Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Not Learned by Walter Brasch

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by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
walterbrasch.com
August 25, 2015

This week is the 10th anniversary of the destruction of the southeastern gulf coast by Hurricane Katrina.

More than 1,800 people died. There is no estimate for the number of pets and wildlife. Damage was estimated at more than $100 billion.

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Taxation Without Representation—Déjà Vu by William John Cox + Greg Palast: One Person, One Vote

by William John Cox
Writer, Dandelion Salad
williamjohncox.com
June 7, 2015

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The Supreme Court’s acceptance of a case about the allocation of voting districts will have consequences far beyond the millions of U.S. taxpayers its ruling may deprive of representation. A decision that only counts voters, rather than all persons, will undermine the very foundation of the Republic.

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Syriza Party Wins Elections in Greece + Trojan Hearse: Greek Elections and the Euro Leper Colony by Greg Palast

Can SYRIZA Break with Austerity?

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Radical-leftist Syriza party wins elections in Greece – exit polls

RT on Jan 25, 2015

Greek radical-leftist party, Syriza, has won between 35.5 and 39.5 percent of the vote in the national parliamentary election, leaving the country’s ruling New Democracy party more than 10 per cent behind, the exit-polls revealed.

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Greg Palast: Exclusive Investigation Uncovers How BP Uses Bribes To Do Business

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with Greg Palast
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
Apr. 22, 2014

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Four years after 200-million gallon BP oil spill, TRNN speaks with investigative journalist Greg Palast about BP’s collusion with government officials to get dodge safety regulations.

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Greg Palast: BP, Not Exxon, Caused the Exxon Valdez Disaster

with Greg Palast
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
March 25, 2014

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GregPalastOffice on Mar 24, 2014

RT-TV Breaking the Set —- Abby Martin features an exclusive interview with investigative journalist, Greg Palast, discussing his article on TruthDig which exposes the extent of BP’s culpability in the Exxon Valdez oil spill 25 years ago, specifically for not providing adequate safety equipment, a criminal offense which was repeated in the 2010 Deep Water Horizon spill.

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Warren’s Post Office Proposal: Greg Palast Aims at the Wrong Target by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
March 14, 2014

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Investigative reporter Greg Palast is usually pretty good at peering behind the rhetoric and seeing what is really going on. But in tearing into Senator Elizabeth Warren’s support of postal financial services, he has done a serious disservice to the underdogs – both the underbanked and the US Postal Service itself.

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Fukushima: They Knew by Greg Palast + Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Three Years Later, Who is Responsible?

by Greg Palast
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
For FreePress.org
March 10, 2014

“Completely and Utterly Fail in an Earthquake”
The Fukushima story you didn’t hear on CNN

I’ve seen a lot of sick stuff in my career, but this was sick on a new level.

Here was the handwritten log kept by a senior engineer at the nuclear power plant:

Wiesel was very upset. He seemed very nervous. Very agitated. . . . In fact, the plant was riddled with problems that, no way on earth, could stand an earth- quake. The team of engineers sent in to inspect found that most of these components could “completely and utterly fail” during an earthquake.

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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

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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

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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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