Year: 2005

Eminem’s Mosh Music Video Inspired by Palast Team Investigation

Greg Palast 

Most Americans are well aware that in 2000, the presidential election was decided by 537 votes. From hanging chads to the hourly updates of the manual recount, this story was obsessively covered by the mainstream press. However, what wasn't covered was what journalist Greg Palast discovered that thousands of primarily minority voters were scrubbed from the voter registry in Florida and prevented from potentially changing the course of Americas turbulent last four years. ...more

Falluja Arithmetic Lesson

Greg Palast 

by Prof. Greg Palast

New York Times, page 1:

“American commanders said 38 service members had been killed and 275 wounded in the Falluja assault.”

New York Times, page 11:

“The American military hospital here reported that it had treated 419 American soldiers since the siege of Falluja began.”

Questions for the class:

1. If 275 soldiers were wounded in Falluja and 419 are treated for wounds, how many were shot on the plane ride to Germany?

2. We’re told only 275 soldiers were wounded but 419 treated for wounds; and we’re told that 38 soldiers died. So how many will be buried?

3. How long have these Times reporters been embedded with with military? Bonus question: When will they get out of bed with the military?

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OPEC and The Economic Conquest of Iraq

Greg Palast 

By special arrangement with Harper's magazine, we are reproducing here for the first time the entire updated article on the US government's secret schemes for seizing control of the oil fields of Iraq -- for the benefit of US oil majors and OPEC. ...more

The Lobbyist Occupation of Iraq

Greg Palast 

2006 PROJECT CENSORED AWARD WINNER

by Greg Palast

From the newly released 2006 Project Censored Year-Book

In his article “Adventure Capitalism,” Greg Palast exposes the contents of a secret plan for “imposing a new regime of low taxes on big business, and quick sales of Iraq’s banks and bridges—in fact, ‘ALL state enterprises’—to foreign operators … especially the oil.” This economy makeover plan, says Palast, “goes boldly where no invasion plan has gone before.”

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Rev. Jesse Jackson, Palast Team Win Two Project Censored Awards

Greg Palast 

The Reverend Jesse Jackson and Greg Palast will share an award for the article they co-authored on the non-count of the African-American vote in the 2004 election. Greg Palast's investigative team, reporting for BBC Television Newsnight (London), Harper's Magazine and TomPaine.com will also receive an award for their investigations uncovering the State and Defense Department secret plans for US control of Iraq's economy, "especially in the oil and supporting industries," according to the confidential documents. ...more