TruthOut/Buzzflash
October 5, 2011

The untold story of the sources of the loot controlled by Paul “The Vulture” Singer, Ken Langone and the Kochs—and why they need to buy the White House

Greg Palast’s investigative reports are broadcast by BBC Television’s Newsnight. His new book, Vultures’ Picnic: a Tale of Oil, Sex, Radiation and Investigative Reporting will be released by Penguin USA on November 14.

[October 5, 2011] Paul Singer likes to breakfast on decayed carcasses. What he chews down is sickening, but just as nausea-inducing are his new table mates: Ken Langone and the Koch Brothers, Charles and David.

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