BP In Deep Water: The Making Of the Channel 4 Investigation by Greg Palast + video

by Greg Palast
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March 29, 2011

English: Platform supply vessels battle the bl...

English: 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. Multiple Coast Guard helicopters, planes and cutters responded to rescue the Deepwater Horizon’s 126 person crew. Français : Les restes en feu de la plateforme Deepwater Horizon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For two decades, investigator Greg Palast has been on BP’s trail. In BP: In Deep Water, Palast takes Dispatches viewers along on his world-wide investigation of the oil giant. (Broadcast tonight, 8pm. UK only.)

One year after BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig blew apart and spewed 170 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP claims victory – that most of the oil is gone.

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Greg Palast: Fukushima Daiichi nuclear situation in Texas?

with Greg Palast
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March 16, 2011

The Fukushima 1 NPP

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on Mar 16, 2011

The intensifying nuclear crisis in Japan is raising anxieties on both sides of the Pacific over the potential impacts of radiation exposure, and a relative lack of official information on radiation has many worried. The nuclear radiation threat continues to spread in Japan after numerous explosions. Meanwhile, the Obama Administration wants to offer new projects to Tokyo Electric who engineered the collapsing nuclear plants in Japan.

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The no-BS info on Japan’s disastrous nuclear operators by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
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www.gregpalast.com
for Truthout/Buzzflash
March 14, 2011

English: South-Yokohama Powerplant (Yokohama,J...

English: South-Yokohama Powerplant (Yokohama,Japan) 日本語: 南横浜火力発電所 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tokyo Electric to build US nuclear plants

I need to speak to you, not as a reporter, but in my former capacity as lead investigator in several government nuclear plant fraud and racketeering investigations.

I don’t know the law in Japan, so I can’t tell you if Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) can plead insanity to the homicides about to happen.

But what will Obama plead?  The Administration, just months ago, asked Congress to provide a $4 billion loan guarantee for two new nuclear reactors to be built and operated on the Gulf Coast of Texas — by Tokyo Electric Power and local partners.  As if the Gulf hasn’t suffered enough.

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Greg Palast: Oil Dictatorships are the bigger threat to the global economy + Chevron vs. the Amazon

with Greg Palast
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www.gregpalast.com
February 15, 2011

Chevron's Toxic Legacy in Ecuador's Amazon

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RussiaToday | February 17, 2011

This time Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, talk about Guanxi schemes selling fictional forests for real money, while real farmland cant find even a virtual penny. In the second half of the show, Max talks to author and documentary filmmaker, Greg Palast, about whether it is peak oil or oil dictatorships that is the bigger threat to the global economy.

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Chevron Runs from Judgment in Ecuador by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
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www.gregpalast.com
February 15, 2011

Chevron's Toxic Legacy in Ecuador's Amazon

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Chevron petroleum Corporation is attempting to slither out of an $8 billion judgment rendered yesterday by a trial court in Ecuador for cancer deaths, illnesses and destruction caused by its Texaco unit.

I’ve been there, in Ecuador.

I met the victims.  They didn’t lose their shrimp boats; they lost their kids.  Emergildo Criollo, Chief of the Cofan Natives of the Amazon, told me about his three-year-old.  “He went swimming, then began vomiting blood.” Then he died.

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Reagan: Killer, Coward, Con-man by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
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www.gregpalast.com
originally published at The Observer London 2004
February 6, 2011

You’re not going to like this. You shouldn’t speak ill of the dead. But in this case, someone’s got to.

On the 100th Anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth, as we suffer a week of Reagan-kitcheria and pukey peons, let us remember:

Reagan was a con-man. Reagan was a coward. Reagan was a killer.

In 1987, I found myself stuck in a crappy little town in Nicaragua named Chaguitillo. The people were kind enough, though hungry, except for one surly young man. His wife had just died of tuberculosis.

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Peak Oil and a Changing Climate

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videonation | January 03, 2011

The scientific community has long agreed that our dependence on fossil fuels inflicts massive damage on the environment and our health, while warming the globe in the process. But beyond the damage these fuels cause to us now, what will happen when the world’s supply of oil runs out?

In a new video series from The Nation and On The Earth Productions, Bill McKibben, Noam Chomsky, Nicole Foss, Richard Heinberg and other scientists, researchers and writers explain.

Go here to learn more about “Peak Oil and a Changing Climate,” and to see the other videos in the series.

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Thom Hartmann: Greg Palast busted by BP

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with Greg Palast
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25 December, 2010

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Palast Arrested – Busted by BP in Azerbaijan by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
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www.gregpalast.com
20 December, 2010

“Here in Azerbaijan we believe in human rights. PLEASE GIVE US YOUR FILM.”

Oh, no, no, not good.

The enforcers here come in three colors:  the military police still wearing their old Russian puke-green uniforms, the MSN (the dictator’s secret police) in windbreakers without ID, and BP’s own corporate police force in black tunics, sashes and full hats who look like toy soldiers from the Nutcracker ballet. They weren’t dancing.

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Wiki-Creep Assange, The Scamp – Pvt. Bradley Manning, the Champ by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
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www.gregpalast.com
for Truthout/Buzzflash
1 December, 2010

I’m a “hero” and it makes me want to puke.  This week I was voted a “Hero of the Media” in one of those fairly harmless polls that are little more than thermometers of face time on the idiot box.

But this Nation Magazine gong is shared with Julian Assange, impresario of WikiLeaks.  Yuck.

A friend just compared hero Assange to Daniel Ellsberg.  Oh, please!

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The Family Jewels – A Veteran’s story + Gil & Gladys Palast interviewed by Greg Palast

Updated: Nov. 11, 2010 added video

by Greg Palast
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www.gregpalast.com
10 November, 2010

In 1930, when my father was an 8-year-old kid in Chicago, he asked his older brother why people were outside in the cold snow in a long line.

His brother Harold said, “It’s a bread line.  They don’t have anything to eat.  They’re hoping for bread.”

My father ran to his mother’s bedroom, grabbed my grandmother’s diamond brooch, ran downstairs, and gave it to a man in the line.

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Rove’s Vote Trickster: Caging Explained by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
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www.gregpalast.com
1 November, 2010

On Tuesday, Tim Griffin, former chief of research of the Republican National Committee, is on the ballot for Congress to represent Little Rock, Arkansas. He’s favored to win. But Griffin is just as happy to win by stealing votes. Here’s a clip from the Elections Files, the Palast team’s investigations for BBC Television and Democracy Now. … Continue reading

The Petroleum Broadcast System Owes Us an Apology by Greg Palast + PBS’ The Spill

by Greg Palast
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www.gregpalast.com
for Truthout/Buzzflash
27 October, 2010

Tonight, my dog Pluto and I watched the PBS ‘Frontline’ investigation of BP, “The Spill.”

PBS has uncovered a real shocker:  BP neglected safety!

Well, no shit, Sherlock!

Pluto rolled over on the rug and looked at me as if to say, Don’t we already know this?

Then PBS told us — get ready — that BP has neglected warnings about oil safety for years!That’s true.  But so has PBS.  The Petroleum Broadcast System has turned a blind eye to BP perfidy for decades.

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Was Tim Griffin merely a “Rove-bot”? Did Karl Rove write the memos that dunked candidate Griffin in hot water? by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
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www.gregpalast.com
Special to the Arkansas Times
25 October, 2010

Greg Palast, the journalist who blew the whistle on Republican vote suppression activities in Florida (“caging”), has communicated with me further following an e-mail I passed along this morning. He has a theory on Republican congressional candidate Tim Griffin’s involvement in the scheme.

Palast’s report:

When Tim Griffin resigned his post as interim federal prosecutor a day after the BBC broadcast linking him to illegal “voter caging,” Griffin insisted he did not know what “caging” was.

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Greg Palast: Controlling the Oil in Iraq, BP Disaster and Katrina

with Greg Palast
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www.gregpalast.com
22 October, 2010

PressTVGlobalNews | October 21, 2010

The works and ideas of one of the best investigative journalists of our time; Greg Palast is interviewed in this edition of The Autograph.

Palast has done undercover reporting for The Observer and the BBC.

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